"We talked about two hitting coaches because we looked into everything," Francona said. "But Ty takes it so personal, lives and dies with their at bats and I love that. I never see him because he's in the cage, and I like the guy but I love that intensity."
• The Indians went against Phillies starter Cole Hamels and his 1-5 record with a 4.18 ERA. Francona knew better than to focus on numbers just six games into the season.
"Numbers for a pitcher after 5 or 6 starts, you look at some ERAs, I mean look at [Scott] Kazmir's [5.33] ERA, and we think he's pretty good."
• Both Vinnie Pestano and Blake Wood worked a clean inning for Single-A Lake County on Wednesday morning. Pestano was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 1 with right elbow tendinitis. Wood is on the 60-day DL after he had right elbow surgery on March 11. Both had a strikeout against three hitters faced.
Michael Radano is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.