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News and Notes: Roberto Perez infield chopper ends Indians losing streak

Morning News and Notes for Saturday, May 25, 2019

Yesterday’s Baseball

Cleveland 3 - Tampa Bay 1

Recap: LGT | MLB | Box Score

The losing streak is over.

Today’s Baseball : 4:10 p.m - Morton v Carrasco

Other Indians News

Cleveland Indians Scribbles: 2019 season has been a worst-case scenario – Terry Pluto - cleveland.com - The rise of the Minnesota Twins combined with injuries to Corey Kluber and Mike Clevinger have made life miserable for the Cleveland Indians.

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Matt Lyons

Indians snap losing streak with Shane Bieber dominance and a little luck

Jordan Luplow continues to be a lefty-killing machine

A win is a win, and tonight the Indians won, 3-1, over the Rays. That’s about all you want to know about this game, trust me.

Ok, maybe if you want to dig a little deeper, you might be interested to know that Shane Bieber once again showed ace-like stuff and a killer curveball that led to 10 strikeouts and just one earned run in 5.0 innings. Combined with his last start against the Orioles, Bieber has struck out 25 batters and allowed...

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Matt Lyons

5/24 Game Thread: Indians vs. Rays

LET'S [not make a fool of yourselves] TRIBE!

Go for 16 strikeouts this time, Shane. You're gonna need it.

Shane Bieber's last start: 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 15 K.#RallyTogether pic.twitter.com/yplCTfda3k

— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) May 24, 2019

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Brian Hemminger

Bobby Bradley, Nolan Jones and Quentin Holmes homer as Tribe affiliates sweep

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for May 24, 2019

Columbus Clippers 7, Toledo Mud Hens 2

Box Score · Clippers improve to 26-18

Mark Mathias and Bobby Bradley both went 2-4 with a home run to lead the Clippers offensively on Thursday.

Bradley’s home run was his 10th of the season and he’s already locked down a pretty nifty post-bomb celebration.

Consider it done, Assassin! @b_bradley_44 @mathiass5 https://t.co/w9vS3UsnSk pic.twitter.com/FR1RkDDm8b

— Columbus Clippers...

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Tyler Griffith

N&N: No more cast for Corey Kluber

Morning news and notes for Friday, May 24, 2019

Happy Friday, everyone!

Indians 2, Rays 7

LGT Recap | MLB Recap | Cleveland.com Recap | Box Score

It’s hard not to hate baseball right now.

Tribe news

Kluber has cast removed after X-ray results | MLB

The bone in Kluber’s arm is healing nicely, and now the cast is off. Hopefully this means that things are on track to get Kluber back on the mound soon.

Stanley Cup Finals matchup forces time change for May 29 Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Red...

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Watch: Terry Francona and outfielders Leonys Martin and Oscar Mercado on collision

In the sixth inning Thursday night Indians’ outfielders Oscar Mercado and Leonys Martin collided in left center field chasing a liner by Kevin Kiermaier. The ball went for an inside the park home run in the Rays’ 7-2 win. Martin jammed his knee, but stayed in the game after sliding into Martin and hitting him in the pelvic area. Mercado singled in the bottom of the sixth, but left for a pinch runner when he reached second base. Martin was planning center and Mercado left field.

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Jason Philipps

Adam Plutko and Tribe walloped by Rays

Bad night

The Indians, after losing Thursday evening, are 25-24 on the year. This seems about right. An average team. Some great performances so far this year, mixed with plenty of stinkers. Add in a weak schedule, for the most part, and you’ve got one game above .500.

Luckily, there’s lots of baseball left.

As for that Thursday night 7-2 loss to the Rays, well it was ugly. Let’s rundown the major trouble spots.

Adam Plutko was not good

Look, Plutko isn’t an ace or even a...

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Jason Philipps

5/23 Game Thread: Indians vs Rays

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It’s Adam Plutko time for the Tribe. Is that good or bad?

Plutko gave up one earned run over six innings in his first start of the year. I’m not expecting another quality start, but I’m all-for being pleasantly surprised. Here’s hoping!

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Brian Hemminger

Red hot Daniel Johnson hits 10th home run and RHP Eli Morgan dominates in Akron victory

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for May 23, 2019

Columbus Clippers 4, Toledo Mud Hens 10

Box Score · Clippers improve to 25-18

Veterans Brandon Barnes and Adam Rosales had multi-hit games and Bobby Bradley blasted his ninth home run of the season, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a rough day from the Columbus pitchers.

Starting pitcher Cody Anderson allowed just two runs through his first five innings, but failed to get an out in the sixth and was hammered for four more runs. He...

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Merritt Rohlfing

Jordan Luplow pulling his way to success

Jordan Luplow has been good, but is he ... good?

Here are some interesting numbers about Jordan Luplow. He’s seen 330 pitches this season, just under a third of major league total. He’s “barreled” a pitch 5 times, just over a third of the total barrels he’s amassed in his 88 game career which, again, spans three seasons. This season, on 41 batted balls, he’s posting a 92 mph exit velocity, which would rank 25th in baseball if he qualified for their arbitrary cutoff of 50 batted...

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Tyler Griffith

Series Preview: Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays

How much worse can it get? We’ll soon find out.

Sweeps are bound to happen over the course of a 162-game season, both by your team’s hand and against them. But you hope that if it’s the latter, the team at least looks good in the process of the sweep. The Indians are no such team right now. After looking good and beating up on the hapless Orioles, the Tribe was blindsided by the A’s and lost in all three games. But now things get easier with the arrival of the...*checks...

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Chris D. Davies

Let’s Go Read: The MVP Machine

Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik’s latest work delves into the numbers poured into the modern baseball player.

Fair or not, every baseball book published in the last decade and a half is compared against Moneyball. Quickly anointed as a seminal piece of baseball literature, Moneyball showed the wider world how the A’s were doing things differently and how that was making a difference.

More than 15 years on, the amount of information about the game of baseball has increased on a...

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Matt Lyons

Indians have disabled comments on their Instagram account

This is important somehow, I just know it

The Cleveland Indians are bad.

They might not be bad forever, but they just got swept by the Oakland Athletics and their two biggest free agent signings — Hanley Ramirez and Carlos González — are officially gone with the latter’s release on Monday.

How does the Indians’ marketing department respond? A rousing “we’ll get ‘em soon, folks”? Maybe more dad jokes? Perhaps a clever reference to everyone’s favorite television show, The...

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woodsmeister

N&N: So long, CarGo

Morning News and Notes for Thursday, May 23, 2019

Yesterday’s Baseball

Cleveland 2 - Oakland 7

Recap : LGT | MLB | Box Score

Jake Bauers hit the ball 450 feet. So, at least they scored.

Today’s Baseball

Plutko versus Tampa Bay pitcher to be named at 6:10 p.m. in front of the home fans

Other Indians News

CarGo designated for assignment by Indians - So long, CarGo. We'll always have that one time you did that one thing, right?

Terry Francona’s message to Cleveland Indians after...

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Blake Ruane

Indians hold batting practice for A’s

The Tribe declined to take batting practice themselves

Let’s get this out of the way: The Indians lost to the A’s, 7-2, in a game that saw back-up catcher Nick Hundley fall a triple short of the cycle. I think that about sums it up.

Now what can I say that hasn’t already been said?

The Cleveland Indians are not a very good baseball team. I believe there is maybe even a case to be made that the Cleveland Indians are a bad baseball team.

Their rotation, touted as one of the best in...

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12 corner OF trade targets for the Indians

The Indians had a 94.6 percent chance of making the playoffs prior to the season, according to FanGraphs. The Twins looked like an 85-win team, the Indians projected at 97 and the other 60 percent of the division is rebuilding. The Twins, however, have flipped the script with a 32-16 start through Tuesday’s games. They hold a 6.5-game lead over Cleveland. A wild-card spot is a viable option for the Indians as well, and they still hold a 54.3 percent shot at the postseason. The Indians...

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Blake Ruane

5/22 Game Thread: Indians vs. A’s

I am dead inside.

No matter what happens, at least we have the finger guns.

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Indians designate struggling veteran Carlos Gonzalez for assignment

The Indians have designated veteran outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for assignment in order to open a spot on the active roster for catcher Eric Haase, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal tweets. Haase was already on the 40-man roster, but the club opted to cut ties with Gonzalez rather than place Roberto Perez on the 7-day concussion list. Perez apparently tested well enough following Tuesday night’s concussion that the team isn’t currently planning to place him on the IL (though he’ll...

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Brian Hemminger

Connor Marabell, Rob Kaminsky shine in Akron victory, Will Benson hits 10th homer for Lake County

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for May 22, 2019

Columbus Clippers 5, Toledo Mud Hens 2

Box Score · Clippers improve to 25-17

Veterans Trayce Thompson, Brandon Barnes and Adam Rosales provided the majority of Columbus’ offense Tuesday.

Thompson went 2-4 with his 10th home run of the season while Rosales clubbed his first of the year. Barnes went 3-4 with a pair of doubles. Greg Allen and Mark Mathias both reached base safely once and stole a base.

Starting pitcher Shao-Ching Chiang...

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Roberto Perez diagnosed with concussion after taking foul ball off mask

Indians catcher Roberto Perez was diagnosed with a concussion after taking a foul ball off the mask in Tuesday night’s game against the Athletics, manager Terry Francona told reporters after the game (link via Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer). While Francona called it a “mild” concussion and suggested the team will take a day before determining whether to place Perez on the 7-day injured list, though clubs typically err on the side of caution with regard to head injuries....

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