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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | October 19, 2018

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Today in Tribe History: June 25, 2011

June 25, 2018 |

In one of the more unfortunate losses of the season, the Indians lose to the San Francisco Giants, 1-0, as the lone run of the game is balked in by Cleveland reliever Tony Sipp with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 46

February 11, 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 – 46 days

The number 46 has been missing on the field for the Cleveland Indians over the last several years.

Not exactly the most popular number in baseball lore, it was last worn by utility man Cord Phelps during his time with the Indians from 2011 to 2013. As it bounced around the infield in his 53 games with the club, it marked a rare deviation from its usual home on the pitcher’s mound. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 25, 2011

June 25, 2017 |

In one of the more unfortunate losses of the season, the Indians lose to the San Francisco Giants, 1-0, as the lone run of the game is balked in by Cleveland reliever Tony Sipp with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 46

February 16, 2017 |

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

Countdown to Opening Day – 46

The number 46 has been missing on the field for the Cleveland Indians over the last several years.

Not exactly the most popular number in baseball lore, it was last worn by utility man Cord Phelps during his time with the Indians from 2011 to 2013. As it bounced around the infield in his 53 games with the club, it marked a rare deviation from its usual home on the pitcher’s mound. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 25, 2011

June 25, 2016 |

In one of the more unfortunate losses of the season, the Indians fall to the San Francisco Giants, 1-0, as the lone run of the game is balked in by Cleveland reliever Tony Sipp with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 25, 2011

June 25, 2015 |

2011 – In one of the more unfortunate losses of the season, the Indians lose to the San Francisco Giants, 1-0, as the lone run of the game is balked in by Cleveland reliever Tony Sipp with the bases loaded … Read More

Tribe Trades Choo to Cincinnati in Three-Team Deal for Stubbs and D-Backs’ Bauer

December 11, 2012 |

The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo in part of a three-team deal with the Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks. The Indians dealt Choo and infielder Jason Donald to Cincinnati for Reds center fielder Drew Stubbs and Diamondbacks starting pitcher Trevor Bauer and right-handed relief pitchers Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw. The Indians sent Didi Gregorius from the Reds, plus left-handed relief pitcher Tony Sipp, minor league first baseman Lars Anderson and cash considerations to the Diamondbacks

Choo, a right fielder with the Indians, is expected to become the Reds center fielder. Cincinnati hopes to recuperate what they will lose in Choo’s defense with his increased offense. Choo rebounded from an injury-riddled 2011 to hit .283, with 16 home runs and 67 runs batted in during 2012, primarily in the Tribe’s leadoff spot. It is expected that Cincinnati will insert him into the top of their order to hit in front of Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce.

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Arbitration Will Likely Signal the End of the Bullpen Mafia

October 17, 2012 |

After a disappointing 2012 Cleveland Indians season the organization is at a crossroads to decide how to progress with the organization, not just for the 2013 season but several seasons to come. Decisions involve ownerships, the front office, managerial and coaching decisions and the players. For the month of October, we’ll look at how the Indians ended up in their current predicament, but most importantly, Where Do the Indians Go From Here. Today we analyze how salary arbitration this winter will affect the bullpen.

By Mike Brandyberry

Like any good mafia, you could see the breaks in the group’s cohesion before it became a problem. The group that was once, one unit, split into two groups, and now it’s about to get worse.

But most likely, by Opening Day 2013, The Bullpen Mafia will be a thing of the past.

With Chris Perez seeming to be one of the Indians’ largest trade pieces this offseason the bullpen is headed for a shake up. Perez stands to garner about $8 million in salary arbitration this winter—a rather steep price for a closer on a team that didn’t have many games to close in the second half. Meanwhile Vinnie Pestano seems to be a suitable replacement for Perez if he is dealt. Pestano would be an easy move from his eighth inning role to the ninth inning.

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Tribe Falls to Yanks as Offense Continues to Flail; Yankees 4, Indians 2

August 26, 2012 |

By Dave Roberts

The Indians looked to build upon their great victory last night and string together consecutive wins in hope of winning their first series since taking two out of three against the Tigers on July 26.  In the rubber match of the series with the Yankees, Cleveland sent Ubaldo Jimenez to mound against Freddy Garcia for this Sunday daytime affair. What unfolded in Cleveland was more of the same game play fans have been used to as the offense sputtered yet again in a 4-2 loss.

Pitching wise the Tribe arms yet again managed to keep the Yankees high-powered offense in low gear throughout the game. Jimenez gave the Indians a decent start going five innings allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out four and walking only one. Of the five frames he tossed, the Yankees were only able to capitalize in the second inning. It was the one inning that Jimenez allowed himself to get into trouble and the Yankees took full advantage.

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Allen Could Be Key to Future Bullpen Stability or Shakeup

August 10, 2012 |

By Craig Gifford

When the Cleveland Indians selected relief pitcher Cody Allen in the 23rd round of last year’s Major League Baseball draft, the pick was not even a blip on the radar to most Tribe fans.

For one, a pick that low is rarely lauded. Most players selected at that point either never make it to the big leagues or take a while develop. Secondly, a reliever out of a small school like North Carolina’s High Point College is often overlooked by the media and team followers.

Allen may have been overlooked last year, but now people are noticing. The 23-year-old right hander has made people see just how overlooked he really was. He made exceedingly short work of the minor league circuit and has been nearly unhittable in his brief time in the majors.

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Bullpen Rebirth Necessary for Second Half Charge

July 20, 2012 |

By Craig Gifford

When Indians ace Justin Masterson struggled early in his Wednesday night start at Tampa Bay, the prevailing thought was, “uh-oh, here we go again!”

That is not meant to be an edict against the way Masterson was pitching. In fact, he has been pretty good of late. That thought was because there was one out in the fifth inning and Tribe manager Manny Acta was forced to go to the bullpen early.

Of course, Acta going to the bullpen late in games is no big deal. That’s where set up man Vinnie Pestano and closer Chris Perez, arguably the best 1-2 back-end relievers in baseball, are waiting. Joe Smith, another stellar reliever, is also held for late innings.

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Deadline Deal is Necessary but Not Easy to Make, Spark Has to Come From Within

July 16, 2012 |

By Mike Brandyberry

When the Indians crawled out of bed Saturday morning in Toronto they were in second place and tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the second and final wild card spot. As they crawl out of bed this morning in Tampa, losers of their last two games, they are now a third place team and a game back of that wild card spot.

Meanwhile, fans and talk show hosts scream for a trade to ignite the Indians. Some fans act as if a trade will solve the teams’ woes and catapult them to the top of the standings. There’s no doubt the Indians have holes that need filled and a trade could certainly give the life to a team that seems to be struggling to find some out of the All-Star break. However, a trade isn’t as easy fans seem to believe it is.

ESPN’s Buster Olney reported Sunday evening that six teams (San Diego, Colorado, Chicago Cubs, Houston, Seattle, Minnesota) are fielding offers on players and preparing to sell. That means, right or wrong, 24 teams still feel they have a chance to make a push for October. With amazing September runs by St. Louis and Tampa Bay a year ago, teams aren’t so quick to give up on their season. Philadelphia is on pace for a 90-loss season and they haven’t flown the white flag yet.

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