TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 1: Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by Yan Gomes #10 after getting the last out of the third inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 1, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

7/1 Recap: Indians Win 14 in 19th

Player of the Game Since this game was as long as two, we can afford two Players of the Game. The first, being the first starter Josh Tomlin for his work in the first nine innings. Tomlin is the least likely pitcher in the AL baseball to walk a batter and a larger than average […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 18: Starting pitcher Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on June 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Danny Salazar

June 2016 Player Power Rankings

June was about as good of a month as is possible for a baseball team and unsurprisingly, nearly every player on the roster this month played at or well above expectations. A 13 game winning streak to end the month makes everyone happy and we all know how well the team is playing as a […]

TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 30: Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians hits a single in the first inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 30, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

6/30 Recap: Indians Finish June with 22 Wins, 13 in a Row

Player of the Game The Indians starting pitching has been so incredible during the current winning streak that it’s nearly inconceivable that they could simply continue, let alone improve upon their performances, yet Carlos Carrasco did it tonight. He held a powerful Blue Jays line-up to just three hits and five total base runners over […]

Krieger fouls a ball off his foot during minor league Spring Training in Goodyear, AZ. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Cleveland Indians Top Ten MiLB Middle Infielders of 2016

Just a year or so ago, the Indians minor league middle infield depth was the pride of baseball. There was Francisco Lindor who looked to be a future Gold Glover, super utility man Jose Ramirez and Joey Wendle at the upper levels. Since then, Wendle has been traded and Ramirez and Lindor promoted. This completely […]

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 29: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a sixth inning solo home run against Joel de la Cruz #60 of the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 29, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

6/29 Recap: The Indian Summer Continues, Win Streak Now To 12

The Indians current 12-game winning streak is the longest since 1951; the year “I Love Lucy” debuted on television. Player of the Game Danny Salazar pitched brilliantly and earned tonight’s honors. Feathers Up The offense woke up in the fifth off Braves starter Joel De La Cruz. Yan Gomes led off the inning with a […]


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during the 86th MLB All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Which Indians Could Be Making the Trip to San Diego As All-Stars?

The last time an Indians player started the All-Star game at any position was 2011 when Asdrubal Cabrera manned shorstop only because the voted-in Derek Jeter was injured. Barring a suddenly interested group of fans getting out to vote or a few catastrophic injuries, Cabrera will likely remain the last position player to start the […]

<> of the Cleveland Indians Atlanta Braves in the inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves Cleveland Indians at Turner Field on June 28, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.

6/28 Recap: Tribe Tested, But Streak Extends to 11

Player of the Game Corey Kluber certainly had dominating stuff tonight as well as near perfect command as he needed just 87 pitches to go eight innings. He walked one and struck out seven, allowing just three hits, all in the sixth. Those three hits did lead to two runs and it was because of […]

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What’s the Deal with All these Catchers?

Coming into the 2016 season, catcher was unquestionably the Cleveland Indians weakest area of development. It was bad enough pre-season that the Indians brought in Anthony Recker, Anthony Moore and Guillermo Quiroz and that still wasn’t enough as, once Roberto Perez was hurt they had to sign Chris Gimenez just to have a full Major […]

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 01:  Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians swings and watches the flight of his ball as he hits a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the fifth inning at Coliseum on August 1, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

6/27 Recap: Bauer & Chisenhall Extend Win Streak to 10

Player of the Game For the second game in a row, your top player is Lonnie Chisenhall as he repeated his line yesterday with another home run and three more RBI. This time, they all came at the same time with a three run home run to right against long reliever Tyrell Jenkins. He added […]

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 19:  Juan Uribe #4 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning during the game against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on June 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

This Week in Tribe 6/27-7/3: Indians Rolling in First Place

It’s a great time to be a Cleveland sports fan with the Indians rolling high on a nine-game winning streak that has pushed their lead to five games in the American League Central Division. Cleveland is now 44-30 after another three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers (38-38) to kick off a 10-game road trip that […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 26: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians makes the running catch on the pop fly from Justin Upton #8 (not in photo) during the fourth inning of the game on June 26, 2016 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

6/26 Recap: Indians Win 9th Straight in Detroit Sweep City

Player of the Game Every year it seems Lonnie Chisenhall catches fire for a short period and has one particular game where he really shines. Well, that time is now and that game was today as he went 4-4 with two singles, a triple and a two run home run. He knocked in three and […]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31:  Manager Terry Francona #17 of the Cleveland Indians looks on from the end of the dugout against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the six inning at Coliseum on July 31, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Like Him or Not, Francona Gets Things Done

Terry Francona is a very divisive figure among Indians fans. Many in the more emotional crowd follow his every move blindly as the works of the genius who brought Boston their first World Championship in nearly 100 years. Other, more statistically inclined fans find fault in the Tribe’s manager daily. In particular, his love of […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 25:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians after hitting a solo home run against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Comerica Park on June 25, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

6/25 Recap: Win Streak to 8 as Carrasco Shuts Out Detroit

Player of the Game Carlos Carrasco has improved in each of his starts made since returning from the DL and today’s was his best since his second start of the year on April 13th.  In his starts since coming back he has went 5 innings allowing three runs, 6.2 IP with 4 ER, 6 IP […]