Happy Independence Day, my American fans! And for those of you Tribe fans who happen to be outside of the US, happy Tuesday!
Remember when Corey Kluber was mediocre and injured earlier this season? Yeah, that seems an eternity ago. As the calendar flips to July, Corey Kluber has been awarded the AL Pitcher of the Month honors for June because he was amazing. Over 43.0 innings, the Cleveland ace allowed just 8 runs while walking 7 and striking out 64. His WHIP in that same time period was 0.674. That’ll play.
On August 10, 2016, Carlos Carrasco posted this to his personal Instagram page:
Today marks his first Independence Day celebration as a citizen of the United States. I can think of no one more deserving to celebrate today; congratulations Carlos!
Around the League
- Mookie Betts will start in center field for the AL All-Star team in place of an injured Mike Trout.
- Angel Hernandez is suing MLB over perceived racial discrimination by Joe Torre.
- Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez will be hitting dingers in Miami next week at the Home Run Derby.
- Kenley Jansen is not happy with Dodger fans who did not vote for Justin Turner and Corey Seager.
- This is nice. Life is nice: