Is there currently a more sympathetic figure in baseball than Cleveland Indians‘ ace Corey Kluber?
Last year’s AL Cy Young Award winner has had some struggles early on this season, but is still putting forth quality starts more often than not. He made history last week against the St. Louis Cardinals when he struck out 18 and allowed one hit in eight innings. In his follow up appearance last night against the Chicago White Sox, he K’d another 12, giving him a combined 30 strikeouts in his last two starts.
You’d think a night with that many strikeouts and just one earned run would result in a win for Kluber. Of course, you’d be dead wrong.