What does Carlos Santana mean for the Cleveland Indians?
First and foremost, he has pretty much won one race for two consecutive days. Slice that by Win Probability Adding or pondering how to undo two blown Brad hand parades: The entire feeling of the season could be quite different now if Santana does not get through in the clutch.
He has also reached some important milestones on this swing.
This homerun provides Santana 2000 career bases with the Indians leading the team for the 2000s.
The only other players with 2000+ The base of the Indians since 1947 are Thome, Vizquel, Doby, Lofton and Manny Ramirez. Pretty good company.
– Jason Lukehart (@JasonLukehart) 13th August 2019
But you can not end your evening with a swing. Santana went for a walk for 3-4. He anchored the center of the job that struck out of the three hole. Behind him, Franmil Reyes and Jose Ramirez both scored a homerun 2: 4. I'm not saying he magically made the guys behind him better. It's just wonderful to look at an Indian boxing score and see how the core of the order absolutely destroys baseball left and right. It seems a long time ago that we had this kind of power hazard in Cleveland.
And we did not even have Puig tonight!
Will you be able to reclaim the game?
This is fast becoming a Carlos Santana celebration. I will let this go.
I will briefly mention the extraordinary games made by the defense tonight. They found an important double in the fourth inning, possibly triggering a catastrophic inning for Plesac that the Red Sox had well throughout the night. Several catches on the wall prevented runs. Greg Allen threw Xander Bogaerts into second place after messing a bit earlier in the game.
I will also talk about the pitching shortly. The pitching of Plesac in today's game felt like the chase at the end of The Wrong Trousers, in which Gromit angrily moved the tracks in front of the train to make sure he was moving forward. I expected the Red Sox to break out for a dozen runs at any one time, but that moment never materialized.
It was not an unbelievably effective excursion. However, Plesac found a way to avoid major damage by making five innings and allowing four runs. The cop began where he had stopped: somehow holding long flyballs in the park and avoiding the catastrophe. Mostly. Hunter Wood took a liner off his leg. Tyler Clippard got Jackie Bradley Jr. to show up, and somehow the ball just swam away as he screamed my people needed me before he landed on the bleachers that combined for a goalless eighth. After that hand fought again with the command. He left on foot two and after giving up the binding run, he needed another good game on the wall so as not to give up. 19659016] YOU HAVE RIGHT!
Carlos Santana is one of 25 players in baseball history with over 5900 regular season record appearances and zero sacrifices. https://t.co/QnCeMN6tIK[19459003lightboxes-KevinDean(@kvnbsbl) August 13, 2019
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