Second Thoughts Game #131: Chicago 3, Cleveland 2

After more dramatics from Zach Walters on Tuesday, Corey Kluber took the mound on Wednesday in a game where the Indians were the heavy favorites. The White Sox were losers of seven straight and 14 of their last 18. Meanwhile, the Indians had their ace on the mound, had won three straight, and were facing a pitcher they’d hit well all season.  It didn’t matter.  Kluber gave...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts: Indians continue to lack consistency

Consistency Nowhere to be Found Inconsistency is the only thing that’s been consistent with the Indians this season. Their latest feat has been the offense’s struggles to back a starting pitching staff that has pitched well of late. It wasn’t much more than a week ago where the big question was where the team was going to find starters to complement Corey Kluber. Then they...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts: The kids are alright

While it gives me a chance to quote one of my favorite bands of all time, The Who, there is truth in saying "the kids are alright" for the Indians this season. The Tribe now has a strong rookie contingent on their major league roster due to injuries and trades and it's starting to pay off. Newcomer Zach Walters made his presence known in Cleveland with a walk-off home...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians displaying outfield depth

CLEVELAND -- Next man up has been a phrase that has been commonly used in the NFL for years. For the past month it can also apply to the Indians' outfield. When Michael Bourn went down with a hamstring injury a month ago, Chris Dickerson was acquired in a trade and got a hit in eight of his first 11 games. With David Murphy on the shelf for the next 4-5 weeks, the Indians are...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

This Week in Tribe 8/11-17

As has seemed a microcosm of the Indians season, the Indians ended a four game winning streak with a four game losing streak. The upcoming week in Indians baseball should be a little easier however, as they play just five games in the next seven days. This should be incredibly useful as the team is obviously worn down with injuries and exhaustion. In addition to Michael Bourn, Nick...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

August Can Be A Pain

Win/Loss record aside, the Indians have had some major problems with injuries over the first half of August. The outfield has been the site for most of these and Terry Francona has been scrambling all month to field three men who can run and provide at least a little offense. In all, Chris Dickerson, Nick Swisher, David Murphy and Michael Brantley have all dealt with problems of...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Firm of Morgan, Dickerson & Bourn

Earlier this week, the Indians announced the outright release of Nyjer Morgan along with the rehab assignment of Michael Bourn returning from the DL. While the release of Morgan is disappointing as the veteran outfielder brought a surprising amount of energy and ability on both sides of the ball. It was this energetic play that caused his injury in the first place as he decided too...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

08/03 Recap: Yu Believe In Miracles? YES!

Player Of The Game David Murphy earns this afternoon’s honors. He had the only Indians RBI’s on the afternoon to go along with two hits and one walk. Feathers Up Not much to write here. The 7 1/3 innings pitched by Bauer was a career high. Previous high was 7 IP on 7/8 against the Yankees. He is lengthening his arm and ready to end the season on a good note. Chris Dickerson...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Injury Update: Yan Gomes, Chris Dickerson, Michael Bourn

Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes was not in the team's lineup for Sunday's contest against the Texas Rangers.'s Alec Shirkey tweeted that a stiff neck was responsible for Gomes' absence. Outfielder Chris Dickerson was also out for the third consecutive game with a left knee issue while another OF, Michael Bourn, is still trying to get healthy enough...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rolling MLB Trade Tracker 2014

Keep this sheet on reload, folks. We'll be updating with the latest MLB trades and their info all day long.It's simple, top of the chart is the latest trade: Team X acquired Player Y from Team Z. Players written in bold (or just Ctrl+F them).Click on the stories for more info.Indians acquire Chris Dickerson from Pirates.Cardinals acquire John Lackey from Red Sox for Allen...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

One Through Nine, One Game At A Time

The Indians once had a manager who made the team’s mantra for one season “one through nine, one game at a time.” That manager would have loved the current incarnation of the Indians offense. Unlike his offense from 2003 through 2009, the Indians don’t depend on one or two players who were expected to hit 30 home runs and knock in 100 runs every year. Since players like that...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

7/21 Recap: Tribe Waits To Long & Loses To Twins

Roster Update: As expected, the Indians brought T.J. House back from AAA to make tonight’s start and, unlike Zach McAllister, he will likely stay on the 25 man roster for more than a day. To make room for House, rookie reliever Austin Adams was sent back to AAA after allowing runs in both of his appearances. Player of the Game Chris Dickerson came in as a pinch hitter in the third...
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July 21, 2014  |  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...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians poised for first sweep in Detroit in six seasons

The Cleveland Indians not only have a chance to sweep their first series at Detroit in six seasons, but also trim another game off the Tigers' lead in the AL Central. The Indians can complete the four-game sweep with a fifth consecutive victory Sunday against the Tigers, who will try to avoid matching a season high with their fifth straight defeat. After Corey Kluber came one...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians keep rolling in Motown, thanks to all-around team effort

DETROIT -- If there is the epitome of a team win, the Indians provided a perfect example during the second game of their doubleheader against the Tigers on Saturday. From a solid start by Zach McAllister to clutch relief outings by John Axford and Carlos Carrasco to big hits from Chris Dickerson and Carlos Santana, a lot of players contributed to the 5-2 win in the nightcap, giving...
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July 20, 2014  |  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...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Santana, Dickerson help Tribe sweep doubleheader with 5-2 victory over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) -- Carlos Santana hit a tiebreaking, bases-clearing double with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 win Saturday night that sealed a sweep of the doubleheader. The Indians have won four straight, three in a row at Detroit, to pull within 4 games of the AL Central-leading Tigers. Cleveland won the first game 6-2 thanks in large part to...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

7/19 Recap Game 2: Corey Dickerson Powers Tribe to Series Win

Roster Update: The Indians activated Zach McAllister prior to tonight’s game as their 26th man allowed during a double header. This will not restart the clock on his return eligibility and he will still be able to come back in time to make his next start. Player of the Game Chris Dickerson has been an incredible pick-up for the Indians already this year with hits in each of his...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Clean baseball: Tribe's success in second half lies within their own hands, literally

DETROIT -- When it comes to the one area where the Indians have to make a major improvement in the second half, the opinion is unanimous -- they have to be better defensively. Going into Friday night's game against the Tigers, the Tribe lead the Majors with 76 errors, which is five more than Arizona. Yan Gomes (11) and Asdrubal Cabrera (14) lead their respective positions in...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonetti: "We need to improve upon a higher standard."

CLEVELAND -- With the Indians at .500 at the All-Star Break, they are still in that limbo state between being a buyer or seller at the trade deadline. With many wondering what the Tribe might do the next couple weeks, general manager Chris Antonetti didn't provide much clarity during a 25-minute session with reporters before Sunday's game against the White Sox. "We&...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians Injury Update: Chris Dickerson scratched with sore hamstring

Cleveland Indians left fielder Chris Dickerson was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup after he complained of left hamstring soreness following Friday night's game, according to Alec Shirkey of Indians manager Terry Francona, however, does not consider the injury anything serious. Dickerson has gone 8 for 17 in five games for the Indians.Dickerson, 32, was...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians 9, Yankees 3: Two games in one, Perez has the most fun

I was all set to have this one written. My main topics were going to be how the Indians defense, easily the worst in baseball, just continues to let the team down and cost them runs the offense usually cannot get back. I was also going to go in on the bats who once again turned a below average starter into Cy Freaking Young. Then came the seventh inning, or should I say the start...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Newbies Perez, Dickerson generating unexpected spark to Tribe lineup

CLEVELAND -- One injury can create a domino effect that ripples across not just a lineup but the entire roster. When Michael Bourn was placed on the 15-day disabled list last Sunday, Chris Dickerson was part of the Pirates organization in Triple-A Indianapolis and Roberto Perez was in Columbus. Both played pivotal roles in the Indians' 9-3 win over the Yankees on Thursday at...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

7/10 Recap: Jeter Given Gifts, Bruised Wrist As Tribe Rolls

Player of the Game A lot of Indians hitters had great nights tonight, including Chris Dickerson, Jason Kipnis and Roberto Perez in his first MLB game, but Asdrubal Cabrera came through with the most important hit of the night and took home the Player of the Game. The Indians were down 3-0, but Cabrera’s bases loaded triple tied the game, after which he scored the go ahead run....
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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