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Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber proves once again that he is not human

Remember when everyone worried about 2014 Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber getting off to a rough start? Yea, neither do we. The Indians starter was dominant once again on Thursday night, giving up only three runs and racking up 13 strikeouts against the Mariners. For those keeping score at home, that's 50 strikeouts in his last four starts. Kluber currently leads MLB in K's with 96.
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Outfielder Tyler Naquin on rebound with Akron RubberDucks: Cleveland Indians Class AA Report

Tyler Naquin missed the last two months of the 2014 RubberDucks season with a broken hand, but has recovered nicely so far in 2015.
Via The Plain Dealer
2 hours ago

5/28 Recap: Indians Inch Towards .500 Behind Kluber

Roster Update: Carlos Santana‘s daughter was born this morning and so he can be there, he has been placed on the paternity list. In his place, Jerry Sands has been recalled from AAA for some unknown reason. In a separate move, Scott Atchison was placed on the 15 day disabled list with a left ankle issue. He will be replaced in the bullpen by Austin Adams, who was successful in...
Via Burning River Baseball
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: First Quarter Report Card

After Wednesday’s contest against the Texas Rangers, the Cleveland Indians had played through roughly 28% of the season. So, with just over a quarter of the 2015 MLB regular season completed, it’s time for a first quarter report card for the Cleveland Indians: *All stats are through May 26, unless otherwise noted Starting Rotation The starting rotation has already been a bit...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland places Atchison on DL, Santana on paternity list

SEATTLE (AP) The Cleveland Indians have placed right-handed reliever Scott Atchison on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained left ankle. The Indians made the roster move before opening a four-game series in Seattle on Thursday night. Cleveland will also be without infielder Carlos Santana for at least a few days after he was placed on the paternity list. Atchison was 1...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians make roster moves, place Santana on paternity list

The Cleveland Indians announced a series of roster moves on Thursday, including placing first baseman Carlos Santana on the paternity list and reliever Scott Atchison on the 15-day disabled list. Santana, who is hitting .221 (33-for-149) with six homers, 27 RBI and an AL-leading 37 walks, will miss 1-3 days. He posted a photo of the newborn "Baby Slamtana" on Twitter Wednesday afternoon...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians players and coaches shave heads in support of Mike Aviles’ daughter

Many fans may sometimes forget at times, but professional athletes have actual lives (outside of sports) as well, just like every other person in the world. For Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles, baseball became an afterthought earlier in May, when his four year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia. In support of Aviles’ family and Adriana specifically (who...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians players shave heads to support Mike Aviles’ daughter

Cleveland Indians players have shaved their heads in a show of support for the daughter of teammate Mike Aviles, who has leukemia. Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter Adriana was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this month and will be undergoing chemotherapy soon, which will cause her to lose her hair. Aviles missed eight games after his daughter was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Powers Past Texas in Afternoon Finale; Indians 12, Rangers 3

The Indians scored early and often, scoring a pair of runs in the second inning before plating eight runs in the third inning, en route to a 12-3 victory Wednesday afternoon. The Indians used home runs from Carlos Santana, Lonnie Chisenhall and Nick Swisher. Cleveland banged out 17 hits, with every starter getting at least one knock. Carlos Carrasco pitched eight solid innings, striking...

Michael Brantley Needs Help Converting on Scoring Chances

Cleveland Indians Michael Brantley hits a single off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Last night the Cleveland Indians lost to the Texas Rangers 4-3. The Indians had just five hits and went 0-7 when runners were in scoring position. “We had some opportunities, that...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jonah Keri: I think the Indians will surge back into the playoff hunt

At least one prominent baseball mind thinks that the Cleveland Indians’ recent hot streak is a sign of more good things to come. Grantland’s Jonah Keri, a WFNY favorite who has long been bullish on this version of the Tribe — and especially on Danny Salazar — wrote that he thinks the Indians will contend for the postseason as part of his MLB Quarter-Season Awards. Keri...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians support Aviles, ailing daughter by shaving heads

  The Cleveland Indians all shaved their heads recently, but it wasn’t simply to start a new team-wide trend.   Cleveland utility man Mike Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this month, so his teammates decided to chop off their locks to support her. Second baseman Jason Kipnis told The Plain Dealer it started with just...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians players shave heads to support teammate Mike Aviles’ daughter (pic)

Members of the Cleveland Indians have shaved their heads to show support for infielder Mike Aviles and his ailing daughter. Four-year-old Adriana Aviles was diagnosed with leukemia in early May and Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis indicated it’s the least the team could do to demonstrate to the Aviles family that his teammates are thinking...Read More The post Indians players...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Falls to Texas Despite Early Lead; Rangers 4, Indians 3

The Indians ran out to a 3-0 lead, but Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland hit home runs to help the Rangers win, 4-3, their seventh straight, on Tuesday night. Jason Kipnis and Ryan Raburn hit first-inning homers, and Yan Gomes drove in Raburn with a sac fly. Fielder, leading the AL in hitting, hammered three-run homer in the fifth and Moreland followed with a long solo shot in the...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: 6-game streak halted by Rangers

On Monday, the Cleveland Indians had a 6-game winning streak broken up by the visiting Texas Rangers. The Indians vastly improved their record from a dismal 14-23 on May 18th to a respectable 20-24 by the afternoon of Memorial Day. The team was led by an improved starter in Trevor Bauer and a dynamic hitter in Jason Kipnis. Bauer was 2-0 during the winning streak and pitched a total...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How to Score More; Clutch Hits or Walks?

It has been a matter of debate among Indians fans, particularly those writers who speak on the Tribe Time Now network of podcasts, why the Indians had trouble scoring runs early in the season. On one side, they weren’t getting hits with runners in scoring position. On the other, they weren’t getting many runners in scoring position. This is a solid old school versus new school...
Via Burning River Baseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol 7: AL Central Weekly Wrap-Up

For the third consecutive week the Kansas City Royals have found themselves on top of the AL Central holding a 3 game lead over both the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers, while the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians both sit eight games back.  The AL Central as a whole continue to play red-hot baseball, as no team is under .500 in their last ten games.  Last...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Cleveland Indians finally turned the corner?

On Sunday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians defeated the Cincinnati Reds by a final score of 5-2 for their sixth win in a row. With the win, the Tribe completed their first sweep of the 2015 season and kept their longest winning streak of the year alive. Before the streak, the team’s longest winning streak was just two games, and they has only done in twice. In fact, the Indians...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A Healthy Jason Kipnis Means Healthy Production For Tribe

The Indians star is in early whispers for an A.L MVP award.  Jason Kipnis is on an absolute tear right now, amassing 18 hits in his last 10 games boosting his average above .341 and his OBP above .400. It is no coincidence that the Indians have won 7 of their last 9 games throughout that stretch, and are amidst one of the hottest teams in baseball. Kipnis began the season ice-cold...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

5/23 Recap: Jason Kipnis Supports Corey Kluber, Even If No One Else Will

Player of the Game It shows how incredible Corey Kluber has been that he has jaded us into thinking that an eight inning, one run start is subpar, but compared to his last two, this one was a little lackluster. Kluber allowed nine hits and struck out just seven, but was able to work threw some tough situations with clutch K’s, a fortuitous double play and a runner caught stealing...
Via Burning River Baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yan Gomes to start for Indians on Sunday

For the first time since April 11, Cleveland Indians catcher, Yan Gomes will make his return to the starting lineup on Sunday. According to Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com, Gomes will start on Sunday in the final game of a three game series against cross-state rival, the Cincinnati Reds. After an impressive 2014 season (including receiving the Silver Slugger award), Cleveland had high...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Third Baseman Taylor Murphy Adapting to New Surroundings

If there’s one thing the Indians have an abundance of, it’s outfielders. Fans know it, big league players seem to have taken notice, and 22 year-old Taylor Murphy knew it. Murphy played in the outfield last year for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, and spent much of his collegiate career in the outfield, as well. He didn’t do poorly in the outfield, either. In 46 games last season...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Kluber rides the high strike into history

Corey Kluber just regressed very quickly. After a high-profile winless start to his post-Cy Young-winning campaign that had many wondering what was wrong with him, the Cleveland right-hander struck out 18 Cardinals yesterday over eight innings, allowing only one hit and no walks along the way. In reality, there was nothing wrong with Kluber; his […]
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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