Reds 9, Indians 2: Cueto is Cueto and Tomlin is Tomlin

Baseball has a long, grueling and agitating season. Life might be especially annoying as a baseball fan of a .500 team. When you’re a bad team, almost every game is bad. It’s like being a Cubs fan. When things are good, yes the expectations are high, but again, you’re winning. The ‘90s were so much

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Tribe releases Nyjer Morgan, recalls Josh Tomlin

Nyjer Morgan

Could the Tribe be adding a player via trade or waivers in the near future? Nyjer Morgan, one of the Indians’ early-season feel-good stories was released on Tuesday afternoon amidst a series of moves made by the team’s front office. In addition to activating Morgan from the 60-day disabled list and immediately releasing him, the

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Santana streaking, rotation turning, and opportunities blown

Carlos Santana

The Indians couldn’t have picked a worse week to wet themselves. I’ve said this before and I will say it again: The only consistent thing about this team is their inconsistency. Just when you want to believe after they take three of four in Detroit, they come out and lose two of three to the

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Yankees 5, Indians 4: Homers and blown chances cost Tribe a W

Jacoby Ellsbury

When you jump out ahead with three first inning runs in your home park, you are supposed to win. When your bullpen delivers seven straight scoreless innings, you are supposed to win. When you load the bases on three straight one out walks in the 10th inning, you are supposed to win. Well, that’s why

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Tomlin’s gem, House’s run, and consistently inconsistent play

Josh TOmlin

I promised myself I wouldn’t say anything negative about Nick Swisher’s play……. When I sit down every Sunday to write about the weekend that was with our friends of the feather, the topics seem to be the same: Bad defense, a lack of coming through with the timely big hits, starters not going deep enough

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Animated: Ryan Raburn’s Web Gem, Josh Tomlin’s approval

In the second inning of Josh Tomlin’s masterful one-hitter against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, right fielder Ryan Raburn helped the cause with a full-extension, diving catch to rob the hot-hitting Kyle Siegler of extra bases. The play made MLB.com’s “outstandings” lists and is sure to be all over SportsCenter if you are patient

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Angels 9, Indians 3: Trout turns Tribe into dogs at Puppypalooza

This just in: Mike Trout is good at baseball. “There’s a lot to like about Trout,” said manager Terry Francona said with a smile. “I actually think for his sake they should rest him on Wednesday. He’s got a chance to be a pretty good player. You don’t want to tire him out.” Sometimes you

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Red Sox 5, Indians 2: Papi & Lester stymie Wahoos for third straight loss

MIchael Brantley

This wasn’t another one that got away, but the Indians once again shot themselves in the foot defensively which directly affected the 5-2 loss in Boston on Thursday night. During their 9-1 hot streak, the gloves weren’t a hot topic of conversation, despite the fact that they led the league in errors and unearned runs. But

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The inimitable Josh Tomlin: old dogs, new tricks, and revisited parades

I try to avoid declaring any one person unique, as such declarations imply there are non-unique people—boring and generic caricatures, leading rote and empty lives. This feels like a nasty thing to say, even only as an implication. But Josh Tomlin is unique and you are leading a rote and empty life. Let’s begin with

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Bauer & Tomlin as saviors, Carlos’ triumphant return, and a major roster decision looming

Josh TOmlin

If the last three weeks taught you anything, it is that a baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. In this space a short three weeks ago, I wrote that as Yogi Berra once said “its getting late, early” and that the Indians season was spiraling downward in an out of control manner. The

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White Sox 6, Indians 2: Another costly error direct cause of Wahoo loss

The Indians may have turned a corner with their play in a home sweep of the Detroit Tigers. They followed that up with a split of the series in Baltimore, which you will take all day. Next up was the Chicago White Sox, who the Tribe has already seen several times this year. Though they

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Indians 4, Twins 2: Welcome Back, Little Cowboy

All spring, Josh Tomlin looked like the leader in the clubhouse for the fifth spot in the rotation. Of the four men battling for the final slot – Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, and Aaron Harang being the others – Tomlin pitched the best. However, there was one major obstacle working against him; Tomlin had a

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Josh Tomlin recalled, is the “Summer of George” over?

Josh Tomlin

The Indians had to make a roster move in order for Josh Tomlin to start tonight’s ballgame against the Twins. Before batting practice, outfielder Michael Bourn was out running for manager Terry Francona and the training staff. He later told reporters that he felt good, but was not in tonight’s starting line-up. Apparently the Indians

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Josh Tomlin is AAA pitcher of the week, will start for Tribe on Tuesday

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You’ve heard the phrase backhanded compliment? How about a backhanded award? The International League (of which the Columbus Clippers are a part of) handed out it’s weekly player honors on Monday, and Josh Tomlin was named the pitcher of the week. For a 29 year old with 54 career big league starts, getting any type

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Nyjer Morgan called up, Trevor Bauer throws another gem

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As injuries amount and the rotation is being molded, the Cleveland Indians made another move on Sunday, recalling outfielder Nyjer Morgan from Columbus while optioning reliever Nick Hagadone down Interstate 71. Prior to being sent down to make room for Jason Giambi, Morgan was on fire at the top of the Indians’ lineup, hitting .348 with

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Trevor Bauer could be in line for first start of 2014

Trevor Bauer

With Monday’s game against the San Diego Padres washed out by Mother Nature, Tribe pitching prospect Trevor Bauer could be in line for his first start of 2014 when the two teams lock up in a traditional double-header on Wednesday. Zach McAllister (who wound up with a no-decision last week) is scheduled to start one of

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Carlos Carrasco wins the fifth starter job; Josh Tomlin sent to Columbus

Orlando Cabrera

The Horseshoe Casino be on Ontario and Prospect, but they’re rolling the dice two blocks south. In addition to Carlos Santana being named the Cleveland Indians’ Opening Day third baseman, per multiple reports, Carlos Carrasco has won the fifth starter job. While it may appear that it’s a great week for Carlos’, it could be

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Raburn Rocking, Bauer Rocked: Tuesday Tribe Notes

We are now two weeks into the game portion of Spring Training, so it is time to take stock of what we have learned thus far. There are plenty of intriguing battles going on. Some players have made statements, while others are still trying to make up ground. I have kept my ear to the

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Indians, Justin Masterson pause extension talks, focus on one-year deal

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With their scheduled arbitration hearing approaching, the Indians and ace Justin Masterson have shelved discussions of a long-term deal and are focusing on a one-year solution. The Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes reported the update on Monday evening. Discussions are continuing between the team and Masterson’s agent Randy Rowley. The filing difference between the two parties

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How badly do the Indians need more starters? – Cleveland Indians Roundtable

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Craig: Maybe I’m blinded by optimism, but I’m not overly concerned with a pitcher. The Indians have Masterson, Salazar, Kluber, McAllister and guys like Tomlin, Carrasco and Bauer to find five guys today. Yes it would be nice to insert a name in that list somewhere, but I’m not feeling desperate just yet. Look at

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