I, on the other hand, drew the short straw, and watched the Indians game so I could write about it here. But frankly there isn’t much to write about.
The two starting pitchers did their jobs well. Tribe starter Danny Salazar went seven strong innings, with his only real mistake happening in the troublesome second inning, when he gave up a two-run triple to Norichika Aoki. That was the last hit Salazar gave up, and those two runs were all the Mariners scored, but they were enough, because their starter Taijuan Walker pitched his third consecutive solid game. He allowed only three hits over six innings, and allowed only one run, which came on a third-inning sacrifice fly from Jason Kipnis. Walker left the game after six innings with a 2-1 lead, and the Mariners’ bullpen made it hold up. Overall the Indians had only six baserunners all game, which isn’t exactly the recipe for an offensive onslaught.
After three starts, Salazar’s ERA is an impressive 1.47. It’s a shame the Tribe bats couldn’t get a win for the guy.