The Incredible Transformation of Carlos Carrasco

While Corey Kluber has grabbed most of the accolades for the Indians starting rotation this season, there has been another pitcher who has been even better than the Indians ace. Since rejoining the starting rotation on August 10th, Carrasco has posted a 5-2 record with an ERA of 1.32, a .183 BAA and 68 strike outs […]

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9/22 Recap: Poor Defense & Offense Keeps Tribe Down

Player of the Game A fact that shouldn’t surprise anyone, Carlos Carrasco pitched another magnificent game tonight. He struck out nine in 7.1 innings and gave up just eight hits, two of which could have been called errors. He did give up two runs, which is about double his normal quota since rejoining the rotation, […]

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The House Was A Rockin’, The Royals Weren’t Knockin’

Editors Note: This game was originally started on August 31st with all but one third of an inning played on that date. Only the bottom of the tenth was played today. Player of the Game Tribe starter T.J. House easily gets the award tonight. What a performance for a guy who took Justin Masterson’s spot […]

This Week In Tribe 9/22-28: One Last Chance

The Indians are down to their final six (plus three outs) games of the season and by some miracle of luck, have not been eliminated from play-off contention yet. Not only that, they now have their destiny in their own control, as much as is possible at this point of the season. There are three teams […]

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9/21 Recap: Kluber KKKKKKKKKKKKKK’s Twinkies

Player of the Game With no surprise, Corey Kluber wins his team-leading (tied with Brantley) 17th Player of the Game of the season. Though he was not overly dominate this afternoon, giving up 7 hits and 2 earned runs, the Twin bats were no match for Kluber. He pitched 8 innings and walked only one. […]

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9/19 Recap: Francona’s Strange Decisions Cost Tribe Win

Player of the Game Michael Brantley was one of four Indians hitters with at least two hits tonight and both went for extra bases. His solo home run broke the tie in the sixth and, although the Indians added an insurance run the next inning, his home run allowed the Indians to keep the lead […]

Don’t Turn Off the Lights Quite Yet

We may have gotten ahead our selves here at Burning River Baseball. In post games over the past week, we have insinuated that the Indians have no chance at winning the division after losing four in a row to Detroit and Houston and almost no chance at winning the Wild Card. Thanks to a three […]

Indians Look To Solve Misfiring Offense

Michael Bourn has admitted the Cleveland Indians need to find a solution to their misfiring offense if they are going to maintain their march for a place in the play-offs. With the regular season reaching its climax, the Indians know that time is running out for them to ensure they repeat last year’s feat of […]

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Indian Summer – Brian McDonald

Three of the first four books covered in the Burning River Book Club did not directly have to do with the Indians, with more of an overall view of the sport, so it is time to get back to Cleveland. This month’s book is an old one about a much older time. Little is known about team […]

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9/18 Recap: Ramirez Runs Tribe To Series Win

Player of the Game Danny Salazar continued another run of great starts with nine strike outs in 7.1 shut out innings. He also allowed just five hits, all singles, and one earned run that was aided by a wild pitch. Tribe pitchers have now thrown at least seven innings, with one run or less, two […]

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9/17 Recap: Carrasco Finishes What He Started With Two Hitter

Team Updates: Earlier today, it was unofficially announced that this will be the final season that the Indians will be associated with the Carolina Mudcats. They are expected to sign a new deal through 2018 with the Lynchburg Hillcats, who are currently the Advanced A team for the Atlanta Braves. In addition, Ryan Raburn will […]

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9/16 Recap: Kluber Sets New High & Moves Higher in the Record Books

Player of the Game While it wasn’t his best start of the season, tonight was the night that Corey Kluber struck out the most batters, impressive considering his already imposing K totals (more later). In addition to a career high 14 strike outs, Kluber threw seven innings and allowed just a single earned run, scored […]

Lonnie Chisenhall’s Amazing Season That Almost Didn’t Happen

Lonnie Chisenhall has been one of the biggest surprises of this season as the top prospect and first round draft pick from 2008 has finally come into his own, coming in second on the team in doubles (32) and batting average (.288), third in hits (137) and OPS (.799), and fourth in RBI (64) and […]

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