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Cleveland Indians left fielder Ezequiel Carrera made the catch of the day on Wednesday, robbing Justin Smoak of extra bases in the bottom of the fourth inning at Safeco Field.
Carrera, a second year player from Venezuela, is batting .340 in 53 plate appearances this season. He has been a bright spot on an otherwise disappointing Indians team this season.
BEST OF MAXIM
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 Indians have lost 8 in a row, which is sadly not even close to a season high.
Bot 1st: Seattle
- M. Saunders homered to deep right
Top 6th: Cleveland
- C. Kotchman singled, S. Choo scored, C. Santana to third
Bot 8th: Seattle
- E. Thames doubled to shallow right, K. Seager and J. Jaso scored, E. Thames to third on second baseman J. Kipnis’...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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
Player of the Game
With another great game, Zach McAllister takes his fourth Player of the Game of the season. His 12th positive game out of 15 (see the Player of the Game explanation for an in depth look at how the scoring works) gives him a total score for the year of 32.2, the highest of any starting pitcher. There are three relief pitchers with higher total scores than McAllister...
And why would he? Being an All Star relief pitcher for a Cleveland Indians club that’s twelve and a half games back in the worst division in baseball means never having to say you’re sorry. Even when you respond to some heckling from an anonymous Oakland fan who points out your team’s place in the standings by saying that you “don’t give a ****” because you make a lot...
The Oakland A's were able to rebound after their disappointing road trip to sweep the Cleveland Indians over the weekend and regain their footing after a week-long stumble. But they lost the first game of this week’s series against the Minnesota Twins, a team that came into the series losers of nine of 10. Then, the A's front office sprung into action.