Yesterday's Game: Cleveland 3, Kansas 1
The late runs were the exciting bits, but Josh Tomlin's strong outing made it possible. Baseball is a series of ebbs and flows, not a continual line of progression or regression, and yesterday Tomlin was able to command everything in his arsenal, allowing three base runners in his 7.1 innings of work. The offense he faced is by far the worst in the American League, but let's worry about that when he has to face someone more competent.
The Indians will be wearing Cleveland Buckeyes uniforms in today's series finale.
I do have to commend the headline writer, for it made me click, wondering how creative someone must be to complain about Andrew Miller. It wasn't that creative.
Pluto notes that the same players who feasted on left-handed pitchers a year ago have been dreadful against them in 2017 - notably Brandon Guyer and Carlos Santana. Even Jose Ramirez has a considerable split difference against LHP.
Jeff Sullivan looks at the homer-happy April in MLB (42% of runs in April came on homers, as opposed to the average of 35% for 1995-2015)
Baseball America's reviews of all the May 4th Star Wars promotions in the minors.