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Fast feet, knuckleballs and missing podcasts - Thursday News and Notes

Yan Gomes vs his feet and the randomness of the knuckleball. Also, who took the podcasts?

Jason Miller

First, the Recap

Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians - May 7, 2014 | CLE recap

Tribe News

Yan Gomes' fast feet have put him in hot water: Cleveland Indians notebook | - Catcher Yan Gomes, tied for the MLB lead with eight errors, is trying to "synchronize' his arm with his feet to correct errant throws.

Nyjer Morgan and Tony Plush lead the Cleveland Indians' defensive charge: Zack Meisel's musings | - Outfielder Nyjer Morgan, who needed some self-governing to restrain his alter ego, Tony Plush, said, "That's beautiful," and then growled at the TV camera recording his goofy postgame antics.

40 Cleveland Indians legends and one exception: Russ Schneider | - Why Gaylord Perry isn't on my list of 40 top Indians legends, even though his credentials include a 70-57 won-lost record, a Cy Young Award in 1972 with the Indians (and another with San Diego in 1978) and a remarkable 22-year pitching career, writes Russ Schneider.

Kluber boasts improved swing-and-miss rate | NewsCorey Kluber has not been looking for strikeouts, but they have certainly found the Indians starter through the first six weeks of this season. (Bastian notes column)

Callaway pleased with rotation’s consistency on homestand | FOX Sports on MSN - Indians' starting staff has lowered ERA from 4.82 to 4.21 over past five games.

Bisons Elect Three to Hall of Fame | WKBW News 7: News, Sports, Weather | Buffalo, NY | Bisons - Eric Wedge grinds his way to the Buffalo Bisons HoF.

Around the Horn

R.A. Dickey and his knuckleball are tough to predict. | : Howard Megdal Article - The pitch that brought R.A. Dickey to prominence, the knuckleball, is inherently unpredictable -- and so are the careers of the pitchers who throw it. That's why it's hard to know what to expect from Dickey, this year or going forward.

Do in-game pep talks to pitchers really work? | : Dirk Hayhurst Article - Mound visits are one of baseball's many arts. When a coach waddles out to the old agony patch in the middle of the infield, he often doesn't have time to say all the things he really wants to -- he just wants results. Of course, it doesn't always work.

Official Confirmation of the Role of Pitch-Receiving | FanGraphs Baseball - More on pitch framing.

Nolan Arenado extends hitting streak to 27 games, tying a Rockies franchise record | HardballTalkRockies third baseman Nolan Arenado smacked a first-inning double off Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis on Wednesday evening in Arlington, Texas, extending his hitting streak to 27 games and tying Michael Cuddyer for the longest hitting streak in the 21-year history of the Rockies franchise.

A bunch of baseball-related podcasts were removed from iTunes. Why? | HardballTalk - Major League Baseball says it was an oversight. Maybe, but something seems fishy here.