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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 O.co 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 […]

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 O.co 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 […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 24:  Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians singles against the Detroit Tigers during the sixth inning at Comerica Park on June 24, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

6/24 Recap: Tribe Triples Their Way to Victory

Player of the Game Jason Kipnis has 7 RBI in his last four games, but tonight is his first Player of the Game of the stretch as the pitching finally took a back seat to the offense. He had two triples tonight, one short of the club record, and knocked in three. Feathers Up The […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13: Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning of their game on August 13, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Yankees defeated the Indians 8-6.   (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

6/22 Recap: Bauer Completes Game & Homestand Sweep

Player of the Game Trevor Bauer continues to raise the bar, improving in seemingly every start. This time, he hurled a complete game, his first of the season and second in his career, allowing just one run and striking out ten. Only one Rays batter reached via the walk and he was the only runner […]

Baseball & Brews

Baseball & Brews: BASEketball

This week on Baseball And Brews, Brad (@BradWojdyla) and I (@cle_itisgone) go a little off the usual path. Obviously, there are baseball talks, like if Danny Salazar is All Star material, Madison Bumgarner in the derby, an anger-fueled rant about Tyler Naquin’s defense, and the Tribe being in first, but we also went into some […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 21: Juan Uribe #4 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field on June 21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

6/21 Recap: Father & Son Go Deep As Kluber Shuts Out Rays

Player of the Game Corey Kluber pitched what was possibly his best game of the season tonight after a rocky outing last time. He pitched a complete game shut out, his second of both this season and his career, allowing just three hits while striking out nine. Kluber walked just two as well and lowered […]

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The Curse of Rocky Colavito – Terry Pluto

With Cleveland’s curse being brought back to the forefront with the 30 for 30 called Believeland, the Lake Erie Monsters winning the Calder Cup and, of course, the Cavaliers winning their first NBA Finals in franchise history, it seems apropos to bring up the most detailed look at the Indians side in The Curse of […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 20: Right fielder Michael Martinez #1 of the Cleveland Indians fields a fly ball hit by Logan Forsythe #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning at Progressive Field on June 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

6/20 Recap: Indians Home Run Barrage Makes it 9 Games Over .500

Player of the Game Carlos Santana knocked in the Indians first run of the game with a fielder’s choice in the fourth, then knocked in the Indians third run in the sixth with a solo home run. He scored a second time in the eighth after hitting a single, coming home on Juan Uribe‘s home run. […]

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AZL Preview 2016: Turning Up the Heat

Arizona has already had record temperatures this Summer, surpassing 110 the first week of June, but that won’t keep the Tribe’s youngest prospects from competing in Goodyear during the worst of it. Games for the AZL (or Arizona Rookie League) Indians start up tomorrow, June 20th at home against the Reds and will continue through […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 5: Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians runs out an RBI single during the fourth inning of the opening day game against the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field on April 5, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

A Partial Solution to a Partially Known Problem: Yan Gomes

Yan Gomes has been the Indians single most disappointing player this year and, considering his injury, possibly the last two seasons. Currently batting .167/.204/.339, there have been quite a few situations, especially in recent weeks, when the Indians have an important situation with Gomes at bat and things haven’t turned out very well. Early on […]

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