ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 26: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians throws in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 26, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

8/26 Recap: Indians Find Runs, Were in Almonte’s Pockets

Player of the Game With two doubles and a single accounting for 4 RBI and two runs scored, Abraham Almonte wins tonight’s Player of the Game. The doubles were #12 and #13 on the season, setting a new single season mark for the outfielder, surpassing the 12 he hit in 82 games last year. He […]

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A Complete List of Indians Catchers Who Have Batted Under .200

With a headline like this, you may expect a one sentence article that says: Roberto Perez .096 in 2016, Yan Gomes .165 in 2016, but there is a much more illustrious history than that. In fact, 52 players have batted under .200 for a season with the Tribe in the past 116 with a minimum […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 27: Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning on July 27, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

8/25 Recap: Indians offense flat, Tomlin scuffles in 9-0 loss

Roster Update: The Indians announced that Tommy Hunter has been released prior to today’s game. This clears a 40 man roster spot that will likely be filled with a September call-up. Player of the Game Slim pickings here especially when the starting pitching is bad and your offense fails to score and produces just two hits. […]


Throw Like a Woman – Susan Petrone

Last month’s book club subject was a biography of Satchel Paige and this month’s feature is similar in some ways. That being said, Throw Like a Woman, by Susan Petrone, is just the second fictional book in the Burning River Book Club after Shoeless Joe (the source material for the movie Field of Dreams). While […]

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 23:  Chris Gimenez #38 of the Cleveland Indians talks to Danny Salazar #31 on the pitchers mound during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on August 23, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Episode 8/23: The Athletics Strike Back

Player of the Game Like Obi-Wan to Vader, Chris Gimenez made his presence felt for the first time in ages tonight. He helped Danny Salazar complete one of his two scoreless innings by catching Coco Crisp stealing second, then walked in his first at bat and hit a solo home run in his second at […]

Baseball & Brews

Baseball & Brews: Welcome To My House

This week on Baseball and Brews, Brad (@BradWojdyla) and I (@cle_itisgone) are joined by two guests who have come to drink our fall beers and call us (mostly me) out in our own studio home! BuringRiverBaseball’s own Mike Melaragno (@MikeMelaragno22) and radio personality from 107.5 TheFox and 98.3 Th Bull’s Jordan Whetson (@JordanOnRadio)! In this […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 20: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates as he returns to the dugout after hitting a three run home run against  the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning at Progressive Field on August 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Lonnie Chisenhall Doesn’t Suck

We tend to view first round picks as players who should be All-Stars, at the least. While you want your first rounders to be the best of the best and be impact players, the truth is, they all can’t be. That doesn’t mean they aren’t a good first round pick. In the MLB Draft, especially […]

<> at Coliseum on August 22, 2016 in Oakland, California.

8/22 Recap: Carlos & Carlos Win Game 1 in Oakland

Player of the Game Carlos Carrasco has been good lately, but not great, but he went off the charts tonight. Needing a shut out to win, Carrasco pitched eight shut out innings and probably could have went another had Terry Francona not chosen to go with Andrew Miller. He struck out nine in those eight and […]

Gonzalez hits an opposite field home run during an AZL game in 2016. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

The Latest HR King in the AZL: Oscar Gonzalez

Normally, low level minor league teams play in small ballparks. They feature the youngest professional athletes, who are generally significantly less developed physically than they will be in just a few years and they are spared from playing on the massive fields that they will be capable of playing on in the future. The Arizona […]