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What Fukudome Brings To The Tribe

July 29, 2011 |

By Craig Gifford

If nothing else, the Cleveland Indians are at least buyers at this year’s trade deadline and making moves to try and make some noise in the American League Central Division THIS year rather than a couple years from now.

After watching their team trade away All-Stars and solid veterans in exchange for promising prospects the last thee years, Tribe fans saw how the other half live Thursday morning ….. well, sort of.

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Indians Acquire Kosuke Fukudome

July 28, 2011 |

By Mike Brandyberry

According to several sources, the Cleveland Indians have acquired Kosuke Fukudome from the Chicago Cubs for minor leaguers Carlton Smith and Abner Abreu. Fukudome is owed $4.7 million this season. The Cubs are intending to pick up … Read More

Ervin Santana No-Hits Tribe; Angels 3, Indians 1

July 27, 2011 |

By Mike Brandyberry

In a season that started so promising, the Indians may have hit rock bottom today. Nothing about the game this game was pretty. The game was not on television locally and the team is probably grateful for that decision. The Indians made five errors, a passed ball and were no-hit by Ervin Santana Wednesday afternoon. Not even a pretty no-hitter, as the Angels defeated the Indians 2-1.

The story of the day was Santana. On only 105 pitches, Santana allowed only two base runners for the game. He allowed no hits, only one walk and struck out nine. Indians hitters seemed to have no approach to handle Santana.

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One Mistake; Angels 2, Indians 1

July 27, 2011 |

By Mike Brandyberry

When a pitcher finds themselves in a pitcher’s duel, just one mistake can make the difference in the game. Both Josh Tomlin and Jered Weaver made a mistake in the seventh inning, but Tomlin’s was a two-run double to Mark Trumbo and Weaver’s was a solo home run to Matt LaPorta giving the Angels a 2-1 victory Tuesday evening.

Josh Tomlin, who has struggled at times lately, matched Weaver, and his league leading 1.79 ERA, pitch for pitch for sixth innings. In the top of the seventh, Bobby Abreu led off with a base hit. After retiring the next two hitters, and first base open, Tomlin intentionally walked Howie Kendrick to get to Trumbo. Trumbo laced a double to the right center field wall scoring both runners.

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Fausto Carmona: Cleveland’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

July 26, 2011 |

Anyone who has watched the Indians this season has had to notice that there seem to be two different Fausto Carmona’s pitching for the Tribe this season. Carmona has been brilliant in some games and downright awful in others. That’s not to say that all of Carmona’s losses have been horrible and all of his wins have been flawless. He has battled hard in most of his starts and has been a constant in the rotation, missing just a couple starts here and there. I can’t answer the question as to why he has these ups and downs, I can only examine them in detail.

Carmona started the season by throwing just three innings and giving up 11 hits and ten earned runs against the White Sox. Then, in his next three starts, he threw 21.2 innings, giving up just four runs and 11 hits in those three games, of which the Indians won two. The other was a battle with Dan Haren where he threw 7.2 innings giving up just two runs.

That stretch of brilliance was overshadowed by his next start in Minnesota where he gave up six runs and seven hits in just five innings of work against the Twins. But, in what we all thought was a turning point, his next three starts saw Fausto give up just three earned runs in 22 innings. All pitching coach Tim Belcher could have been thinking was “What is going on in this guy’s head?”

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Kipnis Completes Come From Behind Win; Indians 3, Angels 2

July 26, 2011 |

By Mike Brandyberry

Everyone needs a hero from time to time. The Indians found one Monday evening in Jason Kipnis and his first major league hit. His hit in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Carlos Santana and completed a 3-2, come from behind victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

A season never hinges on one game, but after a week of poor outfield play and an anemic offense the Indians were desperate for a victory and to keep pace with the now, first place Detroit Tigers. The Tigers entered the evening with a two game lead, the largest for any team in the division since June 6. As the offensive struggles have continued, the pressure to be perfect has seemed to increase for the entire team.

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Today In Tribe History: Lefty Grove Wins #300

July 25, 2011 |

By Vince Guerrieri

The Indians were beginning a three-game set at Fenway Park with the Boston Red Sox 70 years ago today, July 25, 1941. They were facing a pitcher who was arguably the best of all time, Robert Moses “Lefty” Grove. Lefty was a two-time world champion with the Philadelphia Athletics, and won the inaugural American League MVP, but he was coming up to the tail end of his career.

Grove was sitting on 299 wins. He last two starts were hard-luck games that turned into losses for him, and he was aching for the milestone win, which had been accomplished only five times before in the modern era.

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Series Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians

July 25, 2011 |

By Matt Van Wormer

After an extremely disappointing weekend, which saw the Indians drop two games to the White Sox (the 3rd being rained out), Cleveland now welcomes the Angels to town with their dynamite pitching staff looking to continue the Tribe’s trend of not scoring any runs.  The Indians, on the other hand, will be trying to get back into the Central Division race, one they are quickly falling out of.  I know they’re only two games out, but if you’re not scoring runs it might as well be twenty.

Ez-ily Slipping Away; White Sox 4, Indians 2

July 25, 2011 |

By Mike Brandyberry

One game does not make a season. Sunday’s 4-2 defeat to the Chicago White Sox felt like a major turning point in the Cleveland Indians’ 2011 season though. Just like the fly ball hit to Ezequiel Carrera in the top of the sixth, the team looked to be in control most of the way, only to see things slip away at the most unexpected and last second. The Indians, who started the season 30-15, with timely hitting, squeeze plays and solid defense were left with more errors than runs scored on Sunday.

Another outstanding performance was squandered by Justin Masterson. Masterson only allowed one earned run in seven innings and four hits. But with the game tied in the top of the sixth inning and two outs, Masterson had to begin to feel like the pitcher’s mound was an island and he was alone on it. Masterson induced Adam Dunn to hit a fly ball to centerfield. The routine fly ball should have been caught and ended the inning, but instead Carrera lost the ball in the sun and it glanced off his glove. Both runners scored, giving the White Sox a 3-1 lead.

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Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven, Indians for a Time, Hall of Famers Forever

July 24, 2011 |

By Matt Van Wormer

Today, two great ballplayers have the honor of being inducted into the most selective brotherhood in all of baseball. Those men, Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven, both spent some of their careers with the Cleveland Indians. While Alomar only had to wait one extra year to get his invite to Cooperstown, it was a long journey for Blyleven to finally be able to sign “HOF” after his signature.

 

 

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Let’s Make A Deal: Willingham Willingness?

July 23, 2011 |

By Mike Brandyberry

The Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics have been rumored in trade talks for several days. The Indians are desperate to land an outfield bat, while the Athletics have two, possibly three outfielders available. I had the chance to have an extensive email conversation regarding trade possibilities with Oakland Athletics blogger, David Wishinsky. David runs the blog, The Todd Van Poppel Rookie Card Retirement Plan and you can follow him on twitter at @tvprcretireplan.

The chat is a bit extensive, but if you are an Indians fan with an eye on an Athletics outfielder, you will quickly see they are available for a fair price.

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One Big Mistake, Bats Stay Silent; White Sox 3, Indians 0

July 23, 2011 |

By Craig Gifford

Carlos Carrasco would probably love to have his fifth inning pitch to Chicago White Sox slugger Carlos Quentin back.

It was with one out that Quentin sent a 2-1 Carrasco pitch over the left field wall for a three-run home run. That was all the White Sox needed as starter Gavin Floyd silenced the Indians’ bats, giving Chicago 3-0 victory over the Tribe at Progressive Field Friday night.

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