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Lonnie Chisenhall collects 500th career hit in convincing Indians win

Morning News and Notes for Wednesday, May 10, 2017

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Indians sent Carlos Carrasco to the mound last night, looking to put Trevor Bauer’s Monday loss to the AL-worst Blue Jays behind them.

Lonnie Chisenhall and Carrasco did their part in the early innings of what was a close game until the smoking-hot Yan Gomes parked a baseball in a spot where BABiP couldn't affect it, turning a 3-0 lead into a 6-0 one.

The opponent would stay stuck on 0 runs for the remainder of the game, as Carrasco, Andrew Miller and Nick Goody pitched the Tribe's 4th shutout of the season.

Chisenhall's 6th inning double was his 500th career hit, a milestone that ensures he will receive a HOF vote once I am allowed to vote.

Notes

• Indians outfield prospect Greg Allen had hand surgery and is expected to need 4-6 weeks to recover.

Over at the Ringer, Ben Lindbergh got his hands on MLB data that is supposed to show that the baseballs have not been altered to increase offense. It is a little suspect that MLB created the data to support their claim, but we'll save our propaganda allegations for somebody who is probably on twitter right now defending himself, since, you know, it's a day ending with "d-a-y" and it's 8 AM.

• It turns out that Greg Maddux knows about The Maddux.

• On Trevor Bauer, Terry Francona said, "His stuff was really good -- better than we've seen all year. And I think his stuff's been fine [before Monday]."

• Last night's right fielders, Abe Almonte and Jose Bautista, both broke their 0-fers that were up into the twenties.

• Now, let's check in on Triston McKenzie (image by way of the LGT twitter account):