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While it was a long weekend for all of us, it was a looooong weekend for the suddenly embattled Cleveland Indians. I’ve said it so many times, but baseball is such a crazy game and the season is a marathon, not a sprint. I come back to that often because it is important as a fan to not get too high or too low, especially in May.
This month has seen the best and the worst of the Tribe. It wasn’t more than a week ago that the Wahoos were pulling rabbits out of their hats in a four-game sweep of the Mariners. Now here we sit in crisis mode, losers of six of seven.
The sudden fall off of the Tribe shouldn’t freak everyone out the way it is. This is water returning to its level. The Indians were not as good as that 18-4 run and they are not as bad is the current 1-6 mark would indicate.
The easiest way to have a bad season is to have a bad bullpen that you can’t count on. That right there is a fact. We saw it in 2006 after a 93-win season. We saw it again 2008 after a run to the ALCS the...
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Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona and center fielder Michael Bourn got into a heated argument with second base umpire Tom Hallion and it was interrupted by the great equaliser just seconds later. Heading into the middle of the seventh inning, which is seventh-inning stretch time, Francona had run out onto the field to dispute an out call on an attempted stolen base by Michael...
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The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians will square off in a rivalry game on Monday and the teams engaged in some back-and-forth on Twitter in advance of the tilt.
The Cleveland Indians have announced that closer Chris Perez will be shut down for roughly one week as he attempts to recover from mild tendonitis the rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder.
Perez (2-1, 4.32 ERA, six saves) was pulled in the middle of an at-bat on Sunday afternoon after he was seen grimacing in pain.. The closer subequently took his first loss of the season as he...
Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona made his return to Fenway Park this past weekend with the red-hot Cleveland Indians by his side.
Luckily for the Sox, the series didn’t go Francona’s way as Boston took three out of four games.
Nonetheless, Francona still found a little bit of time to play around with an old friend: Don Orsillo.
Check out what the NESN play-by-play man had...
After Sunday’s nightmarish series end in Boston, many people saw this news coming. Now, it’s official: The Indians have placed closer Chris Perez on the disabled list for the first time in his career.
The diagnosis is that Perez left Sunday’s game with right shoulder soreness. The Indians announced that he will have an MRI and exam today in Cleveland. On the season, the 27...
There have been few bright spots in an otherwise bleak season for the Carolina Mudcats, but one of the brightest spots has been the maturation of right handed starting pitcher Cody Anderson.
The Quincy, California native, the owner of a Carolina League-leading five wins and the league’s fourth best ERA at 2.47 has been the ace of the Carolina staff thus far in his ten starts this...
The Reds have been in the thick of controversy lately.
The latest involves comments made by Cleveland Indians radio broadcaster Tom Hamilton during a ninth inning at-bat by Nick Swisher against Aroldis Chapman.
Chapman threw back-to-back pitches high and tight to Swisher which forced the latter to duck out of the way both times. It should be noted that both pitches were...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have placed closer Chris Perez on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder soreness, one day after he left their game at Boston in the ninth inning.
Cleveland recalled left-hander Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus. He joined the Indians in Cincinnati, where they were scheduled to open a two-game series Monday.
Perez is 2-1 with a 4...
Drug agents are investigating a narcotics delivery to the home of Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez.
Rocky River Police Chief Kelly Stillman said city officers in the Cleveland suburb, a regional narcotics unit and postal inspectors were involved in Tuesday's operation investigating a delivery to the Perez home.
No charges have been filed and the matter remains under investigation...
Jason Giambi is nothing like the slugger he was years ago, before and after his steroid admission. Having been in the league since 1995 it is safe to say that he is in the twilight of his career. That doesn't mean that on occasion we will not see bits and pieces of the slugger that used to crush balls for a living.
Like he did on Memorial Day when he crushed this one out of...
Indians broadcaster Tom Hamilton isn't backing down from his on-air criticism of Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman for throwing high and inside to Cleveland's Nick Swisher. And Hamilton predicts there will be retaliation during the intrastate series.
Hamilton said Tuesday before the final game of their series in Cincinnati that he didn't want to rehash his comments. After...
It’s always tough for a baseball team to go 2-5 in the span of a week. Of course, it’s even more difficult to deal with when you realize that the Cleveland Indians mostly had a bad week not because they were legitimately beaten but because they kept shooting themselves in the foot.
The team did play poorly against the Detroit Tigers, which led to them getting swept 2-0 in the...
LOUISVILLE, KY – The Columbus Clippers ended their four-game losing streak with a 12-inning marathon win over the Louisville Bats, 13-11 on Monday.
It took the Clippers 12 innings and 19 hits to beat the Bats in the first game of the series Monday night. The teams combined for 34 hits on the game.
The Clippers’ bullpen had one of their most active nights of the season as they...
Player of the Game: Jacoby Ellsbury (2-for-5 with 2 RBI and the game winning RBI double)
Where do I even begin?
For eight innings, the Indians looked as though they could escape Boston with a series split.
Then, the top of the ninth inning came along as did closer Chris Perez. It wasn’t the long ball that hurt Pure Rage on Sunday, but rather the strike zone. Perez...
Acquired from the Cleveland Indians this offseason, Shin-Soo Choo has been a major catalyst for the Cincinnati Reds.
Manager Terry Francona's club, meanwhile, has more than held its own without him.
Choo faces his former team for the first time as these Ohio rivals open a unique four-game set Monday at Great American Ball Park.
After spending the previous six-plus seasons...