Found June 14, 2012 on
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During today's Indians-Reds game, newly acquired Indians reliever Esmil Rogers was facing Reds third baseman Todd Frazier in the fifth inning. Frazier popped the ball foul towards the first base line, and Indians first baseman Carlos Santana (who is typically behind the dish as a catcher for Cleveland) barreled towards the stands to catch the pop up. Santana dove into the seats, and completely leveled a large Reds fan in the front row with a Superman-like dive. Santana and the fan were both down for a few seconds before getting up, seemingly unscathed.
The Indians management had to be holding their breath when seeing Santana make this dive. He missed time in 2010 with a torn ACL after a collision at home plate, and the team recently gave him a five year contract extension. An injury to him would have been catastrophic for the Indians playoff chances.
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Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana (no relation to the legendary rock guitarist) accidentally tackled a fan in the front row while leaping into the stands chasing a foul popup during Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.
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It happened in the top of the fifth inning on a foul popup by Reds third baseman Todd Frazier...
I hope Carlos Santana was honest and said that the only reason he risked diving into the stands to catch that ball was because he knew he had safety measures there in the form of that fan
For the second straight start, Justin Masterson was dominant, striking out nine and blanking the Pirates for seven strong innings, as the Tribe defeated the Buccos 2-0 in front of nearly 32,000 fans at Progressive Field. The Indians broke the scoreless tie in the third with a two-out RBI double by Carlos Santana on a full count that scored Asdrbual Cabrera. In the eighth inning,...
The Indians added newly acquired right-handed reliever Esmil Rogers and optioned Matt LaPorta to Class AAA Columbus. LaPorta, 27, was batting .182 (2 for 11) since being promoted June 3 to replace outfielder Johnny Damon, who was placed on the Paternity List. LaPorta, who lost the first base job to 1B Casey Kotchman in a spring training competition, hit .307 in Columbus, with 14...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Indians added right-handed reliever Esmil Rogers to their roster on Wednesday before a game against the Cincinnati Reds, giving Cleveland a full bullpen for the second game of the intrastate series.
Cleveland got Rogers from Colorado for cash on Tuesday. The 26-year-old reliever went 0-2 with an 8.06 ERA for the Rockies. Manager Manny Acta said the Indians...
Roster Update: Matt LaPorta was sent back to AAA Columbus today to make room for Jairo Asencio, oops, I mean Esmil Rogers. This should be fun while it lasts and by that I mean it shouldn't be any fun at all. It's not like LaPorta blew anyone away with his play since his callup, but it also isn't like they gave him a real chance. During his 8 days with the team he managed...
Jordan Bastian has the story following the Indians’ loss in Cincinnati. Apparently Derek Lowe had some choice words about Reds manager Dusty Baker-
“Dusty will deny it. It has everything to do with him. You can go ask him. He’ll deny it like he has no idea. They’ve been trying to do this [stuff] for years. I’d always come up with men on base. To say it didn’t come from...
Justin Masterson pitched seven effective innings and the Cleveland Indians snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
Masterson (3-6) allowed four hits, struck out nine and ended his own three-game slide. He wriggled out of threats in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings.
Vinnie Pestano worked the eighth and Chris Perez pitched...
Well it was only a matter of time before shots were fired. This morning, Reds manager came back with some harsh comments towards Indians starter Derek Lowe, who last night called Baker out for purposely ordering Mat Latos to throw at him.
These quotes are courtesy of John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer:
“He had some words for me. I really didn’t want to make a public thing...
First it’s with a heavy heart I acknowledge that apparently Root Sports has parted ways with Lacee Collins. She got hit pretty hard, often on this blog, but my god did Pittsburgh fans eat her alive. Hopefully she lands on her feet or heels or sneakers or whatever her preferred choice in footwear may be. [...]
Pirates (32-30) at Indians (32-30)
7:05 PM EST–Progressive Field, Cleveland
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TV: ROOT Sports
The Bucs will try and completely forget that awful Baltimore series as they head in Cleveland this week to take on the Indians for the weekend.
About the Indians:
A couple of strange similarities here: The Pirates and Indians have the same record, run differential...
Football remains the flash point for the still-evolving discussion of concussions and brain injuries in American sports. Last week saw the latest development, as litigation involving thousands of former players coalesced into a master complaint against the NFL.
The issue is less prevalent in baseball, where the risk of neurologic injury is dramatically lower. But the awareness of...
After last night’s game between the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians, Indians starter Derek Lowe <a ... [visit site to read more]
Frazier has emerged as one of the team's
leading run-producers of late
by: Chase Fitzgerald
Ranking the Redlegs' best hitters up onto this point in the season from 10-1. Here we go:
10. Devin Mesoraco It pains me to put Devin Mesoraco at 10th but he has not been having a good year. That may be due to the lack of playing time he is receiving...