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INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tribe Powers Past Texas in Afternoon Finale; Indians 12, Rangers 3

The Indians scored early and often, scoring a pair of runs in the second inning before plating eight runs in the third inning, en route to a 12-3 victory Wednesday afternoon. The Indians used home runs from Carlos Santana, Lonnie Chisenhall and Nick Swisher. Cleveland banged out 17 hits, with every starter getting at least one knock. Carlos Carrasco pitched eight solid innings, striking...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley Needs Help Converting on Scoring Chances

Cleveland Indians Michael Brantley hits a single off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Last night the Cleveland Indians lost to the Texas Rangers 4-3. The Indians had just five hits and went 0-7 when runners were in scoring position. “We had some opportunities, thatâ€...
Via The Sports Journal
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jonah Keri: I think the Indians will surge back into the playoff hunt

At least one prominent baseball mind thinks that the Cleveland Indians’ recent hot streak is a sign of more good things to come. Grantland’s Jonah Keri, a WFNY favorite who has long been bullish on this version of the Tribe — and especially on Danny Salazar — wrote that he thinks the Indians will contend for the postseason as part of his MLB Quarter-Season Awards. Keri...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Shave Heads to Support Mike Aviles’ Daughter

Paul Hoynes and Zack Maisel of Cleveland.com pass along a heartwarming story about the Cleveland Indians. Adriana Aviles, the four-year-old daughter of Indians’ infielder Mike Aviles, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this month. She is being treated at Cleveland Clinic, and the treatments will include chemotherapy, which will cause her to lose her hair. In a show of support...
Via Baseball Essential
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians players shave heads to support Aviles, daughter

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles is touched by the show of support he's getting from teammates for his 4-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with leukemia this month. Several Indians players and coaches have shaved their heads to support Aviles and Adriana, who returned home after treatment at the Cleveland Clinic. ''It means a lot for me,'' Aviles said. ...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians support Aviles, ailing daughter by shaving heads

  The Cleveland Indians all shaved their heads recently, but it wasn’t simply to start a new team-wide trend.   Cleveland utility man Mike Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this month, so his teammates decided to chop off their locks to support her. Second baseman Jason Kipnis told The Plain Dealer it started with just...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians players shave heads to support teammate Mike Aviles’ daughter (pic)

Members of the Cleveland Indians have shaved their heads to show support for infielder Mike Aviles and his ailing daughter. Four-year-old Adriana Aviles was diagnosed with leukemia in early May and Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis indicated it’s the least the team could do to demonstrate to the Aviles family that his teammates are thinking...Read More The post Indians players...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: 6-game streak halted by Rangers

On Monday, the Cleveland Indians had a 6-game winning streak broken up by the visiting Texas Rangers. The Indians vastly improved their record from a dismal 14-23 on May 18th to a respectable 20-24 by the afternoon of Memorial Day. The team was led by an improved starter in Trevor Bauer and a dynamic hitter in Jason Kipnis. Bauer was 2-0 during the winning streak and pitched a total...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Indians are Sparring With Sports Illustrated on Twitter Again

Just a couple of weeks after threatening to cancel their Sports Illustrated subscription, the Cleveland Indians’ social media team is firing shots at SI on Twitter once more. This time there were no quibbles over the team’s shoddy defense. However, the Indians did have some thoughts about SI mentioning them in regards to the “cover curse” without a tag: @russbengtson Ask...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How to Score More; Clutch Hits or Walks?

It has been a matter of debate among Indians fans, particularly those writers who speak on the Tribe Time Now network of podcasts, why the Indians had trouble scoring runs early in the season. On one side, they weren’t getting hits with runners in scoring position. On the other, they weren’t getting many runners in scoring position. This is a solid old school versus new school...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vol 7: AL Central Weekly Wrap-Up

For the third consecutive week the Kansas City Royals have found themselves on top of the AL Central holding a 3 game lead over both the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers, while the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians both sit eight games back.  The AL Central as a whole continue to play red-hot baseball, as no team is under .500 in their last ten games.  Last...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: May 25, 1963

1963 – The Cleveland Indians send catcher (and their future manager) Doc Edwards and cash west to Kansas City in exchange for the Athletics’ Joe Azcue and Dick Howser. Edwards, signed by the Tribe in 1958, had appeared in just 63 games for Cleveland in parts of two seasons with the club as a reserve catcher. He had played just ten games in the 1963 season, hitting .258, at the...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days 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
4 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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yan Gomes to start for Indians on Sunday

For the first time since April 11, Cleveland Indians catcher, Yan Gomes will make his return to the starting lineup on Sunday. According to Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com, Gomes will start on Sunday in the final game of a three game series against cross-state rival, the Cincinnati Reds. After an impressive 2014 season (including receiving the Silver Slugger award), Cleveland had high...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 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?
6 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
13 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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