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Indians news and notes: Tribe plays well in win against Mets (with one big exception)

News from a beautiful day and a beautiful game.

It was a gorgeous day a the ballpark.
It was a gorgeous day a the ballpark.
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If you live anywhere in the Midwest, this weekend has been a giant relief after a couple weeks holed up due to winter's late departure. It's finally time to get the lawn mower going, clean up the yard....and go to a ballgame, as 20,000 did yesterday.

Yesterday's Game: Indians 7, Mets 5

Josh Tomlin pitches 5 innings in first start of 2016, Indians win 7-5 - Let's Go Tribe

Indians break out to defeat Matt Harvey, Mets | indians.com

Jose Ramirez awakens Cleveland Indians in 7-5 victory over New York Mets | cleveland.com

There wasn't a cloud in the sky yesterday, though there was a small cloud over yesterday's game. Bryan Shaw was brought into a 7-1 game and gave up three hits, including two home runs. So Cody Allen, who all rights should not have even had to warm up, had to go four outs to finish the game.

But I don't want to make this all about the performance of one player, for the rest of the team did great, with Josh Tomlin holding the Mets to one run in five innings, to a breakout fifth inning, to several sparkling defensive players from all corners of the field. Jose Ramirez continued his stellar play, not only at the plate (his double plated the first run of the game) but also with his arm, throwing out David Wright at second base.

Tribe News

Cleveland Indians starter Josh Tomlin leaves Saturday's game with right hamstring cramp | cleveland.com

Thankfully it was just a cramp, and doesn't seem that serious. He was dealing with it through the last three innings of his start.

Indians want production from Lonnie Chisenhall | MLB.com

Because Chisenhall can't be optioned out, now is the time to get his bat in order. And it looks like the Indians are going to use every day of the rehab assignment to do so.

"Super Mom" throws out first pitch at Cleveland Indians game | WKYC.com

Six months after donating a piece of her liver to her newborn son, Traci Tigue threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Cleveland Indians take extra infield practice on a sunny afternoon (video) | cleveland.com

It probably helped that the Indians had an actual infield to play on this weekend rather than the rock-hard ersatz one in Tampa Bay.

MLB News

Adrian Beltre please with contract extension | MLB.com

Beltre, who is seemingly getting better with age, signed a two-year extension that will keep him in Texas through 2018.

Live video viewing up 86% over last year in MLB’s At Bat app, thanks to addition of multitasking | TechCrunch

Yes, you can now multitask while on your iPad, and the At Bat app was one of the first programs to make use of it.

Jacob deGrom placed on MLB's emergency family list - Amazin' Avenue

DeGrom, who wasn't going to pitch this weekend anyway, left the team to be with his newborn son.

MLB insider: Passion for baseball waning, ex-Twin Cuddyer chose to retire - StarTribune.com

Cuddyer walked away from a $12.5M guaranteed contract this winter.