Happy Friday, everyone!
Indians 2, Astros 1
Trevor Bauer came through in a big way against his former college teammate Gerrit Cole, and the Tribe offense did just enough to eek out a win in game 1 of this four-game series.
The Tribe won’t need a fifth starter for a few weeks, so Jefry Rodriguez has been sent to Columbus to make room for Tyler Clippard, who has been working through an injury. Clippard will add some length to a bullpen in desperate need of it.
We miss you, Doctor Smooth. And your dad.
I hope this stays true even if Brantley starts to rake against his former club.
Around the league
- Jacob Rhame has been suspended two games for throwing at the head of Rhys Hoskins.
- There’s no timetable on when Addison Russell will return to the Cubs.
- Hey did you know we had Cameron Maybin in the minors? Well we don’t any longer; the Indians have traded him to the Yankees for cash.