The Indians lost to the Royals 2-0 last night. The Royals’ two runs came as a direct result of Indians’ defensive miscues. After the game starter Carlos Carrasco had this to say:
“Everything was good. Everything was perfect right there. We should have made those plays right there. It cost me two runs. I thought they had a pretty good chance of making those plays, but sometimes we don’t make them and it costs us runs.”
That is not exactly an excoriation, but it is more than you usually hear from a pitcher who is betrayed by his defense. The usual policy is to say nothing about it or to talk about it being a team effort or whatever.
Carrasco came in to the clubhouse this afternoon, however, and apologized for his comments:
Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco has issued an apology for his postgame comments that were critical of his defense: pic.twitter.com/OQOjy1ifoK
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) September 23, 2014
Maybe so. But let’s be honest: Carrasco didn’t say anything about the Indians defense that Cleveland fans haven’t been saying all season. It’s been a remarkably poor defensive bunch.