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N&N: Carlos Santana prepares for HR Derby

Morning news and notes for Monday, July 8, 2019

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to a great week!

Indians 11, Reds 1

LGT Recap | Box Score

Matt in his recap said “Today’s thrashing of the Reds ends the first half on a high note.” Spot on. The Tribe’s bats were scorching, hitting four home runs and driving baseballs all around southern Ohio. Trevor Bauer gutted through seven innings, working out of many-a-jam to hold the Reds to just one run.

Tribe News

High-flying Greg Allen keeps Tribe rolling | Indians.com

Allen had four hits, including a homer, and a fantastic catch out in centerfield on Sunday. He’s had a mostly awful year at the big league level, but he’s still young and days like yesterday show he’s got some ceiling to cheer for.

Tribe coach: Santana should hit lefty in HR Derby | Indians.com

From Mandy Bell:

The biggest question that had remained unanswered was whether the switch-hitter would hit from the left or right side of the plate on Monday night, but his coach didn’t think twice when it was his turn to answer.

“It’s gotta be left-handed,” Rodriguez said. “The right field is a good place for him. In Progressive Field, the ball carries better to the right side than to the left side. But he has the power to hit it everywhere. But I think from the left side, he feels more comfortable.”

Baseball’s future stars say they see a model in Francisco Lindor | cleveland.com

Lindor is amazing and these are smart kids.

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