6/19 Recap: Indians Walk-off in 10 and Sweep the Sox

Player of the Game Rajai Davis racked up 4 hits and 2 runs including the game-winning score in the bottom of the 10th. Feathers Up Rajai Davis had a great day at the plate and on the base paths today. Davis had 4 hits, including 2 doubles, 2 stolen bases, and 1 run scored. Juan […]

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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 -  JUNE 18: Starting pitcher Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on June 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Danny Salazar

6/18 Recap: Starting The Party Early In Cleveland

Player of the Game Taylor Naquin earns tonight’s honors as he was a double away from the cycle. Feathers Up The Indians scored quickly off James Shields, as was expected given his frivolous track record since joining the Chicago White Sox. After several games on the road where runs were hard to come by, they […]

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This Is Next Year: All Star Breaks Are Near

Dominican Summer League (DSL) Indians by Joseph Coblitz The Dominican Summer League Indians started up on June 4th and have since went 5-6. While this may look unimpressive, they have won their last three in a row by a margin of 17-2, mostly due to a 6/17 victory of 12-0 against the DSL Yankees. In […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 8: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians waves to the fans after hitting a solo home run during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on May 8, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

6/17 Recap: Tribe walks off a 3-2 winner after Santana blast

Player of the Game Trevor Bauer was outstanding tonight as he pitched seven innings and allowed just four hits and one run. Bauer also struck out nine White Sox batters and threw a season-high 115 pitches in one of his most (if not his most) dominant starts of the season. Unfortunately, Bauer didn’t get the […]

The lefty Hillman will likely pitch in Mahoning Valley later this year - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball.com

Get Ready to Scrap with Mahoning Valley

In baseball you have the big dogs, the major league team, and those working at becoming big dogs, the minor league teams and one of those teams always seems to get lost in the fight. Trust me, the short season single-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers are nothing to underestimate, and they’re about to show you why. […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 13: Bryan Shaw #27 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the seventh inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers on June 13, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

How To Talk To Your Friends and Family About The Indians Bullpen

Before you keep reading, know that this is a safe place. Everybody here is understanding. Nobody here will judge you. Really, because everybody is just as terrified as you are. Nothing ruins postseason dreams and deflates teams like a leaky bullpen. Ask the 2004 or 2006 Indians. Let’s stay away from the disaster that was Wednesday […]

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 […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 15:  Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the 5th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 15, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

6/15 Recap: Royals Return The “Favor.”

Before the game, Chris Antonetti spoke with MLB Network. According to MLB Network Radio’s twitter account, he stated that Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier have become potential trade options “whether that becomes the latter part of this year we’ll see.” Antonetti says that Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier have become options “whether that becomes the latter […]


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 […]