Found June 16, 2014 on Cleveland Sports Chat :
The Cleveland Indians know well that there is no place like home. At Progressive Field this season the Indians have been hard to beat. On the road this season the Indians have just been hard to watch. The Tribe departed from Cleveland over a week ago to embark on a monstrous 10-game trip through the heart of the American League. They were the worst road team in baseball when they left. While the Indians were hot leaving for this big trip, they were still extremely uncertain on the road. The thought of a 10-game road trip was very much daunting. The end result for the Indians was a mixed bag. Going 5-5 on the road trip certainly isn’t grounds to call the trip a ringing success, but the Indians will most definitely take it. After all, there was a 4-game losing skid mixed in on this bizarre trip. The Indians looked primed for a huge road trip after leaving Texas with a scorching offense and a series win. They only managed to revisit old struggles once the trip landed in Kansas City, an...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Clippers Notebook: Pestano is working his way back

The Columbus Clippers closed the road trip by splitting the final two games in Charlotte highlighted by a 14-2 outburst in the Tuesday afternoon game.  Jesus Aguilar hit a pair of three-run homers to pace the offense in a game that included eight extra base hits and five home runs. Waiting for the Clippers on the return home was the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, but Columbus...

Indians Bullpen Without Clear Roles, Just Getting Outs

The new-age statisticians have to love how Indians manager Terry Francona is slowly moving toward using his bullpen. And while bullpen-by-committees have normally not been successful in Major League Baseball over the last 25 years, the Indians have made their bullpen work well for the last five weeks. Since John Axford was removed of the closer’s role on May 9, the Indians have...

Michael Brantley named American League Player of the Week

Michael Brantley should be your favorite Cleveland Indians. That was one of my favorite tweets to send out a year ago, and now it seems like a really obvious thing to say when it didn’t feel so obvious back then. He’s been named the American League POW for June 9-15. Michael led all Major League hitters in batting average, runs scored and on-base percentage (.625), and was tops...

Indians roll to 10th straight win at Progressive Field

Cleveland (36-35): 4 LA Angels (37-32): 3 WP: T. Bauer (2-3) LP: J. Weaver (7-6) S: C. Carrasco (1) The Cleveland Indians are a team of streaks. Winning streaks and losing streaks. Currently, the Indians find themselves on another winning streak. The Tribe has now won three consecutive games by a margin of one run apiece. That comes after the Indians dropped their previous four...

Indians reasons to watch: Cabrera warming up?

The Indians might not have Michael Brantley in the lineup tonight as they face the Angels in the second of a four-game series at Progressive Field. Brantley left during the fifth inning of Monday's 4-3 win after taking a blow to the head and neck area while sliding into second base during the third inning. He was trying to break up a double play and collided with John McDonald...

Jorge Martinez powers Mahoning Valley Scrappers to 10-inning win

Jamestown, NY- When your offense has been struggling to score runs, you are always looking for someone to step up and be a spark to get the fire started. On Monday afternoon it was Jorge Martinezwho provided that spark. Martinez hit a solo homerun in the 8thinning to tie the game at 1. Then in the top of the 10th inning he delivered is second homerun to give the Mahoning Valley...

Indians 4, Angels 3: The Bauer & Carrasco show

Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco deserve equal billing at the top. What they did last night on a hazy summer evening at Progressive Field can be described in one word: gritty. Two of the four guys who battled for the fifth starter job in Goodyear in March combined to shutdown the dangerous Los Angeles Angels in June to move the Tribe to within two and a half games of first place...

Indians send House down

The Cleveland Indians Monday announced the following roster moves relative to the major-league roster: - Recalled RHP Mark Lowe (#54) from Triple-A Columbus. - Optioned LHP T.J. House to Triple-A Columbus. Lowe, 31, has spent most of the season with the Columbus Clippers where he has compiled a mark of 1-1 with 9 saves (10 chances) and a 3.48 ERA in 20 relief appearances (20.2IP...

Indians on Gwynn

CLEVELAND -- Tony Gwynn's death on Monday had a profound effect on three people in the Indians clubhouse. First-base coach Sandy Alomar started in the Padres' organization before being traded to the Indians in 1989, Terry Francona played against him and Gwynn coached Justin Masterson at San Diego State. The most incredible thing was being able to play for him for a year at...

Indians pre-game notes

CLEVELAND -- Zach McAllister will return to the Indians rotation on Thursday after making three rehab starts. On Saturday McAllister pitched five scoreless innings for Columbus in a 7-0 win over Scranton-Wilkes Barre. The right-hander allowed five hits and walked one with two strikeouts. With McAllister ready to go in the finale of the series against the Angels, the Indians sent...

2014 MLB Draft: Post-draft Q&A with John Mirabelli Part 1

As he does after every draft, the IBI's Tony Lastoria had a chance to sit down with Indians Director of Scouting John Mirabelli and talk at length about a great many things pertaining to the Indians draft this year. They talked about a draft process that Mirabelli is very confident in that they have refined and why he thinks this Indians draft is different from previous years...

Second Thoughts Game #71: Angels 3, Indians 4

Noted greatest-player-on-Earth, Mike Trout, had a distinctly positive impact on the Angel's chances on the game - he went 1-3 with 2 BBs and 2 stolen bases. This performance was excellent for fantasy baseball owners, but irrelevant, ultimately, in the outcome of the game, as Cleveland managed to keep Trout from scoring either himself or others in a 4-3 victory over the Angels...

Tribe Weekend Recap: Bullpen saviors, struggling offense, Swish’s return, and the bunt

Last year, the Indians were “Team Streak.” This year, the PD’s Paul Hoynes has dubbed them “Team Clank” thanks to their tendency to commit errors at the worst times. I think they are a combination of both. We have seen the full arsenal of good and bad over the past two weeks. An on fire offensive juggernaut for a few days follows up with a group that can’t hit their way...

Indians get back on the winning track

Cleveland (34-35): 3 Boston (31-37): 2 WP: J. Axford (2-3) LP: C. Breslow (2-2) S: C. Allen (7) Sometimes you have to win ugly just to get out of an ugly stretch. The Cleveland Indians did just that on Saturday in Boston. The Indians scuffled into Saturday’s afternoon showdown in Bean Town as losers of their last four games. The road hasn’t been very kind to the Indians. Playing...

Sunday Notes: Fathers Day Edition

In his own words, Trevor Bauer has “always been into math, science and engineering.” That will come as no surprise if you’ve heard the 23-year-old Cleveland Indians righthander talk about his craft. He addresses pitching in much the same way a physicist expounds on matter. He inherited his mindset – and by extension his approach […]
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.