5/22 Game Recap: Tigers 3 – Indians 5

Player of the Game

Many different Indians players contributed to tonight’s win, but it was Casey Kotchman who scored the most Player of the Game points. Kotchman hit 2 singles and a double, scored a run, and knocked a run in. His performance today gave him a score of 3.23. Shin-Soo Choo was a close second with a score of 3.01, and Travis Hafner in third with a 2.80.

Feathers Up

Milestone: Johnny Damon is now 37th in baseball history for career at bats, and he needs 2 more to move into 36th all time.

Shin-Soo Choo continues to dominate in the lead off position. Today, he went 2-4 with a walk, a single, and a double, 2 runs scored, and a stolen base.

Defense was stellar again tonight. Johnny Damon and Michael Brantley each make nice catches in the outfield. Second baseman, Jason Kipnis, made a nice spinning throw to get the runner at first.

The Indians continue their reign of the American League Central Division. They have just been exciting to watch. Every player contributed to today’s win. Tonight’s game against the Tigers had decent starting pitching, great relief pitching, outstanding situational hitting, 3 stolen bases, and outstanding defense. The Indians are proving that being in first place is no mistake.

A few Indians players have hitting streaks right now. Shin-Soo Choo has hit in 9 straight games and Jose Lopez has hit safely in all 8 games he has played filling in for injured Jack Hannahan.

Feathers Down

This game should not been as close as it was. Ubaldo Jimenez allowed 6 walks and 2 wild pitches. If you take away the walks and home run he allowed, Jimenez pitched a decent game.

Only 15,049 showed up for tonight’s game.

Play of the Game

Jason Kipnis robs Ramon Santiago of a hit.

 

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 5 – Detroit Tigers 3

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