After dropping the first game of the season 6-2 to the Boston Red Sox, the Cleveland Indians bounced back last night after both Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana delivered crushing home runs to collect their first win of the season.
“It’s a really good win,” Napoli said. “They make the comeback, take the lead, and we were able to scrap away that run to tie the game and you know, ultimately I hit that homer to take the lead. So, great team win overall.”
The Indians have one more game against the Sox before hitting the road for a three game stand against the Chicago White Sox. Plenty of great tickets for today’s game are still available so be sure to get yours now and be there to cheer on your Tribe!
Better sick now than in April and May is the thought process for the Cleveland Indians as they battle player fatigue and the flue.
“Everybody’s, like, achy,” Manager Terry Francona said. “I got up today and it hurt more than usual. ‘Sarby’ (third-base coach Mike Sarbaugh) looked terrible. Some guys are getting it worse than others.”
The team has sent Sarby, first baseman Carlos Santana and Bullpen Coach Jason Bere home to recover from “the junk” as Francona calls it.
“I’ve never high-fived a guy with the back of my hand before when sending him down,” Francona said.
None the less, training continues with games against the Athletics, the Cubs and the Mariners coming up, fans can get out to see the Tribe. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today!
“Anytime you’re mentioned in the same sentence as Bob Feller it’s humbling,” Corey Kluber said.
As if a sign from the baseball Gods, on the day that the museum for Hall of Famer Bob Feller, who also struck out 18 batters on Oct. 2, 1938, Corey Kluber had a Hall of Fame type of game, striking down batter after batter for eight innings against the St. Louis Cardinals.
“He has unbelievable stuff. I was talking to Carlos Santana and he said, “He looks like he did last year.”
“I did it for Mother’s Day,” said Kluber.
The final game in the three game stand begins today at 11:30. Get your tickets today and help cheer on your Cleveland Indians.!
After taking a foul ball to the head on Sunday night, Indians catcher Carlos Santana will be re-evaluated Tuesday afternoon for concussion symptoms. Santana fell ill on Monday, was sent back to the hotel and did not participate in the 6-2 loss to the Chicago Whitesox.
“We don’t know if he’s sick or he has concussion-like symptoms,” Manager Terry Francona said Monday. “So we sent him back to the hotel and we’ll re-evaluate him and we’ll go from there.”
The Indians are on the road and in the middle of a three-game stand against the Chicago White Sox. Great seats and cheap tickets still remain! Be sure to get yours now!