Indians 4, Angels 5
Early offense not enough as Indians lose 5-4 | Let's Go Tribe (USS Choo)
Pitcher Corey Kluber struggled vs. the Angels | indians.com
Corey Kluber can't hold early 3-0 lead in Cleveland Indians 5-4 loss to Angels | cleveland.com
And just to add injury to insult, RF Lonnie Chisenhall left the game in the 4th with a whiplash that he suffered trying to dive for a catch in the previous inning. He will be re-evaluated today to see if he can play.
Unfortunately, switching positions does entail a known increased injury risk: "Over the past five seasons for which I have detailed injury data, players making a move have a 30 percent increase in the risk of injury if they've never played the position before." Source
Michael Bourn's great catch robbed a home run (video) | indians.com
Great to see Bourn making a terrific play in the outfield.
Indians news & notes
Cleveland Indians place Jason Kipnis on 15-day DL, recall Jose Ramirez | Let's Go Tribe (Jason Lukehart)
Naturally, the injury bug strikes when you already laid low.
Bobby Bradley makes Prospect Team of Week | indians.com
Four homers in six games tends to get you noticed ...
Hometown hero: Corey Kluber's father getting a kick out of watching his son pitch for his childhood team | cleveland.com
The legend continues ...
David Murphy appreciates his time in Cleveland | indians.com
And Lonnie Chisenhall is appreciating Murphy's time in LA, which has presented Chis with a fine opportunity to re-establish himself (assuming his injury isn't serious, of course).
Tidbits from around MLB
David Price shines in his Blue Jays debut | HardballTalk
Eight innings, three hits, one run, 11 Ks. Ho-hum.
Adrian Beltre needs just five innings for the third cycle of his career | HardballTalk
The Rangers' 3B hit for the cycle again ... and it only took him five innings!
Released by three teams in six months, Dayan Viciedo reunites with the White Sox | HardballTalk
Is Hoynesie still banging the drum for this guy, like he was over the winter?
The Blue Jays potentially irrelevant advantage | FanGraphs Baseball
According to Dave Cameron, the Blue Jays have "created a line-up that strongly incentivizes opponents to stack up on sinker/slider RHPs, and they’re likely going to get a steady dose of guys who are in baseball primarily because they dominate right-handed batters." Their RH-dominated lineup should be great against the Astros (Keuchel and Kazmir), but may struggle against some other teams if they make the playoffs.
How August trades work | MLB Trade Rumors
Notable August trades: 2012-14 | MLB Trade Rumors
The excellent MLBTR team has you covered. Charlie Wilmoth explains how the trade system works over the rest of the year, and Steve Adams looks at the biggest August trades of the past three seasons.
Nine-year-old bat boy dies after being struck by a bat in a college summer league game | HardballTalk
Really horrible news of a tragic accident.