Tribe bats continue to be silent in 3-0 loss to Twins
BY ANDREW GUARINO
INDIANS BEAT WRITER
The Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-0 Saturday evening at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
It is a new season but the same problem for the Indians, their lack luster offense. Kenta Maeda, Trevor May, Cody Stashak and Taylor Rogers managed to shutout the Indians. Since arriving in Minnesota on Thursday, the Indians have scored a dismal three runs in 27 innings, so one run a game. Unfortunately, no matter how good the Indians pitching is, one run will not be enough to win many games. Carlos Carrasco was not great for the Indians Saturday night but was far from horrible. Carrasco went six innings, giving up three runs on five hits while walking one and striking out five. He made three mistakes on pitches: he left in the middle of the plate and all his mistakes were deposited into the empty seats of Target Field. Miguel Sano got him twice once in the third and again in the fifth. Eddie Rosario got one in the fourth. All were solo home runs. Kenta Maeda was great for the Twins six innings, while giving up just one hit.
The Indians only had two hits in this game. Honestly, they were fortunate to get those as both. Bradley Zimmer got the first hit in the fifth and it was a broken bat single, the other from Francisco Lindor was a single with a shift on where Miguel Sano could not get back to the bag fast enough.
Looking ahead: The Indians and Twins will finish up their four-game series tomorrow from Target Field at 2:10 pm. The pitching matchup will be Aaron Civale for the Indians versus Homer Bailey of the Twins. In his first start of the year for the Indians Civale went six innings, giving up seven hits, two runs while walking one and striking out nine versus the Chicago White Sox. Homer Bailey whose first match up of the year was versus the St Louis Cardinals, where he pitched five innings, giving up two runs on four hits while walking two and striking out two.
POSTED 08/01/2020 22:17