Player of the Game
Ezequiel Carrera won his first Player of the Game in just his second game since joining the team as he was the only player who figured out Doug Fister. He was also the only player to safely hit a ball past Austin Jackson in center. Carrera ended the game with two triples and a run scored. His final game score was 2.55.
Indians starters have 8 consecutive negative games and the Indians have lost 8 consecutive game. What a coincidence.
Jhonny Peralta hit an RBI triple, then scored on the next hit. Peralta later doubled in a run as well. This ‘Feathers Up’ expires in July of 2010.
With the way the Indians offense is playing right now, Tribe fans have a chance of witnessing history every night. Tonight, Doug Fister threw a perfect game through 5.2 innings and only allowed allowed two hits through 8.
Chris Seddon is starting tomorrow, so at least that is something new.
The ability of the Indians to score runs is completely insignificant when compared to their starters ability to allow them to score.
Travis Hafner waited until coming back from the Paternity List to start having back pains so he was able to take up his roster spot again and still not be able to play. Normally you can’t perform strenuous activity for a month or so after labor, so Pronk will not be able to face left handed pitchers for the rest of the season, per doctor’s orders.
Esmil Rogers is back in the bad side of the bullpen as he was used in long relief after Ubaldo Jimenez was removed in the 6th inning. As usual, Jimenez made sure the game was decided before he was pulled. Rogers had two bad games in a row and three bad out of his last four to get himself put back on the naughty list. The bad game bullpen now consists of Rogers, Josh Tomlin, Jeremy Accardo and possibly Cody Allen. The Bullpen Mafia continues to consist of Joe Smith, Tony Sipp, Vinnie Pestano and Chris ‘Pure Rage’ Perez.
Play of the Game
Ezequiel Carrera hit his second triple of the night in the 9th inning, leading to the Indians first run.
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 1 – Detroit Tigers 6