The Indians offense sputtered once again on Wednesday afternoon in Oakland, and even a quality start from Zach McAllister was not enough as they fell 3-1 to the Athletics. They have now lost 19 of their last 20 road games and 21 of their last 25 overall, and Adam McGavin shares his second thoughts on the problems at hand for the Indians.
If you watched the game last night you saw one of the most embarrassing displays of defense by the Indians in the second inning that has been seen in some time. It was a comedy of errors not only physically but mentally as well, and it contributed to a five-run Angels inning that put the game early en route to an 8-4 Angels win. Adam McGavin is here to give his second thoughts on last night's debacle.
The Indians bounced back from their embarrassing home loss on Sunday with one of their better played games of the last month on Monday night in a 6-2 win over the Angels in Anaheim. For whatever reason, the Angels have brought out the best in the Indians this year as they are now 5-2 against the Halos on the season. Adam McGavin shares his second thoughts on the game.
Okay, this is starting to get a little scary. Whatever can go wrong, is going wrong for the Bad News Indians of late as costly errors and poor pitching by Chris Perez sealed the deal on their 11th straight loss, 7-5, to the Twins. The carpet has been pulled right out from under the season, and Adam McGavin is here to provide his second thoughts on another frustrating loss for the Tribe.
As Keith Jackson used to say...."Whoa Nelly!". That's the feeling many have as this Indians slide continues to get worse and worse with every game played. The Indians lost last night to the Twins 14-3 thanks to a 10-run second inning, and lost for the 10th straight time. Adam McGavin chimes in with his "second thoughts" on another bad night at the ballyard for the Tribe...
Well, that just might do it. The Indians lost for the fifth time in a row last night on their current road trip 5-2 to the Royals, losses to teams they should be beating if they want to stay in the playoff race. They are now seven games out of first place and the season is quickly transitioning from contention to evaluation for next season. Adam McGavin gives his second thoughts on another tough loss last night...
A lot of the focus on improving the Indians current roster has focused on offensive upgrades, specifically regarding left field and the corner infield positions. However, the Tribe’s starting rotation is as much or more of a concern, and that concern has more than shown itself during the Indians current road trip through Minnesota and Kansas City. Adam McGavin runs through the starting pitching performances to date and looks at what options - if any - the Indians have to fill the holes internally.
Wow, what a game and what a series. The Indians and Tigers finished off a crucial three-game series between AL Central contenders in what was a playoff atmosphere at Progressive Field. The Indians stunned the Tigers and their ace Justin Verlander with a four-run 7th to come back and win 5-3, and Adam McGavin shares his second thoughts on the big series win for the Tribe.
At the start of play on Monday, the Indians were 4 ½ games behind the idle division-leading Detroit Tigers. Reeling from losses in seven of their last nine, the Indians were desperate for an ace-like performance from Justin Masterson to avoid a four-game sweep at home against the Orioles. Luckily, he came through and the Tribe found a way to win a crucial game.
Should the Indians deal Francisco Lindor? Should Carlos Santana be relieved of his duties? Is Johnny Damon and Shelley Duncan the answer in left field? Adam McGavin returns with his weekly look at what's right on, or way off. What's your verdict? Check in to see what Adam's verdict is, after the jump....
The Indians won a close one last night over the Rays, 3-2. The game was a lot closer than it should of been as the Indians blew several opportunities to add to an early 3-0 lead and put the game well out of reach, and then they held on for dear life late to get the win. With two tough Rays' lefties looming in the next three games last night was an important win to get, and Adam McGavin gives his "second thoughts" on the game...
Indians left-handed reliever Nick Hagadone suffered a self inflicted hand injury last Friday, and may be lost for the season. The Indians were not happy about it as they placed him on the minor league disqualified list which keeps him from getting paid, and now the Players Union may step in and file a grievance. With everything that is going on, Adam McGavin chimes in and says that while Hagadone has opened himself up to being labeled a hothead, trying hard is easier to forgive.
Tonight the 83rd edition of the midsummer classic, MLB's All Star game, takes center stage. With the first half of the season for the Cleveland Indians now in the books, Adam takes a look at some of the performances from the first half and names his MVP, breakout player, comeback player, and more.
With all of the trade speculation swirling in Tribe nation about the best right-handed hitting options on the trade market, few have given much thought to targeting a starter or reliever. However, there is a better chance of the Indians landing a middle-reliever or middle of the rotation starter in a savvy, understated trade, than fleecing an unsuspecting seller who has a power-hitting righty for sale.
After scoring 32 runs against the Orioles in a four game set over the weekend, the Indians returned home to Progressive Field on Monday night in the hopes of continuing their good play from over the weekend. But even with another good outing from Ubaldo Jimenez, it was not enough as Jerad Weaver shut the offense down and the Indians lost 3-0. Adam McGavin shares his "second thoughts" and more on the game.
The Indians had another rough one last night losing to the Yankees by a score of 6-4. The game was never really much of a contest as the Yankees had every break go their way and they executed in just about every scoring opportunity, and the Indians offense continues to struggle. Adam McGavin shares his "second thoughts" on another disappointing game in the Bronx...
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