Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Indians had costly bullpen miscommunication in loss

Indians had costly bullpen miscommunication in loss

Reds starter Sal Romano gave up two solo home runs in the first inning on Tuesday and started the second inning with a walk and a double.

After Trevor Bauer had dominated the Cincinnati Reds with 12 strikeouts over eight scoreless innings, the Reds scored seven off Cody Allen and Dan Otero - all with two outs - en route to a 7-4 win.

Alas, things are rarely that simple.

Jul 10, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona (77) and the Indians infield point to the dugout during a pitching change during the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Progressive Field. After one intentional walk and one unintentional walk, it was 4-3 and the bases were loaded, and Manager Terry Francona chose to make another call to the bullpen.

Thus, Otero began warming up, and when the call to the bullpen came through, entered the game.

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"When I saw OT coming through the gate, it was not the guy I was expecting", Francona said.

The right-handed Otero, pitching for the fourth time in five days, came on to face Joey Votto, a left-handed hitter. Cleveland tacked on two more in the second to double their lead.

Francona's affinity for nicknames - Perez is "OP;" Otero is "OT" - cost him dearly, too. "I know Carl's beating himself up right now, but that one lands on me". I brought the wrong guy up. "It's not that O-T can't get the job done, but it probably wasn't the best matchup". "I need you to just get outs". But Votto was actually 0-for-4 vs Otero until the double that won the game.

Allen even got on the mea-culpa train.

"I take sole responsibility for everything that took place there", said Allen, who was charged with a career-high six runs.

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