Monday night’s game between the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians started with some dueling fireworks, but ended with the Indians running away with the game. Alex Gordon and Jason Kipnis, a pair of All-Stars, started their respective halves of the first inning with home runs to break open the scoring early on. It was the Cleveland
This. This was a tough one to lose.
The atmosphere along with the game itself would have felt right at home in October. Both the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians were fully engaged from the first pitch through the last out, and so was the extraordinarily loud Rogers Centre. There was great pitching, awesome defensive plays, clutch performances, and, most importantly, a
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
Tom Hamilton is the best announcing in baseball.
The Tribe produced some highlights in a rare winning week.
The Cleveland Indians could not have asked for a better setup to win on Wednesday unless John Danks himself was the opposing starting pitcher. Still, right-handed starter Joe Kelly was a close replica as he entered the game with a 5.69 ERA for the Boston Red Sox, and he had failed to finish even a
The 2015 Cleveland Indians season has played out much like the end of the first act in the animated superhero movie The Incredibles. The 2013 and 2014 seasons were the opening demonstration of the individual powers for players on the team and included AL MVP nominations, Silver Slugger, and Cy Young Awards. However, the 2015 season
Fangraphs released their annual trade value rankings over the All-Star break that attempts to gauge the most valuable players in MLB as a function of talent, age, and contract status. So, younger players with more team control will usually win out over older players even if the youth have statistics that lag slightly behind as
The Cleveland Indians are nearing the end of the mid-summer All-Star break of a relatively disappointing campaign that has seen them start the year 42-46 and in a tie for last place in the AL Central division. Indians president Mark Shapiro recently sat down with Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal to discuss the 2015
Three steps backward, four steps forward, three steps back. That sequence not only describes the past 10 games for the Cleveland Indians, but it also feels like an overall summary for the season. The Indians dig themselves a hole before starting to climb out of it, only to start digging again. In the end, this team
Sometimes, the umpire gets the rule completely and blatantly wrong. It happens. Everyone on the field is human and prone to mistakes including those umpires who generally do a much better job than the credit they receive for it. Thankfully, a rather egregious umpire ruling in the first inning did not affect the final outcome
The missing ingredient for the Cleveland Indians offense is often said to be a right-handed power bat. Perhaps a hitter capable of knocking around 50 extra base hits while winning a Silver Slugger Award would give them the necessary boost. Of course, the 2015 Indians expected to have such a hitter in their lineup, but
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 began as a normal day for 24-year-old insurance agent Jacob McMichael. Nothing out of the ordinary foreshadowed the incredible night that was to follow. Perhaps the out of the ordinary should have been expected for Jacob, as he has attended Cleveland Indians games since 1995, when his first game coincided with Albert Belle’s
For the first time since April 11, Cleveland Indians catcher, Yan Gomes will make his return to the starting lineup on Sunday. According to Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com, Gomes will start on Sunday in the final game of a three game series against cross-state rival, the Cincinnati Reds. After an impressive 2014 season (including receiving
Over the weekend, not only did the Cleveland Indians manage to lose three straight games to their division rival Detroit Tigers, but they managed to lose one of their most valuable position players in the process when center fielder Rajai Davis slid into the side of Yan Gomes’ knee. Thankfully, the MRI revealed that it
As if dropping the first two games of their series against the Detroit Tigers was not a big enough blow, the Cleveland Indians will be forced to go to battle without catcher Yan Gomes. An MRI confirms that Gomes has a mild sprain of his right MCL and will miss the next six-to-eight weeks, an
In simple terms, the 2014 Cleveland Indians defense was a comedy of errors. The laughs extended to several comically range-limited defenders as well as some unfortunate injuries at key positions. The defense was so poor that the Indians ranked in last place in both Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) and in Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR). They were
We have estimated in the past that only about ten percent of what we gather in Spring Training is actually useful. As such, I have been taking accounts of what I have witnessed during Spring Training. I will write what I believe, you can determine what truly matters, and I will hope to surpass the
Less than 30 days until the Tribe is back in Progressive Field. Here’s the latest from Goodyear, Arizona: • Friday’s Cleveland Indians game against the Kansas City Royals had a few noteworthy items. For starters (pun fully intended) Danny Salazar continued his high-strike out, high-pitch count ways as he delivered four strike outs, while also