Cleveland Baseball Club pitching surrendered four home runs to the bats of the Chicago White Sox in an 8-5 loss on Tuesday.
The good news, Cleveland managed to get some hits off of White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon. The bad news, Chicago pummeled Cleveland’s pitching in what ended up as an 8-5 loss.
Zach Plesac was the pitcher for Cleveland and while he did pitch better than last time, it still was not great. Plesac gave up 6 runs on 7 hits in 5 innings. The White Sox were not fooled by what Plesac had to offer and simply made him pay. Tim Anderson and Jose Abreu both homered twice off of Pleasc, both solo shots. Abreu would homer later off of Sam Hentges while Yasmani Grandal sent a Cal Quantrill pitch into the stands.
Cleveland’s offense kept things a bit more competitive in this go around as it was only a one-run game through 4 innings. Cleveland did cut into Chicago’s late in the game, but by then it was too late. The issue for Cleveland continues to be a lineup that is failing to get hits. There are only two regulars hitting above .260 on the year and that is a huge problem. It is still early in the season and plenty of time to turn it around, but this not necessarily murderer’s row that is getting put out that each and every day.