Oh, your team hasn’t won 27 out of their last 28 games? Can’t relate. The Tribe just keeps on rolling, and we’re all just here to bear witness.
Danny Salazar threw a thousand pitches in the first inning, but the bullpen held the Angels to zero runs over 6 1⁄3 innings. Meanwhile, Frankie Lindor blasted his 32nd homer of the season to put the Tribe ahead for good. Another sweep - ho hum.
Tribe news & notes
Terry Francona’s hope was to get Andrew Miller two innings of work yesterday, but that didn’t quite work out. But getting himself into and out of a bases-loaded situation was just as good a test.
This isn’t strictly Indians news, but as the hottest team in baseball naturally the hype for October contains a large does of Cleveland.
It’s looking less likely that Dr. Smooth makes it back for the postseason, and with an option year looming, Tribe fans are left to wonder whether or not we’ve seen the last of him.
News from around baseball
- In the wake of the near-tragedy at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, several teams have announced that they’ll be adding additional netting in their stadiums
- Dayn Perry explains why the Yankees are better than you think
- The Orioles have no intention of trading Manny Machado, apparently
- Zach Britton got a stem cell injection in his knee, and is therefore done for the season
- Notable curmudgeon Terry Collins is set to retire from his troubled tenure as Mets manager at the end of the season
- Baseball’s most improved hitter is either Aaron Judge, or... Jed Lowrie
- The Dodgers hung on to beat the Phillies so the Tribe gains no ground in the MLB best record race
- The Astros fell to the White Sox, so the Tribe gains another game in the AL #1 seed race
- The Nationals lost to the Braves, putting more space between them and the Tribe (frankly, this one probably isn’t worth scoreboard watching anymore)
- The Cubs