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. […]

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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 […]

BookClub

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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