Here’s to a great week!
Indians 2, Orioles 0
Shane Bieber was fantastic, throwing eight shutout innings, as the Tribe rebounded from back-to-back blowouts. With the win, the Indians improved to 45-38
From Mandy Bell:
Bieber has made two career starts against the O’s, both coming this season. In his first outing on May 19, the righty recorded his first career complete game and shutout, allowing just five hits with no walks and 15 strikeouts. It was a performance that seemed nearly impossible to top, but Bieber did his best to outshine himself in his second start against the Orioles, allowing just three hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts. On top of his 0.00 career ERA against Baltimore in 17 innings, he’s held the Orioles offense to a .140 average (8-for-57).
“We have had a really hard time with him,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “He’s really impressive. A couple really good breaking balls we had a tough time staying off of, a fastball he locates that has a lot of hop to it. He knows how to pitch. We didn’t square many balls in the two games he pitched. Tip your hat to a guy that really threw the ball well.”
Well deserved! This will be Lindor’s fourth All-Star Game appearance and Hand’s third.