On a relatively quiet Monday in the sports world, the Cleveland Indians shut out the Chicago White Sox by a score of 4-0. Carlos Carrasco pitched 7 scoreless innings, striking out 11 batters on his way to his 8th win of the season. The White Sox managed just two hits for the entire game. Lonnie Chisenhall was 3-4 on the day with an RBI, and Yan Gomes went 1-3 with 2 RBI. The Indians are now 35-29 on the season.
There was big news in the NBA, but it wasn’t about LeBron James or where his kid may be going to school, so it didn’t get a ton of media coverage. The Detroit Pistons have hired Dwane Casey as their new head coach. Casey coached the Toronto Raptors to a 59 win season this year, before getting swept out of the playoffs by the Cavs. Casey says he wants to expand Blake Griffin’s role on the team, even putting him at a point-forward position at times to bring the ball up the floor.
Looking over at the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons’ General Manager released a statement on star Wide Receiver Julio Jones. Jones will not be attending mandatory mini-camp as he holds out for a new contract. There are 7 Wide Receivers in the league that make more money per year than Jones does, and he doesn’t think that makes very much sense. Here is a look at the statement released by GM Thomas Dimitroff.
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) June 11, 2018
The Top Play of the Day comes from Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels. Trout hit two home runs last night, including this monster bomb 459 feet away. Trout has 21 home runs on the season, tied for the league lead with Boston’s J.D. Martinez.
— MLB (@MLB) June 12, 2018
In today’s action, the Indians continue with the White Sox while the Cincinnati Reds begin a new series in Kansas City against the Royals. NBA Free Agency talk is heating up, and the World Cup and US Open begin on Thursday.