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
For starters those people that have had fantastic years behind them but cant seem to find it need to step up such as…
A cab. (who is starting to) Santana Ubaldo(again starting to) MAsterson (same story) Kotchman (with the bat) damon (what the heck is he doing) the #5 starter (rather mccallister or gomez) smith needs to improve slightly and finally get rid of sipp end of story
The Indians could find some answers towards the deadline and through the september call ups lets start with the trading deadline the indains could easily be evaluating guys like beantencourt for the bullpen a guy like carlos quintin would be fantastic for the the outfield… now september call ups guys in the minors are doing a fantastic job like scott barnes wjo in fact i was very impressed with cord at the infield postion could be fun to watch in the future and many pitchers down in the minors to watch
Fianally the Indians still might not need to attack quintin when in fact grady should be coming back soon and should help this club out
Countinue what your doing….
Lou Marson has been tearing the cover off the baseball and to add to that he s one of the best deffensive catchers in the game today
Jason Kipnis is a huge reason that this club is playing its best baseball hes making the plays defensively and is really turining in a great season at the plate
brantly has really impressed me defensively from day one but while he had his hit streak going he should he can hit daily as well
choo lately has been on a tear at the plate in fact ever since he was moved to the leadoff position in the lineup
jose lopez hasnt been half bad i didnt have much expectations for him but he has done a nice job
Shelly duncan lately has been hitting quite well in fact at the beggging of the year when the signed damon he was doing well (im not sure why shelly isnt the everyday lf)
Finally derek lowe gets an honorable menchuion for pitching so well early but needs to refind that groove