Box Score: Pirates 9, Indians 5

This one was rough. Jason Kipnis hit another home run, Sin-Shoo Choo had a two-run double, but the Jenmar Gomez couldn’t keep the Pirates in the yard (not that the Indians’ defense helped them out). The the Tribe trailing 5-4, Asdrubal Cabrera’s fifth inning fielding/throwing error gave the Pirates two runs and extended the inning for Pirates’ 3B Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez proceeded to smack his second three-run bomb of the day (in his second straight multi-homer game) to send Gomez to the showers and breaking the game open 9-4 (the Tribe began the fifth with a 4-3 lead).

The Indians welcome the Cincinnati Reds to Progressive Field at 7:05 on Monday night.

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WP: T. Watson (4-0)
LP: J. Gomez (4-6)
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Cleveland
– J. Kipnis homered to deep right center
Bot 2nd: Cleveland
– C. Kotchman singled to shallow right center, J. Damon scored
Top 4th: Pittsburgh
– P. Alvarez homered to deep right, G. Jones and C. McGehee scored
Bot 4th: Cleveland
– S. Choo doubled to left, J. Damon and L. Marson scored
Top 5th: Pittsburgh
– A. Presley homered to deep right center
– C. McGehee safe at first on shortstop A. Cabrera’s fielding error, N. Walker scored, A. McCutchen to third, G. Jones to second, A. McCutchen scored
– P. Alvarez homered to deep right, G. Jones and C. McGehee scored
Bot 7th: Cleveland
– M. Brantley doubled to shallow left, J. Kipnis scored
A. Presley lf511110001.224
N. Walker 2b311001100.271
A. McCutchen cf512000002.325
G. Jones rf320001002.253
    J. Tabata rf101000000.234
C. McGehee 1b521100201.241
P. Alvarez 3b423620001.207
M. Hague dh401000102.222
C. Barmes ss400000101.188
M. McKenry c300001100.175
2B – A McCutchen (11, J Gomez); J Tabata (12, J Accardo); P Alvarez (11, E Rogers).
HR – A Presley (5, 5th inning off J Gomez 0 on, 1 Out), P Alvarez 2 (12, 4th inning off J Gomez 2 on, 2 Out, 5th inning off E Rogers 2 on, 1 Out).
RBI – A Presley (12), C McGehee (15), P Alvarez 6 (34).
2-out RBI – P Alvarez 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – C McGehee 1, M Hague 1.
GIDP – A Presley, M Hague.
Team LOB – 5.
Outfield assists – J Tabata.
DP – 1 (J Hughes-C Barmes-C McGehee).
S. Choo rf501200103.262
A. Cabrera ss502000001.303
J. Kipnis 2b523110111.284
J. Lopez dh400000002.241
M. Brantley cf401100101.280
J. Hannahan 3b401000003.268
J. Damon lf422000111.186
C. Kotchman 1b401100100.221
L. Marson c211002000.254
2B – S Choo (18, B Lincoln); M Brantley (18, J Hughes); J Damon (3, B Lincoln).
HR – J Kipnis (11, 1st inning off B Lincoln 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI – S Choo 2 (22), J Kipnis (41), M Brantley (31), C Kotchman (23).
2-out RBI – J Kipnis, M Brantley, C Kotchman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – S Choo 1, J Kipnis 1, J Hannahan 3.
GIDP – S Choo.
Team LOB – 7.
 Base Running
SB – J Kipnis (17, 2nd base off B Lincoln/M McKenry), J Damon (2, 2nd base off B Lincoln/M McKenry).
E – A Cabrera (6, field 2, throw).
DP – 2 (A Cabrera-J Kipnis-C Kotchman, J Accardo-A Cabrera-C Kotchman).
B. Lincoln3.18441211.353.82
T. Watson (W, 4-0)1.21000101.153.74
J. Hughes2.02111001.152.08
J. Grilli1.00000101.091.75
J. Hanrahan1.01000101.082.42
J. Gomez (L, 4-6)4.17842121.404.95
E. Rogers2.22110210.561.69
J. Accardo2.01001301.253.06
WP – T Watson.
IBB – G Jones (by J Gomez).
HBP – N Walker (by E Rogers).
Pitches-strikes – B Lincoln 67-47; T Watson 25-17; J Hughes 26-13; J Grilli 13-9; J Hanrahan 13-8; J Gomez 85-51; E Rogers 40-26; J Accardo 26-17.
Ground balls-fly balls – B Lincoln 4-7; T Watson 0-2; J Hughes 5-1; J Grilli 1-1; J Hanrahan 0-2; J Gomez 9-6; E Rogers 1-5; J Accardo 2-1.
Batters faced – B Lincoln 19; T Watson 6; J Hughes 8; J Grilli 3; J Hanrahan 3; J Gomez 23; E Rogers 11; J Accardo 7.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Adrian Johnson. 1B–Gary Cederstrom. 2B–Lance Barksdale. 3B–Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, out to center.

  • mgbode

    Yaayy for pitching.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    We lost 2 of out 3 to the Pirates after getting swept by the Reds.  Is it 1979, or has our team hit a terribly rough patch?

  • mgbode

    well, we can’t pitch and our hitting is suspect, hmmm sounds about right for both.

    we do have a catcher with an uncanny eye for getting BBs in both cases too.  the ’79 version hit for more power and a better BA though (Mike Hargrove)

  • cmm13

    ugh…it had to be 2 of 3 to Pittsburgh. 

    As if we don’t get to hear enough about how they own us in the Fall/Winter.