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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | June 14, 2021

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Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

June 2, 2021 |

The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe on the infield single that wasn’t in a 3-0 one-hit shutout. Read More

The Imperfect Game

June 2, 2020 |

Baseball was once known as the perfect game, a religion unto itself, lived and breathed and romanticized by those willing to follow along with the most cerebral of games played. Though full of its own perfections, it is not without flaws that come to the surface. Ten years ago this week, the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers played out a game marred by one such umpire ruling that drastically and directly altered a historic event in the making.

On June 2, 2010, Comerica Park was set to play host to the second of three games in a series between the visiting Cleveland Indians and the home Detroit Tigers. It was the third meeting of the clubs that season and the second time the Tribe had headed north to play their division rivals. Armando Galarraga drew the starting nod for the Tigers, looking to fend off the Tribe and its rebounding right-hander Fausto Carmona. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

June 2, 2020 |

The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe on the infield single that wasn’t in a 3-0 one-hit shutout. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

June 2, 2019 |

The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe on the infield single that wasn’t in a 3-0 one-hit shutout. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

June 2, 2018 |

The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe on the infield single that wasn’t in a 3-0 one-hit shutout. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

June 2, 2017 |

The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe on the infield single that wasn’t in a 3-0 one-hit shutout. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

June 2, 2016 |

The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of a perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe on the infield single that wasn’t in a 3-0 one-hit shutout. Read More

Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

June 2, 2015 |

2010 – The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe … 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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Donald’s Up and Down Act Should End at Up, With Cleveland

November 2, 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 examine a player who is out of minor league options, meaning they must be on the 25-man roster.

For the last three years with the Indians, Jason Donald has been a yo-yo. He has bounced between Triple-A Buffalo and Cleveland on numerous occasions. Next year, the up and down act will end, one way or the other.

Donald is now out of options and the Tribe cannot send him to the minors any more, without exposing him to waivers. For all the reasons that would be risky, Cleveland should figure on hanging onto the super utility player rather than letting him walk away. Donald is good enough that another team would surely grab him if given the chance. Read More

Tribe Steals Late Inning Victory From Chicago; Indians 4, White Sox 3

October 2, 2012 |

By Mike Brandyberry

Sometimes good isn’t good enough.

Jake Peavy pitched eight strong innings, but two pinch hits—including a Travis Hafner home run—helped tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning for the Indians and Jason Donald’s two-out base hit in the 12th inning gave the Indians a win, 4-3. The late inning heroics stole the game and foiled a well-pitched game by Peavy.

“It was a good game,” Interim Manager Sandy Alomar said. “The bullpen did an excellent job. These extra inning games are taking a toll on them, but they keep doing a good job.”

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Game #143: Cleveland Indians (59-83) at Texas Rangers (84-57)

September 12, 2012 |

By Mike Brandyberry

Only 20 games left.

At the beginning of the season the September schedule looked to be full of interesting matchups that could help the Indians with a playoff push, or matchup with potential playoff foe.

Instead, the Indians are playing out the string, counting the days until October 3 and the end of the season.

Only 20 games left.

Last night, the Indians were again tough to watch when Ubaldo Jimenez uncorked two wild pitches, Jason Donald made two errors—and could have been charged with a third—en route to a 6-4 defeat at the hands of the Texas Rangers. The Rangers hold just a three game lead over the Oakland Athletics in the American League Western Division. The Indians, meanwhile, kept pace with the Minnesota Twins for the worst record in the AL.

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