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Indians pregame notes: Giambi's return, Swisher struggling and the end of umpire ejections

CLEVELAND -- Terry Francona considered activating Jason Giambi for this weekend's series against Toronto, but the Indians decided that Monday would be better when a four-game series begins against Kansas City. This series features two of the more overworked bullpens in the American League. The Blue Jays lead the league with 56 innings pitched and the Indians are sixth at 50 1...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Meyer tapes good luck message for Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2009 and just the second time ever. Among those taking notice: Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. In a short video shot from his office and posted Friday morning on the Blue Jackets website, Meyer wishes the team good luck in its playoff series vs. Pittsburgh. Game Two is Saturday night in Pittsburgh...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers 7, Indians 5: Salazar’s implosion starts Tribe demise

What was thought to be a pitchers duel turned into something unexpected. The sun splashed afternoon at Comerica Park and Detroit had a much different feel than the frigid night before, but with Justin Verlander and Danny Salazar locking horns, the thought was that the fans in attendance would be in for a quick afternoon. What transpired was three hour and thirty-eight minute affair...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top of the order: Where you at?

The Indians have had a rather disappointing beginning to the 2014 season, sitting at 7-7 and fourth place in the AL Central. These early season woes are reminiscent of last season, when the Tribe went 8-13 out of the gate. What has also been a parallel to last year is the top of the batting order’s inability to produce for the Tribe. Specifically, I am talking about Asdrubal Cabrera...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Burning River Radio 2.11 ☆

Here is another glorious episode of Burning River Radio, brought to you by burningriverbaseball.com. This time around we talk about the second week of Indians baseball in 2014 and all it entailed. This includes the Indians double header policy (there have been a few), the fantastic pitching the second time around and how Nick Swisher is a man child and everyone should know it by...
Via Burning River Baseball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher’s O-H-I-O Home Run Celebration Is A Buckeye Beauty

After jacking a two-run homer to give his team the lead, Nick Swisher busted out a rousing O-H-I-O celebration.
Via Gamedayr
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Swisher does Ohio State cheer after hitting homerun (Video)

Nick Swisher showed off his Buckeye Pride on Friday night. Swisher sparked a Tribe rally with a two-run home run in the sixth inning, leading the Indians to a 7-2 home-opener win against the Minnesota Twins on Friday. The first baseman celebrated his homer with an Ohio crowd favorite, the O-H-I-O cheer for "THE" Ohio State University. After his postgame interview with the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher’s “O-H-I-O” Home Run Celebration Was Great

Nick Swisher knows how to make sure that the entire state of Ohio, not just Cleveland, is a big fan of him. After crushing a two-run home run in the Indians home opener against the Twins, Swisher pulled off the Ohio State signing celebration. The result was a clever celebration which we don’t think has been pulled off in the MLB. [Deadspin] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Swisher does Ohio State cheer after homering

Nick Swisher showed off his Buckeye Pride on Friday night. Swisher led his Cleveland Indians to a 7-2 home-opener win against the Minnesota Twins on Friday with a two-run home run in the sixth inning. The first baseman celebrated his homer with an Ohio crowd favorite, the O-H-I-O cheer for ”THE” Ohio State University. Undrafted out of high school, Swisher played with the...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians wear down Minnesota Twins

The Indians played the Minnesota Twins in the first of a three-game series Friday at Progressive Field. Here is a capsule look from The Plain Dealer reporter Dennis Manoloff, who filed from the DMan Cave in Northeast Ohio after watching the SportsTime Ohio telecast: Game: 4 Opponent: Minnesota Twins. Location: Progressive Field. Time: Afternoon. Result: Indians 7, Twins 2. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe looks to continue mastery of Minnesota Twins

A long rain delay pushed back the start of the Cleveland Indians' home opener, but it didn't disrupt their recent mastery of the Minnesota Twins. They'll look for their eighth straight victory against the Twins on Saturday. After scoring three in the ninth to rally for a 6-4 win in Wednesday's finale of a doubleheader in Oakland, Cleveland came alive again late in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians got off to a slow start in their home opener then the Nick Swisher explosion took place. Result 7-2 win.

The Cleveland Indians home opener didn’t start on time, because of the weather. The skies over Progressive Field opened up and poured down on the sold out crowd. Then it happened, the storm passed and the boys of summer returned. Danny Salazar ran out to the pitching mound after all the pregame rituals took place. He through some warm up pitches and just like that, the Cleveland...
Via Cleveland Sports 360
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #4: Twins 2, Indians 7

The season opening series in Oakland saw the Cleveland Indians take the series 2-1, both of their wins having been taken in dramatic fashion. The absolutely compelling ninth innings suggested, to an excessively romantic onlooker, that the Indians were aware of their position as entertainers, wringing each game for all the emotion it possibly contained. For the sake of the sellout...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher does O-H-I-O spellout after hitting home run (Video)

Few athletes enjoy playing for Cleveland more than Nick Swisher. The Columbus, Ohio, native is a huge fan of the Buckeyes and the Buckeye state, and he made sure to represent after clubbing his first home run of the season Friday. After hitting a 2-run shot off Mike Pelfrey, Swisher did an O-H-I-O spellout for […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

'Mr. Enthusiasm' leads way as Indians triumph

CLEVELAND -- Happy Bropening Day, indeed. For five innings, I was wondering if Mike Pelfrey was going to do what Randy Johnson couldn't 20 years ago -- pitch a no-hitter against the Indians in their home opener. Carlos Santana's double to lead off the fifth squashed those hopes. Then in the sixth, they got to Pelfrey and took the lead. The one who delivered the game-winning...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians rally to defeat Twins on Opening Day, 7-2

CLEVELAND—There’s no place like home. Back at Progressive Field for the first time in over six months, the Indians wouldn’t let a few raindrops get in the way of Cleveland’s most unofficial holiday. Down 2-0 in the bottom half of the sixth, the Tribe outscored Minnesota 7-0 over the final four frames, defeating the Twins, 7-2. The win gave the club their first home opener...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians rally, top Twins 7-2

CLEVELAND -- Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, two batters after Yan Gomes connected for a solo shot, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-2 home-opening win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Swisher's homer off Mike Pelfrey (0-1) allowed the Indians to cap a day of pomp and pageantry as they celebrated Progressive Field's 20th anniversary. Before the...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians top Twins 7-2 in home opener

Nick Swisher had a two-run homer and an RBI double for the Indians in a soggy victory Friday in Cleveland.
Via FOXSports.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians top Twins 7-2 in home opener

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, two batters after Yan Gomes connected for a solo shot, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-2 home-opening win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Swisher's homer off Mike Pelfrey (0-1) allowed the Indians to cap a day of pomp and pageantry as they celebrated Progressive Field's 20th anniversary. Before...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher powers Indians to 7-2 win over Twins

CLEVELAND (AP) Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, two batters after Yan Gomes connected for a solo shot, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-2 home-opening win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday.
Via FOXSports.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

4/4 Recap: Twins 2 – Indians 7

Player of the Game Nick Swisher earned his paycheck today as he lead the Indians offensive attack with two extra base hits and three RBI. His first hit of the game was a two run home run that gave the Indians the lead and the second expanded it with an RBI double. Swisher scored after the double as well for a final POG score of 6.93. Yan Gomes, Nyjer Morgan, Michael Brantley and...
Via Burning River Baseball
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Cleveland Indians Carry Late Inning Magic into Home Opener?

Heading into their Friday home opener against the Minnesota Twins, the Cleveland Indians escaped their three-game series to open the season against Oakland with two wins. In all honesty, the team should probably be 0-3 right now, but their flare for the dramatic from last season has seemingly carried over into 2014—as the Indians got to Athletics reliever, Jim Johnson, for two...
Via Buckeye State Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians earn redemption in 6-4 victory over Oakland to gain split

The great thing about baseball is that redemption is always right around the corner. Sometimes it's as close as the next at bat. Michael Brantley made an error in the seventh inning Wednesday night that helped Oakland take a 4-3 lead and come oh so close to a doubleheader sweep at O.co Coliseum. The error ended Brantley's franchise record of 247 straight errorless games...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians look to bounce back in Game 2 of doubleheader

OAKLAND -- The Indians will try to avoid getting swept in a day/night doubleheader after losing the first game 6-1 to the Athletics in the rubber game of the series. Here are the lineups: INDIANS Nyjer Morgan CF Nick Swisher 1B Jason Kipnis DH Carlos Santana C Michael Brantley LF Asdrubal Cabrera SS David Murphy RF Mike Aviles 2B Lonnie Chisenhall 3B Zach McAllister P -- The right...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland wins it against AL saves leader Johnson

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Nyjer Morgan hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning against new Athletics closer Jim Johnson and the Cleveland Indians sent Oakland to its major league-record 10th straight opening loss with a 2-0 victory Monday night. Nick Swisher added an RBI single against Johnson (0-1), who was then pulled from his A's debut. In the sixth,...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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