Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 10/2/13
Player(s) of the Game The bullpen and Justin Masterson in particular deserve all the credit for keeping this game winnable until the ninth inning. Marc Rzepczynski, Bryan Shaw along with Masterson combined to throw four innings and didn't allow a run, giving up just three hits while striking out five. Goat of the Game Nick Swisher, he of so much play-off experience, had four at bats in tonight's game including a pivotal chance in the fifth inning. With runners at first and third, where a sacrifice fly would have scored the Indians' first run, Swisher hit an easy ground ball to first that should have been a double play. In his other at bats he went 0-3 with two strike outs, one of which came with two on in the seventh and ended the inning. The game was full of missed opportunities and the top three batters going 0-12 was largely to blame. Recap 1st Inning: Danny Salazar had a top fastball from the very first inning, when he struck out two Rays to end the inning. H...
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