Player of the Game
Asdrubal Cabrera was the Indians star player today as he contributed not only on defense, but also with 4 hits and an RBI on offense. His efforts earned him today's Player of the Game with a score of 3.16. Joe Smith took the loss as he allowed a 3 run home run to Adrien Beltre in the 11th. His score of -3.65 was his worst of the season.
Even though chances were few and far between, the Indians were able to score enough to keep with the Rangers. On just three hits, the Indians scored two runs in the 8th to tie the game. Asdrubal Cabrera doubled in Michael Brantley after which Jason Kipnis scored on a passed ball.
Nick Hagadone had another excellent outing as he threw two innings of shut out baseball, striking out one and only allowing a single hit.
It makes you miss Kelly Shoppach, doesn't it? Why do back up catchers get delusions of grandior? There is room on any baseball team for a player who is willing to play a couple time...