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Indians' Kipnis happy with All-Star nod, but not selection process

Jason Kipnis was named as a reserve for the 2015 AL All-Star squad on Monday, marking the second time he'll represent Cleveland in the Midsummer Classic. Despite missing out on the starting nod, the Indians' second baseman was thrilled to make the squad, especially since he'd been chosen by his peers. It's awesome," Kipnis told reporters of his selection. "I've always held that in...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians' Danny Salazar takes Trevor Bauer's batting stance impressions to the next level

If you thought Trevor Bauer's impressions of his teammates' batting stances were funny, you'll love Danny Salazar's interpretation. On Friday, we saw Bauer put on a show, imitating his teammates at the plate during the Indians' 5-2 victory over the Pirates. Two days later, Salazar followed suit, giving his own rendition of his teammates' batting styles. He started by mimicking Jason...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kipnis named to AL All-Star team

CLEVELAND -€“ Major League Baseball today named Indians 2B Jason Kipnis to the American League All-Star Team. Kipnis was voted a reserve in the Player Balloting portion and is going to the All-Star Game for the second time (2013). So far this year Kipnis is batting .341 (109-320) with 27 doubles, 4 triples, 6 home runs, 35 RBI and 56 runs scored in 80 games. He is leading the American...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

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 how the Indians have fared in their first 81. W L W% Overall 38 43 .469 April 7 14 .333...
Via Burning River Baseball
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians miss out on an All-Star starter

Whether fan voting is fair or not, the Cleveland Indians, barring injury, will not have a starter for the 2015 All Star Game. Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, who is arguably one of the best position players in baseball so far in 2015, had the best chance of being named a starter but did not receive enough fan votes to be one. In fact, he finished third among American League...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Sputters in Road Trip Finale; Pirates 5, Indians 3

The Pirates erased a 3-0 deficit in a hurry, reaching Danny Salazar for five runs and six hits in the fifth that proved to be the difference in a 5-3 Pittsburgh win. Despite the Pirates winning the final two games of the series (by a combined 6-3 score), the Indians went 5-5 on this 10-game road trip, their longest of the season. Michael Bourn, Roberto Perez and Michael Brantley...

Cleveland Indians trade rumors: Starting pitching edition

As the calendar flipped to July, it was still unclear whether the Cleveland Indians were in a position to buy or sell at the trade deadline. With the amount of parity in baseball this season, there aren’t a lot of teams that can be labeled as sure sellers at this point. Currently, in the American League, every team is within six and a half games of a wild card spot. There is less...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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 Up The Indians scored the first runs of the game in one of the most improbable...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cody Anderson proves himself for the Cleveland Indians

It’s safe to say that the Cleveland Indians has found a fifth man for the starting rotation in Cody Anderson. The rookie has dazzled both fans and coaches alike in Cleveland, having another solid performance on the mound yesterday against the Pittsburgh Pirates despite the loss. Anderson went eight innings only allowing one run on six hits against one of the best teams the National...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 5, 1947

1947 – Two days after purchasing him from the Newark Eagles, 22-year-old Larry Doby makes his Major League debut with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League. The 23-year-old entered the game in the top of the seventh inning as a pinch-hitter for reliever Bryan Stephens. The Indians’ Joe Gordon and Ken Keltner had worked back-to-back walks...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bauer imitates batting stances of Indians teammates during at-bat (Video)

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer entertained his teammates during his seventh inning at-bat in Friday night's game in Pittsburgh by imitating some of their batting stances. The television broadcast crew picked up on the antics and enjoyed the show as Bauer mimicked the bat rituals of Mike Aviles, Jason Kipnis and Ryan Raburn. Ironically enough, Bauer did very well for someone...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Sweep of Rays comes at perfect time

Just six days ago, the Cleveland Indians were declared dead. It was Sunday, and the Tribe had just lost their second game of the day to the Baltimore Orioles. The Indians were shut out in both contests, and the wins finished off a three-game sweep for the O’s. The Tribe had lost eight of their last eleven and 13 of their last 19. And the season was over. Or so we thought. Seemingly...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

C-Cap Recap: Bald Heads and Broomsticks

The Cleveland Indians won a ballgame with Corey Kluber on the mound for just the fourth time all season, as a Mike Aviles home run in the 10th inning secured a 5-4 triumph and a four-game sweep / public shaming of the Tampa Bay Rays. The Thursday matinee—played on a moldy green shag carpet inside a dark, charmless warehouse—saw the long-awaited return of Tampa hurler Matt Moore...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

7/2 Recap: Kluber K’s 14, But Indians Need Extras to Win

Roster Update: Michael Bourn abandoned his appeal of his one game suspension today, taking it on a day that he usually would have been given the day off anyway. The suspension dates back to June 16th against the Cubs. Player of the Game After getting off to a rocky start, Corey Kluber put together another fine outing, although it wasn’t the near perfection we have grown to expect...
Via Burning River Baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Allen Finds Success After Learning from One of the Best

Greg Allen was four or five when he started playing baseball, beginning with tee-ball as so many young boys do. Allen, however, was also four or five when he got the idea that baseball could be more than just a hobby. “[That’s when] my dad will tell you I knew baseball would be more than a hobby,” Allen said. “I was watching Major League Baseball on TV and acting out the...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

4 Keys for the Indians for July through October

June proved to be a rough month for the Indians and the Fighting Franconas, struggling mightily to hit with runners in scoring position, and an entirely new left side of the infield – switching Lonnie Chisenhall (3B, now in AAA-Columbus) and Jose Ramirez (SS, also with Columbus) out with rookies and highly touted Francisco Lindor and Giovanny Urshela at short and third respectively...
Via Hot Stove MLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco gets Gatorade shower after near no-no

Cookie. pic.twitter.com/8y33X8ggwz — Scott @ WFNY (@WFNYScott) July 2, 2015 Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday night. Alas, facing an 0-2 count with two away, Tampa leftfielder Joey Butler broke it up with a looping line drive just over the head of Tribe second baseman Jason Kipnis. Indians manager Terry Francona pulled Carrasco...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians’ Carlos Corrasco Loses No-Hitter With Two Outs, Two Strikes In 9th (Video)

Cleveland just can’t catch a break (but you already knew that). Carlos Carrasco turned in a dominant start on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the third consecutive day a Cleveland Indians pitcher went at least five no-hit innings. But with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the ninth inning, Carrasco surrendered a base hit to Rays DH Joey Butler that barely tipped...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the White Sox and Indians become sellers?

There is no question that the American League Central is one of the toughest divisions in baseball (it is home to 7 of 9 potential All-Star starters) and that has lead to a difficult climb for those teams at the bottom. While the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox appeared to be ready to contend for a World Series title at the start of the season, the still strong Royals,...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Who Is Cody Anderson?

OK, I know what you’re thinking. How convenient it is to write about a pitcher who only allowed two hits (and no walks) of shutout ball in eight innings against the Tampa Rays. However, on Monday morning I wrote Cody Anderson was my number one pitcher from a DFS and streaming perspective. I would be lying if I thought he was going to pitch as well as he did, but after watching...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis gets no love

  Cleveland Indians’ second baseman, Jason Kipnis, had put up ridiculously impressive numbers this season, yet, he seems to go unnoticed when talking about the best hitters in the Major Leagues. Kipnis was called up to Cleveland in 2011 and hit for a .272 batting average with seven home runs, nine doubles, and five stolen bases in just 36 games. The sweet stroking lefty followed...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians give Toru Murata a chance on the mound

In times of trouble, sometime people get the chance to rise to the occasion. In the case of pitcher Toru Murata, his time is today. Due to the chaotic pitching situation currently happining with the Cleveland Indians, the decision was made to alter the rotation, bringing up Murata from Triple A for the nightcap of today’s double header against the Baltimore Orioles. This is a “make...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits to eating 17 popsicles in one night

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona recently continued his habit of revealing arguably unflattering things about himself when he admitted he recently engorged himself on 17 popsicles in one night. Let’s allow Francona to explain his outrageous indulgence, which apparently involves his insatiable appetite for Nestle’s Outshine Fruit Bars, specifically the grape flavor. ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Indians buyers or sellers at trade deadline?

The Cleveland Indians certainly haven’t lived up to the hype that surrounded the club at the beginning of the 2015 season, but they are by no means out of the playoff race just yet. At 32-36, the Indians are currently sitting in 4th place in the American League Central, eight games behind first-place Kansas City (39-27). The Tribe is sitting four and a half games behind second...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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