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Sometimes it takes a player a long time to be in the right place at the right time, but that appears to be the case with Jack Hannahan. The veteran third baseman has seemingly found a home in Cleveland, and he's off to the best start of his career.
Hannahan's two-run double Tuesday capped a three-run, fifth-inning rally that helped carry the Indians to a 4-3 win over Kansas City. Hannahan has been one of the offensive ringleaders for the Indians, who have won nine of their first 15 games.
Hannahan was 2-for-3 Tuesday and is now hitting .364. He's also been the team's best clutch hitter. With runners in scoring position, he is hitting .636 (7-for-11). With two outs and runners in scoring position, Hannahan is hitting .750 (6-for-8).
"I like him because he gives you a professional at bat," manager Manny Acta said. "He's gotten a lot of huge hits for us this year. He's been around, and there's nothing like experience."
Hannahan, 32, w...
BEST OF MAXIM
It’s easy to forget that Jack Hannahan is still a Major League Baseball player—at least in part—because of Gavin Floyd.
Because until Floyd broke Jason Donald’s left hand with a high-and-tight fastball on March 6 of last year, Donald was slated to be the Indians’ bridge to Lonnie Chisenhall. The best laid plans of Mark and Chris…
Of course, even after Donald’s injury...
The following piece is something that I never thought I would write. I also still to this day cannot understand the immense love for Casey Blake that the Indians fans and the organization itself had for this guy. Readers of this site know that I have been a Blake hater for years. But nevertheless, I saw and appreciated his value and there will be a point to all of this.
Last night on the WFNY Facebook page I posted the following picture, asked for captions and told everyone to “keep it clean!”
(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
“hey chris…this crowd thinks we’re going to win this game easy…”
“make it close?”
“make it close.”
“This is what Brian Wilson’s beard looks like.”
The Cleveland Indians are coming off of a recent 9-game road trip during which they went 7-2. It was an impressive trip and gives them the second best road record in baseball behind the Rangers.
The Indians return home this week and Shelley Duncan remains the starter in left field. This may change soon enough though, as Johnny Damon is set to join the team in a matter of weeks....
The quality of Ubaldo Jimenez's pitches are usually as much of a problem as the quantity. The big right-hander again ran into a high pitch count Wednesday in the Cleveland Indians' 8-2 loss the visiting Kansas City Royals. Jimenez pitched six innings, but he needed 113 pitches to do so, and he gave up a pair of two-run homers that gave Kansas City an early 4-0 lead. In...
As a baseball fans, you know there are those games in which your team should win but end up losing. Then there are the games that your team has no business winning, yet does anyways. Last night in front of a sparse crowd at Progressive Field, your Cleveland Indians pulled off the latter. How else can you explain the 4-3 victory in which the Tribe loaded the bases with nobody out...
The former righty pitcher Kirk Saarloos is from Long Beach, California and graduated high school from Valley Christian High (school was founded in 1935 in case you were wondering). Kirk was a three-sport athlete in baseball, soccer, and football but decided to pursue baseball at Cal State Fullerton. In his first three seasons Kirk was strictly a relief pitcher out of the bullpen...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Derek Lowe allowed one run over six innings and the Cleveland Indians handed the Kansas City Royals their 12th straight loss, 4-3 on Tuesday night.
The Royals have been outscored 73-44 during the streak, which ties for third-longest in team history. They also lost 12 in a row in 1997 and 2008. Kansas City lost 13 straight in 2006 and had a team-record 19 consecutive...
Derek Lowe allowed one run over six innings and the Cleveland Indians handed the Kansas City Royals their 12th straight loss, 4-3 on Tuesday night.
The Royals have been outscored 73-44 during the streak, which ties for third-longest in team history. They also lost 12 in a row in 1997 and 2008. Kansas City lost 13 straight in 2006 and had a team-record 19 consecutive losses in 2005...
Player of the Game
With a score of 3.32, a relief pitcher once a gain takes home the Player of the Game for the 3rd time this year. Joe Smith won his first award, pitching 1.2 perfect innings in today's loss.
Since I complained about it so much last season, I feel that I should mention it when the Indians do the right thing. I am very happy with backup catcher...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Billy Butler hit two of Kansas City's four home runs to help the Royals snap a 12-game losing streak by beating the Cleveland Indians 8-2 Wednesday night.
Butler's two-run blast off Ubaldo Jimenez (2-1) put the Royals ahead in the first. He added a solo shot in the ninth off reliever Jairo Asencio, following Alex Gordon's three-run homer against the...
Player of the Game
With a double and an RBI fielder's choice, Travis Hafner takes tonight's Player of the Game. It is his second of the year, tying him for the team lead with Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis. His score of 1.57 was almost matched by Aaron Cunningham who earned a score of 1.53.
Aaron Cunningham knocked in his first run of the season today...
A series against the Kansas City Royals provided just what the Cleveland Indians needed to break out of a slow start to this season and get some momentum going for a successful road trip.
When they return home, the Indians will try again to add to the Royals' misery.
Cleveland will seek its eighth win in 10 games Tuesday night by continuing its recent mastery of the Royals...