“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
On that “four-day march to the slaughterhouse.”
Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer has been moved to the bullpen, the team announced on Thursday. With Corey Kluber making his return to the rotation Thursday night, the struggling Bauer has been chosen as the odd man out. Manager Terry Francona and pitching coach Mickey Callaway decided to make the change due to Bauer’s recent
The Cleveland Indians reached the .500 mark for the first time since April, then immediately fell below it again after a long Sunday at Progressive Field.
THERE’S your right-handed power bat.
Wednesday was why Tuesday’s game hurt so bad. The margin for error with the Cleveland Indians postseason chances is too thin to allow potential wins to slip away as there will still be some games that just do not go well from the beginning. Wednesday was just such a day as the Toronto Blue Jays
September often becomes a game of chutes and ladders for MLB hopefuls.
The Cleveland Indians are still incredible long shots to make the playoffs. The AL Central has been all but won by the Kansas City Royals, making the Wild Card the only route to October. However, four teams are still above the Indians in the race for the last Wild Card playoff spot. The Indians trail the Wild
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
The Tribe produced some highlights in a rare winning week.
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
Sigh. The day after the Cleveland Indians exploded for a strong offensive showing to complement a strong pitching performance, they fell back to scuffling on offense, while Trevor Bauer did not even last two innings. Such is the life in a season of a last place team whose pendulum comes down to match every upward swing. On Tuesday,
Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. The Cleveland Indians baseball club sure played a game last night in Boston. A day after Danny Salazar twirled seven innings of one-run ball en route to an 8-2 victory, Trevor Bauer was chased away in the second inning as the Tribe lost to the Red Sox 9-1. Eduardo Rodriguez scattered six
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?)
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
Ed’s note: If you’ve not already, read up on the Indians trading Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn to the Atlanta Braves. The 2015 Major League Baseball season has been a bounty of bewildering surprises, none bigger, perhaps, than the rise of the Houston Astros, who sit atop the American League West with a 60-49 record,
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
Good Guy David Murphy had some good times with the Cleveland Indians. He was not part of the 2013 playoff team, but he was an extremely useful platoon hitter in his 213 games with the team. He would complete his time with a .273/.327/.402 slash line and a 104 OPS+, which were all quite close
It’s not a Cy Young, but Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer has been nominated for another award named after an all-time great hurler: the Heater from Van Meter himself, Bob Feller. Bauer is among 15 MLB players up for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, named after the Indians Hall of Famer. Three among