Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 4/21/12
Player of the Game Jason Kipnis won his second Player of the Game of 2012 for his efforts in Oakland, tying him for the team lead with Carlos Santana. Kipnis either knocked in or scored every Indians run on the night (3 RBI, 2 runs scored). The only blemish on his night was a caught stealing which he more than made up for with his 3 singles and triple. Feathers Up Travis Hafner just keeps getting on base and now has been on base for 12 of his last 15 at bats. This kind of plate discipline and consistant hitting is possibly even more important than the power that he is famous for. With another two steals on the night, the Indians continue to be surprisingly good running the bases. The team now has 10 steals on the season and has only been caught 4 times. Not only have they been successful, but many of the steals have come in key places in the game, including today's by Jason Donald. Even though he still has a batting average around .200, Michael Brantley has been picking it...
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