The midges returned to Cleveland, and they may have caused Carlos Carrasco to give up a homer
Remember the 2007 ALDS aka The Day Midges Tried to Take Over the World? Joba Chamberlain probably remembers.
Well, during Wednesday's Astros-Indians game, the bugs returned to Progressive Field. Joba confirmed that he definitely remembers:
Just as they adversely affected free agent pitcher Chamberlain, they presented a problem for Indians starter Carlos Carrasco in the fourth inning. Like, a fly into his eye and wouldn't come out problem:
Carlos Carrasco (@Cookie_Carrasco) September 8, 2016
Yulieski Gurriel would follow the mound visit with a single and then Colby Rasmus hit a two-run, go-ahead homer. And the midges laughed and continued to swarm in glee.
Carrasco talked to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian after the game:
Fortunately, for Indians fans, one man was unaffected by the bug invasion -- giving his team the lead once again:
Manager Terry Francona also weighed in postgame:
The Indians ended up winning the game, 6-5, and Joba Chamberlain and Carlos Carrasco are now best friends forever.
We have just bonded on the deepest of levels!! https://t.co/ZtBfL4yDdu- Joba Chamberlain (@Joba_44) September 8, 2016