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Lonnie Chisenhall’s four home runs leads Indians over last week

Vote now for your Indians Player of the Week!

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Kind of an up-and-down week for the Cleveland Indians. Up if you’ve been in a coma and woke up on Friday excited to watch your World Series Tribe. Down if you watched basically anything other than that.

But unlike two weeks ago, when a squirrel was far-and-away the best thing about the Indians, we had quite a few great performances from the Indians this week. Jason Kipnis continues to love the month of May, Yan Gomes keeps hitting, Mike Clevinger is suddenly Corey Kluber with a full head of beautiful hair, and Francisco Lindor is still better than Carlos Correa.

So who gets your vote?

Lonnie Chisenhall: 7-19, 1 (2B), 4 HR, 4 BB

Lonnie Chisenhall, home of the Monster Long Lon Donger, went yard four times last week, the most of any Indians batter. He also tied for the team lead in walks with four and runs batted in with eight.

Jason Kipnis: 10-26, 2 (2B), 3 HR, 2 BB

As the Indians’ newly-minted leadoff hitter, Jason Kipnis may not lead the team in home runs due to the power of the Chisendonger, but he did lead in hits over the last week. By a full three hits over Chisenhall, in fact. He also only struck out once, one of a handful of Indians batters to not strike out a lot last week.

Yan Gomes: 4-12, 2 (2B)

Nothing really stood about Yan Gomes’s offense last week, and he only started three games, but his defense remains impeccable.

Mike Clevinger: 7.1 IP, 0 ER, 9 SO

Mike Clevinger nearly had a no-hitter, of course he’s on this list. He had the best start of his career against one of the best teams in the league. He only had one start this week, but his stat line also includes a perfect inning of relief against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Boone Logan: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 3 SO

Boone Logan only had 2.0 innings over four games, but he is a pitcher here for one purpose (to get left-handed hitters out) and he was flawless at doing one thing this week (getting left-handed hitters out). Logan is often the “other” acquisition of the Indians this offseason behind Edwin Encarnacion, but right now he’s looking like the better one.

Trevor Bauer: 11.2 IP, 6 ER, 16 SO, 1 BB

Trevor Bauer’s overall line doesn’t look great because of a couple of ill-timed home runs (and a team-worst 12 hits allowed), but you can’t ignore 16 strikeouts and one walk over 11.2 innings.


Who should be the Indians Player of the Week?

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    Lonnie Chisenhall
    (77 votes)
  • 8%
    Jason Kipnis
    (9 votes)
  • 4%
    Yan Gomes
    (5 votes)
  • 9%
    Mike Clevinger
    (10 votes)
  • 0%
    Boone Logan
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Trevor Bauer
    (2 votes)
103 votes total Vote Now