Mitch Talbot surrendered eight runs on 12 hits and two walks in his return on Wednesday afternoon against the Red Sox. He became just the 5th Indians starter in the last 90 seasons to allow at least 14 baserunners in three or fewer innings of work.
Unfortunately it’s the second time in less than year that we’ve seen such a meltdown. On August 22, 2010 Jeanmar Gomez was roughed up by the Tigers in a 8-1 defeat.
At least Talbot fell short of Johnny Miljus‘ 16 baserunners. On July 25, 1929 Miljus allowed 16 baserunners and 14 runs in just three innings of work against the Athletics.