How to Score More; Clutch Hits or Walks?

It has been a matter of debate among Indians fans, particularly those writers who speak on the Tribe Time Now network of podcasts, why the Indians had trouble scoring runs early in the season. On one side, they weren’t getting hits with runners in scoring position. On the other, they weren’t getting many runners in scoring position. This is a solid old school versus new school...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tribe has no Answer for Prince, Throws Game Away Late; Rangers 10, Indians 8

The Indians climbed back from a 3-0 deficit to take a 5-3 lead, then did the same from a 7-5 deficit to take an 8-7 lead on Monday. But the Rangers eventually took advantage of two late errors by Indians pitchers to win the opener of a three-game set, 10-8. The loss ended the Tribe’s winning streak at six, but they’ve still won eight of their last 11. Carlos Santana (solo shot...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

5/25 Recap: E1? Bingo.

Player of the Game It would seem more appropriate to pick the goat of the game after one like today (probably Zach McAllister), but for tradition’s sake, the Player of the Game was Roberto Perez with a score of 5.83. His three run, second inning home run gave the Indians their first lead of the game and he walked later one to go 1/3 on the day. While the rest of the offense generally...
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5/24 Recap: Votto & Reds Defense Hand Tribe A Sweep

Roster Update: After a long 37 games, the Indians catcher and unofficial captain Yan Gomes has returned to the starting lineup. Since he was originally expected to miss two months, this is great news. To make room, back-up catcher Brett Hayes has been designated for assignment with Roberto Perez heading to the bench. Player of the Game The Reds were able to make contact with Trevor...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gomes, Close to Tribe Return, Will Be Welcome Addition

The Cleveland Indians took a major hit on April 11 when their starting catcher, Yan Gomes, took a big hit in a home plate collision against the Detroit Tigers. The play left Gomes with a sprained right MCL and left the Tribe scrambling to replace one of the more valuable players on the roster. In 2014, after breaking out in Cleveland the prior year, Gomes showed how key he is to...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Adam Eaton makes gutsy run to score on wild pitch

Adam Eaton's aggressiveness paid off for the White Sox Monday night. The White Sox outfielder took a chance when he ran home from third after Corey Kluber threw a wild pitch and Tribe catcher Roberto Perez couldn't hang on. The risky play worked out for Eaton and the Sox, as it tied the ballgame for Chicago in the sixth. The White Sox went on to win the game in extras on a walk-off...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

8-9-1 Hitters, Salazar Help Tribe Snap Skid; Indians 7, Royals 5

Did the Tribe Win Last Night? Yes! 8-9-1 hitters (Roberto Perez, Michael Bourn, Jason Kipnis) drove in all seven Cleveland runs to snap a four-game losing streak with a 7-5 win over the Royals on Wednesday night. Danny Salazar pitched six strong innings and struck out seven to improve to 3-0 on the year. After the Royals plated two runs in the first, Kipnis brought the Indians...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

4/29 Recap: Two Headed Monster of Perez & Kipnis Save Salazar

Roster Update: In order to shore up a weakening bullpen, one of many issues on the current Indians team, Cleveland has promoted newly acquired reliever Ryan Webb. Further information about his acquisition can be found here. To make room on both the 25 and 40 man roster, Jerry Sands was designated for assignment. Player of the Game It was a dogfight for the award tonight, but with...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pulling the Rip Cord

Hype can be a dangerous thing. After a solid 93 win 2005 campaign, the Indians won just 78 games during the highly anticipated 2006 season. With the expectations removed, the Indians were the best team in the American League during the regular season, but with the hype machine built up again, won just 81 games in 2008. There were low expectations going into 2013 when they won the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Salazar, Indians top Twins, 4-2

MINNEAPOLIS  -- Danny Salazar matched his career high with 10 strikeouts while pitching into the seventh inning of his season debut, giving the Cleveland Indians a spark in a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Roberto Perez had a home run among his three hits for the Indians, and Jason Kipnis stopped an 0-for-16 slide with a two-out, RBI single in the seventh that...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

With sparkling season debut by Salazar, Indians top Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Danny Salazar matched his career high with 10 strikeouts while pitching into the seventh inning of his season debut, giving the Cleveland Indians a spark in a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Roberto Perez had a home run among his three hits for the Indians, and Jason Kipnis stopped an 0-for-16 slide with a two-out, RBI single in the seventh that...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Salazar and Perez a Winning Combo; Indians 4, Twins 2

Did The Tribe Win Last Night? Yes, they did! Danny Salazar had his first Major League start of the year on Saturday and faced Phil Hughes of the Twins. Despite his struggles during Spring Training, Salazar settled in on the mound and delivered strike out after strike out, giving up only two runs – including one home run – in just over six innings of work. Roberto Perez delivered...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

4/18 Recap: Perez Lifts Salazar to Win in Season Debut

Roster Update: Prior to the game, today’s starter, Danny Salazar, was added to the 25 man roster. To make room, Austin Adams was sent back to AAA Columbus. As a reliever, Adams had a 1.93 ERA in 4.2 innings while in Cleveland. Player of the Game Danny Salazar was electric in his season debut, giving the Indians four pitchers in the rotation who are capable of throwing a no hitter...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tribe Victory Falls Out of Reach; Twins 3, Indians 2

Did the Tribe Win Last Night? No! After controlling the game for the first five innings, the Indians defense fell apart in the bottom of the sixth, allowing the Minnesota Twins back into the game. The poor defense was enough to allow Minnesota to score a pair of runs and tie the game before Trevor Plouffe hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning for a 3-2 Twins victory...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

C-Cap Recap: Perfection to Dejection

If ever a baseball game were capable of halting and reversing an entire city’s blossoming springtime enthusiasm—sending every new leaf burrowing right back into its bud and every twittering songbird fleeing for Florida—it would be tonight’s 3-2 Indians loss to the Minnesota Twins. Hyperbole? Maybe. But it’s 12:24 on a Friday night, and much like how Britt McHenry feels...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Werth the wait

Nationals OF Jayson Werth, who had offseason shoulder surgery, is expected to make his 2015 debut today at Boston. Werth homered in a minor-league rehab game over the weekend, and appears ready for regular duty. Start him if you've got him. In other Nats' news, the Washington Post reports that 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) has started fielding ground balls and hitting off a tee. The common...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sorting through the end of the roster: 2015 Indians Preview

With just two weeks before the season begins in Houston, manager Terry Francona is not far from making the decisions that will shape the end of the Indians’ opening day roster. With spots up for grabs in the outfield, on the starting staff, and in the bullpen, the Tribe has some camp battles that are still in full swing. Who will round out the utility spots? Who’s nabbing that...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Perez gets 3 hits for KC in win over Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Salvador Perez got three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 10-5 Thursday. Paulo Orlando hit a two-run triple off Cleveland reliever Bryan Shaw. Orlando, an outfielder from Brazil, also had an RBI single. Roberto Perez homered off Royals starter Danny Duffy. Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer off reliever Casey Coleman. Michael Bourn...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Perez Gives Tribe Top Catching Duo

A trusted backup catcher is hard to come by. The Indians believe they’ve found one in Roberto Perez, who will spell Yan Gomes to open the 2015 campaign. This one-two punch gives the Tribe one of the top catching duos in all of baseball. Drafted by the Indians in the 33rd round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft from Florida Gateway College, Perez spent five seasons in the Tribe’s...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

A Deeper Look Into the Indians Catchers

In 2014, there was a lot of confusion behind the plate on days that Yan Gomes didn’t start. The Indians began the year with none but Carlos Santana, who was also the starting third baseman, available as the reserve catcher, but it didn’t take long for that plan to fail. In addition, George Kottaras, Roberto Perez and Chris Gimenez picked up starts down the line with Perez eventually...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Indians have the best catching duo in the American League?

Yan Gomes admitted during Tribe Fest that he was leery the first half of last season about taking days off due to the Indians' lack of a consistent backup at catcher. Carlos Santana played in 10 games behind the plate, but that ended once he suffered a concussion in late May. George Kottaras was up briefly a couple times and had a two home-run game. It wasn't until early July though...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Cleveland Indians Winter League Results

For some, 162 games are not enough and as they have done almost since baseball’s inception, many of the Indians current and future players were involved in international baseball leagues during the off-season. This year, including those who played in the Arizona Fall League (which was already covered), 38 Indians continued their season through December. With the conclusion of the...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Another Strong Carrasco Start Pushes Tribe to Series Win; Indians 3, White Sox 2

Roberto Perez caught Cody Allen’s fastball down the middle and pumped his fist immediately. The closer escaped an eighth inning jam and retired the side in the ninth, allowing the Indians to walk away from U.S. Cellular Field with their fourth straight series win following their 3-2 win over the White Sox. Carlos Carrasco made his fourth start since his return from the bullpen...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Kids Contributing for Cleveland

When injuries mount on the big league roster, who do the Cleveland Indians call? The Columbus Clippers. The Clippers have answered that call throughout the year, as is their job. Despite an ever-changing roster, they lead the International League’s West Division by five games with a 73-62 record after Saturday night’s loss to Indianapolis. The Indians, meanwhile, are 65-63 and...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sore neck results in extra day off for Gomes

CLEVELAND -- Roberto Perez gets his second straight start at catcher as the Indians wrap up a three-game series against the Rangers today. Manager Terry Francona said before the game that Gomes is still experiencing some neck stiffness that started to develop during Friday's game. Gomes was taken out midway through that contest as Francona emptied the bench with a 10-run lead. "He...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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