3. Frankie Makes Up for 5th Inning Mistake
The sign of a good young player in his ability to learn from and not allow mistakes to bother them. Indians sensational shortstop Francisco Lindor showed that in a number of ways on Wednesday, having a monster night following an unfortunate error in the 5th that allowed the Rangers to take a two-run lead.
Lindor took a two-out grounder and instead of throwing to first, tried to race to second base for what would have been a force out. After Shin-Soo Choo outraced Lindor, the shortstop made an ill advised throw to first, one that seemed to catch Edwin Encarnacion off guard.
Two runs scored to make it 4-2 Rangers, but not for long. Lindor came up in the 6th with a solo homer to make it 4-3, but what he’ll be remembered for is his monster grand slam, the first of his career, with one out in the 9th to give the Indians a 9-6 lead.
The maturity of Lindor was never in question, but after the game on the STO interview he was more upset about costing his pal Danny Salazar a chance to get a win with his error, not instead celebrating his game-winning grand slam.
The 23-year-old is one heck of a special player, and once again proved that with two homers, five runs batted in, and an interview that showed just how humble he is as a team player.
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