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The Cleveland Indians are a team that can’t take advantage of the opportunities that come their way. Today Jack Hannahan came to the plate with the bases loaded. The Indians were on top of the Seattle Mariners 1-0 at the time. The Indians were in a position to put pressure on the Mariners and Hannahan stuck out. This is one example of why the Indians have already lost 11 games in a row and now are on a 8 game losing streak. The Indians don’t take advantage of a key situation when it presents itself.
Either the guys that come to the plate in these key situations are trying to hard to hit the ball out of the park or they strike out. The Indians need to do the basics to win games. In a situation you need to pull the ball down the line and then you score 2 runs the easy way. Good hitters on teams that win find a way to do that. The Indians have no one on the team that they can count on in clutch situations. When you’re on a losing streak and you have a chance to put more runs on the boa...
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Now experiencing soreness in his right knee, outfielder Grady Sizemore is officially done for the 2012 season, a year in which he played zero games after being signed to a one-year deal in the offseason.
Missing the bulk of the season following a Spring Training back injury, the 30-year-old Sizemore has undergone operations on his back, left elbow and both knees, along with a pair...
It’s never been done in the history of the game where 25 guys get released. They should relax. If one guy is going to go, it’s going to be me, not them. So relax and play the game. They’re trying too hard. [...] It comes down to relaxing. Things can’t get any worse right now, so we might as well play the game right, go hard and have some fun. It’s easier said than done...
The losing is getting to everyone. How can is not? And its not just the fact that they actually lose seemingly every day, its the spectacular fashion in which they do.
I’m not one for moral victories, but at least the Indians were in all three games this series with Seattle and didn’t get blown out. Somewhere, I can hear Harry Doyle say “you have to give ‘em credit, at least...
Cleveland Indians' right-hander Josh Tomlin will have Tommy John surgery Wednesday, ending his season and likely leaving him sidelined for most of 2013.
Dr. Lewis Yocum will perform the operation in California, the team announced on Tuesday. While Tomlin's ulnar collateral ligament is not completely torn, it's been compromised to the point where surgery is necessary...
Yesterday, the video of Cleveland Indians’ closer Chris Perez interacting with an Oakland A’s fan went all over the internet. Perez is known as a hot head, but this is just awesome.
The first rule of thumb is; 1) don’t listen to stupid fans yelling, 2) don’t go over to the stands and engage in fans, and 3) most importantly – don’t say “get your d$ck out of your mouth”...
Well, at least it was over quickly.
Bot 5th: Seattle
- E. Thames homered to deep right
Top 7th: Cleveland
- C. Kotchman singled to shortstop, C. Santana scored, M. Brantley to second
Bot 7th: Seattle
- J. Jaso ground rule double to deep left center, M. Saunders scored, K. Seager to third
- J. Montero homered to deep left, K. Seager and J. Jaso...
This has been the most difficult stretch we’ve had as owners. At the end of July, we were in the playoffs or on the verge of the playoffs having just beat [Detroit starter Justin] Verlander, then it all fell apart. We have to understand what happened and I’m not going to make judgments on [the future of the front office] right now. But it’s certainly been a very, very difficult...
Indians owner Paul Dolan says manager Manny Acta's job is safe for now, and that he's not planning any overhaul of the team's front office despite Cleveland's stunning losing skid.
Perplexed as anyone by the Indians losing 21 of 25 games, Dolan said Thursday night that he has no immediate plans to dismiss Acta, who's in his third season and under contract for...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Cleveland Indians' right-hander Josh Tomlin will have Tommy John surgery Wednesday, ending his season and likely leaving him sidelined for most of 2013.
Dr. Lewis Yocum will perform the operation in California, the team announced on Tuesday. While Tomlin's ulnar collateral ligament is not completely torn, it's been compromised to the point where surgery...
Yesterday, I uttered the phrase “I didn’t know what to say anymore” about this Indians team. 24 hours later, once again, they have left me speechless in the way they lost yet another game, their sixth in a row, this time to Eric Wedge and the Seattle Mariners. The days of good pitching, great defense, and timely hitting are long gone at this point. Now it’s essentially becoming...
Injury Update: Josh Tomlin is scheduled to recieve Tommy John surgery to repair his right elbow. This means he will likely miss all of 2013, just like Carlos Carrasco has missed all of this one after his Tommy John surgery. As far as the Indians roster goes, it will free up one more 40 man spot as Tomlin can be placed on the 60 Day DL instead of the 15.
The Cleveland Indians continue their decent to the basement of the American League central division, Roberto Hernandez didn’t pitch that bad, the Indians couldn’t get any runs across the plate. The Seattle hitters only Hit the former Fausto Carmona 3 times but the Tribe couldn’t get their offense going once again. Jason Kipnis made it clear he wasn’t going to give Felix...
Let's just say before we get into this story, we aren't defending either side in this one, because they were both wrong.
Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez had a rather NSFW "discussion" with an Oakland A's fan who, according to our friends at Larry Brown Sports, had been harassing him for years.
This time, the...
Mullet-wearing, mouth-shooting, save-scrounging, former-razor-abandoning closer Chris Perez of our very own Cleveland Indians can be quite a character. If it's not his look on the mound (I personally loved the firebreathing, hair waiving, crazy persona he brings to the mound), it's his fired up personality after getting a save, the same on-field antics that certainly can...
Another gem for the King
The Headline: timely offense and a Felix Hernandez gem were all the Mariner’s needed for this win.
Seattle Mariners 5, Cleveland Indians 1
When: 10:10 ET, Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle
Umpires: Home — Chris Conroy, 1B — Mark Carlson, 2B — Wally Bell, 3B — Ed Hickox