Here’s to more good than bad this week!
Minnesota 8, Cleveland 5
Zach Plesac struggled. A late rally sent the game to extras. James Karinchak finally was hittable. With the loss, Cleveland falls to 24-20 on the season.
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Any time you start with a runner on second, you’re kind of pitching with traffic that he didn’t produce,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “Normally, even when he’s got the deep counts, he’s found a way to get out of it. Today, it didn’t work. I mean, the kid’s human. I think that’s the fourth or fifth hit he’s given up on the year. That’s pretty amazing.”
Karinchak was on the heels of a steller 1 1/3-innings performance that extended into the 10th inning on Saturday night, and Francona raved about how effective his incredible strikeout rate is when a runner starts the inning at second base. But just as Karinchak seemed to be settling into a groove, he showed his first signs of losing his control.
Cleveland is calling Franmil Reyes’ injury an internal oblique strain, following the imaging done after yesterday’s game.— Ryan Lewis (@ByRyanLewis) May 23, 2021
His expected time table to return to ML game play is 5-7 weeks.