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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | December 1, 2015

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After His Breakout, Clevinger Has Become A Pitcher to Know

November 29, 2015 | 1

“Pitching wins baseball,” as the old saying goes. You can never have enough pitching on a team, even with a rotation like the Indians have. After the emergence of Michael Clevinger in 2015, the depth of the Indians staff got quite a bit deeper.

Clevinger, 24, was acquired by the Indians from the Los Angeles Angels in 2014 for former Bullpen Mafia member Vinnie Pestano. Prior to being traded, Clevinger was having a rough go of it with LA. After posting an ERA of 1.88 in 5 games with their Low-A Burlington, he faltered in High-A Inland Empire with an ERA of 5.37 in 13 starts. After Pestano lost his role in Cleveland, the Tribe decided to let him have another opportunity to perform, and the Angels were interested. Thus, this allowed Cleveland to acquire Clevinger, the one time fourth round pick by the Angels in 2011. Read More

Feller Washed Out Again as Williams Declares Tribe Favorite

November 28, 2015 |

June 9, 1948

The Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox game scheduled for Wednesday afternoon was cancelled due to rain and cold weather. Mostly due to the cool weather, the game became the third time in a week that Bob Feller’s scheduled start was altered.

“There is a mental condition involved,” Feller said. “Like in Philadelphia last Monday. I was going to pitch with two days of rest and I primed myself for it. I was ready to go and I felt good but when the ball game was called off I sort of had a letdown feeling. The same thing happened today. Now I’ve got to mentally condition myself for the game tomorrow.” Read More

Do You Wahoo? – Episode 3

November 28, 2015 |

In the third episode of Do You Wahoo? Joe Coblitz (@BRBBlog) from Burning River Baseball hosts with Bob Toth (@TheBobToth) of our own Did the Tribe Win Last Night?, Danny Cunningham (@DCunninghamCLE) of Burning River Baseball and Vern Morrison (@VernMorrison) of It’s Pronounced “Lajaway” as they fight to be the supreme leader of episode 3.

Topics for this episode include: top career strike outs & single season steals leaders, “Was it Me? – Joe Carter“, “Line-Up Card: 1994 & 2004″, “Journey Men: Russell Branyan & Arthur Rhodes“, and “Remember When? All-Stars”. Read More

Looking Back: Cleveland Finally Walks Off in Anderson’s Debut

November 28, 2015 |

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. Read More

Indians Add Recker as Needed Catching Depth

November 27, 2015 |

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. Read More

Bearden and Boudreau Lead Boys to Fifth Win; Indians 2, Red Sox 0

November 27, 2015 |

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. Read More

Salt Pork Gets Tipton Back on Field

November 27, 2015 |

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.” Read More

Do You Wahoo? – Episode 2

November 27, 2015 |

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”. Read More

Bobby Bradley Quickly Cementing Himself as a Tribe Power Hitter and Name to Know

November 27, 2015 |

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. Read More

Tribe Washed Out in Philly, Sets Rotation for Boston

November 26, 2015 |

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. Read More