Here’s to a week with more good than bad!
Twins 3, Indians 1
The offense continued its struggles. With the loss, the Indians are now 5-5 on the season.
Civale’s second 9-K day spoiled by quiet O | indians.com
From Mandy Bell:
Civale allowed three runs in his first three frames but went on to retire the final 10 batters he faced. He had a 46.2 percent whiff rate on swings against his curveball on Tuesday and 43 percent on Sunday. He also had a 50 percent whiff rate against the changeup in his first outing and a 43 percent whiff rate in his most recent. Last year, he had whiff rates of 34.1 percent and 39.1 percent against those pitches, respectively.
“Just got a little more comfortable with the game,” Civale said. “As games go on, stuff kind of settles in a little bit. That’s just kind of how things go. Going out there and trying to compete the best I can. Today, the more the game went on, the better stuff felt and the better feeling I had for some of the hitters.”
Cleveland has the AL's best team ERA -- and the league's worst OPS. The net result is a 5-5 record and another quality start spoiled in today's loss to Minnesota. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 2, 2020
Terry Francona heading back to Cleveland to meet with doctors as Indians travel to Cincinnati | cleveland.com
The manager is battling gastrointestinal issues. They are not COVID-19 related. Get better soon!
Around the League
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- Mets trade for Billy Hamilton
- Shohei Ohtani undergoes MRI after arm discomfort
- Reds place Joey Votto on injured list