Found August 08, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
It is absolutely incredible what is going on with my beloved Indians right now. Even if you hired a Hollywood screen writer to tell the story of the now 11-game losing streak, he or she couldn’t come up with the storyline of these last three games.
Sunday’s implosion was one for the ages, as the Indians scored three times in the tenth inning, only to watch the Detroit Tigers get five in the bottom of the frame, capped off by a Miguel Cabrera walk-off homer. That was the end of a nine-game road trip in which they lost all nine. Then came Monday night’s debacle where the visiting Minnesota Twins scored 10 times in the second inning on their way to a 14-3 beat down of the Tribe.
But just when you think things can’t possibly get worse, last night’s game comes along.
“This is a hard one,” Indians manager Manny Acta said. “Guys played their hearts out.”
Lets just fast forward to the fun parts, shall we?
The Indians led 5-1 heading into the seventh inning. You know what that means – the ba...
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Following the likes of Johnny Damon and Derek Lowe, veteran infielder — and one-time clean-up hitter — Jose Lopez has been designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians.
Lopez was hitting .249 with 13 doubles, four home runs and 28 runs batted in during 66 games with the Indians. He was designated for assignment earlier in the season, but cleared waivers and was later assigned...
I realized something during the 14-3 shellacking laid on the Indians Monday night. I’ve written about this team since the beginning of the 2008 season—not quite five full seasons. This is the third losing streak of at least ten games that I’ve covered.
This seems like a lot, right? I mean, three losing streaks of at least 10 games in less than five seasons? I don’t know....
One day after snapping an 11-game losing streak, the Cleveland Indians fired pitching coach Scott Radinsky.
Ruben Niebla was named an interim replacement Thursday before Cleveland opened a four-game home series against Boston.
Cleveland also put designated hitter Travis Hafner on the disabled list with a sore lower back and recalled infielder Jason Donald from Triple-A Columbus...
Designated hitter Travis Hafner was placed on the disabled list by the Indians with lower back inflammation. Hafner had an MRI on Wednesday and was placed on the disabled list for the second time this season Thursday. He missed six weeks with a right knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery. Hafner is hitting just .239 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 60 games. Infielder...
Through most of their roller coaster season, the Cleveland Indians have been able to count on two areas of the team to perform consistently: the defense and the back of the bullpen. Both areas collapsed Tuesday night, and Cleveland lost its 11th game in a row. Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, second baseman Jason Kipnis and first baseman Casey Kotchman all made errors in the last three...
Infielder Jose Lopez was designated for assignment by the Indians after batting .249 with four home runs and 29 RBI in 66 games this season. Right-handed pitcher Frank Herrmann was recalled from Class AAA Columbus, where he had a 2-2 record with seven saves in nine chances and a 4.28 ERA in 39 appearances. Herrmann had allowed 23 earned runs in 48 1/3 innings pitched.
Outfielder Johnny Damon and right-handed pitcher Jeremy Accardo were released Thursday by the Indians, who were unable to deal the veterans after designating them for assignment last week. Damon hit .222 in 64 games with Cleveland after signing April 17. The 38-year-old is in his 17th season in the majors. He played 56 games in left field and was also used as designated hitter...
By: Eric Grinnell
If you haven’t caught the first three posts of the series, the gist of it is that I’m analyzing the Indians current organization to determine who deserves the blame for the disappointing ’12 season and the disappointment of the past decade. Today I’m looking at former GM and current team President Mark Shapiro, and current GM Chris...
The Cleveland Indians broke their losing streak with a when yesterday, tonight they start a four game series against the Red Sox. The Red Sox on paper are a much tougher team than the Twins, the Indians will be sending Ubaldo Jimenez to the mound to open the series against Boston. Hopefully, Ubaldo got a lift in spirit from Justin Masterson’s performance. Jimenez has had an up...
Manager Manny Acta found it difficult to explain the Cleveland Indians' dismal losing streak, which finally ended one defeat short of tying the franchise record.
The Boston Red Sox are also searching for answers.
The Red Sox look to avoid a third straight loss Thursday night as they open a crucial 10-game road trip with the first of four in Cleveland.
The Indians (51-60) fell...
Roster Update: The Indians added Frank Herrmann to their overworked bullpen. To make room for him, they designated Jose Lopez for assignment.
Player of the Game
Shelley Duncan did not have any errors as tongiht's DH, so he is today's Player of the Game. Not only was Duncan error-less, but he also hit a 2 run home run in the second inning, giving him a score of 4.40...
The Monday Takeaway
The Indians must have been relieved when they sent the Twins down in order, then loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the first inning, after returning home from a brutal, 0-9 road trip. Cleveland had fallen to 50-58 on the season, a likely insurmountable 9 ½ games behind the first-place White Sox, but at least the pain of Sunday afternoon’s...
First Pitch: Thursday 7:05, Friday 7:05, Saturday 6:05, Sunday 1:05
Arms: Thursday: LHP Felix Doubront (10-5, 4.56) vs. RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (8-11, 5.29)
Friday: RHP Clay Buchholz (9-3, 4.48) vs. LHP Chris Seddon (0-0, 7.71)
Saturday: LHP Franklin Morales (3-2, 3.14) vs. RHP Zach McAllister (4-4, 3.60)
Sunday: LHP Jon Lester (5-10, 5.36) vs. RHP Corey Kluber (0-0, 6.10)