Mid-way through Thursday afternoon’s big win, Manny Acta payed Justin Masterson a quick visit, asking his starting pitcher if he has one more ground-ball inducing pitch in him. Being late in the game, side-armer Joe Smith assumed that he would be getting the nod to take the bump in relief. ‘Twas not the case and Smith had to hurry back to his bullpen seat as the game resumed.
The crowning moment came post-game when Masterson was made aware of the folly and asked reporters if his teammate “forgot his ID.”
[Related: Indians 2, Tigers 1: Break Out The Brooms]