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Richmond's three home runs too much for Akron, Ducks lose 8-2.

AKRON, OH. — The Flying Squirrels hit three home runs in their win in game two of a three-game series on Tuesday night. The RubberDucks have now dropped six straight games and seven of their last eight. “This is a good team. There’s a reason they’ve won as many games as they have,” said manager David Wallace. Richmond struck first in the third inning when Myles Schroder and Skyler...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bauer, Swisher, and a theory on baseball aesthetics

Jon is in a bit of a writing rut, so he’s asking the WFNY gang to help him get out of it. After circulating some juicy topics around WFNY Headquarters, Craig said he was interested in talking Trevor Bauer, Nick Swisher, Travis Hafner, and what it means to like some players more than others.  So we did that. We’ve got some more of these in the hopper and we’ll try to keep...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Big League Ready? Lindor Has Major League Work Ethic and Humility

Last Wednesday afternoon, Francisco Lindor finished batting practice in Altoona, Pa. and looked out across the field as the best players in the Eastern League prepared for their All-Star Game. While he might not admit it, he was the best player on the field. Lindor, the highest rated prospect in the game, has been an All-Star at every level of the minor leagues he has played in and...

Indians 3, Twins 4: It smelled funny from the start

8:29 PM – We join our heroes in Minneapolis, during the top of the second inning after an uneventful first. Much has been made in the booth of the fact that this is the Indians’ first trip back to Target Field since clinching their 2013 playoff spot.  That is somewhat hard to believe.  I find it much easier to believe that Roberto Perez just grounded into an inning-ending double...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Sports Coloring Book Gets Sequel of Happy Moments

It’s a good time to be a Cleveland sports fan. Well, it’s not an acutely painful time to be a Cleveland sports fan – which is what passes for optimism. And Scott O’Brien was so giddy after a certain Northeast Ohio native returned to Cleveland from Florida, he started working on a sequel to his children’s coloring book, “Why Is Daddy Sad On Sunday,” about the trials...

Indians Injury Update: Asdrubal Cabrera exits

Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera had to exit Monday’s game against the Twins due to lower back spasms, according to Alex M. Smith of MLB.com.#451659870 / gettyimages.comCabrera tweaked his back while fielding a ground ball in the second inning and ended up being pinch-hit for before his second at-bat. You can click here to view the video.This season, Cabrera has a line of .247...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Week 16 MLB Transaction Trends: The Return of Danny Salazar

Having racked up 39 strikeouts over his last 31 IP at Triple-A, Salazar is returning to the bigs (Photo: Carlos Osorio/Associated Press). With the extra long Week 15 finally over, Fantasy Baseball owners have a full set of roster moves to play with once again as they continue to re-tool their team for the seasons second half. Here we look at the most common moves being made by position...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Lindor promoted to AAA Columbus

Francisco Lindor is now one step away from the Majors. Following Monday's minor-league games, the Indians announced that the 20-year old, who is the organization's top prospect, has been promoted from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus. Lindor was promoted to Akron at this point last year and many were wondering if the Indians would follow the same time frame in moving him...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians update: Masterson, Bourn and Cabrera

After going five innings on Sunday, the Indians decided that Justin Masterson needed one more rehab start. Manager Terry Francona told reporters before Monday's game against the Twins that Masterson would start for Columbus on Friday against Norfolk. In Sunday's start against Indianapolis, the right-hander worked five innings and threw 71 pitches with 47 being strikes. Masterson...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Confidence building for surging Indians

The Cleveland Indians couldn't overcome a rare poor performance offensively in dropping their series finale against the AL Central leaders, but they're feeling confident moving forward versus the Minnesota Twins. The surging Indians look to build on a promising start to their longest road swing of the season as they go after a seventh straight victory at Target Field in the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers surrender late-lead, fall To Indians, 7-5

COLUMBUS, OH – When you play a team ten consecutive times, you are going to be happy to see the back of them. That’s probably how the Columbus Clippers (54-49) and Indianapolis Indians (56-47) felt on Sunday evening after the Indians 7-5 win, one which wrapped up a slate of ten-straight games between the two squads. Sunday’s game looked like it was going in the Clippers favor...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: San Francisco has interest in Indians' Mike Aviles, Asdrubal Cabrera

The Giants are back to being alone in first place.  They look like they're playoff bound barring a meltdown but that won't stop them from attempting to pick up another bat that can help the stagnant production at second base.  Jon Morosi tweets out an update:As I just said on @MLBONFOX pregame, Giants considering Asdrubal Cabrera and Mike Aviles as trade options -- *if...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians cruise past Clippers in standings after 15-5 win

COLUMBUS, OH - Top of the first and the Indianapolis Indians went to town. A single homer blasted into left field got the Indians on the board and they were not through. A three-run homer followed by a two run big fly put the Indians atop the Clippers 6-0 going into the bottom of the first. Toru Murata made the start for the Clippers and attempted to get his first triple-a win,...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Dickerson Homers, Santana Double Lead Tribe to Sweep; Indians 5, Tigers 2

Chris Dickerson wowed Indians fans with a pair of home runs Saturday night, but it was Carlos Santana who saved the day, hitting a three-run double in the top of the ninth that ultimately provided the margin of victory in a 5-2 win in the nightcap of a doubleheader. The win gave the Indians the sweep of the doubleheader. It’s their third win in a row since the All-Star break, all...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kipnis and Swisher break out for Tribe

If Friday’s win in Detroit was any sign of things to come for the Indians in the second-half, then buckle your seatbelts for a wild ride. Fresh off of a nice All-Star break of rest and relaxation for all Indians minus Michael Brantley, the Indians flashed their guns in game-one of the second-half in Detroit. The Tribe came rallying back from down 3-0 to topple the Tigers with...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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