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Let's face it, being the Cleveland Indians already puts you behind the eight ball before your season even starts. So when the Tribe draws BOTH of last season's Cy Young Award winners in their first week, let's just say counting down magic numbers by stripping off the owner's clothes probably doesn't look to be in the cards any time soon.
But even Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn can't hold a candle to what Justin Masterson just pulled off to start the 2013 season.
Masterson on Sunday held Tampa Bay to two hits over seven scoreless innings as the Indians destroyed the host Rays 13-0 . In doing so, Masterson improved to 2-0 on the young season and, more importantly, did something that had never been done in MLB history.
On the losing end of Masterson's masterpiece at The Trop was Rays ace David Price, the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner. Five days earlier, Masterson got his -- and the Indians' -- season off to a winning start with a 4-1 victory in T...
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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...
What a week! The Tribe opened the 2013 season this past week, and it ended up being a pretty interesting week.
On multiple occasions, we saw the Indians' new-look offense come through, and we also saw a couple of outstanding starting pitching performances. We even saw both at once (ex. Sunday).
The Indians' home opener is today, which signifies the start of another fun-filled...
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...
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...
The move was not performance based, but it seems Trevor Bauer could use some additional time at Triple-A before making the permanent jump to the big leagues. Bauer was scheduled to be optioned back to the minors when Chris Carrasco returned from suspension. That is happening this week, so Bauer was sent down.
Trevor Bauer was optioned to AAA Columbus after last night'...
The Cleveland Indians will activate first basemen/designated hitter Jason Giambi on Tuesday. Tuesday is the first day the Indians can activate the 42-year-old.
Giambi has played in the majors dating back to 1995 and is hoping to squeeze one more season out of his body.
When activated manager Terry Francona plans to get Giambi some action quickly.
“I don’t want him to sit a week...
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...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have placed left-hander Scott Kazmir on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right ribcage muscle.
The team made the move on Saturday.
Cleveland also recalled right-hander Trevor Bauer from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday night against Tampa Bay.
The Indians had said Thursday that the moves were coming.
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...
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...
Baseball is officially back! The big league club is in action, the minor league teams are playing, and you can go to your local ballpark and catch a game.
After the long offseason, I think everyone can join with me when I say "Finally!"
Here are all of the pieces that went up on IBI over the past week:
2013 Indians minor league full season rosters announced...
Opening Day is all about the pageantry of the grand old game. Fireworks and balloons. A fresh start with fresh faces. It is a chance for a team to capture the city’s imagination for at least one day. Here in Cleveland, with a new era of baseball upon us, the Tribe welcomed a packed house of fans decked out in Wahoo Red, White, and Blue.
With a city full of apathetic baseball fans...
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...
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.
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...