The Indians lost last night (LGT recap) in a game that started just after 7 and just ended 8 minutes ago. Actually, that exaggeration would explain why our team’s managerial decisions seemed to be made by a sleeping person.
Terry’s Tuesday highlights:
• Leaving Josh Tomlin in long enough to double Manny Machado’s season batting output
• Not having Yan Gomes bunt in the 4th, Yan hits into DP instead
• Having Lonnie Chisenhall bunt in the 7th
• Not double stealing after Lonnie’s 9th inning base hit
In addition to Lonnie constantly putting up good ABs, the silver lining was Jose Ramirez, who once again had multiple hits in the game. Only singles this time, but he now has 8 consecutive multi-hit games. The last Indian to do that was Kenny Lofton, which surprised me because I expected it to be a guy in 1922 who is no longer with us.
• While rehabbing in AAA last night, Brandon Guyer was hit by another pitch
• Grant Hockin has finally returned to the mound
• The Phillies designated Michael Saunders and Jeanmar Gomez for assignment, both of which I'd consider to be surprises. Presumably, they will both end up on better teams by the end of this month.
• A Chicago Cub broke a rule but of course will not be punished. Anthony Rizzo's sliding may anger the Padres, but San Diego is going to be smart about it and seems to understand that putting Rizzo on base as retaliation would not be smart.
• It turns out that giving up a home run to Roberto Perez was a continuation of Clayton Kershaw's season full of giving up home runs at a higher-than-normal rate.
• Minnesota, desperate for pitching, signed Dillon Gee. If he was smart, he would have said "hold on, I have the Orioles on the other line."
• Freddie Freeman may now be a third baseman, a move that would seem to put him on the Carlos Santana career path.
• Sonny Gray’s mother fell for a bit of "fake news" yesterday.
• There is now a panda on Boston's disabled list. Pablo Sandoval has been in Boston 3 years and reached base 177 times.