Baseball & Brews

Baseball & Brews: Magic Numbers Are Back!

It was all Brad (@bradwojdyla) and me this week, a good old best friends show! The two of us talked about the last four winning seasons under Francona, but how this is the first of those with an ACTUAL magic number! We also went into the acquisition of Coco Crisp and what his return to […]

Diaz started at third base for the 2016 World team in the Futures Game. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Greatness Isn’t Too Far Away as Columbus Closes Out Season

Despite winning their division and entering the Governor’s Cup playoffs the overwhelming favorite against a very poor Gwinnett team, the Columbus Clippers were unable to repeat as Champions of the International League. Overall the season was a success for a number of the Clippers’ players, particularly ones who figure to play a key role in […]

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 13: at U.S. Cellular Field on September 13, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

9/13 Recap: Tribe Drops Second Straight Blow Out in Chicago

Player of the Game While they didn’t all come in Cleveland, Brandon Guyer was hit by a pitch for the 30th time this season, on his way to what will likely be his second consecutive season leading the league in the most painful stat. The Indians team record is 20 by Ryan Garko in 2007, […]

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

September Without Salazar: Danny Shutdown For Regular Season

Indians All-Star starting pitcher Danny Salazar will be shutdown for the next 10 days as he receives a platelet rich plasma injection to help with forearm tendinitis that had some swelling. He isn’t expected to return to game action for the next three-to-four weeks. Based on SportsTime Ohio’s Indians reporter Andre Knott, the Indians do […]

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 12: Avisail Garcia #26 of the Chicago White Sox is safe at home as Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians makes a late tag during the second inning on September 12, 2016 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

9/12 Recap: Sox Score in Every Inning & Then Some

Injury Update: Danny Salazar was removed from his last start early due to a sore right forearm and he has been diagnosed with a strained flexor tendon. He is expected to miss 3-4 weeks, effectively ending his regular season. Player of the Game In an otherwise dismal game, Mike Napoli added a little interest late […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 11: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on September 11, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

9/11 Recap: Kluber Dominates, Tribe Tops Twins

Player of the Game On the day following a bullpen game, the Indians needed Corey Kluber to go deep into the game. He delivered, which earns him Player of the Game honors. Kluber was dominant from start to finish, and left the game with a line of 7.0 IP, 1 R (o ER), 10 K, […]


All-Time Indians: John Lowenstein

Name: John Lee Lowenstein Position: LF, 2B, 3B, RF, DH, CF, 1B & SS Tribe Time: 1970-1977 Number: 29   DOB: 01/27/1947 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1974) 140 508 65 123 14 2 8 48 165 53 85 […]

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 18:  Mike Clevinger #52 of the Cleveland Indians throws a pitch during the first inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 18, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

9/10 Recap: Tribe Lets Twins off Hook, Lose 2-1

As the late Dennis Green once said, “We are who they thought they were, and we let them off the hook.” Joe Mauer drove in Brian Dozier with two outs in the 12th inning to end the frustration and futility for a 2-1 win for the twinkies. The two teams combined to commit worm genocide […]

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This Is Next Year: Play-Off Edition

Lynchburg Hillcats  by Justin Lada The Hillcats sort of backed into the playoffs after clinching in the first half and securing the top spot by finishing on top in the second half of the Carolina League season despite losing four of their final five games.  Thomas Pannone gave them seven shutout innings on Labor Day […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 09: Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on September 9, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

9/9 Recap: Salazar Struggles, but Bullpen Saves the Day

Player of the Game Mike Napoli will lead the highlight reel from this game, but it was Lonnie Chisenhall who was the team’s top offensive performer. He only had three at bats and just one hit, but it was a big one, scoring two with a double then scoring himself right after. Feathers Up The […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 5: Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians hits a three run home run during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on May 5, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Where did Napoli’s Power Go & Is it Back?

Starting in mid-July and carrying into early August, Mike Napoli was just about the hottest thing in Cleveland. He was belting home runs at a torrid pace (13 home runs in 33 games between July 1 and August 11) while “Party At Napoli’s” t-shirts were flying off the shelves at Progressive Field. There was so […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 08:  Manager A.J. Hinch #14 and catcher Jason Castro #15 of the Houston Astros argue with home plate umpire Jim Joyce #66 after Francisco Lindor #12 and Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians scored on a wild pitch  in the third inning at Progressive Field on September 8, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

9/8 Recap: Tribe Takes Bizarre Game to Split Series

Player of the Game With a double, home run, two RBI and two run scored, Carlos Santana lead the Indians offensive onslaught. Just behind him were Francisco Lindor and Abraham Almonte. Feathers Up The Astros got on the board first thanks to a lead-off single from George Springer and an RBI double from Alex Bregman in […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13: Mike Clevinger #52 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the first inning at Progressive Field on August 13, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mike Clevinger

More Bullpen Games Might Not Be the Worst Option

The Indians are as of yet undecided on how to proceed with their fifth spot in the rotation for the rest of the season. The first four places have remained or returned to excellence from their various ailments and bad outings, but number five is still a mystery. Josh Tomlin held the fifth spot almost […]