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Will Brazil be baseball's next frontier?

Yan Gomes knew the idea was to hit the ball and run. That much he’d gotten down pat, although the rest was a mystery. He was like any other Brazilian kid, growing up with soccer written in his genetic coding. But because of a nudge from his father, Gomes was giving a shot to that strange sport from a far-away country. Way up north. And man, was it foreign. Gomes had “no idea”...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Yan Gomes: Mr. Clutch?

Stats accurate from prior to 9/15. Gomes added two more late and close hits last night as well in two at bats. Probably the most disappointing player in 2015, Yan Gomes came into the year with lofty expectations only to have them shattered by a knee injury that kept him out of the game for two months early on. He didn’t even get enough time before it to establish himself this year...
Via Burning River Baseball
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Gomes Blast Sends Tribe into Saturday Night Fever; Indians 8, Angels 3

The Indians won their fourth straight, seventh of nine overall and nine of their last 11 at home with an 8-3 victory over the Angels on Saturday night. Cleveland scored five in the eighth before former Indians reliever Joe Smith recorded an out. Francisco Lindor singled, Michael Brantley singled and Carlos Santana doubled home Lindor before Lonnie Chisenhall was intentionally...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Listen: Tom Hamilton makes perfect call of Santana RBI, Gomes slam

Tom Hamilton is arguably the best play-by-play guy in baseball but there’s no argument at all among Cleveland Indians fans. With the game tied at three, the Cleveland Indians broke the game open in the eighth inning Saturday night when Indians first baseman Carlos Santana had an RBI single to bring in rookie shortstop Francisco Lindor. Watching Lindor get pumped up as he crossed...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

8/29 Recap: Indians Offense Erupts With Gomes Grand Slam

Player of the Game Yan Gomes came up with a huge grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Indians a commanding 8-3 lead and broke open what had been a close, well-pitched game to that point. Gomes’ blast followed a clutch double by Carlos Santana that broke a 3-3 tie to give the Indians a 4-3 lead. Gomes also got the job done in the bottom of the second inning...
Via Burning River Baseball
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Yan Gomes to start for Indians on Sunday

For the first time since April 11, Cleveland Indians catcher, Yan Gomes will make his return to the starting lineup on Sunday. According to Paul Hoynes of, Gomes will start on Sunday in the final game of a three game series against cross-state rival, the Cincinnati Reds. After an impressive 2014 season (including receiving the Silver Slugger award), Cleveland had high...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Burning River Infirmary: Yan Gomes Will Return To The House

The return of Yan Gomes is eminent, Indians fans. It’s been a long time coming and he is anxious to return. After a short rehab trip to Lake County and now in Columbus, he will certainly be ready by next week to rejoin the big league club. “It hasn’t felt like a month,” Gomes said of his time on the DL with a MCL sprain. “It definitely feels faster than what it’s been...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Youch! Gomes out 6-8 weeks with MCL sprain

As if dropping the first two games of their series against the Detroit Tigers was not a big enough blow, the Cleveland Indians will be forced to go to battle without catcher Yan Gomes. An MRI confirms that Gomes has a mild sprain of his right MCL and will miss the next six-to-eight weeks, an injury which occurred in the final minutes of Saturday afternoon’s 9-6 loss. After the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Yan Gomes, Best Catcher in Baseball?

Yan Gomes has had a phenomenal season. I was a touch pessimistic, projecting a .273/16/63 line this year, a line which he’s nearly reach already this season, .285/16/52. numberFire wonders whether Gomes offensive production, combined with his defensive dominance, makes him the best catcher in baseball. On the matter, they wrote this: According to Fantasy Pros, which compiles fantasy...
Via Baseball Professor
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gomes' first Opening Day made more special with extension

 OAKLAND --€“ Yan Gomes' first Opening Day on a Major League roster was already going to be a special day, but what happened on Monday might have a hard time being matched by many.  Gomes' six-year extension worth $23 million was made official before the game against Oakland. The sides agreed to terms over the weekend when the Indians were in San Diego for a two-game series to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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