Cleveland Indians: Lindor Continues to Shine; Bauer’s Struggles Continue

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Lindor becoming a star before our eyes


The Cleveland Indians continue to do their part in the AL Wild Card race with a 5-1 win over the Kansas City Royals. Unfortunately, they’re going to need some help from teams around them, and the Minnesota Twins don’t seem to be on the same page. The Tribe continues to press on, and Francisco Lindor is as big a part of the recent success as anyone.

Called up after Lonnie Chisenhall and Jose Ramirez faltered, Lindor leads all rookies with a .317 average while also posting a WAR of 3.5. The Indians’ young shortstop appears to be moving himself into the role of favorite for the American League Rookie of the Year award.

The Indians are doing their best to remain patient with Trevor Bauer as his struggles in the second half continue. The Tribe is very aware of his potential, but the results just haven’t been there thus far as things are beginning to frustrate everyone from the fans to the front office and Bauer himself.

The voting for the Roberto Clemente award is underway and the Indians’ Carlos Carrasco is this year’s nominee. The award is given to those who best represents the game through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Lindor shines again in Tribe victory’ – Wahoo’s on First

‘Indians trying to be patient with Bauer’ – Wahoo’s on First

‘Clemente award voting underway’ – MLB.com

‘Angels’ Weaver doesn’t take kindly to Seager’s timeout’ – ESPN

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