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May 19, 2014   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #44: Athletics 13, Indians 3
It was almost the same story every game. The Indians would take an early 1-0 lead, but that advantage would be short-lived as the A's bats roared back to not only take the lead, but put some distance between them and the Tribe on the scoreboard. 11-1, 6-2 and 13-3 were the finals of the three games with Oakland on top in every one. The IBI's Jake Dungan gives his thoughts on the sweep.
May 12, 2014   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #38: Indians 6, Rays 5
The Indians have now won three straight series after taking the finale of their three-game set against the Rays. Strong starting pitching and just enough offense has attributed to the Tribe winning seven out of their last 10 games. The IBI's Jake Dungan gives his thoughts on Sunday's victory, including Tomlin's strong start, Morgan establishing himself as a key contributor and the first post-Axford save opportunity.
May 9, 2014   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #35: Twins 4, Indians 9
The Indians have had plenty of great pitching as their starters have compiled a sub-2 ERA during this seven-game span. The Tribe managed to win five games and take both series, but one could argue that they could be on a seven-game win streak right now. The lineup made up for lost time on Thursday, however, as they pushed nine runs across in a charge led primarily by Cabrera and Brantley. The IBI's Jake Dungan gives his thoughts on the win.
May 5, 2014   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #31: White Sox 4, Indians 3
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Perhaps Dickens was prophesying Sunday's game between the Indians and White Sox with those words. Either way, it encapsulates the resounding joy followed by sheer frustration and heartbreak felt by Tribe fans that afternoon. Kluber and Kottaras made history, but Axford couldn't finish the job. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the loss.
May 2, 2014   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
For the most part, it was an "it could be worse" type of start for the Indians. They had problems on the pitching staff, the offense and the defense, but still managed to keep their heads above water. However, whatever momentum they had when they headed west completely dissolved as the Tribe dropped six straight. The IBI's Jake Dungan looks back at April for the Tribe.
April 28, 2014   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #25: Indians 1, Giants 4
There's no use sugarcoating it. The Indians headed west with a nice little hot streak under their belts winning four out of their last five games and three straight in a key division battle against Kansas City. Unfortunately, that momentum fell flat once they set foot in AT&T Park. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps a frustrating end to a disappointing weekend in San Francisco.
April 25, 2014   (7 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #22: Royals 1, Indians 5
Be forewarned, this analysis will be giving a lot of love to Indians right-hander Corey Kluber as he tossed his first big league complete game against the Royals on Thursday during the midday finale of the four-game set. Tribe hitters also finally managed to break through against Royals lefty Bruce Chen. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the Indians' rubber match victory.
April 21, 2014   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #18: Blue Jays 4, Indians 6
The Indians have been in a kind of funk where they needed a game where almost everything clicked to help them relax and breathe easier. On Sunday, the pitching still had some issues, but the offense worked pitch counts, drew walks, got on base and, most importantly, didn't try to do too much with runners in scoring position. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps a big Easter Sunday win.
April 19, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 4/13/14 - 4/19/14
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.
April 18, 2014   (12 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #15: Indians 5, Tigers 7
Despite the efforts of Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall, the Indians could not overcome the pitching woes of Danny Salazar and the bullpen on Thursday. Even though the Indians managed to make Justin Verlander work during five innings, the Tiger bullpen came in and held the lead as they split the brief two-game series in Motown. The IBI's Jake Dungan recaps Thursday's loss.
April 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #13: Indians 3, White Sox 4
Last year, it was Jason Giambi was the hero against the White Sox. This year, Alexei Ramirez whipped up some heroics of his own and exacted a little revenge on the team that beat Chicago 17 times in 2013. We all know what was wrong with the game on Sunday, so the IBI's Jake Dungan would like to focus on what went right for the Tribe.
April 12, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 4/6/14 - 4/12/14
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.
April 11, 2014   (8 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #10: Indians 3, White Sox 7
All good things must come to an end and such was the case for the Indians' 14-game win streak against the White Sox. Of course, with no Jason Giambi to summon from the bench, the task was somewhat tougher. Despite Danny Salazar making history, it was pretty much the Jose Abreu show on Thursday as he clubbed a pair of home runs. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps Thursday's 7-3 loss.
April 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Call to the Bullpen 2.2
The season is now in full swing and the Indians have been hot at the plate, but the pitching has been inconsistent, to say the least, to start the year. Around the league, Tommy John surgery patients continue to mount as top Pirates prospect Jameson Tallion has opted for the procedure and Rays lefty Matt Moore may be soon to follow. Tune in at 3pm ET for all the latest Indians and MLB discussion with Jake and Hayden!
April 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #6: Twins 10, Indians 7
Despite winning their first home opener since 2008, the Indians pitching woes turned out to be too much for the offense to overcome, even after they scored seven runs on Sunday. Justin Masterson struggled with command as he gave up six runs (five earned) in three and two-thirds innings. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the Twins taking the series with a 10-7 win.
April 5, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 3/30/14 - 4/5/14
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.
April 4, 2014   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts: Opening series pros and cons
After a long and especially unpleasant winter, the boys of summer have returned and are about to make their way back to Cleveland as the Indians finally return from the West Coast. In Oakland, the Tribe didn't exactly play flawless baseball, but they managed to leave with a series win under their belts, which is pretty much all you can ask for. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he provides his pros and cons from the opening series.
April 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Call to the Bullpen 2.1
Baseball is back and the Indians are looking to return to play October baseball once again in 2014 following several offseason additions, including a new closer and a new right fielder. Is it enough to challenge the Tigers for the division title? Jake and Hayden will preview each division and lock in a few bold predictions on the first show of new season of Call to the Bullpen tonight at 8pm ET!
March 29, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 3/23/14 - 3/29/14
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.
March 25, 2014   (9 comments)
Swinging for the Fences: A secret weapon in the bullpen
The bullpen has been one of the more interesting topics of discussion this spring with several viable candidates coming into camp for only a few openings. All of the candidates offer unique qualities as pitchers, but Blake Wood possesses a kind of talent that could lengthen the bullpen even more. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he explains how the hard-throwing right-hander could become a vital part of the Tribe bullpen in 2014.

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