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The Indians finally won a series in Texas and will move on to face the Washington Nationals, the last team in their difficult stretch of nine straight series against teams above .500. During the stretch the Indians went 6-16 including two sweeps by Detroit, one by the Yankees and one by Cincinnati. The series against the Nationals will be a rarity for the Tribe. They haven't played against Washington since 2010 and before that, 2007 and each was just a three game series. With the new 15 team alignment, they will almost certainly start playing each other more often.
The Nationals were expected to be not just the best team in the NL East going this year, but the top team in the entire National League. Instead, they have had trouble scoring (rank second to last in runs scored in all of baseball) and currently rank six games behind the Atlanta Braves who have used a revitalized Uptony offense to rank number one in home runs in all of baseball.
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The Indians today announced that C Lou Marson has been experiencing continued soreness in his throwing shoulder, and that they have pulled him from his rehab assignment with the Columbus Clippers. They did not give a timetable on his return.
Marson first went on the DL with a neck strain after a home plate collision, but experienced shoulder soreness during his throwing program....
The Cleveland Indians may be thrilled to return home.
Justin Masterson may be the most relieved.
Coming off a lackluster road trip, the Indians hope Masterson can continue his home dominance in Friday night's series opener with the Washington Nationals.
Cleveland (32-33) opened a nine-game road trip by losing seven in a row before finding some solace in winning the last two,...
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach McAllister and current closer Vinnie Pestano took to the streets of New York City during a recent roadtrip with an MLB Fan Cave camera following them. The goal: a roving Kiss Cam. As you will see, Major League Baseball players have pull for absolutely no reason at all.
They found some people willing and others unwilling. But my...
The Cleveland Indian return home to progressive field tonight to take on the Washington Nationals. The Tribe will be sending their ace Justin Masterson to the mound, hoping that he can produce some magic to help the team find their 3rd win in a row. The team is coming off one of their worst road trips of the season where they dropped 7 out of the 9 games they played. The team needs...
Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez worked hard last night for the 5 innings he pitched. The Tribe was looking to get another win in Texas to end their 9 game road trip from hell with a 2-7 record. It looked like the Indians weren’t going to win any games on this 9 game road trip that started in New York. The Indians fans watched as Jimenez worked his trail off in Texas last night....
When the Indians placed Brett Myers on the 60-day DL this week, they also effectively moved the veteran from the “reclamation” pile to the junk pile-- $7 million in dough down the drain for all intents and purposes. Barring a shocking comeback, Myers is this year’s Derek Lowe.
And so, for those with a perpetual ax to grind, it’s another fine occasion to either (a) bemoan...
After throwing a bullpen session with no apparent issues or setbacks on Thursday afternoon, the Washington Nationals are confident (barring any discomfort over the weekend) that Stephen Strasburg will be able to return to the starting rotation on Sunday for a start against the Cleveland Indians.Strasburg threw 56 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday, from which he disclosed that...
The month of June continues to be a painful one for the Clippers who are now 32-34 after another losing week which saw the team go 2-4 in two series against Toledo and Gwinnett. The starting pitching has been throwing better as of late but if Columbus expects to contend for a playoff spot, the rotation will have to delve deeper into games to prevent late-season exhaustion in the...
I can’t really say I am sad to see Henry Rodriguez traded from the Nationals. But I can’t say I’m happy either. It’s not everyday that you get a 100mph fire baller to walk through your doors. Henry Rodriguez just had one problem as a closer…he had no clue where that 100mph fastball was going to end up. It was a roller coaster ride every time he stepped onto the mound. What...
CHARLOTTE- The Columbus Clippers played a doubleheader Friday evening against the Charlotte Knights to make up for Thursday night’s game that was postponed due to heavy rains. Columbus and Charlotte split the night as the Clippers took the first game beating the Knights 5-2, but in the nightcap Charlotte shutout Columbus 1-0.
Trevor Bauer started for the Clippers in the first...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Jason Kipnis had a home run among his three hits and the Cleveland Indians got a series-clinching 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
A night after ending an eight-game losing streak, and a span of 12 losses in a row away from home, the Indians made it consecutive victories to clinch their first road series in a month. They had gone 0-4...
Player of the Game
Justin Masterson was dominant again and struck out 10 batters in seven innings. He allowed just two singles during his time in the game and a single run. It is his team leading 7th Player of the Game (tied with Jason Kipnis), but just his first since May 19th.
The Indians were able to take advantage of off days and move Justin Masterson...
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