The Cleveland Baseball Club were unable to bounce back against the Cubs as they lost their second consecutive game.
Cleveland was looking to get back into the win column Wednesday, but that was not in the cards. The Cubs handed Cleveland their second consecutive loss, this time by a score of 7-2.
Carlos Carrasco got the start for Cleveland and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits in 4.1 innings while striking out 7. Carrasco received no favors from a questionable strike zone as he walked 5 batters, something that is completely uncharacteristic of Cookie. The last time Carrasco walked 5 batters in a game was all the way back on April 16, 2017.
Cleveland’s bats managed more hits when compared to the previous loss, but. they were not able to translate them into runs. Franmil Reyes was the only player to have more than 1 hit (3-4). Jose Ramirez was the only player with an extra-base hit as he was 1-2 with a double and sacrifice fly. Cesar Hernandez (1-5) and Tyler Naquin (1-4) scored the two Cleveland runs. Francisco Lindor went 1-4, his lone hit being an RBI single in the 7th. Sandy Leon got Cleveland’s first hit from the catcher position in a long time.
Cleveland still ranks at or near the bottom of most offensive statistics. Unless this changes offensive performances like this will continue to be the norm.