Pregame Transactions: The Indians needed a spot starter today as Josh Tomlin was placed on the 15 day disabled list with an injury to his right wrist. In his place Zach McAllister has returned to make his second start for the Tribe. He is basically just making his next regular start after he pitched game one of the double header on Monday. In other nonsensical moves the Indians demoted Jason Donald and brought back Jose Lopez. Since Lopez was dropped from the 40 man roster when he was demoted, the Indians had to make a corresponding roster move. They have decided to designate Nick Weglarz for assignment.
Player of the Game
Lou Marson miraculously won today’s Player of the Game as he lucked out with his second hit of the season and a run scored. Marson got his second hit in 20 at bats and earned a score 1.33. Jason Kipnis and Jairo Asencio each scored about 1.26 for their efforts.
There is only one more game in Boston this season and the Indians have their ace going.
Josh Tomlin‘s injury pushed Zach McAllister from his start in Columbus into a start in Boston. McAllister struggled some early, giving up 3 runs in the 3rd and 4th innings , but settled down to pitch 7 innings.
As predicted the Indians struggled against a left handed pitcher that they haven’t face before. This is becoming a trend as the Indians’ left-handed heavy lineup continues to be ineffectual against left handed pitching.
Play of the Game
Mike Aviles hit a sacrifice fly to short left that allowed Daniel Nava to score. This is the play of the game because Nava had no right to score on this play. Learn to block the plate Lou-ser, you’re supposed to be a great defensive catcher.
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 1 – Boston Red Sox 4