The good news: the Rockies didn’t score off Zach McAllister. The bad news: by then it was too late.
Carrasco, Miller and Logan got raked for 10 runs.
Kluber pitched two simulated innings ahead of his Monday Cactus League debut.
On Friday morning, Indians manager Terry Francona said he has discussed the situation with Puerto Rico manager Edwin Rodriguez, who recently managed within Cleveland's farm system. Francona noted that the plan for the Puerto Rican lineup calls for Lindor to start at shortstop or serve as the designated hitter.
“During a spring training game, if you miss some pitches, who cares? It’s more interesting to hear what Chris Antonetti says than some at bat from a player you might not see for a couple years. It is a laid-back approach and the games are played that way as well.”
Their goal is to more so mimic the style of another free-agent loss this past offseason, that being Mike Napoli, an aggressive, albeit much slower base runner.