Burning River Baseball 2.12

There in we discuss the most recent week of Indians baseball including the four game series against the White Sox. Main topics include the Indians rotation, specifically Danny Salazar and Carlos Carrasco and what to expect of them in the future. In a similar vein, we try to figure out whether the recent surge from […]

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Aguilar Update

The Major League season started just a short time ago and the minor league seasons a few days after that, but there are still some things worthy of note. The Indians number one power prospect, Jesus Aguilar has been one of those things. He has been the lone bright spot on a 3-7 Clippers team […]

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Series Preview: Tigers at Indians 4/15-17

The White Sox proved to be a much tougher foe than last season their first time around, but now the Indians will face a real challenge. Last season, the Tigers were the only thing keeping the Tribe away from a Central Division championship on multiple fronts. First, Cleveland finished the season just a game behind […]

Carlos Carrasco, Reliever of the Future

Carlos Carrasco decided to do something a little different his last time out. Instead of warming up in the bullpen prior to the start of the game and heading into the dugout before first pitch, Carrasco came out of the bullpen in the bottom of the first as if he didn’t know he was starting […]

All-Time Indians: Frankie Pytlak

Name: Frank Anthony Pytlak Position: Catcher   Number: 11 & 8 Tribe Time: 1932-1940 DOB: 07/30/1908 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1937) 125 397 60 125 15 6 1 44 155 52 15 16 5 76% .404 .390 .315 […]

4/13 Recap: Indians 3 – White Sox 4

The Indians lost three in the four game series with Chicago after dropping Sunday’s rain-soaked and raw contest 4-3. It was another back and forth game as the lead changed hands several times. Both closers blew leads in the 9th and there were plenty of mental mistakes made by each team. Player Of The Game […]

4/12 Recap Indians 12- White Sox 6

Another wild game took place in the windy city between these two teams. If this is a sample of things to come; the summer of 2014 should be a wild ride in the central. Player of the Game There were several offensive players that are deserving of tonight’s honors. However, the nod goes to Michael […]

4/11 Recap: Indians 6 – White Sox 9

Player of the Game In a repeat of yesterday’s result, Asdrubal Cabrera again lead the Indians offense from the lead-off role. All of his positive POG points came during the fifth inning when he was responsible for all of the Indians three runs scored. He started with a two RBI double, knocking in Mike Aviles […]

Let’s Not Worry About Danny Salazar

Danny Salazar made history on Thursday night; accomplishing something that has not been seen since 1900: He fanned 10 hitters while only completing 3.2 innings in the game. He finished with the loss, allowing five runs and six hits. Let’s take a deeper look into his numbers on the night: 24.5 K/9, 1.000 BABIP, 66.7% […]

4/10 Recap: Indians 3 – White Sox 7

Roster Update: Lonnie Chisenhall, expecting the birth of his second child, has been placed on the paternity list for as long as three days. His replacement on the roster will be utility man, Justin Sellers. Sellers was brought to the Tribe during Spring Training via a trade with the Dodgers. Chisenhall picked a great time […]

Burning River Radio 2.11

Here is another glorious episode of Burning River Radio, brought to you by burningriverbaseball.com. This time around we talk about the second week of Indians baseball in 2014 and all it entailed. This includes the Indians double header policy (there have been a few), the fantastic pitching the second time around and how Nick Swisher […]

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Series Preview: Indians at White Sox 4/10-13

Each series so far has been effected by rain, including two doubleheaders just nine games into the season. Hopefully, the Indians will be able to avoid bad weather in Chicago, where they will play their first four game series of 2014. Last season, the Indians excelled in four game series including three sweeps against Chicago […]

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The Numbers Behind Why Vinnie Was Optioned

Before game one of Wednesday’s double header with the Padres, the club announced that reliever Vinnie Pestano was being optioned back to Columbus. Presumably, the Indians want him to continue to work on his mechanics so that he becomes effective at retiring batters again. In three appearances this season, Pestano has surrendered six runs (four […]

4/9 Game 2 Recap: Padres 2 – Indians 1

Roster Update: Trevor Bauer was added as the Indians 26th man for the second game of the double header and was the starter. He will go back to Columbus after the game. Player of the Game Trevor Bauer set a career high with eight strike outs and was dominant overall during his six inning start. […]

4/9 Game 1 Recap: Padres 0 – Indians 2

Roster Update: In last night’s post-game we postulated that Vinnie Pestano’s appearance would be a test of sorts, to see if he would be the one sent down when Michael Bourn returns. It turns out it was a test, but the Indians didn’t wait for Bourn to make a move. Pestano was sent to AAA […]