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Tomlin pitches outstanding outside of first inning homer, Three Takeaways from Indians 1-0 Defeat

2.) Edwin Encarnacion struggles with Runners in Scoring Position

Following Friday night’s game, Edwin Encarnacion fell to 3-28 with runners in scoring position and struck out 12 times but has also walked 9 times. Encarnacion is hitting .107 with runners in scoring position with one homer and 6 RBIs.

Last season with the Toronto Blue Jays Encarnacion, was 41-164 with runners in scoring position. Encarnacion had an average of .250 with RISP with 9 home runs and 80 RBIs.  He struck out 45 times and walked 24 times in the 2016 season in this situation.

It is still early in the season but it will be a big help if Encarnacion turns around his success with RISP.

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Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.

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