That's more like it. Just about everyone got into the action, including Michael "1.000/1.000/2.000" Martinez. Nine runs off Justin Verlander (a career high), and another 4 runs off Anibal Sanchez to put the game completely away.
Well, there was Yan Gomes' day (0-for-5, 4K), which is even more stark considering that his teammates collected 19 hits and 4 walks.
The good news about it being this early in the year is that one great day can completely change your batting line. Jose Ramirez is now hitting .341/.404/.610 after going 4-for-4 with two home runs.
Pluto mentions that Naquin was "very surprised and a little angry" when he was told he was headed to Columbus. Which is understandable for a player getting the news, but he does have some very specific things that he needs to work on. Pluto also notes that Yandy Diaz is hitting the ball hard (95 mph exit velocity), though that velocity hasn't yet translated into his batting line.
Betteridge's Law of Headlines applies, with some slight modifications: Not very. You have to trust the long-term history of player rather than the short term, unless there's something physical at work here.
Everyone playing (and umpiring) in games yesterday wore number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson's debut 70 years ago.
The total award was $1M, and will go to 18 different recipients. The money will used to " provide educational assistance and help curb youth violence in Northeast Ohio."
I think on balance the move from 15 days to 10 days is a good thing, as it will encourage teams to sit players with more minor injuries than try to make do with a shortened roster. I do foresee some abuse with starting pitchers as the article mentions, but I'll take that downside.
Among the many interesting pieces of news, was this:
In contrast, Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez have allowed 6 stolen bases in 10 attempts.