Here's to a great week!
Indians 6, White Sox 3
The Indians got back to .500 again thanks in part to another solid outing from Josh Tomlin. The 30 year old right-hander threw five and 2/3 scoreless innings and is now 6-2 with a 2.43 ERA on the year. Yan Gomes and Lonnie Chisenhall had big days at the plate, with Chiz hitting a big home run in the second off John Danks.
Chisenhall's homer was his first of the year off of a left-handed pitcher. Here's Terry Francona on the ways to use Chisenhall:
"He's a hard guy to figure out sometimes," Francona said. "I don't think he needs to be a straight platoon, because he does handle certain lefties. That's why we try to use some judgement there, because I think you can almost do a disservice by not playing him against some lefties."
The Indians ended Sunday four games back for the coveted second Wild Card in the American League, with the club set to face Minnesota for a crucial three game series.
The core group of Corey Kluber, Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, and Yan Gomes came up with an accountability document that details what is expected of all players. The club signed copies of it (in English and Spanish) and plan to stand by it and its core fundamentals.
Around the League
Matt Harvey was excellent Sunday evening against the Yankees, allowing just one hit. However, due to innings issues related to his Tommy John recovery, Harvey was pulled after just five innings and 77 pitches. The Yankees welcomed the move and rocked the Mets bullpen, going on to defeat their National League rival 11-2.
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