A rough weekend for the Indians finished with a 8-5 loss Sunday to the Tigers. T.J. House struggled and Miguel Cabrera hit like Miguel Cabrera.
An MRI exam showed Gomes sustained an MCL sprain and will likely miss up to two months. Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis slid into Gomes' foot in Saturday's game in a close play at the plate, causing the injury.
While it was extremely unfortunate, Francona and Sandy Alomar Jr. both agree that it was a clean play.
Brantley did not play Saturday or Sunday, but Terry Francona and the Tribe's brass say a trip to the disabled list has not yet been seriously considered.
It's been quite a journey for Marcum. He was scheduled to start for the Columbus Clippers on Sunday, but instead hustled to Cleveland and helped the Indians get through a tough Sunday.
High-A Lynchburg lost 5-0 Sunday, but outfielder and Grady Sizemore comp, Bradley Zimmer, reached base twice and stole two bases. Minor league affliates Columbus and Akron also lost.
LGFT John Axford has been placed on the family medical emergency list. His two year old son, Jameson, was bitten twice in last week in Arizona and had surgery to remove necrotic tissue. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.
Get ready to see a lot of this hard-throwing lefty in the near future, as the White Sox likely won't keep him in the minors long. In his first AAA start, Rodon struck out nine over five innings, allowing one earned run on just two hits. Here's a particularly filthy slider:
Using some fancy census stats, Chris Mitchell comes up with a list of cities who could support an MLB franchise. San Jose and Las Vegas (hmmmmmm) are the top two.