Close… But No Cigar

The Indians lost last night, but once again, the game was a close one.  They lost 3-1 in what was the true definition of a pitchers duel.

A’s starter Trevor Cahill improved to 5-0 allowing one run on 5 hits in 7 innings pitched.  Not to be outdone, Josh Tomlin pitched another amazing game.  His stat line, 7.2 innings, 3 runs and 3 hits.  The problem for Tomlin was that 2 of those 3 hits were solo home runs given up to David DeJesus.  He’s finally off the Royals and he’s still giving the Indians hell.  It turned out to be the difference in the game.

Other than that, there wasn’t much to really say about last night’s game.  It was a pitcher’s duel.  Other than ooing and ahhing over the pitchers not a whole hell of a lot happened.  Travis Hafner returned to the lineup, went 2-4, and drove in the only Indians run… so that’s a positive.

The glaring difference between the Indians and the A’s is very, very apparent in the first two games… Offense.  We saw it on Tuesday when the Indians battered them in the 9th.  Last night the Indians left 10 men on base… the A’s left 1.  How anemic is your offense when you score only 3 runs and only leave 1 man on base?  That’s how few base runners they had and a microcosm of the A’s season so far.

Josh Tomlin got robbed.

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