Magic Number: 21
Short and Sweet:
Mike Clevinger toes the rubber tonight in Game 2 of the day/night doubleheader in which the Indians won on a nailbiter in the matinee 3-2. He retires the Tigers batters on just six pitches in the first inning of play as the Indians look for their ninth straight win. Giovanny Urshela opens the scoring for the Tribe as he doubles in two runs in the top of the second as they take a 2-0 lead early in the game. Detroits’ starting pitcher Buck Farmer records a hitless top of the third inning as the Tigers look to get on the scoreboard and snap the hot hitting Tribe’s winning streak at eight games. Andrew Romine gets the Tigers first hit, a two base hit right fielder Jay Bruce as they are in scoring position in the third. But Clevinger works out of trouble as we proceed to the fourth.
Edwin Encarnacion reaches on a walk to begin the top of the frame as Carlos Santana steps into the batters box. He gets himself a single as the Tribe look to distance themselves from Detroit in the middle frames. Lonnie Chisenhall as the bases are juiced with nobody out as they have done a good job of working the pitch count against Farmer. Roberto Perez singles on a fly ball to center and the lead is extended to 4-0 still without an out recorded. That will mark the end of Buck Farmers start and he did not have his best stuff here in game two of the twin bill. Roberto Perez adds a home run and the score is now 6-0 but the runs will not stop there. Tribe batters score five total runs in the top of the sixth and take a commanding 10-0 lead as the Tigers pitching implodes yet again as it has several times this season. The Indians are just clicking on all cylinders both offensively and defensively with no signs of slowing down as the Tigers look hopeless at this point.
Since its the first of September, means the first wave of roster additions can be made. So, for the Tribe Greg Allen and Francisco Mejia were the lucky prospects to get such a call as they make their major league debuts.
Tribe Top Three:
3. Edwin Encarnacion- 9% of Twitter voting
2-3 with one RBI and two runs scored in the lopsided victory.
2. E-Gon- 9% of vote
3-5 with an RBI and run scored.
1.Mike Clevinger- 52% of vote
Pitched six strong innings only giving up three hits and six strikeouts.
Roberto Perez- 30% of voting
really broke the game wide open with a home run and extending the Tribe lead to 6-0 along with three total RBIs.
Tribe Time Tomorrow:
The Indians look for their tenth straight win against the dreadful Tigers who have been sinking real fast. The matchup features Cy Young hopeful Corey Kluber versus Jordan Zimmermann beginning at 6:10 pm EST.