Clippers Bats Whip Bulls 8-3 to Take a 2-0 Series Lead

IL Playoffs Round 1 – Game 2 Clippers 8, Bulls 3 (box) COL leads series 2-0 Unlike Game 1, this time out both offenses established themselves early. By the end of the first inning, a combination of five runs–two more than had scored in the entire game–were in and on the scoreboard. But, it was

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Clippers Shut Down Bulls 3-0 Behind Solid Pitching from McAllister, Bullpen

IL Playoffs Round 1 – Game 1 Clippers 3, Bulls 0 (box) COL leads series 1-0 Often in a baseball playoff series, Game 1 is all about “strength versus strength” – the teams usually each send their best pitchers to the mound, and the offenses are feeling each other out. Bulls’ starter Matt Moore hadn’t

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Twins 2 Indians 1: A Crushing Defeat

I know I am deflated. I can’t imagine how the Indians felt after this killer loss in Minneapolis last night. Justin Masterson was at his best, while the Tribe lineup was at its worst. Nevertheless, the Wahoos were nursing a 1-0 lead heading into the ninth inning. Chris Perez entered with 16 consecutive saves in

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Jose Bautista Makes Tribe Fans Sad

Joey Bats came to Progressive Field last night determined to send a lively crowd of 27,000 home unhappy.  He hit his 2nd and 3rd home runs of the series to hand the Indians their second loss in a row.  Bautista peppered the left field bleachers in the 3rd and with a game winning bomb in the

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Choo breaks thumb, Travis Buck back up

Compounding the frustrations of last’s night loss in San Francisco is what appears to be a serious injury to Shin-Soo Choo.  His nightmare season continued in the fourth inning last night when a pitch from Jonathan Sanchez ran in on on him and hit his left hand.  It was confirmed last night that he had

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Austin Kearns: Why is he still here?

Jon touched on it yesterday, but over 24 hours removed from Austin Kearns’s strikeout to end the game on Tuesday night, and I’m still in disbelief. The fact that Kearns remains a bench option, the last one it turns out for manager Manny Acta on that night, is a mystery to me. In my opinion,

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Red Sox 4 Indians 2: Running Into a Loss

The one thing I love about Actaball is that the Indians are a fundamentally sound club that rarely beats itself. Last night, the aggressive base-running that has worked so well all season backfired not once, not twice, but four times in the 4-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox. The Indians were first on the

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Tribe Weekend Review: The Most Unlikely of Sweeps in the Most Unlikely of Seasons

OK, so heading into Friday’s series opener with the Cincinnati Reds in the Battle of Ohio, the Indians had Grady Sizemore already on the disabled list and were forced to place smokin-hot DH Travis Hafner on the DL as well with an oblique strain. Early indications were that Pronk would miss four to six weeks.

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White Sox 8 Indians 2: Fausto’s Nemesis Gets Him Again

I don’t know what it is about the Chicago White Sox this season, but the Indians seem to have an adverse reaction to the South Side Nine. Despite dominating the rest of the American League, the Tribe can’t seem to solve the strikeout prone, fourth place Sox. Last night’s 8-2 thrashing at US Cellular Field

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Indians 7, Royals 3: Nick Gilbert’s Good Fortune Extends to KC

While the entire city of Cleveland was basking in the glow of Nick Gilbert’s instant stardom in lovely Secaucus, New Jersey, the Indians were once again doing what they do best – winning. What a great night to be a Clevelander. The trade of Mo Williams and Jamario Moon to the Los Angeles Clippers netted

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Some Final Thoughts on the Indians’ Opening Day Roster

Now that the dust has settled on the Indians’ opening day roster, we can finally spend some time combing through the decisions the Indians made this week.  Let’s take a look at the various groups to see if we can divine any of the motivations, upside and consequences of the first iteration of the 2011

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Waiving Goodbye to Jensen Lewis?

I’m sure some of you will be terribly offended by this post, since you already know MLB’s waiver rules like the back of your hand.  If that’s the case, by all means, accept my profoundest apologies.  But for the rest of us who need a little schoolin’ on some of the finer points of MLB’s

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Tuesday Tribe Notes: Lots of Decisions Still to Be Made

We are less than two weeks away from opening day, and the Indians still have many question marks lingering around the final 25-man roster. Injury timetables and up and down Spring performances have left a lot to still be dissected by GM Chris Antonetti and his staff. Last year in Manny Acta’s first Spring as

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What (the) Buck Are You Talking About?

According to this Jordan Bastain tweet, the Indians signed Travis Buck to a minor league contract today with an invite to Big League camp I know what you’re thinking: Who?  But I actually like this deal quite a bit for reasons I’ll delve into below, even though it probably won’t end up meaning all that much

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