Player of the Game
Ezequiel Carrera won tonight's Player of the Game battle with a score of 4.67. Carrera added 3 clutch singles today to knock in 3 runs. He also scored a run himself. Carrera now has 3 PoG awards this season. Jason Kipnis and Shin-Soo Choo also had scores above 4.
Sandy Alomar, Jr. made his managerial debut today as former manager Manny Acta recently lost his job. Alomar made some bold line up decisions, but they seem to have paid off. The boldest decision was putting Cord Phelps in the DH position batting 2nd in the line up. Phelps has seen limited playing time since being included in the September call up. Today, Phelps went 3-5 with an RBI.
The Indians displayed an offensive showcase tonight. They scored 8 runs on 16 hits with some of the best hitting they've demonstrated all season. Of the 16 hits, 13 were singles. Shin-Soo Choo contributed two of the extra base hits, both doubles. Six players had at least 2 hits today and 3 players had 3 ...