ICYMI at DTTWLN – April 11 to April 17

Isn’t baseball so much easier to enjoy when the weather cooperates for a solid dome? It does add something to the argument about domes in cold and northern cities like Cleveland, who could benefit from an attendance perspective to have the ability to keep fans coming regardless of the threats of rain, sleet, snow, hail, Ice Age, or Armageddon.

There were good things this week and bad things as the Indians came out of the weekend the same way that they entered in, hovering at the .500 mark while the rest of the American League Central Division plays with much better results (unless, of course, you’re in Minnesota, where a nine-game losing skid ruined all of the fun of the first two weeks of the baseball season.

Some of the storylines remain the same, regardless of the season, as Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar continue to be good, Corey Kluber continues to get run support, and the Indians wait patiently for the return of injured players to inject life into a sputtering offense (this year, Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall).

Think you missed any news last week? Here’s your weekend cheat sheet of all the stories from the last seven days. Enjoy!

Stories You May Have Missed Last Week (written by Bob unless noted):
4/11/16 – Who’s Out When Tribe Outfielders Return from DL?
4/11/16 – Columbus Finally Plays Opener, Splits Two With Indy
4/11/16 – Indians Ship Soto to Chicago Cubs
4/12/16 – Weather Will Be No Issue as Indians Play Rays
4/12/16 – Clippers Suffer Fourth Cancellation in First Five Days of Season
4/12/16 – The Rubber City’s Dynamic Duo
4/12/16 – Rule 5 Pick Martin Returned by San Diego to Cleveland
4/13/16 – Lane’s Cash Deal Might Have Been More Damaging than Colavito Trade (Vince Guerrieri)
4/13/16 – RubberDucks Turn Triple Play in 7-6 Win Over Curve
4/13/16 – Hail to the New Lynchburg Hillcats Season (David Freier)
4/14/16 – Naquin MIA as Indians Facing Lefty-Heavy Opposition Early in 2016
4/14/16 – Captains Return Home to Classic Park for Four-Game Homestand
4/14/16 – RubberDucks Open Home Season Thursday Against BaySox
4/15/16 – When Jackie Robinson Played in Cleveland
4/15/16 – Indians Host Reigning NL Champ Mets for First Time Since 2013
4/16/16 – Remembering Bob Feller’s Opening Day No-Hitter
4/16/16 – A Couple of Comebacks and Shutouts Highlight Work Down on the Farm
4/17/16 – New Veteran Additions Have Helped Despite Slow Starts (Craig Gifford)

Recaps You May Have Missed Last Week:
4/12/16 – Rays Score Four in 8th to Win Pitchers’ Duel; Rays 5, Indians 1
4/13/16 – Carrasco Terrific in Tampa Agaain; Indians 4, Rays 1
4/14/16 – Six Spot from Tribe Supports Superb Salazar in Shutout; Indians 6, Rays 0
4/15/16 – Mets Mash Four Homers, Hold on in Ninth; Mets 6, Indians 5
4/16/16 – Indians Outlast Mets in a Tale of Two Games; Indians 7, Mets 5
4/17/16 – Matz and Mets Mow Down Tribe with Three-Hitter; Mets 6, Indians 0

Last Week in Tribe History:
April 11, 1951
April 12, 1960
April 13, 1885
April 14, 1911
April 15, 1959
April 16, 1929
April 17, 1960

Podcasts You May Have Missed:
Weekend Update 25: Nino and Noah Complain About the Weather
Tribe Time Now 48: Killing Carrasco’s No-No

Photo: Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports

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