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Clevinger with a good outing but Pinder leads Athletics to victory on career night, Three Takeaways from 3-1 Loss

1.) Clevinger Contributes a Quality Start

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger, gave the Indians a quality start this evening.

Clevinger pitched 6 2/3 innings, gave up 5 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, 2 homers allowed, and threw 108 pitches/ 68 of them for strikes.

Clevinger had 7 strikeouts in the first 4 innings in his start this evening but did not add anymore following the 4th. Clevinger was one strikeout shy of tying his career-high in strikeouts (8).

Clevinger just had trouble with one batter in the Athletics lineup Chad Pinder, Pinder was 2-2 against Clevinger and hit two homers off of him, he also drove in 3 RBIs.

Pinder had a career-high three hits, recorded his first multi-homer game, and also set a career-high of 3 RBIs in a game.

Indians pitching in the first three games of the series have struck out 42 Athletics batters.

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Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.

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