Player of the Game
Carlos Santana was tonight’s Player of the Game with a score of 1.08. Santana had a single and scored the Indians only run on a wild pitch. This is Santana’s 8th PoG award of the year.
Michael Brantley made a nice running catch in the bottom of the third inning. Jhonny Peralta, thinking the ball was hit in the gap, was rounding second base as Brantley caught the ball. Brantley hit his cut-off man, Asdrubal Cabrera, who then threw Peralta out by a few feet at first base, completing the double play.
Pitchers dominated the first half of the game tonight. Through the first 5 innings of the game, there were only 4 total hits and 5 total base runners. Neither pitcher, Josh Tomlin or Max Scherzer, had many strikeouts, but the pitching was definitely overpowering early in the game.
Travis Hafner keeps racking up the K’s. He has stuck out 10 times in the last 4 games.
The scoreless battle was broken up in the bottom of the 6th inning when Josh Tomlin gave up a 2-run home run to Austin Jackson. Tomlin completely fell apart in the bottom of the 7th inning with two outs, giving up back-to-back solo home runs to Alex Avila and Jhonny Peralta. Peralta would be Tomlin’s last batter of the night.
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 1 - Detroit Tigers 4