We’ve gone on and on about the Indians offensive struggles. We’ve suggested different line-ups, and pleaded for another outfield bat. Ben Francisco has been a short breath of fresh air, but when he hits a slump, how long before his head is called for? Ownership promised to spend a little money when the time was
The Tribe and Jays were rained out Sunday, forcing a doubleheader on Monday. It’s the first ‘traditional’ doubleheader in Cleveland since 1997. The Indians offense roared to life when Toronto pulled into town. As Scott detailed previously, the Tribe backed C.C. Sabathia in a 6-1 win on Friday, then routed the Blue Jays 12-0 on
Since all of you guys put up with our constant ramblings regarding the Cavs, Tribe, Browns, and Buckeyes day in and day out, I thought it would be beneficial to give you all a look into what all of the respective division rivals are talking about. There aren’t many basketball teams still out there, so
We’ve seen two versions of C.C. Sabathia so far this season. First four starts: 18 IP, 0-3, 11.57 ERA, 14 K, 14 BB, 5 HR Last four starts: 27.1 IP, 2-2, 1.97 ERA, 32 K, 6 BB, 1 HR You’ll have to look beyond the record here, as the lack of run support has been
Only 48 hours after the Cleveland Indians designated Jason Michaels and his negative batting average for assignment, the Associated Press reports that the Tribe has traded Michaels and some cash to the Pittsburgh Pirates for the ever-coveted “player to be named later.”
Sure, Paul Byrd served up a few long balls. Sure, Byrd allowed eight hits in six and one-third innings. Sure, Byrd struck out nary a batter in yesterday’s 6-3 loss. How can’t it be his fault that the Tribe didn’t pull a sweep of the Bronx Bloated Wallets? Look no further than the top of
…But could it get much worse? As mentioned yesterday, Joe Borowski was taking to the hill for a short bullpen session in attempt to return from his injured triceps. Well, it appears that MLB.com was on the scene and that things went A-OK. Borowski said his arm felt great Thursday. “A huge difference,” he said.
1992. The Cold War officially came to an end. NAFTA was signed. Bill Clinton elected President for first term. Stamps cost .29. Silence of the Lambs wins Oscar for Best Picture. Duke beats Michigan to win the Final Four. The Redskins beat the Bills in the Superbowl. And the Indians win the season series against
Upon racking up his sixth win of the season, I felt that today’s comic should commemorate the solid start of Cliff Lee. Lee struck out seven, allowed six hits and walked none last night. His ERA now sits at 0.81 and he’s toting an amazing strikeout-to-walk ratio of 39:2 through 44-plus innings. Disgusting. With that
Cleveland’s favorite closer, Joe Borowski, is slated to toss a bullpen session tomorrow in his attempt to come back from his triceps injury. Eric Wedge has already stated that Borowski would return to the closer’s role once he’s healthy, which is expected to be relatively soon. Obviously, there aren’t too many supporters in the JoBo camp these days.
Cleveland 5, NY Yankees 3 (box) There was a baseball game last night?? While any battle between New York flamethrower Joba Chamberlain and the Indians will likely entail a discussion of the pests that swarmed the reliever during last season’s playoffs, David Dellucci did his best to put a little baseball back into the mix.
In what will likely be lost in the shuffle of Ben Francisco and Jason Michaels, the Tribe has signed a fellow by the name of Bronson Sardinha to a minor league contract, where he will report to Triple-A Buffalo. In what will likely be lost in the shuffle of Bronson Sardinha is his own middle name.
Though 0-2, it looks like I’m not alone in loving what Aaron Laffey has been able to do through his two starts this season as Aaron Gleeman is right on board. In fact, Gleeman calls Laffey one his favorite sleepers over the past few years – and the kid is showing us why. Save for the
Go English.com lists Beating a Dead Horse in between He Lost His Head, and Can’t Cut the Mustard. So, with that in mind here’s Les on the offensive woes of the Tribe… [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=po2pvxDBcNs[/youtube] I’m not sure what more can be said. The offense sucks, hasn’t performed to expectations and fans are ticked off, voicing their
Keeping with Eric Wedge’s promise, the Indians have begun to shake up the roster in an attempt to bolster the lackluster offense. Indians fans, get used to Ben Francisco. The quick swinging outfielder prospect has been called up from AAA Buffalo, and this time, it’s believed he might be in Cleveland for good. Eric Wedge
Can someone please explain to me how the Cleveland Indians can go from one of the best run-scoring offenses in baseball to putting up two runs in two days against the Kansas City Royals? This brings our run total to five in the last 32 innings. Say what you want about C.C. Sabathia’s 10-hit, less-than-dominating
Even half of this would do… It wasn’t all too long ago that Tribe fans were getting a bit uneasy about this year’s version of Paul Byrd. Not that you can really blame us as the veteran lasted a combined 7.1 innings over his first two starts – allowing nine earned runs! Nine! Couple that
The Good and The Bad From Last Night’s Tribe Game Apparently, the Cleveland Indians also played a game last night, which in hindsight is a shame given the fact that the team played extremely well while most attention was turned to the Cavs, who decided that they’d rather miss 15 layups in a playoff game. Also apparent, Cliff
Commentor (and tipster) extraordinaire MoBot was kind enough to pass along SI.com’s fan survey regarding MLB ballparks. Though the Tribe is a miserable 6-9 so far at home, fans will be glad to see that Jacobs Progressive Field has been deemed the best ballpark in the majors. All stadia were ranked on the following
Now, I think I’ve seen it all. Indians.com is seriously running a campaign for Travis Hafner to make the All-Star team for the first time in his career? If he didn’t make it in 2006, and was NL-parked in 2007, why on earth would he make the team this season? Yes, David Ortiz is sitting shotgun