I do not have it in me to write a particularly good recap tonight, and so I will write a very bad one. You have been warned.
The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs by a final score of 4-0 tonight. The Cleveland Indians improved their record to 40-30. The Cleveland Indians are only two games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox, who are also in first place atop the AL Central standings
So on the mound and stuff, uh, Aaron Civale looked really good! I mean! He did until something happened and then all of the coaches left the dugout and they walked to the mound and they looked at Aaron’s hand a poked it a lot and somebody pointed at his finger and Aaron was like “Yeah, this hurts” and the coach was like “OK let me touch it” and Aaron was like “No it hurts” and the coach was like “OK you cannot baseball” and Aaron said, “Aw.”
Bryan Shaw relieved Civale and earned the praise of the official scorekeeper via the win. It wasn’t quite a five-and-four, but that is only because of the one extra batter retired by Shaw. He finished the fifth for Civale, then pitched the sixth. Subsequent innings saw Nick Wittgren, Emmanuel Clase, and Jim…