This Week In Indians Baseball: Week 22

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Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

NEWS:

  • Jeanmar Gomez was recalled from Triple-A on Wednesday for additional bullpen help. He started on Saturday in place of Roberto Hernandez, who was ailing from a sprained ankle.
  • Shelley Duncan was designated for assignment on Wednesday.
  • The Indians claimed Scott Maine off waivers from the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. He is a left-handed pitcher and will report to Columbus.
  • Active rosters expanded on Saturday. The Indians added outfielder Russ Canzler, lefty Scott Barnes and outfielder Thomas Neal.

WAHOO’S ON FIRST HIGHLIGHTS:

WEEKLY TRIVIA:

  • The Indians had a bleak August, going 5-24.
  • The Indians spent 40 days in first place this season. Since holding a four-game lead over the division on May 17, the team has gone 33-60.
  • The Indians lead the Majors in leadoff home runs with eight. Jason Kipnis, Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald have all contributed. Shin-Soo Choo has five, which is tied for most in the Majors this season.
  • The eight leadoff homers are tied for most in franchise history. Grady Sizemore had seven and Franklin Gutierrez had one in 2008.

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Carlos Santana

Santana found himself in a murky situation after a lack of hustle on a groundout during the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s contest. However, he was back in the lineup on Thursday and had an impact in the Indians’ lineup this week. He had a key role in Saturday night’s win, going one-for-four with a two-run double in the first inning. Before play on Sunday, he had three RBI on the week with two walks and six hits in 20 at-bats.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“We might as well go out there and have fun. If we’re already going to lose every game, we might as well have a good attitude.” – Jason Kipnis

 

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Topics: Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis, Jeanmar Gomez, Shelley Duncan, Shin Soo Choo

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