Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Rangers 2, Indians 4
Trevor Bauer went 5 solid innings, Jose Ramirez hit a triple, and Jason Kipnis had a hit that wasn’t a home run.
Our resident engineer/pitching phenom Trevor Bauer worked on a new pitch this offseason, and it was on full display on Monday against the Rangers. Across five innings, Bauer was able to fan 8 Rangers with the help of his shiny new slider.
If you had “Giovanny Urshela” as your batting average leader and “Zach McAllister” as your ERA leader, you’ve won some money as Urshella now owns a lovely BA of .542 and McAllister has a minuscule ERA of 1.04. Other leaders are Jason Kipnis (HRs, RBIs, OPS) and Corey Kluber (winzzzzz), among others.
Around the league
- Taijuan Walker was awesome and gave out free tacos from a taco truck.
- The Houston Astros visited the White House on Monday.
- Tommy Hunter helped to get Jake Arrieta to Philadelphia .
- The New York Yankees have agreed to a 1-year/$5 million contract with Neil Walker.
- This will be Ken Singleton’s last season calling baseball games.
- Carlos Gonzalez is back with the Rockies.
- Cool letter from Jake Arrieta to his fans in Chicago: