Cleveland manager Terry Francona spent the night tossing, turning and trying to forget.
There are tough losses during the course of a season. And then there are troubling ones — like what happened Tuesday night.
“I thought about it at 1 o’clock. I thought about it at 2 o’clock. I thought about it at 3 o’clock. I thought about it at 4 o’clock,” Francona said Wednesday, still coping with the Indians’ shocking — and embarrassing — 7-4 loss to Cincinnati. “Between 6 and 8, I actually slept.”
Francona and several of his coaches had trouble moving past a communication breakdown that helped the Reds score seven runs in the ninth inning.