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Indians News & Notes: Walked off again, this time on a Cody Allen meatball

Indians News & Notes, April 30, 2016

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After sweeping the dreaded nemesis Detroit Tigers, it seemed the Indians finally had momentum.  Since, the Indians have lost three of four in walk-off fashion to teams that the Indians should be beating. During this streak, the Indians have failed to hit with RISP,  made critical fielding errors and watched their bullpen melt down. The Indians' bullpen is built assuming that Cody Allen will lock it down. If Cody Allen is serving  up meatballs, it's 2008 all over again. Thank God April is almost over.

Philadelphia 4 - Cleveland 3

Cleveland Indians find nothing but misery in wacky wild world of National League rules - Let's Go Tribe - An all-too-familiar outcome.

Ryan Howard hits walk-off homer for Phillies | MLB.com - - If you blinked, you might have missed it. After 10 1/2 innings of play and nearly 3 1/2 hours, Ryan Howard ended Friday night's game at Citizens Bank Park on one pitch.

Cleveland Indians lose to Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3, on Ryan Howard's walk-off homer in the 11th | cleveland.com - The Phillies overcame a 3-0 deficit to beat the Indians, 4-3, on Ryan Howard's walk-off homer in the 11th inning on Friday night.

Other Indians News

Indians' Cody Allen doesn't regret approach | MLB.com - Cody Allen doesn't blame anyone but himself, ,which is good. I  blame him, too.

Could Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana go from leading off to playing right field? | cleveland.com - Remember when the idea of Carlos Santana hitting leadoff seemed absurd? Well, manager Terry Francona is thinking about using him in right field this weekend to keep his bat in the lineup in this interleague series against the Phillies.

Why Major League Baseball Is Turning to Virtual Reality to Hit Better - Fortune - The Indians are one of the MLB teams to use virtual reality in their training, thanks to EON Sports VR.

Minor League Reports from cleveland.com

  • Lake County Captains - Infielder Willie Castro is hitting .300 for the Lake County Captains: Cleveland Indians Minor League Report.
  • Lynchburg Hillcats - Bobby Bradley is on a hot streak for the Lynchburg Hillcats: Cleveland Indians Minor League Report.
  • Akron RubberDucks - Third baseman Yandy Diaz is hitting .297 for the Akron RubberDucks: Cleveland Indians Minor League Report.
  • Columbus Clippers - Outfield Joey Butler has hit in seven of his last eight games for Class AAA Columbus Clippers: Cleveland Indians Minor League Report.

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