MLB Podcast - Episode 54: COVID, Chaos and Early Observations
Greg Jewett and Colby Conway discuss the recent news around the MLB
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Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI to lead the Indians to a 5-4 win over the White Sox on Thursday.
That's a four-game sweep for Cleveland. Hernandez is batting .375 with a homer and four doubles in 12 games since the Indians dropped him from first to second in the lineup. He has 19 doubles overall, which is three more than any other American Leaguer.
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Zach Plesac pitched 6 2/3 innings of four-run ball Thursday against the White Sox.
Plesac seemed destined to take a loss after giving up three runs in the top of the seventh, but the Indians came back from a 4-1 deficit to win the game. The one bad inning means Plesac will finish with a 2.28 ERA in 55 1/3 innings. He would have come in at 1.81 had the Indians removed him after six.
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Brad Hand earned his 15th save with a perfect ninth against the White Sox on Thursday.
Hand has pitched four of the last five days, earning two saves and a win during the span. He should get a break Friday, which could create a save chance for James Karinchak if the Indians have a late lead.
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Dallas Keuchel held the Indians to one run over six innings in a no-decision Thursday.
Incredibly enough, Keuchel is going to finish the shortened season with a 1.99 ERA. He allowed a total of one earned run over 20 innings in September. It'll probably earn him some Cy Young votes in a pretty unsettled race behind obvious leader Shane Bieber.
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Carlos Rodon took a loss in relief in his return from the injured list, giving up a run and two hits in the seventh against the Indians.
Jimmy Cordero started the seventh with the White Sox up 4-1 and gave up three straight singles (one on a botched play defensively) before rebounding to retire two in a row. Manager Rick Renteria then made the curious move to summon Rodon with the bases loaded in his first appearance in over seven weeks and his first major league relief outing since 2015. Rodon gave up a two-run single and then a two-run double to put the Indians on top 5-4 before retiring Carlos Santana to end the inning. Maybe the White Sox figured it was more important to test Rodon in a crucial situation in advance of the postseason than it was to win the game tonight. Either way, he definitely flunked. He'll get another chance this weekend before the White Sox have to decide on his status for next week.
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Jeimer Candelario left Thursday's game against the Royals with tightness in his lower back.
Candelario exited the contest in the fourth inning, and was replaced by Brandon Dixon. The Tigers are calling Candelario day-to-day. He's had a strong two months in 2020 with a .301 average, .881 OPS and seven homers coming into the contest.
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Jose Ramirez doubled twice and drove in two runs Thursday against the White Sox.
With two homers and eight RBI, Ramirez outperformed fellow MVP candidates Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson as the Indians pulled off a four-game sweep of the White Sox, leaving them just one game back of their rivals in the standings. It should make him the clear MVP favorite at this point. He's batting .292 with 17 homers and 46 RBI, and his OPS is all of the way up to .992.
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Yasmani Grandal went 0-for-4 with an RBI and two strikeouts in his return to the White Sox lineup Thursday.
Grandal missed two games after getting hit in the right hand by a foul tip on Monday. Even though it seemed like an injury that could affect him offensively, the White Sox put him right back into the third spot in the lineup tonight.
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