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Injuries have stalled, but not stopped, Dylan Baker’s ascension

Dylan Baker talks coming back from injuries, Netflix binges, being a four-pitch pitcher, the transition from starter to bullpen, and having his hair accidentally lit on fire in this exclusive interview with Let’s Go Tribe. If you’ve peaked at the Cleveland Indians 40-man roster the last two years, there’s a name which has popped up repeatedly, Dylan Baker, making you wonder...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Baseball : Decisions, Decisions

Burning River Baseball’s Joe Coblitz and Justin Lada talk about the Indians sweep of the Astros, why they could rip off another long winning streak and should the Indians use a six man rotation, piggyback or hide Josh Tomlin in the bullpen (spoiler: Joe likes this idea) so they can continue to keep Mike Clevinger in the rotation. https://thebloguin.files.wordpress.com/2017/05...
Via Burning River Baseball
9 hours ago

Photo: The Browns’ first round picks are at Game 3

Some Cleveland love ahead of Cavs-Celtics. Sometimes at Cavs games, stars of the city’s other teams make an appearance. Browns corner Joe Haden, for instance, is a regular. Indians stars Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley are too. And recently, Browns second round pick DeShone Kizer attended a game and received a huge pop from the crowd. At Game 3, the Browns’ top three picks...
Via Fear The Sword
21 hours ago

Gomes homers to train tracks, drives in 5

In Yan Gomes' first at-bat on Sunday, he just missed hitting a home run to left field at Minute Maid Park. The Indians' catcher made sure the ball got out in his following plate appearance against Houston starter Joe Musgrove.
Via Indians.com
22 hours ago

Justice: Indians proving to be road warriors

The Cleveland Indians did not look at this weekend series against the high-flying Astros as anything more than the next three games on their schedule, and isn't that how really good teams always see the world?
Via Indians.com
1 day ago

Big Game from Gomes Helps Indians Complete Texas Sweep; Indians 8, Astros 6

Yan Gomes matched a career-high with five RBI on Sunday as the Cleveland Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros behind an 8-6 victory. The Indians (23-19) have been one of the best teams on the road in the Majors this season and they used that to their advantage once again in handing the Astros (29-15) a third straight loss for just the second time this season...

Cleveland Indians: Can Mike Clevinger Stick Around?

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Kluber throws 50 pitches in sim game

Corey Kluber exceeded his expected pitch count in Saturday's simulated game at Progressive Field and came out feeling good.
Via Indians.com
1 day ago

Leadoff Hitter Kipnis Regaining Form at the Plate

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has shown in years past that a move to the leadoff spot can be a good cure for what is ailing his bat. In a small sample size, the Indians have seen a good uptick in production from their two-time All-Star since manager Terry Francona inserted him into the leadoff spot of the batting order last Sunday. That same lineup restructuring worked wonders...

Aiken Earns First Win, Capel’s Big Day, and More in the Captains’ Log

The Lake County Captains put to bed a five-game losing streak during the week by ripping off three straight wins to take their series against the Great Lakes Loons before starting their homestand against West Michigan with a 4-3 win. The Whitecaps evened the series on Friday night, holding the Captains to just two hits in a 4-0 loss. Despite getting back into the win column in their...

Cleveland Indians win with homers and hustle

Brad Zimmer hustled, Jason Kipnis hustled, Jose Ramirez hustled, and Trevor Bauer hustled if a pitcher can really hustle I don’t know. Hustle, hustle, hustle. It’s a sports cliche as old as sports, but the Cleveland Indians hustled all game long and it resulted in a 5-3, series-opening win against the Houston Astros. Terry Francona reportedly talked with players prior to today’s...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the biggest concern for the Cleveland Indians in 2017?

The Cleveland Indians have not been firing on all cylinders to the season (at least by the standards of last season) with a 20-19 record heading into their weekend series in Texas with the Houston Astros, who own the best record in baseball at 29-12. There have been a few issues that the Indians have had in their first 39 games to start the season but which of their issues is the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Cleveland Indians’ slow start is no cause for panic

After underachieving for the first month of the season, it appeared that the Cleveland Indians were finally hitting their stride; they had won 12 of their last 18 games and held a 17-13 record – good enough for the top spot in the AL Central.  Since then, the Tribe has dropped six of their last nine games and find themselves in third place behind the Minnesota Twins and Detroit...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians have best local TV ratings in MLB, despite poor in-person attendance

For decades and decades, fans, media and franchises measured a baseball team’s popularity by ballpark attendance. And according to that criteria, the Cleveland Indians—currently 28th in Major League Baseball in average home attendance—don’t get a lot of love. But of course it’s no longer sensible to measure a team’s audience by its in-person attendance. With most teams’...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Minor League Player of the Week: May 12 - May 18

Who were the top Tribe prospect performers the past seven days? It wasn’t even a contest last week as Triston McKenzie steamrolled the competition with 75 percent of the vote, thanks to his 14 strikeout performance over six shutout innings. This week, some young lower-level talent make themselves known with some strong games while a few veterans show they still have plenty of...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz critical of former Twins manager in new book

While David Ortiz will always be remembered as a member of the Boston Red Sox, his MLB career began with the Minnesota Twins. In his upcoming memoir, Big Papi shared some displeasure with the Minnesota organization, specifically regarding his old manager Tom Kelly.“I know he’s recognized as a good baseball man, but he struck me as a guy who believed his players were dumb,”...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew McCo​naughey spotted at Indians game

Matthew McConaughey is in Cleveland to shoot an upcoming film, titled "White Boy Rick." While in town, the actor and sports junkie attended Monday night’s Indians-Rays game at Progressive Field while rocking a hat which simply said “Alright.” He also had a very Rust Cohle look going, minus the cigarettes and Lone Star beers. That is, of course, a reference to McConaughey...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco leaves start for Indians with pectoral tightness

Carlos Carrasco left his start on Monday for the Cleveland Indians against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fourth inning with what the team is terming pectoral tightness. Carrasco allowed a run in each of the innings he pitched and was charged with a fifth in the fourth inning, when he exited the game. There were signs that something was off with him as his fastball velocity was down...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona takes shot at Kevin Cash with scoreboard stats

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is a well-known practical joker. And with Kevin Cash’s Tampa Bay Rays in town, Francona couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a shot at his friend. Cash played under Francona with the Red Sox in 2007 and 2008 and worked for him as bullpen coach with the Indians in 2013 and 2014 before being hired by the Rays to replace Joe Maddon as...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Squirrel delays Twins-Indians game for five minutes

Saturday’s game between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians was delayed for nearly five minutes after a rather frisky squirrel found his way onto the field.Fans and players were reduced to mere onlookers as the grounds crew chased the fury friend all over the park, trying desperately to get it to exit through a left field door.The squirrel had other ideas, however. After...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Painting a New Picture of Jose Ramirez

In your mind, you might have an idea of the relative strengths of the Indians’ Jose Ramirez. He’s what many might term a “good little player” — and that’s not a comment on his 5-foot-8 stature. It’s about the fact that he can run a little, hit for a little power, make a little contact, and play a few positions. Useful, but maybe not a star. Then you might look at his...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians owner looking for middle ground on Chief Wahoo

Cleveland Indians owner, chairman and CEO Paul Dolan recently spoke to a group of people at Temple Emanu El Brotherhood’s 27th annual Sports Night. One of the issues that came up was the team’s continued use of the controversial Chief Wahoo.“Dolan said (commissioner Rob) Manfred had reached out to the franchise about its logo, particularly after a Canadian lawsuit was filed...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Edwin Encarnacion gets standing ovation from Blue Jays fans in return to Toronto (VIDEO)

Edwin Encarnacion spent the better part of his MLB career — which has spanned 12 full seasons — with the Blue Jays, and had a lot of great moments in Toronto. Now in his 13th season, after signing with the Indians in the offseason, Encarnacion is no longer donning a Blue Jays jersey, but is still revered by fans. Encarnacion returned to Rogers Centre for the first time on Monday...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Thousands of bees invaded Kauffman Stadium and were removed humanely, pleasing Ned Yost

Baseball and bees have often gone together, as in the Cubs-Mariners and Rockies-Padres games disrupted by swarms this March. The latest incident happened Sunday, where thousands of bees invaded the upper deck of the Kansas City Royals’ Kauffman Stadium ahead of their game with the Cleveland Indians, prompting quite a funny response from the Indians’ Twitter account: As this Kansas...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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