8/19 Recap: Decisive Bullpen Helps Tribe Save, Hold & Win

Roster Update: After just one game back in AAA, Tyler Holt has already been recalled. Ryan Raburn was placed on the 15 Day DL today with right wrist soreness to make room on the 25 man roster. Player of the Game Yan Gomes was involved with almost all of the Indians offense today including the […]

Why The Indians Will Go To The Play-Offs in 2014

Now that I have your attention, I can admit that the title should actually be “How the Indians could possibly back into the play-offs if a lot of other things go right,” but that doesn’t ooze the type of confidence that Cleveland fans love and wouldn’t fit easily on the top of a web page. […]

This Week In Tribe 8/19-24: Taking It Easy

The past few weeks have seen the Indians face off against a daunting list of play-off contenders. After losing a four game split series against the Reds, Cleveland has won series against both the Yankees (four games back in the Wild Card race) and the Orioles (the leaders in the East) and moved to within […]


8/17 Recap: Gausman Turns Off The Tribe

Roster Update: In order to make room for today’s starting pitcher, Danny Salazar, the Indians sent outfielder Tyler Holt back to AAA. With Salazar in place, the Indians look to have a stable rotation set of Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer, T.J. House, Carlos Carrasco and Salazar. Player of the Game With a final POG score […]

Bryan Shaw: The Man Who Never Rests

Recently, Indians manager Terry Fracona said something about Bryan Shaw to support his use of the right handed reliever. He supposed that Shaw, who has been used more than any other reliever in the American League at 59 times, pitches better with one or no days of rest between appearances than when he has a […]


8/16 Recap: Indians Welcome Jimenez Back to Cleveland With 6-0 Win

Player of the Game Carlos Carrasco was pretty good last time out, throwing five shut out innings while allowing just two base runners, but he was even better tonight. Against Baltimore, he went seven shut out innings, throwing just 79 pitches while striking out five and allowing just three base runners. Carrasco didn’t walk any […]


8/15 Recap: Kluber Does It Again, But Tribe Needs Walk-Off To Win

Roster Update: The Indians allowed the Pittsburgh Pirates to claim John Axford off waivers yesterday, saving the team the final month and a half of his contract. The move was made possible by the success of young pitchers like Kyle Crockett and Nick Hagadone along with the undependable nature of Axford. In his place, Michael […]

Worst Defense Since…?

The Indians defense has put up some impressive numbers this season. They are last in all of baseball in fielding percent (.980), while being first in errors committed (92) despite the pitching staff being second in the Majors in strike outs (1,046) meaning they have had to make fewer plays than almost any other Major […]

Who’s On The Mound?

There have been few steady parts of the Indians roster this season (the back end of the bullpen and Michael Brantley), but perhaps the least consistent has been the starting rotation. Corey Kluber has done his job as the ace, making 25 starts on pace for 34 by the end of the year, but the […]


Top Ten Prospects for August 2014

The minor league season is coming to a close with just one month left to play and so it is becoming more obvious which players have improved in the 2014 and which have not. There are a few of the more familiar names on this months rankings, one being a new addition at the trade […]


8/14 Game 2 Recap: Zero Not Enough Runs As Tribe Loses In 12th

Player of the Game Josh Tomlin only left the starting rotation for the bullpen a week ago, but already was forced back into a starting role due to the rain out. He apparently didn’t lose much over the transition as he threw his third best game of the season, striking out four in 5.1 shut […]


8/13 Game 1 Recap: Walters Walks-Off After Bauer’s Brilliance

Player of the Game Trevor Bauer set a new career high by pitching eight innings for the first time. This was huge for the Tribe, who lost a turn of T.J. House through the rotation due to last night’s debacle. It is also a good stepping point for Bauer, who had pitched less than five […]

BRR 2.23: Why We’ll Never Be Royals

In this very offensive version of Burning River Radio, Joe and Mike talk about why the Royals are the top team in the AL Central and the Tigers and Indians aren’t. Included in this extensive talk about pitching are our choices of who should fill out the Tribe rotation for the rest of the season, […]

This Week in Tribe 8/11-17

As has seemed a microcosm of the Indians season, the Indians ended a four game winning streak with a four game losing streak. The upcoming week in Indians baseball should be a little easier however, as they play just five games in the next seven days. This should be incredibly useful as the team is […]