Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis ran away with today’s Player of the Game honors. Kipnis had an outstanding offensive game, as he went 3-5 with 2 singles and a double. One at bat in which he did not record a hit, he was safe on an error. He also scored one of the Indians 2 runs. Kipnis ended the day with a score of 2.97, giving him 12 PoGs on the season.
Jason Kipnis had his running shoes on today as he stole 3 bases. He now has a total of 26 stolen bases this season.
Carlos Santana came up to bat both time the Indians loaded the bases today. The first time he was unsuccessful. The second time, however, he hit a single, which scored the only 2 Indians runs.
Milestone Alert: With his appearance in today’s game, Tony Sipp has now entered the Indians top 30 for games pitched, tied with Rick Waits.
Ubaldo Jimenez had just one bad inning, which cost him the game. Jimenez gave up his only 3 runs in the 2nd inning. He pitched just 5 innings today and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits.
Tribe hitters have lost the patience at the plate that they demonstrated earlier in the season. Previously, it was expected that batters would take 4-5 walks a game. Lately, they have only been getting 1 or 2. Today, they took just 2 walks (both Shin-Soo Choo) and struck out 10 times.
Play of the Game
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 2 – New York Yankees 4