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Player of the Game
With one at bat, Mike Aviles took the Player of the Game award from this miserable baseball game. As a late game defensive replacement, Aviles got one chance and hit a two run home run for a score of 4.50. Ubaldo Jimenez had the second worst game of any Indian this year with a final score of -7.63 for his 6 runs allowed in 4.1 innings.
The Indians took advantage of some lucky bounces and good base running to come back and tie the game in the first inning after falling behind by three. Asdrubal Cabrera was safe on a ball that hit second base, sending Michael Bourne to third (he walked to lead off the inning), then Bourne scored on a Jason Kipnis sacrifice fly. Nick Swisher had a solid single to left, followed by a Michael Brantley infield single that got lost between first and second. Swisher scored the final run of the inning on a Mark Reynolds sacrifice fly.
Carlos Santana walked twice and singled in his first three at bats today, lead...
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AROUND THE WEB
The Indians got shut out two games in a row by the Tampa Bay Rays. Today, it was pay-back time. The Indians offense destroyed the Tampa Bay pitching in-game 3 to avoid the sweep. Justin Masterson took to the mound for Cleveland and performed flawlessly in his second start for the Indians. Masterson pitched for 7 innings. He struck out 8 and only walked 3 while allowing only 2 Tampa...
The Akron Aeros got off to a stumbling start to their title defense this past week, dropping their first three games to the Binghamton Mets. The offense struggled, only mustering seven runs in those three games.
Akron bounced back in the final two games of the week, though, winning both games to salvage a 2-3 record for the week. Manager Edwin Rodriguez preached patience throughout...
Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
The Indians have now played five games and each pitcher in their starting rotation has made their first start of the season.
Not that a lot was going to be taken from one turn through the rotation, but through five games the rotation has been as advertised as a volatile unit that is a complete wildcard for...
CLEVELAND — New Indians manager Terry Francona said he got lost making a two-block walk to Progressive Field for the home opener.
Francona, who is living in downtown Cleveland during the season, was thankful there were people on the streets Monday morning “because I got lost three times.” Francona joked that he doesn’t have a good sense of direction and was glad someone finally...
Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana exited last night’s
contest against the New York Yankees in the ninth inning after he was struck on
the thumb by a pitch from teammate Chris Perez, according to Jordan Bastian of
Correction: left thumb (not wrist) contusion for Santana. No update on X-rays yet. Will more know Tuesday.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April...
By now it is obvious that Ubaldo Jimenez has problems, mechanically. The Indians have been very patient with the big man. How ever, with the start of a new season and the streaky performances of Jimenez, should the Indians continue to stick with him? Jimenez doesn’t seem to have confidence. In yesterday’s home opener, he seemed to get rattled fairly easy when a 3rd strike...
Indians starter Carlos Carrasco has been ejected in the fourth inning after hitting Kevin Youkilis in the shoulder with a pitch.
Carrasco, who recently finished serving a five-game suspension for throwing at Kansas City's Billy Butler in 2011, had just given up a homer to Robinson Cano, giving the New York Yankees a 7-0 lead Tuesday night, when he drilled Youkilis with his next...
We’ve waited a long time for the much anticipated 2013 Cleveland Indians season to begin. The complete makeover of the team, a culture change if you will, has been universally lauded across our fair city. It starts with manager Terry Francona. I think it was a good thing that the Indians started on a tough six-game road trip to AL East beasts Toronto and Tampa Bay. Because of...
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves tonight from 10:00pm – 11:00pm EST. The one hour show airs every Tuesday and is hosted by IndiansBaseballInsider.com’s Tony Lastoria and Jim Pete and is brought to you by the Akron Aeros.
In tonight's show, Jim and Tony breakdown the first full week of the season for the Indians and give some early thoughts on anything to date that...
Terry Francona’s always been known for having an up-to-date
managerial style inside the clubhouse. Some Red Sox fans might find it a little
lax but in the end Francona knows how to deal with today’s superstars and their
egos. The same can’t be said for his use of technology.
If Francona put the same amount of effort into utilizing
Google maps, GPS or an iPhone he could...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have placed catcher Lou Marson on the 15-day disabled list with a neck strain sustained in a home-plate collision.
Marson was bowled over Saturday night at Tampa Bay by Desmond Jennings. Marson did not suffer a concussion, and manager Terry Francona said the backup was making progress. However, the team placed Marson on the DL for the first time in his...
Terry Francona must have felt as if he was in a maze Monday morning.Why? Well, the first-year skipper of the Cleveland Indians reportedly got lost on his way to work.Francona, who lives about two blocks away from Progressive Field, attempted to walk to the stadium this morning ahead of Cleveland's home opener against the New York Yankees beginning at 4:05 p.m.Unfortunately, he...
The landscape of how we watched sports has been forever changed by the Internet and social media. Twitter in particular has made sporting events even more of a communal experience, especially with fans spread throughout the country (and the world for that matter).
I love being able to see what people inside of a stadium or an arena have to say about the game as it happens. Getting...
Joe and Mike recorded another episode of Burning River Radio for your listening pleasure:
On this episode they discuss the Indians first week of baseball, including Ubaldo Jimenez's first start, Mark Reynolds power streak and Trevor Bauer's Indians debut. There is also an in depth discussion on the difference a manager can make in the game and how to quantify it...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Mark Reynolds and Lonnie Chisenhall hit three-run homers off AL Cy Young Award winner David Price, Justin Masterson pitched seven strong inning and the Cleveland Indians hammered the Tampa Bay Rays 13-0 on Sunday.
Carlos Santana had a career-high five hits, including a home run and a pair of doubles.
Price (0-1) gave up eight runs, 10 hits and three...