Here’s to a great week!
White Sox 6, Indians 2
Salazar wasn’t great, the offense struggled in key spots, and some fans are still less than huge fans of Michael Martinez. Still, despite the loss, the Indians finished their road trip a tidy 5-1.
Salazar wasn’t great Sunday, including his 35-pitch first inning where he allowed three runs. From Paul Hoynes:
Salazar, after introducing himself to Chicago's entire lineup in the first inning, struck out the side in order in the second. It took him 14 pitches, most of them 95 mph fastballs.
"It looked like he maybe got a little mad, reared back and really started competing," said manager Terry Francona.
Salazar (1-2, 4.37) said he leaned on the fastball more out of necessity than anger because he couldn't throw his change for strikes. Still, the first inning was gnawing at him.
"It's frustrating because you want to get through your first inning quick," said Salazar. "When that happened, you have to keep your head up and keep the score right there."
Three costly errors and other miscues led to a rough defensive Sunday.
"I do sometimes [get big bruises]," Guyer said. "But if I get on and I score, it's all worth it."