4.30.2011

Ready to Believe: Don't touch the Tribe, they're burning up

Believe In Now... BELIEVE! DAMNIT!!!!

4.29.2011

Series Snapshot: Detroit Tigers - April 29th-May 1st

The Detroit Tigers come into Cleveland for the first time this year. Cleveland currently leads the Tigers by 4.5 games in the AL Central and are riding a 10-game home win streak. Can the Tigers disrupt the red-hot Tribe?

Ready or Not, White Comes to Win

I'm making it a rather quick update.. I forgot series snapshot for the Royals, but it will be back for the Tigers this afternoon. I'm taking in the epic Jeanmar Gomez, Max Scherzer contest tonight from Progressive Field. Let's make it 11-straight.

Minor Issues: McAllister, Chisenhall lead Clips to 8th Straight

Every affiliate played a one-run game last night... Would it turn out to be a winning night as well?

4.28.2011

Take It and Run: Four Homers Lead to Fourth Sweep for Tribe

Ten in a row at home... Third sweep at home, fourth sweep overall. First place is growing... I'm giddy

All Alone at the Top: Indians send Royals to share of second

The Cleveland Indians are in sole possession of first place in the AL Central and now hold a 3.5 game lead over both Kansas City and Detroit. The Royals and Tigers are now both at .500 and if all goes according to plan tonight, oh boy....

Minor Issues: Phelps, Barnes lead Clips to 7th, Greenwell helps earn K-Tribe split

Cord Phelps and Bo Greenwell ladies and gentlemen....

4.27.2011

Write In Hannahan, Vote Pronk, Go Tribe

Sometimes I have days where I struggle writing a quick intro that is somewhat related to what this blog is about. Sometimes I just ignore the norms and tell you about my life. This is neither of those days. There are people being loud in the library, I want to punch them. Always carry headphones.

Minor Issues: Putnam, Hagadone Continue Excellent Relief

A pair of back-end guys are lighting it up so far. The Clippers continue to win, Jason Smit continues to hit, and Akron splits a double-header.

4.26.2011

Go Back Jack: Hannahan and Homers Lead Masterson to 5-0

Back on track ladies and germs, love us some home cooking. The Indians returned to Progressive Field against the team they just played last week and picked up a crucial series opening W.

4.25.2011

Just a Car Running on Fumes

Couldn't sleep last night... Woke up early... What a nice start to the last week of the semester....

Minor Issues: Kinston, Columbus Notch Close Ones

I just have one thing to say after the two games played yesterday. IT'S T HOLT BABY!

4.24.2011

Easter Error: Blunder Ruins Rebound Win, End Road Trip 2-4

Carlos Carrasco left early, the Indians came back, Pavano settled down, the Twins came back too, and then their bullpen shut it down. That was the game in which marked the Tribe's first three-game losing streak this season.

Falling Off: Twins Explode for Biggest Output of the Year

Uh oh, the wheels are starting to come off the bandwagon. Settle down faithful, they'll right the ship... After a washout on Friday, the Indians dropped the first game to Minnesota, 10-3. Skipping Jeanmar Gomez didn't turn out to be helpful after all.

Minor Issues: Captains Play Derby, Aguilar Goes Off

Holy Cow Lake County! Holy Cow Aguilar!

4.22.2011

Series Snapshot: Minnesota Twins - April 22nd-24th

The Minnesota Twins are in last place and the Cleveland Indians are in first place. Like last time, yes you read that correctly, don't change the channel. ACCEPT IT! I TELL YOU ACCEPT IT YOU ACCEPT IT!

Not Always Perfect: First Blemish for Perez and Pen

I'm so blah about last night's loss.. It hasn't even hit me that they ruined Josh Tomlin's 4-0 record...

Minor Issues: Columbus 9, Louisville 3, Huffman 10

Holy Cow Columbus! HOLY COW HUFFMAN!

4.21.2011

Back to Winning: Hochevar Perfectly Ripe Late

Justin Masterson was wild early, but he settled in, the offense found a way to get to Luke Hochevar and the winning has returned! Plus Santana ain't moving and Durbin joining the bullpen party.

Minor Issues: White Continues Hot Start

Lake County split a double header, Akron lost, but Columbus and Kinston picked up wins. Alex White on fire for Columbus and Marty Popham was perfect.

4.20.2011

Fight Until the End: Late Rally Comes Up Short in Loss to KC

The Indians couldn't solve undefeated nemesis Bruce Chen... Wait what? I'm sure people feel the same way about 3-0 Josh Tomlin. Anyway, the Indians couldn't solve Chen and their rally against the Royals Bullpen fell short.

Minor Issues: Spotting Brach and K-17

Kinston bats explode for 17 hits and Drew Pomeranz is saddled with his first earned run of the season. Plus Akron gets a shutout performance by spot-starter Brett Brach.

4.19.2011

First Is Nice: Smith, Pestano Show Guts; Offense Comes Through

Cleveland increased their AL Central lead to two games after holding the Kansas City offense at bay in extras.

Minor Issues: DLC Gets 1st Win, Hagadone Shines

Kelvin De La Cruz notches his first victory and Nick Hagadone continues to roll up scoreless frames. Kinston, Lake County, and Columbus all fall.

4.18.2011

Series Snapshot: Kansas City Royals - April 18th-21st

I need to start remembering to edit the intros... The Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians begin a first place battle this week. Yes you read that correctly.... No don't change the channel. This is happening... Accept it..

Leading off and leaning back

I know we have a lot to catch up on, but a very Grady Sizemore-themed post this morning. That guy just commands so much attention. Oh yeah, the Indians swept yet another series, their third this month.

Minor Issues: Clippers stay hot; Jason Smit too

A quick recap of the past half week of Minor League action. The Clippers are rolling strong, Akron is struggling to find offense, and Kinston and Lake County drop a couple of series.

4.17.2011

Welcome Back: Sizemore Returns, Tribe Sweeps

Surprise surprise! Guess who's back? The Tribe complete a three game weekend sweep of Baltimore before hitting and before it all ended, they added back Grady Sizemore, who contributed to Sunday's win.

4.15.2011

Series Snapshot: Baltimore Orioles - April 15th-17th

The Indians return home for a quick weekend homestand against Baltimore. The Indians are in first, the weather is nice, and Friday is Dollar Dog Night. No excuses Cleveland!

4.14.2011

Say you're a Winner but man you're just a Sinner now

The second off-day of the season brings back an old favorite... Photoshop Off-Day! SAY WHAT? Get ready for an image that is downright, insane and bends the laws of physics. I think? Here's your hint....CAW!

Minor Issues: Super Pomeranz Carries No-Hit Bid

GET HIM TO CANAL PARK.....NOW

4.13.2011

Wildly Uneffective: Durbin, Mental Errors Lead To Loss

Chad Durbin, you big jerk...

Spoiled Fun: Dan Haren - Party Crasher, Streak Ends

Dan Haren, you big jerk you...

Minor Issues: Affiliates Cap Losing Night

Wasn't a real successful night all around. In addition to the Indians losing, the Captains, K-Tribe, and Aeros all lost and the Clippers got swept. Yikes...

4.12.2011

Take Your Monkey And: Talbot Goes Eight for Eighth

RALLY  MONKE... HA...AH! Cleveland continues their hot-hot streak by downing the Los Angeles Angels in the series opener. Tyler Chatwood made his major league debut and while it wasn't a disaster, it was right there for the Indians to take.

Minor Issues: Captains No-Hitter!

No Hitter! The Lake County Captains have thrown the first no-hitter of the season. A combined effort, but a no-hitter none-the-less.

4.11.2011

Series Snapshot: Los Angeles Angels - April 11th-13th

After a sweep of Boston, it's time for the first roadtrip of the year and it is one of those good old West Coat swings. It begins in Seattle where the Indians have a anticipated showdown with their old skipper, Eric Wedge.

Really...What the heck IS this?

These night games always throw off your routine. Thankfully that Seattle series wasn't bad with the weekend and everything. This series against the Angels is where the fun begins though. It always seems like we have these early week series against LA.

Minor Issues: Just Call Me Cord

Columbus completed a sweep on Sunday while the Captains and Aeros ended up splitting their four game sets over the weekend.

4.10.2011

Mine All Mine: Second Sweep Leads to First Place

Cleveland wraps up yet another sweep by downing Seattle to run their win streak up to seven. Asdrubal Cabrera continues to provide the fire and Josh Tomlin and Justin Masterson both improve to 2-0. The Indians now claim first place in the AL Central all to themselves.

4.09.2011

Momma, Tell Me It'll Always Be This Way: Tribe Clobber Mariners for Fifth Straight

The Indians clobber the Seattle Mariners to start off their West Coast swing.

Minor Issues: Take My Hand, Pomeraaaaanz!

Day Two of the Minor League season and we've already got our first full organizational sweep and that includes the Tribe! A successful night for Cleveland and most importantly, the heroic debut of Drew Pomeranz.

4.08.2011

Series Snapshot: Seattle Mariners - April 8th-10th

After a sweep of Boston, it's time for the first roadtrip of the year and it is one of those good old West Coat swings. It begins in Seattle where the Indians have a anticipated showdown with their old skipper, Eric Wedge.

Minor Issues: Caps and Clips Open Title Defenses with Wins

Welcome to the 2011 Minor League Season! The young bucks are officially playing official baseball. That means it is the return of one of my favorite daily posts, Minor Issues. We go around the Tribe farm system and recap all the games involving the minor league squads.

4.07.2011

Sweeeeeep: Carmona and Pen Shutout Sox

People keep saying, and I may have even said it at some point... But they say... "Let's not get too excited." You know what I say, screw it.. Let's get excited...

4.06.2011

Slow Pitch or Pitching Slow: Homers and the Bullpen Claim Series Early

I got excited yesterday and said the Indians were above .500 at 2-2.. Well now, I'm saying it and it's true. The Indians are above .500! It's only one game? Screw it, this is cause for celebration.

Cunning like a Lizard and... He looks like Rango

Inside, I've named this year's Minor League Mascot. I know you've been dying to know who it is. With the minor league season starting tomorrow, I thought it was as good time as any to do so. We also talk about Josh Tomlin, but really, who cares about him?

4.05.2011

The Better Josh Won: Indians drop Red Sox to 0-4

Put on your party hats, the Indians are above .500 after a big win over Boston in the opening game of their series with the Red Sox. Josh Tomlin led the Indians and Orlando Cabrera with yet another big go-ahead RBI hit offensively.

Series Snapshot: Boston Red Sox - April 5th-7th

The Indians resume their initial home stand after an off day by welcoming in the Boston Red Sox for their only visit to Progressive Field in 2011. Boston spun their wheels out of the gate getting swept by the defending AL Champion Texas Rangers.

4.04.2011

Let's light one up for Rojo

Had to love the weather this morning, then when I walked out of class just a little bit ago, there was puddles everywhere. Don't you just love how quickly the world changes while you're inside for an hour or so?

4.03.2011

Masterson Adjustment: Groundballs and Defense For Win #1

The Indians avoided an Opening Weekend sweep at the hands of the White Sox by claiming a victory Sunday a key home run by Orlando Cabrera and a stellar start from Justin Masterson.

4.02.2011

And...We're Off: Tribe Fall Again

And we're off and running... The pageantry of Opening Day is over and even though reality set in at about, oh the second inning on Friday... The daily grind of the season is now in full-effect. Ready for 2011? No? Well too bad, because here it is! Good or bad, time to hunker down.

I've Been Saving 'Em Up For When They Count

Despite the ugly 15 put up yesterday, it only counted for one in the loss column. Today is a new day and thankfully, not April Fools anymore. Let's see if the pitching was just joking about yesterday. Hopefully the hitting wasn't.


4.01.2011

We've Only Just Begun: Tribe Drop Opener, Celebrate Feller

It was a grand celebration of our legendary great, Bob Feller and the White Sox certainly provided the fireworks. The Indians made it a battle towards the end, but Carmona's early struggles were not able to be overcome.

Series Snapshot: Chicago White Sox - April 1st-3rd

Opening Day is here and the Cleveland Indians will take on the Chicago White Sox in a weekend series to officially open up the 2011 season from Progressive Field