Found June 01, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
Not Much To Say Pretty much all anyone on either side can say about this game is ‘glad it’s over’. After three rain delays totaling nearly five hours, anything pretty much could’ve gone right or wrong for either team. Unfortunately, the Indians came up on the short end of the stick as the team’s left-handed relief surrendered eight of the nine runs to the Rays. While a loss is still a loss, the good news is the team and its fans can forget about this game as it didn’t cost them any ground in the division with the Tigers losing to the Orioles in walk-off fashion earlier in the night. Dust yourselves off, get some sleep (if possible) and prepare for the next one. Inconsistent Lefties It really is quite strange how all the Indians’ left-handed relief options have seemed to fall off the deep end at the same time. Rich Hill, Nick Hagadone, Scott Barnes and now-former Indian southpaw David Huff all battled inconsistency over the past few weeks as the Tribe soon found themselves without a...

MLB News: Grady Sizemore resumes baseball activities

Last we heard from former Cleveland Indians All-Star Grady Sizemore, he was eyeing a mid-season return to the game when he was healthy enough to compete again. Per a Boston Globe report by Nick Cafardo today, it appears that the 30-year-old has indeed resumed activities. Here’s his tidbit when discussing Boston’s plans and other notable acquisitions on the market: 6. Grady Sizemore...

Aguilar, Moncrief's late-inning heroics give Aeros 15-inning win

AKRON, OH -- Down 2-1 in the ninth inning, first baseman Jesus Aguilar tied the game with an opposite field home run, just out of right fielder Steven Souza Jr.'s reach at the "It's A Whole New Ballgame" sign. After the two teams went six more innings, it almost literally was. The Akron Aeros (24-30) won 3-2 Thursday night in 15 innings, defeating the Harrisburg...

Francona ejected for 1st time as Cleveland manager

Terry Francona has been ejected for the first time as Cleveland's manager. Francona was tossed in the fifth inning Sunday against Tampa Bay. He was ejected by plate umpire Bill Welke for arguing a strike call with Nick Swisher batting and the Indians trailing 5-3. Welke called a strike, Francona yelled from the dugout and was quickly ejected. He came on the field and argued...

Indians offer apology to fans after Friday delays

The Cleveland Indians have issued an apology to fans who attended Friday night's game with Tampa Bay that had nearly five hours of rain delays and ended at 2:53 a.m. Indians president Mark Shapiro met with reporters before Saturday's game and said the team feels ''terrible'' about what took place Friday and will reach out to fans to show that. Friday'...

WFNY Stats & Info: Indians’ two-out barrage best in MLB since 2011

Sitting at the Indians-Reds game last night with TD, I had planned to just spend a quiet inning away from my friends. Then, suddenly, Michael Brantley had a two-out RBI hit. And then Yan Gomes. And Ryan Raburn. And the beat continued to the top of the lineup. All in all, I was away from my friends for nearly 45 minutes as the Indians demoralized Homer Bailey and the Reds for seven...

Francona, Indians have tough day in 11-3 loss

Indians manager Terry Francona had a rough afternoon. His team's pitching staff wasn't any better. The Tampa Bay Rays got 14 hits off Cleveland starter Zach McAllister and four relievers, including home runs by Yunel Escobar and Evan Longoria, in an 11-3 victory over the Indians on Sunday. If there was a bright side for Francona, he was able to watch part of the defeat...

Indians fall hard to Tampa Bay 9-2, end play Saturday morning

One could say Friday’s game between the Indians and Tampa Bay Rays lasted two months. While the box score may say the ballgame took two hours and 59 minutes to complete, it doesn’t account for four hours and 49 minutes of rain delays. Or the fact that play began in May and ended in June. When it was all said and done, the Tribe fell just as hard as the rain did losing to the...

Clippers trounced by Indians, 11-0

COLUMBUS- In retrospective, the Clippers might have wished that the downpour prior to Friday’s action would have canceled the game all together.  After the hour and 15 minute rain delay, Columbus was beat up in an 11-0 routing by the Indianapolis Indians. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate demonstrated why they are the best team in the International League, dominating...

May 2013 Player Power Rankings

May was about as good a month as is possible for a baseball team. While some of the offensive players tailed off a little from April, the pitching has been all around tremendous and the starting rotation in general is shooting up the rankings. The third rankings of the year see a new top player for the third time as well, with the Indians ace beating out the top hitters after a scorching...

Archer to start Saturday, Cobb perhaps on Tuesday

Immediately after the Rays completed their sweep of the Miami Marlins Thursday, the team still had no starter for Saturday’s game. That was later changed as they announced Chris Archer will be called up from the minors to start Saturday against Cleveland. This season, Archer is 5-3 with a 3.96 ERA in 10 starts for Triple-A Durham. ”Archie did a nice job up here last year,...

While We’re Waiting… All baseball talk, all the time

“While We’re Waiting” serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at Anytime FanGraphs writes about positive things in the Tribe organization, I’m thrilled. With this, I’m bouncing-off-the-walls ecstatic: “In 2013, the 27-year...

Rays Continue Road Trip in Cleveland

The Tampa Bay Rays (29-24) will travel to Cleveland (29-24) to face off against the Indians this weekend. The Rays’ bats are continuing to carry the team. Tampa Bay is 21-4 when they score at least five runs. This new look offense is dominating pitchers up and down the lineup. The Rays lost the series [...]

Colome Shines in Big League Debut for Tampa Bay

MIAMI – Due to a finger injury to Alex Cobb, the Rays were forced to call up 24-year-old righty Alex Colome from Durham. The Rays pushed back Matt Moore’s start from Thursday against the Miami Marlins to Friday against the Cleveland Indians and Colome did not disappoint in his Major League debut as the Rays [...]
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