Here’s to a great week!
Royals 9, Indians 8
A crazy game that ended in an extra-innings loss. The Indians bullpen struggled mightily. With the loss, Cleveland falls to 76-55 on the season.
From Mandy Bell:
The club announced on Sunday morning that the third baseman fractured his right hamate bone in Saturday night’s 4-2 win over the Royals at Progressive Field. Indians manager Terry Francona said Ramirez will undergo surgery, which will be performed by Dr. Thomas Graham in New York on Monday.
“Dr. Graham will then lay out what he thinks timetables, potential timetables,” Francona said before a 9-8 loss in 10 innings to the Royals at Progressive Field. “I’m not sure anybody’s ever going to be able to nail it exactly. But we will have a much better idea after he does the procedure.”
Ramirez doubled over in pain, grabbing his wrist, after foul-tipping a 2-0 fastball from Royals starter Glenn Sparkman. Ramirez was briefly examined on the field by head athletic trainer James Quinlan before he was removed from the game in the middle of his at-bat. At that point, the Indians had infield prospect Yu Chang pulled from Triple-A Columbus’ game and he was recalled on Sunday to replace Ramirez on the active roster. Chang went 2-for-3, including a single for his first MLB hit.
“I felt bad, especially in that situation, where the team is fighting,” Ramirez said through the team’s interpreter. “Most importantly, we need all of us to contribute, so I felt really bad when that happened.
Some “wisdom” from Hoynsie.