The Indians played the sport of baseball excellently last night, improving their record to 2–0 behind solid pitching by Carlos Carrasco and his friends. One of those friends, Andrew Miller, has retired 6 batters this season and it has taken him fewer than 25 pitches to do so. Despite some excellent hitting by Texas batters, Cody Allen was able to complete his 2nd save in as many days.
• The blister from Monday is not expected to force Corey Kluber to miss his next start. Apparently, the change in humidity going from Arizona to Texas is what caused the blister(s) to form.
• Lonnie Chisenhall will DH for the Clippers on Friday and play the outfield for them on Saturday. Good news.
• Yan Gomes continues to smoke the baseball—and continues to have nothing to show for it. Phil, in last night's recap: "After crushing two foul woulda-been-homers in a row, Gomes whiffed on a high heater. He sulked back to the dugout, briefly raising his bat over his head in anger before realizing any attempt at snapping his bat would probably result in a shattered femur given his current streak of luck."
• This profile of Andrew McCutchen will leave you wondering whether westbrook ever actually read it.
• The Brewers got even worse yesterday, with the news that Junior Guerra will miss at least 6 weeks with a calf injury.
• Adam Wainwright threw a very poor pitch last night.
And this is a good point
Pitchers can't just ease into the game with Santana leading off. He's capable of immediately putting teams in an early hole. More from Tito: pic.twitter.com/uZUJ0AnLtq— T.J. Zuppe (@TJZuppe) April 5, 2017