It's expected that All-Star Michael Brantley will take over DH duties if Encarnacion is unable to play in Game 3 against the Yankees on Sunday.
The Cleveland Indians will send Corey Kluber to the mound against CC Sabathia Wednesday night at Progressive Field. (Video replay guru) Brett Weber has been so good at what he does that when he tells me something's not inconclusive, I believe him because he's so good.
After all, this Indians' team has most of the same guys from their 2016 club that took a 3-1 lead on the Cubs in the World Series and then lost three in a row.
"Very seldom have I ever wasted a challenge when it wasn't conclusive", he added.
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The didn't cross into Bears territory until there were less than 5 minutes before half, and another Floyd sack knocked them back. He had no business taking the field Monday night, and the Vikings should be ashamed for how they let this play out.
The victor faces Houston in the AL Championship Series after the Astros finished off Boston in four games Monday to win their ALDS. I can't really look back and reflect on the season at this point in time. It is easy to forget when your team has everything go wrong- including falling behind by five runs- but still manages to find victory and put themselves within one win of the American League Championship Series. But you know what they say - you can't predict baseball, Suzyn. It is easy to forget when your team wins its division by 17 games despite the second-place team making the postseason. Most important, the 23-year-old ace stepped up in a big way on Monday night. All Judge needed was a small hop, an extended reach, and the good fortune that none of the gloves behind him came between the ball and his glove. Or so I hope after he laid an egg in Game 2.
The best thing to do now is just forget that trip to NY ever happened. He is 3-1 with a 1.44 ERA in four starts at Yankee Stadium - one of them a brilliant outing in 2014 that resurrected his career as a starting pitcher.
This time, Bauer couldn't get out of a second inning that was extended due to Indians third baseman Giovanny Urshela, usually a defensive whiz, ole-ing on Starlin Castro's one-out groundball. The Yankees, with a new core of Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird and Luis Severino and a strong farm system, appear on the verge of being a strong team for years to come. One was that he wanted his team to jump on him early and that is exactly what they did.
With Trevor Bauer struggling in the second inning, sitting at 55 pitches, Francona had no choice but to go to his bullpen to stop the bleeding. Judge also broke Babe Ruth's single season record (32) of home runs hit in Yankees Stadium with 33.
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"The whole night, we made it hard on ourselves to win", manager Terry Francona said.
As these things sometimes go these days, the Indians used eight pitchers to three for the Yankees, if you count Dellin Betances, for whom the strike zone was a mystery (he had to be removed following two walks to the two batters he faced). "We're looking forward to it".
If the Yankees get past Carrasco and Game 3, it will be Josh Tomlin on the Game 4 (or at least it's listed as for now). It certainly doesn't seem likely. Overall, he was 1-1 against the Tribe with a 2.70 ERA. New York's hitters had a combined.155 batting average against Kluber before Game 2. Judge signed a deal worth almost $2 million in 2013 to go play Class A level in the minors.
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