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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | December 5, 2021

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Scott Atchison

Never-Quit Indians Complete Sweep of Tigers; Indians 11, Tigers 10

May 21, 2014 |

By all accounts, the Cleveland Indians had no business winning Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Tigers at Progressive Field. After all, they were essentially dead and buried, three times.

First, the Tribe overcame a four-run deficit against one of the game’s best pitchers in Max Scherzer. Cleveland actually trailed 4-0 before the 2014 American League Cy Young winner threw a pitch. Then, the Indians climbed out of a two-run ninth inning hole against Joe Nathan, one of baseball’s better closers. Lastly, the Indians trailed 10-9 heading into the bottom of the 13th inning.

It was in that 13th in which the Indians finally broke through with not just the tying run, but the winning run. The winning run came in one of the more unlikely of fashions as Ryan Raburn was batting with the bases loaded and Al Alburquerque balked home the last run of a game that lasted more than five hours. Read More

Battered, Beaten and Embarrassed; Athletics 13, Indians 3

May 18, 2014 |

While the sky shined a beautifully overhead on a nice May afternoon, the Cleveland Indians’ season may have reached its darkest point.

Cleveland was embarrassed Sunday afternoon by the Oakland Athletics, 13-3, courtesy of 12 hits and nine walks. Ace Justin Masterson allowed seven runs in less than five innings and the defense allowed two more errors and a past ball. Journeyman Jesse Chavez pitched a decent five innings to earn the victory for Oakland and benefit from the offensive outburst. The dismal weekend leaves the Tribe just a half game better than Tampa Bay for the second worst record in the American League.

The Indians drew first blood for the second time in the series with a solo home run in the first inning. Michael Bourn started the bottom of the first frame with his first home run of the season, into the Indians bullpen. The homer staked the Tribe to a 1-0 lead over Chavez and the Athletics before the Indians registered an out.

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Walks, Miscues and Missed Opportunities Sink Tribe; Twins 10, Indians 7

April 6, 2014 |

When they show video of how the game of baseball is supposed to be played, today’s game will not be the footage used.

The Indians used 15 hits to produce seven runs, but squandered David Murphy’s four-hit game when they allowed eight walks, three hit batsmen and nine hits from its pitching staff. Justin Masterson struggled in his second start of the season the Tribe chased the Twins all afternoon long on the scoreboard.

“I just couldn’t find the zone very well and it continued to be that way,” Masterson said. “It seemed like it was one of those days in general on both sides. The guys battled, battled hard, they put some runs on the board and gave us a chance. Unfortunately, we just didn’t give them that opportunity to get the victory at the end of it.”

Masterson’s un-ace-like effort, followed by several struggling bullpen appearances left the Indians 10-7 losers to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon. The free base runners, courtesy of the Indians’ pitching staff, was too much for the Tribe offense to overcome. Despite a season-high 15 hits from the offense, the Indians could not get the timely hit in the late innings to chase down the Twins.

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Cold Carrasco Start Allows Twins to Even Series; Twins 7, Indians 3

April 5, 2014 |

In a game of young starters, looking to solidify themselves in a big league rotation, it was the younger of the two shining on a sunny, but frigid afternoon at Progressive Field.

The Minnesota Twins took advantage of 27-year old Carlos Carrasco, in his 41st big league start, in the first three innings to even the series with a 7-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Meanwhile, the Tribe could not get the timely hit against 26-year old Kyle Gibson, making just his 11th big league start. Both Carrasco and Gibson fought off contenders to earn spots as the fifth starter in the rotation out of spring training. The Indians bats did not come alive until the bottom of the ninth inning when they mounted a late rally.

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Kluber Roughed Up in Bay Area Matinee; Athletics 6, Indians 1

April 2, 2014 |

Corey Kluber had a rough outing in Oakland and the Indians offense could never seem to get going as the Indians fall to the Athletics, 6-1.

While Cleveland was experiencing nearly perfect weather for baseball, the same couldn’t be said in Oakland on Tuesday, turning today into the first day-night doubleheader in Oakland in franchise history. The Indians were fitting opponents as they did not tally a run until the ninth inning.

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Journey Man Scott Atchison Looks To Return to 2012 Form

March 6, 2014 |

The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the roster may change and the expectations grow, Cleveland will need answer many questions this spring before opening the season in Oakland on March 31. Today, we look at one of the Indians’ players who is in a roster battle to earn one of the Tribe’s last spots on the Opening Day roster.

With spring training going in full force now, the competition for the last two bullpen spots is going to start heating up. Most of the current bullpen spots have already been taken by returning players and by the newly acquired relievers John Axford and Josh Outman. One guy that is seemingly a longshot for that final position in the bullpen is veteran Scott Atchison.

Atchison, 37-year old right hander, has had an interesting career since he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners back in 1998. He was originally drafted by the Mariners back in 1994, but decided to decline the offer to continue his studies at Texas Christian University. The Mariners then drafted him again in the round 49 of the 1998 draft, and Atchison decided to sign this time and begin his major league career. He then served five years in the Mariners minor league system before finally making his debut on July 31, 2004.

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