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Have the Cleveland Indians finally turned the corner?

On Sunday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians defeated the Cincinnati Reds by a final score of 5-2 for their sixth win in a row. With the win, the Tribe completed their first sweep of the 2015 season and kept their longest winning streak of the year alive. Before the streak, the team’s longest winning streak was just two games, and they has only done in twice. In fact, the Indians...
Via isportsweb.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

5/24 Recap: Votto & Reds Defense Hand Tribe A Sweep

Roster Update: After a long 37 games, the Indians catcher and unofficial captain Yan Gomes has returned to the starting lineup. Since he was originally expected to miss two months, this is great news. To make room, back-up catcher Brett Hayes has been designated for assignment with Roberto Perez heading to the bench. Player of the Game The Reds were able to make contact with Trevor...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians activate catcher Gomes

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians have activated catcher Yan Gomes, who has been out with a sprained right knee, from the 15-day disabled list. Gomes is starting behind the plate and batting seventh Sunday against Cincinnati. Gomes was injured on April 11 when he attempted to catch a throw home on a slide by Detroit's Rajai Davis. Gomes had his right foot on the plate and Davis...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gomes activated, in Indians lineup for series finale

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have activated catcher Yan Gomes, who has been out with a sprained right knee, from the 15-day disabled list. Gomes is starting behind the plate and batting seventh Sunday against Cincinnati. Gomes was injured on April 11 when he attempted to catch a throw home on a slide by Detroit's Rajai Davis. Gomes had his right foot on the plate and Davis...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top Ten Ways for the Tribe to Turn Around Its 2015

In case you missed it earlier this week, the long late night run of television legend David Letterman came to an end. After 33 years of providing a friend and a familiar voice to insomniacs across the nation in the witching hours, the 68-year-old comedian retired his pencil tapping, his shattering of glass, the stupid pet tricks and stupid human tricks, “Will it Float”, and a...

A Healthy Jason Kipnis Means Healthy Production For Tribe

The Indians star is in early whispers for an A.L MVP award.  Jason Kipnis is on an absolute tear right now, amassing 18 hits in his last 10 games boosting his average above .341 and his OBP above .400. It is no coincidence that the Indians have won 7 of their last 9 games throughout that stretch, and are amidst one of the hottest teams in baseball. Kipnis began the season ice-cold...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5/23 Recap: Jason Kipnis Supports Corey Kluber, Even If No One Else Will

Player of the Game It shows how incredible Corey Kluber has been that he has jaded us into thinking that an eight inning, one run start is subpar, but compared to his last two, this one was a little lackluster. Kluber allowed nine hits and struck out just seven, but was able to work threw some tough situations with clutch K’s, a fortuitous double play and a runner caught stealing...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

5/22 Recap: A Mossy Finish

Player of the Game Brandon Moss went 2-4 with a HR a double and three RBI in key situations in the game: First by putting the Indians ahead by one in the 3rd and another by putting the game away in the 4th. Feathers Up The Indians hitters were very patient with Leake in the 2nd as they walked three times; one of which on a four-pitch walk to Michael Bourn with the bases loaded...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The resurgence of Corey Kluber

At the beginning of the 2015 MLB season, the hot topic in Cleveland was not the reigning Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. Instead, people were talking about how the Indians were going to be in the running for the Central division title. The offense in the preseason was supposed to have been better than anyone had seen in a while and the rotation was nothing short of greatness. This...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Baseball Version of Indians SS Jose Ramirez is Quite Terrifying

After a horrific start to the season, the Cleveland Indians have won four of their last six games to get them to 17-23. Yes, they’re still dead last in the AL Central (nine games behind the first place Royals), but you have to start somewhere. Per Cut4, part of the Indians’ success may be due to some dark arts performed by pitcher Carlos Carrasco. As you can see below, Carrasco...
Via Busted Coverage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Gomes to return Sunday

According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Indians’ manager Terry Francona says that Yan Gomes will catch on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds in his return from the 15-day disabled list. Gomes was injured on April 11 against the Detroit Tigers in just the fifth game of the season. In the ninth inning of that affair, Tigers’ outfielder Rajai Davis slid...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Third Baseman Taylor Murphy Adapting to New Surroundings

If there’s one thing the Indians have an abundance of, it’s outfielders. Fans know it, big league players seem to have taken notice, and 22 year-old Taylor Murphy knew it. Murphy played in the outfield last year for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, and spent much of his collegiate career in the outfield, as well. He didn’t do poorly in the outfield, either. In 46 games last season...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gomes: 'I felt the best I've been feeling' in Wednesday's rehab game

Indians catcher Yan Gomes took another step towards rejoining the big league club on Wednesday, as he caught seven innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Columbus. "I felt the best I've been feeling," Gomes told reporters after the game. As the game goes on, it actually gets better. It was really a pretty positive day." Gomes went 1-for-2 with a walk and got to make his first throw...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gomes, Close to Tribe Return, Will Be Welcome Addition

The Cleveland Indians took a major hit on April 11 when their starting catcher, Yan Gomes, took a big hit in a home plate collision against the Detroit Tigers. The play left Gomes with a sprained right MCL and left the Tribe scrambling to replace one of the more valuable players on the roster. In 2014, after breaking out in Cleveland the prior year, Gomes showed how key he is to...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 2002 Bruce Chen

2002 TOPPS BRUCE CHEN It is always bittersweet when a human time capsule like Bruce Chen retires. You look back at his first career start– a 21-year old lefty for the division-leading Braves facing a distant-second Mets squad in an essentially meaningless September game– and the names that float through the box score speak of a different era. Alfonzo, Olerud, Allensworth, Ordonez...
Via Mets360.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kipnis likes to lead off

On Monday (May 19th), Jason Kipnis 0/3 with a sacrifice bunt and officially ended one of the hottest streaks since Barry Bonds was destroying everyone in 2004. This night ended his streak of eight consecutive games where he reached base at least three times, a streak in which he had 20 hits (seven for extra bases), four walks and three time hit by pitch. While somehow he didn’t...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

C-Cap Recap: Hip to Be Kip(nis)

The Cleveland Indians took two out of three games from the Texas Rangers in Arlington over the weekend; their first outright series win since the opening week of the season. That’s objectively good news. So is the resurgence of Jason Kipnis, whose offensive performance over the past week has earned him a legitimate place in the all-time pantheon of hot streaks. Better still, catcher...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Kluber pitched the greatest eight-inning game in MLB history

Corey Kluber may have been searching for his first win of the season, but the reigning Cy Young winner certainly made his first one count. In striking out 18 batters in just eight innings of work. Kluber managed to not only tie Bob Feller’s longstanding record, but he lofted his name into the mix with some of the best to ever play the game. According to NumberFire, Kluber’s one...
Via Waiting For Next Year
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Kluber rides the high strike into history

Corey Kluber just regressed very quickly. After a high-profile winless start to his post-Cy Young-winning campaign that had many wondering what was wrong with him, the Cleveland right-hander struck out 18 Cardinals yesterday over eight innings, allowing only one hit and no walks along the way. In reality, there was nothing wrong with Kluber; his […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bode Plots: Analyzing Indians starters

The 2015 Cleveland Indians season has been frustrating to follow thus far. The season began with lofty expectations propped up by the team becoming the national darlings of the now analytic-friendly media. The Indians even managed to win their opening series against the Houston Astros who have unexpectedly been one of the best teams in baseball. Since that time, the Indians have...
Via Waiting For Next Year
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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