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Just as this offensive roller coaster looked to be on its way up, things took another dive for the Indians on Wednesday, as they fell to their division rival Chicago White Sox, 3-2.
For the second time in less than two weeks, Tribe bats were silenced by another stellar pitching performance by Chicago left-hander Jose Quintana. The White Sox starter limited the team to just two runs on four hits through five innings, ending Cleveland’s three game winning streak.
Unlike Quintana (2-0, 2.78 ERA), Tribe starter Zach McAllister did not look as sharp on the mound, as the right-hander pitched his way though a shaky 5 2/3 of work giving up three runs on five hits. It was walks that caused McAllister the most problems, tying a career-high yielding five in the game.
White Sox second baseman Jeff Keppinger started the Chicago offense rolling early, as he singled home outfielder Alejandro De Aza to put the Pale Hose up 1-0. This came after McAllister (1-3, 3.52 ERA) issued a free pass to De Aza...
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The Cleveland Indians have activated catcher Lou Marson from the 15-day disabled list (neck).
Marson had been on the disabled list for the first time in his career following a collision with Tampa Bay’s Desmond Jennings at home plate on April 9 in Tampa Bay. He was previously hitless on the season, walking twice in two games.
To make room for Marson on the 25-man roster, the Indians...
The Akron Aeros nearly got over .500 in a week for the first time, but fell short after they dropped four of seven. The Aeros held leads deep into the game but stumbled to close out games, something manager Edwin Rodriguez remarked upon Sunday afternoon.
"When the players get to Double-A," Rodriguez said. "They have the talent to be here, but they have to develop...
CF Tyler Naquin, Carolina Mudcats: 2-3, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, BB: The doubts about Naquin's power potential are starting to be answered early on. Naquin notched his sixth double and second home run on Thursday night, on top of one triple he has this season as well. He will never be a 20+ home run a year guy, but if he can continue to show good gap power that can turn into doubles...
Three weeks into the season and Indians outfielder Nick Swisher can't contain his excitement over his new team.
The veteran will have to wait another day to help Cleveland try to extend its three-game winning streak after rain postponed Tuesday night's game against Chicago White Sox.
The game was called three hours and 35 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. Starters...
The Indians’ season hinges on starting pitchers’ Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco.
It really is that simple.
With or without the two youngsters, the baseball season still will be an entertaining one here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, but to have any chance at being good, Bauer and Carrasco have to not only be a part of this starting rotation, but have to be good...
MLB News: On Wednesday the Cleveland Indians activated catcher Lou Marson from the 15-day disabled list, after recovering from a brutal collision at home plate. He will once again serve as Carlos Santana‘s backup. To make room for him the Indians optioned catcher Yan Gomes to Triple-A Columbus. In yet another move, the Indians also assigned Fernando Nieve to the same minor league...
Tyler Naquin (Carolina, CF) - 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI - Naquin's been strong all season, but tonight he took it to another level as he picked up his second and third doubles of the season as well as his 9th and 10th RBI. Naquin is now batting .303. While his OBP (.370) and tendency to strike out rather than walk (19 Ks to only 5 BBs) are a little worrisome, it is good to remember...
The Cleveland Indians placed outfielder Michael Bourn on the 15-day disabled list last week when he sustained a laceration on his right hand. The injury required five stitches, which are scheduled to be removed Thursday, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
Indians CF Michael Bourn (15-day DL) is scheduled to have the stitches removed from his injured right index finger on...
Rarely do players successfully transition to more difficult positions, but the Cleveland Indians believe second base prospect Tony Wolters can be the next infielder to be successful converted into a catcher. It’s common for a player to move to a less valuable position when his abilities fall short of major league competency, but occasionally a player will increase his value by...
Coach's Corner returns to the IBI today for the 2013 season, and is a piece where Tony sits down with a coach in the Indians minor league system and really breaks down and discusses several players on the roster. He recently had a chance to sit down with High-A Carolina manager Dave Wallace and they talked about in detail the transition that Tony Wolters is making to catcher...
Roster Update: The did something very dumb today as they brought back Lou Marson from the DL in exchange for Yan Gomes, who went back to Columbus. The Indians claim they sent Gomes back to AAA because they want him to play everyday, but with Carlos Santana and Nick Swisher signed long term, it is unlikely that Gomes would ever be the starting catcher for the Indians and he is already...
8:01 PM – I just learned that today is Terry Francona’s birthday. Hours before, I heard that it’s also Jack Nicholson’s birthday. What a small world! I can only imagine the fun those two might have at a birthday party together, what with all of the chewing tobacco and nubile feminine attention. Sounds like a good time. You know what else sounds like a good time? Live...
Time to welcome the Tampa Bay Rays for a four game series. Chris Sale is opening the pitching with tentatively, Jake Peavy, Gavin Floyd and Dylan Axelrod to take the starting pitcher duties.
The all-star ballot is now out. http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2013/ballot.jsp
Grab a coffee and will see you at the bottom of the first.
First Inning - Alejandro...
What's this? A win I'm not going to complain about? That's right ... brace yourselves.
The White Sox overcame 2011 AL Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson and the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday night, defeating them 5-2 behind ace Chris Sale and, well, enough offense.
The story of the night deserves to be Sale, as despite not looking anywhere near his best, tossed...