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There aren’t particularly too many Browns storylines right now and my brother and I covered many of the pivotal NBA ones yesterday, so today is Tribe time. Check out my usual WFNY Wednesday Wahoos for more of my regular Tribe coverage.
– Who are the new Cleveland Indians? Of course, people reminisce all the time about the Tribe teams of the ’90s. Those teams were the classics for many current sports fans in NE Ohio, featuring such legends like Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez, Sandy Alomar and more. Then, moving forward, the Indians continued to win games and AL Central titles up till 2001, before having a six-year playoff lapse.
Looking back, the team that went to the 2007 ALCS featured names such as Victor Martinez, CC Sabathia and Jhonny Peralta, all guys on other AL teams also fighting for the 2012 playoffs, along with long-gone folks like Ryan Garko, Casey Blake, Josh Barfield and Joe Borowski. Outside of players that then hardly played like Asdrubal Cabrera, Rafael Perez, Fausto Carmo...
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Since coming up to the Major Leagues last season the Name Jason Kipnis has been on the lips of most Cleveland Indians Fans,with good reason too. Kipnis is clearly one of the best second basemen the Indians have had in a while. Last night Kipnis hit a Grand-Slam to help his Indians team over-power the Minnesota Twins. Kipnis should have All-Star written all over the back of his Jersey...
Many people have been calling for this for days and weeks, and it’s finally here. Although it’s likely not how people expected it. Matt LaPorta will make the move from AAA Columbus to Cleveland today, replacing Johnny Damon on the active roster. Here is the news from Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Left fielder Johnny Damon will to leave the Indians and go on the paternity...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians catcher Carlos Santana will get at-bats in a minor league game, the next step in his return from a concussion.
Santana has not played since May 25, when he was struck in the mask by a foul tip during a game in Chicago. Santana was placed on Major League Baseball's seven-day concussion list last week. He will serve as a designated hitter for Lake County...
From the Indians-
“Carlos Santana has been cleared to DH tonight for Lake County. They play Ft Wayne at 7PM tonight in Eastlake.”
Sounds like a good reason to take in a Captains game to me. Santana should be ready to play in Detroit Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest.
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Well here we are in the month of June and the Tribe is sinking a bit. (Some may say stinking). The truth is that the White Sox have become red hot and our pitching has been a little suspect lately. I believe this month will tell if we have a playoff team or not. We have a LOT of away games and of course some interleague play. If we can break even there and play the Tigers well this...
The Indians had a scheduled off day Monday, their second in five days. The break allowed Cleveland to use a four-man rotation during that period, and it was telling which pitcher was skipped. The choice was Ubaldo Jimenez, who at the start of the season was considered to be the No. 1-A starter behind Opening Day starter Justin Masterson. Team officials believed that Masterson and...
Weren’t you looking forward to this weeklong home stand against the Royals and Twins? I certainly was, and this 2-4 result definitely was not what I was hoping for.
The Indians fell to 28-25 with the loss today, and now enter one of their most difficult stretches of the season leading up to the All-Star Break. Justin Masterson was again mediocre, Jason Kipnis went 0-for-4 and the...
Is anyone else sensing trouble here in Wahooland? This was supposed to be the week where the Tribe got fat on the AL Central bottom feeders. The Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins each came to town for a three-game series. It seemed to be the perfect tonic for the banged up Indians. Instead, they lost four of six and fell two and a half games behind the first place Chicago...
Josh Tomlin was sent to the mound last night as the Cleveland Indians were trying to make it tow in a row over the Minnesota Twins on a Saturday night in Cleveland which saw over 25,000 fans turn out looking for a Twin killing. The Indians who sweep teams tougher than Minnesota have been having trouble with teams like the Twins and the Royals. Tomlin gave up four runs in the first...
Cleveland Indians catches Carlos Santana is expected to be activated before Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. Santana has been on the disabled list since he suffered a concussion May 25 when a foul tip hit his mask in Chicago.| He took batting practice, ran the bases and worked a bullpen session Sunday without problems. He was scheduled to DH for Class A Lake County...
The Cleveland Indians recently stood atop the AL Central as one the season's pleasant surprises.
Poor performances from the starting rotation have quickly changed that, and Joe Mauer and the AL-worst Minnesota Twins would like to continue capitalizing.
Justin Masterson will try to rebound from his worst outing of the year and help the Indians re-establish their dominance of the...
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The Indians are 4-12 against left handed starters so far this season. This is the third worst record in the Major Leagues behind the Cubs and Padres who are both in last place in their divisions. Luckily for the Tribe, they have gone 24-13 against right handed starters, allowing them to stay in second place. There has to be some explanation for this discrepancy and I don't think...
Things have not gone well for the Cleveland Indians since sweeping the Detroit Tigers less than two weeks ago.
The Tigers have continued to struggle as well, but they'll try for their eighth straight home win over Cleveland in the opener of a three-game set Tuesday night.
The Indians took three games from the Tigers from May 22-24, giving themselves a 3 1/2-game lead in the...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Derek Lowe shut down Minnesota's lineup with ease for the second time this season and Jason Kipnis hit a grand slam, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Lowe (7-3) carried a two-hit shutout into the seventh before the Twins scratched out a run on three hits. The right-hander pitched a complete game shutout against...