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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | November 21, 2018

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Today in Tribe History: April 5, 2012

April 5, 2018 |

On a chilly afternoon in Cleveland, the Indians and Blue Jays play a Major League Opening Day record 16 innings before Toronto claims the victory, 7-4. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 54

February 3, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 54 days

When asked about the number 54, Cleveland Indians fans are probably much more likely to recall the failed mission of the ’54 season, one that saw the Indians win a still club-record 111 games before the dreadful four-game sweep at the hands, arms, bats, and gloves of the New York Giants.

As for the uniform number, it took 69 years before the number 54 would grace a jersey in the long and storied history of the franchise. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 5, 2012

April 5, 2017 |

On a chilly afternoon in Cleveland, the Indians and Blue Jays play a Major League Opening Day record 16 innings before Toronto claims the victory, 7-4. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 54

February 8, 2017 |

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to Opening Day!

Countdown to Opening Day – 54 days

When asked about the number 54, Cleveland Indians fans are probably much more likely to recall the failed mission of the ’54 season, one that saw the Indians win a still club-record 111 games before the dreadful four-game sweep at the hands, arms, bats, and gloves of the New York Giants.

As for the uniform number, it took 69 years before the number 54 would grace a jersey in the long and storied history of the franchise. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 5, 2012

April 5, 2016 |

On a chilly afternoon in Cleveland, the Indians and Blue Jays play a Major League Opening Day record 16 innings before Toronto claims the victory, 7-4.

The Indians jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning, led by … Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 54

February 10, 2016 |

As Did The Tribe Win Last Night helps fans count down the days until the Indians retake the field in an official Major League game, we look back at some of the players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride.

Countdown to Opening Day – 54 days

When asked about the number 54, Cleveland Indians fans are probably much more likely to recall the failed mission of the ’54 season, one that saw the Indians win a still club-record 111 games before the dreadful four-game sweep at the hands, arms, bats, and gloves of the New York Giants.

As for the uniform number, it took 69 years before the number 54 would grace a jersey in the long and storied history of the franchise. Read More

April Counts

October 27, 2015 |

They say it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.

Bologna.

For the past three seasons, the Cleveland Indians have finished just fine. From May to September, they have been one of baseball’s best teams. They have been the team that makes people say, “Nobody would want to play them in October”. Yet, the team has only one Wild Card Game loss to show for it.

And it’s that pesky “start” that’s the problem.

Since Manager Terry Francona was hired prior to the 2013 season, the Indians have shot themselves in the foot right out of the gate three out of three times. It took a miraculous run in 2013 with a ten game winning streak to finish the season just for the Indians to squeak out one game of “playoff baseball” (the quotes are for you, Kenny Lofton). Over the past two years, however, there has been no ten game winning streak and the Indians April swoon has proved too much to overcome. Read More

Today in Tribe History: April 5, 2012

April 5, 2015 |

2012 – On a chilly afternoon in Cleveland, the Indians and Blue Jays play a Major League Opening Day record 16 innings before Toronto claimed the victory, 7-4.

The Indians jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning, … Read More

Wickman Remains Atop Tribe’s All-Time Saves List

February 8, 2015 |

On Friday, former Indians closer Bob Wickman celebrated his 46th birthday, which saw his age finally surpass his career-high saves total of 45 with Cleveland in 2005.

When Wickman hung up the cleats for good following the 2007 season split with the Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks, he was the Indians all-time leader in career saves with 139. He had taken ownership of the title on May 7th, 2006, moving past Doug Jones for the top spot on the list with a typical Wickman save.

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Tribe Bullpen as Strong as Ever

August 29, 2014 |

In 2011 and 2012 the Cleveland Indians had a bullpen that was good enough to develop a nickname. The 2014 Tribe bullpen does not have any special monikers but may well be better than those pens that were the backbone of struggling baseball teams.

After a 2013 season of bullpen question marks and implosions, the Indians are enjoying a fantastic relief season this year. The pen is again arguably the strongest and deepest part of the club, this time a club that will go into September with playoff aspirations still alive.

Cleveland’s relief corps of 2011 and ’12 called themselves the Bullpen Mafia. Both seasons saw five relievers put up strong numbers. Those groups were headed by closer Chris Perez and setup men Vinnie Pestano and Joe Smith. For two seasons, that trio was as good as any late-game group in the game. In 2011, Tony Sipp and Rafael Perez put up good numbers to complement the group. In 2012, it was Frank Herrmann and Esmil Rogers. Read More

World Baseball Classic a Problem for Relievers

April 13, 2014 | | 2 Comments

This week’s demotion of fan favorite reliever Vinnie Pestano by the Cleveland Indians was hardly a surprise after the once steady arm at the backend of the Tribe bullpen had faltered out of the gate for the second straight season.

Pestano’s issues on the mound have been thrust more and more into the limelight. This season, he appeared in three games, allowing earned runs in each appearance. In his last outing against San Diego in an 8-3 game, Pestano coughed up three runs in the ninth inning and was unable to finish the frame. At the time of his demotion, he was the only Indians reliever to allow an earned run and had given up six runs in total in two and two-thirds innings. Opposing hitters were batting .500 off of him.

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Have this Winter’s Moves Made the Indians Better?

January 18, 2014 | | One Comment

The Cleveland Indians entered the 2013 season with an alarming lack of apparent ability in the starting rotation. With the turnaround of Ubaldo Jimenez, the comeback of Scott Kazmir, and the emergence of Cory Kluber, the starting rotation became a source of strength for the Indians. Kazmir moved on to the Oakland Athletics and Jimenez seems destine to sign with another team as well. With the loss of two key players, the big question is whether or not the Indians can repeat their playoff season.

In order to look at where the Indians could be in 2014, we must look at what they have lost and gained in this current off season. In addition to this, we have to look at the loss and gain of the other teams in the American League Central. Using a statistic known as Wins Above Replacement, or WAR, we can project how many wins each player is, or could be worth. If we add up the cumulative WAR of the players the Indians lost, and the WAR of the new additions to the team, we can project how many wins the Indians lost or gained with through free agency and trades this winter. Read More