The drone craze has had an unfortunate impact on the ALCS. Josh Tomlin has to pitch Game 2 today for the Cleveland Indians after Trevor Bauer cut his little finger with a drone. Buer, who manager Terry Francona initially penciled in as the Game 2 starter, needed 10 stitches. Tomlin will pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays‘ 20-game winner J.A. Happ.
Game 1 was a pitcher’s duel, decided by one swing of the bat from Francisco Lindor, who hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning. It was all the Indians needed to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Here’s a preview of today’s pitching match-up. The game starts at 4 p.m. ET and will air on TBS in the U.S. and SNET in Canada.
J.A. Happ (20-4)
Happ finished the 2016 season with a 20-4 record and a 3.18 ERA in 32 starts. He had 163 strikeouts. This is his 10th season and was a part of the Philadelphia Phillies team that won the 2008 World Series. During the ALDS against the Texas Rangers, Happ won Game 2, going five innings.
Josh Tomlin (13-9)
Tomlin is in his seventh season, all with the Indians. He finished 2016 with a 13-9 record and a 4.40 ERA, with 110 strike outs in 29 starts. Tomlin won Game 3 of the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox, completing the sweep. It was the first postseason start of his career.
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