All-Time Indians: George Strickland

Name: George Bevan Strickland Position: Short Stop/Manager Tribe Time: 1952-57, 1959-60/1964, 1966 Number: 2   DOB: 01/10/1926 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1953) 123 419 43 119 17 4 5 47 159 51 52 0 0 .362 .379 .284 .741 […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 14:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians slides into home plate to score during the 5th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 14, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

6/14 Recap: Shaw Blows Another as Indians Drop 2nd in KC

Player of the Game Josh Tomlin pitched seven innings, struck out five and allowed seven hits without walking any. He allowed just one run on a solo home run which we will go into detail about later on. Feathers Up The Indians didn’t knock around Chris Young like they did last time around, but despite […]

Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley and Francisco Lindor hanging out on Pitchers and Catchers Day 2016 - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

The Difference a Defense Makes

For those who don’t remember (shame on you) today is the one year anniversary of Francisco Lindor‘s promotion and debut in Major League Baseball. In his one calendar year, he has played in 161 games, batted .308/.355/.468 with 34 doubles, five triples, 19 home runs, 90 runs scored, 84 RBI and 22 steals to three […]

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 7: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after a throwing error on first baseman Carlos Santana allowed Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds to score a run in the first inning of the game at Great American Ball Park on August 7, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

6/13 Recap: Royals Get One Back Thanks to Poor Defense

Player of the Game Francisco Lindor had a good game yesterday after having most of the game off the day before and Jason Kipnis did the same tonight after taking off the finale against LA. Today, he walked in his first at bat, hit a double in his second and smashed a home run to […]

during the MLB game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 12, 2016 in Anaheim, California.

6/12 Recap: Cleveland Pounds Angels Early to Win Series

Player of the Game Carlos Santana went deep twice tonight for a total of three RBI out of the Indians eight runs scored. Francisco Lindor also had a terrific game with one home run and three RBI of his own to go with two singles for a 3 for 5 night. Feathers Up There is […]

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Indians 2016 Draft Results Day 3

After taking three players on day one and ten on day two, the Indians chose players for the final thirty rounds of the draft on Saturday. While no team is forced to choose forty players, all thirty teams did so this year and it is a continuation on the Indians part of drafting and signing […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 11:  Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 11, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

6/11 Recap: Starters Brilliant, But the Bullpen Decides It

Player of the Game Trevor Bauer continues to pitch at an exceptional level although the results tonight weren’t quite as good as he would have hoped. For the fourth straight game he pitched at least six innings while allowing three or fewer runs and until the seventh, he had allowed just one unearned run. He […]

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Indians Take 3 Pitchers, 5 Hitters on Day 2 of 2016 Draft

In general, even the most diehard baseball fans stop watching after the third round as very little is known about the players taken late in the draft. Even so, late round picks can still be vitaly important for a team as the Indians have seen recently with successes like Cody Anderson (14) and Cody Allen […]

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2016 Extended Spring Training in Review

Excluding when a high minor leaguer or Major League heads to Arizona for a rehab assignment, extended Spring Training gets essentially no attention. No stats are kept publicly, wins and losses are irrelevant and the rules are at least a little hazy. It is for a reason that the numbers are not available to the […]

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Triston McKenzie is Ready for the Next Level

When the Indians drafted a 6’5″, 165 lb 17 year old right handed pitcher in the first round last year, in the eyes of many it was a bigger deal than taking the left handed former first overall pick Brady Aiken earlier in the first. The spindly Triston McKenzie has an electric fastball that regularly […]

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 06:  Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by Chris Gimenez #38 after scoring on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Juan Uribe against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning at Safeco Field on June 6, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

6/6 Recap: Bauer’s Best Masters Mariners

Player of the Game Rajai Davis added a solo home run of James Paxton as an insurance run in the fifth, but Bauer didn’t need it. He pitched 7.2 innings and allowed just a single run, striking out ten while giving up just five hits. Considering his command and movement, this may have been Bauer’s […]

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 29:  Left fielder Dustin Ackley #13 of the Seattle Mariners makes a running catch of a deep fly ball off the bat of Michael Brantley of the Cleveland Indians  in the seventh inning at Safeco Field on May 29, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

How Hard are West Coast Road Trips?

The Indians will be heading to Seattle for the first time this season today and with it, the stigma of the ominous West Coast road trip. Because of the unbalanced nature of Major League Baseball (only two teams lie between Kansas and California with six more on the West Coast), most of the Indians games […]