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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | February 11, 2016

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Lemon Loses Game in Ninth; White Sox 3, Indians 2

February 9, 2016 |

August 21, 1948

Fans at Saturday’s game were treated to Ladies’ Night and watching the Indians set a new record for scoreless innings as Bob Lemon piled up goose eggs for eight straight innings.

But fans were also treated – if that’s the word – to watching Lemon give up back-to-back home runs to Aaron Robinson and Dave Philley as the shutout and then the game slipped away. The White Sox beat the Indians 3-2 to snap the Tribe’s eight-game win streak. Read More

Indians Close in on New Attendance Heights

February 9, 2016 |

August 21, 1948

After another massive crowd Friday night the Cleveland Indians are closing in on some notable attendance thresholds.

Last night the Indians drew 78,382 fans to Municipal Stadium for Satchel Paige’s third start overall and second at home. Paige tossed a three hit shutout in a 1-0 victory, pushing the Tribe’s scoreless innings streak to 39 innings. The Indians have not given up a run in nearly a week. Read More

Sean Brady is a Young Pitcher with Potential

February 9, 2016 |

One major thing the Cleveland Indians had going for them last season was a strong pitching staff; specifically, their starting rotation was one of the best in the game.

Luckily, that depth doesn’t end with the big league roster. The Indians boast a strong group of pitchers all the way through their minor league system, with some of the strongest having been showcased last season with the Lake County Captains.

The Lake County pitching staff last season became the first staff in the history of the Captains organization to have five pitchers boast 100+ strikeouts on the season. Among these five pitchers was a 21-year-old from Cape Coral, Florida, named Sean Brady. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 55

February 9, 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 – 55 days

The Cleveland Indians found out very early on last season the importance of having quality depth at the catching position when starting catcher Yan Gomes was knocked out of action during the first week of the season.

Thankfully, Roberto Perez stepped up and answered the call for the club and gave the Indians some consistency at the backstop. Read More

Paige Shuts Out Chicago For Second Time; Indians 1, White Sox 0

February 8, 2016 |

August 20, 1948

There are those who derided Bill Veeck’s signing of Satchel Paige from the Negro Leagues as nothing more than a publicity stunt.

And while fans are coming out in droves to see Satch pitch for the Tribe, the ageless wonder has proven to be more than effective as a spot starter.

Paige got one run of support from the Indians offense, but it was all he needed as he threw a three-hitter against the White Sox at Municipal Stadium. The Indians won 1-0, their eighth win in a row and their eighth straight against the Pale Hose. A crowd of 78,382 – a major league record for a night game – witnessed Paige’s second start in Cleveland. Read More

Indians Sign Stammen to Compete for Bullpen Spot

February 8, 2016 |

The Cleveland Indians announced Monday afternoon that the club had come to terms with free agent reliever Craig Stammen on a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to spring training.

Stammen, a right-handed reliever, had spent his entire career in the Washington Nationals organization. The 31-year-old addition by the Tribe and Ohio native will turn 32 in March. Read More

Outfield Becoming New Core for Tribe’s Future

February 8, 2016 |

August 20, 1948

When the Indians left spring training and headed to Cleveland one of their biggest question marks was their outfield play. The Tribe was starting three new outfielders from a year ago and each was unproven in their own way.

A lot has changed in four months. Read More

Do You Wahoo? – Playoffs Round 2

February 8, 2016 |

Joe Coblitz (@BRBBlog) of Burning River Baseball hosts as Jeff Rich (@byJeffRich) of More Than a Fan and Bob Toth (@TheBobToth) and Vince Guerrieri (@VinceGuerrieri) both of Did the Tribe Win Last Night compete in an epic battle of Tribe trivia. Those other games before were just for fun, this is for a place in the championship game. Blood will be shed.

Topics for this playoff episode include: Read More

ICYMI at DTTWLN – February 1 – February 7

February 8, 2016 |

Official organized Major League Baseball activities are just weeks away and with the football season now completely in the rearview mirror, attentions can now be split towards the ongoing NBA season and the much needed reappearance of baseball on diamonds in Arizona and Florida.

It was another quiet week for the Indians, with no moves of significance made, although the club remains linked towards a possible third base addition to supplement the roster. While the Indians work on any final roster additions before spring training begins, prepare yourself for the pending season by taking a look back at the week that was the first week of February, 2016. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 56

February 8, 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 – 56 days

In 2015 the Indians had one of the top pitching staffs in baseball. However, a major Achilles heel for the Tribe for about half the season was the number five starter role.

For the better part of the campaign’s first three months, Cleveland tried throwing anything and everything against the last starter wall in the hopes it would stick. From young guys like T.J. House, to a reclamation project in Zach McAllister, to veteran journeyman like Shaun Marcum and Bruce Chen, nothing worked. Read More