At times, it felt like the Indians were doing everything in their power to giftwrap a win for Kansas City on Tuesday night thanks to wild pitches, errors and a wild ninth inning. The Indians came away with a 4-3 win, a much needed win and one that was not easy for the hometown boys. The IBI's Jake Dungan shares his second thoughts on the game...
Things did not look good early at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario, but just as they have been accustomed to all season long at Progressive Field, the Tribe would fight back. The Indians rallied from a three-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning to secure a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Join the IBI's Jim Berdysz as he recaps all the action from the Tribe's thrilling win.
That was the general consensus of many Indians fans shortly after Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers touched up Corey Kluber at Comerica Park on May 10th was that he was a short term option for the rotation and would soon go back to Columbus. Fast forward a month later and now Kluber has anchored himself in pretty well into the Indians rotation and looks to have solidified himself as a true major league starting option for the Indians.
After a well-documented brutal 20-game stretch, the Indians had seemingly gotten themselves back on the right track, winning four out of their last five (and it could have just as easily been all five). They began a set against a surging Royals team Monday night, backed by a recently-freed Carlos Carrasco. He turned in one of the best starts of his young career, but the team was lacking in all other facets and another brutal loss was suffered.
On Puppypalooza night at Progressive Field, the game itself belonged to the dogs.Up 1-0 after seven innings, the Indians dropped another tough loss late in the ballgame, falling to the Kansas City Royals, 2-1. After spending 24 days in second place in the American League Central, the loss now puts Cleveland (34-35) in third place for the first time since May 10.
The Cleveland Indians are starting to get back on the right track and went 4-2 this past week while earning series victories over the Texas Rangers and the Washington Nationals. Perhaps no players was more impressive than right-hander Corey Kluber, who went 2-0 in two starts and allowed just one run in 16 innings of work. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek he looks back at Kluber's performance and more in the weekly IBI staple, Notes From the Wigwam.
Tony is back with a special Monday edition of Tribe Happenings to get caught up on all the things happening with the big league team. He discusses how the Indians are only at .500 but thanks to a favorable schedule the rest of the way how they may be in line to make a playoff push. He also talks about how Carlos Carrasco and Nick Hagadone can really impact the roster, why Lonnie Chisenhall should be up now, and has a full infirmary report on all of the injured big leaguers.
Now that’s how you pitch! Indians starter Corey Kluber pitched the best game of his life on Sunday as the Tribe shutout Washington, 2-0 to take the three-game series. Pitching out of a bases loaded no out jam in the seventh inning and another two innings with runners on first and third and nobody out, Kluber earned every bit of that victory. The IBI's Jim Berdysz gives his second thoughts on the game...
You really have to love the nights when all of the affiliates lose. Tonight was such a night, but one player really stood out as a potential break-out candidate if he can continue to play at the high level that he's been performing at over the past month. Join Jim Pete as he takes a look at Lonnie Chisenhall, Jordan Smith, Chris Perez and even Daisuke Matsuzaka in the Sunday edition of ATF.
Join Jim Pete and Steve Orbanek for tonight's episode of Cleveland Sports Insiders at 9:00 P.M. Tonight, they'll talk Corey Kluber, the latest streak, the next few weeks, 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 announce their latest finishing move! Tune in at 9:00...
Cleveland Indians President, Mark Shapiro often talks about his love for the game of baseball and how it all stems from his relationship with his dad. He could have been talking about DJ Sebastian and his dad. As we celebrate Father’s Day, DJ shares the story of how he and his dad shared a love for the game of baseball.
For the Indians, Saturday was a tale of the bad, the good, and the ugly. Cleveland was left stunned on Saturday night as the Washington Nationals scored twice in the final two innings to secure a 7-6 victory over the Tribe. This came after the Indians offense battled their way back from a 5-0 deficit to be up 6-5 with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Jim Berdysz shares his second thoughts...
After the Cleveland offense mounted a five-run comeback against Washington ace Jordan Zimmermann, the Tribe bullpen allowed lead-changing solo homers in the eighth and ninth as the Nationals beat the Indians 7-6. The Indians were unable to get lockdown performances from their bullpen mates, and on Sunday they will focus on starting a new streak.
Basking in the Indians third consecutive win, a quick rebound from an absolutely horrendous stretch, the Indians peak and valley tendencies have shown their ugly head. And as with many streaks, when it rained it poured, something which we can actually see manifested statistically in BABIP. The IBI's Michael Hattery takes a look at the statistical trends at third base with Mark Reynolds and wonders when Lonnie Chisenhall will be called up.
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