A baseball legend once said, “it ain’t over, till it’s over.” While over-analyzing any Yogi Berra quote is not recommended, we’re guessing the Cleveland Indians knew exactly what he was talking about during Monday’s unbelievable comeback win. Facing a seven-run deficit in the fourth inning, the Indians didn’t just pack their bags and hope for better a day tomorrow. Cleveland experienced that almost immediately.
The Chicago Cubs wasted a fine pitching performance by Mike Montgomery, stranding 11 runners and allowing three unearned runs to lose Sunday to the Miami Marlins, 4-2. Miami's Ichiro Suzuki, 43, became the oldest player to start in center field since at least 1900, surpassing Rickey Henderson. Suzuki batted leadoff for the first time this year and went 0 for 4, dropping his average to .200.
The Cleveland Indians haven’t had a pitching prospect quite like Triston McKenzie in at least a decade. Picked in the first round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Royal Palm Beach High School, McKenzie has had a rocket strapped to his back in the Tribe minor league system. The wiry 6’5” right-hander weighs just 165 pounds, and his stuff projects to get even nastier as he continues to fill out his lanky frame. Despite being just 19 years old, he began the 2017 season in High-A Lynchburg, squaring off against players on average four years older than him. How has he responded? McKenzie currently leads the Carolina League in strikeouts by 16, with 99 thus far in just 77.1 innings pitched. He’s also top