Double plays were the theme of the game; the Indians hit it into a metric ton of them, and the Orioles took advantage of potential double plays that weren't turned. In the first inning, Chris Davis beat out a potential inning-ending double play, and that lead directly to one run and indirect to two more when Mark Trumbo followed with yet another home run.
The Indians hit into three double plays, and wouldn't score until the ninth inning. The big story of the weekend thus far is that the Indians have just one run against Baltimore starting pitchers, who are among of the worst in the AL.
The Tribe bullpen has been both shaky lately and beset with injuries. McAllister is on track to come off the DL before the end of the month, by which time he might have some new teammates.
It has been extremely hot through much of the country, and Kansas City and Baltimore have been no exception. The Indians have tried to adjust to the humid conditions by limiting time on the field and keeping hydrated before and during the game.
If the Indians want to trade for a player like Jonathan Lucroy, they'll be able to outbid most other teams; they now have a deep system, with prospects at just about every position.
The White Sox have cornered the market on bizarre clubhouse controversies. This time, though, it's one of their best pitchers at center of an outburst. And yes, the headline above is absolutely descriptive of why Chris Sale was scratched before last night's game.
Today the Hall of Fame adds Ken Griffey, Junior and Mike Piazza to its roster of all-time greats.
115.8 exit velocity. I think you're going to want to watch this one.