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CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 31: Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two run home run during the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on July 31, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Mike Napoli

Indians Hitting Them Out Like it’s 1999

For a generation of Indians fans, home runs were an expectation. Anyone who started watching the game in the 1990’s saw Albert Belle break the team single season record with 50 in 1995 and three players break the career mark that had been held by Earl Averill since May 1st 1932 when he hit his […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 17: Staring pitcher Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on August 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8/17 Recap: Defense Fails Tribe, Sox Win in 9th

Roster Update: Josh Tomlin was placed on the family emergency list prior to the game. At the moment, he is expected to return before his next start on August 20th. While no corresponding move was officially made today, Danny Salazar will be added in that spot on the 25 man roster prior to tomorrow’s game. […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 16: Third baseman Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians throws out Omar Narvaez #38 of the Chicago White Sox at first to end the top of the fourth inning at Progressive Field on August 16, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8/16 Recap: Kluber Strong, Tribe gets the W

Player of the Game Corey Kluber threw five shut out innings tonight before giving up one run on a solo home run for Justin Morneau in the sixth. He struck out seven while allowing seven hits and two walks and earning the win. Feathers Up With the impressive power numbers the Indians have put up […]

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8/15 Recap: Tribe Drops Make-Up with Boston 3-2

Player of the Game In the fourth inning, Rajai Davis got the Indians on the board with a lead-off double that gave the Tribe a short lived 1-0 lead. He added to that with a two out double in the 8th to knock in the Indians second run. Both hits went the opposite way as […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 14:  A hot dog mustard mascot dances in the bleachers during a rain delay before the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Progressive Field on August 14, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

8/14 Recap: Tribe Comes Back to Sweep LA

Player of the Game Jered Weaver was the perfect opponent for the Tribe’s Tyler Naquin, who has recently been struggling with Major League heat. Against the much slower veteran, Naquin went 3 for 3 with two doubles, a run and the RBI that chased Miller from the game in the sixth. He had a double […]

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All-Time Indians: John Clarkson

Name: John Gibson Clarkson Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1892-1894 DOB: 07/01/1861 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP Best Season (1892) 17 10 .630 2.55 29 28 27 1 243.1 235 69 4 72 91 1.26 Spiders Career 41 37 .526 3.78 87 81 71 […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13: Mike Clevinger #52 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the first inning at Progressive Field on August 13, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mike Clevinger

8/13 Recap: Clevinger & Friends One Hit Angels

Player of the Game Aided by some really fantastic defense, Mike Clevinger put together his best game of his short Major League career. The rookie right hander walked four and allowed just one hit through 5.2 innings with just one run coming across to score. Clevinger struck out three despite what was an incredibly small strike zone. […]

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Top 10 Cleveland Indians MiLB RP of 2016

It’s incredibly difficult to judge relievers in the minors for the same reasons they can be judge in the Majors (limited innings can make one poor appearance look much worse than it actually is) and some others, like the fact that there are a lot more ways to get minor leaguers to swing and miss. […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 11: Shortstop Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks off the field during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians as the game goes into a rain delay at Progressive Field on August 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8/11 Recap: Tribe Pour on Runs While it Pours

Player of the Game Much of the Indians prolific offense will be detailed below, but Mike Napoli was the super hero of the day, hitting a single, two doubles and a home run to score three runs and knock in four. He was pulled from the game in the top of the seventh to allow […]

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Tribe Time Now: Bye-Bye Lonnie

The Tribe Time Now round table is reconvened to discuss the Indians recent struggles. Is it really time for fans to worry, or are the Indians built to make the playoffs? Jim Pete (

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8/10 Recap: Tribe Splits Two Game Set in Washington

Player of the Game Francisco Lindor‘s two out, two run home run in the third was the Tribe’s biggest hit of the game, starting a rally that included two more doubles and a run after and with little else positive coming from the game, he is today’s Player of the Game. Feathers Up The Indians […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 8: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field on July 8, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Carlos Santana: Lead-Off Hitter

I don’t know exactly when it happened, but we have passed the point where Matt Underwood and Rick Manning have stopped mentioning how “no one thought Carlos Santana could be a lead-off hitter” three times per game. Of course, that “no one thought” that about Santana was a view held purely by those who have […]

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 09:  Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 9, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

8/9 Recap: Scherzer Near Perfect, but Bauer Better

Player of the Game Trevor Bauer did his best tonight to make up for five straight lackluster starts as he was able to hang with and eventually outlast one of the best pitchers in baseball and one of the top offenses in the NL (albeit without their best hitter, Bryce Harper). Bauer pitched 6.1 shut […]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08:  Hedvig Karakas of Hungary (white) competes against Chen-Ling Lien of Chinese Taipei in the Women's -57 kg Repechage Judo contest on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Why Baseball Doesn’t Need the Olympics

The Summer Olympics in Rio have been dominating the sporting news cycle of late as the once every four years event stared last week and also causing a slight blip was that the 2020 Olympics will include baseball (and softball) again for the first time since 2008. First, while baseball and softball have been lumped […]

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