4/28 Game Recap: Angels 2 – Indians 1

Player of the Game

Pitching 2 perfect innings of relief with 2 strikeouts, Joe Smith won his 2nd Player of the Game this year with a score of 2.54. Close behind him was Jeanmar Gomez with a score of 2.29.

Feathers Up

Jeanmar Gomez returned from his suspension with a quality start. Gomez pitched 6 strong innings, allowing just 2 Angel runs. Unfortunately, the one run by the Tribe was not enough to get Gomez the win today. In his 6 innings pitched, Gomez struck out 7 and gave up just 6 hits.

Feathers Down

Torii Hunter continues to tear up Tribe pitching. Hunter was today’s deciding run with his solo home run in the top of the 4th inning. So far in this series, Hunter is 3-8 with 2 home runs. Hopefully Indians pitching will be able to shut him out in the series finale tomorrow.

The Indians have had problems scoring runs and coming up with the big innings that we saw earlier in the season. The whole team is on a home run slump. The last home run by an Indian player was hit by Carlos Santana on April 17th, 11 days ago.

Tribe hitters struck out 8 times today and walked only twice. Carlos Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera were amongst those not seeing the ball well today, with Santana striking out 3 times and Cabrera, 2.

Play of the Game

Jack Hannahan singles in the 4th inning, driving in Jason Kipnis, the only Indians run today.

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 1 – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2