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Hot Tribe has survived injuries and legal problems.
The Cleveland Indians are like a
hard-tagged fighter who keeps pulling himself off the canvas with a look of
determination on his bruised and bloody face. This squad has endured injuries,
a tire-fire bullpen, a closer who allegedly gets his weed delivered to him via
post, and a 4-16 stretch that put it 5 1-2 games back of first place at the
beginning of June.
And yet, the Tribe is entering the All-Star break with a 51-44 record, just a game-and-a half back of the Central
Division-leading Detroit Tigers. You could call this 2013 club Team Bounceback.
Go ahead, do it. It feels rather good.
This resilience, above all, has
been the nicest surprise of the season. Fans have been all too used to poor
stretches from this team turning into landslides that bury any hope of
post-season contention. Fair or not, people have stayed away from Progressive
Field due to the Tribe's propensity for falling off th...
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You can consider it a lucky day at the ballpark when you catch a foul ball and manage not to spill your food and drink everywhere. Catching four foul balls? That just sounds like something out of Angels in the Outfield. One Cleveland Indians fan had what you could call the best day at the ballpark Sunday when he caught four foul balls that made their way into the stands. Greg Van...
There are all sorts of goodies in this week’s Minor Happenings report. Tony takes a look at the strides that Triple-A Columbus right-handed reliever Bryan Price has made and if he is on the major league radar, he puts versatile Low-A Lake County infielder Erik Gonzalez under the prospect microscope, he provides a ton of comments from the front office on players up and down the...
At the Advanced-A level, many players realize the odds are agains them that they will ever make it to the major leagues, and even fewer will become superstars and among the most elite players at that level.
The Carolina Mudcats are lucky enough to have a few players this season that have the potential to reach that level, one of which is star center fielder Tyler Naquin. The 15th overall...
GOODYEAR – The AZL Indians took care of business Monday night beating the AZL Dodgers 7-2. Although the AZL Indians looked shaky to begin the evening, they managed to come through with a five run fifth inning to power them past their Central Division rival.
Mitch Brown took the mound for the AZL Indians and, despite battling a slight illness, delivered a gutsy outing for the...
CLEVELAND -- There have been ups and downs, walk-off wins and tough losses. There have been injuries and surprises. But through it all the bottom line cannot be disputed.With 51 wins in the first half of the season, the Indians have set themselves up for an interesting and exciting finish -- one that could very well include a playoff run.In truth, that could probably should be a...
Akron, OH – There was speculation before the game to whether Fransisco Lindor would make his much-anticipated first appearance with the Aeros, and even though he did not, the Aeros did not show any signs of distraction and pulled out a solid 12 against the Erie SeaWolves on Monday night at Canal Park.
The SeaWolves struck first and early against Matt Packer. In the top of the...
Tonight we will be talking about the great first half the Cleveland Indians had. We will be talking with Miss June the winner of the Cleveland Sports 360 Girl of the Month of June winner. We will find out what she thinks about the Indians chances of carrying the same success the Indians had into the second half of the season. The Indians are sending 2 guys to the All-Star game...
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Naturally with the All-Star Game on Tuesday someone asked Jason Kipnis is he would want Alex Rodriguez as a teammate.
“It depends on people,” Kipnis said, via USA Today. “We’re already teammates with (Jason) Giambi and we know he went through the whole process and he’s not afraid to talk about it. He’s very open about it...
GOODYEAR – The losing streak finally ended Saturday night in Goodyear as the AZL Indians scratched and clawed their way to a solid, 4-3 victory over the AZL Angels.
Indians reliever Anthony Vizcaya, who came on in relief of starting pitcher Sean Brady, threw five strong innings of relief and redeemed himself after the nightmare outing that he had on July 7th against the Rangers...
The Cleveland Indians and Scott Kazmir continue to prove the critics wrong. They both continue to win when the baseball world thinks otherwise.
Kazmir picked up his fifth win of the season Saturday when he held the upstart Kansas City Royals to two runs over six innings. The Indians now sit 1.5 games out of first place trailing the juggernaut Detroit Tigers.
Kazmir is fourth...
Ubaldo Jimenez has pitched worse each successive time he has faced the Kansas City Royals this year heading into his fourth such outing.
Kansas City has to like its chances of avoiding a sweep by Jimenez's Cleveland Indians with James Shields on the mound.
The visiting Royals have had trouble hitting Jimenez this year but they have won eight straight outings by Shields heading...
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Jose Ramirez: SS, Columbus Clippers: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B:
You can’t keep a good player down, and in this case, a great player. Ramirez is ripping the cover off the ball. Over his...
Player of the Game
Lonnie Chisenhall was involved in almost all the Indians' scoring and them some tonight, with his grand slam scoring all but one of the Tribe's runs in the game. He also doubled later in the game. Chisenhall finished with a POG score of 7.38, making this his best game of the year. He just nudged out tonight's starter, Scott Kazmir, who threw 6.1...
Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis continually proves to be the spark plug for the Indians offense and today he came through in every possible way. He knocked in the first run in the first inning with a sacrifice fly, then later knocked in another with a single. He ended the day with a double in the eighth inning. He also walked twice during the game, allowing him to reach base...
I don't have to preach how important it is have starting pitching. I'm constantly on the look out for pitchers that can be bought cheap, some times even for free. Just like at a garage sale, looking for pitching takes a little bit of time and maybe just a drive by to see if something catches your eye. This week, let's look at two starting pitchers that just might be worth...