The Ace of the AL did it again in game two. Bieber went nine innings, with 11 strikeouts, one walk, and three hits. Sure, the game went into the 10th, but Bieber had done all he needed to do to earn the win for the Tribe. Bieber is leading the Majors with 35 strikeouts and has a pristine 2.11 ERA. He’s clearly the favorite to win the AL Cy Young as of right now and could possibly earn more MVP votes than Jose Ramirez if Bieber continues to be this productive.
The big free agent get of Eddie Rosario paid dividends in the White Sox series, going 4-13, with two RBI’s, one home run, and only three strikeouts. Rosario hitting .307 for the series is a nice change of pace from the rest of the lineup. The consistency he’s showing should help the team out when they have stretches as they did against the Sox.
He may have some dumb opinions, but James Karinchak is becoming a reliable force in the bullpen. He pitched two shutout innings of baseball, with three strikeouts, and just one hit.