Found July 02, 2012 on
Death, Taxes, and Rebuilding:
By: Eric Grinnell
The Cleveland Indians had an extremely uneven week, which was a fitting end to a very uneven June. Things looked bleak to start the week, as the Indians were swept by the Yankees and got outscored in the 3 game series, 18-9. But the Indians bounced back nicely to take 3 out of 4 at Baltimore, and outscored the O’s 33-17. The Indians overall record now stands at 40-38, good for second place in the AL Central.
1. Baseball is a game where things can change very fast, and boy does that seem to be the case with the Indians starting rotation. I feel like all of April and May I wrote about how the rotation was being carried by Derek Lowe and Jeanmar Gomez and that Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez really needed to find themselves. Well, that has been completely turned on its head, as Masterson and Jimenez are anchoring the staff, while Lowe, Tomlin, and the recently demoted Gomez have just been awful.
2. After his month of June, I think ...
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We thought that Travis Hafner might be joining the Indians today for their series opener with the Angels. Hafner began his rehab stint with the Clippers on June 27th, but has only appeared in two games. He has gone 1 for 6 in those games with an RBI and 2 strikeouts.
With Lonnie Chisenhall’s injury, it was thought Hafner would be brought back quickly. That isn’t the case-
After missing the last four games with back troubles, Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana will be back in the line-up today as the Indians open a series against the Angels.
#Indians lineup today: Choo RF, Cabrera SS, Kipnis 2B, Brantley CF, Santana C, Damon DH, Kotchman 1B, Duncan LF and Hannahan 3B
— Nick Camino (@CaminoTribe) July 2, 2012
Santana will hit fifth and catch tonight...
The Indians have two players going to the All-Star game in Kansas City next week. They believe second baseman Jason Kipnis should be there, too.
Kipnis was left off this year's squad despite a strong first half in his first full season in the majors. The 25-year-old entered Monday's game against Los Angeles batting .275 with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs. He's also got three...
The Tribe mustered a mere 5 hits and left the bases loaded in the 7th (after loading them with nobody out). Jimenez pitched well, but not well enough as Jared Weaver baffled Tribe hitters. Carlos Santana was 1 for 3 in his return to the line-up.
Top 5th: LA Angels
- E. Aybar hit sacrifice fly to deep center, H. Kendrick scored
Top 7th: LA Angels
Something tells me the Tribe’s bats will sad to leave the friendly confines of Camden Yards. Shelley Duncan hit his second home run in as many days, Aaron Cunningham hit his first homer of the season, and Justin Masterson scattered five hits over seven innings to get the win 6-2. All-Star Chris Perez pitched a scoreless 9th (not a save situation!) for the Indians, who improved...
I swear I will never be able to figure out this particular Indians club. They entered Baltimore on a five-game losing streak, looking as bad as they have all season. The offense couldn’t score in Amsterdam’s Red Light District with a fist full of hundreds, and the pitching had become extremely suspect. It was (and still is) danger time for our Wahoos. Scheduled to face three...
Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner has had an injection in his lower back.
Trainer Lonnie Soloff said the procedure was done Friday to help relieve lower back inflammation. The 35-year-old Hafner went to the disabled list for the ninth time in his career Thursday. There is no timetable for his return.
Second baseman Jason Kipnis missed his second straight start with a sore...
The Cleveland Indians will celebrate the 65th anniversary of Larry Doby's integration into the American League with a street commemoration and on-field ceremony on July 6. Doby was the first-ever black player to play in the American League when he took the field for the Indians in 1947. The ceremony will take place immediately following Friday night's game against the...
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Justin Masterson pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, Shelley Duncan homered and hit two doubles, and the Cleveland Indians beat the skidding Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Sunday.
Aaron Cunningham also homered for the Indians, who took three of four from the Orioles. Cleveland totaled 55 hits in the four games, including eight for extra bases in the finale. The Indians...
Justin Masterson pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, Shelley Duncan homered and hit two doubles, and the Cleveland Indians beat the skidding Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Sunday.
Aaron Cunningham also homered for the Indians, who took three of four from the Orioles. Cleveland totaled 55 hits in the four games, including eight for extra bases in the finale. The Indians lost four their...
This just in – Angels starter Jered Weaver is good at baseball. This also just in – the Indians offense struggles from time to time.
Sometimes you sit back and watch a game and have to just chalk it up to being dominated by a great pitcher. That was certainly the case last night as Weaver completely befuddled the Tribe for six innings. But in the seventh, with the Indians trailing...
In honour of Cleveland Indians Asdrubal Cabrera and Chris Perez making the 2012 American League All-Star team, we hereby present them with a copy of a October 3, 2000 resolution executed by the Penobscot Indian Nation (of which Louis Sockalexis was a member), by which the Penobscots urged the Cleveland Indians organization to, “immediately drop the use of the mascot Chief Wahoo...
The Indians series win over the Orioles combined with the White Sox loss to the Yankees has put the Indians back into the passing lane for the Central Division title. Now only 1.5 games back, the Tribe will come back home to face the hot Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Angels have won 7 of their last 10 and made up for a terrible start by getting back within 5.5 games of the AL...
While watching the Tribe play the Baltimore Orioles last night, Indians GM Chris Antonetti visited the booth with Rick Manning and Matt Underwood for an inning. The broadcasters asked the right question. Will there be any moves before the trade deadline by Cleveland? Well of course we got the usual “we’re exploring possibilities” crap but Antonetti’s attitude was all about...
As we continue through the starting pitching rankings, we see more examples of pitchers that are below expectations and some that are exceeding expectations. For fantasy players, you always want to dump guys that have pitched above their heads in exchange for guys that are ready to bounce back. Hopefully, we can help you out here.
40. Jerome Williams– Los Angeles Angels...