Indians manager Terry Francona expected to see Oliver Perez run out of the bullpen. Pitching coach Carl Willis made the call for Dan Otero instead.
The mixup wholesale jerseys was a miserable one for the AL Central leaders.
Quite frankly, heart of hearts, I felt like Cody was going to get out of the situation, Willis said. But you know, I made the mistake, got the wrong guy up. It’s not that O-T can’t get the job done, but it probably wasn’t the best matchup.
Richard, who pitched for the Cubs in 2016 before being released and recharging his career with the Padres, is 2-1 lifetime against the Cubs with a 2.60 ERA and a .245 opponents’ batting average. Historically, Richard, 34, who lives off getting ground-ball outs, has always pitched better at Petco Park, where he is 32-29 in 81 games (79 starts) with a 3.30 ERA.
Like Richard, the 28-year-old Chatwood has terrible numbers over his three most recent starts — giving up 14 runs on 16 hits and seven walks with 10 strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings. Opposing hitters are batting .245 https://www.cheapjerseysonlinewholesale.us.com/ against Chatwood on the season.
But Chatwood has pitched better on the road (3.41 ERA) than at home (6.08) this season and has always liked facing the Padres, particularly at Petco Park.
Chatwood is 6-2 lifetime against the Padres with a 4.17 ERA in 13 games (11 starts). He has a 1.29 WHIP against the Padres and a .247 opponents’ batting average.
The numbers tilt even more in Chatwood’s favor at Petco Park, where he is 4-1 with a 2.84 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and .195 opponents’ batting average.
The 27-year-old outfielder is batting .282 with nine homers and 17 RBIs in 35 games this season. Since returning on June 22 from his first stint on the DL, Garcia was Chicago’s hottest hitter with a .333 average, eight homers and 13 RBIs before leaving Sunday’s game at Houston.
The White Sox added outfielder Ryan LaMarre, claimed off waivers from Minnesota, to their roster to take Garcia’s place.
Orioles: OF Jace Peterson sat out the game after bruising his knee in a collision with the wall on Monday night. … RHP Chris Tillman (back) allowed four earned runs over 6 1/3 innings for Class A Frederick. He will likely get one more rehab start before the Orioles decide if they want him back in the majors, where he’s 1-5 with a 10.46 ERA this season.
The Orioles recalled LHP Donnie Hart from Triple-A Norfolk and selected the contract of RHP Jhan Marinez from Norfolk. Baltimore optioned RHPs Ryan Meisinger and Yefry Ramirez to Norfolk after both pitched multiple innings Monday.