What a weekend. The Indians playing great baseball with walk-off wins in front of big, fun crowds. Father’s Day celebrations with loved ones. And the Cavs.
I grew up in Cleveland. I was a kid who cried when Ernest Byner fumbled. I stared at the TV in disbelief when the Marlins shocked us in 1997. Really, there are too many heartbreaks to count.
So thanks Lebron. Kyrie. Love. Tristen. The whole team. You guys are special, just like our home.
Indians 3, White Sox 2
Rajai Davis was the star, finishing with four hits and two steals, plus doubled to start the 10th inning and scored the winning run after a Jose Ramirez single.
Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco pitched well, giving up just two runs on five hits in 7 1/3 innings. Dan Otero earned his second win of the season after pitching a clean 10th inning. With the win, the Indians improved to 38-30.
The Indians now have four walk-off wins already this season. Let’s keep it up, they are pretty fun.
Ramirez drove in the winning run on Sunday and continues to be a big spark for the Tribe’s offense. From Jordan Bastian:
Ramirez does not look like a heart-of-the-order hitter, but his value comes in his high contact rate, which was a team-leading 86.4 percent heading into Sunday's game. That has led to balls being put in play consistently by the pesky switch-hitter, who has thrived with runners in scoring position as a result.
"You give yourself more of a chance if you put the ball in play in those situations," Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo said. "How hard [a ball is hit] is going to help, too. The harder you hit the ball, the more chances you're going to have of getting a base hit. He's been pretty good at finding the barrel and hitting the ball hard."
Around the League
- The Red Sox are looking for pitching and have inquired about studs Jose Fernandez and Gerrit Cole.
- Actually being able to see is good, and now Wilson Ramos is crushing baseballs. Somebody please check Yan Gomes eyes again.
- Jered Weaver (really?) with the first Maddux of 2016.