Happy Sunday everyone, and a Happy Easter to those of you that celebrate! Here’s to a series win for the Tribe later this afternoon!
Indians 6, Mariners 5
James Paxton couldn’t control any of his pitches early on and Yonder Alonso punished him with a first inning grand slam. Thankfully, Yan Gomes followed up with a two-run home run of his own in the later innings to help maintain a lead since Carlos Carrasco ran into trouble in the sixth inning.
Michael Brantley hasn’t had a chance to join his team yet for the regular season. Instead, he’s stayed behind in Arizona to continue to rehab through an ankle injury.
Despite not signing with the Indians until eleven days into spring training, Belisle showed enough to Terry Francona and his staff to earn a spot on the Cleveland Indians roster.
Around the league
- Nelson Cruz somehow hurt his ankle after a home run on Sunday.
- Are you ready? Shohei Ohtani makes his major league debut today.
- Kevin Pillar stole second, third, and home all in the same inning.
- Ian Kinsler has hit the DL with a groin injury.
- Delino DeShields will be out 4-6 weeks with a fracture in his left hand.
- Gabe Kapler’s tenure as the skipper of the Phillies has not gotten off to a great start.