“Maybe I’m wrong” is a phrase I repeat multiple times a day. It is not only a song with a great riff from the Blues Traveler1 , but the phrase serves a balancing purpose for anyone with enough hubris to make predictions and projections in the wildly varying sport that is baseball. I had such
The Tribe finishes above .500 for the year, which is pretty good! (If you forget about those pesky preseason predictions.)
When one pitch really does make the difference.
Francisco Lindor and the Indians sent an emphatic message to the rest of the AL with a 5-1 win over the Royals.
Despite much better play in August that has continued into September, the Cleveland Indians have struggled to move above the .500 mark on the season. However, due to a weaker than usual American League Wild Card field, the Indians have been able to remain lurking just behind the other contenders. After winning two of three
One might find themselves wondering how the Cleveland Indians have been able to charge back into contention for the American League postseason. How did a team that started the year 7-14 in April become a team that could sweep a fellow Wild Card contender in the Los Angeles Angels and then give the American League
The atmosphere along with the game itself would have felt right at home in October. Both the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians were fully engaged from the first pitch through the last out, and so was the extraordinarily loud Rogers Centre. There was great pitching, awesome defensive plays, clutch performances, and, most importantly, a
September often becomes a game of chutes and ladders for MLB hopefuls.
You could say the Indians have moved up into a tie for third place in the American League Central Division. Or you could very well say they’re in a tie with the Chicago White Sox as the fifth worst team in the AL. As the late Jonathan Winters used to say, “Clean mind, clean body
He may have lost on Saturday thanks to two early home runs, but Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar was carrying a 1.48 ERA in his previous seven starts. We found out during Saturday’s contest that Salazar has changed the grip of his two-seam fastball through the course of the season and has started to experience
Trevor Bauer may have had a rough night on Tuesday, but three of his Cleveland Indians teammates are one hell of a roll. Take a look at the video above which aired just before the 9-1 loss, discussing the recent pitching statistics of Tribe starters Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, and Danny Salazar. While the records
We tend to view fortune in sports in binary terms. This player has been lucky. That player has been unlucky. However, is it possible for a player to both be fortunate and unfortunate at the same time? Such has seemingly been the case with Danny Salazar’s post All-Star break starts, as his sterling 1.76 ERA,
Terry Francona spent Tuesday with his good friend John Farrell1. The two began a friendship in 1988 as members of the Cleveland Indians, one which has continued over the years. So, when John Farrell, now the manager of the Boston Red Sox, was diagnosed with Stage 1 lymphoma and his first chemotherapy session happened to coincide with
The Indians are working on an 11-game road trip. For the Tribe, enemy territory has been friendlier than home cooking. Their record at home is 54-62, while on the road it’s 30-28. In an Indians season full of bewildering contradictions, this away-field advantage just might beat them all. (Or is it a home field disadvantage?)
Not only did the Cleveland Indians defeat the New York Yankees, 2-1, in Game 2 of their three-game series Wednesday night, and not only did they manage to get the job done in nine innings and in a shade under three hours, they also knocked the Yankees out of first place in the AL East. The
Just when it seems impossible for this 2015 Cleveland Indians season to reach a higher level of frustration, it ratchets up the meter a couple notches. The Indians should have absolutely swept the Los Angeles Angels this week. Instead, they lost the series and were nearly swept. The Wednesday afternoon getaway game might have been
The Cleveland Indians traveled westward to Oakland, California for a four-game series against the AL-worst Oakland Athletics with the hopes of continuing their momentum from a 12-run outburst against the Kansas City Royals in the last game of an otherwise miserable homestand1 . The pitching remained golden in the Golden State; however, the lineup brought
The Martians, the Zombies and the Mindless Marauders have been defeated. We’re safe … for now. Near the beginning of the Indians game against the Royals on Wednesday, STO play-by-play man Matt Underwood asked his partner Rick Manning if, when he was still playing, an Indians losing streak was perceived as an end-of-the-world scenario as it’s portrayed
To say that the Cleveland Indians were just “defeated” four straight times by the Chicago White Sox feels like a woefully inadequate summation of a series in which Cleveland (45-52) was outscored 26-5 on its home field and banished back to the Central Division basement. It’d be more fitting to say that Tito Francona’s club
The Cleveland Indians began the second half of the 2015 season by winning two of three in Cincinnati and splitting the two-game series in Milwaukee. Going 3-2 on the road isn’t ordinarily something to complain about, but those two bottom feeders of the NL Central are a combined 84-104, so, really, they shouldn’t have been