The Gold Glove winner in Cezar Hernandes went 4-13 (.307) for the series with two RBIs’ and a run scored as well. Hernandez improved his batting average by 100 points from the start of the series to the finish and is starting to look like himself again at the plate.
Franmil Reyes had a big ol series. He went 6-11 (.545), with five RBI’s, four runs scored and three whopping home runs to bring his season total to four. He’s now hitting .333 for the season, with seven RBI’s. Considering how invaluable Reyes will need to be for the Indians to succeed, this was a nice outing for Reyes, who has proven to be a hitter who needs to find his rhythm.
Jordan Luplow went 2-5 (.400) in his one game this series but hit a home run and a double to knock in five RBI’s. He and Reyes are leading the team with seven RBI’s a piece. Why Terry Francona isn’t interested in playing him more, even against right-handed hitters is anyone’s guess.
It’s hard to argue against how good Emmanuel Clase is. Despite the failed PED fail last year, Clase has become a much-needed piece of the Indians bullpen. He threw two innings of good baseball, striking out three and only giving up one hit while not allowing a run to score.