Win Probability Added @ Fangraphs
Jhonny Peralta .214
Kelly Shoppach .120
Grady Sizemore .065
The Cobra -.070
David Dellucci -.025
Fernando Cabrera -.003
Byrd's negative WPA stems from his two runs allowed in the first. Afterwards, the offense made the game so lopsided that he couldn't make it up.
The Indians lit up Ramon Ortiz like a Christmas tree, forcing him out of the game after one inning. They scored 6 runs in two separate innings; they hadn't scored 6 runs in any previous inning this season. The offensive heroes were numerous, including Jhonny Peralta, Josh Barfield, Grady Sizemore, and Kelly Shoppach. The Indians were getting all the breaks, hitting into bad hops, getting ricochets off gloves, and collecting broken bat hits. It was just one of those nights.
Of course, Fernando Cabrera had to go and put a damper on the evening by showing that last Sunday's performance was not a fluke. He allowed four base runners, including two no-doubt homers. If you go back to his appearance in LA, he's allowed four home runs in 1.1 innings pitched. There's no way he's going to see a situation of any importance for a while.
Next Up: CC Sabathia vs. Carlos Silva, 7:05 PM.