Josh Tomlin was sent to the mound last night as the Cleveland Indians were trying to make it tow in a row over the Minnesota Twins on a Saturday night in Cleveland which saw over 25,000 fans turn out looking for a Twin killing. The Indians who sweep teams tougher than Minnesota have been having trouble with teams like the Twins and the Royals. Tomlin gave up four runs in the first inning against a team that was batting in the lower .160′s average before last nights game.
It wasn’t as though the Twins were hitting the ball hard in the first inning, they just were able to find the holes with well placed base hits, slowing picking apart Tomlin’s pitching. In six innings of work Tomlin gave up 10 hits and five earned runs on 97 pitches. Tomlin was clearly having a tough time in the first inning, once he got past the first, Tomlin was able to settle down and he really pitched fairly well. Tomlin was able to hold the Twins scoreless for the next four innings .
The Indians offense came out swinging after Tomlin was able to retire the side in the first inning. The Indians down 4-0 were able to get the base loaded as they tried to come from behind. The Tribe just could get the big hits when they needed them or when they had the bases loaded to put a big dent into the twins lead. Nonetheless the Cleveland Indians would score a run in the first another runs in 3rd, forth and fifth inning to tie the game at four.
The Twins would regain the lead in the six with a home run and then the Indians never could get their offense going again in this one as they dropped the second game of this three game series to the Twin 7-4. Tony Sipp didn’t fair well at all as he came into the game and surrendered the long ball he has become famous for in an Indians uniform.
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