Morning news and notes for Monday, May 24, 2021
Here’s to more good than bad this week!
Minnesota 8, Cleveland 5
Zach Plesac struggled. A late rally sent the game to extras. James Karinchak finally was hittable. With the loss, Cleveland falls to 24-20 on the season.
Cleveland Baseball Team News
From Mandy Bell:
Any time you start with a runner on second, you’re kind of pitching with traffic that he didn’t produce,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “Normally, even when he’s got the deep counts, he’s found a way to get out of it. Today, it didn’t work. I mean, the kid’s human. I think that’s the fourth or fifth hit he’s given up on the year. That’s pretty amazing.”
Karinchak was on the heels of a steller 1 1/3-innings performance that extended into the 10th inning on Saturday night, and Francona raved about how effective his incredible strikeout rate is when a runner starts the inning at second base. But just as Karinchak seemed to be settling into a groove, he showed his first signs of losing his control.
Huge loss for our offense. Absolutely need some guys to step up.
Cleveland is calling Franmil Reyes’ injury an internal oblique strain, following the imaging done after yesterday’s game.
His expected time table to return to ML game play is 5-7 weeks.
— Ryan Lewis (@ByRyanLewis) May 23, 2021
Miller was hitting .406 at Triple-A Columbus. Stay hot kid!
Around the League
- Tatis’ slam caps SD’s perfect homestand
- Rays’ winning streak up to 10
- Carlos Carrasco is still weeks away from a return
- Anthony Rizzo teaching ‘life lessons early’ by trading baseballs for nachos