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Wright Working to Perfect Knuckleball at Akron

April 13, 2012 |

By Sean Tuttle

Steven Wright was born on August 30th, 1984 in Torrance, California. Wright is an alumnus of Valley View High School in Moreno Valley, California. Wright was drafted in the 26th round by the San Diego Padres of the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft. He declined the a contract, and attended the University of Hawaii where he was named to the second team all-american list as a Junior in 2006. That season he recorded an 11-2 record with a 2.30 ERA in 110 innings of work.

In 2006, Wright was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the second round of the amateur draft.

In Wright’s first season with the organization, he split time between Lake County and Kinston posting a combined record of 7-9 with a 5.67 ERA starting 27 games, and pitching 114.1 innings. That year he struck-out 114 batters and walked 37.

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Game #6 – Cleveland Indians (1-4) vs. Kansas City Royals (3-3)

April 13, 2012 |

By Matthew Van Wormer

After a dismal home stand to start the 2012 campaign, the Tribesmen hit the road for a nine game trip that starts at beautiful Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. After taking just one game in their opening series against the Blue Jays, the Indians couldn’t take a game from the White Sox before hitting the road.

The Royals have been fairly successful so far this season, taking two out of three from the heavy favorite in the A.L. West, the Los Angeles Angels. However, the followed that up by losing two of three to the heavy underdog in the same division, the Oakland Athletics.

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Today in Tribe History: April 13, 1885

April 13, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

On this date in 1885, former Cleveland Naps pitcher Vean Gregg is born in Chehalis, Washington. Gregg made his major league debut in 1911 at the age of 26 and led the league in ERA with … Read More

Offense Has To Be Early, Major Concern

April 12, 2012 |

By Christian Petrila

The old baseball saying says that “hits come in bunches.” Through five games for the Indians so far, the opposite must also be true.

The team is batting a collective .176. Now that that’s had some time to sink in, it should be pointed out that it is the worst batting average in all of baseball. In fact, it is a full .07 lower than San Diego, the team with the second-worst average.

Going in-depth on the Indians roster to see who’s producing isn’t much of a breath of fresh air. Jack Hannahan is hitting .313. Shelley Duncan is hitting a respectable .294. After that, the roster is overflowing with inconsistency. After Travis Hafner’s .267 average, no one on the team is hitting better than .250.

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A Day In The Life Of, “RJ The Travelling Soldier”

April 12, 2012 |

By Matthew Van Wormer

Just over a month ago, we brought you the story of RJ Breisacher, an Army Sergeant who had finished his time in the military and was now going to live the dream of many baseball fans; he was getting in a car, driving around the country and stopping at every baseball stadium or ballpark the country had to offer. We at Did The Tribe Win Last Night wanted to make RJ’s trip to Cleveland as memorable as possible and I think we were able to give him a day that he won’t soon forget.

RJ’s day in Cleveland started at Melt Bar and Grilled in Lakewood. I had contacted Matt Fish, owner of Melt, a few weeks back to see if he would accommodate us and do something special for RJ. He agreed to take care of lunch for RJ and give him a taste of the best sandwich Cleveland had to offer. We sat down to eat, ordered our food (RJ got the Parmageddon, a Melt staple) and started talking about RJ’s trip so far. Cleveland is only his fourth stop so we talked in great detail about his favorite things at each of the three parks he had already been too; Comerica Park (Detroit), Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati) and PNC Park (Pittsburgh). None of them did what we had planned for RJ once we reached downtown.

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Damon Could Provide Spark To Tribe But Isn’t Savior

April 12, 2012 |

By Vince Guerrieri

Johnny Damon’s 38. Last year he hit .261 for the Tampa Bay Rays, with 16 home runs and 73 RBIs.

But he’s still an improvement offensively for the Indians – there’s almost no place to go but up.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports isn’t alone in reporting that Damon is near a deal with the Indians, adding another left-handed bat to a lineup that’s full of them, but his veteran presence and experience as a winner – not to mention any offense he might be able to produce – could be just what the Indians need.

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Today in Tribe History: April 12, 1916

April 12, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

The Cleveland Indians acquire outfielder Tris Speaker from the Boston Red  Sox for pitcher “Sad” Sam Jones, minor league infielder  Fred  Thomas, and $55,000 cash. This season, Speaker will lead the American League in batting (.386), … Read More

Long Ball Sends Tribe Packing; White Sox 10, Indians 6

April 11, 2012 |

By Craig Gifford

The offense of the Cleveland Indians, dormant through much of the team’s first four games, finally broke out Wednesday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox. This time, however, it was the pitching that faltered as the Tribe fell to 1-4 with a 10-6 home loss.

A sparse crowd of 9,072 fans watched the Tribe close out a disappointing start-of-the-season homestand that the team will have to quickly dismiss if it is going to begin building momentum for what seemed like a promising season just one week ago.

On Wednesday, it was an atypical struggle for ace Justin Masterson and fielding errors by usually slick-fielding first baseman Casey Kotchman and third baseman Jack Hannahan that contributed to the Indians’ undoing.

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Game #5, again – Chicago White Sox (2-2) vs. Cleveland Indians (1-3)

April 11, 2012 |

By Matthew Van Wormer

The weather in the great city of Cleveland is never what you think it will be. In the middle of March, it was 80 degrees. Yesterday, fans didn’t even want to be outside and neither did the players as the game was called due to impending snow that was ready to hit the city.

“It was going to be grueling,” manager Manny Acta said. “With the weather it wouldn’t be baseball, it would be survival.”

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Choo’s Season Could Have Been Shattered If Not For Thumb Guard

April 11, 2012 |

By Mike Brandyberry

Baseball is often a game of inches, but Monday evening it may have been a game of an inch of plastic. A plastic brace on Shin-Soo Choo’s hand may have been the difference between continue health or another lengthy trip to the disabled list.

In the sixth inning of Monday evening’s game, Chris Sale hit Choo on the hand, the same hand that he was hit on by Jonathan Sanchez last June in San Francisco. The hit-by-pitch last summer sent Choo to the disabled list for about six weeks. Once Choo returned, an oblique injury ended his season shortly afterward.

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Today in Tribe History: April 11, 1966

April 11, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

On Opening Day at RFK Stadium in a game between the Cleveland Indians and Washington Senators, Emmett Ashford  becomes the first black umpire in  major league history. Ashford, who had started his professional career 15 years  … Read More

Santana Signs Long Term Contract Extension

April 10, 2012 |

By Mike Brandyberry

The Cleveland Indians and Carlos Santana announced Tuesday afternoon they have agreed on a long-term contract extension, keeping the slugging catcher in a Tribe uniform potentially through 2017.

“In a short time we’ve seen Carlos turn … Read More