Found October 03, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
The Indians (68-94) season has come to a woeful, merciless end. In a game as fitting as possible for this entire season, the White Sox (85-77) poured on 16 hits, led by three homers from backup first baseman Dan Johnson (his first HRs of the season), in a complete thrashing of the Tribe.
The next time you see Cleveland baseball, there likely will be plenty of changes to the lineup and the coaching staff. Oh, and Travis Hafner popped out to White Sox 3B Jose Lopez in the ninth. That seems ironic, doesn’t it?
Top 2nd: Chi White Sox
- D. Johnson homered to deep right, D. Viciedo scored
Top 4th: Chi White Sox
- H. Gimenez singled to shallow center, D. Viciedo scored, H. Gimenez to second on first baseman J. Hannahan’s fielding error
Top 5th: Chi White Sox
- P. Konerko homered to deep left, R. Olmedo scored
- D. Johnson homered to deep right, D. Viciedo scored
Top 9th: Chi White Sox
- D. Viciedo homered to right
- D. Johnson homered to ri...
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The Indians had just two games left entering last night’s tilt. You know how on those day games before a team hits the road for a long trip, they usually swing the bats as if they can’t wait to get out of town? Well both the Indians and the White Sox spent last night playing like it was one of those times. “Getaway Day At-bats” littered this game.
The Sox starter Jake Peavy...
In Paul Hoynes’ PD notebook last night, he shared what might be the most outrageous story in the Indians manager vacancy news cycle:
One more candidate: Former Tribe slugger Albert Belle said he threw his hat into the ring with an email to President Mark Shapiro asking for an managerial interview.
“I’m just like Robin Ventura and Mike Matheny were last year,” said Belle...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Dan Johnson hit his first three homers of the season and Chicago added two more in the game as the White Sox routed the Cleveland Indians 9-0 on Wednesday night.
Gavin Floyd (12-11) gave up three hits over seven innings. He struck out six, one short of getting 145 strikeouts for the fifth straight season despite being on the disabled list twice this year.
Closer Chris Perez wants the Indians' next manager to match his passion and intensity.
Perez said Tuesday that while he personally likes Manny Acta, he disagreed with the fired manager's laid-back approach.
The right-hander thinks both leading candidates for the permanent job, interim manager Sandy Alomar Jr., and former Boston Red Sox skipper Terry Francona would be a...
CLEVELAND -- Looking for something dramatic from the Cleveland Indians this offseason as they try to rebound from a 68-win season?
General Manager Chris Antonetti said it's already started.
"In my view we've made a significant change," Antonetti said Thursday at the post-mortem to 2012. "We're changing one of the leadership positions within the organization...
I had an opportunity to watch a few games of the double-A Eastern League playoff series between the Akron Aeros (Indians) and Trenton Thunder (Yankees). The series featured some interesting Grade B and C prospects who could possibly see time in the major leagues in the not-too-distant future.The notes below come from a small-sample size observation so they should be taken with a...
Although the end was in sight for almost a week, the Chicago White Sox’ playoff hopes sadly came to a complete end Monday night. Despite beating the Indians 11-0, Detroit’s victory over the Royals clinched their division title and closed the door on any remaining playoff chances for the Southsiders.The Sox closed out the tumultuous season 85-77. Going into this season, if any...
A no-decision with very little run support? It could only be a Jake Peavy start for the Chicago White Sox. And very likely the last one he makes in that uniform. Peavy went eight innings Tuesday in Chicago's eventual 4-3, 12-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians, and he allowed three runs on three hits. Bigger picture? The free-agent-to-be showed this season that all the health...
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The Cleveland Indians began their expected renovations early on Thursday, firing manager Manny Acta with just six games left in the season. Acta was at the helm of a team that currently holds a 67-93 record, and more simply, a mess.
Acta, who managed the Washington Nationals for three years (2007-2009), also managed Cleveland for nearly three years as well...
One of the things that separates Burning River Baseball from any of those other Cleveland Indians blogs is my Player of the Game stat. It's an all inclusive equation that can be used to compare different players using offense, defense and pitching. The original purpose of the equation was to figure out which player should be called the Player of the Game in any individual game...
Player of the Game
How fitting that a middle reliever wins the Player of the Game in the final game of the year. Tony Sipp took his third award of the season after pitching an inning and a third as well as anyone could. Sipp struck out three and stranded two runners when he first came into the game for a score of 2.06. Final Player of the Game standings for the year will be announced...
For some people, a mixture of drinking at a Major League
Baseball game and some music can cause them to do stuff they wouldn't normally do.
That mixture of music and liquor caused the below Chicago
White Sox fan to start hand-dancing to Lady Gaga’s hit song, “Edge of Glory” back in September.
The fellow hand-dances for about thirty seconds thinking
that his antics...
Game 162. Regarding our beloved Cleveland Indians, it seems like this last two months has taken two full years, hasn’t it? I can’t remember a season that I wanted to end more than this one. Its crazy to think that I feel that way, considering as of July 26th, the Indians were right there in the race for the AL Central crown.
On the same day the Indians were finishing out the...
Things did not go the way the Indians would have liked in 2012 to say the least. The same core of talented players that has been together since the Indians were the best team in the AL in 2007 was finally healthy all at the same time and looked poised to take a run at another Central Division title. Travis Hafner, Grady Sizemore, Rafael Perez, Fausto Carmona, Shin-Soo Choo and...