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It is pretty incredible how many ebbs and flows there are in a baseball season. The strength of this team all season has been the pitching. The starters have kept the Indians in game after game and atop the AL Central for most of the young season while the bats attempt to come around. However, over the last week or so, the rotation has hit a tad bit of a swoon.
After being swept in Chicago and seeing Monday’s starter Josh Tomlin only get through five innings in an 8-5 win over Kansas City, another Tribe pitcher didn’t show up with his A game. This time it was Justin Masterson, the team’s supposed top dog.
To say Masterson has been inconsistent this season would be a very fair assessment. Disappointing? I would say so. Last night’s pitching matchup of J Mast against Royals rookie Will Smith seemed to favor the Tribe in a big way. This was just Smith’s second career big league start and in his first, he was lit up by the Yankees and didn’t make it out of the fourth inning. That was th...
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Cleveland Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner will have surgery on his right knee Thursday and is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Indians trainer Lonnie Soloff said Wednesday that Hafner would have an arthroscopic procedure to repair fraying and irritation in his right meniscus. Hafner was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Wednesday's game against Kansas City...
We have now passed the Memorial Day checkpoint, and your Cleveland Indians (27-21) are still in first place by the narrowest of margins. The red hot Chicago White Sox pounded the Tribe into submission over the weekend and moved themselves just a half game back at 27-22. The onslaught was stunning to say the least, considering the fact that the Indians are built...
One of the great things about the explosion of data that has taken place in MLB over the last several years is that it’s pretty easy to check on things for which we previously would’ve had to rely on instinct or guesses. Want to know how often Vinnie Pestano throws a fastball to a right handed hitter? Boom. Want to see how Carlos Santana’s BABiP progressed through the...
The Cleveland Indians’ ever-competitive closer Chris Perez has added another visual celebration to his on-field repitoire — the latest, the “You Can’t See Me” as coined by the WWE’s John Cena, later improvised upon by veteran shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson. Enjoy.
From the Indians-
“Travis Hafner will have arthroscopic surgery tomorrow on his right knee to repair damaged meniscus. Expected recovery is 4 to 6 weeks.”
And there you go. At best, Hafner will return after the All-Star break.
[Related: Hafner to DL: Barnes recalled]
The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians have returned to their winning ways, with their substitute No. 3 hitter providing a big boost for their banged-up lineup.Jason Kipnis looks to continue his tear at the plate for the Indians on Tuesday night against the visiting Kansas City Royals.After being swept by the White Sox in Chicago over the weekend, Cleveland (27-21) bounced back...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner will have surgery on his right knee Thursday and is expected to miss four to six weeks
Indians trainer Lonnie Soloff said Wednesday that Hafner would have an arthroscopic procedure to repair fraying and irritation in his right meniscus. Hafner was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Wednesday's game against...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is in the lineup as Cleveland's designated hitter after missing three straight games with a tight hamstring.
Cabrera was not in manager Manny Acta's original lineup, but was added after going through a full pre-game workout Tuesday before the Indians faced the Kansas City Royals. Acta said he wanted to "ease...
Remember a week ago at this time we were all so high on our Cleveland Indians? They were completing a three-game sweep of their rival Detroit Tigers, the pitching was great. The hitting was just good enough. Outside of Jack Hannahan, the Indians were healthy. All seemed well in Wahooland.
Fast forward seven days and all of a sudden the Indians look like they could be in some trouble...
The Cleveland Indians lost a game and lost a key hitter Wednesday. Prior to their 6-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals, the Indians announced they had put designated hitter Travis Hafner on the disabled list. Hafner will undergo arthroscopic surgery Thursday to repair frayed meniscus in his right knee. Team trainer Lonnie Soloff said Hafner would be sidelined for four to six weeks...
Indians closer Chris Perez has angered Kansas City's Jarrod Dyson for a gesture he made after striking out the Royals outfielder.
Perez, who recently criticized Indians fans for their lack of support, mocked Dyson by waving his hand in front of his face - a move popularized by pro wrestler John Cena - in the ninth inning of Monday's game. Dyson called the gesture '&...
The Cleveland Indians' inability to hit left-handed pitching was an issue again Tuesday as they lost 8-2 to the Kansas City Royals. Cleveland scored two runs on two hits in the first inning, then was held scoreless on three hits for the rest of the game. Kansas City rookie left-hander Will Smith was making just his second major league start, and he baffled Indians hitters for...
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The Cleveland Indians held the AL Central lead for the majority of May. They'll open June looking up in the standings.
Cleveland looks to avoid a sixth loss in seven games Friday night at Progressive Field, where it opens a series against a Minnesota Twins club looking to build off its first three-game sweep in nearly a year.
Atop the division standings from April 24-May 28...
(AP) -- The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians have returned to their winning ways, with their substitute No. 3 hitter providing a big boost for their banged-up lineup.
Jason Kipnis looks to continue his tear at the plate for the Indians on Tuesday night against the visiting Kansas City Royals.
After being swept by the White Sox in Chicago over the weekend, Cleveland (27-21)...