Our main story today is Lonnie ChisenGOAT’s return from the disabled list. The Tribe correctly sent Bradley Zimmer to AAA to open up a spot on the 25-man roster and in the outfield. Zimmer had been striking out at an alarming rate, something he will hopefully be able to remedy in the minor leagues.
Chisenhall’s first AB in nearly two months may have won the Indians a ballgame, as he socked a 2-run screamer up the middle to give the Tribe an early lead. The Indians wound up beating a tremendous Brewers team by one run.
• Jose Ramirez wants to participate in the HR derby. Count me as someone who does not want this to happen.
• Trevor Bauer made his 69th and final donation in his 69 Days of Giving charity spree. Props, Trevor.
• Former Browns Joe Thomas and Andrew Hawkins threw out the “first pitch” at last night’s game. It’s rare that two guys escape the Browns with their likeability intact, and—SIZE DIFFERENCE ALERT!
• The Rangers released Tim Lincecum. They decided he wouldn’t upgrade the Texas bullpen, which was 2.25 runs better than ours entering action on Tuesday.
• Bryan Shaw got lit up again last night and is still ineffective in 2018.
• Maxwell Scherzer pitched an immaculate inning and threw 81 of his 99 pitches for strikes.