August Can Be A Pain

Win/Loss record aside, the Indians have had some major problems with injuries over the first half of August. The outfield has been the site for most of these and Terry Francona has been scrambling all month to field three men who can run and provide at least a little offense. In all, Chris Dickerson, Nick […]


8/8 Recap: Walks & Errors Lead to More Tribe Terrors

Player of the Game Carlos Santana was right in the middle of all the Indians scoring tonight, starting in the first with an RBI single to knock in Jason Kipnis and give the Indians an early (and short lived) 1-0 lead. He doubled in another two runs in the seventh, then singled in the ninth […]

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Jose Ramirez’s WAR on Asdrubal Cabrera’s UZR

It has been just over a week since Asdrubal Cabrera was traded to the Washington Nationals and already, there are those who miss him. After his first error of the season, the Tribe fans that base their point of view on whatever happened last were calling for Francisco Lindor, disregarding Lindor’s development and being willing […]


8/7 Recap: Lack of Runs, Extraneous Errors Cost Cleveland Again

Roster Updates & More: In addition to a couple roster moves today, the Indians announced a major renovation to Progressive Field that will take place during the Winter in time for the 2015 season. An abbreviated version is that the Indians will be removing over 5,000 seats and adding more enrichment areas like a larger […]


The Indians Dodged A $25 Million Bullet

Let’s flash back to spring training. The word was that Justin Masterson was asking for a three-year deal valued at less than the $17.5 million Homer Bailey received. What’s more, that he was willing to take a 2-3 year contract too. Which, for a front-line starter, was insanely reasonable. But the Indians weren’t willing to […]

The Firm of Morgan, Dickerson & Bourn

Earlier this week, the Indians announced the outright release of Nyjer Morgan along with the rehab assignment of Michael Bourn returning from the DL. While the release of Morgan is disappointing as the veteran outfielder brought a surprising amount of energy and ability on both sides of the ball. It was this energetic play that […]


8/6 Recap: Cincinnati Slams Salazar, Staking Series Lead

Player of the Game Yan Gomes continued his hot streak when he homered in the eighth for the Indians only run of the night. It marked his third straight game with an RBI (four total and two home runs over that span) and pushed his hitting streak to 12 games. He added a double in […]

Burning River Baseball on The Sports Report

Instead of a new Burning River Radio this week, we bring you my appearance on The Sports Report on ESPN 970 in Ashtabula from last week. Cody Slaybaugh and Jordan Whetson are live from 4-6 PM weekdays on AM 970 in the 440. If you weren’t listening live (what else could you possibly have been […]


08/05 Recap: I Went Back To Ohio But My City Was Gone.

Player Of The Game Michael Brantley is a good choice tonight. He earned one of the two Indians RBI’s on the night at a point in the game which tied the contest at 1-1. It was the biggest Indians hit on the night. Feathers Up In the bottom of the seventh with David Murphy on […]


08/03 Recap: Yu Believe In Miracles? YES!

Player Of The Game David Murphy earns this afternoon’s honors. He had the only Indians RBI’s on the afternoon to go along with two hits and one walk. Feathers Up Not much to write here. The 7 1/3 innings pitched by Bauer was a career high. Previous high was 7 IP on 7/8 against the […]


08/02 Recap: More Than Miles In My Rearview

The Indians are now back to an even .500 record at 55-55 after defeating the Texas Rangers 2-0. Player Of The Game It would be hard not to give it to reliever Scott Atchison. He relieved starter T.J. House in the 6th with runners on first and second and retired the rest of the hitters […]


This Week In Tribe 08/04-08/10

After a busy trade deadline for the Indians front office, the players on the field look to improve on their sub .500 record after the deadline. To do so, they will have to compete with two of the most storied franchises in Major League Baseball: A four-game, home and home series with the Cincinnati Reds […]


8/1 Recap: Indians Offense Provides Fireworks, During & After Game

Roster Update: In a surprise move, the Indians lost another starter today when the designated Zach McAllister for assignment. If he is not claimed, he will join Columbus in two days. In his place, Tyler Holt was recalled. Player of the Game Despite the offensive onslaught, the Tribe’s top player tonight was starting pitcher Danny […]