Morning Rundown: Jo-se-Comes To Save the Day
Derek LoweInjuriesJack HannahanJose LopezMatt LaPortaSeattle MarinersShin-Soo ChooTravis HafnerZach McAllisterI probably should just start things off by eating some sawdust. I'm sorry Jose Lopez for trashing you. Thanks for helping win this one game. Forgive me.
Morning Rundown: It's Good to Beat the King
Grady SizemoreInjuriesJack HannahanJosh TomlinMinor LeaguesRafael PerezRoster MovesSeattle MarinersShin-Soo ChooTravis HafnerUbaldo JimenezI think the most frustrating part about watching Ubaldo pitch is the fact that he shows us those flashes. Those flashes that not only make us think he can do it, but suggest that maybe there's something coming up.
Morning Rundown: Lowe-r Than You Possibly Thought
Morning Rundown: Gomez Pitches to Win, Choo Heroics Still Needed
Dan WheelerFrancisco LindorJack HannahanJason DonaldJeanmar GomezJeremy AccardoJose LopezJosh TomlinMichael BrantleyMinnesota TwinsShin-Soo ChooI'm going to be straight up honest with you guys. I fell asleep. I didn't have the physical energy to sit up in a chair, so I made the mistake of laying down. I fell asleep. I fell asleep only to wake up to see Ryan Doumit do what he did. And I was so deprived of energy, I rolled over, set my alarm and went back to sleep.
Morning Rundown: Tribe Bats Clobber Beckett, Lowe Cruises
Boston Red SoxCasey KotchmanDaniel NavaDerek LoweJohnny DamonJosh TomlinMichael BrantleytwitheadVinnie PestanoLittle worried there weren't you? After those final two games against the White Sox, you got a little nervous that maybe the steam was running out. Perhaps the start was a fluke and now they would falter. But just as quickly as that looked to be happening, the Indians got to go on the road and face the fabulous enigma that is the Boston Red Sox
Morning Rundown: Gomez Wears It in Sox-Series Finale
Morning Rundown: Tribe's Late Rally Can't Carry Long Enough in 5-3 Loss
Chicago White SoxChris PerezDerek LoweFrancisco LindorGrady SizemoreJustin MastersonManny Acta Fedora of GreatnessMinor LeaguesNick HagadoneSteven WrightTravis HafnerZach McAllisterTeam's lose games in baseball. It happens. Get over it. This team has been playing really good ball in addition to getting some good fortunate bounces going their way. Sometimes the bounces don't go your way. They didn't on Tuesday and even though the Indians fought to the very end, it just wasn't enough.
Morning Rundown: Two Games, Two Wins, Lots of Tribe Luck
AttendanceChicago White SoxGrady SizemoreInjuriesJosh TomlinMichael BrantleyNick HagadoneSinister TomlinTravis HafnerUbaldo JimenezZach McAllisterYou have four-five arms available in your bullpen, none of which are your two best arms. You're starting someone for the first time this year in the majors as he's been in Columbus. There's rain coming, and ya, you'll definitely be playing many of your backups in the second game of this double header. Are two wins possible? Just ask Manny Acta...
Morning Rundown: The Big U tops Yu; Where are YOU Cleveland?
AttendanceChris PerezJason KipnisJohnny DamonLoek van MilRyan SpilborghsShin-Soo ChooTexas RangersUbaldo JimenezVinnie PestanoZach McAllisterThe Cleveland Indians may very well be the baseball equivalent of the "Call Me Maybe" song by Carly Rae Jepsen. You know you've heard it before even if you just said "What, Who?" in response to that sentence. Maybe once and awhile and you were like, "Jeeze... This song is annoying." But now it keeps getting more and more play and you're kinda like, "Okay this song is kind of catchy." You don't want to admit it, but maybe, just maybe....
Morning Rundown: Kipnis Flashes Hometown Strength in Series Win
Asdrubal CabreraBullpenCarolinaChris PerezJason KipnisJesus AguilarJohnny DamonJose LopezJustin MastersonRoster MovesTravis HafnerPart of me can't believe the Indians went into Chicago and actually won two games in a three game series. Part of me was expecting to wake up on Friday morning having dreamed the seventh inning on. Nope? Still a 7-5 win? Kipnis a hometown hero? Perez with his AL-leading nine saves? Masty gets a win!?
Morning Rundown: Clutch-Mannahan Puts Tribe in First
Bryce StowellChicago White SoxCorey KluberJack HannahanJohnny DamonJosh TomlinMatt LaPortaMichael BrantleyMinor LeaguesUbaldo JimenezIt's lonely at the top and that's the way we like it, right? A big win over Chicago (the first of the year) and a Detroit loss to Kansas City and this city should be riding high. Their Tribe is in first place and beyond all that (because first place in May is nothing, unless you are the Rangers with a mega-lead), they are competitive and show no signs of slowing down, even with a flimsy offense.
Morning Rundown: From Ewwwbaldo to U-Bad-O
Chicago White SoxEwwBaldoJeremie TiceJohnny DamonJose LopezLuigi RodriguezMinor LeaguesRoster MovesShin-Soo ChooUbaldo Jimenez
And this week, Ewwbaldo put me to sleep. I'm not kidding. I fell asleep watching him pitch. No, no no, really... His pitching bored me to sleep. I was so disinterested, I fell asleep.
Manny Acta Golden Fedora of Greatness: April 2012
You may have heard the term "Golden Sombrero" used in baseball talk. It is in reference to a hitter striking out three times in a game. Well on this blog, we have the Golden Fedora, which is far better and more coveted. You also don't suck to get it.