Found August 31, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Los Angeles Lakers
Chicago White Sox
New York Knicks
“Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” — President Harry S. Truman
When Carlos Santana opted to not run out a ground ball in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Oakland Athletics, Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta had seen enough. Not only was his team in the midst of one of the worst months in the history of the franchise, but his catcher, already a position which is typically populated by the not-so-fleet of foot, decided to pout on the base paths after swinging at an otherwise wayward pitch.
Acta would remind his team, via the media, that despite losing 26 of their last 31 contests 1 . Johnny Damon and Derek Lowe, the two championsip-tested veterans added to this otherwise young team, have since been released. Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley, the team’s offensive leaders, are both ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Indians exploded for seven runs! Seven! That’s the most runs they’ve scored since an 8 run loss to the Tigers on August 5th. And they lost.
Bot 1st: Cleveland
- J. Kipnis homered to deep center
Top 3rd: Oakland
- C. Crisp homered to deep right
Top 4th: Oakland
- G. Kottaras doubled to shallow center, Y. Cespedes, S. Smith and J. Donaldson...
The Cleveland Indians expanded their roster to 28 players Saturday by recalling infielder Russ Cansler and left-hander Scott Barnes from Class AAA Columbus and purchasing the contract of outfielder Thomas Neal from Class AA Akron. Canzler, 26, hit .265 with 36 doubles, 22 home runs and 79 RBI in 130 games. Barnes, 24, was 2-3 with a 3.98 ERA in 31 games for Columbus. In three...
Just like our beloved Indians, we’re scraping the bottom of the roster here at WFNY. Instead of the incomparably talented TD or Jon, I will be bringing you a recap of last night’s game. I do hope you enjoy.
For all you moviegoers who’ve seen “The Dark Knight Rises”, you might recall the line, “There cannot be true despair without hope.” I’ve tried to maintain some...
The Cleveland Indians watched as the A’s rocked Justin Masterson for 8 runs. The Indians were swept in the series with Oakland and now have 5 losses in a row. The Indians don’t have one positive thing taking place on the field. If they get good pitching from their starters the infielders make a bunch of errors to give their opponent extra outs and the lead in games. For Masterson...
The Indians game with the A's on Thursday started at 12:05 PM. Zack Meisel of MLB.com took this picture and posted it on Twitter at 12:02, just three minutes before first pitched. He said he counted 1,555 fans in the crowd.
I mean...wow. That's bad. The Indians are just 11-34 since the All-Star Break, and haven't drawn a crowd of more than 15,000 in this series...
The Cleveland Indians lost again. What else is new? The team just can’t figure out a way to win a baseball game. The Texas Rangers beat the Indians 5-3, it was Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez trying to snap the streak and get the Indians back into the win column, Jimenez pitched for 5-2/3′s giving up 8 hits and 4 runs. Once thought to be a dominate pitcher Jimenez continues to...
Goodness gracious, Cleveland Indians fans. That’s Major League-level apathy right there. The photo, courtesy of a tweet from MLB.com’s Zack Meisel at 12:02 p.m. for a 12:05 game at Progressive Field for a matinee against the Oakland Athletics (Meisel tweets that he counted 1,555 fans in the crowd), pretty much provides photographic evidence that the entire [...]
CLEVELAND -- For a team leading the wildcard race, the Oakland A's couldn't have hand-picked a better opponent to play in the four-game series that ended Thursday. The A's, who have won six games in a row, and 12 of their last 14, took advantage of the reeling Cleveland Indians, belting four home runs and beating Cleveland 12-7. Oakland is 9-2 vs. Cleveland this year...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jeanmar Gomez and three Cleveland relievers combined to beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 and the Indians snapped a six-game losing streak Saturday night.
The win was Cleveland's sixth in 34 games since July 27.
Texas entered with a four-game lead in the AL West over Oakland and lost for just the fifth time in 16 games.
Gomez worked 5 2-3 innings. Joe Smith, Esmil...
Which route should I take this time after another loss and a sweep at the hands of the Oakland Athletics?
Should I discuss how after another uninspiring outing, Justin Masterson continues to be unimpressive while catching about 2% of the heat Ubaldo Jimenez does, despite the fact that they have been essentially the same exact pitcher most of the season?
Masterson couldn’t get out...
At this time of year, it's important for playoff hopefuls to take advantage of games against non-contending clubs.
The Oakland Athletics have had no trouble adhering to this standard against the Cleveland Indians.
The surging Athletics look to beat the free-falling Indians for the seventh time in as many meetings over the last two weeks in Thursday's season finale at Progressive...
With the worst months in Indians history over there wasn't much movement up or down the power rankings. Most of the movement that did occur happened because seven new players were added to the 25 man roster.
1. Shin-Soo Choo Even (+1)
30 SO: This is the first time for Choo in the number one spot after being held by Hafner for a month, then Kipnis for the rest of the year...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jarrod Parker pitched into the sixth inning and Oakland hit four home runs, leading the Athletics to their sixth straight win, a 12-7 victory over the free-falling Cleveland Indians on Thursday and a sweep of the four-game series.
Oakland, which has won eight of nine, maintained its one-game lead over Baltimore for the top spot in the AL wild card race. George...
Player of the Game
Casey Kotchman hit a 9th inning home run, giving him tonight's Player of the Game with a score of 4.48.
August is officially over. Maybe it was just an August curse and the Indians will go back to playing winning baseball and finish strong in September. The Indians have the opportunity to expand their rosters soon, so maybe some young blood...
The only downside for the Oakland Athletics is that they don't play the Cleveland Indians again this season.
Oakland capped a four-game sweep of the free-falling Indians with a 12-7 victory on Thursday. The Athletics, who have won six straight and eight of nine, finish the season series against Cleveland with an 8-2 record. After dropping the first two games in April, Oakland...