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October 2, 2013   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts: Mythbusters Edition
The Indians have accomplished the near-improbable in 2013 by clinching not only a wild card berth, but home field advantage in the one-game playoff, As the fans and players celebrate before the Wild Card game on Wednesday, there are some unflattering theories about why they may not deserve to be playing in October. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he plays the role of "Mythbuster" in his pre-Wild Card Second Thoughts piece.
September 28, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 9/22/13 - 9/28/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
September 28, 2013   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #160: Indians 12, Twins 6
While a team’s number of wins doesn’t necessarily dictate how they’ll fare in the playoffs, it still is a symbol of success, particularly to a ball club that doesn’t see the luxury of 90-plus wins very often. For the Indians, it’s a milestone as they now have reached the 90-win mark for the first time since their last playoff run in 2007. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the Tribe's 12-6 blowout win over the Twins.
September 26, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #158: White Sox 2, Indians 7
Playoff fever in Cleveland. It’s not often that the words ‘playoff’ and ‘Cleveland’ are mentioned in the same sentence. Yet the Indians have defied all odds and put together a magical season on their way to a potential wild card berth. With a 7-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night, the Tribe improved their record to 88-70. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the game.
September 21, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 9/14/13 - 9/21/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
September 21, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #154: Astros 1, Indians 2
Earned runs, unearned runs, walks, hits, errors, extra innings, rain. In the end, it doesn’t matter how you win since they’re all chalked up the same in the win column. On Friday night, the Indians took game two of the four-game set against the lowly Astros 2-1 in a rain-shortened six and a half innings of play. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps how mistakes and mother nature helped usher the Tribe to victory.
September 18, 2013   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #151: Indians 5, Royals 3
Those fans whose television sets survived past the fifth inning were treated to a Tribe comeback win against wild card rival Kansas City to even the final regular season series between the two AL Central clubs at one. With their 5-3 win, the Indians clinched their first winning season since 2007 thanks key RBI hits by Michael Bourn and shutout pitching by the bullpen. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan for his thoughts on the game.
September 14, 2013   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #147: Indians 3, White Sox 1
In pretty much a polar opposite game of Thursday night’s slug fest by the Indians, it came down to Danny Salazar and the bullpen holding off Chicago to walk away with a narrow 3-1 victory to continue to put pressure on the wild card race as four teams, including the Tribe continue to challenge the Rays for that second wild card spot. The IBI's Jake Dungan gives his thoughts on the Indians' 10th straight win over Chicago.
September 11, 2013   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #144: Royals 6, Indians 3
As good as the starting pitching has been in the second half, Zach McAllister has not been able to join the party as much as he or the Indians would like. In his last 10 starts, the right-hander has gone 3-4 with a 4.96 ERA. Unfortunately, Tuesday was more of the same story as McAllister allowed four runs in five innings in a frustrating 6-3 loss to Kansas City. The IBI's Jake Dungan gives his thoughts on the loss.
September 10, 2013   (14 comments)
Should the Indians move Perez out of the closer's role?
For those whose hair hasn’t turned gray or been pulled out after Monday night’s – let’s say dramatic – win over the Royals, I have a question for you: Should the Indians consider moving Chris Perez out of the closer’s role for the rest of the year as they make their push for the playoffs? That's a question that the IBI's Jake Dungan throws out there and wonders if the Indians would be better off with a change to the order of the backend of their bullpen.
September 7, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 9/1/13 -9/7/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
September 7, 2013   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #140: Mets 1, Indians 8
A week ago, we were in the middle of a brutal 1-5 road trip. While some of the slumps this season have been particularly frustrating, this team has proven time and time and time again that they are not in this to roll over and quit. The visiting Mets were blown out 8-1 as Scott Kazmir's dominant start and Nick Swisher's grand slam paved the way for the Tribe. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan for his thoughts on the victory.
September 4, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #138: Orioles 3, Indians 4
10-9 with a 3.79 ERA. Would you believe me if I told you these stats belong to Ubaldo Jimenez? The same guy who lost 14 games in 2012 and hasn’t failed to get his ERA below five since arriving in Cleveland. Well, on Tuesday night, the right-hander pitched six shutout innings to earn his 10th win of the season. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on another crucial win by the Tribe in their wild card chase.
August 31, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #134: Indians 2, Tigers 7
A rough start for McAllister, a lost fly ball by Bourn with the bases loaded, wild pitches and more missed scoring opportunities did the Indians in again on Friday night in Detroit even with Miguel Cabrera taken out of the game early with an injury. The rain provided some relief to the torment, but ended up forcing the game to be called to hand Cleveland their fourth straight loss. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan for his thoughts on the game.
August 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Call to the Bullpen: Episode 1.20
Jake and Hayden are back on Call to the Bullpen to discuss the playoff races heating up in both leagues. Right now, the Indians are legitimate playoff contenders as they currently sit three games out of the wild card. However, they are at the beginning of a crucial nine-game stretch. The guys will discuss the Tribe's offensive struggles, potential waiver trades and September call-ups and the latest from around the majors.
August 28, 2013   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #131: Indians 0, Braves 2
Since the start of August, the Indians offense has been next to last in the major leagues in production. Tuesday night was more of the same, unfortunately as the Indians scattered six hits and five walks without plating a run. One fateful pitch to Elliot Johnson was the difference in an otherwise well-pitched game. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his second thoughts on the Tribe's 2-0 loss in Atlanta.
August 24, 2013   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #128: Twins 5, Indians 1
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez took his eighth loss of the season tonight and believe it or not, it wasn’t totally his own doing. While he did allow two runs on four hits in the first two innings, he pitched lights out the rest of the way going six innings and striking out a season-high 10 batters. However, he was handed the loss after the Indians fell 5-1 to the Twins. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan for his thoughts on the game.
August 21, 2013   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #126: Indians 4, Angels 1
It was the most exciting, frustrating, boring and astonishing night of baseball that most Cleveland fans probably will ever see. After the Indians tied the game at one in the seventh, the score would hold until the 14th inning as both teams failed to capitalize on opportunities. Drew Stubbs proved to be the hero as he broke through with a two-run homer in the 14th. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps a late-night 4-1 Tribe win.
August 20, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #125: Indians 5, Angels 2
As streaky as this Indians offense has been this season, they’ve proven that it doesn’t take much to break out of a slump. While Monday night alone was no definite indication that the offense was on the cusp of another hot streak, they still put up a crooked number against one of the top pitchers in the league. A four-run fourth backed up by solid pitching by Zach McAllister gave the Indians a series opening win over the Angels.
August 17, 2013   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #122: Indians 2, Athletics 3
When your team gets eight hits and draws nine walks in a game, you expect them to score more than two runs. Such was not the case on Friday night as the Indians dropped the series opener in Oakland 3-2 to the A’s. When a pitching-sound team like Oakland gives you opportunities to not only score, but take complete command of a game, you must take advantage. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he offers his Second Thoughts and recaps a frustrating loss in the Bay Area.

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