Hunter Strickland is “embarrassed”

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After his little meltdown at Salvador Perez on Wednesday night, Hunter Strickland said he was caught up in the moment and talked about “miscommunication” and stuff, but he pretty well undersold it. Strickland didn’t have some confusing verbal interaction with Perez. He just went momentarily nutty.

He addressed it again yesterday. He seemed to get the point a bit better with a day of reflection:

“I’m embarrassed. I’m not going to deny it. I’ve got a lot of respect for those guys over there. I do. It happened and I can’t take it back. There’s a lot of emotion going on but you’ve got to control it. That’s part of your job. You’ve got to be under control no matter how upset you are.”

Better.

Of course, he’s still in a bit of denial about other things. Later in the article he talks about how he’s prepared to pitch in another World Series game which, boy howdy, if that happens it either means Bruce Bochy has lost his meds or else it’s a 15-run blowout.

Carlos Carrasco pitched in game action

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Indians starter Carlos Carrasco was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this summer. He’d been out since June. Despite that diagnosis, he and the Indians insisted that he would make every effort to come back this year. Yesterday he took a big step in that direction, making his first rehab appearance at Double-A Akron.

He only tossed one inning, walking one batter and striking out another. He thew 16 pitches but cranked it up to 97 with his first offering. Not too shabby.

It’s unclear what the timetable is for him returning to Cleveland. If they intend to use him as a starter again he’ll obviously need several more appearances to get stretched out. If he’s to be used as a reliever, fewer obviously. What his stamina level is and will be is also an open question.

However that gets sorted out, it’s good so have him back in action.