If not for the guy added to the roster hours earlier, there’s a good chance another jaw-dropping start from a Guardians rookie pitcher would have gone to waste. Tanner Bibee held the Blue Jays scoreless for 7 innings, and then Trevor Stephan and Emmanuel Clase each added one more.
For the 3rd straight season, we say so often that Guardians pitchers might have to pitch 9 scoreless innings to win, but we really know that could not be good enough, especially with those stupid Manfred Runners that always ruin Clase’s SV%. Tuesday was probably going to be one of those nights, EXCEPT! The new guy, Ramón Laureano, batted in a run (whoa!) that gave the Guardians a 1-0 lead. He also kept it 1-0 because the Blue Jay who was on base remembered
You'll fall in love with Ramón Laureano's speed, but you'll want to marry Ramón Laureano's arm. W O W ! pic.twitter.com/3dRaPkL249— Oakland A's (@Athletics) August 12, 2018
David Fry was placed on the IL to make room.
• Julio Rodriguez made 3 amazing catches
• Ronald Acuna got HBP but X-rays were negative