This Week In Tribe 9/22-28: One Last Chance

The Indians are down to their final six (plus three outs) games of the season and by some miracle of luck, have not been eliminated from play-off contention yet. Not only that, they now have their destiny in their own control, as much as is possible at this point of the season. There are three teams […]

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9/21 Recap: Kluber KKKKKKKKKKKKKK’s Twinkies

Player of the Game With no surprise, Corey Kluber wins his team-leading (tied with Brantley) 17th Player of the Game of the season. Though he was not overly dominate this afternoon, giving up 7 hits and 2 earned runs, the Twin bats were no match for Kluber. He pitched 8 innings and walked only one. […]

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9/19 Recap: Francona’s Strange Decisions Cost Tribe Win

Player of the Game Michael Brantley was one of four Indians hitters with at least two hits tonight and both went for extra bases. His solo home run broke the tie in the sixth and, although the Indians added an insurance run the next inning, his home run allowed the Indians to keep the lead […]

Don’t Turn Off the Lights Quite Yet

We may have gotten ahead our selves here at Burning River Baseball. In post games over the past week, we have insinuated that the Indians have no chance at winning the division after losing four in a row to Detroit and Houston and almost no chance at winning the Wild Card. Thanks to a three […]

Indians Look To Solve Misfiring Offense

Michael Bourn has admitted the Cleveland Indians need to find a solution to their misfiring offense if they are going to maintain their march for a place in the play-offs. With the regular season reaching its climax, the Indians know that time is running out for them to ensure they repeat last year’s feat of […]

BookClub

Indian Summer – Brian McDonald

Three of the first four books covered in the Burning River Book Club did not directly have to do with the Indians, with more of an overall view of the sport, so it is time to get back to Cleveland. This month’s book is an old one about a much older time. Little is known about team […]

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9/18 Recap: Ramirez Runs Tribe To Series Win

Player of the Game Danny Salazar continued another run of great starts with nine strike outs in 7.1 shut out innings. He also allowed just five hits, all singles, and one earned run that was aided by a wild pitch. Tribe pitchers have now thrown at least seven innings, with one run or less, two […]

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9/17 Recap: Carrasco Finishes What He Started With Two Hitter

Team Updates: Earlier today, it was unofficially announced that this will be the final season that the Indians will be associated with the Carolina Mudcats. They are expected to sign a new deal through 2018 with the Lynchburg Hillcats, who are currently the Advanced A team for the Atlanta Braves. In addition, Ryan Raburn will […]

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9/16 Recap: Kluber Sets New High & Moves Higher in the Record Books

Player of the Game While it wasn’t his best start of the season, tonight was the night that Corey Kluber struck out the most batters, impressive considering his already imposing K totals (more later). In addition to a career high 14 strike outs, Kluber threw seven innings and allowed just a single earned run, scored […]

Lonnie Chisenhall’s Amazing Season That Almost Didn’t Happen

Lonnie Chisenhall has been one of the biggest surprises of this season as the top prospect and first round draft pick from 2008 has finally come into his own, coming in second on the team in doubles (32) and batting average (.288), third in hits (137) and OPS (.799), and fourth in RBI (64) and […]

ThisIsNextYear

Initial Analysis Of The Indians 2014 Draft Picks

It has only been three months since the Indians picks in the 2014 amateur draft were selected and even less time since they signed and joined their minor league squads, but already some have stood out. While the best performers were generally those taken at the top of the draft, there have been a few […]

This Week In Tribe 9/15-21: On The Road Again

The Indians had a golden opportunity last week with a make or break series against Detroit and they broke, losing five of seven games. At this point, Cleveland would have to essentially win every game for the rest of the season to make the play-offs and even that may not be enough. While there is […]

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9/14 Recap: Not a Replay, Shaw Blows Another As Tigers Sweep

Player of the Game The Indians attempted a small comeback in the ninth and it was spurred by the Tribe’s top player all season. Michael Brantley lead off the inning with his second hit of the game, then scored on a Carlos Santana double. Brantley also stole a base and knocked in a run when […]

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