8/31 Game Recap: Rangers 5 – Indians 3

Player of the Game

Casey Kotchman hit a 9th inning home run, giving him tonight’s Player of the Game with a score of 4.48.

Feathers Up

August is officially over. Maybe it was just an August curse and the Indians will go back to playing winning baseball and finish strong in September. The Indians have the opportunity to expand their rosters soon, so maybe some young blood can get this team going.

Manny Acta is getting desperate in attempts to record a win. He changed his line up once again, as he put Shin-Soo Choo back in the lead off spot and moved Michael Brantley to the clean up position. Did it work? Not today.

The Indians attempted a late-inning come back as they forced the Rangers to bring their closer, Joe Nathan, into the game. Unfortunately, they came up short.

Feathers Down

August Misfortunes: The Indians won just 5 games in the month of August. The Indians lost 24 games in August, the first time that has happened iin 98 years.

Play of the Game

Casey Kotchman’s 9th inning home run.

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 3 – Texas Rangers 5