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8/17 Recap: Brantley’s Return Awakens Offense

Player of the Game The Indians entire offense was involved in one way or another tonight, but the biggest contributor was Lonnie Chisenhall, who takes his third award of the season. His two run, fourth inning double gave the Indians the lead and his sixth inning solo home run extended it to six runs. Overall, he went 2/4 with two runs scored and three RBI. Feathers Up It took...
Via Burning River Baseball
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brantley out, day-to-day with shoulder inflammation

The day after an uncharacteristic 0-for-4 outing versus the New York Yankees, Michael Brantley will miss Friday’s game between the Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins with shoulder inflammation. The Indians have not announced the source of the injury or how long it has been bothering him. Michael Brantley had sat out of Wednesday’s game against the New York Yankees, but...
Via Waiting For Next Year
16 days ago  |  Discuss

What happened to the Indians this season?

The Cleveland Indians were a popular pick to make the playoffs this season. Yours truly felt that Cleveland would coast to the AL Central title following an 85-win 2014. But things obviously haven’t gone according to plans. Through 113 games, the Tribe are 53-60, a whopping 14.5 games behind the Royals in the AL Central. Something went wrong with this team this season, and a...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Wins on Brantley Walk Off in 16th; Indians 5, Yankees 4

The Indians won on Michael Brantley walkoff single in the 16th inning on Tuesday night, the club’s third straight win. Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor each singled, the third hit of each’s night. Brantley then roped a single to right, scoring Ramirez and setting off a wild celebration in left field. The Indians led, 2-0, through five, on RBI singles by Carlos Santana and...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley and Aggression

We love the deep dive here, and often it’s mechanical — this player raised or lowered his hands, or altered the grip on his pitch, or changed his foot tap. Sometimes, though, the dive can start from a place as simple as a change in mindset and approach. Like when you ask Michael Brantley what the key to his late-career power breakout was. He shakes off the suggestion that he...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Michael Brantley escape from a Gatorade bath

Michael Brantley was the eventual hero in the Cleveland Indians’ 16-inning win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, and just like any veteran, he knew what was coming his way. In a post-game interview with Tribe sideline reporter Andre Knott in the wee hours of the night, Brantley, mid-sentence, took off for second base as Francisco Lindor (who has wasted no time getting...
Via Waiting For Next Year
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians rally for split in Milwaukee behind Brantley

Michael Brantley went 4-for-5 in leading the Indians back from a three-run deficit in a 7-5 win in Milwaukee on Wednesday. The Tribe went 3-2 on a quick five-game road trip after the All-Star break, improving to 26-22 on the road – the third-best road record in the Majors. The Brewers knocked Cody Anderson – who’d allowed just three earned runs in his first four big-league...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

SI predicts Indians title, 'cover jinx' feared

People are starting to believe in the Cleveland Indians, and it’s not just Tribe fans anymore. On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated tweeted a photo of a cover for their upcoming 2015 MLB preview issue. The cover featured Indians stars Michael Brantley and a smiling Corey Kluber, something that has become a rarity to see. Underneath the “Wait till this year” headline, the cover also...
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Indians turn unconventional triple play

The Cleveland Indians turned one of the coolest and most unconventional triple plays you'll ever see in Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The triple play was so unique, it was challenged twice—first by the Indians, then by the Dodgers. At the end of the day, the Indians won the review, and the 7-2-4 triple play was officially in the books. Let's watch the magic...
Via The Sports Daily
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Ball Girl Makes Remarkable Leaping Catch On Michael Brantley Liner (Video)

The Boston Red Sox might have found the answer to their outfield woes in their ball girl. During Thursday’s night game against the Cleveland Indians, outfielder Michael Brantley sent a screaming line drive foul down the right field line that was headed right toward the seats. But the scorching liner never even reached the fans because the Red Sox ball girl made a web-gem worthy...
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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