With the way the Cleveland Indians played throughout the majority of the first two months of the year, the following statement seems almost improbable to utter.
The Indians have won six straight. I repeat…the Indians have won six straight.
Cleveland (20-23) may not be back in the fray in the American League Central, but it at least has pulled itself back up near the .500 mark, a promising sign as the month of May rapidly comes to its conclusion. Playing well against teams outside of the division, they will host the AL West’s Texas Rangers for three games beginning Monday afternoon.
In case you missed it earlier this week, the long late night run of television legend David Letterman came to an end. After 33 years of providing a friend and a familiar voice to insomniacs across the nation in the witching hours, the 68-year-old comedian retired his pencil tapping, his shattering of glass, the stupid pet tricks and stupid human tricks, “Will it Float”, and a variety of other skits and sketches, leaving a noticeable void in the late night comedy circuit.
A nightly feature and favorite of the Late Show was Letterman’s Top Ten lists. In honor of the TV icon, here is a far less funny Top Ten list of the top ways that the Tribe can turn around their 2015.
Note: No pencils or panes of glass were harmed in the creation of this list.
Shaun Marcum pitched 6.2 innings, allowing only two solo home runs, leading the Indians to a 4-3 win over the White Sox in Wednesday, the Indians second straight win.
Marcum was making his first MLB …
Did the Tribe Win Last Night? No! Detroit picked up right where they left off Saturday night. Sunday afternoon the Tigers posted three runs in the first inning and three more in the second inning to chase T.J. House out of the game after just four recorded outs. It was all the Tigers needed to coast to a 8-5 victory and a three game sweep of the Indians in their season series opener.
One man’s bad break can become another man’s golden opportunity.
Such is the case for Shaun Marcum, trying to complete a two-year comeback to the big leagues. Entering spring training Marcum was likely on the outside looking in at the Tribe’s Opening Day 25-man roster, but now that Gavin Floyd has been sidelined with a broken arm, Marcum could be one of the pitchers in line to absorb that suddenly available starting rotation spot.
Cleveland opened spring training with four rotation spots spoken for with Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer and Floyd all promised roles. Danny Salazar, Zach McAllister, Josh Tomlin and T.J. House each were mentioned to be contenders for the final and fifth spot, with Marcum hardly receiving a mention. However, Floyd’s bad break has opened another available rotation spot and Marcum has out-pitched his competition so far this spring.
This week, DTTWLN’s Laurel Wilder was in Goodyear, Arz. to take in Indians spring training and some sunshine. Between exhibition games, B games, minor league games and the rest of his day, Indians Assistant General Manager Mike Chernoff was able …
The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the roster may change and the expectations grow, Cleveland will need to answer many questions this spring before opening the season in Oakland on March 31. Today, we look at one of the Indians’ new players who will be trying to fill a role on the Tribe’s roster.
Veteran pitcher Shaun Marcum joins newly signed Aaron Harang and returning roster options Carlos Carrasco, Josh Tomlin, and Trevor Bauer as potential candidates in a spring training competition for the starting rotation void.