8/7 Game Recap: Twins 7 – Indians 5

Roster Update: The Indians added Frank Herrmann to their overworked bullpen. To make room for him, they designated Jose Lopez for assignment.

Player of the Game

Shelley Duncan did not have any errors as tongiht’s DH, so he is today’s Player of the Game. Not only was Duncan error-less, but he also hit a 2 run home run in the second inning, giving him a score of 4.40. Duncan now has 8 PoG awards this season.

With a change in a scoring decision in yesterday’s game, yesterday’s Player of the Game is shifted from Carlos Santana to Jason Kipnis.

Feathers Up

Corey Kluber provided the Indians with a quality start, the first starter to do so in a very long time. He gave the Tribe 6+ solid innings and gave the bullpen a much needed break. Kluber ended the night giving up just 1 earned run on 6 hits. Too bad he couldn’t get the win he deserved.

Feathers Down

Chris Seddon came out of the bullpen tonight. I’m not sure is this is a good thing or a bad thing. Does this mean that the Indians are looking for another starter or were they just desperate in the bullpen?

Cleveland fans were teased yet again when it looked like the Indians were finally going to break their 10 game losing streak. The defense was to blame 100% for today’s loss. Errors by Asdrubal Cabrera and Jason Kipnis in the 7th inning and Casey Kotchman in the 9th led to 5 unearned runs. Pitchers should not have to get 5 outs in an inning. 

Losing Streak Update: 11 games

Play(s) of the Game

Asdrubal Cabrera’a error, Jason Kipnis’s error, and Casey Kotchman’s error.

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 5 – Minnesota Twins 7