The Tribe managed to avoid getting swept at hime ahead of a crucial series with the first place (ugh) Minnesota Twins. So, hey, that’s something! More about that an other baseball news below:
A decent performance by Josh Tomlin was punctuated by a Chisen-outburst that saw Lonnie going deep and finishing the game with 5 RBI. Edwin Encarnacion also stayed hot, going 3-3 with another dinger.
Indians news & notes
Lindor has struggled mightily since really the beginning of May, and even the most devoted worshippers at Temple Lindor are starting to get worried. Despite his hot start and once huge lead in the AL All-Star voting, he has recently been past by the surging Astros star Carlos Correa. Have a listen to what these two Cleveland.com blowhards have to say if you want to feel even worse about Frankie’s situation.
The Dodgers are a good team, but this series was a downer in a lot of ways. Not the least of which was watching Andrew Miller look human and get charged with five runs. But there were some positives, too, like... uh, not getting swept? I guess?
Bradley Zimmer has generally been a joy to watch thus far in his brief rookie campaign. Perhaps part of that success can be attributed to Bradley’s father Eric, who is willing to go to great lengths both literally and metaphorically to watch both of his major league sons play.
News from around baseball
- One star shortstop that has started to hit but hasn’t seen his elite defense fall off a cliff is Andrelton SImmons
- Of all the rarities in baseball, hitting more homers than singles over a whole season is one of the rarest; this season, several players have a chance to do that
- The Hall of Fame denied Pete Rose’s request to stand for election
- Dodgers minor leaguer Jair Jurrjens was suspended 80 games for PED use
- The Giants are trash this year, so one wonders whether they’ll finally blow it up and trade everyone
- Speaking of trash, the AL Central is hot garbage this year - but what are some of MLB’s best divisions ever?
- One last note on trash: the Mets’ nightmare season just keeps getting worse