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Indians' Carlos Santana kisses Terry Francona's head as part of pregame ritual

The Cleveland Indians (54-38) surprisingly hold a 5 1/2-game lead in the AL Central over the Detroit Tigers (49-44). Their pitching has been stellar, holding the sixth-best ERA in all of baseball, and their bats have been equally great having scored the sixth-most runs, too.But perhaps the biggest reason why the Indians have been such a pleasant surprise is because of Carlos Santana...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland's Santana a different kind of leadoff hitter

As a 210-pound power hitter, Carlos Santana doesn't exactly fit the prototype of the traditional leadoff man. But Cleveland manager Terry Francona has become comfortable topping the lineup with his slugging designated hitter. ''Speed's always good, but at the top of the order, you want guys on base,'' Francona said. ''You don't want to clog the bases, but you want guys on base for...
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June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians end losing skid on Carlos Santana walk-off homer

Morning News & Notes, June 18, 2016 The Indians tried very hard to  waste a great pitching performance from Trevor Bauer, but Carlos Santana refused to let Nate Jones get away with the third straight slider in the same location, launching the 0-2 pitch into the stands for a walk-off homer that ended the Tribe's three-game losing skid and kept the team in first place. Cleveland...
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June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Carlos Santana has brought back the toe tap

An old piece of Carlos Santana's swing made a reappearance this past week in Cincy. Which is something. As the Cleveland Indians thrashed the Cincinnati Reds this past week, outscoring the southerners 42-16 over the four-game stretch, DH/1B Carlos Santana figured into the final score more often than not. Santana hit .417/.529/.917, with a pair of homers and walking four times. It’s...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Listen to Tom Hamilton call Carlos Santana’s “prodigious grand slam!”

The fireworks guy had no trouble doing his job this time. The Indians won 12-1 on Friday night against Chris Sale and the White Sox. They scored six of those runs in one inning, capped off by a monster grand slam by Carlos Santana. Thankfully Tom Hamilton was there to make the call as he always is. He referred to it as “prodigious,” which was pretty cool even if it’s also kind...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

On sluggers, arbitrary milestones, and Carlos Santana

When the Cleveland Indians were at their peak from 1995-2001, they had the biggest, baddest offense in the league. It was a glorious time to love the sport of baseball in Northeast Ohio. During that seven-year stretch — the height of MLB’s steroid era — the Tribe ranked top-two in baseball in total runs, doubles, home runs, batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Should The Indians Trade Carlos Santana?

Make no bones about it, Carlos Santana‘s season has been the most disappointing of any Indians player this season. While much improved over the last few games, Santana’ batting line is a disappointing .221/.352/.381 with 10 home runs through 82 games played. If the season ended today, his 112 wRC+ rating would by far be the lowest of his career. Much of Santana’s struggles...
Via Burning River Baseball
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

A look at Carlos Santana’s BABIP woes

If you think batting average is a good way to measure a player’s skill, then this article most likely isn’t for you. Because in this article, you’ll learn that Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana has been an above-average hitter in 2015 despite his batting average flirting with the Mendoza Line and despite him having one of the league’s lowest BABIP. Before we...
Via The Outside Corner
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The makeup of the 2019 Cleveland Indians lineup

It’s hard to predict the makeup of a major league roster in five years.  In sports, all it takes is one injury to end or derail a promising career.  Besides the obvious injury factor, you never know if a player is going to exceed or fall short of expectations and contract value. Who would’ve thought Michael Brantley would finish third in the MVP race this past season?  Corey...
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Santana…surprise, surprise….AL Player of the Week

After tearing apart the Kansas City Royals this weekend, it was no shocker that Tribe first baseman/DH Carlos Santana has been named American League Player of the Week. Over his last six games, Carlos has had quite the run. How does 14-23, six homers, three doubles, 10 RBIs, eight runs scored sound to you? Pretty good. With his walking abilities in tow, Santana has reached base 20...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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