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Trevor Bauer imitates batting stances of Indians teammates during at-bat (Video)

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer entertained his teammates during his seventh inning at-bat in Friday night's game in Pittsburgh by imitating some of their batting stances. The television broadcast crew picked up on the antics and enjoyed the show as Bauer mimicked the bat rituals of Mike Aviles, Jason Kipnis and Ryan Raburn. Ironically enough, Bauer did very well for someone...
Via Holdout Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Sweep of Rays comes at perfect time

Just six days ago, the Cleveland Indians were declared dead. It was Sunday, and the Tribe had just lost their second game of the day to the Baltimore Orioles. The Indians were shut out in both contests, and the wins finished off a three-game sweep for the O’s. The Tribe had lost eight of their last eleven and 13 of their last 19. And the season was over. Or so we thought. Seemingly...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

7/2 Recap: Kluber K’s 14, But Indians Need Extras to Win

Roster Update: Michael Bourn abandoned his appeal of his one game suspension today, taking it on a day that he usually would have been given the day off anyway. The suspension dates back to June 16th against the Cubs. Player of the Game After getting off to a rocky start, Corey Kluber put together another fine outing, although it wasn’t the near perfection we have grown to expect...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Allen Finds Success After Learning from One of the Best

Greg Allen was four or five when he started playing baseball, beginning with tee-ball as so many young boys do. Allen, however, was also four or five when he got the idea that baseball could be more than just a hobby. “[That’s when] my dad will tell you I knew baseball would be more than a hobby,” Allen said. “I was watching Major League Baseball on TV and acting out the...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MAX EFFORT: Kipnis gives valiant try at preserving Carrasco no-no

  Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis gave a Herculean effort to save the day but fell just short. With two strikes and two outs in the bottom of the ninth of Tribe starter Carlos Carrasco's no-hit bid, Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Joey Butler slapped a liner, which Kipnis did his all to keep from reaching the outfield turf. After the RBI single, Carrasco showed his appreciation...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

4 Keys for the Indians for July through October

June proved to be a rough month for the Indians and the Fighting Franconas, struggling mightily to hit with runners in scoring position, and an entirely new left side of the infield – switching Lonnie Chisenhall (3B, now in AAA-Columbus) and Jose Ramirez (SS, also with Columbus) out with rookies and highly touted Francisco Lindor and Giovanny Urshela at short and third respectively...
Via Hot Stove MLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco gets Gatorade shower after near no-no

Cookie. pic.twitter.com/8y33X8ggwz — Scott @ WFNY (@WFNYScott) July 2, 2015 Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday night. Alas, facing an 0-2 count with two away, Tampa leftfielder Joey Butler broke it up with a looping line drive just over the head of Tribe second baseman Jason Kipnis. Indians manager Terry Francona pulled Carrasco...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

One pitch away: Carrasco loses no-hitter in bottom of the 9th

One. Pitch. That’s how close Indians righthander Carlos Carrasco was to no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field Wednesday night. WFNY will have a full game recap tomorrow morning, but here’s the quick and dirty of what happened. Carrasco was perfect through six innings. He struck out 10, including two hitters in the each of the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth innings...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians’ Carlos Corrasco Loses No-Hitter With Two Outs, Two Strikes In 9th (Video)

Cleveland just can’t catch a break (but you already knew that). Carlos Carrasco turned in a dominant start on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the third consecutive day a Cleveland Indians pitcher went at least five no-hit innings. But with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the ninth inning, Carrasco surrendered a base hit to Rays DH Joey Butler that barely tipped...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The United Church of Christ has some opinions on the Indians

No, the United Church of Christ isn’t concerned about the Cleveland Indians’ lack of hitting or their occasional bullpen woes. The UCC, conversely, has sent a stack of petitions signed by more than 1,000 people to the offices on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario this past Tuesday, calling for the team to not only remove its Chief Wahoo logo, but change its name as well. “For...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Change You Can’t Count On: Why Ty Van Burkleo Should Not Be A Scapegoat

Yesterday, Joseph Coblitz gave his argument for the firing of Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo. In interest of fairness, today Mike Melaragno brings you his take on why he shouldn’t be let go. The recent offensive struggles from the Indians have the media, fans, national pundits and writers on this website wondering whether change is on the horizon– one that would involve...
Via Burning River Baseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

6/30 Recap: Improved Defense Backs Salazar in Indians Win

Player of the Game The second incredible start in a row and fourth this time through the rotation belonged to Danny Salazar tonight who pitched 7.2 innings, allowing one earned run on two hits and two walks. He only struck out two, but didn’t need more than that as his infield defense was spotless, with great plays coming from Francisco Lindor, Giovanny Urshela and Jason Kipnis...
Via Burning River Baseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians sign RHP McKenzie, team's second pick in 2015 draft

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the signing of RHP TRISTON McKENZIE, the club's second selection (42nd overall) in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. McKenzie marked the final pick of Competitive Balance Round A. McKenzie, 17, is a 2015 graduate of Royal Palm Beach (FL) High School, where he compiled a 9-5 record with a 0.79 ERA during his senior campaign, tallying...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Smith Continues to Improve from 2014

In order for someone to improve, they need to see their low points and find a way to improve from that. In 2014, Double-A Akron outfielder Jordan Smith discovered first-hand what it felt like to be overcome by the competition. After hitting .293/.370/.402 with High-A Carolina, he followed up in his first season with the Rubberducks hitting .248/.300/.331. Smith, 24, was drafted by...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the White Sox and Indians become sellers?

There is no question that the American League Central is one of the toughest divisions in baseball (it is home to 7 of 9 potential All-Star starters) and that has lead to a difficult climb for those teams at the bottom. While the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox appeared to be ready to contend for a World Series title at the start of the season, the still strong Royals,...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Who Is Cody Anderson?

OK, I know what you’re thinking. How convenient it is to write about a pitcher who only allowed two hits (and no walks) of shutout ball in eight innings against the Tampa Rays. However, on Monday morning I wrote Cody Anderson was my number one pitcher from a DFS and streaming perspective. I would be lying if I thought he was going to pitch as well as he did, but after watching...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis gets no love

  Cleveland Indians’ second baseman, Jason Kipnis, had put up ridiculously impressive numbers this season, yet, he seems to go unnoticed when talking about the best hitters in the Major Leagues. Kipnis was called up to Cleveland in 2011 and hit for a .272 batting average with seven home runs, nine doubles, and five stolen bases in just 36 games. The sweet stroking lefty followed...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians' Brandon Moss on fan criticism: 'I don't blame them'

After dropping both games of Sunday's doubleheader against the Orioles, a number of Indians players expressed their disappointment in how the recent weeks have gone. "If you were on the outside looking in, it would look like we have no heart," Brandon Moss told reporters after the game. "I can't blame them." "I know what we look like and I know how we feel," said Moss via Cleveland...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Roster Rebuild Leaves Them in Unenviable Position

The 2015 Cleveland Indians don’t have to believe in Sports Illustrated jinxes, but one look at the standings and they’ll quickly have to believe that their playoff chances are about done. At 33-41, the Indians are eight games under .500 and 12 games back of first place. The 12-game deficit behind the Kansas City Royals is the most they’ve trailed by all season and only on May...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians give Toru Murata a chance on the mound

In times of trouble, sometime people get the chance to rise to the occasion. In the case of pitcher Toru Murata, his time is today. Due to the chaotic pitching situation currently happining with the Cleveland Indians, the decision was made to alter the rotation, bringing up Murata from Triple A for the nightcap of today’s double header against the Baltimore Orioles. This is a “make...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians pitching is in a state of emergency

June has not been a kind month to the five man rotation for the Cleveland Indians. In fact, it’s been downright brutal. Since the start of the month, the Indians have been an roller coaster ride of wins and losses. Ending the month of May  on a hot streak, it looked as if Cleveland had turned a corner and was ready to live up to the expectations set in early April, but as the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits to eating 17 popsicles in one night

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona recently continued his habit of revealing arguably unflattering things about himself when he admitted he recently engorged himself on 17 popsicles in one night. Let’s allow Francona to explain his outrageous indulgence, which apparently involves his insatiable appetite for Nestle’s Outshine Fruit Bars, specifically the grape flavor. ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Indians buyers or sellers at trade deadline?

The Cleveland Indians certainly haven’t lived up to the hype that surrounded the club at the beginning of the 2015 season, but they are by no means out of the playoff race just yet. At 32-36, the Indians are currently sitting in 4th place in the American League Central, eight games behind first-place Kansas City (39-27). The Tribe is sitting four and a half games behind second...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Francisco Lindor Era begins in Cleveland

The year of the prospect debut continues. Now that the Super Two deadline has come and gone, prospects are getting called up left and right. This past Sunday, we were treated to two debut events simultaneously, when both Byron Buxton and Francisco Lindor joined their respective major league clubs. I covered Buxton yesterday, so today, […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits he had bathroom mishap during game

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was in a pretty precarious position during Tuesday’s tilt against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field when he found himself relieving himself in the bathroom when he heard that center fielder Michael Bourn was being ejected from the game. In fact, Francona freely admitted he suffered a bit of a...Read More The post Terry Francona admits to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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