Box Score: Indians 0, A’s 3

Two hits. That’s all we got. Two lousy hits.


Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Oakland
– S. Smith hit sacrifice fly to deep left center, S. Drew scored, Y. Cespedes to third
Top 2nd: Oakland
– J. Reddick homered to deep right
Top 3rd: Oakland
– C. Carter singled to shallow left, S. Drew scored, Y. Cespedes to third


C. Crisp cf400000001.254
S. Drew ss321001000.250
Y. Cespedes lf402000000.298
S. Smith dh301100002.241
C. Carter 1b401100202.259
J. Reddick rf412110002.254
J. Donaldson 3b400000001.219
D. Norris c300001000.201
C. Pennington 2b300000001.196
2B – Y Cespedes 2 (19, R Hernandez 2).
HR – J Reddick (26, 2nd inning off R Hernandez 0 on, 0 Out).
SF – S Smith.
RBI – S Smith (41), C Carter (27), J Reddick (65).
2-out RBI – C Carter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – C Carter 1, J Reddick 1.
GIDP – C Crisp.
Team LOB – 5.
E – C Pennington (10, throw).
DP – 1 (S Drew-C Pennington-C Carter).


J. Kipnis 2b300001200.255
J. Donald 3b400000102.212
S. Choo rf400000200.278
C. Santana dh200002000.241
M. Brantley cf401000101.291
S. Duncan lf300000103.202
B. Lillibridge ss301000102.187
M. LaPorta 1b300000201.136
L. Marson c300000001.230
2B – B Lillibridge (4, B Anderson).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Donald 1, M Brantley 1, B Lillibridge 1.
GIDP – S Duncan.
Team LOB – 5.
DP – 1 (J Donald-J Kipnis-M LaPorta).


B. Anderson (W, 2-0)7.02002500.570.64
R. Cook (H, 13)1.00000201.022.45
G. Balfour (S, 15)1.00001300.942.54


R. Hernandez (L, 0-3)2.14331011.407.53
C. Seddon4.22001101.474.12
C. Allen2.01000101.081.08


Pitches-strikes – B Anderson 95-60; R Cook 15-11; G Balfour 19-12; R Hernandez 68-45; C Seddon 59-31; C Allen 19-15.
Ground balls-fly balls – B Anderson 12-3; R Cook 1-0; G Balfour 0-0; R Hernandez 2-6; C Seddon 5-7; C Allen 0-5.
Batters faced – B Anderson 25; R Cook 3; G Balfour 4; R Hernandez 12; C Seddon 16; C Allen 7.


  • Jared in LA

    Man, Brantley has to be hitting the quietest .291 in the league. 6 homers? I know he’s not a power guy, but I’d hope a couple more of those would’ve left the yard this year being our #5 hitter.

  • Hypno_Toad

    We have him hitting fifth because we suck, not because he’s a number five hitter.

  • Wow

    Hahahaha. What a joke, and there’s still a month left.

  • mgbode

    don’t hate on Brantley. he’s not great, but he’s decent (hitting about the same OPS+ as Granderson, Texeira, or A-Rod — just doubles power not HR power).

  • matt underwood

    I don’t think the question is brantley sucking/not sucking – it is the talent around him that does so. Thus, probably forcing him to be something he is not… a middle of the order hitter. If this team has some (good) bats, he would probably benefit even more.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    And I remember when, not so long ago, people around here thought of Brantley as the throw-in guy from Milwaukee and whether or not he could be a starting OFer for this team. Turns out not only can he be a starter but that he was the best player in that trade as far as players obtained go.

  • Hypno_Toad

    I’m not hating on Brantley. I’ve been extremely pleased with his progression this year. I’m hating on the guy who’s actually hating on Brantley because he doesn’t hit enough homers as our number 5 hitter. I’m just trying to point out that Brantley isn’t a real #5 hitter, we only put him there because nobody else could drive in any runs from that spot.

    Edit: To make that less confusing.

  • Hypno_Toad

    I think you’re forgetting about Zack Jackson. He was clearly a steal from the Brew Crew.

    Boy do they have egg on their faces after letting him go.

  • mgbode

    fair enough.