Here’s to a great week!
Indians 9, Tigers 2
Corey Kluber made it look pretty doggone easy, going eight innings and allowing just two runs on five hits, earning his 10th win. The Tribe’s ace owns a 1.99 ERA on the season and has faced 168 batters without allowing a walk (unreal). With the win, the Indians improved to 34-29 on the season.
Perez was hit squarely on the right hand/wrist and hopefully will avoid a long absence. If Perez does have to go on the disabled list, expect Eric Haase, not Francisco Mejia, to be called up.
We need him to keep it up! From Jordan Bastian:
As the Tribe’s relief corps has slowly emerged from its rocky May, Ramirez has increasingly stepped up when offered the opportunity.
As Francona noted, Ramirez posted a 13.50 ERA in his first four appearances after being promoted from Triple-A Columbus last month. In his six appearances since that rough first impression, the right-hander has yielded no runs over 6 2/3 innings, stuck out six and held opposing batters to a .439 OPS. Four times in that span, Ramirez has entered in the eighth inning.