The Cleveland Indians have been full of surprises this season. From Ubaldo Jimenez's sudden resurgence to the team's recent losing streak, there has been no lack of storylines. However, the most pleasant surprise has arguably been the development of right-hander Corey Kluber. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he takes an in-depth look at Kluber in the latest edition the weekly IBI staple, Orbiting Cleveland.
Three years ago the Indians parted ways with several veterans in a July fire sale. Austin Kearns was dealt for Zach McAllister and Jake Westbrook brought in Corey Kluber. Now, three years later, those two moves consummated on back to back days in July of 2010 look like they could net the Indians two key pieces to the rotation for the next several years.
A series win! That’s something the Indians haven’t been able to claim in a three game series since the May 17-20 sweep of the Seattle Mariners. Ubaldo Jimenez made it interesting at times and there were still some issues at the plate, but a win is a win. Ubaldo made it through alright, the bullpen held it down, and the offense scored just enough. Join Michael Goodman as he gives his Second Thoughts on Wednesday's game.
The Cleveland Indians completed a nine-game road trip with their second-straight win as they topped the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Wednesday. Wednesday’s win keeps Cleveland as sole owners of the second place slot in the American League Central, as they remain five games behind the first-place Detroit Tigers and a half game ahead of the third-place Kansas City Royals. Join Stephanie Metzger as she recaps Wednesday's win.
At long last, the Indians' eight-game losing streak is finally over. Some timely hits and an outstanding performance by right-hander led to the Tribe's 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers, and it now appears as if the Kluber could indeed be proving that he's here to stay. With the streak behind them, the Indians can now move forward but not before the IBI's Jake Dungan takes a look back at last night's contest and offers his Second Thoughts.
The Indians have been looking for a stopper as of late, and on Tuesday they found exactly just that in right-hander Corey Kluber. Kluber pitched brilliantly to lead the Indians to a 5-2 win, which also happened to stop an eight-game losing streak. Join the IBI's Stephanie Metzger as she provides all the play-by-play from what ended up being a critical Indians win.
The Indians got a little bit of what they had been looking for on Monday as Scott Kazmir pitched well and Carlos Santana delivered a key, three-RBI base hit. However, the strong pitching and clutch hit were not nearly enough as a three-run seventh inning by the Texas Rangers doomed the Tribe and brought their losing streak to eight games. Join the IBI's Kevin Dean as he offers his Second Thoughts on the latest Indians loss.
The Cleveland Indians have announced that they have acquired infielder John McDonald from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a Player To Be Named Later and/or cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster they have transferred right-handed pitcher Brett Myers from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The losses continue to mount for the Cleveland Indians as the team went 0-6 this past week and is now in the midst of a seven-game losing streak. Virtually nothing went right for the Indians, and the team is now 30-32 and 5 1/2 games behind the Detroit Tigers. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he regretfully revisits this past week in the latest edition of the weekly IBI staple, Notes from the Wigwam.
Make it seven. The Indians fell to their division rival the Detroit Tigers on Sunday 4-1, and the Motor City Kitties completed the three game sweep of the Tribe. Making his Major League debut, Tigers left-hander Jose Alvarez limited Cleveland to just one run over six innings of work for his first big league victory. Jim Berdysz has the gory details...errr...second thoughts on another Tribe loss....
The Cleveland Indians had four affiliates playing on Sunday afternoon. One of those affiliates had 17 hits. The other three affiliates combined only had 15 hits total. Join Jim Pete with his Sunday edition of ATF as he takes a look at a "prospect" who has all but signed his promotion back to Cleveland, another "prospect" who is trying to make himself noticeable, and the rest of Sunday's action.
Jose Alvarez struck out seven batters in his major league debut and the Cleveland offense mustered just one run as the Detroit Tigers beat the Indians 4-1. The Indians have now lost 7 games in a row, their longest losing streak of the season. They trail the Tigers by five and a half games in the American League Central and are two games below .500.
With Tony engrossed in coverage of the MLB draft, he called upon Jim Piascik to fill in on Tribe Happenings this week. Don't worry, it's only for one week. During this week's Happenings, Jim runs down why the selection of Frazier was the right one given the team's situation and what to make of yet another June swoon. He also takes a look at Carlos Carrasco rejoining the big league club as Zach McAllister hits the disabled list with a dreaded finger injury and much more.
Join Jim Pete and Steve Orbanek for tonight's episode of Cleveland Sports Insiders at 9:00 P.M. Tonight, they'll talk how the end is near for the Cleveland Indians, and many other Tribe topics of note. They'll also jump into some Cleveland Cavaliers basketball, and focus squarely on the rumor mill. There are rumors that the CSI duo will sing a little, dance a little, and possibly do both at the same time! Tune in at 9:00...
And then it was six. For the second straight game, the Indians' late rally was too little too late as the Tribe dropped their sixth in a row losing to Detroit 6-4. Cleveland also drops their 10th straight ballgame on the road away from Progressive Field. Neither the offense or Carlos Carrasco could get going, making it hard for the team to get a win. Join Jim Berdysz as he gives his Second Thoughts on Saturday's loss.
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