It was not the best week of Indians baseball. Some ugly games with some ugly pitching meant some ugly baseball. Here’s to a better week ahead!
Yankees 3, Indians 2
Another series loss for the Tribe, this time at the hands of the hated Yankees. Carlos Carrasco was solid, but was outdueled by New York’s Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka held the Tribe scoreless over six innings, striking out eight. A late rally wasn’t enough for the Indians, who fell to 62-47 on the year.
The right-hander was lit up for eight earned runs in his last start, but bounced back with a quality start Sunday in New York.
IDK. From Paul Hoynes:
So just what was going on in the second inning Sunday at Yankee Stadium?
Yankee second baseman Rob Refsnyder hit a leadoff single and Carlos Carrasco stopped pitching. Instead he made one throw after another trying to pick off Refsnyder at first base.
The crowd kept booing, but Carrasco kept throwing to first. Catcher Roberto Perez visited the mound, but Carrasco kept treating first base like it was home plate. Then pitching coach Mickey Callaway sprinted to the mound.
"There was a little miscommunication there," said manager Terry Francona. "Carlos saw something and we didn't. We just wanted to make sure before he threw a pitch that he got it straightened out."
Two of the Tribe’s best hitters struggled on Sunday, going 0-9 and coming up empty in some clutch situations. Please, however, don’t look too much into this super small sample size.