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Terry Francona Was Mistaken For Kevin Love Fan In His Own Apartment Building

Kevin Love has been in Cleveland for less than a year, but apparently, he’s already more recognizable than Terry Francona. The Cleveland Indians manager, who joined the team ahead of the 2013 season, went to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Eastern Conference final game against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday and had a great story about Love for the Akron Beacon...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians manager Terry Francona mistaken for Kevin Love autograph seeker

Indians manager Terry Francona had a run-in with security in his own apartment building Sunday night, as he was mistaken for a Kevin Love autograph seeker. The comical incident occurred after Sunday night's Eastern Conference Finals overtime thriller between the Cavaliers and Hawks. Francona, who lives on the same floor as Love, said he was hassled by a security guard when he attempted...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This Week in Tribe 5/25-31: Keep On Rolling Tribe

Six in a row, two series wins including a sweep have brought the Cleveland Indians back to life.   The Tribe (20-23, .465 winning percentage) moved out of last place in the American League Central and are now in fourth place just a few percentage points ahead of the Chicago White Sox (19-22, .463 winning percentage).   Kansas City remains hot as well as the Royals have...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Gomes to return Sunday

According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Indians’ manager Terry Francona says that Yan Gomes will catch on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds in his return from the 15-day disabled list. Gomes was injured on April 11 against the Detroit Tigers in just the fifth game of the season. In the ninth inning of that affair, Tigers’ outfielder Rajai Davis slid...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians turn to Shaun Marcum for spot start on Wednesday

The Cleveland Indians have a temporary patch for the hole in their starting rotation. Shaun Marcum will start for the Tribe in Wednesday's matchup with the White Sox in Chicago, manager Terry Francona told reporters on Sunday. Aside from a five-inning relief appearance for Cleveland in early April, Marcum has spent the bulk of the season at Triple-A Columbus, where he's gone 4-0...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How Long Will Tribe Fly Under the Radar?

After 36 games, the cliché, “It’s early,” is starting to get a little late in its usage. Most consider 40 games—the quarter mark of the season—to be the expiration of “early.” Some others consider Memorial Day as the landmark of early’s expiration. Regardless, both will be achieved this week. And since the season started the Indians have warned us that it was early...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview #12: Cleveland Indians (12-21) at Texas Rangers (15-20)

At times, the Cleveland Indians have made their fans want to scream this season…probably more often than not. For manager Terry Francona, if the Indians have been anything this year, it has been consistent and predictable, but sometimes, those are not good things. They have been reliable with strong outings from their starters. But they have been spotty with the glove. Their bullpen...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
11 days ago  |  Discuss

4-year-old daughter of Indians' Aviles being treated for leukemia

  Adriana Aviles, the 4-year-old daughter of Indians infielder Mike Aviles, is being treated for leukemia at the Cleveland Clinic. The team made the announcement before Wednesday's game against St. Louis. Aviles was placed on the family emergency medical leave list last Friday. Aviles visited Progressive Field, spoke with manager Terry Francona and worked out with teammates. Aviles...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Kluber strikes out 18 in dominating performance

Reigning American League Cy Young winner Corey Kluber struck out 18 batters in a dominating performance against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. The Cleveland Indians ace threw an absolute gem in an eight-inning outing, giving up just one hit and zero walks while throwing 113 pitches. Kluber didn’t yield a hit until Jhonny Peralta nailed a single up the middle with two...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jason Kipnis likes leading off

Lost in all of the Cleveland Indians’ losing is the fact that second baseman Jason Kipnis is quietly having the rebound season many had hoped following 2014. Thus far through May, Kipnis is batting .462 with two home runs and six runs batted in, but the most intriguing part: He’s doing so from the lead-off spot after Tribe manager Terry Francona demoted long-time lead-off hitter...
Via Waiting For Next Year
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis Thriving in Leadoff Role

While the Indians’ season isn’t going as planned, there are a few positives to pick out so far this season.  One of them is Jason Kipnis. He has been red hot this May, batting .462 (18-for-39) with two home runs and six runs batted in. Part of that may be because of manager Terry Francona‘s decision to take OF Michael Bourn out of the leadoff spot in favor of Kipnis. Kipnis has...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians catcher Yan Gomes ahead of rehab schedule, could return soon

Indians starting catcher Yan Gomes is ahead of schedule in his rehab and could be back on the field earlier than originally expected. Gomes was originally given a six-to-eight week recovery window, but after only four weeks, he continues to work out and test his knee in baseball activities before games. Gomes was seen practicing throws to second base from behind the plate on Saturday...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

cleveland indians fifth starter tj house bruce chen shaun marcum

Who will fill the fifth starter spot for the Indians this week? Who will start for the Indians on Saturday? Manager Terry Francona is in no rush to make that decision. With TJ House still on the mend, Francona will likely have to find another option to start Saturday's game against the Rangers in Arlington, Texas. The Indians have Monday off, giving Francona the opportunity to reshuffle...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jinxed Start Heading Towards a Jaded Indians Summer

After Saturday’s 7-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins, 29 games are in the books for the Cleveland Indians this season. With almost one-fifth of the schedule already completed, the team is a confusing 10-19, eight and a half games out of first place, and owners of the worst record in the American League. The Indians are easily one of the biggest disappointments on the baseball scene...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians fans should have faith in Terry Francona

On Saturday afternoon, after falling to the Minnesota Twins by a final score of 7-4, the Cleveland Indians dropped to 10-19 on the 2015 season, marking the clubs third straight loss and fifth defeat in the last seven contests. The Indians have largely underperformed this season, causing a widespread panic amongst Tribe fans everywhere. But slow starts are nothing that Tribe manager...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Next up: Indians vs Twins

As we all know, the Cleveland Indians are having a rough time of it in this 2015 campaign. Nothing, but nothing, is working as planned. Reigning AL Cy Young award-winner, Corey Kluber, is still winless and the rest of the starters have had their share of downs to go with their ups. The bullpen, including closer Cody Allen, has been lackluster and, at times, dreadful. The holes in...
Via Waiting For Next Year
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Changes One Lineup Spot Can Make

On Sunday, April 26th Terry Francona finally made the leap that many have been clamoring for since late 2013 by moving Michael Bourn out of the lead-off spot in the lineup. Without the traditional speedy outfielder who bats near .300 and steals a lot of bases available, Francona saddled Jason Kipnis into that lead-off role and it was the best decision he has made in a long time....
Via Burning River Baseball
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ball Played: Bro at the Bat, but the Indians get beat

Finally, Cleveland Idians manager Terry Francona unveiled what many fans of the have been waiting for all season. No, Francisco Lindor is still in Columbus where he should be (for now). Yes, Nick Swisher making his 2015 debut, serving as a gauge of how healthy or productive he can be for the team. In fact, Nick’s promotion off of the DL meant that Tyler Holt returned to Columbus...
Via Waiting For Next Year
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jason Kipnis a permanent solution for the Indians' leadoff spot?

Jason Kipnis the All-Star had been missing in action for the better parts of the past two seasons. But is the All-Star second baseman that Indians fans know and love finally back? It's probably too early to say, but he certainly seems to be on the right track. Kipnis was moved to the leadoff spot by manager Terry Francona about a week ago. And it's looking like a smart move by Tito...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Is it time to start worrying about Indians closer Cody Allen?

Indians closer Cody Allen is off to a rough start this season. With an ERA of 10.00 through 10 appearances, fans are starting to wonder if Allen is really the right guy for the job. While manager Terry Francona recently gave Allen a vote of confidence, there's definitely some level of concern. From MLB.com: "The right-hander's velocity is down a tick (94.4 mph on average compared...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Santana; All Around The Diamond

It is no secret the Cleveland Indians’ manager Terry Francona loves versatility on his team. Tito prefers players like Mike Aviles and Jose Ramirez that can play multiple positions without skipping a beat. Over the past three seasons this has been tried with Tribe first baseman Carlos Santana. Although Santana has seemed to have found a home at first base, this year marked the...
Via Burning River Baseball
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kluber continues to search for first win

Considering how well things unfolded last season, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is confident Corey Kluber will overcome another rough start. That's assuming his teammates can help him out. The Indians try for a sixth time to win their first game with the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner on the mound Saturday against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. A year ago, Kluber went...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ball Played: Indians remain in AL cellar

Given how April has gone in 2015 for the Cleveland Indians, it does not seem surprising that their best starting pitcher this season had to miss a Saturday start against the division-rival Detroit Tigers due to food poisoning. Trevor Bauer was able to return for a Tuesday start against the Kansas City Royals in what was a battle between the best and worst teams in the American League...
Via Waiting For Next Year
27 days ago  |  Discuss

4/27 Recap: Lack of Pitching, Fielding & Hitting Leads to 3rd Consecutive Loss

Player of the Game After four innings without score for the Indians, Mike Aviles ended an even longer drought with the first Indians home run in Cleveland this season. The two run shot tied the game in the fifth after Jason Kipnis had smashed a single off the wall in right. Aviles hit off Jason Vargas went out to left with a few feet to spare over the giant wall. In addition, he...
Via Burning River Baseball
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Series Summary No. 6: Are we there yet? No, dear, be patient

Friday night’s 13-1 blowout win over the Detroit Tigers by the Cleveland Indians had some of us wondering if it was, finally, the great awakening of the offense. But, alas, no—we’re not there yet. On Saturday, the Indians returned to moribund run production and lost 4-1. Then on Sunday, Detroit’s 8-6 victory featured more of the Tigers’ relentless scoring machine, outlasting...
Via Waiting For Next Year
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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