Record Setting Indians Pitching Staff

From ESPN:

Trevor Bauer struck out nine Astros batters on Wednesday to run his season strikeout total to 102, and joining Corey KluberCarlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar as Indians pitchers in triple digits. No other team in major-league history has had four players with 100 or more strikeouts as few as 84 games into a season. Prior to this year, the fewest games that any team needed to have four pitchers accumulate 100 strikeouts was 89, by the Dodgers in 1960 (Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax, Johnny Podres and Stan Williams)

Right now the Indians are 40-44, three games behind the Tigers.  Hmmm, I wonder if the Tigers need to watch out below?

AL Wild Card – Rays 4 Indians 0

Well the Indians offense looked like the Tigers offense.  The red hot Indians got cooled off by the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Indians had several chances to score, they had 9 hits, but couldn’t push across a single run.  (Is this the Indians or the Tigers?)

The key moment in the game was in the bottom of the 4th when the Indians had the bases loaded with 1 out and Asdrubal Cabrera at the plate.  Alex Cobb got Cabrera to hit into a 3-6-1 double play to end the threat and the inning.

Nick Swisher had chances as well but went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts and left 5 runners on base.

The Rays are off to meet the Red Sox and I’m picking the Rays in 6.

“God I love baseball.” -Roy Hobbs | The Natural


Armando Galarraga was perfect tonight although he won’t get credit for a perfect game.  After Armando retired the first 26 batters of the game, Jason Donald hit a ground ball between first and second.  Miguel Cabrera fielded the ball and threw to Galarraga in plenty of time to get Donald and solidify a perfect game.  The only problem was that first base umpire Jim Joyce called Donald safe.

Mark Grudzielanek led off the ninth with a deep drive to left center.  Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson made a Willie Mays, over the shoulder, catch and the perfect game seemed like destiny.  But it was not to be.

The final line for Galarraga was 9 innings, 0 BBI, 3 strike outs, and 1 gift hit.

The good news is that the Tigers beat the Indians 3-0.

I’ve never felt so terrible after a Tiger win.