7/6 Recap: Kluber Adds to All-Star Bid by Beating Royals

Roster Update: Michael Bourn’s leg injury was as serious as it seemed last night and he has since been placed on the 15 Day DL with a left hamstring strain. This is a very safe time to place someone on the DL as it includes the All-Star break, meaning he won’t miss as many games […]

7/5 Recap: Indians, House, Win at Home

Player of the Game Although their were many contributors, there can be only one Player of the Game and tonight, it was Michael Bourn. Bourn hit a solo home run to tie the game in the third, walked and scored in the eighth and had a great outfield assist to nab Brett Butler at third […]

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7/4 Recap: Baby, You’re Not A Firework…

Player of the Game Michael Brantley was the team’s only firework on the 4th, adding two hits in which included the Indians only run in the bottom of the 9th, when he blasted a solo homerun. Feathers Up Um, there was a sellout crowd of 39,020 at Progressive Field! Joe would be proud! Feathers Down […]


All-Time Indians: Johnny Burnett

Name: John Henderson Burnett Position: SS, 3B, 2B   Number: 1 Tribe Time: 1927-1934 DOB: 11/01/1904 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1932) 129 512 81 152 23 5 4 53 46 27 2 5 .359 .385 .297 .744 Career 488 1629 […]

Series Preview: Royals at Indians 7/4-6

Happy Independence Day as the Indians will celebrate with fire works after the opening game against Kansas City. Whether they will have any thing to cheer about during the game, however, is yet to be seen. Major difficulties on offense and defense over the road trip brought back little but more questions about how to […]

Which Indians Stars Should Be All-Stars?

Every year we predict the Indians who we at BurningRiverBaseball.com think will make the All-Star team and those who are deserving but will not make it and there has never been such a clear cut answer. Even so, we will still go over the two players who almost certainly make the team and a couple […]

7/1 Recap: Tribe Offense Returns As Indians Win Bullpen Battle

Player of the Game Yan Gomes was a huge part of the Indians offense and defense tonight, catching both Yasiel Puig and Dee Gordon on the bases while using some nifty base running of his own to grab two doubles and two RBI. Gomes scored after each double, giving him a POG score of 5.38 […]

June 2014 Player Power Rankings

The Indians started off June in impressive fashion, taking a six game winning streak through the first week. After getting back to within two games of the Central Division lead on June 10th, things went back the other way for the Tribe, going 6-12 and moving back into third place. As far as the Power […]

6/30 Recap: One Hit History As Tribe Drops Second in a Row

Player of the Game While he couldn’t quite match Dan Haren, Corey Kluber was fantastic again tonight, striking out five while allowing just a single earned run in 6.2 innings. He gave up just six hits to the Dodgers normally explosive offense and his only walk was intentional. After a slow start to June, Kluber […]

Series Preview: Indians at Dodgers 6/30-7/2

The Indians-Mariners series was filled with great pitching and they look to see a lot more of the same against Los Angeles. With the series loss and the 2-3 road trip so far, the Indians are back in third place and 6.5 games behind first place Detroit. While the Indians have faced some fantastic pitching […]

Half Way Through, Are the Indians Buyers or Sellers?

Today’s game against the Mariners marked the Indians 81st of the season, also known as the official midway point (as opposed to the unofficial midway point, the All-Star Game). This makes it as good a time as any to go back and look at the first half of the season to see where the team’s […]

6/29 Recap: King Felix Reigns Over Indians

Player of the Game What happens when a team gets one hit and allows three runs? John Axford wins his second Player of the Game of the year. Axford came in for T.J. House in relief in the seventh inning with a runner on first and stranded him, striking out two in a perfect inning. […]


A Deeper Look Into Tomlin’s Historic Start

Josh Tomlin threw one of the best games in baseball this year, behind Clayton Kershaw’s perfect game, but on par with the two other no hitters thrown by Josh Beckett and Tim Lincecum. In Tomlin’s game, he threw a complete game, allowed no runs, no walks and just one hit, a single by Kyle Seager […]

6/28 Recap: Josh Tomlinates the Mariners With One Hitter

Player of the Game Josh Tomlin had a night for the ages and the best of his career tonight against the Mariners. He has always thrown strikes and pitched to contact, but tonight he was something spectacular, holding Seattle to just a single hit in a complete game shut out. As a team, it was […]