Leave it to the Tigers to lose on a day in which the Cleveland Indians had no chance to win a baseball game. Regardless, Detroit's 3-0 loss to the Mariners last night added another 0.5 game between them and the first place Tribe. It sure would be nice to get the division lead up to 3.5 games tonight. Let's check on the pitching probables:
Oh my...well, here's to hoping for a #BauerOutage tonight! And now, onto the news!
Rightfully so, Jordan Bastian points out that the recent string of bad outings by the Tribe rotation is not the fault of catchers Roberto Perez and Chris Gimenez. But this is the internet, and the truthiness of the internet cannot be changed.
It continues to seem more and more likely that we will not see All-Star Michael Brantley for any of 2016. It's incredibly disappointed to see such a high caliber player sidelined by injury; thankfully, from a team perspective, the offense hasn't been the huge pit of despair that we all envisioned it to be sans Michael Brantley.
Okay, a few things. 1) Danny, you play in Cleveland and you chose KETCHUP?! 2) Can you do card tricks and a back flip at the same time? 3) Can you record Gomes singing in the shower? And 4) Superman over Batman? You've never been so wrong, Danny.
Whoever filmed this should be immediately cut from Kipnis' group of friends for failing to overlay Weird Al's "White & Nerdy" over this video.
Around the league
- Brandon Crawford had the first 7-hit game by a major league player since 1975 in the Giants' 8-7 victory over the Marlins.
- Bruce Bochy did not have a chance to congratulate Crawford on his performance because he was admitted to a local hospital in Miami after falling ill on Monday. Here's to a speedy recovery, Bruce.
- Clayton Kershaw was able to play catch yesterday for the first time since suffering a setback to his back injury. You know, Clayton, if you're looking for someone to play catch with, I know a guy who might have some free time on his hands.
- There's been a lot of drama surrounding Aaron Sanchez and his role with the Toronto Blue Jays. However, it looks like it may all be coming to an end.
- And finally, Collin McHugh's reaction to Carlos Gomez losing a fly ball in center field is fairly entertaining:
Carlos Gomez completely lost a fly ball and Collin McHugh's reaction is hilarious https://t.co/uOaNkFvuXa— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) August 9, 2016