Happy Friday everyone! Here’s to an injury free weekend.
Reds 10, Indians 6
If you’re a Nick Goody fan (yes there are Nick Goody fans, he was fantastic last season), today was not your day as #44 allowed 5 earned runs in just one-third of an inning. On the bright side, Lindor hit another home run while Kipnis continued to slug 1.952 with another double.
If you’re a fan of UZR/150, last year was probably alarming as Francisco Lindor had just a 6.6 rating (in comparison, his ratings for the previous two seasons were 18.9 and 20.7). It seems like Lindor may have noticed as well; he is focused on coming back around to his elite defensive abilities like we’ve saw in the days of old.
Catcher Eric Haase had another home run on Thursday night, but this one didn’t leave the yard. You read that right. A catching prospect hit an inside the park home run.
Rajai Davis seems to be defying Father Time since, according to Statcast, his sprint speed has actually increased from the previous few seasons. Without Davis on the team last season, the Indians were sorely missing a threat on the basepaths, so some speed in the lineup this year could help the Tribe.
Around the league
- Here are the biggest postseason upsets for every team in baseball (the 2016 World Series is nowhere to be found).
- Jharel Cotton is looking for a second opinion on his sprained UCL.
- Noah Syndergaard is excited to be pitching for the Mets on Opening Day once again.
- David Price made his first start of the spring.
- Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for 3-4 weeks with a right quad strain.
- Zack Greinke may not be ready for Opening Day.
- Will limiting mound visits actually improve the speed of games? Many seem to think not.