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9/19 Recap: Francona’s Strange Decisions Cost Tribe Win

Player of the Game Michael Brantley was one of four Indians hitters with at least two hits tonight and both went for extra bases. His solo home run broke the tie in the sixth and, although the Indians added an insurance run the next inning, his home run allowed the Indians to keep the lead when the Twins scored in the bottom of the inning. Brantley also extended his hitting streak...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brantley: 'We're in this thing until they tell me we're out of it'

The Cleveland Indians' slim playoff hopes are fading fast and they may be out of it entirely by the time they leave Houston if they can't contain Jose Altuve. Cleveland will look to avoid a fifth straight loss Tuesday night against the Astros. The Indians fell 3-1 in Monday's opener, a fourth straight loss that dropped them six games back of the AL's second wild-card...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

9/13: Shaw Blows Season

Player of the Game Michael Brantley took a note from Carlos Santana with a two run home run to right in the first inning that gave the Indians the early lead. He added another hit in the eight with a single, but it was the home run that provided the majority of the Indians scoring. Feathers Up The Indians started the game off hustling, which was a good thing since, in all reasonableness...
Via Burning River Baseball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Brantley as Humble as Cousin is Smooth

Justin Brantley has every right to have an ego. The 23 year-old from Hudson, New York, is spending his first professional baseball season on a team that is about to make the play-offs. He boasts a 4-0 record, 1.36 ERA, and has two saves  in 23 relief appearances for the Lake County Captains this season. He has given up only six runs — all earned — and is holding opposing batters...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
23 days ago  |  Discuss

On Michael Brantley’s surprisingly bad defensive metrics

“Shortstops make most plays. One remembers good plays made longer than one remembers plays not made.” Let’s dub this a “Derek Jeter.” By now, better defensive stats have become somewhat mainstream in baseball analysis. In general, we should now know that errors and assists aren’t the only statistics available. On the highest and most nerdtastic level, there’s Ultimate...
Via Waiting For Next Year
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brantley Robbed of Hit in AL All-Star Win

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley made his All-Star Game debut on Tuesday night as the American League defeated the National League by a 5-3 final from Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Brantley took over in center field for the AL team in the top of the sixth inning, joining former Indians starting pitcher Scott Kazmir, who replaced Detroit starter Max Scherzer...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Brantley honored to be a first time All-Star

CLEVELAND -- What many have thought for most of the season became official on Sunday night -- Michael Brantley is an All-Star. Brantley became the 106th player in Indians history to be named to the All-Star Game as he was voted in by the players to participate in the July 15 game at Target Field in Minneapolis. He was sixth in the final fan voting. "I don't know if you can...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 06, 2014  |  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...
Via The Sports Daily
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brantley is carrying on the family legacy on the mound

Baseball bloodlines have become an integral part of the game. The Alomars, the Ripkens, the Molinas. The Niekro knuckleball danced its way through generations. Ken Griffey Jr. once played alongside his father, solidifying one of baseball’s greatest father-son moments. Baseball seems to be a genetic trait, and the Brantley family is no different. Michael Brantley has taken the...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 30, 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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