Some memorable baseball was played last night, but once again in 2018 it wasn’t by the Indians. It was in Toronto, where Seattle’s James Paxton no-hit the Blue Jays. As you’ve certainly heard 6,211 times by now, Paxton is Canadian. He was the first Canadian to no-hit a team in Canada. He also pitched a Maddux, throwing 100 mph at the end of it.
The Indians needed Corey Kluber to pitch a Maddux. But for the first 3 innings, he pitched a Tomlin. The two homers and three total runs he gave up in those innings was too much, even with the 3 shutout innings he followed them with.
For the first time in his career, Kluber gave up a HR to a pitcher, MIL’s Brent Suter.
Suter was in the game because unfortunately for the Indians, Brewer starter Wade Miley injured his oblique on his 19th pitch.
The Indians are now deservedly under .500 and the horrendous 15-17 Twins are only a half game back. But hold on, before we continue, we have reports out of........
The Indians bullpen did not allow a run Tuesday night.
First time in over a week that we can say that.
Also, Oliver Drake was added to the roster, with Alexi Ogando optioned to AAA.
• The Mets traded Matt Harvey for the Reds’ version of Matt Harvey, Devin Mesoraco
• Jeremy Hellickson pitched 6 perfect innings, but stopped there.
• Mickey Callaway’s presence isn’t stopping the tradition of Met injuries.