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
There was no score in the first but in the second the indains started it out with hafner getting hit by a pitch. Next, brantly, got a base hit moving hafner to second. Carols grounded out sending hafner to 3rd and brantly to 2nd. kotchman would knock hafner in with a basehit. Then lopez would ground into a double play to end the threat. The rays failed to score in the 3rd but the tribe didnt, it all started with a johnny damon triple in which he would score on a error on james shields for trying to pick him off but failing. A cab and choo both got out but kipnis got a double and would be brought in by hafner on a fielding error by Jeff Keppinger. No further runs would score in this inning and again the rays failed to score but again the tribe did, casey kotchman lead off the half inning but nobody else would do anything. The 5th the rays would fail to score again but the indians striked again. Kipnis got a basehit, hafner grounded out which advanced kipnis to 2nd. Brantly would walk. Carlos grounded into a fielder’s choice (getting brantly at 2nd) and kipnis advanced to 3rd, then kotchman singled knocking in kipnis. Then Lopez struck out.
Then the start of the “all star preformance” from a cab. After the indians recorded an out, carlos pena hit a ground ball that should have been an easy play for a cab but he tossed the ball and pena as a result recieved a base hit out of the manner. Then the indians should have had an easy double play but a cab dropped a catchable kipnis toss putting runners on 1st and second (that of coarse was rulled an error)Luke Scott would then double bringing 2 rays in. Jeff Keppinger would walk. Desmond Jennings would then double bringing in 2 runs,then acta would go to the bullpen bringing in smith to stop the bleeding (despite the fact McAllister did not allow an earned run) he did. Nobody would strike again until the bottom of 8 when choo would hit a solo shot. The indians would score no more.
Perez then came into the game saving 25 straight games, or something like that but that wouldn’t last after giving up a lead off home run to Will Rhymes (his first in two years). Elliot Johnson would triple and carlos pena would hit a triple bringing him in. Ben Zoberist would bring in the go ahead run in with a basehit and unfortunately that s all she wrote.
Good- “, pretty good offensive production, anyone not an all star
Bad- Both all stars (Perez and a.cab)
Well it was not a good day to be an indians fan. There was little offense for 2 days in a row. Masterson started off bad in the 1st giving up a 2 run home run by ben zoberous. Then indians then matched it with a double play by pronk that would bring in a run then a balk called on cobb, which would score a cab. MAsterson then got through the 2nd without giving a run. Then in the third he gave up 2 more runs Jose Lobaton got a base knock that brought in two. The forth inning was scoreless. Then masterson came in and served up a 2 run home run from a struggling luke scott. He would record an out then served up a basehit then walk a batter and he was then pulled. Nick Hagadone then came in to relieve him and gave up a double that would score those 2 base runners. He then walked 2 straight batters. He then received a sac fly from ben z. B.J. Upton then got a base hit that scored one more. Choo would bring in Jonny Damon in the next half inning on a basehit. Nobody else would score in this game
MVI-Choo (I guess since the fact that he hit with runners in scoring position)
Good- No errors
Bad- Little offense, Terrible pitching
Well a very pitcher’s duel!!
The problem was though the angels scored 3 and jarod weaver was pitching and he and the angels shut out the tribe despite letting them load up the bases with nobody out but damon grounds into and then duncan strikes out and they failed again to come up with a clutch hit
Ubaldo pirched a heck of a game. He gave up 8 hits and 4 walks but manged to limit the damage to 3 runs but no run support
Bad- NO OFFENSE despite having the bases loaded nobody out
Well the indians offense was there but asdrubal cabera had a TERRIBLE defensive game committing 3 errors in the game in which had he not done that the indians probably come out victorous
Good-offense especially kipnis
Bad-a cabs defense
Well ubaldo never found his groove that to me is 1 of the key reasons the indians lost that and the lack of hitting
Good-a cab and kotchman showed power with their hrs
Bad-ubaldo struggles continue
Lets hope the indians can win the series