Ah, feels good to be able to include recaps in the daily N&N one again. Her's a look at what happened in yesterday's game and elsewhere around baseball:
Yan Gomes stepped up with a two-run homer, and Trevor Bauer pitched a solid three innings to give the Tribe tehir second Cactus league win. Did someone say CHAMPIONSHIP?
- LGT recap (Andrew Kinsman)
- Cleveland.com recap (Zack Meisel)
- Indians.com recap (Jordan Bastian and Mark Sheldon)
Indians news & notes
Bauer intent on getting into the flow: Bud Shaw's Sports Spin | Cleveland.com - Bauer may be eccentric, but his cutting edge training techniques are rubbing off on his teammates. Danny Salazar has adopted Bauer's shoulder tube training routine, whatever that is. Shaw touches on Bauer's work with Driveline as well, but doesn't delve into why a the former UCLA star is a dirty Dook fan.
Bauer's evolving personality and Chen's springtime value: Meisel's Musings | Cleveland.com - Whatever happened with Bauer in Arizona was a result of him being misunderstood, according to Tito. Bauer is making a noticeable effort to be part of the group. Tito also loves the knowledge Bruce Chen brings to camp.
Floyd's first start pushed back | Indians.com - The Indians are being cautious with the oft-injured Gavin Floyd as he works his way back from the elbow fracture. They're pushing back his first Cactus League start to make sure he's completely ready.
Where does Lonnie fit in? | Burning River Baseball - Lonnie Chisenhall is perhaps the biggest enigma on the Indians. He has shown flashes of brilliance offensively and defensively, but also flashes of dumpster fire in both areas. Can he finally stick at 3B, or will he be upstaged by Giovanny Urshela? If 3B doesn't work out, what other possibilities are there for Lonnie Baseball?
Holt could eventually be utility outfielder | Did The Tribe Win Last Night? - He may not be as fast as Michael Bourn, as powerful as Brandon Moss, or as smooth as Michael Brantley, but he's got a range of tools that could prove useful. Given the track records of the other options - Ryan Raburn, David Murphy, and Nick Swisher - Holt has a good a chance as anyone to fill that utility role.
Zimmer gets taste of life in big-league debut | Indians.com - First-round draft pick Bradley Zimmer claims he wasn't nervous at all upon arriving to camp. He proved it by tripling in his Cactus League debut.
Santana and the lineup order quagmire | Wahoo's On First - Which lineup spot does Carlos Santana fit in best? WOF writes a lot of words about something that probably isn't all that important. But hey, that's what Spring Training is for, isn't it?
Tito's scooter is wrecked: Indians Quick Hits | Cleveland.com - Is Zack Meisel an LGT reader? Check out the headline to his blurb about Carlos Carrasco.
Tidbits from around MLB
- Ken Rosenthal writes that MLB's decision on Josh Hamilton could come next week
- SOE's Will Leitch calls for mercy for Hamilton
- On a related note, Fangraphs sheds some light on MLB's Joint Drug Agreement
- In a nice bit of spring training fluff, Sports On Earth's A.J. Casavell projects MLB's all-decade team
- Fox Sports examines the value of Salvador Perez to the Royals
- And here's a slideshow of MLB's best facial hair