First, the good news: Mike Napoli is heating up again:
Now the bad news - Danny Salazar left the game with an injury, described as "forearm tightness." or, in layman's terms, "uh-oh." If Salazar has to miss significant time, then the Indians are faced with some very difficult choices. Should they reinstate JoshTomlin into the rotation? Go with AAA option Ryan Merritt? This assumes that the Indians stretch Clevinger out for Tomlin''s current spot. A whole lot is riding on Salazar's forearm right now.
Cleveland 5 - Minnesota 4
Tribe bullpen shines in 5-4 win in Minnesota - Let's Go Tribe - The bullpen threw five high-stress shutout innings after Danny Salazar left with "forearm tightness"
Indians beat Twins after Danny Salazar exits | indians.com - Cleveland was tested again on Friday night, when starter Danny Salazar exited with injury, but the Tribe held on for a 5-4 victory over the Twins.
Danny Salazar hurt as Cleveland Indians beat Twins, 5-4, on Mike Napoli's monster homer | cleveland.com - The Indians were scrambling to fill the fifth spot in the rotation because of Josh Tomlin's problems. Now they might be scrambling to fill the third spot, while trying to win their first division title in nine years.
Other Indians News
Danny Salazar leaves start with forearm injury | MLB.com - Francona said Salazar would be re-evaluated on Saturday, adding that the issue did not appear to be structural in nature.
Mike Napoli heating up with upper-deck HR | MLB.com - The shot soared into the night and crashed into the third deck well above and beyond the left-field wall.
Indians eager for Yan Gomes return from injury | MLB.com - Gomes, who has been sidelined since July 18 with a separated right shoulder, has appeared in five Minor League rehab games, including the past two with Triple-A Columbus during the International League playoffs.