ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 17: Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers looks on as Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians react after striking out in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

5/17 Recap: Poor Showing In the Middle Leaves Top Stranded

Player of the Game The only player to come in when it counted today was Michael Brantley, whose RBI double scored the only Indians run in the game. Brantley also walked in the first inning, making him two of the many runners stranded listed below. His final Player of the Game score of 1.78 was […]

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 16:  Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians hits a sacrifice fly against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 16, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Is Michael Brantley the Next Joe Sewell?

Continuing on with an unplanned series comparing the players of today to the greats of the past in one small aspect, the time has come for the Indians All-Star and Silver Slugger, starting left fielder Michael Brantley. In the first two editions, I discussed whether Corey Kluber could pull a Luis Tiant and if Danny Salazar […]

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 16:  Austin Adams #49 of the Cleveland Indians throws against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 16, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

5/16 Recap: Kipnis Crushes Texas Sized Home Run to Lead Comeback Win

Roster Update: After making his second consecutive poor start last night, Bruce Chen was designated for assignment. In his place, Austin Adams was called up for the second time this year to aid the bedraggled bullpen. Adams allowed one run and just two hits in 4.2 innings during his first stint in Cleveland. Player of […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 13: Starter Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Progressive Field on May 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Corey’s Amazing, Spectacular & All Around Great Day

Rarely is a single game of so much interest that it deserves more than a single post game report, let alone an extra 1,000 words describing the improbability of it’s occurrence, but Corey Kluber was so amazing last Wednesday, he is going to get one more look at that historic game. This time, not of […]

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A Second Chance to Score

The Indians have many incredible pitchers in their history including five who made it into the Hall of Fame as Indians and nine more Hall of Famers who were enshrined as members of another team, but played for the Indians, but there is one pitcher who seemed an obvious choice after his first two seasons, […]

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Tribe Time Now Episode 14

In this, the most recent episode of Tribe Time Now, Ryan Thompson (@RThompAK13) is joined by Jime Pete (@JimPeteEHC) of Everybody Hates Cleveland and Stanford Crissey of It’s Pronounced Lajaway to discuss Corey Kluber’s wicked 18 K performance, the dichotomy of the top and middle portions of the lineup, Yan Gomes, the bullpens’ woes and […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 13: Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning on May 13, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Assessing the Best Starting Rotations in the MLB so Far

With the MLB season now well under way, we are beginning to get an idea as to which teams have the best starting rotations, or at least which teams’ pitching departments have started the year in the most encouraging form. Ahead of the season, one of the main storylines was how the Washington Nationals’ rotation, […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 14:  Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians is tagged out between third base and home plate by Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals in a run down during the first inning of their game on May 14, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

5/14 Recap: Lack of Fundamentals Cost Bauer Another Win

Player of the Game While he didn’t near the dominance of Corey Kluber yesterday, Trevor Bauer still had a pretty nice start against the best team in baseball this afternoon. Bauer walked three and allowed four hits, but only the double by Mark Reynolds (the only Cardinals hitter to hit safely twice) was hit hard. His […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 13:  Francisco Lindor of the World Team fields a ball against the U.S. Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Lindor & the Predictive Nature of AAA Performances on Future Results

While it is almost certainly the super 2 deadline that has kept Francisco Lindor in AAA longer than necessary, there have been some claiming that his current numbers at that level are further proof that he still belongs there. While not a true predictor, the Indians do have some idea how the offensive numbers of […]

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Burning River Infirmary: The Coming Return Of Gomes and House

Yan Gomes, who sprained his MCL on a dirty slide at the plate on April 11th, will begin a rehab assignment with the Lake County Captains on Friday, May 15th; Gomes isn’t ready to catch yet, but he will DH until he can regain flexibility in that knee. For Gomes, the test will be whether […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 13: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Progressive Field on May 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Corey Kluber

5/13 Recap: Kluber K’s the World

Player of the Game It is very difficult to put in words what Corey Kluber did tonight, so we’ll start with a general outline, then get into things more specifically. Tonight, the man who was the best pitcher in the AL in 2014 pitched the best game of his life. A high pitch count held […]

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Get A Little Captains in You

2015 Lake County Captains Midwest League, 3rd in the Eastern Division, 3 games behind the Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 16-15 (.516 Winning Percentage) 120 Runs Scored, 129 Runs Against (14-17 Pythagorean Record) -9 Run Differential   The Lake County Captains are a young team and so far the age has shown in the team’s […]

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5/12 Recap: K’s, RISPLOB’s & E’s KO CLE vs StL

Player of the Game The Indians only had two really positive performances tonight on the entire team and the best of these belonged to Jason Kipnis (Michael Brantley was the other bright spot going 2/4 with a walk, double, RBI and run). Kipnis maintained an opposite field approach all night and it worked for two […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 7:  Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians throws in the first inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 7, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

What’s Eating Corey Kluber?

To say this has been a tough start to the season is a gross understatement. The Indians came into the year with the highest expectations of any season since 2008 and perhaps that was an omen of things to come as that year’s squad also failed to live up to their lofty expectations. Unfortunately there […]

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