Here’s to a week with more good than bad!
Indians 8, Pirates 6
Carlos Santana’s huge game helped the Tribe win their regular season finale. With the victory, the Indians finished the regular season with a very respectable 35-25 record.
Tribe’s comeback locks in 4 seed, home field | Indians.com
The Indians will host the 5th seeded Yankees.
Shane Bieber wins MLB pitching Triple Crown | Indians.com
Bieber lead baseball in wins, ERA, and K’s. Incredibly impressive.
Shane Bieber's dominance in this 60-game season can be put into some context when stacked against some of the greatest full seasons of all time.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 28, 2020
Pedro Martinez '99, 243
Pedro '00, 291
Arrieta '15, 215
deGrom '18, 218
Maddux '95, 260
Gibson '68, 258
Bieber 2020, 281
Sandy Alomar will manage the Indians through their 2020 playoff run | cleveland.com
From Paul Hoynes:
Terry Francona will be in the Indians postseason bubble, but not the dugout.
Chris Antonetti, Indians president of baseball operations, told reporters after Sunday’s regular season finale against the Pirates that acting manager Sandy Alomar will run the ballclub for their postseason run. Francona is still recovering from Aug. 21 surgery at Cleveland Clinic and is unable to physically manage the team.
After Sunday’s game, Antonetti said, “Sandy will manage the team for the balance of the playoffs. Tito is continuing his recovery, but is not yet physically able to manage the team.
“So, again, I know I’ve said this multiple times, but we are incredibly grateful and thankful to have Sandy. He selflessly stepped into the role and has done an extraordinary job leading us this season and we’re looking forward to his leadership throughout the postseason.”
—The Tribe’s first two playoff games will be on ESPN . . .
Indians-Yankees game times— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) September 28, 2020
Game 1, Tuesday: 7pm ET
Game 2, Wednesday: 7pm ET
Game 3, Thursday (if necessary): TBD
Around the League
- 16-team field set; postseason opens Tuesday
- Twins clinch AL Central title
- Brewers ‘sneak in’ playoffs as NL’s 8th seed
Wednesday's #MLBPostseason schedule:— Eric Cross (@EricCross04) September 28, 2020
12pm EST: CIN/ATL
As a baseball fan, this is Nirvana.#MLB