Here’s to a great week!
Indians 10, Orioles 0
Shane Bieber was amazing and the offense struck early and often. Good stuff. With the win, the Indians improve to 25-20 on the season.
From Mandy Bell:
With an extra day of rest under his belt, not only did Bieber go the distance, he allowed just five hits with a career-high 15 strikeouts and no walks on 107 pitches. He became the fourth-youngest pitcher since at least 1908 to record 15 K’s and no walks in a shutout. Here’s the company he joins:
1984: Dwight Gooden; 19 years, 301 days old
1998: Kerry Wood; 20 year, 324 days
2016: Vince Velasquez; 23 years, 312 days
2019: Shane Bieber; 23 years, 323 days
“I wasn’t really trying to think about it,” Bieber said of his strikeouts. “I think the nine innings and the shutout was a little bit more important to me. So just really going out there and being as aggressive as I could with all four pitches in the zone was what I was trying to do.”
A few more bullpen sessions and Clevinger hopefully will go out for a successful rehab appearance or two.