I took a few days off to visit family in Colorado last week, but it seems as though the Cleveland Indians continued to win despite my absence. Thanks, Tribe.
Indians 5, White Sox 3
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Trevor Bauer was good once again, Jose Ramirez continues to be the best player on the planet, and the Indians cruised to their twelfth consecutive victory. WE WANT WINDOWS!
Zimmer out, but could rejoin lineup Tuesday | MLB
Bradley Zimmer goes all out basically 100% of the time. On Saturday, his relentless play style landed him in concussion protocol after a diving attempt at a fly ball. Many will cry “GRADY SIZEMORE” at the slightest mention of a promising center fielder being injured for playing too hard, but hopefully folks will give Zimmer a chance to prove that he’s not as injury prone as Sizemore.
Seeking 13th straight, Tribe gets Salazar back | MLB
What do you do when you have one of the best rotations in baseball? You add Danny Salazar, of course.
Cleveland Indians’ magic number to clinch AL Central Division stands at 17 after 5-3 win in Chicago | Cleveland.com
It’s possible that the Indians can clinch the AL Central when they visit Anaheim in a few weeks, which would be great since I will try to be in attendance.
Avisail Garcia wasn’t happy with Trevor Bauer last night. Bauer responded with the mic drop:
Avisail Garcia didn't like the pitches @BauerOutage was throwing him & let Trevor know.— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) September 4, 2017
Bauer reminds Garcia the rules of the game pic.twitter.com/5LYuXgS04L
Around the League
- Giancarlo Stanton now has 53 home runs and one broken TV camera to his name this season.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers may have forgotten how to baseball recently (and they will have nightmares of JD Martinez for years).
- Aaron Judge made history on Monday night and, surprisingly enough, it wasn’t because of his strikeouts.
- The Angels also made history by using an obscene amount of pitchers in one game.
- And finally, FiveThirtyEight has the two teams tied at the top of their ELO list (hint: one is from Cleveland).