Sadly, there was no baseball last night, so this post will begin talking about that bad stuff that happened on Monday.
Like, there was a lot of it. The whooping that the Indians received from the Astros was historic. The games were close for the first few innings of each, but that was not enough to prevent a run differential that was the third most lopsided in MLB postseason history.
And that was not the only area where the disparity was huge. Make no mistake, you did this, Andrew Miller, Jose Ramirez, Trevor Bauer and Yonder Alonso. It was no mirage.
The Indians players are certainly frustrated about that, and implied that they would like to receive the same kind of scouting reports that the Astros do, but STILL! Show up on the field, will ya?
• Something called the “Yankees” and something called the “Red Sox” did some kind of thing on TV last night and now the Red Sox will get to do more of that thing in Houston in a couple days.
• Angel Hernandez had a worse October than the Rockies, Indians and Yankees and CC Sabathia wants to make sure that doesn’t ever happen again. But Rick Porcello is anxious to be on the wrong side of history, the side that thinks Hernandez did his job well.
• Kevin Cash will be managing the Rays for a very long time. Maybe they were scared he would want to go back to his previous team at some point soon.