Cleveland Indians: Tribe Rundown – February 27th, 2019

Spring Training rolls on for our Cleveland Indians, and they’ve won three in a row (if you count split squad games) but what else is happening around camp?

We’ve had some fun updates out of Cleveland Indians camp this week. The Indians won their first Spring Training game, got a new guy in camp, and some entertaining videos. We’ve also gotten a chance to see a more human side to our favorite players that we may not be able to see in the regular season.

But first thing’s first, the Indians won again on Wednesday. In fact, they won twice. The Tribe played a split-squad day with games against the Brewers and Mariners.

Against the Brew Crew, Shane Beiber managed to retire all six batters he faced and the Tribe rolled to a fairly easy 6-1 win. Some key points from the game include homers from Jake Bauers, Mark Mathias, and Li-Jen Chu. Chu and Mathias each hit two homers, but it’s nice to see Bauers finally get something going for his first hit of Spring.

In the other game, Plutko struggled badly. He allowed all five runs scored by the Mariners in his second outing of the Spring. But the Indians rallied thanks partially to a three-run homer from Max Moroff. The ‘pen also had a strong outing, including scoreless outings from Tyler Olson and Neil Ramirez.

Elsewhere in camp, Hanley Ramirez reported to Goodyear and OH MY GOODNESS WHERE IS HIS HAIR?

New year, new Hanley.

Speaking of players being candid, we also got a fun video of Trevor Bauer mic’d up for his first start of spring. We got to hear the banter of our lovable big mouth along with what goes through his mind on the mound. Check out the video from Momentum!

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If this fun start to Spring Training is any indication to things, we could be in for an entertaining roller coaster of a season.