4/30 Recap: Phillies 2 – Indians 14

Player of the Game

The little Tiger that could has hit two home runs in each of the past two nights, giving him his second straight Player of the Game award. Ryan Raburn's first shot was a two run home run (the most popular variety on the night) while his second was a solo shot. Added together he has gone 7-8 with four home runs, 7 RBI and five runs scored. A fairly decent haul for a utility infielder playing right field.

Feathers Up

The Indians top two hitters took care of the Phillies top pitcher early as both Carlos Santana and Mark Reynolds each hit two out, two run home runs. Jasons Kipnis and Giambi were nice enough to get on base before the two sluggers.

The two run home run frenzy continued throughout the game and against other pitchers as well. By the end of the game, Michael Brantley, Lonnie Chisenhall and Ryan Raburn in addition to those already mentioned each hit 2 run jacks.

If the two run home runs weren't enough for you (or Zach McAllister) Ryan Raburn and Drew Stubbs each hit solo shots in the seventh inning, giving them seven home runs on the night.

Roy Halladay is just the third former Cy Young award winner to be destroyed by the 2013 Indians offense. After beating each of last year's award winners in the first week of the season, they took out a two time winner. They did lose a game earlier this season to Jake Peavy, making them 3-1 on the year against former Cy Young winners.

Jason Giambi earned a couple hustle points for head first sliding into first to be safe on an infield single in the 8th inning of a 12 run game. For those who don't know, hustle points will decide which player is sent down when Michael Bourn returns.

Feathers Down

Roy Halladay was taken out of the game in the fourth inning. The Indians had already scored 8 runs off him and would have prefered he stayed around a few innings more.

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 14 – Philadelphia Phillies 2

Joseph Coblitz

About Joseph Coblitz

Joseph is the primary writer and editor of BurningRiverBaseball.com and has been since it's inception in 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Akron and currently resides in Goodyear, Arizona the Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians.

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