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The Cleveland Indians are in the middle of another losing streak, this time the team has lost 8 in a row. The Indians just came off a losing streak where they lost 11 games in a row. Manny Acta doesnât seem to have any answers to why the team is playing so poorly. Is this a case where the players didnât see the Indians management make any moves to get them some help before the trade deadline and they lost their comment to win? Or is this a case where the manager canât inspire his team to go out on the field and make the comment to give their all?
There have been far better managers than Manny Acta that have been fired from major league baseball, some for the exact reasons we are discussing here. Manny Acta was thrown out of the game last night for arguing a call the umpire made. This is the first ejection Acta has faced all season and the Indians were victims of bad calls plenty of times this season. There were times when the players would argue the call with the umpires and Acta di...
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The losing is getting to everyone. How can is not? And its not just the fact that they actually lose seemingly every day, its the spectacular fashion in which they do.
Iâm not one for moral victories, but at least the Indians were in all three games this series with Seattle and didnât get blown out. Somewhere, I can hear Harry Doyle say âyou have to give âem credit, at least...
Indians owner Paul Dolan says manager Manny Acta's job is safe for now, and that he's not planning any overhaul of the team's front office despite Cleveland's stunning losing skid.
Perplexed as anyone by the Indians losing 21 of 25 games, Dolan said Thursday night that he has no immediate plans to dismiss Acta, who's in his third season and under contract for...
Now experiencing soreness in his right knee, outfielder Grady Sizemore is officially done for the 2012 season, a year in which he played zero games after being signed to a one-year deal in the offseason.
Missing the bulk of the season followingÂ a Spring Training back injury, the 30-year-old Sizemore has undergone operations on his back, left elbow and both knees, along with a pair...
Likely suffering from burning ears with all of the hindsight trade discussion,Â outfielder Matt LaPorta hasÂ received a bump to the big leaguesÂ today as the Cleveland IndiansÂ announcedÂ his promotion from the AAA Columbus Clippers.Â To allow room for LaPorta, right-handed pitcher Frank Herrmann optioned to Columbus following Wednesdayâs game at Seattle.
Â LaPorta, 27, has spent...
The Cleveland Indians anticipate that both designated hitter Travis Hafner and third baseman Lonnie Chisenahll will be back at some point in the next six weeks. In his media availibility on Friday afternoon, team general manager Chris Antonetti discussed the injuries of both players, stating that Hafner (back) is expected to return at some point to finish out the 2012 season, and...
The Indians have lost 8 in a row, which is sadly not even close to a season high.
Bot 1st: Seattle
- M. Saunders homered to deep right
Top 6th: Cleveland
- C. Kotchman singled, S. Choo scored, C. Santana to third
Bot 8th: Seattle
- E. Thames doubled to shallow right, K. Seager and J. Jaso scored, E. Thames to third on second baseman J. Kipnisâ...
This has been the most difficult stretch weâve had as owners. At the end of July, we were in the playoffs or on the verge of the playoffs having just beatÂ [Detroit starter Justin] Verlander,Â then it all fell apart. We have to understand what happened and Iâm not going to make judgments on [the future of the front office] right now. But itâs certainly been a very, very difficult...
The headline seems like a rather obvious statement, but this Jon Heyman piece on CBS Sports seems to confirm what we all knew: the Indians are going to listen for offers on outfielder Shin-Soo Choo this offseason, and with his unwillingness to negotiate a contract extension, it seems likely that he's going to get moved.
The 30-year old Choo isn't a superstar, but he...
General manager Chris Antonetti agrees with Cleveland fans: The 2012 Indians are very disappointing.
Antonetti said Friday nothing can be done about two long losing streaks that dropped Cleveland from 2 1/2 games out in the AL Central to fourth place and 14 1/2 behind. He said many factors contributed, but wants to finish strong.
Cleveland recalled first baseman-outfielder Matt...
I know what you all read last night and saw this morning. Indians CEO Paul Dolan says he is not interested in making any changes to his front office or with his manager. Now before you all freak out and scream bloody murder at the Dolan ownership, take a look at the actual quotes themselves.
âWe all have a lot of work to do, but their jobs arenât at stake in this. As I sit here...
âSmoothâ became a massive hit in 1999, spending 12 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 beginning with the October 23, 1999 issue. It was the first chart-topping song in Carlos Santanaâs long-running career (his previous biggest hit being âBlack Magic Womanâ, which peaked at number four in 1971). The song was the last number one hit of the 1990s and the final number...
Nine in a row.
Top 1st: NY Yankees
- N. Swisher doubled to deep right, D. Jeter scored
Bot 4th: Cleveland
- A. Cabrera homered to deep center
Top 7th: NY Yankees
- N. Swisher homered to deep right center, D. Jeter scored
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Roster Update: The man that we at Burning River Baseball refer to as "Hero" is back on the team in hopes of bringing some offensive power. Matt LaPorta was called up for Columbus and Frank Herrmann was sent back down.
Player of the Game
C.C. Sabathia tried to hit Asdrubal Cabrera for retaliation of an event that occurred earlier in the game, but missed completely...
Another gem for the King
The Headline: timely offense and a Felix Hernandez gem were all the Marinerâs needed for this win.
Seattle Mariners 5, Cleveland Indians 1
When: 10:10 ET, Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle
Umpires: Home â Chris Conroy, 1B â Mark Carlson, 2B â Wally Bell, 3B â Ed Hickox
Player of the Game
With another great game, Zach McAllister takes his fourth Player of the Game of the season. His 12th positive game out of 15 (see the Player of the Game explanation for an in depth look at how the scoring works) gives him a total score for the year of 32.2, the highest of any starting pitcher. There are three relief pitchers with higher total scores than McAllister...