Morning Rundown: Just A Fish Out of Water
AkronAsdrubal CabreraChris SeddonInjuriesLonnie ChisenhallOakland AthleticsRoberto HernandezZach McAllisterAt this point we should just be looking to run the clock out of August. It seems silly to think that a new month will produce any other results, but with just five wins this month, maybe moving the calendar over will bring some sort of different feel.
Morning Rundown: Are We Having Fun Yet?
Morning Rundown: An Around the Diamond Tribute to Justin Toole
Asdrubal CabreraCarlos SantanaChris PerezDerek LoweJT TooleJustin MastersonLonnie ChisenhallMatt LaPortaMichael BrantleyNew York YankeesShin-Soo ChooTim FedroffThe Streak Part II is over... The Indians have 18 home games left on the season (16 road games, including another 10 game swing). They'll see four playoff contenders (Oakland, Chicago, Detroit, Texas) in the final stretch. They'll see all but Oakland twice, but they have four games with the A's. If you want out now, I'd understand.
Morning Rundown: Another Eight for the Road; Tribe's DH Future
Morning Rundown: Ignore Them, They're Just 40,000 Fans in Yellow Shirts
Carlos CarrascoCasey KotchmanDorssys PaulinoEric WedgeGrady SizemoreHector RondonJosh TomlinLeVon WashingtonLonnie ChisenhallRafael PerezRoberto HernandezSeattle MarinersA Hernandez won and a Hernandez lost. That was very likely with two starting in Seattle on Tuesday night. Of course it would have been even more impressive if a Hernandez got a save. Someone call the OTHER Roberto Hernandez. You know, the one that is old as dirt and was still old as dirt when he pitched for the Indians. He could probably still get it up there.
Morning Rundown: Chris Perez's Rage Machine
Chris PerezInjuriesJack HannahanJason KipnisJoe SmithRafael PerezSeattle MarinersTony SippUbaldo JimenezBoy, the way things are going, we may have to start worrying about finishing last and shy of 70 wins, because loss 70 is quickly approaching and if this slide continues, they'll be at it by the end of this road trip. I know, what's the big deal? Fifth is the same as third and fourth, it isn't in contention and it isn't anything close to where the Indians want to be.
Morning Rundown: Road Woes Continue; Can Carrera Compete?
Carlos SantanaEzequiel CarreraJason DonaldJason KipnisJosh TomlinJustin MastersonLou MarsonOakland AthleticsYou know you've reached the point of the season when it is completely over when you have Tom Hamilton talking about M.C. Hammer in the sixth inning. And talking about him multiple times.
Morning Rundown: Jekyll Jimenez Comes Out to Play; Bobby's Ballad
Chris PerezChris SeddonJesus AguilarJosh TomlinLos Angeles AngelsMichael BrantleyRoberto HernandezUbaldo JimenezWell that certainly did last... It wasn't but a few days ago that Ubaldo Jimenez took the blame for Scott Radinsky getting fired. Last night he did his best job to try and get Rubin Niebla canned before he could even be in Cleveland for a week.
Morning Rundown: Bottom's Up In Rare Road Victory
Brent LillibridgeCarlos RojasCarlos SantanaDerek LoweJason KipnisJC RomeroJustin MastersonLos Angeles AngelsRoberto HernandezTradesVinnie PestanoUltimately what is funny about last night is that what I said yesterday morning actually played out. And it actually didn't even make me right, it also made me wrong.
Morning Rundown: The Ones That Don't Matter
Brent LillibridgeCorey KluberInjuriesJason DonaldJason KipnisJosh TomlinLonnie ChisenhallRafael PerezRoberto HernandezRubin NieblaOh what's that? Just another day in the life of the Cleveland Indians. Lose 14-1, no biggie, not like we haven't seen anything like that before, right?
Morning Rundown: The Big Oooooh on Display in Second Straight Win
Boston Red SoxChris Perez's HairCoaching MovesDerek LoweJason DonaldPaul DolanRubin NieblaScott RadinskyTravis HafnerUbaldo JimenezLou Brown invoked, they call that a winning streak. Of course two in-a-row is simply back-to-back wins, but after 11 straight of the bad kind, you will call this a win streak and you will like it.
Morning Rundown: Losing The Popularity Contest
Fabio MartinezGrady SizemoreJuan NivarLonnie ChisenhallManny ActaMinnesota TwinsRafael PerezRoberto HernandezRoster MovesTravis HafnerZach McAllisterScott Diamond is 10-5. The Twins have scored the 14th most runs in all of baseball.
And the Indians are the ones in third place?
Morning Rundown: The Long and Winding Road...Trip
Chris PerezChris SeddonCody AllenDetroit TigersEzequiel CarreraJohnny DamonRoberto HernandezRoster MovesTravis HafnerIt's over... It's finally over! The road trip that the baseball demons created is finally over. The Indians endured beat downs, shutouts, heartbreakers, bad pitching, bad hitting, bad fielding, bad everything. They saw two teams who absolutely suck make the Indians look like the suck even more. Through it all, it looked as if they were going to at least get out with ONE win, but that wasn't to be the case.
Morning Rundown: Needing More Than a Fightin' Chance
Carlos SantanaCorey KluberDerek LoweGrady SizemoreInjuriesJason KipnisKansas City RoyalsRafael PerezVinny RottinoZach McAllisterWhen your starter can't get out of the fifth and you have to go to the bullpen, you can only do so much as a bullpen. Of course when your opponent's starter can't get out of the third, you have no excuses.
Morning Rundown: Running Royals Run Tribe to Five Straight
Corey KluberDerek LoweJosh TomlinKansas City RoyalsLars AndersonRoster MovesVinny RottinoZach McAllisterPart of me thinks that there is still some fight left in this team and that this season, although it looks like it is spiraling away, can still be something. That the Indians, despite this patch of games that looks to be taking them out of the race, they can still make something happen. The other part of me is disgusted to watch the team lose like this, because there is no part of me that doesn't believe the first part is not true. This team can do make something happen, but they simply are not.
Manny Acta Golden Fedora: July 2012
Morning Rundown: The Lowe Point of the Season
Corey KluberDerek LoweJosh TomlinKansas City RoyalsLars AndersonRoberto HernandezShin-Soo ChooSteven WrightTrade RumorsThis could be the point in the season where the Indians are at their lowest. Or it could get worse from here. Who knows? I mean if they end up losing two more to the Royals, that is certainly pretty bad, but I can't imagine things getting much more frustrating.