Happy Friday, everyone!
Indians 9, Blue Jays 4
Hey so that Francisco Lindor is pretty good, eh? He busted out of his slump in a big way with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs in Thursday night’s win. Kipnis continued his magazine renaissance with a home run of his own (side note: since Kipnis’ magazine fueled training on August 25, he’s slashing .389/.410/.750. Someone buy that man a subscription).
Carl Willis said that the ball was coming out hot from Andrew Miller in his recent bullpen session of 20 pitches. Keep up the recovery, big guy. We need you in October.
For the Indians, the question is in regards to their injured players and whether they will be ready for October.
You may have noticed a notable omission from the Cleveland Indians’ uniform on Thursday night. Chief Wahoo will continue to be absent for the remainder of the weekend.
That incredible comeback victory against the Astros from May feels like a lifetime ago.
Tito doesn’t seem worried about Brantley so hopefully we’ll see him back in the lineup for the rest of the weekend.
Cleveland truly has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to starting pitching.
Around the league
- The MLBPA is not happy that the Toronto Blue Jays are keeping Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the minors.
- It appears that maybe Josh Donaldson was not in talks with the Blue Jays on a contract extension.
- Todd Frazier bamboozled the umpires.
- Shawn Kelley cut his thumb in the kitchen.
- The broadcast team for the Tigers got into a fairly intense disagreement over a chair.
- Shohei Ohtani doesn’t even need a UCL to hit dingers:
Four doctors told Yahoo Sports that Shohei Ohtani will be able to play as a full-time hitter next year as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. The details on how it’s possible and why being a left-handed hitter and right-handed thrower only helps it: https://t.co/NItnumzQeu pic.twitter.com/Xj1lnsbAUN— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 6, 2018