The next few weeks for the Indians will likely be full of rumors and #hottakes about possible trades and acquisitions. I know I shouldn’t get that caught up in it, but I’m pretty sure I will get sucked into the trade deadline vortex and refresh my Twitter feed much too often. First world problems indeed!
Indians 6, Twins 1
Josh Tomlin was plenty good enough and picked up his 10th win of the season in Sunday’s victory over the Twins. The right-hander allowed just one run over 7 2/3 innings of work. Mike Napoli, Tyler Naquin, and Jason Kipnis all homered for the good guys. With the win, the Indians improved to 54-37!
Gomes is off to the disabled list, but don’t look for a big trade for a catcher just yet. From Paul Hoynes:
Gomes suffered a separated right shoulder Sunday in a nasty spill at first base in the fifth inning while trying to beat out a ground ball. He'll be placed on the disabled list Monday and the Indians will activate Roberto Perez, who was rehabbing at Class AAA Columbus as he recovered from a broken right thumb.
"The X-rays showed it's a dislocated shoulder," said Gomes, his right arm in a sling. "There is something sticking out of it right now."
While Gomes' injury might end his season, the Indians immediate response was that they were not going to go out and pursue an established catcher such as Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy. As of now, they believe Perez is ready to guide one of MLB's top pitching staffs through the rest of the season and, perhaps, into the postseason.
Hunter slipped on his stairs and has a non-displaced fracture in his lower back vertebra, which sounds really, really painful.
Shaw deserves credit for bouncing back, and hasn’t allowed a run in his last 13 appearances.