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Cleveland Indians in it together for the long haul

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

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Seattle Mariners v Cleveland Indians Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

So...let’s just forget about yesterday’s game.

Indians 1, Tigers 7

LGT Recap | Recap | Box Score

I was at work yesterday during this game and I missed the majority of it. By the recaps and the box score, it’s a good thing I did. The Cleveland Indians once again could not figure out lefty Daniel Norris and Trevor Bauer ran into issues early and often. But hey, Edwin Encarnacion got a couple of hits and an RBI, so that was cool.

Tribe News

One family, one city: Francisco Lindor explains hand gesture used by Cleveland Indians |

Many folks on here were wondering the other day what the interlaced finger gesture means when the Cleveland Indians flash it on the base paths towards their teammates in the dugout. Andre Knott shed some light on it via Twitter this past weekend, and Francisco Lindor elaborates.

Indians hoping Bauer can break out of funk | MLB

There’s no way around it: Trevor Bauer looked bad on Monday night against the Tigers. Bauer admits this and is hoping that his recent stretch of tough starts are just some bad luck that will turn in the coming months. For his sake and ours, I hope he’s right.

Encarnacion always happy to see May arrive | MLB

The big right handed slugger has always had issues in the beginning of the season, and 2017 is no different. With the calendar flipped to May, Encarnacion hopes to see his season turn around.

Revisiting some of Terry Francona’s decisions from Cleveland Indians’ 2016 run: Going Deep |

Ctrl+F yields “Michael Martinez” and “Game 7” as #3 of the list.

Around the League

  • Adam Jones was disrespected by being subjected to racist taunting by some punks in Boston. You stay classy, Fenway Park.
  • You remember how Noah Syndergaard refused to have an MRI by the team doctors? Well he’s now out for an undetermined amount of time due to a partially torn right lat muscle.
  • Jerry Dipoto assures fans that the slow start for the Seattle Mariners is no cause for alarm. He fails to mention that the team itself is cause for alarm.
  • Los Angeles Angels starter Tyler Skaggs is out for 10-12 weeks due to an oblique strain.
  • And finally, our weekly installment of the AL Central graphical standings, courtesy of Reddit user /u/n4rcotix