Weekend Recap: Indians win “epic” series against Yankees

Francisco Lindor

It was a period of civil war. Tribe analytic versus traditional fans fighting over the reasons for a disappointing season and were about to face the evil Yankee Empire. During the initial battle, a rebel by the moniker of Little Cowboy managed to fluster the empire to earn the first win and inspire ballads that

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Francona: Umpire’s explanation was “atrocious” (Video)

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Midway through Saturday’s tilt between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees, Tribe manager Terry Francona was shown the door for arguing a call that, after the fact, appeared to be pretty clear cut. In the top of the fifth inning, with the Yankees leading 5-1 and Tribe runners on the corners, New York Shortstop

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C-Cap Recap: Ballad of The Little Cowboy


Josh Tomlin earned his first victory since last August as the Cleveland Indians kicked off a four-game weekend series in the Bronx with a 3-2 win over those delightful underdog scamps, the New York Yankees. The Indians (56-64) nearly took a page out of the Cleveland Browns playbook by blowing a lead hilariously in the

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Next Up: The AL East … to Boston and New York


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?)

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C-Cap Recap: The Two Trevors


Despite another noble effort with the sticks, the Cleveland Indians couldn’t overcome a rough outing from Trevor Bauer on Thursday night, dropping the finale of a three-game set with the New York Yankees, 8-6. The loss ended the Tribe’s four-game winning streak and pulled the Bombers out of their own five-game slide. It also means

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Ball played: Indians win Game 2 in only nine innings

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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

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Ball Played: Broken Bats, Bloopers, Bunts, and Brantley; Indians outlast Yanks in 16

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The Cleveland Indians nearly had another familiar ending to a game in the 2015 season. The Indians hit 4-for-15 with RISP leaving 15 men on base throughout the night. Carlos Carrasco was spectacular as the starting pitcher and went deep into the game, but he left with a no decision. When the New York Yankees

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Next Up: Indians vs. Yankees and opportunities a-plenty

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Well, whaddya know? The Cleveland Indians, in winning two of three games against the Minnesota Twins over the weekend, scored 34 runs. Perhaps the Twins are succumbing to the test by fire that is the long major league season. An in-house theory is the Change of Scenery thesis put forth by A. Clayman of WFNY.

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Indians to meet three playoff contenders, can still salvage season

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The Cleveland Indians entered the 2015 with a lot of promise, having a pitching rotation chock full of electric arms, including last year’s AL Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber, and an offense that looked like it had a lot of balance up and down the lineup. Instead, the Tribe has greatly disappointed, currently eight games under

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Who are the Cleveland Indians’ three biggest rivals?

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It’s nearly baseball season and Will Leitch put together an interesting article at Sports on Earth talking about each MLB team’s three biggest rivals. He is requesting feedback too as opposed to trying to dictate the teams and the order of importance as rivals. I find it to be an interesting conversation for the Indians.

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Could Joba Chamberlain be a fit for the Indians bullpen?

Anthony Causi - New York Post

Last week, rumors circulated that the Indians were still interested in adding one more legitimate late-inning reliever to their bullpen. The options are winding down, so one particular name caught my eye over the weekend. ESPN’s Jim Bowden — yes, that same Jim Bowden who imploded during the trade deadline season — wrote an article

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Judging the 2014 Cleveland Indians season – WFNY Podcast – 2014-09-27


I welcomed back my friend Joe Petrich from the Cleveland band Something Involving a Monkey to discuss the 2014 Cleveland Indians. Joe is a brilliant guitarist and musician, but he also is about as knowledgable a Cleveland Indians fan that I know. We discussed the following… Chris Antonetti and his future with the Indians Expectations

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Hating Derek Jeter’s retirement party, Josh Gordon’s maturation, Coinmonster and Pabstolutely


I’ve been a hater before. It’s true. I was in a lonely chorus of folks who decided not to be all that impressed by Cal Ripken on his retirement tour. I hated all the self-important pomp and circumstance surrounding the end of his “iron man” streak of games. I’m not an overly sentimental person, so

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Consistently Inconsistent play, King Kluber and the rebirth of Carrasco

Jason Kipnis

Win four straight. Lose four straight. Get everyone thinking that, once again, you are sunk. Lose two more veterans to the disabled list. Go to New York and visit Yankee Stadium, your personal house of horrors, and take the series for the first time since 2008 while throwing 20 straight scoreless innings. Yep, just your

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Indians 9, Yankees 3: Two games in one, Perez has the most fun

I was all set to have this one written. My main topics were going to be how the Indians defense, easily the worst in baseball, just continues to let the team down and cost them runs the offense usually cannot get back. I was also going to go in on the bats who once again

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Indians 5, Yankees 3: Bauer and the long ball do in Bombers

So let me get this straight. The Indians can get completely shut down by rookie Shane Greene one night, then beat down arguably the best pitcher in the American League this season in Masahiro Tanaka the next? Sounds about right. These, ladies and gentlemen, are your 2014 Cleveland Indians in a nutshell. I mean seriously,

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Yankees 5, Indians 3: The Justin Masterson Conundrum

Justin Masterson is an absolute mess. The Indians can tell us all they want that nothing is wrong with him physically, but something is clearly off. Mentally, we know he is in a bad place. His command is not just bad, its brutal. Even pitching coach Mickey Callaway, the genius who turned Ubaldo Jimenez from a

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Notre Dame College adds Travis Hafner to baseball staff

Travis Hafner

Former Cleveland Indians slugger Travis Hafner will be joining the Notre Dame College baseball staff this coming season. Hafner, 36, had been rumored to take the assistant coaching position under head coach Len Barker if he was unable to find an MLB job for the 2014 season. His wife, Amy, is a cheerleading coach at

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MLB News: Shin-Soo Choo turns down $140 million from Yankees

The Cleveland Indians’ track record is far from perfect, but it appears they were right on the mark with regard to Shin-Soo Choo. Choo was an absolute steal when the Indians traded Ben Broussard for him before the 2006 MLB season. The team also sold pretty high on him when they traded him to the

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The requisite Jacoby Ellsbury and Michael Bourn contract comparison

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The Internet was buzzing yesterday with news of the latest baseball mega-deal: Centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury agreed to a seven-year $153 million deal with the New York Yankees. The numbers are staggering. The contract is among the largest of all time. Ellsbury, who just completed his age-30 season, bears some resemblance to a speedy outfielder that

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