The Tribe dropped a winnable nightcap against the Arizona Diamondbacks last night, but let’s focus on the positives. The newly acquired Zach Walters played the role of hero in game one with walk-off homer to give the Indians a 3-2 win.
Listen here to Tom Hamilton‘s call of Zach Walters’ first homer as an Indian.
Walters was acquired in the Asdrubal Cabrera fade July 31.
Game No. 1 also saw Trevor Bauer bounce back with solid start against his former team.
When asked if there was any bad blood left over from his days in Arizona, the UCLA product responded with a polished answer:
”That was two years ago. I’ve long since moved on. They are just another team, nine more hitters I’ve got to try to get out. There is no bad blood between them and me.”
And if you stayed up all night to watch the Tribe lose in 12 while scoring zero runs, congratulations, you’re diehard.
• Brian Hoyer trade rumors gained a little traction–mostly on talk radio–but Browns head coach Mike Pettine shut them down during an appearance on Mike and Mike Wednesday morning.
When asked about the Hoyer trade, Pettine seemed annoyed, via the Red Zone.
“We’re not going to comment on every story that’s out there. We made a move to strengthen our quarterback room, and you just get these stories coming out. I don’t want to be in the habit of commenting on all of them. I really addressed that situation yesterday.”
• WWE wrestler Roman Reigns attacked a cardboard cutout of Johnny Manziel on ESPN’s SportsNation, via Dawg Pound Daily.
• Not sure why so much is made out of schedules, but Cavs Twitter was fired up yesterday because Cleveland will be featured on Christmas Day. The Place? Miami. The Opponent: The Heat.
• In a chat with Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico said the Cavs have eyeing a young, and veteran rim protector. He couldn’t drop any names,
“I do know they had an eye on a younger guy, as well as a guy ‘who’s been around the block’ a little. But they won’t give specifics, likely because the guys are free agents and it might be bad for business to put the names out there.’
• Besides his duties with Fox Sports Ohio, Amico said he will also be a correspondent for Fox Sports 1.