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Clutch Hitting Burying Tribe

Games like Wednesday afternoon’s 12-1 thrashing of the Kansas City Royals give Tribe fans a glimpse of what might have been. It is also frustrating to see what the Indians, picked by some this past offseason as a World Series contender, can do when clicking on all cylinders. Wednesday’s home win went just as the team drew things up to go this season. Ace and reigning American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

No Support for Kluber as Tribe Drops Another; White Sox 6, Indians 0

The White Sox took game two of their four-game series against the Indians and Corey Kluber, 6-0, on Friday night. Chicago manufactured a run in the third Jose Abreu homered in the sixth, before the White Sox got four in the eighth, the last two on an Alexei Ramirez dribbler off the first—base bag. Kluber continues to have the worst run support among AL starters. W: Jose Quintana...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hard-luck Kluber: Ace's record far from indicative of performance

Pitching far better than his record indicates, Corey Kluber is grateful anytime the Cleveland Indians can be productive at plate. After receiving more than enough run support in his last outing, Kluber tries to win consecutive starts for the second time this season Friday night against the visiting Chicago White Sox. In danger of perhaps becoming the AL's first 11-game loser, Kluber...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fangraphs Trade Value Rankings: Four Indians make top 50

Fangraphs released their annual trade value rankings over the All-Star break that attempts to gauge the most valuable players in MLB as a function of talent, age, and contract status. So, younger players with more team control will usually win out over older players even if the youth have statistics that lag slightly behind as older players tend to be more expensive with statistics...
Via Waiting For Next Year
11 days ago  |  Discuss

7/18 Recap: Bats Forget Kluber Is Pitching, Score 9 Runs.

Player of the Game Carlos Santana had a fantastic game tonight, extending his recent streak of great play. He had 2 doubles, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, and 1 stolen base. He has steadily risen out of the basement of mediocre play and is slowly approaching the levels we have grown accustomed to these last 5 years. Feathers Up The Indians got things going early tonight, giving Corey...
Via Burning River Baseball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Making sense of advanced pitching statistics

If you missed it, we already delved into the layman definitions of advanced hitting statistics. This post is a look into the pitching side of all of those crazy abbreviations and acronyms. Corey Kluber will go into the MLB All-Star break with a 4-10 record to go along with a 3.38 ERA. Despite those mediocre numbers, there is an undercurrent of analyst and fan feedback that is attempting...
Via Waiting For Next Year
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Gray Shuts Out Tribe to End First Half; Athletics 2, Indians 0

Corey Kluber dominated again on Sunday afternoon, allowing just two runs in eight innings, but Sonny Gray was even better, allowing just two hits in his third career shutout in a 2-0 Oakland win. Despite dropping the final two against Oakland, the Indians still have won nine of their last 14 games entering the All-Star break. Kluber fell to 4-10 but again fell victim to poor run...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ball Played: Brantley, Kluber’s blank expression blanks Astros

Corey Kluber getting left off of the American League All-Star team has left many analysts who favor advanced statistics baffled, as he is having another strong season when looking at stats like FIP, WAR, K%, SIERA, among others1 . Of course, when looking at his record (4-9 personal record or 5-13 team record when he starts) and ERA (3.45) an old-school analyst can wonder why there...
Via Waiting For Next Year
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Kluber rides the high strike into history

Corey Kluber just regressed very quickly. After a high-profile winless start to his post-Cy Young-winning campaign that had many wondering what was wrong with him, the Cleveland right-hander struck out 18 Cardinals yesterday over eight innings, allowing only one hit and no walks along the way. In reality, there was nothing wrong with Kluber; his […]
Via Fangraphs
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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