Recaps of last night's debacle (I live in Columbus among Reds fans. I take crap outings like last night very hard.)
Danny Salazar suffers from gopheritis, Tribe loses big again to Reds - Let's Go Tribe - The Indians scored 3 runs in the 8th inning, but alas, it was way too little and way too late. LGT recap.
Cleveland Indians at Cincinnati Reds - August 6, 2014 | MLB.com CLE Recap - Indians.com recap (Bastian)
Cincinnati Reds pound Danny Salazar, Cleveland Indians on way to 8-3 victory | cleveland.com - Except for Yan Gomes, Indians' offense goes quietly against the Reds for the second straight night. PD recap (Hoynes)
Cleveland Indians option Danny Salazar to Triple-A, recall reliever C.C. Lee | cleveland.com - Getting pounded by the Reds is enough to write a ticket back to Columbus, apparently. Well, that and a bunch of upcoming off days. CC Lee gets recalled.
Cleveland Indians plan major renovations to Progressive Field | cleveland.com - The Indians plan an extensive renovation of Progressive Field over the next two years, remodeling the 20-year-old downtown ballpark to better connect with their fans.
Carrasco an option, but fifth starter undecided | indians.com: News - Who is the fifth starter? Anybody's guess.
Catcher Yan Gomes giving Cleveland Indians consistent power from bottom of order | cleveland.com - Indians' pitchers have come and gone in startling numbers this year, but catcher Yan Gomes has stayed behind the plate, helping with his power and game-calling.
Cleveland Indians' lone recourse to fluke play: "Take your medicine' | cleveland.com - After reviewing the seventh inning play from Freaky Tuesday, the Indians decided a complaint to MLB would do little good.
Baseball issues on deck as Selig’s retirement nears - Cleveland Jewish News: Local Sports - To get any value from interleague play, the Reds and Indians should never meet during the week, and the same goes for Detroit and Cleveland.
Around the Horn
What happened to the art of an overhand curveball? | SportsonEarth.com : Pat Jordan Article - Pitchers must have monumental will to throw the overhand curveball, an unshakable belief that they can make that white sphere bend to your will. It could be that difficulty that accounts for the drop in use over recent decades. Here, a close look at the devolution of a befuddling pitch.
Canzler finding groove with Iron Pigs | Reading Eagle - AP - LGFT Russ Canzler is finding playing for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs to his liking.
The baseball season really ain't over 'til it's over. | SportsonEarth.com : Richard Justice Article - The baseball season really ain't over 'til it's over. And if the Cardinals' miracle comeback in 2011 isn't enough of an inspiration, we compiled a list of Major League Baseball's best miracle runs down the stretch, including the '95 Mariners and the '51 Giants.
Tony La Russa defends the Dbacks’ plunking of Andrew McCutchen. And it’s ridiculous. | HardballTalk - Sounds to me like Tony La Russa is blaming the victim. Or else he's simply writing more rules in the great Unwritten Rule Book.
Update: Press Conference Video