Happy Friday, everyone!
Blue Jays 13, Indians 11
What a wacky game this was. Carlos Carrasco did not look sharp but he still made it through 5.1 innings. When he left the game, the Indians were winning by a score of 7-5. Nick Goody took care of that with one pitch to Josh Donaldson. The game would last another five innings and an 11th inning grand slam by Yangervis Solarte proved to be too much for the Tribe to overcome in game 1 of the double header.
Blue Jays 4, Indians 13
The Indians scored 7 runs in one inning in the first game and that wasn’t enough to get a win. So the offense had an even bigger explosion in game 2 by scoring 9 runs in the fifth inning, which was more than enough to get the split. On top of that, Adam Plutko looked marvelous over 7.1 innings and gave the bullpen a much needed rest.
The sooner that Andrew Miller comes back and takes innings away from the likes of Zach McAllister and Nick Goody, the better.
This decision may have been made by the time this article is posted. But as of this writing, the Indians will need to decide whether they will release Giovanny Urshela or Erik Gonzalez.
Around the league
- Ichiro has joined the Mariners’ front office for the remainder of the 2018 season. He has yet to use the word “retirement”.
- Hyun-Jin Ryu is out until after the All-Star break.
- Miguel Cabrera left Thursday’s game with a strained right hamstring.
- Todd Frazier is not happy with how balls and strikes are being called.
- #Shoegate is coming to an end: