Here’s to a week with more good than bad!
Indians 8, Tigers 5
The Tribe racked up 13 hits and 5 home runs to finish off the sweep of the Tigers. With the win, the Indians are now 13-9 on the season.
Home runs are fun. Twenty in a row over Miggy Cabrera’s Tigers is even better.
From Joe Noga:
Lindor’s early struggles have been magnified through Cleveland’s first 22 games as the entire Indians offense has had trouble scoring runs, time after time wasting a historically good start by the club’s pitching staff that ranks among the best in baseball. Prior to Sunday’s game, manager Terry Francona acknowledged that Lindor was going through a stretch where it appeared he was struggling to get his lower body in sync with his upper half.
“Sometimes hitters get rushed and you get in habits because the ball gets up on you quick,” Francona said. “I fall back on the statement that he’s such a good player he’ll get as hot as he got cold, and it’ll be fun to watch.”
Lindor then went out and proved Francona prescient with a 3-for-5 day at the plate, driving in three runs and collecting eight total bases behind a pair of doubles and his fourth home run.
In honor of the 100th year anniversary of the Negro Leagues. Players like Satchel Paige, “Cool Papa” Bell, Josh Gibson, and of course Jackie Robinson were players that I idolized from the moment I put on a uniform. They were what superheroes looked like to me. Thank you #100years pic.twitter.com/mWTEQSSSty— Delino DeShields (@LinoDeShields) June 29, 2020