Indians pitchers retired the final 17 batters they faced in last night's victory over Kansas City (LGT recap here). That streak could continue for a few innings Wednesday when KC gets to take hacks against the Klubot.
• Brandon Moss hit his 100th career homer last night. It landed in the Indians bullpen and they asked for quite a bit in exchange for the baseball.
• Here is Jordan Bastian's month in review blog post for May. It's very kipnissy.
• "Cody Allen is 12-for-13 in save chances and has the best FIP of his career by nearly half a run."
• Over on Indians.com, a look at how good Yan Gomes feels in his return from injury.
• Joey Gallo made his MLB debut last night in Arlington. All he did was single, double, homer and drive in 4 runs. Unfortunately, somebody grabbed him 5 hours before I thought of it in the LGT fantasy league.
Texas beat the White Sox 15-2. Jeff Samardzija's ERA is back up to 4.68.
• Chris Archer pitched splendidly yet again last night. This time, he struck out 15 Angels in 8 innings before being relieved by Xavier Cedeno. He didn't walk anybody, which means he also accomplished this. The Tampa Bay Cashes won 6-1.
• After a rainout yesterday, the Nationals and Blue Jays played a doubleheader on Tuesday. In the first game, Jordan Zimmermann shut out the Jays with one inning of help from Drew Storen. Game 2 went very differently; the Blue Jays beat Washington 7-3.
• Joey Wendle Update! He's down to .260/.307/.434 for AAA Nashville. He won't be hitting his 100th home run any time soon, but is only two away from his 100th career walk! He's actually played well for the past week, or these numbers would be even worse. From May 4 to May 25, he posted a .195/.247/.280. #cherrypicking
• There is no permanent link for this, so I'll just quote it and let you know that I found it on espn.com:
On Monday, Padres SP Andrew Cashner became the first pitcher in the modern era to allow 10+ hits and issue 10+ K's without lasting 5 innings. Amazingly, Mets SP Noah Syndergaard matched Cashner on Tuesday, as New York trails the Padres 7-2 (via Elias).
No RHP in 2015 (min 50p) has more total movement on their 2sFB/SI than @BauerOutage. (h/t @harrypav) pic.twitter.com/38Lc6YBaeR— Kyle @ Driveline (@drivelinebases) June 2, 2015
2015 Phillies: 73 wRC+ career Mike Hampton: 72 wRC+— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) June 1, 2015