Morning news and notes for Monday, April 19, 2021
Here’s to more good than bad this week!
Cleveland 6, Cincinnati 3
Shane Bieber. Home runs. A win! Cleveland jumps back up above .500, not 8-7 on the season.
Cleveland Baseball Team News
From Mandy Bell:
Add some space in the Major League Baseball record books, because Shane Bieber needs some room to write his name beside yet another unprecedented achievement.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Bieber became the first pitcher to record at least 10 strikeouts in each of his first four starts of a season since 1893 in the Indians’ 6-3 victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park on Sunday. And even though he had 13 K’s in eight innings, Bieber said he had no idea he had that many when he walked off the mound.
“Today was one of those days where it kind of just happened,” Bieber said. “I guess once you feel that rhythm and get the momentum moving forward, good things are gonna happen and, you know, I guess that’s where everything kind of started stacking up.”
Terry Pluto examines our struggling offense. Spoiler ... he doesn’t inspire a lot of hope.