Baseball & Brews

Baseball & Brews: BASEketball

This week on Baseball And Brews, Brad (@BradWojdyla) and I (@cle_itisgone) go a little off the usual path. Obviously, there are baseball talks, like if Danny Salazar is All Star material, Madison Bumgarner in the derby, an anger-fueled rant about Tyler Naquin’s defense, and the Tribe being in first, but we also went into some […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 2: A general stadium shot during the sixth inning of the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption ***

It is Time to Pay Attention to the Indians, Cleveland

Basketball season is over, but Cleveland’s reign as champions is just beginning. When the Cavaliers secured the city’s first major championship in 52 years on Sunday night, the people of Cleveland were more energized than perhaps ever before, and rightly so. The celebration Sunday night was 52 years in the making. The sweetness of a […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 21: Juan Uribe #4 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field on June 21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

6/21 Recap: Father & Son Go Deep As Kluber Shuts Out Rays

Player of the Game Corey Kluber pitched what was possibly his best game of the season tonight after a rocky outing last time. He pitched a complete game shut out, his second of both this season and his career, allowing just three hits while striking out nine. Kluber walked just two as well and lowered […]

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The Curse of Rocky Colavito – Terry Pluto

With Cleveland’s curse being brought back to the forefront with the 30 for 30 called Believeland, the Lake Erie Monsters winning the Calder Cup and, of course, the Cavaliers winning their first NBA Finals in franchise history, it seems apropos to bring up the most detailed look at the Indians side in The Curse of […]

Cleveland Indians Prospects of Winning the 2016 AL Central

The race for the American League Central division crown is the closest it’s been in years, providing the Cleveland Indians with their best chance to take Kansas City’s coveted crown.   The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals are both within striking distance, making Cleveland’s task all the harder. The Indians are set for a […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 20: Right fielder Michael Martinez #1 of the Cleveland Indians fields a fly ball hit by Logan Forsythe #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning at Progressive Field on June 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

6/20 Recap: Indians Home Run Barrage Makes it 9 Games Over .500

Player of the Game Carlos Santana knocked in the Indians first run of the game with a fielder’s choice in the fourth, then knocked in the Indians third run in the sixth with a solo home run. He scored a second time in the eighth after hitting a single, coming home on Juan Uribe‘s home run. […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 10: Michael Martinez #1 of the Cleveland Indians is tagged out by Johnny Giavotella #12 of the Los Angeles Angels on an attempted steal in the fifth inning of the game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 10, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

This Week in Tribe 6/20-26: Sox Sweep Keeps Indians in First

After getting swept in Kansas City, the Cleveland Indians responded with a clean three-game sweep at home of the Chicago White Sox that kept the Tribe in first place by a half game in the American League Central Division. The White Sox series provided two dramatic walk-off hits to propel Cleveland (38-30) to victories along […]

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 […]

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