Morning news and notes for Monday, Aug. 23, 2021
Here’s to more good than bad this week!
Cleveland 3, LA 0
Cal Quantrill was fantastic, throwing seven innings of shutout baseball. With the win, the Guardians are back to .500 on the season.
Cleveland Guardians news
From Mandy Bell:
Quantrill had been elite since the second half of the season got underway, but last time out, he struggled more than he had in his previous six starts. But if there was any concern that his dominance was nearing its end, he quickly proved just the opposite. He was electric, allowing just a leadoff single to Ohtani in the first and a base hit to David Fletcher in the third. Aside from two walks, Quantrill retired the rest of the batters he faced, including striking out the side in the fourth. His nine K’s were his second-highest total of the season, as he fanned 10 against the Tigers on Aug. 6.
“Since the All-Star break, it just seems like he’s commanding more of his pitches, you know?” Indians acting manager DeMarlo Hale said. “You think about the nine strikeouts he had tonight, he used his cutter a little bit more. He also got a couple strikeouts with his fastball and also his slider. You see him pitching, he’s using his repertoire much better and it’s just not one or two pitches that he’s going to. He’s been throwing the ball and pitching the ball very well.”
Franmil Reyes, José Ramírez and Amed Rosario are joining the New Jersey Little League team in outdoor games. It doesn’t appear that they know the rules of this one, but Franmil and Amed are still accusing each other of cheating anyway. pic.twitter.com/oHDWUZGhxg
— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) August 22, 2021
Here’s Cleveland president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti sliding down the hill behind the Little League complex pic.twitter.com/T65TudQ2o9
— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) August 22, 2021
Around the league
- Miggy hits 500th HR.
- Giants edge A’s, become first team to 80 wins,
- Orioles fall to Braves, now sporting an 18-game losing streak.