Unlike the Orioles, the Oakland Athletics aren’t going to hand you wins just for showing up. This is bad news for the Indians, who need all the help they can get this year. For most of the game, Indians batters got to face an Oakland bullpen that had a 4.68 xFIP. They managed 1 hit off said group. So, safe to say they didn’t win this game. You can read more about this here.
The even worse news is that Roberto Pérez was concussed in last night’s game. But worry not, Professor Francona says that this particular brain injury is mild. So mild that Eric Haase was pulled from his game in Triple-A almost immediately. Uh huh. Mild.
We’re wasting a bunch of good pitching performances this year, but Trevor Bauer’s outing yesterday was not one of them. He was predictably not happy with himself. Nick Wittgren continues to dominate, though.
And I’m sorry, but I have even more bad news: The Twins thumped the Angels again. Apparently Rocco Baldelli’s staff can take a .500 ballclub and turn them into the ‘27 Yankees.
Around baseball, as if we weren’t already
• Japan is getting a new pitcher, specifically one that was drafted last year but didn’t sign. This will be interesting because it would be amazing if it became a trend.
• Castrovince is out here trying to make the Twins even more unbeatable. Not nice.
• Trading for Christian Yelich wouldn’t have helped the Indians last night, as he was scratched w/ back spasms.
• It is still snowing in Colorado.