Indians 8, Tigers 2: Welcome to the Second Half of the Season

In typical fashion, the Indians started off the second half with a bang Friday night, smashing the Detroit Tigers 8-2 at Progressive Field. Jake Westbrook looked like he was on pace for a off night after allowing an RBI single to Miguel Cabrera in the first, but the Tribe offense responded quickly to take over

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Indians All Star Break Analysis – Outfield and DH

In the second of a four-part series, WFNY will take a look at your last place Cleveland Indians. This afternoon, we will take a look at the outfield. It was supposed to be a position of strength when the season began, but today, things have changed. On opening day, the outfield was something that you

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What “The Muscle” Hath Wrought

Now that Russell Branyan is no longer a Cleveland Indian (and Ezequiel Carrera and Juan Diaz are), we’re left trying to evaluate the Russ-Bus’s third stint with the team.  What, exactly, was his organizational purpose , and to what degree did he achieve it?  Whyd did we sign him in the first place, and why

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Philles 7 Indians 6: Never Spending Money on a Closer Ever Again

After another demoralizing defeat in grand fashion in Philadelphia last night, I have a few questions for you, Tribe fans. 1. Who is a bigger waste of an $11 million salary – Travis Hafner or Kerry Wood? 2. Who had a worse night in terms of their trade value – Jake Westbrook or Kerry Wood?

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SABR-Toothed Triber: We Get an All-Star Representative?

Yes.  We do.  For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, the Cleveland Indians will send a player to the All-Star Game to help determine home-field advantage in a World Series they have no chance of playing in. To be honest, the Game has become a bit of a farce.  It sort of matters, but it’s played

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Pirates 5 Indians 3: At Least Carlos Santana is Sweet

In all of my years watching the Indians, I can’t ever remember a week in which the defense was worse. During the three-game sweep administered by the Mets, the Wahoos kicked the ball around like little leaguers. Then this weekend in Pittsburgh, the defense was a huge part of losing the series to a Pirates

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Tribe loses 3rd in a row in Talbot’s worst start of the season

The Indians lost their third game in a row in interleague play last night against the New York Mets at Progressive Field, where audible “Let’s Go Mets!” chants could be heard in the sparse crowd of just over fourteen thousand.  Mitch Talbot, who lasted only four innings behind poor fielding in his last outing, struggled

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Santana, Strasburg, and Actual Fans!

What a weekend it was down at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. The new face of the franchise, Carlos Santana, arrived with his full offensive arsenal on Friday night. He didn’t get a hit, but his team won its third straight game. A day later, his bat did all the talking and led the

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Santana debuts, Kearns crushes former team for 3rd straight win

When breaking down the schedule at the beginning of the year, the Indians home series with the Nationals looked to be one of the more unappealing weekend series on the schedule.  But the events of the past week have added increased hype and excitement, turning it into one of the more anticipated weekends at Progressive

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Red Sox 4 Indians 1: Victor-y For the Sox

This one is gonna be short. Last night’s 4-1 Indians loss to the Boston Red Sox was about as exciting as listening to a Ben Stein speech on economics. The difference in the state of these two teams is night and day. While the Sox are perhaps the hottest team in baseball despite being without

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Tribe Pitching Shuts Down Chicago Once Again

The Indians took the field last night in Chicago coming off of Justin Masterson’s first win of the season, with The Fury facing off against Jake Peavy. The Indians got a superb performance from Talbot, who guided the Tribe through seven innings, allowing one run on six hits. Talbot was supported by two runs off

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Justin Masterson Gets First Win Of Season

The Indians took the field in Chicago last night in the first game of a three-game set against the White Sox. Prior to last night’s start, Masterson had lost 17 straight starts and had not won a game since last August. While pressure has certainly been mounting on the lynchpin of the Victor Martinez trade,

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Tribe Notes: The Trade Chip Edition

In a rumors piece on Fox Sports.com, their lead baseball reporter Ken Rosenthal said the Indians could be a team that contenders look at in regards to adding veterans at the deadline. In particular, Rosenthal says the Phillies once again could be looking towards Wahooland for pitching help. The Fightn’s right now are essentially without

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Tribe Weekend Review: Take Two in Baltimore

Just as the Cavaliers were ruining all of our end of Spring into summer months with their premature season ending loss to Boston, your very own professional baseball team was busy winning to consecutive series on the road. Granted, the competition were the two other sad-sack AL franchises Kansas City and Baltimore, but hey, you

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Tribe “Win” After “Eight Run Rally” in Ninth

The Indians put together a massive rally in the top of the ninth inning last night in Baltimore, fueled by Austin Kearns’ third home run of the season. The Tribe were down 2-0 going into the ninth, stifled by Orioles starter Brian Matusz. To close out the game the O’s inserted rookie closer Alfred Simon

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Indians Washed Out Against Tigers: An Early Season-in-Review

The Cleveland sports teams were perfect last night! The Cavaliers won in convincing fashion while its Gateway neighbors played just over four innings before the storms ended the evening early. The contest between the Indians and Tigers will not stand in the record books at all and a make-up date for the game has yet

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Indians 9 Angels 2: Austin Freaking Kearns

A night after the Indians stranded 14 runners  and lost 5-2 in Anaheim, they came right back out and stranded 13. The difference in this one was a nine-run, 18 hit attack, and a man named Austin Kearns. I called the offense Jekyll and Hyde on Monday. On Wednesday, the gloss has been confirmed. One

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Indians 6, White Sox 2: How to Not Let Your Bullpen Lose The Game

For the second night in a row, the Indians used a complete game victory to beat a American League opponent. Never thought I would write that this season. This time, number five starter Mitch Talbot was the star as the Tribe managed to yet again avoided the bullpen for an entire nine innings. Thanks to

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Tribe Talk: The Russ Bus and How it Affects Everything

With opening day just 12 days away, Tribe manager Manny Acta and the GM duo of Mark Shapiro and Chris Antonetti still have plenty of decisions to make in shaping the final 25 man roster. There have been several developments in the works and in reality, nobody really knows which way these things are going

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Tribe News…Don’t get Too Excited

““I never heard of half of these guys, and the ones I have heard of are way past their primes.” “Most of these guys never had a prime.” – Fake Tribe GM Charlie Donovan from Major League The Indians made their first foray into the free agent market! Wahoo! That’s right folks, your Erie Warriors

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