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Zach Plesac battles back after poor start

Morning news and notes for Monday, May 3, 2021

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to more good than bad this week!

Cleveland 5, Chicago 0

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Zach Plesac and the bullpen shut out the White Sox in a very satisfying victory. Cleveland improved to 13-13 with the win.

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Plesac gets redemption: ‘I had to win’ |

From Mandy Bell:

The first time Zach Plesac faced the White Sox this year, he was blatantly dejected and frustrated with himself after the shortest outing of his career, as he permitted six runs in just two-thirds of an inning. But fast forward to his third start against Chicago this year and Plesac’s performance prompted him to say, “I think I can really start taking this thing up and really take this to another level.”

In his redemption start against the White Sox, Plesac tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings with just three hits, six strikeouts and four walks.

“Above all else, I thought he competed his rear end off,” manager Terry Francona said. “That’s what really stuck out to me more than anything today.”

Roberto Perez has non-displaced fracture of ring finger |

The catcher has been trying to play through the injury to his right hand. The club gave him a few days off over the weekend to help the recovery a little.

On that 85% vaccination rate for Cleveland |

The club is expected to reach an 85% vaccination rate with players and staff in May.

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