Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Indians 6, Mariners 4
Trevor Bauer turned in another excellent performance, Jason Kipnis returned to the team with a hit and a walk, and Jose Ramirez hit his first home run of the season. Things felt right.
Kip looked good in his first night back with the Tribe. Now the last piece of the puzzle will be to get his middle infield partner, Francisco Lindor, back into the mix as soon as possible.
Greg Allen may be struggling at the plate, but he showed off some fancy glove work in last night’s game. Hopefully that confidence translates to some success in his at-bats.
While Jackie Robinson was making history in the National League with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Larry Doby entered into the American League with the Cleveland Indians and faced the same discrimination and obstacles that Robinson faced. Tito doesn’t want everyone to forget the importance that Larry Doby had on the game of baseball.
Around the league
- Yasiel Puig returned to Los Angeles and hit a home run off of former teammate Clayton Kershaw (making his first start of the year).
- Cody Bellinger was hit in the knee by a pitch in Monday night’s game. Thankfully, X-rays came back negative.
- Christian Yelich went off on the Cardinals to the tune of 3 home runs and 7 RBIs.
- New Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde got his first ejection as manager out of the way on Monday night.
- David Robertson is on the IL with a sore elbow.
- Rob Whalen has retired from baseball at age 25, and he believes that the Mariners contributed to his struggles with his mental health.
- Shohei Ohtani is almost ready to face living pitching: