5/4 Game Recap: Rangers 3 – Indians 6

Player of the Game

Shin-Soo Choo won his first Player of the Game this year as he hit his first home run of the season. His score of 4.28 came mostly from his 2 run home run that showed that Colby Lewis is not unhittable. With another positive outing, Jeanmar Gomez now has a streak of 5 straight positive games (more importantly every game he’s played in this year). He is the only player on the team without a negative game this year. Travis Hafner and Shin-Soo Choo are each tied for the longest positive streak at 8 games, both of which happened earlier in the season.

Feathers Up

The Tribe put out an impressve offensive performance against Texas ace Colby Lewis. Before today he had not given up 2 runs in a single game and the Indians were able to put up 6 against him. Jeanmar Gomez was also impressive as he lasted one more out than Lewis and allowed 3 less runs.

Johnny Damon hit a triple to knock Lewis from the game and bring in his first 2 RBI as a Cleveland Indian. He had been retired in each of his first three at bats, but was able to take a breaking ball deep to centerfield in his 4th.

After all that melodramatic stuff in the series preview, it turned out to be just a regular baseball game. Plus the Indians won. Expect more doom and gloom in the series previews.

Feathers Down

It took a really long time for the umpires to review Jack Hannahan‘s triple turned home run. It only took Matt Underwood about 5 seconds to see what really happened, it shouldn’t have taken more than 5 minutes to figure it out, but itdid.

Play of the Game

Shin-Soo Choo hit his first home run of the season to give the Tribe a 2 run lead.

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 6 – Texas Rangers 3

Joseph Coblitz

About Joseph Coblitz

Joseph is the primary writer and editor of BurningRiverBaseball.com and has been since its inception in 2011. He also writes for The Outside Corner and the Comeback and hosts the Tribe Time Now podcast. He is a graduate of the University of Akron and currently resides in Goodyear, Arizona the Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians. Follow on twitter @BurningRiverBB