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Indians Cody Anderson loses perfect game in 7th inning, Tribe still wins

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie Cody Anderson took a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning in his second major league start, and the struggling Cleveland Indians snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Anderson (1-0) didn't allow a baserunner until Grady Sizemore homered against his old team on a 1-2 pitch with one...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians Cody Anderson loses perfect game in 7th inning

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Rookie Cody Anderson took a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning in his second major league start, and the struggling Cleveland Indians snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Anderson (1-0) didn't allow a baserunner until Grady Sizemore homered against his old team on a 1-2 pitch with one...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians release reliever Scott Atchison

The Cleveland Indians announced the release of reliever Scott Atchison on Sunday.The right-hander was 1-1 with a 6.86 ERA over 19 2/3 innings (23 appearances) pitched this season.Atchison was designated for assignment on June 23 after injuries caused him to struggle for most of the season.
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians' Brandon Moss on fan criticism: 'I don't blame them'

After dropping both games of Sunday's doubleheader against the Orioles, a number of Indians players expressed their disappointment in how the recent weeks have gone. "If you were on the outside looking in, it would look like we have no heart," Brandon Moss told reporters after the game. "I can't blame them." "I know what we look like and I know how we feel," said Moss via Cleveland...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians Roster Rebuild Leaves Them in Unenviable Position

The 2015 Cleveland Indians don’t have to believe in Sports Illustrated jinxes, but one look at the standings and they’ll quickly have to believe that their playoff chances are about done. At 33-41, the Indians are eight games under .500 and 12 games back of first place. The 12-game deficit behind the Kansas City Royals is the most they’ve trailed by all season and only on May...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Shutout and Swept Out of Baltimore; Orioles 4, Indians 0 and Orioles 8, Indians 0

The Orioles swept a day-night, rain-induced doubleheader on Sunday, 4-0 and 8-0, from the Indians. Trevor Bauer and, in his big-league debut, Toru Murata, took losses for the Indians. Jason Kipnis had his 20-game hit streak – the longest in the Majors this year – snapped in the opener. Kipnis is still hitting .349 in June and .342 overall, third in the AL. Michael Brantley had...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians trade rumors: Carlos Santana edition

Finally, a Tribe trade rumor! Well, kinda. All has been quiet on the Cleveland Indians’ front this season in terms of trade rumors, but there was a bit of “news” this week regarding Carlos Santana that is worth evaluating. Carlos Santana In his column on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports wrote that Santana could be a trade candidate for the Tribe. He mentioned that although...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians give Toru Murata a chance on the mound

In times of trouble, sometime people get the chance to rise to the occasion. In the case of pitcher Toru Murata, his time is today. Due to the chaotic pitching situation currently happining with the Cleveland Indians, the decision was made to alter the rotation, bringing up Murata from Triple A for the nightcap of today’s double header against the Baltimore Orioles. This is a “make...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

KISS: Trevor Bauer And Eliminating Pitches

Trevor Bauer is coming off, what could be argued, the worst start of his young professional career this past Monday against Detroit, as he allowed seven runs on nine hits over just three innings. He struck out three but walked four against a division rival the Indians need to start beating on a consistent basis. In that game this past Monday, he faced 22 batters and threw 86 pitches...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Future Could be Bright for Tribe, Prospects

In the midst of a week of Tribe blasts from the past, starting with the ‘95 Tribe Reunion weekend, coupled with a Jason Kipnis reminiscent of his 2013 All-Star season and Chris Perez once again violating MLB’s drug use policy, the future is looking bright for the Cleveland Indians. No, I don’t mean the immediate future, but rather the organization down the line. Between the...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Things Turning Around for the Indians Bullpen

It’s no secret that this season has not gone according to the plan that the Cleveland Indians, and much of the sports world had thus far. The Indians have struggled mightily in a few areas, some of them all season long, and some of them have come and gone. Over the past couple of seasons, one of the most consistent areas of the Indians has been the bullpen. While bullpens do tend...
Via Burning River Baseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

SI names Indians’ Jason Kipnis AL MVP leader

Already named the AL Player of the Month for May, Jason Kipnis has kept up the torrid pace at the plate to accompany excellent defense in the field to garner more prestigious consideration than mere player of the month awards. On Thursday, Sport Illustrated‘s Cliff Corcoran updated his AL MVP Award’s Watch to list Jason Kipnis ahead of all other American League stand-outs such...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Santana Needs To Be Better

Since Carlos Santana joined the Indians in 2010 a debate has raged on between more traditional baseball fans and those who subscribe to sabermetric analytics as to whether or not Carlos Santana is a good hitter. Those who buy into the more traditional approach point to Santana’s low batting average and high strikeout rate as definitive signs that Santana is not a very good hitter...
Via Burning River Baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona Has An Obsession With Popsicles

Indians manager Terry Francona understands that if you’re going to indulge in a food item, best to make it something that isn’t going to kill you right away. Frozen water is a healthier obsession than most, so it’s good to go with that. The frozen water in question comes in the form of popsicles, and Francona loves these suckers. How much? We’ll let Terry explain: “I had...
Via Food and Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians pitching is in a state of emergency

June has not been a kind month to the five man rotation for the Cleveland Indians. In fact, it’s been downright brutal. Since the start of the month, the Indians have been an roller coaster ride of wins and losses. Ending the month of May  on a hot streak, it looked as if Cleveland had turned a corner and was ready to live up to the expectations set in early April, but as the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits to eating 17 popsicles in one night

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona recently continued his habit of revealing arguably unflattering things about himself when he admitted he recently engorged himself on 17 popsicles in one night. Let’s allow Francona to explain his outrageous indulgence, which apparently involves his insatiable appetite for Nestle’s Outshine Fruit Bars, specifically the grape flavor. ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera digs cut of young Indians fan’s jib, gives him bat, gloves (vids)

Miguel Cabrera may have converted a young Cleveland Indians fan into a Miggy Maniac after a delightful interaction in which the youngster impressed the Detroit Tigers slugger with a slick catch and then some even slicker smack talk. The fan snagged a foul ball down the first base line off the bat of Jason Kipnis...Read More The post Miguel Cabrera digs cut of young Indians fan...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe 101 with Prof. Rosen: Mid-Term Evaluation

F or much of this baseball season, I have not been paying terribly close attention to the Indians. Basketball has dominated my attention for much of the past two months or so, but hoops season has come to a close, and it’s time to look to the diamond. I’ve caught some games on the radio and read a fair bit about the Tribe, but I don’t have a great sense of what’s going on...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Cleveland Indians roll out a new daughter-friendly tradition

For entirely too long, Major League Baseball clubhouses have been treated like sacred grounds wherein a male-dominated environment is further insulated by the walls of the absurd and arcane BBWA. The Cleveland Indians, however, appear to be blowing through the doors of history and have started their very own Sunday afternoon tradition. You see, for the longest of times, only male...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Indians buyers or sellers at trade deadline?

The Cleveland Indians certainly haven’t lived up to the hype that surrounded the club at the beginning of the 2015 season, but they are by no means out of the playoff race just yet. At 32-36, the Indians are currently sitting in 4th place in the American League Central, eight games behind first-place Kansas City (39-27). The Tribe is sitting four and a half games behind second...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Francisco Lindor Era begins in Cleveland

The year of the prospect debut continues. Now that the Super Two deadline has come and gone, prospects are getting called up left and right. This past Sunday, we were treated to two debut events simultaneously, when both Byron Buxton and Francisco Lindor joined their respective major league clubs. I covered Buxton yesterday, so today, […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits he had bathroom mishap during game

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was in a pretty precarious position during Tuesday’s tilt against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field when he found himself relieving himself in the bathroom when he heard that center fielder Michael Bourn was being ejected from the game. In fact, Francona freely admitted he suffered a bit of a...Read More The post Terry Francona admits to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bourn got ejected when Terry Francona was in the bathroom

During Tuesday night’s Indians-Cubs game at Wrigley Field, Cleveland outfielder Michael Bourn was tossed from the game during an argument with home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi. Bye Michael… – The Outside Corner | Facebook If you’ll notice, Indians manager Terry Francona wasn’t out there defending Bourn during his ejection. Why not? Well….he was otherwise indisposed. What...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Teammate zings Lindor over paying ransom for first hit ball

The Cleveland Indians have made a habit of snagging milestone balls and holding them hostage from their teammates. We saw it when Cleveland’s bullpen demanded a bunch of Apple products in exchange for Brandon Moss’ 100th career home run ball, and the team’s pitchers were at it again over the weekend with Francisco Lindor. Lindor,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians revitalize left side with two rookie promotions

There has been no question that the Indians have been one of the worst defensive teams in baseball over the past few seasons. In fact, it may have been the largest reason why they were kept out of the playoffs in 2014. According to Fangraphs.com, there was almost a 139 run difference between the Indians’ defense in 2014 and that of the AL Champion Royals, more than enough to...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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