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The Baseball Version of Indians SS Jose Ramirez is Quite Terrifying

After a horrific start to the season, the Cleveland Indians have won four of their last six games to get them to 17-23. Yes, they’re still dead last in the AL Central (nine games behind the first place Royals), but you have to start somewhere. Per Cut4, part of the Indians’ success may be due to some dark arts performed by pitcher Carlos Carrasco. As you can see below, Carrasco...
Via Busted Coverage
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Series Preview #14: Cincinnati Reds (18-22) at Cleveland Indians (17-23)

Suddenly, the Cleveland Indians are trending back in the right direction. At the same time, the cross-state rival Cincinnati Reds are trending in the completely opposite direction, losers of five straight. Their two worlds will collide at Progressive Field this weekend as the Indians host the Reds in their second Interleague series of the season. The Indians (17-23) pulled back within...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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What’s Wrong With Our Bullpen?

Last season, the Indians bullpen was a source of strength and one of the best relief corps in all of baseball. This year the bullpen has been far from the shutdown crew that Indians fans expected. Last season the bullpen sported the league’s 7th best ERA at 3.12, while throwing the 5th most innings in the league with 513. Thus far this year the bullpen’s ERA is 3.45, which is...
Via Burning River Baseball
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Next Up: Indians vs. Reds at home

After the Cleveland Indians’ successful seven-game road trip to Arlington and Chicago from May 15 to May 21, the Sports Cynics Club might be looking for the darker hidden meaning of it all, but let us not be tempted to turn the Tribe’s growing success against left-handed starters into a left-handed compliment. On the trip just ended they faced five southpaw starters and went...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Jason Kipnis teases teammate Bryan Shaw after giving up monster home run

Cleveland Indians reliever Bryan Shaw gave up a monster home run to White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers in the ninth inning of Thursday night's game at US Cellular Field. And just like good teammates do, Jason Kipnis razzed Shaw during the team flight home from Chicago, putting on his best captain impression to playfully mock the bomb Shaw gave up. Despite Flowers' home run, Cleveland...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yan Gomes to start for Indians on Sunday

For the first time since April 11, Cleveland Indians catcher, Yan Gomes will make his return to the starting lineup on Sunday. According to Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com, Gomes will start on Sunday in the final game of a three game series against cross-state rival, the Cincinnati Reds. After an impressive 2014 season (including receiving the Silver Slugger award), Cleveland had high...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Michael Bourn makes leaping grab, doubles up runner at first

Michael Bourn reminded us all that he was once a Gold Glover center fielder on Thursday night. The Cleveland Indians outfielder tracked down White Sox slugger Jose Abreu's fly ball in deep center, leaping to make an outstanding catch. But that's not all. Bourn hustled to get the ball to first, doubling up Melky Cabrera to end the inning. A Kenny Lofton-esque play. While Bourn has...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shortstop prospect Erik Gonzalez finally heating up: Cleveland Indians Class AA Report

Shortstop prospect Erik Gonzalez beginning to heat up for Akron RubberDucks.
Via The Plain Dealer
8 hours ago

Tribe Time Now Ep #15:

Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) of Indians Baseball Insider joins Ryan Thompson (@RThompAK13) of More Than A Fan: Cleveland. In this edition, Hayden and Ryan discuss the series finale against Chicago, Jason Kipnis’ fantastic May thus far, when the Indians would consider throwing in the towel, Team building philosophy, the bullpen and much much more! I hope you like Ryan as much as...
Via Burning River Baseball
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, May 22

The boom-or-bust Brewers busted in Atlanta, which is always a very distinct possibility, but starter Danny Salazar came through as expected and I got a big payoff from a switch I made after lineups came out, subbing in Mike Aviles for Jose Ramirez. Originally I had Ramirez in there as he’d been batting second in Carlos Santana’s absence, but with Santana reappearing in Cleveland’s...
Via Baseball Professor
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

C-Cap Recap: That’s Called a Winning Streak

Had this game been played in Cleveland, one could only assume they would have dropped confetti from the upper deck. The Indians have won three in a row! It’s their first such string of the entire season, but more importantly, the low-stress 5-2 win over the White Sox Thursday night gave the Tribe an honest-to-gosh series win against a divisional foe (they had been 0-7-1 in such...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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Reds and Indians ready for Ohio Cup series

The Cincinnati Reds have been baseball's worst team with runners in scoring position, and they're trending in the wrong direction during their longest losing streak of the season. They're hoping some of their top hitters can draw on past success against the Cleveland Indians as they rekindle the Battle of Ohio on Friday night at Progressive Field. Cincinnati (18-22) has been outscored...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: May 22, 1996

1996 – Albert Belle’s 21-game hitting streak comes to an end as the slugger goes 0-for-3 in a 10-8 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The long stretch of success at the plate established a new career high for Belle, who had previously hit in 15 straight games from August 8th to August 21st, 1995. Leading off the second inning, he lined out off of Brewers starter Scott Karl, who earned...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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Pair of Early Homers Pace Tribe to Series Win; Indians 5, White Sox 2

For the first time since the opening series of the season, the Indians won a series–taking three of four from the Chicago White Sox. Thursday evening the Tribe used a pair of first inning homers from Mike Aviles and Nick Swisher to mount a four-run inning. It was enough to take the Tribe to a 5-2 win in the Windy City. Danny Salazar fired six strong innings, allowing just five...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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Reds-Indians Preview

The Cincinnati Reds have been baseball's worst team with runners in scoring position, and they're trending in the wrong direction during their longest losing streak of the season. They're hoping some of their top hitters can draw on past success against the Cleveland Indians as they rekindle the Battle of Ohio on Friday night at Progressive Field. Cincinnati (18-22) has been outscored...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Lose Game, Series To Cleveland Indians

After coming off the high of sweeping the Athletics in Oakland for the first time since 1997, the White Sox lost the last game of a four game series against the Cleveland Indians tonight 5-2.  After winning six games in a row the White Sox have now lost three straight. Much of the excitement that has been building up over the last two weeks has suddenly vanished.  The White Sox...
Via Sports Mockery
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

5/21 Recap: It’s Called A Winning Streak, It Has Happened Before

Roster Update: T.J. House was activated from the 15 Day DL today, but will stay in Columbus on a minor league option. Shaun Marcum will remain on the 25 man roster as the fifth starter for the foreseeable future. Player of the Game Danny Salazar followed up a less than stellar performance in his last outing against Texas with a very good start in The Windy City. The right-hander...
Via Burning River Baseball
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Salazar, Indians power past White Sox 5-2

CHICAGO (AP) -- Danny Salazar tossed six scoreless innings and was backed by first-inning home runs from Nick Swisher and Mike Aviles, leading the Cleveland Indians past the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Thursday night. Salazar was coming off his worst start of the season in which he allowed five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings against Texas on May 16. He recovered to help the Indians take...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours 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
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Santana returns to Indians lineup

The Cleveland Indians will welcome back Carlos Santana to the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Santana, 29, had missed the last four games due to back spasms. Though 35 games this season he was hitting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI. The first game back for Santana will come against White Sox left hander John Danks.
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Nick Swisher Could Ruin Zach Walters’ Career

Zach Walters is an interesting individual. The only return from the loss of Asdrubal Cabrera has no real defensive position, terrible plate discipline and a swing full of holes yet is the Indians top power opportunity since Travis Hafner was blasting home runs into Pronkville. The problem is that, while Hafner was a career .273 hitter, Walters is about 100 points below that. There...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Third Baseman Taylor Murphy Adapting to New Surroundings

If there’s one thing the Indians have an abundance of, it’s outfielders. Fans know it, big league players seem to have taken notice, and 22 year-old Taylor Murphy knew it. Murphy played in the outfield last year for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, and spent much of his collegiate career in the outfield, as well. He didn’t do poorly in the outfield, either. In 46 games last season...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Carlos Carrasco turns a baseball into a creepy-looking Jose Ramirez

We have no idea what possessed Carlos Carrasco to deface this baseball, but it's pretty awesome. The Indians pitcher turned a baseball into a creepy-looking version of Tom Hanks' pet volleyball 'Wilson' in the move Castaway. And he named it after his teammate Jose Ramirez. Sure the "hair" resembles Ramirez's 'do, but we're not sure about that sheepish grin. Whatever the case, the...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gomes: 'I felt the best I've been feeling' in Wednesday's rehab game

Indians catcher Yan Gomes took another step towards rejoining the big league club on Wednesday, as he caught seven innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Columbus. "I felt the best I've been feeling," Gomes told reporters after the game. As the game goes on, it actually gets better. It was really a pretty positive day." Gomes went 1-for-2 with a walk and got to make his first throw...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ball Played: Shaun Marcum rules the night for Indians

Shaun Marcum is the type of pitcher who is easy to root for. He was not a blue chip prospect, and he actually transferred from the University of Missouri to Missouri State University to get noticed by MLB scouts as he excelled on their 2003 College World Series team. Despite that achievement, however, he was still not deemed an elite prospect due to his relatively short stature...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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