Hey hey! Baseball is back!
After the most boring week in the whole sports year (okay, the Derby and All-Star Game were both pretty good), the Indians are finally back in action… a little later than a normal Friday night game, too.
The Indians are in Oakland to do battle with the Oakland Athletics. Cookie Carrasco will take the hill for the Indians, and Sonny Gray will be his counterpart for Oakland.
Carrasco is Carrasco – he’s excellent, he makes me happy, and he’s 10-3 on the season. He’s one of the best pitchers in the league, even if he gets overshadowed by the human cyborg that is Corey Kluber.
Gray is the ace of the Oakland staff, and he has a 3.45 ERA in his last seven starts, but it was the start before that streak (at Cleveland) where he got rocked and didn’t make it five innings. Let’s hope for a repeat of that tonight.
Baseball is back!