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When a player stumbles some in his Major League debut, it is easy to make some excuses for him. Nerves, playing in front of much larger crowds than minor league parks, and the culmination of years and years of hard work coming to an overwhelming conclusion are enough to knock a guy off of his game.
It didn’t faze Cleveland Indians starter Cody Anderson on June 21st, 2015, even if the path to the show had not been without its notable hurdles for him.
The Cleveland Indians announced today that they had come to terms on a minor league contract with veteran catcher Anthony Recker and have invited him to spring training in Goodyear, Arizona, in February.
Catching depth has been continually noted as an area of weakness at the upper levels of the Indians farm system after the team promoted Roberto Perez to the Major League roster two seasons ago. Last season, catching duties at Triple-A Columbus were handled by journeymen catchers Brett Hayes and Adam Moore, who each spent time on the Indians roster during the season, and local product Alex Lavisky, a Lakewood, Ohio native who attended St. Edward High School and appeared in 15 games for the Clippers last season.
June 8, 1948
Games are won and lost by mere inches at times and Tuesday evening, the Indians might have used a foot’s worth to narrowly defeat the Boston Red Sox, 2-0.
Cleveland’s win is its fifth straight victory and snapped the Red Sox streak of five in a row. The Tribe benefited from several close calls and a controversial home run call by umpire Charlie Berry on Lou Boudreau’s two-run blast in the fourth inning. They were the only runs scored in the game.
June 8, 1948
Sometimes a good home-cooked meal is all a person needs to feel well again.
Joe Tipton needed something a little different from home to heal his ailing wrist this week.
“My mama put a poultice of salt pork on it,” Tipton drawled in his southern style. “We always use salt pork for stuff like that. It fixed it up pretty good. Still a little bit sore, but I can play all right.”
In the second episode of Do You Wahoo?, Joe Coblitz (@BRBBlog) from Burning River Baseball hosts with Steve Eby (@Eebs2k) of our own Did the Tribe Win Last Night?, Jeff Rich (@byJeffRich) of More Than a Fan and Chris Burnham (@CMB1979) of It’s Pronounced Lajaway as they vie for the title of Tribe Know it All.
Topics for this episode include: top career home runs & single season wins leaders, “Who’s Got More?”, “Line-Up Card: 1954 & 1948″, “Where in the World is Carlos, Santana?”, and “Remember When? Team Feats”.
Indians fans who are always be clamoring for the elusive right-handed power bat may not be fans of Bobby Bradley. Yes, the 19-year-old can crush the ball over the fence and drive in numerous runs for his team, but he bats left-handed.
Hopefully, fans can get over that.
Coming into the 2015 season, Bradley was highly lauded for his abilities at the plate. There’s always a chance, of course, that this may just be all talk and his actual performance level could be a bit lower than the expectations set. Bradley, though, lived up to the hype.
June 7, 1948
They’ll have to play them eventually, but for today, the Philadelphia Athletics were able to avoid the Cleveland Indians. The streaking Tribe was looking to issue a four-game sweep to the Athletics, but were rained out instead.
About three hours before the scheduled game time, a heavy rain swept through Shibe Park for approximately 30 minutes. It was enough for the Mackmen management to cancel the game, despite the clear skies at the scheduled first pitch time of 8:30.
June 7, 1948
One man’s misfortune is another man’s gain.
The saying applies perfectly to the Tribe’s Steve Gromek after Sunday’s 11-1 victory in the second game of the twin bill. Gromek allowed a leadoff home run to Eddie Joost in the bottom of the first before allowing only five more hits and striking out four in his first start of the season. It was his first complete game in two seasons.
“You never know where the next blessing will come from,” Boudreau said.
Joe Coblitz (@BRBBlog) from Burning River Baseball hosts the inaugural episode of Do You Wahoo? Competing for Indians trivia glory are Stephanie Liscio (@StephanieLiscio) of It’s Pronounced Lajaway, Mike Melaragno (@melaragno_22) of Burning River Baseball and Jeff Nomina (@sportsnom) of Everybody Hates Cleveland.
No hints on who won or lost, but a word of warning, lower you expectations…
The pair, part of a June youth movement to repair the defensive deficiencies plaguing the roster and, in particular, the left side of the infield, were fairly known commodities in the field. Any contributions that they may have been able to provide would also likely be upgrades over the early performances in 2015 of third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and shortstop Jose Ramirez.