Baltimore didn’t exactly throw Kluber, Carrasco, Bauer, and Clevinger at Cleveland last night. Harvey, Sulser, Plutko, and Tate is what they had, so that’s what Ernie Clement was up against in his first-career start. Much more law firm-sounding than the former bunch, and Ernie took advantage.
.@Ernieclem's first Big League knock sparked a 5-run inning.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) June 16, 2021
We're rolling.#OurCLE pic.twitter.com/izTUCNyNcx
Clement ended up on third base, meaning that 15 years from now he’ll talk about his triple, and 30 years from now it’ll have turned into an inside the park home run!
Around the league
- Any pitcher who is found to be using any sticky substance will be suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball. As usual, Rob Manfred shows how out of touch he is. Nobody wanted things dialed back nearly this far.
- Tyler Glasnow, who was injured in his most recent start and wants to avoid Tommy John, thinks that overcompensating for the lack of stickiness led to his injury.
- Baseball-Reference has launched more Negro Leagues coverage.