2) Silly mistakes
All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor uncharacteristically had two errors (9th and 10th) Friday night. The first being on a bad throw to Corey Kluber on what would’ve been a double play, the bad throw ultimately led to a Twins run. His next mistake was on a hotly contested grounder to short that he struggled with, again resulting in a Minnesota run.
Lindor is still one of the best shortstops in all of baseball, regardless if we’re talking hitting or fielding, but he had 10 errors all of last season, so he must shore things up as we head into the dog days of summer.
Lindor wasn’t the only who cost the Indians a run, relief pitcher Tyler Olson balked in a run for the Twins. These type of mistakes are tough to overcome I don’t care how talented you are.