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NEO Sports Insiders: Indians Blasted by A's 7-2, Swept in Three-Game Set to Fall to 25-23
The Indians wasted a beautiful late Spring day at Progressive Field once again falling victim to a team that simply has their number this season, the Oakland A's.
For the fifth time in six meetings, the A's walked off the field winners over the Indians, Wednesday building a big lead with early runs for a 7-2 win.
Tribe starter Jefry Rodriguez was ineffective, not having any command from the opening pitch, going four innings, allowing four earned runs on seven hits.
The Indians bats did little to put up a fight, scoring two runs on a Jake Bauers two-run homer in the eighth.
NEO Sports Insiders: Indians DFA OF Carlos Gonzalez, Bring Up Catcher Eric Haase from AAA Columbus
The Indians were hopeful in late March that Carlos Gonzalez could solve some of their power woes of a lineup that was beat up entering the season.
Instead after 30 games the team has decided they have seen enough, as Wednesday they designated the 33-year-old veteran for assignment.
The move comes as the team called up catcher Eric Haase, as he will backup Kevin Plawecki while starter Roberto Perez recovers from a concussion suffered in Tuesday's loss.
Gonzalez hit just .210 with two home runs, seven runs batted in and .
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Let's Go Tribe: Connor Marabell, Rob Kaminsky shine in Akron victory, Will Benson hits 10th homer for Lake County
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 tossed 5.0 quality innings, allowing one run on six hits while striking out four and walking two.
Reliever Nick Goody struggled, failing to finish an inning of relief, but Henry Martinez, James Hoyt and Josh Smith combined to throw 3.
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Let's Go Tribe: N&N: Roberto Perez Suffers Concussion in 5-3 Tribe Loss
Unlike the Orioles, the Oakland Athletics aren't going to hand you wins just for showing up. This is bad news for the Indians, who need all the help they can get this year. For most of the game, Indians batters got to face an Oakland bullpen that had a 4.68 xFIP. They managed 1 hit off said group. So, safe to say they didn't win this game. You can read more about this here.
The even worse news is that Roberto Perez was concussed in last night's game. But worry not, Professor Francona says that this particular brain injury is mild.
NEO Sports Insiders: Perez Leaves Early with Concussion as Indians Fall at Home to A's 5-3
CLEVELAND - The Indians Tuesday night dropped their second straight at Progressive Field to the Oakland A's by a final of 5-3.
Oakland has done it's job against the Indians thus far in 2019, winning four of five games playes.
Indians starter Trevor Bauer took the setback, falling to 4-3 on the season after taking the loss. The Indians fall to 25-22 on the season, 3-3 on their 11-game homestand.
The A's improve to 24-25 on the season.
The Indians would jump out to an early as Francisco Lindor would hit his 7th home run on the season.
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NEO Sports Insiders: The Indians Look to Bounce Back Against the A's as Bauer Toes the Rubber
CLEVELANDThe Indians look to bounce back against the Oakland A's after a failed attempted at a comeback last night. The Indians got within one run but a two-run home run by A's third baseman Matt Chapman put an end to that.
In the end, the Indians fell to the A's 6-4. The tribe is 1-3 verse Oakland this season thus far. Cleveland comes into tonight's game with a record of 25-21. They are 5.5 games back of the Minnesota Twins for first place in the AL Central. The A's are 23-25 on the season. They are nine games back of Houston Astros in the AL West.
Let's Go Tribe: Let's Talk Tribe Podcast Ep. 120: Pew Pew
Topics[1:09] - The offense is finally alive. Maybe.
[3:38] - The Orioles are a wasteland.
[8:40] - Shane Bieber is cool.
[15:51] - Pew pew pew pew.
[22:34] - I'm sorry, Mike Freeman (and why is Carlos Gonzalez still here?)
[30:56] - Oxcart Mercado is here, and he's off to a great start.
[38:34] - Your questions.
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Let's Go Tribe: Corey Kluber to get X-ray on Thursday
Happy Tuesday, everyone!<strong>Indians 4, Athletics 6</strong>
The Tribe did their best to rally late, but it wasn't enough as the A's took game one of the three-game series.<strong>Tribe news</strong>
And now the wait for Thursday begins.
John McDonald set to stand in for Sandy Alomar Jr. as Cleveland Indians first-base coach | Cleveland.com
Sandy Alomar Jr. is away on family business for a few days. Enter Johnny Mac.<strong>Around the league</strong> Mickey Callaway is going to be in New York for the foreseeable future.