Player of the Game
Shin-Soo Choo won his first Player of the Game this year as he hit his first home run of the season. His score of 4.28 came mostly from his 2 run home run that showed that Colby Lewis is not unhittable. With another positive outing, Jeanmar Gomez now has a streak of 5 straight positive games (more importantly every game he's played in this year). He is the only player on the team without a negative game this year. Travis Hafner and Shin-Soo Choo are each tied for the longest positive streak at 8 games, both of which happened earlier in the season.
The Tribe put out an impressve offensive performance against Texas ace Colby Lewis. Before today he had not given up 2 runs in a single game and the Indians were able to put up 6 against him. Jeanmar Gomez was also impressive as he lasted one more out than Lewis and allowed 3 less runs.
Johnny Damon hit a triple to knock Lewis from the game and bring in his first 2 RBI as a Cleveland Indian. He had been retired in each of his first three at bats, but was able to take a breaking ball deep to centerfield in his 4th.
After all that melodramatic stuff in the series preview, it turned out to be just a regular baseball game. Plus the Indians won. Expect more doom and gloom in the series previews.
It took a really long time for the umpires to review Jack Hannahan's triple turned home run. It only took Matt Underwood about 5 seconds to see what really happened, it shouldn't have taken more than 5 minutes to figure it out, but itdid.
Play of the Game
Shin-Soo Choo hit his first home run of the season to give the Tribe a 2 run lead.
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 6 - Texas Rangers 3