Indians manager Terry Francona apologizes to team for bullpen blunder
Indians manager Terry Francona spent the night tossing, turning and trying to forget.
Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall will miss eight to 10 weeks because of his nagging left calf injury, and right-hander Josh Tomlin was placed on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring Tuesday.
There are tough losses during the course of a season. And then there are troubling ones — like what happened Tuesday night.
When he arrived at Progressive Field for the series finale, Francona felt the need to apologize to his players for his role in the gut-wrenching defeat, which wasted a brilliant performance by All-Star Trevor Bauer, who struck out https://www.cheapnfljerseysu.com/ 12 in eight innings.
It falls on me, Francona said. But then, you’ve got to move on, too. So the best way for me to do that was I actually talked to the team and told them that I thought I messed up. And I apologized because I don’t like messing up. And inadvertently I came in last night and I thought took responsibility. But I also put OT in a tough spot. And I didn’t want to do that.
So I told the guys. I said, ‘Hey man, that was not my intention.’ So I thought that was the best way for me to move on. It was a tough one. It was a tough night. I didn’t sleep very good.
Francona said Willis, bench coach Brad Mills and bullpen coach Scott Atchison all felt culpable in the loss, but the Indians manager made it clear he’s the one who bears responsibility.
The fastball velo was up a couple ticks than it normally is, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said about Lauer. He was beating us with the fastball. I thought there were some well-hit balls tonight. … Munce put a good swing late. But we really didn’t threaten all night.
Lauer improved to 2-0 against Los Angeles.
It’s the Dodgers, wholesale nfl jerseys man, he said. Nobody likes the Dodgers. You want to get them a little more than any other team. I’ve been fortunate to do good against them so far. Hopefully I can keep it rolling against them, he said.
Myers homered for the sixth time in four games and Hedges had a three-run shot.
Myers, who has played in only 28 games this season due to injuries, has heated up after a second stint on the disabled list. He hit three home runs Saturday in a 20-5 loss at Arizona, hit another in the 16th inning on Sunday to give the Padres a 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks, and then homered in the ninth inning of an 8-2 loss to Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Monday night.