The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
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- Jay Bruce actually had 2 singles in this one, and Brandon Phillips singled and took a walk (!!).
- During the bullpen's bullpenning, Jason Kipnis walked, moved to 2B on another walk, moved to 3B on yet another walk, and then walked home on a walk, too. According to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian, that was the first time since 1969 that a Cleveland batter/baserunner had that opportunity.
- Because this recap is fun, it's worth noting that Kipnis held the record for precisely never, since Mike Napoli was behind him in the order and was afforded the exact same opportunity.
- Apparently Michael Lorenzen is back to throwing again, though MLB.com's Mark Sheldon mentions that when he returns, it could be as a reliever instead of as a starter. Well, good for Mike, since that's certainly where the job postings are going to be.
- In other news considered better than anything we saw in tonight's contest, Anthony DeSclafani threw off a mound again on Tuesday, as The Enquirer's Zach Buchanan mentioned earlier. So, there's that, which still means he's at least another fifteen to twenty bullpen meltdowns away from rejoining the starting rotation, at best.
- The Cleveland train will barrel towards Cincinnati after tonight, while the Reds' train will stumble back battered and limping with its tail between its legs. Mike Clevinger will make his big league debut for the Indians in Wednesday's tie at GABP, with Brandon Finnegan looking to right the ship for the Reds. First pitch will be back to the normal 7:10 PM ET, should you choose to tune in again.