Well that was a fun little dance with the Reds, now wasn't it? I suspect things will be slightly different in our upcoming series with multi-coloured Sox, given that those teams are actually good. However, this Indians team might actually be good, too. Klubot gets the nod in the series opener tonight against Clay Bucholz. But in the meantime, here's a look at what else is going on in baseball.
Indians 7, Reds 2
The Tribe completed a four-game sweep - or two, two-game sweeps - of the Reds in less than dramatic fashion. Carlos Santana punished the Reds with two homers as the Indians once again poured on the runs. Josh Tomlin went six solid inning and continues to be undefeated. He also collected two hits and a sac bunt in the process.
Indians news & notes
Clevinger gets nerves out of the way in MLB debut | Indians.com - Mike Clevinger spent Thursday just kickin' back in the clubhouse. It was a big step up from his pre-game activities before his ML debut on Wednesday, which apparently were pretty vomit-y. There's also a neat little tidbit about his jersey number here.
Uribe still standing, Urshela still hobbled: Indians hot corner update | Cleveland.com - Juan Uribe has been really, really bad for the Indians this year. Meanwhile Giovanny Urshela, who started 80 games a 3rd last year and had just started showing glimpses of success this year, is still "a little ways away." So I guess we're stuck with ol' Juan for a while.
News from around MLB
- Commissioner Manfred is defending Jake Arrieta against rumors of PED use
- LGFT Jhonny Peralta is on the road to recovery from his thumb surgery, starting with a low-A rehab assignment
- In addition to almost becoming the Indians' owner, Donald Trump almost bought the Twins
- Looks like Joe Girardi is avoiding the hot seat thus far despite the Yankees' slow start
- The Angels haven't taken any calls about a Mike Trout trade, because it would be a stupid trade
- How bad is the Braves season? Bad enough that starting SS Erick Aybar missed a game because he got a chicken bone lodged in his throat