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Indians News and Notes: Tomlin adds to Tribe starting pitching futility

Morning News and Notes, August 6, 2016

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The Little Cowboy got ambushed and sent early to the corral last night. Who knew that a flyball pitcher in a bandbox like Yankee stadium could result in such a poor outcome?

New York (AL) 13 - Cleveland 7

Terrible pitching sinks Indians once again, Tribe loses 13-7 to Yankees - Let's Go Tribe - The Indians scored seven runs on eleven hits, but it didn’t matter because the pitching was awful.

Castro hits grand slam as Yankees beat Indians | - Right-hander Josh Tomlin couldn't buck the trend Friday night at Yankee Stadium, as the Bombers recorded 16 hits en route a 13-7 victory.

Josh Tomlin latest Cleveland Indians' starter to taste defeat in 13-7 loss to Yankees | - In his last start Josh Tomlin went seven innings in a win over Oakland. Friday night Tomlin didn't make it out of the fifth as the Yankees sliced and diced his pitches on the way to a 13-7 victory at Yankee Stadium.

Josh Tomlin continues Indians' pitching woes | - "It's still a tough pill to swallow whenever the offense is clicking like they're clicking and we're not doing the job we're supposed to be doing," said Tomlin, who allowed nine hits and two walks.

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Indians prospect Francisco Mejia's hit streak | - Indians catching prospect Francisco Mejia got the drama out of the way early on Friday, stretching his historic hitting streak to 47 consecutive games with a double in his first at-bat in Class A Advanced Lynchburg's 13-6 loss to Salem.

Terry Francona sees red when Trevor Bauer throws challenge flag for Cleveland Indians | - Third base umpire Manny Gonzalez confiscated the flag and Bauer came out of the dugout asking for it back. Gonzalez did not give it back and Francona was not amused.

Slugger Mike Napoli would love to talk extension with Cleveland Indians | - "People try to say it's a distraction or whatever," said Napoli. "I'm always up for anything. Yeah, I love it here. From the guys in the clubhouse, the front office, the training staff, the cooks. Everything has been wonderful."

How it happened: a look into Joe Thatcher’s contract signing | Sports | - After two months of being home and no contact from any major league team, Thatcher and his agent, Nick Brockmayer, had come to the conclusion his pitching career was over.

Inside the Cleveland Indians' trade deadline maneuverings | - Ben Reiter goes behind the scenes with the Indians across the two weeks leading up to the trade deadline as Cleveland lands one All-Star and makes a bid for another.

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