It appeared Tuesdaythat some NBA-style
It appeared Tuesdaythat some NBA-style, Kyrie-vs.-LeBron Twitter pettine s was breaking out after the Indians’ bullpen had a ninth-inning meltdown. By one account, a former Tribe reliever was taking a dig at his ex-mates.Whoops, wait, sorry, put those typing thumbs down. Wrong guy.ANTI-ALL-STARS: Players struggling under weight of expectationsFirst, the background: Cleveland lost 7-4 to the Reds after giving up all of Cincinnati’s runs with two outs in the top of the ninth. Closer Cody Allen was the main culprit. Zack Meisel, Indians reporter https://www.yankeesedges.com/new-york-yankees/johnny-damon-jersey for The Athletic, tweeted this postgame update:The Indians’ bullpen ranks last in MLB with a 5.37 ERA. Andrew Miller alone is not going to fix that. Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) July 11, 2018That was followed by what peoplethought was a salty response:This entire night is one, giant wait, what? pic.twitter.com/hqRiRgFmGq Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) July 11, 2018Bryan Shaw? Hmmmmm. He was a bullpen workhorse in Cleveland for a bunch of years before signing with the Rockies for a lot of money in the offseason. Now he’s hurt after beingineffective .. .Fans in Northeast Ohio know where this is going. See, there’s also a Bryan Shaw who’s a Cleveland weatherman, and, well . . .pic.twitter.com/HzOtRT3bPv Bryan Shaw (@WxShaw) July 11, 2018Yep, him. For the record, Shaw the pitcher was watching the Rockies play the Diamondbacks at Yogi Berra Jersey Coors Field.Before Tribe Twitter felt the disappointment, it felt the rage and was there for the potential drama:Isn’t Shaw’s ERA north of 7? Patrick Andres (@PAndres2001) July 11, 2018Says the guy with a 7.57 era Mark Mitchell (@MarkPMitchell) July 11, 2018that’s Bryan “7.57 ERA” Shaw with the trolling… Ed (@EdKore) July 11, 2018It did have a legit topic about which Didi Gregorius Jersey to hate-type, though:Manager Terry Francona and pitching coach Carl Willis had a dugout miscommunication and the wrong reliever (Dan Otero instead of Oliver Perez) came in to face Joey Votto in the ninth.Why Dan Otero instead of Oliver Perez in the ninth? Terry Francona told Carl Willis to call for OP on the bullpen phone. Willis thought he said OT. When Otero entered, Francona was surprised.Can’t make this stuff up. Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) July 11, 2018Reviewing video replay, Terry Francona appears to motion with his left arm when walking to the mound to make the pitching change. Little did he know, only a righty awaited. What a blunder. Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) July 11, 2018Votto delivered a bases-loaded double to give the Reds the lead.