today, on June 19, the Cleveland Indians announced that Michael Brantley was removed from the Paternity List and placed on the 10-Day DL with a right ankle sprain, retroactive to June 16. he is eligible to return on June 26, as long as he receives clearance from the medical staff. this is Michael's first DL stint of the year.
screenshot cropped from a video on indians.com
Michael originally suffered a sprained right ankle in the game on
today, on June 16, the Cleveland Indians placed Michael Brantley on the Paternity List and recalled right-handed pitcher Adam Plutko from the Triple A Columbus Clippers to take his roster spot. a player can be absent from the team for up to three days once he's officially placed on this list.
Michael was not with the Tribe for their afternoon home game versus the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday on June 15 because his wife, Melissa, began having contractions during the night. Terry Francona told the story of what happened in his postgame presser via a video on the FOX Sports Ohio
youtube channel. "he had tried to line it up where she was gonna,
whatever, at 4:30, however, induce i guess. but last night in the middle
of the night, things started happening. so he texted me and i told him,
i said, 'get, get over there with her.' you never want to miss
something like that. or even go bat to at bat here and run over there.
my goodness. he kinda deserves the right to be with his family and do
that so... so we'll miss him for the weekend."
that means Michael will be gone for all four road games, including a doubleheader, against the Minnesota Twins. he is expected to rejoin the club on Monday, June 19 in Baltimore for the second leg of their trip, so said WTAM 1100 radio broadcaster Tom Hamilton.
Melissa gave birth to the new Brantley baby yesterday, a
for the first time in his career, Michael Brantley threw out
two baserunners in one game. the feat occurred on June 10, 2017, in the contest
versus the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. the last Indians player to
acquire two outfield assists in the same game was Rajai Davis, and he did it almost
exactly one year ago, on June 9, 2016, as the left fielder at Safeco Field in Seattle against the Mariners.
Michael's triumph began with the Indians already down, 4-0, in the top of the 2nd inning. Jose Abreu came to the plate to face Josh Tomlin with 2 outs and
Melky Cabrera at 1st base. after a 1-1 count, Abreu sent a line
drive double into left field. Michael retrieved the ball out of the corner, quickly spun around, and
threw a laser to the cutoff man, shortstop Francisco Lindor. because Lindor knew
Cabrera was on his way home, he made a relay throw to catcher Yan
Gomes, who applied the tag on Cabrera to end the top half of the inning and also give Michael what would be his
as promised, this is the blog containing Michael's total numbers so far this year. not everyone is curious about a baseball player's statistics within a month, i get that, but most fans are typically interested in current overall numbers, and that is why i now will be writing two blogs at the end of every month. these types of posts feature Michael's 2017 regular season numbers up to the point in the year that we're at. this particular blog covers April 3 to May 31. the format is the same as in my monthlies, except certain sections have been eliminated because they're just not all necessary here.
the main difference between my two blogs is this: the cumulative season blogs focus solely on Michael's numbers, while the monthlies provide stats as well as detailed information that i feel is important to document in regards to each month.
in case you're new or need a refresher, let me quickly give a rundown of what you can expect to find in my 2017 #s Through... blogs this season:
--current overall #s recap
--batting average competition
--team leads and career highs
--HR:RBI ratio, LOB, K Rate, and Outs
--reached base vs. left stranded (new section this year!)
and situational statistics
--#s versus AL Central Division teams
--interleague play #s
hi again, Brantley fans! let me begin by thanking everyone who read my Brantley's April 2017 #s blog. i know it was long, but i hope you at least found some of the stuff in there interesting! also, while i have no new viewers from the past month to acknowledge, i did notice an abundance of views from people in France. so i want to express my gratitude that you all took the time to check out my writing and read about Dr. Smooth! n'hésitez pas à partager mes publications si vous les aimez!😉
this blog contains Michael's numbers and additional pertinent information from the month of May. if you want season stats and details about his overall numbers so far in 2017, that separate post is linked at the bottom of this one.
and don't forget: if you haven't done so yet, please vote for Michael and your other favorite Cleveland Indians
to go to the 2017 All Star Game this July 11. click here for all the voting rules and tips on how to ensure that your ballots are being submitted correctly.
now let's get into Michael's May!
for Michael, the month of May was an anomaly. sure there were some definite highlights, but it was not