Nine pitches, Four hits, One killer loss

(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Covering the Tribe on a nightly basis is a labor of love for me. But I also have a real job that from time to time keeps me away from the team I love the most. In these instances, readers of WFNY know they can usually count on a Jon Steiner special when I am

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Its all about the pitching

September is just about here. Time is running short for our Wahoos, but they refuse to give into the fight. (Eric Wedge would be so proud.) With their schedule in Soft Mode, the Tribe had to take advantage of what was in front of them. They started their nine-game stretch with three of the AL’s

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Indians 7, Twins 5: Holt and relievers star as Wahoos complete impressive comeback

Tyler Holt

I will be honest: With the way the Indians offense has performed most of the year and with the up and down nature of the team as a whole, I thought the game was over when I turned the TV on. I took my dog for a quick walk after the Indians batted in the

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Lack of offense ruins feeling potential double dip sweep

Zach Walters

See, this is what .500 baseball teams do. Win four. Lose four. Win three, lose a game you shouldn’t lose. Wash, rinse, repeat. Your Cleveland Indians spent eight hours proving they are what they are yesterday at Progressive Field against one baseball’s worst teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Tribe is like a hack golfer who

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Tribe Weekend Recap: Brooms, Good Guys, and Great Pitching

David Murphy

Do I say the same thing every three weeks or so? Just when you think you are out, this team sucks you right back in. Terry Francona’s Cleveland Indians are not the sexiest group, nor are they the most talented. Their starting pitching is essentially Corey Kluber, hoping for the best with two youngsters, then

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Mariners 5, Indians 2: Tribe slide continues, the time to sell may be upon us

The non-waiver trade deadline is just a day away and the Cleveland Indians are what their record says they are. After Tuesday night’s 5-2 home loss to the Seattle Mariners, the Wahoos are 52-54, two games below .500. Just five games out of the second Wild Card spot, yes, but there are now four teams in

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Bauer, Swisher, and a theory on baseball aesthetics

Trevor Bauer

Jon is in a bit of a writing rut, so he’s asking the WFNY gang to help him get out of it. After circulating some juicy topics around WFNY Headquarters, Craig said he was interested in talking Trevor Bauer, Nick Swisher, Travis Hafner, and what it means to like some players more than others.  So we did

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Indians 3, White Sox 2: Yanimal and Bauer send Tribe into break on a high

Trevor Bauer is a beast. I know the stats might not say so, but my man is one heck of a pitcher. We may look back at the trade of Shin-Soo Choo for Bauer and reliever Bryan Shaw (among others) in the same vain as Bartolo Colon trade. I know that is crazy talk, but

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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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Indians 4, Angels 3: The Bauer & Carrasco show

Carlos Carrasco

Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco deserve equal billing at the top. What they did last night on a hazy summer evening at Progressive Field can be described in one word: gritty. Two of the four guys who battled for the fifth starter job in Goodyear in March combined to shutdown the dangerous Los Angeles Angels

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Royals 4, Indians 1: Bats go silent as Ventura bests Bauer

Mike Aviles

When the Indians look back on their first two and a half months of the 2014 season, they are going to lament the amount of games that they both failed to come through in ample opportunities at the plate and made defensive blunders that cost them runs. Wednesday afternoon’s loss in Kansas City was the

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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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‘Bauer Outage’ could spark subpar Tribe starters

Trevor Bauer

Trevor Bauer finally looks like he’s getting his pro career on track and living up to the expectations that come with being the No. 3 overall draft pick. Ranked as the ninth best prospect by Baseball America after the 2011 season, Bauer sank to 83rd after a disappointing 2013 campaign in which the re-tooling of

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Indians 6, Tigers 2: Bauer outshines Verlander as offense delivers

On paper, this one seemed like a mismatch. But as a wise man once said “that’s why they play the games.” Coming off the series opening win a night earlier, the Indians turned to rookie Trevor Bauer to take his first trek through the rotation as a regular. On the other side was Detroit’s Justin

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Indians activate Giambi from DL, call up Bauer and Sellers

Trevor Bauer

What goes up must come down. Or more specifically, in baseball terms when someone comes up, someone else must go down. On Tuesday, the Indians activated Jason Giambi from the 15-day disabled list and brought up pitcher Trevor Bauer and infielder Justin Sellers. To make room, the team optioned Jesus Aguilar, T.J. House and Jose

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Danny Salazar gets lit up in Columbus

Danny Salazar

While Trevor Bauer will attempt to keep things rolling against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night, recently demoted starting pitcher Danny Salazar did himself no favors this afternoon when he was tagged for five runs on six hits and three walks over 2 2/3 innings for the Columbus Clippers. Salazar threw 42 out of 70

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Unsolicited observations: Cleaning up Santana’s swoon, Jesus is here, Bourn problems and more

Carlos Santana - Dejak AP

These observations may be unsolicited, but it probably doesn’t take much to get an opinion from Tribe fans on the play of Carlos Santana. The Indians’ unexpected third baseman managed to get his OPS back over .600. In the stat world, we call that trending upward! One can hope, anyway. Watching Santana at the plate

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Francona gives opinions of Kluber, Carlos Santana and Trevor Bauer on MLB Network Radio

Terry Francona

I didn’t hear Terry Francona talking to MLB Network Radio, but thanks to the modern world of Twitter, we know everything he said anyway. And for Tribe fans, he was giving some nuggets. First up, on Trevor Bauer… Francona on Bauer: I'd be surprised if you don't see him here helping us win soon. #Indians

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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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