SEATTLE, WA - MAY 29:  Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians catches a fly ball off the bat of Seth Smith of the Seattle Mariners in the second inning at Safeco Field on May 29, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

5/29 Recap: Walker Ties Up Indians Bats, Tribe Loses 2-1

Player of the Game Despite a high pitch count early, Trevor Bauer was able to complete seven innings tonight and strike out ten, including all three batters faced in the fifth and seventh for eight K’s in his last nine outs. He allowed just six hits and two runs (more on both later), although he […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 2: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field on May 2, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Corey Kluber

2015 All-Star Candidates: Who Wants To Road Trip to Cincinnati?

Major League Baseball announced the first vote totals for the 2015 last Tuesday (stats and vote totals accurate of 5/26) and things aren’t looking good for the Tribe. This shouldn’t really be a surprise as a sub-.500 team from a fly over state can’t be expected to be leading a popularity contest in which the […]

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Tribe Time Now Ep 16: Peaks & Valleys

Mike “Miggy” Brandyberry (@RThompAK13) of More than a fan: Cleveland. In this episode, Miggy and Ryan discuss Carlos Santana’s baby girl, the division as she stands now, conclusions from the TEX series, a preview of the SEA series, the curious case of Michael Bourn, and CF replacement options! For those looking to meet the varied hosts […]

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 28:  Brandon Moss #44 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning at Safeco Field on May 28, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

5/28 Recap: Indians Inch Towards .500 Behind Kluber

Roster Update: Carlos Santana‘s daughter was born this morning and so he can be there, he has been placed on the paternity list. In his place, Jerry Sands has been recalled from AAA for some unknown reason. In a separate move, Scott Atchison was placed on the 15 day disabled list with a left ankle […]

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Going the Other Way – Billy Bean

No, not Billy Beane. Today’s Book Club is a bit of a throw back as we feature Going the Other Way: An Intimate Memoir of Life In and Out of Major League Baseball by Billy Bean with Chris Bull from 2003. While the story is a bit old, it never really made the mainstream at the time, […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 23: Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians scores on a double by Jason Kipnis #22 during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Progressive Field on May 23, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Michael Bourn

The (Re) Bourn Indians

On May 15th, the Indians record sat at 12-21 and were a season high nine games below .500.  They had just landed in Arlington, TX to begin a tough seven game road trip which concluded with a stop on the south side of Chicago to play the division rival White Sox in four games. Prior […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 27: Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field on May 27, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/27 Recap: No Missed Chances Today As Offense Scores Big

Player of the Game Carlos Carrasco came into the game with a huge disparity between his xFIP (4th in the AL) and his ERA (43rd in AL), generally showing that he has been the victim of poor defensive support and all around bad luck. Today, some of that reverted as he allowed five hits and […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 26:  Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers beats the throw to Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on May 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Texas defeated Cleveland 4-3. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

5/26 Recap: Offense Lays An Egg When It Matters Most

Player of the Game Danny Salazar had another solid outing tonight that would have looked like a great outing had it not been for one bad pitch to Prince Fielder. Salazar continues to have a quietly great season for the Tribe as a consistent force in the rotation. Feathers Up The Indians’ offense got off […]

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 27: Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians walks against the Kansas City Royals during the fourth inning of their game on April 27, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Royals defeated the Indians 6-2. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

How to Score More; Clutch Hits or Walks?

It has been a matter of debate among Indians fans, particularly those writers who speak on the Tribe Time Now network of podcasts, why the Indians had trouble scoring runs early in the season. On one side, they weren’t getting hits with runners in scoring position. On the other, they weren’t getting many runners in […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 25: Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after hitting a three run home run during the second inning against the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field on May 25, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Roberto Perez

5/25 Recap: E1? Bingo.

Player of the Game It would seem more appropriate to pick the goat of the game after one like today (probably Zach McAllister), but for tradition’s sake, the Player of the Game was Roberto Perez with a score of 5.83. His three run, second inning home run gave the Indians their first lead of the […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 20:  Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum #38 of the Cleveland Indians delivers the ball against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on May 20, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

This Week in Tribe 5/25-31: Keep On Rolling Tribe

Six in a row, two series wins including a sweep have brought the Cleveland Indians back to life.   The Tribe (20-23, .465 winning percentage) moved out of last place in the American League Central and are now in fourth place just a few percentage points ahead of the Chicago White Sox (19-22, .463 winning […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 24:   Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians hits a leadoff double in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Progressive Field on May 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

5/24 Recap: Votto & Reds Defense Hand Tribe A Sweep

Roster Update: After a long 37 games, the Indians catcher and unofficial captain Yan Gomes has returned to the starting lineup. Since he was originally expected to miss two months, this is great news. To make room, back-up catcher Brett Hayes has been designated for assignment with Roberto Perez heading to the bench. Player of […]

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5/22 Recap: A Mossy Finish

Player of the Game Brandon Moss went 2-4 with a HR a double and three RBI in key situations in the game: First by putting the Indians ahead by one in the 3rd and another by putting the game away in the 4th. Feathers Up The Indians hitters were very patient with Leake in the […]

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