Choo started the game off with a double that was rumored to be a home run then went back and changed to a double. Then a cab moved him over on a ground out. He would score on a passed ball. Nobody would score until the 3rd when the Indains hit 3 doubles in the inning to score 2 runs. It all started with a double by johnny damon then choo and would steal 3rd after a cab struck out, then the 3rd double of the inning coming from kipnis that would knock in choo and the Indains would lead to a 3 – 0 lead. In the 4th inning the tribe would load up the bases with nobody out. Damon would strike out, choo would pop out and a cab would strike out. So no runs for the tribe. The rays though would score in the bottom half to punish the tribe for leaving them loaded with 3 consecutive basehits. That would be all they would score that inning 3-1 tribe. Nobody would score until in the 7th jennings would hit a solo home run. That would be all the scoring in this game. 3-2 Final
McAllister would pitch 6 innings allowing 1 run while surrendering 3 hits and 4 walks. Rodgers would come in and allow the run in the 7th. Sipp would walk a batter. Then the Vinnie-Chris setup worked again as Perez saved his 26th and vinnie holds his 25th.
Once again headlines should read MASTERFUL MASTERSON
Masterson , Vinnie and Chris Perez combined for a shutout. In fact Masterson was fantastic he pitched 7 innings of shutout ball giving up 5 hits, 1 walk nad manged 5 strikeouts.
Vinnie conducted a perfect inning of work that led to another hold (24). In the inning he struck out 2.
The Perez came in during the 9th and was perfect as well, striking out Lind to end the game resulting in his 25th save.
The bats were decently quiet. fortunately for the Indians Hafner hit a solo bomb in the 2nd that they would rely on for the entire game. There was a threat later in the game but it started with Kipnis getting picked off (had he not got picked off they probably would have scored again) when after a hafner pop out two straight hits probably would have driven Kipnis in and probably had an oppurtunity for some more but as it is the Indians supplied enough for the win
MVI- (who else) MASTERFUL MASTERSON
Good- Fantastic pitching, no error game (despite a play from Kipnis to Carlos), Hafner bomb
Bad- Little offense
Well the first inning did nothing but the next inning the bats were really working it all started with a double by michael brantly, then carlos grounded out not advancing him, duncan would walk in a 10 pitch at-bat, lou marson would then hit a double after jennings dove for a catch and missed it, jack then grounded out and duncan to score, cunningham would then hit a double to finish the scoring for that inning. The next inning would score some runs too. It started with an a cab walk, then lopez would double, brantly would ground out and score one and put lopez on 3rd, santana would then double bringing in a run and that would be all the scoring for that inning for the tribe. Moore would last 4 2/3 and give up 5 earned runs during that duration.
Tampa scored 2 in the 4th on a 2 run home run from the freezing cold luke scott.
Nobody would strike again until the 8th when daddy duncan hit a 2 run bomb to blow the game completely open.
BJ Upton would counter that with a solo home run to lead off the next half inning.
Ubaldo did a fantastic job in his 6 innings of work giving up just 2 runs. He gave up 5 hits, and walked just 1.
Sipp and Pestano both threw a perfect inning while they both struck out a batter.
Rodgers would serve up the Upton HR but other than that he was perfect while striking out 2
MVI- Ubaldo (the one 1 we trded for finally)
Good- Ubaldo, offense, defense without Kotchman
Bad- gave upp 2 HRs I guess?, there was like nothing wrong with this game
Well you probably wondered coming in if the Indians offense could continue their hot streak with the bats. The Indians in fact got the long ball working, first to start the game off choo hit one, then brantly, then pronk (unfortunately they were all solo bombs). there was just 4 hits other then those shots. None of which would score a run
The pitching from Tomlin though was on top of his game comparing he gave up just 2 hits in 7 innings of work. In which he didnt walk a batter. His run came on a triple then a ground out. Finally after, Tomlin was done, pestano set up chris perez would would then record his 24th save
MVI- (without a doubt in my mind) Tomlin
Good-Fantastic pitching, home run ball
Bad-little offense besides the home runs
The Indians started their offense early. After two early walks in the 1st brantly hit his 2nd home run of the year giving the indians 3 runs. The next inning the tribe struck 6 runs that would include a casey kotchman home run nothing offensively happened until the 5th in which lou marson hit a base hit to score a run with the bases loaded to score a run, then choo grounded into a double play which would scoring a run, then a cab hit a double that would score the last run that the tribe would score in this game.
The pitching for the indians allowed 3 runs during the duration of the game. Lowe in 6 innings of work allowed 11 hits but did not walk a batter and did not allow a big hit despite the heat. The bullpen then came with hagadone who walked 1, gave a hit up, but still manged to get out of the inning with no runs. Then acta brought in struggling sipp who was dominate who was perfect in his inning while striking a batter out. Finally accardo came in who walked a batter but manged to not give up a hit as a result he didnt allow a run.
MVI- Casey Kotchman
Good- The red hot offense continued, the pitching was excellent, no errors
Bad- derek lowe giving up 11 hits i guess
The Indians started off hitting well and pitching excellent. Zack McCallister started off pitching a gem going perfect through 2 1/3 and then finally he blew up in the 5th giving up 5 runs, he would then continue another inning of work while joe smith came in. Then vinnie pestano came in and recorded an out, finally the tarps came out and there was a rain delay. About an hour later it was over. The Indians pen then recorded 5 outs without giving a run up giving the indians the win in the game
The offense started with choo getting a triple and then eventually kipnis brought him in with a basehit. Shelly Duncan later got a sac fly in the 2nd. Jack doubled to bring in a run in the same frame. Shelly then in the 4th hit a monster home run. The Indians in the 5th caught the angels with a double from jose lopez. The Indians then took the lead on an Albert Pujols throwing error that brought in two. The Indians then had 2 innings that they scored 1 run in each.
MVI- Shelly Duncan
Good- The Indains pitching was fantastic except in the 5th and the offense supplied many runs
Bad- The error cost the Indians a couple runs, and the pitching in the 5th
Well a very impressive start for Ubaldo today in fact I think the best I’ve seen since he came to Cleveland. He went a little over 6 innings allowing a couple hits but walking a couple.
The offense got just enough to squeak through but the Choo triple was very impressive. Then the sac fly. Then the threat in the 9th when they scored 1 more, they might have been able to score had they not sent Kipnis on the Brantly basehit.
Good- We finally got the Ubaldo we traded for
Bad- more offense
MVI (Most Valuable Indian)- Ubaldo Jimnez