Here’s to more good than bad this week!
Houston 4, Cleveland 3
An extra lousy 10th inning capped off a tough weekend of baseball. With the loss, Cleveland reaches the halfway mark at 42-39 on the season.
Cleveland baseball news
From Mandy Bell:
It’s a season full of peaks and valleys and at the 81-game mark, the Indians are in one of their deepest valleys, owning a season-high six-game losing streak. But just six days ago, the team was atop one of its highest peaks, bouncing back from outfielder Josh Naylor’s gruesome injury with a 13-run outburst against the Tigers.
At that time, Cleveland was on pace to win 90 games this season — a pace few people would’ve expected entering the season, especially with all the injuries the club has had to navigate. But since then, the wheels have slowly started to fall off the cart.
Terry Francona will be joining them in Denver too.
The Indians have two All-Stars: José Ramírez (3rd time) & Shane Bieber (2nd).— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) July 4, 2021
Bieber is the reigning All-Star Game MVP, but won’t be available to pitch.
“I’d like to defend the title. I guess technically I held it for two years because there wasn’t an All-Star Game last year.”
The 20-round draft begins July 11.