Posts By Bob Toth
1979 – The Cleveland Indians acquire first baseman Mike Hargrove from the San Diego Padres in exchange for third baseman/outfielder Paul Dade.
In acquiring Hargrove, the Indians received the former 1974 American League Rookie of the Year and 1975 AL …
Getting back to even just seems to be a glass ceiling that the Cleveland Indians have been unable to punch through. They will look to climb back closer to the .500 mark as they take on a struggling Detroit Tigers team in a three-game series this weekend at Comerica Park.
The Indians slipped up during the week, unable to score when needing it the most. They dropped a 3-2 final on Tuesday night, as two Yan Gomes solo home runs were not enough as the team continues the trend of failing to score for its number one starter. A four-run third on a Kyle Seager grand slam proved to be too much to overcome on Wednesday, as the Mariners defeated the Tribe and Trevor Bauer, 9-3. Seven impressive innings from Shaun Marcum on Thursday, combined with two perfect innings of relief from Zach McAllister and Cody Allen, provided the Indians with a two-hit shutout of the M’s, 6-0.
Every time the Cleveland Indians seem to get going and approach the .500 mark, they stumble and fall painfully.
Lost in the shuffle of what has turned out to be an exciting playoff run by the Cleveland Cavaliers, the city’s Indians have played much better of late. While this past weekend’s series with the Baltimore Orioles ended with a tough, low-scoring series loss, the team has still been markedly better recently, especially when compared to the first six weeks of the season. This week, they wrap up their brief homestand with three games against the Seattle Mariners, a team who too has failed to live up to the lofty expectations placed upon them prior to the season.
The Indians (27-29) somehow managed to avoid perennial Cy Young Award contender Felix Hernandez in a four-game series in Seattle that started just two Thursdays ago. Luck is again on their side, as they will avoid the dominant righty once again over the next three games.
1982 – Baseball legend Satchel Paige passes away in Kansas City, Missouri. He was believed to be 75.
Paige spent nearly 20 years bouncing around the country playing and barnstorming in a variety of leagues and markets before returning to …
Danny Salazar supplied the slumping Indians offense with seven innings of one-run ball and a sixth inning double by Carlos Santana broke a one-all tie as Cleveland claimed a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday afternoon.
Salazar led …
When the season began, the Cleveland starting rotation appeared to be one of the biggest strengths of the club. The sky was thought to be the limit for the Indians’ staff in 2015 and a major reason that so many individuals placed lofty expectations on the Cleveland roster.
After some early bumps and (literal) bruises, the staff has gelled together to not just be a strength, but has turned out to be one of the more dominating forces in all of baseball. With some incredible performances already, especially from its top four members, the staff has a chance to become one of the best and most feared rotations in all of baseball.
1986 – With the second overall pick in the June Amateur Draft, the Cleveland Indians select left-handed pitcher Greg Swindell out of the University of Texas.
The pick followed that of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who selected infielder Jeff King, the …