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 […]

6/27 Recap: Indians Offense Cools in Seattle

Roster Update: After a couple more unimpressive outings, Mark Lowe has been sent back down to AAA Columbus in exchange for left hander, Nick Hagadone. The Indians still have a nine man bullpen and now have three lefties. One of these pitchers will need to be sent down within the next two days as T.J. […]

Series Preview: Indians at Mariners 6/27-29

The Tribe managed a split in a short two game series against Arizona and, while it could easily have been a sweep if things had went a little differently in the opener, they must be happy to have ended their most recent four game losing streak. This team has shown moments of brilliance, but has […]


The Pitch That Killed – Mike Sowell

Mike Sowell’s 1989 classic, “The Pitch That Killed” tells the tale of the 1920 Indians season through the individual stories of Carl Mays, Joe Sewell and Ray Chapman. The book is broken into three sections, one for each player and uses quotes by the players them selves and others around them to get the reader […]


6/25 Recap: Tribe Out-Grits Gibson’s D-Backs

Player of the Game Corey Kluber was back to his old ways in the desert, spreading four hits across seven innings and striking out eight. Kluber walked just a single batter in those shut out innings and never allowed two base runners in an inning after the first. In addition, three of the five base […]


6/24 Recap: Nine is Not Enough, D-Backs Win in 14

Player of the Game Carlos Santana was the only batter with four hits for either team tonight and he reached base safely in six of seven plate appearances with two walks as well. His biggest at bat came in the 11th with Michael Brantley on first. Santana homered into the Indians bullpen, giving Cleveland a […]

Series Preview: Indians at Diamondbacks 6/24-25

The Indians have been a very difficult team to predict all season and the last series was no different. After sweeping the Tigers last time the two teams played, Detroit flipped things around and swept the Indians this time. What makes this even more surprising was the utter dismantling by the Tigers considering their current […]

6/22 Recap: Motor City Kitties Steam Roll Slumping Tribe

Player of the Game In a game of few positives for the Indians, Michael Brantley had a decent game at the plate, going 3-5 with two doubles and three of the Indians four RBI. Carlos Carrasco also had an acceptable day out of the bullpen, allowing a single run on a hit and a walk […]

6/21 Recap: Santana homers again, Tribe falls short in extra innings

Player of the Game Just as they were last night, Carlos Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera were the top two players for the Tribe. Tonight, it was Santana who earned Player of the Game honors. Carlos Santana has homered in back-to-back nights, and 3 of his last 5 games. His now team leading 11th long ball […]


6/20 Recap: Rick Porcello Had The Indians Bats Playing The Cello.

(Photo courtesy of mj.com) Player of the Game Carlos Santana earns tonight’s honors as he was one of three Indians hitters that had three hits on the night, one of them being a homerun which cut the Tigers lead to just one run. He hit several balls hard tonight including a few he hit down […]

Burning River Radio 2.20: Blue Loves Red

The Indians are on a hot streak, winning four of their last five, so we try to keep things positive. Because of this, we avoid talking about certain first basemen and stick to players that can actually hit. Also included is a bit of a preview for the upcoming series with Detroit and a game […]