GAME #77: (38-38) Cleveland Indians at (42-34) Baltimore OriolesMATCHUP: Josh Tomlin (3-5, 5.70) at Dana Eveland (0-0, 3.00)DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 4:15 PM ETLOCATION: Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Baltimore, MarylandWEATHER: Overcast, 91 degrees, Wind Out to RF at 5 MPH.
FINAL SCORE: Indians 11, Orioles 5WINNING PITCHER: Josh Tomlin (4-5)LOSING PITCHER: Dana Eveland (0-1)
** Shin Soo Choo: Tied a career high with 4 runs scored as he went 4 for 5, being on base 5 times via a walk as well. One of the hits was an opposite field solo homer. He had 3 RBIs in the game. Choo has been red hot in this series.** Lou Marson: Missed the cycle by not hitting a homer – but went 4 for 5 with a pair of singles, a double, a triple, 3 runs scored, walked in the 8th – just a great day for Lou. He’s raised his season average to .284.** Jose Lopez: 5 for 6 today – all singles – with 3 RBIs and a run scored. Lopez raised his average to .257.** Asdrubal Cabrera: 3 for 5 including a double, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.** Indians Offense Overall: Combined, the Tribe swung the sticks and had 19 hits and put 11 runs on the board. I hope the offense can keep this going as they come back home for the final week before the All-Star Game.** Josh Tomlin: Wasn’t pretty and I wasn’t exactly pleased today – but he did enough to work 6 innings and earn the victory to improve to 4-5 on the season. He allowed 5 runs on 7 hits while walking 3 and striking out 4.** Chris Davis: 2 for 4 with a 3-run homer in the game.
** Dana Eveland: Today’s southpaw starter didn’t fare well. He worked out of trouble early but threw a lot of pitches and it eventually caught up with him. He allowed 5 runs on 6 hits over 3 2/3 innings. Eveland suffers the loss and falls to 0-1 on the season.** Tommy Hunter: Came out of the bullpen and threw gasoline on the fire. He allowed 5 runs on 8 hits in just 1 2/3 innings of relief.** Orioles Defense: Charged with 2 more errors today – JJ Hardy picked up his third and Adam Jones picked up his seventh, and there could have been more.** Aaron Cunningham: Looked awful at the plate today after getting a start in left field. He went 0 for 6 in the ninth spot, leaving 7 on base.
GAME #78: (39-38) Cleveland Indians at (42-35) Baltimore OriolesMATCHUP: Justin Masterson (4-7, 4.09) at Brian Matusz (5-9, 5.24)DATE/TIME: Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 1:35 PM ETBROADCAST: STO, MASN2, WJZ in Baltimore, Indians and Orioles Radio NetworksFORECAST: Partly Cloudy, 97 degrees (Heat Index: 101), 10% Chance of Rain, Wind W at 11 MPH. Baltimore’s forecasted high for Sunday is 100 degrees.