Nick Swisher

NicK Swing & Misser

Photo provided by the AP. The pride of Ohio State and President of BrOhio, Nick Swisher has finally had a hot streak to make his bros proud, raising his average from a season low of .192 on June 30th to .215 on July 22. Even more impressively, raising his terrible slugging percent of .316 to […]

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7/23 Recap: Danny Beats Carlos in Three Game Battle of Santanas

Roster Update: For the fifth straight day, the Indians have made a roster move, today, advancing Jose Ramirez to give the Indians extra depth with Asdrubal Cabrera out with injury. T.J. House was sent down to make room, as detailed earlier on BurningRiverBaseball.com. Player of the Game Jose Ramirez was not just called up today, […]

How Cabrera’s Back Will Affect the Indians

As, Khia once said, “my neck, my back” and that appears to be the problem with the Indians’ short stop. Asdrubal Cabrera left Monday’s game in the second inning with back spasms and was kept out of the next game as well with Terry Francona stating he was still “locked up.” With the possibility that […]

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7/22 Recap: Salazar Good Enough in Return, Santana Great

Roster Update: For the third straight day, the Indians brought a pitcher up from AAA to start and this time it was Danny Salazar. Reliever C.C. Lee was sent down to make room, giving the Indians a much more typical eight man bullpen. Player of the Game Carlos Santana did it all tonight, reaching base […]

One Through Nine, One Game At A Time

The Indians once had a manager who made the team’s mantra for one season “one through nine, one game at a time.” That manager would have loved the current incarnation of the Indians offense. Unlike his offense from 2003 through 2009, the Indians don’t depend on one or two players who were expected to hit […]

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7/21 Recap: Tribe Waits To Long & Loses To Twins

Roster Update: As expected, the Indians brought T.J. House back from AAA to make tonight’s start and, unlike Zach McAllister, he will likely stay on the 25 man roster for more than a day. To make room for House, rookie reliever Austin Adams was sent back to AAA after allowing runs in both of his […]

Catch A Tiger By the Tail

The Indians started the second half of the 2014 season with three straight wins against the Detroit Tigers and even though they were unable to complete the four game sweep, they still won the four game series. This series win moved the Indians from third in the AL Central into second for the first time […]

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7/19 Recap Game 2: Corey Dickerson Powers Tribe to Series Win

Roster Update: The Indians activated Zach McAllister prior to tonight’s game as their 26th man allowed during a double header. This will not restart the clock on his return eligibility and he will still be able to come back in time to make his next start. Player of the Game Chris Dickerson has been an […]

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7/19 Game 1 Recap: Indians Win, On Pace for 68-0 in Second Half

Player of the Game Whether it is because the other team starts pressing or if Corey Kluber actually improves as the game goes on, there is no question that he takes his game to another level in the late innings. He allowed just one run on five hits though seven innings, but his most impressive […]

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7/18 Recap: Indians Use 7 in the 7th to Win First Game in Second Half

Roster Update: Zach McAllister was demoted during the All-Star break to give the Indians a ten man bullpen again, but he is scheduled to be the Indians 26th man tomorrow night and could be back with the team permanently by his next turn in the rotation after that. C.C. Lee was brought up for the […]

Zach McAllister

Do the 25 Man Roster Shuffle

Chris Antonetti and Terry Francona are at it again, finding ways to turn their 25 man active roster into at least a 30 man. This is something the Indians started doing actively in 2013, but like the use of a shift against every batter, this form of taking advantage has really blown up in 2014. […]

This Week In Tribe 7/18-27: Starting off Central

Starting after the All-Star break, Burning River Baseball will no longer be doing previews for every single series, describing every pitching match up. Instead, there will be a single preview article posted each week on Sunday night that covers the most important topics of the upcoming week. This first edition will come out on a […]

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Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues & The Story of African-American Baseball

Burning River Baseball has a general focus on the current edition of the Cleveland Indians, but it is really about glorifying the entire history of baseball in the city of Cleveland. The least remembered of those teams was likely the Cleveland Buckeyes and other members of Negro League Baseball. While the Lawrence D. Hogan book, […]

2014 All-Star Game (Indians Centric) Recap

Player of the Game Despite Harold Reynolds trying to give Derek Jeter the All-Star Game MVP before the game even started, it was Mike Trout who was most deserving of the award. Trout hit a triple in his first at bat, then a double later in the game, knocking in two of the AL’s five […]

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