Here's to a better week than the last one!
T.J. struggled yesterday, giving up five earned runs and nine base runners in 5 2/3 innings, and the Indians' bat were silent again in a 7-2 loss to Minnesota.
The Tribe only mustered four hits off of Trevor May, who entered never having pitched over six innings without giving up at least three runs. Yes, that's all kinds of depressing.
Hoynsie is nice enough to point out in his recap that House's ERA dropped after Sunday's performance to 14.14.
The Indians felt it best to give Carlos Carrasco an additional day to rest his sore jaw, so they are moving Trevor Bauer up a day to take Monday's start against the White Sox. Carrasco is scheduled to start Tuesday.
While it would have been a great story if Santana's home run came in a win, it's still a milestone. Santana hit right-hander J.R. Graham's 3-2 pitch to deep right to reach the century mark.
"I'm happy," said Santana. "I was a long wait for me. I was trying too hard, but I'm excited to hit the 100th home run of my career."
His next goal?
"My next step is 200. You never know," said Santana, who has hit all 100 with the Indians.
South Side Sox
Rodon is a big left-hander who features a low 90's fastball and a potentially plus-plus slider. Reports state he will work out of the bullpen initially, but don't be surprised if he's in Chicago's rotation sooner than later.
Five Royals were ejected after Kelvin Herrera fired a 100 mph fastball behind the A's third baseman Brett Lawrie. Big hits by the non-ejected Lorenzo Cain and Kendrys Morales fueled Kansas City's comeback.