The Indians lost again yesterday, but the result pales in comparison to this - Brandon Moss hit a homer in his Tribe debut. Happy days!
Mariners 4, Indians 3
The Tribe fell behind 3-0 after both Carrasco and Chen (twice) gave up homers. A clutch hit by Gomes clawed back two runs and then Moss tied the scores before the game slipped away in the 9th. It was certainly encouraging to see Kipnis record his first hit (and walk) of the season, and the fielding wasn't too shabby for a change, highlighted by Gomes throwing out yet another stealer and Ramirez making a terrific deep play at SS.
Trevor Bauer is back on the mound tonight...
Indians news & notes
After Floyd's two seasons of elbow issues, this doesn't feel like it will end well.
MLBTR's off-season journey around all 30 teams reaches the Tribe. Giovanny Urshela flies completely under their radar.
Hoynesie revels in the Tribe's young SS talent.
Second-guessing ST line-ups is pretty silly - you should at least wait until the regular season before getting bent out of shape.
Tidbits from around MLB
Jeff Sullivan analyses what the potential loss of Lee and Darvish would mean for the struggling Phillies and Rangers, and for the game as a whole. "These are some of the game’s most talented artists, pitchers capable of transcending the standings when they go to work, and all this breeds is pessimism and dejection."
...Another spring training day, a bunch more injuries to significant players.
David Price is working on a new curveball, possibly in part to compensate for the fact that his fastball was down over 2MPH in 2013 and 2014 compared to a peak 95.5MPH in 2012.
And on a different note, the Angels-Royals game was delayed by bees, with Ned Yost taking exception to the way the bees were dealt with.