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Zack Meisel – 100 Things Indians Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

In this month’s installment of the Burning River Book Club, we will get back to the present date after focusing on the distant past for the past few months. For April, I will be reviewing Indians beat writer, Zack Meisel’s 100 Things Indians Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die which was first published just […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 22:  Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians forces out Melky Cabrera #53 of the Chicago White Sox during the third inning on April 22, 2015 at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

4/22 Recap: Chicago Clubs Kluber, Tribe Kept Scoreless

Player of the Game It only took two innings to win the Player of the Game today as Anthony Swarzak becomes the first bullpen recipient of 2015. He relieved Corey Kluber in the seventh inning with a runner on second and none out following a three run scoring binge and quickly put the Sox down […]

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Columbus Clippers Update

The Columbus Clippers are 12 games into their 2015 season and are currently sitting at 6-6, having a season that has been eerily similar to their big brother up I-71 in Cleveland. Like the Indians, the Clippers are loaded with talent throughout their lineup. Like the Indians, the Clippers have been getting some outstanding performances […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning on April 21, 2015 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

4/21 Recap: Raburn Rocks, Bullpen Recovers

Player of the Game Carlos Carrasco continues to show that last year’s success was no fluke. Other than the 1 bad pitch to Jose Abreu in the first inning which landed in the center field stands, Cookie was lights out! While he only pitched 5 innings (60 pitches), he still managed to strikeout 8 batters, […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 19: T.J. House #58 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on April 19, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

House Of Cards: Was Last Season A Fluke For TJ?

The 2015 season has not started well for T.J. House who, after losing his first two starts, is struggling to regain his 2014 momentum. So far this young season, he has a 14.14 ERA and 6.71 FIP while walking 6.43 batters per game. In his first start against Detroit at home, he only lasted 1.1 […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 20: Mike Aviles #4 of the Cleveland Indians scores  as Geovany Soto #58 of the Chicago White Sox takes the throw during the third inning on April 20, 2015 at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

4/20 Recap: Allen’s Bungles Blow Bauer’s Beauty

Player of the Game Adding seven more strike outs to his season total, Trevor Bauer has taken back the American League lead in K’s (26) from his teammate Corey Kluber and tied Clayton Kershaw for the Major League lead. Of course, he has been much more than that. Another shut out appearance (his only two runs […]

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14:  Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the third inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on September 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Indians 6-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

This Week In Tribe: Turning Around the Central 4/20-26

The Cleveland Indians will conclude their nine-game road trip this week with a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox and then wrap the week up with another trio of games against Detroit before heading home.   Trevor Bauer (2-0) takes the mound on April 20 at 8:10 p.m. against lefty John Danks (0-2) to […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 19: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians runs after a ball he was unable to field during the second inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins on April 19, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

4/19 Recap: Twins Huff & Plouffe, Blow House Down

Player of the Game It took awhile, but Carlos Santana gave the Indians their first and only extra base hit in the ninth inning with his second home run of the season high off the seats in right field. While it did little to erase the six run deficit, no other Indians player was deserving […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 18: Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on April 18, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

4/18 Recap: Perez Lifts Salazar to Win in Season Debut

Roster Update: Prior to the game, today’s starter, Danny Salazar, was added to the 25 man roster. To make room, Austin Adams was sent back to AAA Columbus. As a reliever, Adams had a 1.93 ERA in 4.2 innings while in Cleveland. Player of the Game Danny Salazar was electric in his season debut, giving […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 21: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on September 21, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

4/17 Recap: Silly Sixth Stymies Star’s Shut-Out

Player of the Game Corey Kluber didn’t get a decision tonight, but he deserved one as he continued the run of great outings by the Indians top three starters. In eight innings, Kluber threw 96 pitches (67 strikes), struck out eight and allowed just two runs on eight hits. As has been the case after […]

against the Cleveland Indians on March 13, 2015 in Goodyear, Arizona.

I Don’t Know. Third Base!

The famous Abott and Costello skit ‘Who’s On First’ goes something along the lines of “Who’s on first, what’s on second, I don’t know, third base” While in the skit these happen to be the players actual names, this could turn out to be a real life scenario for the Cleveland Indians in the not-so-distant […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 28: Jhoulys Chacin #45 of the Colorado Rockies pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 28, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Chasing After Chacin

Early on Tuesday, the Indians made a group of moves essentially to increase the depth of the pitching staff, even before Carlos Carrasco was cracked in the skull by a line drive. Essentially, this was a move that saw Shaun Marcum designated for assignment to make room for Brett Hayes on both the 25 and […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 15: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on April 15, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Trevor Bauer

4/15 Recap: Lonnie Loves Lefties, Indians Break Losing Streak

Player of the Game Trevor Bauer gave up his first hit, extra base hit and run of the year today, but more importantly, he ended the Indians four game losing streak that began the game after his last start. For his second straight start, too many pitches held Bauer to just six innings during which […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 25:  Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the first inning at AT&T Park on April 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

4/14 Recap: Same Old Song And Dance

Roster Update: On Monday, the Indians signed AAA reliever Ryan Webb, who had been released by the Dodgers. Because of some odd moves, the Dodgers will receive the 74th pick in the 2015 draft from the Orioles for Webb and will pay his $2.75M salary for the year, making anything he does for the Clippers or […]

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