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Aeros' starting pitcher Josh Tomlin throws against Reading in a game at Canal Park Aug. 16, 3023, in Akron. Tomlin who appeared in only one game (two innings) with the Cleveland Indians last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery has lost his arbitration with the Indians. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Aaron Harang (39) delivers against the Anaheim Angels in the first inning of a game last season in Anaheim. The Cleveland Indians signed Harang to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
CLEVELAND: Indians manager Terry Francona often says momentum in baseball is only up to the next day’s opposing starting pitcher. And on Wednesday, the Indians faced a brick wall in the form of Stephen Strasburg and lost to the Washington Nationals 4-1.