Player of the Game
Josh Tomlin pitched very effectively tonight. He recovered nicely from his bad outing against the Reds last week. Tomlin pitched 6.2 innings and gave up just one run on 6 hits. The only thing that really hurt him was a wild pitch in the 1st inning that eventually led to the only run he allowed. Tomlin's outing tonight won him his 3rd Player of the Game of the season with a score of 4.46. Asdrubal Cabrera was a close 2nd with a score of 4.36 after his walk-ff home run.
The bottom part of the line up continues to produce, especially Casey Kotchman. Kotchman had 2 hits tonight and drove in the Indians first run. He has now hit in 5 straight games.
Today's game was a complete turn around from yesterday's slug-fest. Both starting pitchers today's minimized hits and base runners. Josh Tomlin and Mike Leake both pitched into the 7th inning, allowing just one run each.
Esmil Rogers came in for Tomlin in the 7th inning with 2 outs and the bases loaded...