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NEOSI Indians Spring Training Roundup– Sunday March 25th 2018

The Indians took on the Cincinnati Reds today in Arizona and defeated the Reds 6-4. Josh Tomlin started Sunday’s game against the Reds and pitched in 6.2 innings, gave up three hits, allowed two earned runs, walked none, and struck out six batters.

Our Ashley Bastock wrote about the news that Michael Brantley will be starting the year on the DL, and Tyler Naquin will be making the opening day roster.

Ashley also wrote about the news of Mike Napoli signing a contract with AAA Columbus, which can be found HERE.

Terry Francona commented on Napoli playing for the Columbus Clippers and stated that he still thinks that Napoli can play in the MLB, but is thrilled that he is still in the organization.

Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal wrote a piece on Brandon Guyer feeling good in his return for Ohio.com on Saturday.

Guyer had the following to say:

“Ever since surgery, my goal was to be good for Opening Day, but once I had that setback and stuff, I said, ‘I want Opening Day, but I just want to be healthy for the majority of the season. That’s still the focus and mindset, but now that we’re getting closer to Opening Day, I’m getting that itch, I want to be on it and be ready. We’ll see what happens.”

Guyer also added:

“I’ve knocked the rust off a little bit. But just to get called up and get in a big-league game, it feels good. Just keep going, keep grinding and see where we go from here.”

Lewis also tweeted out news about the Indians last roster spot on Sunday:

Heading into Sunday, Yonder Alonso homered in four consecutive games, having a total of five during that four-game stretch. Alonso was tied with the most homers in the MLB with seven. Alonso now has the most home runs by any Indians player since the team returned to Arizona in 2009.

The Indians start their regular season in just four short days, and the team has announced the expected starting pitching matchups for the series against the Seattle Mariners.

March 29 @ Seattle, 10:10PM (SportsTime Ohio/ESPN/WTAM/WMMS/Indians Radio Network)

RHP Corey Kluber vs. RHP Felix Hernandez

March 31 @ Seattle, 4:10PM (SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/Indians Radio Network)

RHP Carlos Carrasco vs. LHP James Paxton

April 1 @ Seattle, 4:10PM (SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/Indians Radio Network)

RHP Trevor Bauer vs. RHP Mike Leake

Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.

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