Baseball & Brews

Baseball And Brews…and a Non-Bakers Dozen

This week on Cleveland Baseball And Brews! Brad Wojdyla (@BradWojdyla) and I (@cle_itisgone) had our FIRST in-studio guest! Spencer Davies (@SpinDavies) hung out, talked minor leagues and shared a make-your-own six-pack with us! We dove right into the fact that in episode 11 I said Sale would lose, how the Indians were in first place […]

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Cleveland Indians Top 10 MiLB Starting Pitchers 2016

The Indians Major League starting rotation is the envy nearly every other team in the league, but that doesn’t mean the depth stops there. There is plenty to look forward to in the future as many talented starters are moving through the ranks right now. As with last month’s look at the Indians outfielders, the […]

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Getting to Know the Indians Next Great Outfielder: Nathan Lukes

When going to a minor league ballpark, you never know what you’re going to see. It rings just as true for the major league games as well, but with the minors you’re viewing the future, stellar defense with gold glove potential, bats that hold a pop destined to rake in guys who are dying to […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 30: Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field on May 30, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/30 Recap: Rangers Smash Tribe as Tomlin’s Stopper Streak Snapped

Player of the Game One of the few offensive bright spots for the Indians on Friday night was Marlon Byrd, whose strong play continues to make his $1 million contract a steal. On the evening, Byrd went a perfect 4-4, including a home run and a double. Coming into the Monday, Byrd held a solid […]


Carrasco Rehabs in Akron, Nears Cleveland Return

As the Cleveland Indians have battled their way to the top of the AL Central Standings, they have done so without arguably their best pitcher. Carlos Carrasco injured his hamstring covering first base on April 24 against Detroit, and has been on the disabled list ever since. At the time of the injury, Carrasco was […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 13: Bryan Shaw #27 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the seventh inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers on June 13, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Bullpens: Loved Or Hated

Closers, or relievers in general, are told to have a short memory. Whether they’ve blown a seven run lead or have converted 84 straight saves, no two back-to-back games and sometimes seasons are alike. Ask the 2008 Indians. Sometimes, fans have shorter memories than the relievers themselves. In 2015, Cody Allen led all relievers in fWAR (2.6) […]


5/28 Recap: Speed Demons Make Dinner of Sloppy O’s

Player of the Game With the exception of Kipnis, every Tribe batter generated at least one hit today. Mike Napoli was the top performer, reaching base safely on an error in the first and lining a single to left field in the second. Napoli scored 2 runs and knocked 2 in. What really gave Napoli […]

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This Is Next Year: The Summer (And Teams) Are Heating Up

Extended Spring Training by Joe Coblitz The Indians don’t keep score in extended Spring Training, but I do and in the games I’ve attended this year, they are currently 7-0-2. Paraphrasing a discussion between the White Sox coaches after the game on Monday 5/23, “their players are on a whole different level. They just have […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 27: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field on May 27, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/27 Recap: Bauer Battles Back, but O’s Get to Z-Mac

Player of the Game Jose Ramirez: Controversy over nicknames aside, J-Ram continued to be one of the Tribe’s best bats. He was a perfect 4-4 on the night with two doubles, and had the Indians’ only multi-hit performance. His strong night raised his season batting average to .309, second to only Francisco Lindor on the […]

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Spring Training Hindsight or Foresight

The Indians are on a roll right now, winning three of four from Chicago shortly after a four game sweep of Cincinnati to move to within a half game of first in the AL Central. The Indians should be pretty happy with their 25-20 record (which projects to a 90 win season) and their run […]


9 in 9 – Justin Toole

It’s hard to say exactly what kind of book 9 in 9 is. It is not (thank goodness), a 107 page pitch-by-pitch description of the time when Indians minor league utility man Justin Toole played all nine positions in a nine inning game. It is more like a professional athlete had wanted to write a […]