7/5 Game Recap: Rays 1 – Indians 3

Player of the Game

Josh Tomlin won tonight’s Player of the Game with a stellar pitching performance and one of his best games of the year. Tomlin only allowed two hits and one earned run as he threw 7 innings and earned the win.

Feathers Up

Tampa Bay’s usual DH played first base tonight in an effort to change things up. It aparently wasn’t very successful as Luke Scott set a new team record by going 38 straight at bats without a hit.

Josh Tomlin was stingy with the baserunners toinght, allowing only two hits and no walks through 7 innings. The secret to his success? He threw 58 strikes and just 30 balls.

Feathers Down

The Indians scored all their runs off home runs tonight, the only problem was they were all solo home runs. Maybe try to hit one of those with somebody on base next time guys. This doesn’t go for Shin-Soo Choo as he hit his to lead off the game.

Play of the Game

Travis Hafner hit a giant home run to right announce his return the the Tribe and give the Indians a 3-1 lead. Pronk is back!

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 3 – Tampa Bay Rays 1

Joseph Coblitz

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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