Here’s to a great week!
Indians 2, Royals 1
The Tribe ended their regular season with a win, their 91st, thanks to great pitching from the duo of Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer. Carrasco went five innings, giving up one earned run, while Bauer finished up the last four innings, allowing no runs and earning the save (the first of his career).
It’s the Indians versus the Astros in the ALDS, starting Friday. Here’s a rotation summary from Jordan Bastian:
Francona has announced that Corey Kluber will start Game 1, with Carlos Carrasco taking the ball in Game 2. The Game 3 starter comes down to Mike Clevinger or Trevor Bauer, but the Indians have not announced their plans, yet. It is possible that either or Clevinger or Bauer will be available out of the bullpen in Game 1 or Game 2 before returning to start Game 4. Those details will become more clear in the coming days.
Reports are that Gomes should be fine for the upcoming playoff series.