The Indians were able to salvage the final game of their series with the Twins on Thursday afternoon winning in walkoff fashion in the 10th inning thanks to a Casey Kotchman RBI single. Corey Kluber turned in another solid starting effort, and the bullpen was dominant once again. Jason Ruggiero recaps a much needed Tribe win.
They live! The Indians have looked like a team that is sleep walking through the remainder of their season, but last night in the ninth inning they showed a spark that had not really been seen since mid-July as they hit two homers and turned a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4 lead that would stand up. Jason Ruggiero shares his thoughts on the game...
Can it get any worse than this? On a day when the Indians finally seemed to discover their offensive stroke, Justin Masterson struggled mightily and the team dropped its 14th game in 15 tries. For the month of August, the Tribe has now gone 5-23. It certainly looks bleak, and Jason Ruggiero provides more detail on this as he shares his thoughts on yesterday's game.
It's amazing what happens when you get quality starts from your starting pitcher. The Indians have now received three straight quality starts and won the last two (and should have three wins in a row), the most recent of which being last night's 5-3 win over the Red Sox. Jason Ruggiero steps in and provides his second thoughts on the game.
The Indians went down early, fought back, then found a way to lose in the end. Just another day in the life for Cleveland fans. There were some good moments, like Carlos Santana's continued resurgence and Corey Kluber's ability to dig deep after a rough 1st, but that's little consolation. Join Jason Ruggiero as he gives his second thoughts on a tough loss last night in Kansas City.
The Indians were up against a tough foe on Thursday as they tried to win the series against the Rays with their ace David Price on the mound. Things did not go so well as Price dominated and the Rays had a big sixth inning to blow the game open and win easily 6-0. Jason Ruggiero gives his "second thoughts" on the game...
The Indians continued their winnings ways on Thursday night with a 3-1 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of a four game set. The Indians have now won three in a row and six of their last eight games, and with three games left before the All Star break they will look to finish strong this weekend. Jason Ruggiero shares his "second thoughts" on last night's Tribe victory...
The Indians ended their season high five-game losing streak on Thursday night with a 7-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. With the offense struggling, a lefty starting for the Orioles, and the team on a long losing streak, it did not look good for the Indians going into the game; however, Zach McAllister gave the Indians a very good start and the offense came through with some big hits. Jason Ruggiero chimes in with his "second thoughts" on the game...
The Indians were looking for a season sweep with their pseudo-ace on the hill in Derek Lowe. Unfortunately, the Tribe got down early, and while they fought back, they weren't able to put up the final two runs in a 7-5 loss. Jason Ruggiero gives his Second Thoughts on Thursday's ballgame.
Sweep! The Indians got the brooms out and sent the Motor City Kitties back to Detroit with an 0-3 showing at Progressive Field the last three days. Things are going well lately for the Indians as they beat the seemingly invincible Justin Verlander on Thursday afternoon thanks to some timely hits and great pitching by Justin Masterson and the bullpen. Jason Ruggiero gives his "second thoughts" on the big early season series.
The Indians just keep hanging around in games and continue to find ways to win. Down 4-0 going into the bottom of the 7th inning, they clawed their way back and tied it in the 8th inning thanks to a big three-run homer by Jose Lopez. The Indians fell behind 5-4 in the 11th, but rallied for another thrilling walkoff win with two runs in the bottom of the 11th inning. Jason Ruggiero chimes in with his "second thoughts" on the game.
The Indians beat down Josh Beckett and the Red Sox on Thursday night 8-3, and in the process sent the Fenway boo birds into a frenzy. Derek Lowe earned his fifth win - all after an Indians' loss - and the offense quickly pounced on Beckett for seven runs and put the game away early. Jason Ruggiero gives his "second thoughts" on a big win in the series opener at the Fenway Funhouse.
The Indians won another road series - their fourth in a row to open the season - with a 7-5 win in Chi-Town on Thursday night. Jason Kipnis was the star of the show with a triple and three-run homer and it helped propel the team to another victory and maintain their hold on first place as they head home on Friday to face the tough Rangers team. Jason Ruggiero provides his "second thoughts" on the game.
The Indians lost 4-2 on Thursday to the lowly Royals, and in the process lost the series. The Indians continue to struggle at home as they are averaging 3.5 runs a game and are 2-6, and now the Angels and their starting pitching staff comes to town this weekend. Jason Ruggiero recaps Thursday's loss and gives his second thoughts on what few things went right and so many things that went wrong.
Jason Ruggiero looks back at the Indians' Top 11 prospects that were ranked just four years ago by Baseball Prospectus. He looks at what their outlook was projected to be in 2008 and the reality that they are in 2012.
Asdrubal Cabrera’s agent, Jose Mijares of Octagon, reportedly told a Venezuelan journalist that he will begin contract negotiations with the Indians next week. Mijares made no mention of a long-term deal, saying only that the two sides would exchange arbitration figures and that, “my experience with Cleveland tells me there won’t be any need to go to arbitration.”
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!