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Indians news and notes: No Brantley? No Problem! Enter the Hamster!

Morning News and Notes, August 25, 2016

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Oakland 5 - Cleveland 1

Most bad teams contain at least one good pitcher. Oakland's good pitcher is Kendall Graveman, Trevor Bauer had an Inning of Suck and w as not helped by his defense. Enough said. Next up: 4 games in Texas against the AL West leaders.

Roberto Perez does the unthinkable in Cleveland Indians' 5-1 loss to Athletics - Let's Go Tribe - An offensive outburst from the Indians' worst offensive positions was one of the few bright spots in this game.

Kendall Graveman, Athletics beat Indians | - Righty Kendall Graveman logged 6 2/3 solid innings against the Indians, out-pitching Tribe righty Trevor Bauer and continuing the rotation's success this series.

Cleveland Indians, Trevor Bauer done in by one bad inning in 5-1 loss to Oakland A's | - There is a pitcher's lament that is as old as baseball. It starts and ends with "one bad inning."

Other Indians News

Jose Ramirez stepping up for Michael Brantley | - Ramirez has provided the Indians with a near-exact replica of Brantley's 2016 preseason projected numbers, and due to Ramirez's superior baserunning and defensive abilities, he's already outperformed Brantley's full-season WAR projection in just 466 plate appearances.

Roberto Perez homers as Indians lose to A's | - "That's tough to go from playing a really intense, emotional series at home," Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer said after a 5-1 loss on Wednesday, "and travel across country. "

Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona reminds Danny Salazar that season doesn't end at All-Star Game | - Manager Terry Francona doesn't think the All-Star Game went to Danny Salazar's head, but it might have distorted his priorities.

Minoso memorabilia to be auctioned | Local News | - A private auction firm plans to put up for bid memorabilia that once belonged to Minnie Minoso.

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