This Week In Indians Baseball: Week 8

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Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

 NEWS:

  • Jack Hannahan was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf.
  • Josh Tomlin was activated from the disabled list and made his first start since May 7th on Monday, getting a win.
  • Lonnie Chisenhall was called up from Triple-A Columbus on Monday, contributing right away with a home run. He was hitting .324 through 28 games in Columbus.
  • Scott Barnes made his Major League debut with the Tribe on Wednesday, pitching out of a bases-loaded jam. After walking two and hitting a batter, Barnes got Jeff Francoeur to foul out to end the threat.
  • Travis Hafner was placed on the disabled list with right knee inflammation. He is expected to be out for six weeks after receiving microscopic procedure.
  • Johnny Damon was placed on paternity leave.
  • Matt LaPorta was recalled from Triple-A Columbus and got the start at first base on Sunday, going 1-for-4 with a run and a strikeout.

WAHOO’S ON FIRST HIGHLIGHTS:

WEEKLY TRIVIA:

  • Luke Carlin reached base on an error three times on Tuesday. That was the first time for a member of the Tribe to do so since Walt Williams did it in 1973.
  • The Indians still lead the majors in walks. Coming into Saturday, they had 204. The Tampa Bay Rays had the second most with 193.
  • Derek Lowe is tied for first in AL in wins with seven. He shares the lead with Yu Darvish, David Price and CC Sabathia.
  • The Indians have lost their last three series, which is the first such stretch for the Tribe to since last July.
  • Lou Marson is on a career-high six game hitting streak.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“Great catch. It’s one of those things I used to be able to do.”—Grady Sizemore on Michael Brantley’s over-the-wall catch last weekend.

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jason Kipnis

Jason Kipnis has been a main source of production for the Tribe over the course of the last week. In the last week, he had eight hits, seven runs, and six RBIs, four coming from a grand slam on Friday night. Heading into Saturday night’s game, the second baseman led with 58 hits, nine home runs, 34 RBI and 12 stolen bases. He had also appeared in all 51 games.

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