Corey Kluber gave up one run last night in a game where he set a very impressive franchise record. That run scored in an inning where he got 737 ground balls. That run was too much to allow because SURPRISE...the Indians still can’t hit when a starter is smart enough to stick with his softer pitches! Trevor Cahill and too many relief pitchers were all able to keep the Indians off the scoreboard. 1-0. Final.
Corey has been otherworldly since June 1.
Another loss was tacked onto Brad Mills' managerial record. He's used to that.
The Indians still can't hit with runners in scoring position.
Those couple negatives from tonight aside, there is still a ton to be proud of for Terry Francona and Chris Antonetti.
• An infield hit broke up a Clayton Kershaw no-hit bid in the 7th inning. Kershaw ended up giving up 2 hits and leaving with a 3-0 lead. Luckily for him, LA added an insurance run in the 8th because Daniel Descalso (of all people) hit a 3-run #dinger off of Ken Jansen in the 9th.
• Mike Trout will save us from this too-long period without him soon enough.
• Fangraphs takes a look at Jon Lucroy's "Mysterious" Decline. I prefer the word "Uplifting."
• Andrew Benintendi had 2 homers and 6 runs batted in. Gotta fill space here, okay?
• The Roya—nope; not that desperate.