This Indians entered this game really struggling. They’d lost five straight for the second time this season and in the midst of a tough stretch of games that included two more games against a Cincinnati Reds team that has been as hot as the Indians are cold. The good news is that ace Justin Masterson took the hill to stop the losing streak and Jason Giambi came through with a big hit. Join Michael Goodman as he gives his Second Thoughts on Wednesday's win.
Sometimes there’s really is no place like home. After an ugly six-game road trip that saw the Indians drop five of their last six, Cleveland got a much needed win Wednesday night in Tribe Town, defeating Cincinnati 5-2. The victory ends the Tribe’s five game losing streak, moving the team just 1.5 games in back of the first place Detroit Tigers in the American League Central Division. Join Jim Berdysz as he recaps Wednesday night's action.
The Indians have been an interesting team in 2013. Initially, the starting rotation faltered, and the offense struggled to score runs with consistency. But the bullpen was solid. Then, the offense started clicking, and so did the starters. The bullpen remained solid. Now, the starters are consistent, while the offense has scuffled here and there, and the bullpen is struggling. Join Jim Pete at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario as he looks at the bullpen...
The Cleveland Indians have announced that catcher Lou Marson will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday night with Double-A Akron. If there are no setbacks, his rehab assignment will be transferred to Triple-A Columbus on Friday.
Zach McAllister did not have his best stuff last night, but he bobbed and weaved his way through five-plus innings and gave the Indians a chance to come back and win. Unfortunately, the bullpen woes continued for the Indians and things fell apart late in the game as the Reds trounced them 8-2. The IBI's Jake Dungan provides his "second thoughts" on another rough loss for the Indians...
The Tribe's struggles continued on Tuesday as the team struggled to score runs and fell 8-2 to the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ballpark. Zach McAllister was once again effective, but it proved to be a moot point as only Michael Bourn was able to collect more than one hit. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he provides all the play-by-play and recaps the action from the tough Indians loss.
The first meeting of the two Ohio teams in 2013 produced a great game and the foundation for an interesting final three. When all was said and done, the Indians found themselves on the short end of the stick (a recent trend), thanks to their reeling bullpen (another recent trend). The IBI's Kevin Dean shares his "second thoughts" on what was yet another tough loss for the Indians...
The Cleveland Indians are in the midst of a four game losing streak and losers of six of their last seven. After a good start, things are falling apart, and it makes the IBI's James Keene wonder if once again Cleveland fans are being set up for disappointment. Somehow, someway, for Clevelanders, something always goes wrong.
The struggles continued for the Cleveland Indians on Monday as Joey Votto hit a tie-breaking, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Tribe 4-2 in the first game of two at Great American Ballpark. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps all the action and provides all the play-by-play from the Memorial Day Battle of Ohio.
It was a rough week for the Cleveland Indians as the team went 2-5 and lost several games that they probably should have won. The Indians are now 27-22 and trail the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. The Tribe is now in desperate need of a victory thanks to its poor performance over the past week, and the team will look to turn things around beginning today. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he looks back at the week that was in his weekly IBI staple, Notes from the Wigwam.
The Cleveland Indians blew a late lead and fell 6-5 in the series finale against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Chris Perez allowed four earned runs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Tribe lost a game that it probably should have won. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he provides all the play-by-play and recaps all the action from what proved to be a forgettable Sunday for the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have placed right-handed pitcher Chris Perez on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder soreness and recalled left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus.
For eight innings, the Indians looked as though they could escape Boston with a series split. Then, the top of the ninth inning came along as did closer Chris Perez. It wasn’t the long ball that hurt Pure Rage on Sunday, but rather the strike zone. Perez just couldn’t find any of the four corners of the strike zone, blowing both the save and the game for Cleveland. The Red Sox scored four runs off the closer in the inning, in route to a devastating 6-5 loss for the Tribe.
The Indians and their fans have a growing concern about the lack of command and vellocity from top flight setup man Vinnie Pestano. Those problems came to the surface on Saturday when he was very ineffective in a blown save, and Tony touches on his issues. He also discusses the overuse of Jason Giambi, how Lou Marson fits into things, the best offseason move maybe being Aviles and Gomes for Rogers, when Brett Myers will return and much more
Saturday was just one of those days. On yet another rainy day in historical Fenway Park, the Indians fell late and lost their second game of the four-game series to the Red Sox, 7-4. Recently winning 18 of their last 22 ballgames, the Tribe is now 1-4 in their last five games and just 1-5 in six games against Boston this season. The IBI's Jim Berdysz shares his second thoughts on a tough loss for the Indians...
The Cleveland Indians looked poised to win game three of a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, but a late defensive miscue proved to be the difference maker as the Indians fell 7-4. With the loss, the Indians fell to 27-21, and have now lost four of their last five games played. Join the IBI's Stephanie Metzger as she provides all the play-by-play and details from what proved to be a frustrating Saturday afternoon for the Indians.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!