RHP Gavin Floyd (right elbow fracture) made his first rehab start for Cleveland’s rookie league team in the Arizona Summer League and, according to manager Terry Francona, his velocity reached 94 miles per hour .
Josh Tomlin earned his first victory since last August as the Cleveland Indians kicked off a four-game weekend series in the Bronx with a 3-2 win over those delightful underdog scamps, the New York Yankees.
Reds’ rookie John Lamb, who went six innings in his major league debut last Friday, lasted 5 1-3 innings in his second career start. Now 30 years old and married with a newborn daughter, it’s possible that The Little Cowboy will raise his game one more notch beyond the impressive over-achievement bar he’s already set (we are talking about a 19th round pick, after all). He has allowed three earned runs or less while pitching at least five innings but the Yankees have supported him with two runs.
“Sometimes you’ve got to be like that, especially when you’re playing in a city like New York, where the expectations are going to be high”. Ruf followed with a homer on the next pitch to give the Phillies back-to-back home runs for the first time this season. “I’ll tell you what he’s done a pretty good job”.
During his speech, Posada wished Indians utility man Mike Aviles and his family best wishes as their 4-year-old daughter undergoes treatment for Leukemia. He walked four, but he also struck out six and routinely got big outs to leave runners stranded, including a two-on, two-out ground ball to shortstop on his 107th and final pitch of the afternoon. “I understand that. But it’s a real important time”.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi stuck with Severino to finish off the sixth inning even though he’d walked his previous two batters.
RAYS 1, ASTROS 0: Chris Archer pitched a one-hitter, allowing only a fifth-inning single by Colby Rasmus, and struck out 11 to lead Tampa Bay at Houston. He fanned New York designated hitter Alex Rodriguez twice, getting him on a changeup in the first and a curveball in the fourth. It’s their most first-inning runs in an entire season since 2012 when they scored 118.
“I ejected him for leaving his position to argue balls and strikes”, Iassogna told a pool reporter.
“Obviously you don’t want to have the injuries”, Tomlin said. “Hit the groundball back to him and he didn’t check the runner and then didn’t move his feet and then he kind of kicked it in gear, throwing 97 by the time he came out”. Rougned Odor ended the no-hitter with a double to left, but Texas never got a runner past second base. “Especially against a team like this that can hit”.
The Cleveland Indians need a win after losing six of their last 10 games. Michael Brantley had 2 hit’s and 2 rbi and Jose Ramirez had 3 hit’s and 3 run’s. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 136 hits and 39 RBI while Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana have combined for 125 RBI.
Gardner lined a 1-1 fastball down the right field line off the top of the wall and into the first row for his 12th home run and a 2-0 lead. “He didn’t locate it as well as recently which led to some troubles”. “This is a kid we all saw grow up in front of us and become a superstar”, Girardi said.