CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 17: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians singles to center field during the third inning of the interleague game against the Cincinnati Reds on May 17, 2016 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Raising Some Reds Flags

The Indians completed their first four game sweep this season (or their first two two game sweeps, depending on your point of view) against the Reds this week. Not only did the Indians get four wins, moving to within 2.5 games of the first place White Sox after the finale on Thursday night, but they […]

BOSTON, MA - MAY 21:  Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox delivers in the first inning during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 21, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

5/21 Recap: We Don’t Love That Dirty Water; At Least Not Today

Player of the Game Jeff Manship is today’s player of the game with a .027 WPA. Despite Carlos Santana scoring the only run, Manship is your player of the game. Feathers Up The lone feather up this afternoon came off the bat of Carlos Santana in the 9th inning. He hit an opposite filed solo […]

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This Is Next Year: All teams remain above .500

Lake County Captains (24-17) by Caitlin Boron The Lake County Captains have been hot so far this season (24-17), but it seems this week they’re slowly coming back to earth as they now share first place of the Mid-Eastern Division with the South Bend Cubs. Tonight the two teams went into extras due to a […]

BOSTON, MA - MAY 20:  Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians delivers in the first inning during the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 20, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

5/20 Recap: Kluber Quiets Boston’s Bats

Player of the Game Coming into the game, the Boston Red Sox were the best offense in the AL, averaging almost six runs a game. However, Corey Kluber largely shut down Boston on Friday night, and earned the win to improve his record to 3-5. The Red Sox did manage to get two early runs […]

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 27:  Erik Gonzalez #78 of the Cleveland Indians bats during a spring training game against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark on February 27, 2014 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Why Not E-Gon?

No team makes it through a season unscathed and the Indians were hit particularly hard recently when, after both were missing to start the year, Lonnie Chisenhall (bereavement) and Michael Brantley (15 Day DL) were removed from the 25 man roster. To replace them, the Indians brought back Tyler Naquin, who had started the year […]

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 18:  Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by Francisco Lindor #12 after defeating the Cincinnati Reds 8-7 in twelve innings at Great American Ball Park on May 18, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

5/19 Recap: Cleveland Owns Ohio

Player of the Game Josh Tomlin was fantastic at the plate and on the mound tonight. He nearly singlehandedly beat the Reds. Feathers Up The Indians drew first blood in the 4th inning with a 2-run rocket to right by Carlos Santana, his 6th home run of the season. He would hit his 7th the […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 29:  Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians rounds third base on his way to score from second base on an RBI single off the bat of Michael Brantley in the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 29, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Believeland: ESPN’s 30 for 30 Isn’t Woe Is Me View of Cleveland

This review contains details about the documentary. If you have not seen Believeland and do not want to read spoilers, stop reading and go watch! If you looked across social media in the days leading up to the television debut of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary Believeland, most Clevelanders who have lived through most of the […]

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5/18 Recap: George Street Beat Again; Indians Win In Extra’s

The Indians continue their dominance of their cross-state rivals, beating the Reds in 12 innings 8-7. Roster Update: The Indians announced Wednesday that Tyler Naquin was optioned to Class AAA Columbus to make room for right-hander Mike Clevinger, who made his major-league debut tonight. Player of the Game Rajai Davis did not leave any zero’s in […]

Mike Clevinger warms up before throwing a session on 2/17/16 in Goodyear, AZ. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Welcome To Cleveland Mr. Clevinger

The Indians made it official yesterday afternoon, Mike Clevinger will be making his big league debut against the Reds in tonight’s game. Clevinger is being called up to replace the struggling Cody Anderson who has been awful in nearly every one of his 7 outings this season. Through 7 games and 6 starts, Anderson posted […]

Baseball & Brews

Cleveland Baseball and Burge

This week on Cleveland Baseball and Brews, Brad and I were joined by WTAM1100’s Will Burge (@WillBurge) for the first half of the show. Naturally, we talked about baseball; how Tyler Naquin might be the defensive second coming of Grady Sizemore (not in a good way), and beer; Willoughby’s PeanutButter Chocolate Porter being one of […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 17: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians singles to center field during the third inning of the interleague game against the Cincinnati Reds on May 17, 2016 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

5/17 Recap: Indians Walk All Over Reds in 2 Game Sweep

Roster Update: Lonnie Chisenhall has returned from the bereavement list and to make room, starting pitcher Cody Anderson has been optioned back to AAA. Replacing him in the rotation will be Mike Clevinger making his MLB debut tomorrow, but another move will need to be made before then to add the right hander to the […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 08:  Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians hits a run scoring triple in the 2nd inning against the Chicago White Sox during the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field on April 8, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Indians defeated the White Sox 7-1.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Indians Have a Center Field Problem

During the 2016 off-season, Cleveland Indians fans had dreams of the team putting together a prospect package and acquiring the likes of A.J. Pollock, Yasiel Puig or Marcell Ozuna. Entering the off-season, most agreed an outfield bat was the biggest of Cleveland’s needs. That need grew only more desperate when it was announced that Abraham Almonte […]

Davis makes a catch in left field during MLB Spring action. - Jennifer Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

5/16 Recap: The Ohio Cup Game One

Player of the Game Player of the game tonight is without a doubt Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis, and his aggressive slide into home is what put him there. Bottom of the fourth, Davis and Jose Ramirez both on base, Jason Kipnis hits a single to center field, and the runners take off! Ramirez scores […]

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