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Zach Walters: Hitter of Homeruns

Zach Walters was traded from the Washington Nationals to the Cleveland Indians before the Trade Deadline in the Asdrubal Cabrera deal.  He is a 24 year old prospect that is capable of playing all over the field, so as long as he hits, he'll find a way into the lineup.  Walters doesn't have much to show for in terms of batting average (.208 in 72 at bats).  However, when...
Via More Hardball
43 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Bourn Could Make Major Impact in Stretch Run

Baseball fans in Houston and Atlanta know full well that Michael Bourn can be a difference-maker. They know about his blazing speed and havoc he can wreak for a pitcher on the base paths. Fans in Cleveland, sadly, have yet to experience what Bourn is fully capable of. In the first season and three quarters of a guaranteed four-year deal (a fifth year kicks in on a vesting option...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher doing a Hafner impression and the Foo Fighters on TV… While We’re Waiting

As you all are reading this, I’m likely in the middle of driving to Indianapolis for the weekend. Just so you know I’m not typing and driving. More on Indianapolis later in this post. For now, let’s get started, shall we? Nick Swisher is the Travis Hafner sequel nobody wanted I might feel sorry for Nick Swisher if I wasn’t too busy feeling sorry for my fellow Tribe fans....
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: August 21, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note that the Arizona League game was postponed due to rain. Clint Frazier (CF, Lake County): 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 SO, 1 SF If Frazier's on-the-field performance...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
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Indians Injury Update: Yan Gomes exits with potential concussion

According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, Indians catcher Yan Gomes exited Thursday’s game against the Twins due to concussion-like symptoms.Here's a shot of where Gomes was hit by deflected pitch (off Suzuki's arm). Will be monitored Thurs night/Fri morn. pic.twitter.com/O7LFADE0a1— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) August 21, 2014 Gomes was hit in the face mask in the bottom...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians Get Older By Extending Scott Atchison

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians and relief pitcher Scott Atchison reached an agreement for an extension into the 2015 season with an option for 2016. The 38 year old is amazingly still in his arbitration years and was set for his final year of arbitration, so rather than go to an arbiter or argue during the off-season, the Indians have agreed now to a $900,000 deal. The option...
Via Burning River Baseball
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #126: Indians 1, Twins 4

Thursday's game was another reminder that nothing is automatic in baseball and even the best in the game have their off-days. Corey Kluber still gave the Indians a quality outing allowing only three runs in seven innings of work, but by his standards, he was below par for the course against the Twins as the Tribe failed to complete the three-game sweep and finally propel themselves...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Peed On Himself Waiting For An Autograph

Jim Harbaugh did what? Is it time to break out the depends for coach Jim Harbaugh? Not quite yet, but for 5-year-old Jim Harbaugh, a pair of diapers would’ve helped as he once peed his pants waiting for autographs at an Indians game. We went to a Cleveland Indians game. It was one of those games where there was maybe a thousand, 700 people left when it was over. I think the lights...
Via Geeks and Cleats
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians Take Two in Minnesota

After taking a three-game series in Minnesota, the Cleveland Indians are now winners of three of their last four series overall. August has been a pretty solid month for the previously struggling Indians. The Tribe holds a 11-7 record in the month. While it may not quite be the start to the incredible final two months of the 2013 season, the Indians are trending up at the right time...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

BurningRiverRadio 2.23: Big Bad Tribe

With another deadline approaching, Joe & Mike discuss the current state of the Tribe and who, if anyone should be called up when rosters expand (for the article mentioned in the show, click here). Tyler Holt and Zach Walters were two young players who have recently made an impact and they are not ignored either. Also included is what the Indians have to do to make the play-offs...
Via Burning River Baseball
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gomes leaves Thursday's game with apparent head injury

Indians catcher Yan Gomes left during the sixth inning of Thursday's 4-1 loss to Minnesota after being hit in the side of the mask by a ball that deflected off Kurt Suzuki an inning earlier. Manager Terry Francona told reporters after the game that Gomes was examined for a concussion and that the team's medical staff will examine him again on Friday. "He said he is feeling...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kluber reaches milestone in loss

Corey Kluber became the ninth pitcher in Indians history to record 200 strikeouts in a season. However he also allowed three or more runs for the first time in seven starts as the Tribe lost the series finale on Thursday at Minnesota 4-1. "I was a little off and not quite able to reel it in and find it," Kluber told reporters after the game. "I did a good job of battling...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins 4, Indians 1: Bats go silent as sweep chance goes by the board

This is what is so frustrating about our Indians. Here they are, winners of seven of nine, going for a sweep of the Minnesota Twins with their ace Corey Kluber on the mound and the offense can’t even muster a single scoring chance outside of a solo blast from Zach Walters. Despite the 4-1 loss at Target Field, the Tribe still won another series and that is what is important right...
Via Waiting For Next Year
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Offense Falls Flat in Series Finale; Twins 4, Indians 1

Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber entered Thursday afternoon’s game against the Twins having not allowed more than two earned runs since the All-Star break. He had not lost a game since June 30. All of that changed at Minnesota’s Target Field as the Twins got to Kluber for three earned runs in seven innings. Combined with a Tribe offense that struggled to do much against Twins...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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8/21 Recap: Kluber’s Bad Day Made Worse By Lack of Offense

Player of the Game Zach Walters wasn’t expected to produce much this season after coming from the Nationals in exchange for Asdrubal Cabrera, but he has impressed early on. He hit his fourth home run as an Indian today (out of seven total hits), a solo shot that tied the game in the fifth. He hit just two home runs in his first 67 games with the Nationals this year, but has added...
Via Burning River Baseball
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Clippers demolish Louisville Bats, 9-5

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –– Down a run in the ninth, the Columbus Clippers (72-61) put up five runs in the ninth to turn back the Louisville Bats (64-69) 9-5 at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday night. In a back-and-forth battle, the Clippers loaded the bases with one out in the ninth down 5-4 off of reliever Fabio Castillo (2-1, 2.50).  Justin Freeman replaced Castillo and got Francisco...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

On-Deck with the Captains: Hendrix, Paulino heat up

The Lake County Captains are nearing the final stretch of the 2014 season. Last week, the team went 5-2, putting them 5 1/2 games out of first in the second half standings and 2 1/2 games behind the South Bend Silver Hawks. The team is still 10 games away from elimintation, so the next two weeks will be incredibly interesting. Both the Captains and Silver Hawks have been winning...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher will miss rest of season after having surgery on both knees

Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher was scheduled for surgery on both knees late Wednesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Swisher, who is in the second year of a four-year, $56 million contract with the Indians, has been on the 15-day disabled list with knee soreness since Aug. 10 and also served an earlier DL stint with similar discomfort from May 27 through...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #125: Indians 5, Twins 0

Momentum Starting to Build? The Indians are in the midst of an important nine game stretch of games. So many times this season the team has followed an emotional high (Tuesday’s comeback win) with a letdown. That wasn’t the case in this game. The Indians did everything right. T.J. House pitched well, and the offense gave him more than enough help for the team to take their...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Now and Later: Sorting out the Indians’ options at the plate

Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Ryan Raburn, and Jason Giambi—four players who were all significant contributors on a 92-win playoff team last year that featured just twelve hitters1. This season, all four have spent time on the disabled list, and three of them have missed significant action2. So just how are the Cleveland Indians still standing and in the AL Wild Card race?...
Via Waiting For Next Year
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians 5, Twins 0: Handsome in the House

Don’t look now, but here they come. The Cleveland Indians, the consistent inconsistents, are in the midst of the soft part of their schedule. After taking two of three from the AL East leading Baltimore Orioles, the next nine games on the docket featured three of the AL’s worst teams; Minnesota, Houston, and Chicago. The Twins were first up and the way things got started two...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aces square off as Indians go for sweep

While Phil Hughes has pitched very well for the Minnesota Twins of late, Cleveland's Corey Kluber has been even better. Looking to win a seventh straight decision Thursday, Kluber can help the Indians to a road series sweep by preventing Hughes from improving to 4-0 in as many starts this month. Among the major league leaders in ERA, Kluber (13-6, 2.41 ERA) is 6-0 with a 1.31...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aces square off as Indians go for sweep

While Phil Hughes has pitched very well for the Minnesota Twins of late, Cleveland's Corey Kluber has been even better. Looking to win a seventh straight decision Thursday, Kluber can help the Indians to a road series sweep by preventing Hughes from improving to 4-0 in as many starts this month. Among the major league leaders in ERA, Kluber (13-6, 2.41 ERA) is 6-0 with a 1.31...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians blank Twins, 5-0, on six-hitter by T.J. House, bullpen

The last time T.J. House took the mound, rain interrupted his attempt to win his second game in the big leagues. There was no rain Wednesday night at Target Field, only zeroes as House threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings to lead the Indians to a 5-0 victory over the Twins. The Tribe has won seven of its last nine games. House (2-3, 3.80) won his first game since July 5 against Kansas...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians’ Nick Swisher Undergoes Season-Ending Surgery On Both Knees

CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher’s disappointing second season with the Indians is over. Swisher underwent surgery on both knees Wednesday, procedures the first baseman/outfielder hopes will alleviate pain and prolong his career. The 33-year-old has underperformed after getting a four-year, $56 million contract from the Indians before last season. Swisher entered 2014 looking to improve...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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