Home crowd gives it up for injured Tribe trio before Game 1
The sold-out crowd at Progressive Field wasn't going to let the Cleveland Indians start off their first postseason in nine years without recognizing those who helped turn things around.
Before Game 1 of the ALDS, 37,763 fans made sure to give three members of the team that were crucial to its success this season a proper tribute.
Michael Brantley, Carlos Carrasco and Yan Gomes each received a standing ovation during the Tribe's introduction.
Brantley, a staple to the franchise since 2009, has been riddled with a shoulder injury over the past season and a half.
Carrasco was in the midst of one of his best seasons as a starter before his season was drastically cut short by Ian Kinsler's line drive in a start against Detroit in late September.
It's been a tough year for Gomes as well, as he's dealt with both a shoulder injury and most recently a broken hand when he was hit by a pitch on rehab assignment. Remarkably, however, he is on the Indians' playoff roster after a quick recovery.
Loud cheers for Michael Brantley during ALDS intros. pic.twitter.com/TGYGMZSbaH— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) October 6, 2016