The Twins, who own the worst record in the American League, have made a habit out of seizing victories against the best teams in baseball this season, including the AL Central-leading Indians.
When the Indians’ Jose Ramirez arrived at Target Field, he showed up with a new hairdo that looks like flames bursting from the top of his head. That seems fitting, considering that Ramirez has been one of the Tribe’s hottest hitters this season.
Strong starting pitching paved the way to the top of the American League Central for the Indians in the first half. That continued for Cleveland on Friday night, when the team opened the second half with a 5-2 win over the Twins at Target Field.
On Thursday the Indians recalled infielder Erik Gonzalez from Triple-A Columbus and optioned lefty TJ House to the same affiliate. Consider this Gonzalez’s audition to be Cleveland’s utility man.
Indians No. 8 prospect Francisco Mejia will hit for Class A Advanced Lynchburg against Carolina at 7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.
After a strong first half that saw Cleveland build a nice cushion atop the American League Central standings, the team can now search for ways to make a solid roster even stronger in the coming weeks. The return of injured left fielder Michael Brantley would be a big step in the right direction.
On Thursday, when the Tribe had an optional workout at Target Field, the Indians recalled infielder Erik Gonzalez from Triple-A Columbus and optioned lefty TJ House to the same affiliate. Gonzalez received rave reviews from manager Terry Francona during Spring Training.
The Indians are finally in control of their own destiny. For the first time since manager Terry Francona took the helm in Cleveland, the club will begin the second half in first place in the American League Central.
Indians No. 5 prospect Justus Sheffield is set to start for Class A Advanced Lynchburg against Carolina at 7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.
The Indians, in case you haven’t noticed, are having a very good year. They’re in first place in the American League Central. Their closest threat, Detroit, is 6 1/2 games behind them. They have a very real chance to not only make the postseason, but play deep into it — maybe even make it to […]
It is a matter of fact and finances that the Cleveland Indians aren’t going to snag their stars on the open market. The last time the Tribe was represented on the All-Star stage by a player the club had previously signed as a free agent was 2004, when second baseman Ronnie Belliard, who made a […]