Player of The Game
The lonely run the Indians scored today was credited to Asdrubal Cabrera. Cabrera hit a solo home run in the 4th inning, which gave the Indians the early lead. His 9th home run of the year gave him a score of 2.92, winning him his 5th Player of the Game of the season.
Tony Sipp came though in relief today after Gomez fell apart. Sipp pitched 1.1 perfect innings with 2 strike outs.
Jeanmar Gomez was perfect through the first 4 innings of the game, but he fell apart in the 5th inning. He started the inning giving up back-to-back doubles, recorded an out, then gave up back-to-back home runs. Going into the bottom of the 5th, the Indians had a 1-0 lead. Houston tacked on 4 runs in the 5th, giving the Indians a 4-1 disadvantage.
Jeremy Accardo struggled in his relief appearance today. He pitched just one inning, but managed to give up 3 runs on 4 extra base hits.
The Tribe offense lacked once again today. The have only managed to score 3 runs in the last 2 games after putting 8 on the board on Wednesday. The Indians are lacking a clean-up hitter and the only positive spot in the middle of the line up has been Michael Brantley, who has hit in 6 straight games since snapping his hitting streak.
Play of the Game
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 1 - Houston Astros 8