roberto perez
Robert Perez appreciated by Indians' pitchers

…Through eight playoff games, Indians pitchers have turned in a 1.77 ERA with 81 strikeouts, 19 walks and a .206 opponents’ average in 71 innings against two of the best lineups in the Majors. As [Trevor] Bauer noted, Perez has caught every inning of the October run to date.

“He didn’t try to trick a hitter once,” pitching coach Mickey Callaway said. “It was unbelievable the games he called. He was fantastic.”

Tomlin, who has turned in a pair of strong showings in the playoffs, also credited Perez for his game-calling.

“We’re kind of being spoiled as pitchers,” Tomlin said. “You see a swing and you go, ‘OK, my next pitch is probably going to be a curveball. I want to throw a curveball here.’ You get on the rubber and he puts a curveball down and it’s like, 'He’s on the same page.’ That’s huge for a pitcher.”