CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 21: David Murphy #7 celebrates with teammates after he hit a walk-off sacrifice fly scoring Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians during the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 at Progressive Field on June 21, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Rays 1-0. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** David Murphy

A Dual All-Star: On Murphy and Raburn’s Production

In 2015,  the Indians have struggled to score enough runs to win on a consistent basis. Through Wednesday, July 8th, the Indians are 22nd worst in Major League Baseball with 335 runs scored in 84 games. Although there are several contenders that have scored fewer (such as the Cubs, 331, and the Rays, 319), the Tribe would welcome a jolt […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 9: Manager Terry Francona #17 Mike Aviles #4 and Jason Kipnis #22 celebrate with Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians after Lindor hit a solo home run during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on July 9, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Terry Francona; Mike Aviles; Jason Kipnis; Francisco Lindor

7/9 Recap: Outstanding Anderson, Sixth Inning Hit Parade Carry Tribe

Player of the Game Cody Anderson continued to pitch extremely well at the MLB level. The Tribe rookie turned in 6.2 innings only allowing one run and three hits. Houston’s lone run came on a solo home run from Hank Conger in the third inning. Since being promoted to the big leagues, the right hander […]

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Dominican Summer League Update

The Dominican Summer League is well underway for the 2015 season and so far the Indians’ affiliate has played a bit like their namesake, exhibiting very poor hitting and defense, while pitching well. The Dominican Summer League consists of 38 teams, with many of the major league ball clubs having more than one team. Of […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 8: David Murphy #7 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two RBI double to right during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field on July 8, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/8 Recap: Bauer Takes Control, Goes 8 in Win

Roster Update: Just prior to the game, it was announced that Nick Hagadone has been placed on the 15 day DL with a sore lower back and replaced on the roster by Kyle Crockett. The move is retroactive to July 7th. While a sore back is usually an injury a reliever could just wait out […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 13:  Francisco Lindor of the World Team fields a ball against the U.S. Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Alterations for the All-Star Game

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is the best exhibition game in professional sports. It (usually) pits the best players in each league against each other for 9 innings during a time when most of them are in mid-season form. The showcase lasts several days when the baseball world converges on one city and America can witness […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 7: Shortstop Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians fields a ground ball hit by Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on July 7, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/7 Recap: Kluber Makes Do With Little Run Support For Win

Player of the Game As good as he has been all year (2nd in AL in WAR), Corey Kluber has improved in each of his last four starts. Coming off a great, 14 strike out performance against the Rays, the Tribe ace struck out seven in 6.2 shut out innings against the Astros. He walked […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 24: Catcher Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with Relief pitcher Cody Allen #37 of the Cleveland Indians after the Indians defeated the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on June 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Tigers 8-2. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Yan Gomes; Cody Allen

The Annual Snub Debate: 2015 Tribe Edition

The annual All-Star snub debate is almost as fun as the game itself. It’s as typical as arguing why a 1-loss college football team was kept out of the College Football Playoff. The Indians have two players that could have been All-Stars this season but were left off the roster by the players and American League manager Ned […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 1:  Brandon Moss #44 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates as he makes his way back to the dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 1, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Brandon Moss

Half Way Home: What the Indians Need to Do to Contend in 2015

The All-Star break is considered to be the unofficial half way point in the season, the Indians have actually hit the 81 game mark exactly one week before that has begun. While we will get deeper into an overall look at the Indians first half during the All-Star Break, here is a quick look at […]

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Weekend Update 7/5: Almost Perfect

Joe Coblitz (@CMB1979) from It’s Pronounced Lajaway discuss the most recent week in Indians baseball and you know what that means, pitching, pitching, pitching. In addition to pitching, there will be no hitting and a discussion on the new direction the Tigers are taking without Miguel Cabrera. Also without Cabrera, they discuss how the American […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 05: Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by teammate Danny Salazar #31 after scoring in the first inning against  the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park on July 5, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

7/5 Recap: Bad Luck & Bad Pitches Cost Indians Series Win

Player of the Game Responsible for each of the Indians first two runs (explained in depth later on), Michael Bourn was the Indians single most effective player today. In all, he went 1/3 with a single, RBI, steal and run scored. He was pulled from the game in a double switch in the seventh. Feathers […]