CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Indians’ offense continued to whisper sweet things on Saturday night at Target Field.
Carlos Carrasco, supported by an adequate offense, would have had the opportunity to beat the twins. But there is nothing appropriate in the Indians’ offense in the first nine games of the season, which has been more than enlightened by their 3-0 defeat against Minnesota.
The Indians have marked 25 runs so far this season. They are averaging 2.78 runs per game. If their initial launch had been average rather than exceptional, their 5-4 record would be much worse than today.
“All in all, Carlos ends up giving up on three races,” said Indian manager Terry Francona. “They were all solo homers. Sometimes when you play Minnesota and you look up and say “You know what, we take three.” We have not committed any crime. So three seemed more. “
The Cherry Bomb Squad of Minnesota has made its way to victory.
Miguel Sano has come home twice and Eddie Rosario once. Sano’s first homer of the season brought the twins 1-0 lead in the third. Rosario made 2-0 with two out in the fourth. Sano returned to fifth place 3-0.
“Sano’s first humerus was on a good pitch,” said Carrasco. “The next two were on bad pitches, a kind of apartment on top of the area. . To be honest with you, I don’t know how Rosario hit that ball right there. He only went to the other side. I looked back and that ball was gone. “
Kenta Maeda (2-0, 1.64) faced the Indians for the first time in his career and made an impression. Maeda, acquired by the Dodgers in the off-season, allowed to run on six innings without shortcuts. He hit six and walked one.
The blow to the influence of Bradley Zimmer in the fifth was only the blow granted by Maeda. The only other Indian hitter to reach the base against him was Francisco Lindor with a walk in the first one.
“His change was the tone that gave us the most trouble,” said Francona. “I think the more you see a jug, the more it helps. But give it credit. He launched an excellent baseball game. It kept us out of balance. The two hits we had were infield hits. Frankie had a couple of line outs. Other than that, not much happened. “
The Indians are hitting .206 (57-for-277) for the season. In their three games against the twins, they are hitting .154 (14 by 91). They scored a 2-0 win on Thursday behind Shane Bieber’s eight unmarked innings. On Friday night, they lost 4-1 behind Mike Clevinger. On Saturday they have been closed for the second time this season.
They went 2, 1, 0 in three games against the team they have to beat to win AL Central. It is not exactly the type of countdown that evokes the dreams of post-season celebrations. Especially in a 60-game season where everything is a player in hyper drive.
Check out these flying Indians averages after Saturday night’s loss:
Greg Allen .000 (0-for-6), Yu Chang .167 (1-for-6), Jordan Luplow .000 (0-for-12), Oscar Mercado .091 (2-for-22), Franmil Reyes .200 (6-for-30) and Sandy Leon .154 (2-for-13).
Reyes and Domingo Santana (.188) made some contacts, but did not score a home race between them and they only combined three RBI.
Maeda faced 20 jokes over six innings. He didn’t throw many fast balls, mostly remaining with cursors and shifts. The Indians seemed confused against those out of speed shots from the top of the ladder right through Daniel Johnson, who was hitting in ninth place.
“The scouting report said it will throw cursors and shifts and a quick ball to get you changed,” said Lindor. “It was successful this way. I didn’t make any changes, so I didn’t have any hits from him.”
This series was supposed to be a matchup between Indian throwers and twins’ shots. The twins, with the exception of Thursday evening, beat the Indians on both counts.
The twins used the breeders Trevor May, Cody Stashak and Taylor Rogers to complete the two batter. Rogers earned his second save of the series after working an unscored ninth inning on Friday night.
The Indians managed 14 shots in the first three games of the series. Lindor had the second and final success of the Indians on Saturday night with an infield single in the seventh.
The four-game streak ends on Sunday when RHP Aaron Civale (1-0, 3.00) meets Minnesota’s right arm Tyler Clippard (0-0, 2.54) at 14:10. Homer Bailey was scheduled to start for the twins, but they announced the change last Saturday after the victory over the Indians. SportsTime Ohio and WTAM will bring the game.
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