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Player of the Game
Justin Masterson was dominant again and struck out 10 batters in seven innings. He allowed just two singles during his time in the game and a single run. It is his team leading 7th Player of the Game (tied with Jason Kipnis), but just his first since May 19th.
The Indians were able to take advantage of off days and move Justin Masterson up a spot in the rotation for the fourth time this year. This has allowed him to make 16 starts, three more than Ubaldo Jimenez and four more than Scott Kazmir and Corey Kluber. With less than four dependable men in the starting rotation, throwing Masterson as often as possible is the best thing the Indians can do to win.
There is something to be said about playing the numbers and it worked for Terry Francona tonight. Coming into the game, Gio Gonzalez had shut out the Indians for almost 20 straight innings, but one new signing, Ryan Raburn had seen a lot of success against the Nationals starter. Francon...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Cleveland Indians may be thrilled to return home.
Justin Masterson may be the most relieved.
Coming off a lackluster road trip, the Indians hope Masterson can continue his home dominance in Friday night's series opener with the Washington Nationals.
Cleveland (32-33) opened a nine-game road trip by losing seven in a row before finding some solace in winning the last two,...
Another Cleveland Indians draft has come and gone.
With that it means over the course of the next month the Indians will sign and bring in about two dozen of the 39 players they selected in the draft. With so much new talent in the system it brings new hope that the Indians past draft misfortunes are finally over and that this is the year they got it right, and they get a few impact...
After a very promising spring training, countless experts and fans alike anticipated a breakout season from Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall. Chisenhall, who was entering his third season with the Tribe, earned the starting spot at the hot corner after dominating opposing pitchers in spring training. After two injury-riddled and inconsistent seasons, it seemed that...
CLEVELAND -- Every loss is supposed to count as one, but some sure feel like they count a lot more.So it was Saturday night with the Indians, who saw an excellent comeback turn into a crushing 7-6 defeat to the Washington Nationals.It was so crushing that manager Terry Francona called what happened in the top of the ninth inning heartbreaking, a rare use of an emotional word by the...
CLEVELAND -- Streaks happen.And the Indians have a small one going after they won a game for the sixth time this season on their last at-bat in Progressive Field.The team that won 18-of-22 and then lost 16-of-20 has won three in a row after beating Washington 2-1 with a bottom-of-the-ninth rally. But three good games does not mean the Indians are shrugging off what happened prior...
Basking in the Indians third consecutive win, a quick rebound from an absolutely horrendous stretch, the Indians peak and valley tendencies have shown their ugly head. And as with many streaks, when it rained it poured, something which we can actually see manifested statistically in BABIP.
Over the last fourteen games the Tribe’s offense posted a BABIP of .275 (23rd in baseball...
Cleveland, OH -- Jason Kipnis hit a run-scoring fielder's choice in the bottom of the ninth that plated Drew Stubbs from third as the Cleveland Indians beat the Washington Nationals in the opener of a three-game series, 2-1.
With the win, the Indians have now won three games in a row after losing eight in a row. The Tribe pitching staff has allowed two runs or fewer in all...
In the immortal words of Lou Brown from Major League, “We won a game yesterday. If we win today, it's called "two in a row". And if we win again tomorrow, it's called a "winning streak"...It has happened before!”
Well, here we are. The Indians are coming off their third win in a row and are on that elusive winning streak after squeaking past Gio...
CLEVELAND (AP) --Jason Kipnis' run-scoring fielder's choice in the ninth inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
With runners on second and third and one out, Kipnis hit a hard ground ball to the right side. First baseman Adam LaRoche made a diving backhanded stop and fired a throw to catcher Kurt Suzuki, but Drew...
The draft has come and gone, and now it is time for my annual post draft piece. It was a very interesting draft and as always had a lot of trends that I found while following it.
I have to start with the first pick Clint Frazier. He was fourth on my board and I had done enough research that he seemed like everything the Indians look for in players. In the end I will pat myself on...
Player of the Game
Mark Reynolds' solo home run earned him his third Player of the Game tonight, just edging out a number of other players. A walk late in the game pushed him over the edge as Carlos Santana and Michael Brantley each were out in their three at bats in which they didn't knock in a run. It is Reynolds first award in almost a month.
CHARLOTTE- After splitting a doubleheader Friday night against the Charlotte Knights, the Columbus Clippers snatched a win Saturday night, 4-2.
Columbus’ offense boomed in the first inning scoring all four of their runs, while Charlotte was unable to make up for the deficit throughout the game. The Clippers retrieved three pitchers to finish the game, but all three pitched scoreless...
The largest comeback in MLB history is 12 runs, most recently by the Cleveland Indians in 2001 against the Seattle Mariners. On 8/5/2001, they trailed 12-0 and 14-2 before winning 15-14 in 11 innings. The Detroit Tigers rallied from a 13-1 deficit to beat the Philadelphia Athletics on 6/18/1911. The other time a team rallied trailing by 12 runs was on 6/25/1925, where the Philadelphia...
Yesterday I looked at two starting pitchers who had very similar numbers. Because there are so many pitchers, I’m doing it again and comparing two more starters today. As usual, see if you can guess the identities of the players before they are revealed later in the article.(Stats are as of Thursday, June 13; ADPs are from Mock Draft Central; % Owned are from Yahoo!)While these...