Derek Lowe was fantastic despite getting the loss. He would have had a no hitter if the 3rd inning wouldnt have happened. But during the 3rd toronto burnt lowe terribly. It all started going sour when derek started the inning by walking the lead off hitter, J. P. Arencibia would single, that would score 1 due to a steal given up while Big Ben struck out. Colby Rasmus would single as well bringing in Arencibia, Batastia would single (not bringing anyone in) Edwin Encarnacion would walk and Adam Lind would walk too bringing in a run. Other than that inning Derek Lowe allowed 1 baserunner (occurring on a walk).
Carlos Villanueva owned the Indians today allowing 3 hits and walked 5, and struck out 8. Jason Frasor came in and held the indians in the 7th to a hit ,not allowing a run. Then Darren Oliver came in and closed out a 2 inning save giving up a hit.
The main problem today was coming up with a hit in scoring position going 0-10… that was the PROBLEM
MVI- Derek Lowe
Good- Derek Lowe’s pitching, Michale Brantly came up with big hits
Bad- 0-10 with RISP not going to win
ubaldo today pitched like Ubaldo that the Indians saw at first despite the fact he had been pitching well lately. Ubaldo started off by walking 2 and then then to a 2 run double that would give the blue jays a 2 run lead. The Indians striked back though, they had the bases loaded and then walked shelly duncan which would bring in a run. Then, the Casey Kotchman grounded into a double play that would score a run but that would be it. Then in the 3rd Ubaldo was pounded with 6 more earned runs and would leave the game doing 2 1/3 innings of work scott barnes would continue the trend completely the rest of the inning giving up 2. During this terrible inning the Indians pitching surrendered 2 singles, 2 walks, 4 doubles and 2 home runs
Shelly Duncan thought that the Indians should respond in the next half inning with a 2 run home run nobody would score for an inning then Toronto scored 1 more on a Edwin Encarnacion solo home run. That would be all the blue jays would score in this game but the Indians made another run in the 8th when Santana would walk, a brantly homerun, a shelly duncan basehit, a casey kotchman homerun, a cab and kipnis walk and a hafner basehit to drive in kipnis but after that the indians did nothing
MVI- Daddy Duncan with a 3/4 day driving in 3
Good- Indians offense, bullpen in some respect
Bad- Ubaldo Jiminez