Player of the Game
Josh Tomlin won tonight's Player of the Game with 7.1 innings pitched and a new career high with 8 strikeouts. Tomlin only allowed 5 hits (one for extra bases) and one of the two runs he allowed actually came in against Joe Smith. It was one of his best outings of the season as he continues to improve week in and week out. His score of 5.98 far outshined second place Michael Brantley, who earned a 2.42 as he was the center of all the Indians early run scoring. Brantley knocked in the first run, took two extra bases and scored the Tribe's second run. He also had a couple of nice plays defensively in centerfield.
Milestone Alert: Travis Hafner's solo home run in game one tied him with Al Rosen for 8th all time on the Indians home run list. He is 22 home runs away from 7th place all time.
Apparently Alexei Ramirez thought the reason no one has ever stole a base off Josh Tomlin in over 260 innings pitched was due to lack of attempts. He was shown...