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Tribe Lets Game Slide Away In Ninth; Twins 2, Indians 1

July 20, 2011 |

By Mike Brandyberry

A fantastic pitching performance by Justin Masterson was squandered in the ninth inning, as the Indians lost to the Minnesota Twins, 2-1 on Tuesday evening. Masterson threw seven and two-thirds of shutout baseball, allowing only four hits in a sweltering heat. The game time temperature was 94 degrees.

The game was tied until the top of the fifth inning when Lou Marson singled to right. Travis Buck was hit by a pitch in the head. Buck appeared ok, but was removed from the game, and replaced by Luis Valbuena. Ezeiquel Carrerra followed to load the bases. A hitter later, Asdrubal Cabrera hit a sacrifice fly to right and Marson scored giving the Tribe a 1-0 lead.

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Bullpen Mafia: Burying Games All Season

July 19, 2011 |

By Craig Gifford

Filthy, dominating, unhittable, down-right scary.

Those are all words that can be used to describe this season’s Cleveland Indians relief pitching corps – or as those players like to refer to themselves, “The Bullpen Mafia.”

While the starting rotation could be described as decent and the battling lineup, perhaps iffy, it’s the bullpen that has the Indians contending this year in the American League Central Division.

Even after a shaky weekend in Baltimore, the first bad stretch all season for the group, one has to be confident when one of those arms enters a game.

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Carmona Returns To Help Sweep Twins; Indians 6, Twins 3

July 19, 2011 |

By Mike Brandyberry

Fausto Carmona, like most of the season, did not have his best stuff, but he did battle for six gritty innings, and more timely hitting gave the Indians a 6-3 victory in game two of the doubleheader. The victory gave the Tribe a sweep of the twin bill.

Carmona gave up a base hit to Alexi Casilla in the bottom of the third inning. Austin Kearns had to fall to his knees to keep the ball in front of him. Once Kearns made a sloppy throw to the cutoff man, Casilla turned his sure single into a hustle double. Joe Mauer followed with a base hit to score Casilla and give the Twins an early 1-0 lead.  Carmona struggled through the inning, but otherwise, left it unscathed.

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Huff Blows Away Twins in Game One of Doubleheader; Indians 5, Twins 2

July 18, 2011 |

By Mike Brandyberry

After a demoralizing weekend that cost the team two losses at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles, and the loss of Grady Sizemore to another knee injury, David Huff made his first start of the season giving the team a much needed spark and a 5-2 victory in the first game of a day, night doubleheader in Minnesota. Huff, expected to only make a spot start, may have pitched his way back into the Tribe’s rotation.

The scoring began in the third inning when Lonnie Chisenhall reached on a throwing error by Alexi Casilla. Ezequiel Carrera followed base hit to center field, scoring Chisenhall. With the loss of Grady Sizemore, Ezequiel Carrera may have the most to gain in terms of opportunity and playing time.

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Sizemore Placed on Disabled List

July 18, 2011 |

By Mike Brandyberry

The Indians announced this morning that Grady Sizemore had been placed on the 15-day disabled list with pain in his right knee. Sizemore had to leave the game in the first inning of Sunday’s contest when his knee buckled rounding first. It is the second time this season that Sizemore has been placed on the DL with pain in his knee. Sizemore had micro fracture surgery on his left knee a year ago.

Sizemore admitted to several media members on this morning that the pain in his knee in May, was gradual, but this time it was immediate. He also described it as a, “similar pain to what he felt in his left knee last year.” Sizemore was sidelined for the remainder of last season.  One has to wonder if this trip to the disabled list will end Sizemore’s season.

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Pittsburgh Pirates–Winning the Indian Way

July 18, 2011 |

By Vince Guerrieri

If there’s one Cinderella story in Major League Baseball that has attracted more attention than the Indians, it’s the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Buccos, owners of the longest streak of futility in the major leagues with 18 straight losing seasons, have not just climbed out of the cellar of the National League Central, but are at the top of the standings at 49-44, the same record as the Indians.

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Tribe Stumbles, Sizemore Falls; Orioles 8, Indians 3

July 17, 2011 |

By Mike Brandyberry

What seemed to start as an Indian victory and the start of a very good road trip, quickly turned to disappointment and defeat, as the Indians lost to the Orioles 8-3. After taking the first two games of the series, splitting a four game series with the hapless Orioles can be nothing but disappointing. On top of the disappointment, Grady Sizemore injured his right knee in the first inning and had to leave the game.

The game started with solo home runs by Travis Hafner and Carlos Santana. Santana’s bomb down the right field line hit the warehouse. It is only the 56th home run to hit the warehouse in the history of Camden Yards. Grady Sizemore followed Santana with a double down the left field line, but as Sizemore rounded first, his right knee buckled and he hobbled until he could dive into second base. Sizemore was removed for Ezequiel Carrera. Travis Buck followed with a base hit to right, scoring Carrera, and giving the Tribe a 3-0 first inning lead.

Jeanmarr Gomez, replacing Mitch Talbot in the rotation, seemed to be in control for four innings. Gomez allowed an Adam Jones, solo home run in the second, however, seemed to control the game. In the fifth inning, Robert Andino hit a three run home run to give the Orioles a 4-3 lead and Baltimore never looked back. After Gomez allowed his third home run, a solo shot to Nick Markakis, in the sixth he was chased from the game.

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Today In Tribe History: July 17, 1941

July 17, 2011 |

By Vince Guerrieri

On May 15, 1941, Joe DiMaggio began a hitting streak with a single against the Chicago White Sox. Two months later, DiMaggio’s streak had stretched to 56 games when he smashed a double and two singles against the Cleveland Indians at League Park on July 16, 1941.  DiMaggio had overtaken the modern major league record of 41 games by George Sisler, and Wee Willie Keeler’s ancient mark of 44 games.

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Bullpen Lets One Get Away; Orioles 6, Indians 5

July 17, 2011 |

By Craig Gifford

Usually the strength of the Cleveland Indians, the bullpen let the team down Saturday night in a 6-5 loss at Baltimore. Rafael Perez and Frank Hermann combined to allow three runs in an eighth inning that proved to be the Tribe’s undoing. The loss dropped the Indians to 49-43.

Starter Carlos Carrasco, entering the game off two bad starts, was effective for seven innings. He struck out six and walked two batters. When he left the game, the Indians led 3-2. That’s when things got hairy.

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Shaky Start and Solid Finish Get Tribe Win; Indians 6, Orioles 5

July 16, 2011 |

By Mike Brandyberry

What started as a shaky start by Josh Tomlin, was finished by another dominant performance by the bullpen, giving the Indians a 6-5 victory over the struggling Baltimore Orioles. The game was a tale of two stories, with both starters, Tomlin and Jake Arrieta, failing to keep the ball in the park.

The Indians jumped on top early in the top of the second inning when Matt LaPorta had a two out base hit to right field to score Grady Sizemore, but Matt Wieters and Nolan Reimold each hit solo home runs in the bottom half of the inning to give Baltimore a 2-1 lead.

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Don’t Give Away The Farm In Deadline Deals

July 15, 2011 |

By Craig Gifford

The second half of July provides some of the most exciting off-field moments in Major League Baseball. That is thanks to the July 31 trading deadline.

In the last several years, it has been hard for Indians fans to get too excited, however. Struggling to field a winner the last three seasons, the Tribe has spent those deadlines with an eye on the future. They traded off superstars like C.C. Sabathia and Cliff Lee for unproven, promising prospects to build for the coming years.

Much to the surprise of many, that future the Indians had been looking to appears to be now. The surprising Indians entered the second half of the season in battle with the Detroit Tigers for first place in the American League Central Division. It appears this year, the team could be making a deal or two for the present.

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Tribe Takes Control Early; Indians 8, Orioles 4

July 15, 2011 |

By Mike Brandyberry

The Cleveland Indians hopefully started their second half of the season like they started the first half, by jumping out to a hot start, defeating the Baltimore Orioles, 8-4. Justin Masterson, who has been moved to the front of the Indians rotation, had another strong start.

Asdrubal Cabrera wasted no time getting the Indians on top when he hit a solo home run to right field in the top of the first inning. Travis Hafner walked and Carlos Santana followed with a two-run home run to right center field and it was 3-0 Tribe after only four hitters. Santana doubled home Michael Brantley in the third inning to make it 4-0 early. Santana was 2-5, with three RBIs, for the game. Santana is a player who needs to pick up his offensive production in the second half if the Indians offense is going to come to life.
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