Against an elite pitcher, the opposing side generally needs to provide an elite performance to come away with a victory. The Indians failed to do so. Carlos Carrasco had one bad inning, exacerbated by a key defensive miscue by Jason Kipnis, and that was all Steven Strasburg needed. Now everyone has a full day to load up on trade rumors without any pesky baseball to get in the way.
Washington 4 - Cleveland 1
Carlos Carrasco can't match Stephen Strasburg | MLB.com - "I lost my control in the second inning," Carrasco said. "Not too much happened, it was only two runs and I was able to hold it at two. I thought I lost my control a little bit, I had three walks in the same inning."
Cleveland Indians no match for Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg in 4- l loss | cleveland.com - Of course, Carrasco would have fared better if a double play was turned in the second inning, but it wasn't in what is becoming a concern with the Tribe's defense.
Other Indians News and Trade Rumors
Updated Top 30 Indians Prospects | MLB.com - Just for review as trade rumors come and go
Cleveland Indians in trade talks on Jonathan Lucroy, Will Smith, Steve Pearce, Eduardo Nunez, etc. | cleveland.com - Monday's trade deadline is approaching and the Indians continue to churn the waters in search of help for their offense and bullpen.
What can Cleveland Indians do about third base? How about Eduardo Nunez? | cleveland.com - Uribe, who didn't play in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Nationals, is hitting .119 (5-for-42) in July. That was after he hit .188 (12-for-64) in June.
MLB trade deadline: Five deals that should happen | SI.com - Chris Sale to the Dodgers for Julio Urias? Carlos Beltran back in Houston? The Indians going all in? Here's why those trades and more make sense.
Tyler Naquin continues building AL Rookie of the Year case; Indians to enjoy heavy home schedule - Cleveland Indians - Ohio - To date, he’s hitting .330 with 12 home runs, 12 doubles and 32 RBI. He’s also fourth in the AL with 25 extra-base hits since June 3.
Peter Gammons: Trade rumors, Hall of Fame, and more notes from July - GammonsDaily.com - The Indians strongly believe they have a legitimate chance to get to the World Series, and will be one of the most interesting teams to watch leading up to the Monday deadline.
Indians, Rangers join White Sox on list of teams to protest Mariners' clubhouse dues | FOX Sports - White Sox players are not the only ones to protest a new Mariners policy regarding visiting clubhouse dues.
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