Player of the Game
Indians starter Trevor Bauer won his second Player of the Game today after being on the roster for just four games this season. He threw 6.1 innings allowing no earned runs before a couple Yankees doubles chased him from the game. Nick Hagadone allowed the second of the runners to score giving Bauer two earned runs allowed in the end. He still earned a POG score of 2.87, the highest on the team.
Two low scoring, fast games allowed the Indians to save their pitching staff and to get to Philadelphia as soon as possible on what was originally scheduled as a day off. The flexibility of the bullpen should allow Terry Francona to maneuver however he sees fit in the NL rules park. The games we so quick that the Indians and Yankees played two games before any other team even started one.
Trevor Bauer continues to improve in each start, setting a new season high in innings pitched today. While he did give up a run in the seventh after a couple of doubles, he only allowed five total hits and is starting to get his command under control. His two walks are a far cry from the 13 he walked across his first two Indians starts.
Despite an early game that lasted just two and a half hours, the Yankees had enough time between games to add some pitching depth, sending Brennan Boesch back to AAA and bringing up Brett Marshall.
The Indians had some defensive issues for the first time in a long time in the first inning, when Carlos Santana botched an easy play to first to give Robinson Cano a single. He then over threw the pitcher allowing Jayson Nix to reach third. Nix then scored on an overthrow on an attempted double play by Mike Aviles. This unearned run was all the Yankees needed to win the game. Mark Reynolds added another error in the 7th inning that allowed another unearned run as well.
Nick Hagadone saw trouble in his second straight appearance. This time he came on with a runner on second and one out, but was only able to get out of the inning without damage. He allowed a walk, two singles and a double to give the Yankees a 6-0 lead.
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 0 – New York Yankees 7