By Ryan Isley
Indians Offense Lets Them Down – AGAIN:
With Jered Weaver toeing the rubber for the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night, Josh Tomlin knew he had to be on top of his game. Tomlin was just that, making just one mistake all night – a two-out double by Mark Trumbo in the 7th – en route to eight innings of four-hit baseball. Tomlin struck out three, walked one and for the most part was economical, tossing just 97 pitches (22 in the 7th) on the evening.
For most teams, that performance by the starting pitcher would be rewarded by a victory. But since the Indians have yet to go out and make a deal for hitting (but do not blame them because they ARE trying – sarcasm in full effect), Tomlin’s night was just another wasted gem.
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Indians Top Blue Jays on Hafner Walk Off Grand Slam
Pronk knows how to win a ball game. If you missed the game recap from earlier this morning, you can catch it here. Trust me, it’s worth the read. And if you have not heard Tom Hamilton’s call of Hafner’s grand slam, take a minute to listen. Hamilton has one of the best calls in sports.
Two other game notes: Jose Bautista hit his 29th homerun of the season tying him with the Blue Jays club record for the most homeruns before the All Star Break. He leads the league for the second year in a row in homeruns at the All Star Break.
There have only been two walk off grand slams this season, both by the Indians. The other was by Carlos Santana.
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