INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

This Is Next Year: Hot Fun In The Summer Time

As the Indians continue to roll this summer, their minor league counterparts continue to do the same. Here is a brief summary of what tool place down on the farm this past week: Dominican Summer League Indians (DSL) by Joe Coblitz The DSL Indians continued their hot streak to end last week into this one, ultimately winning six in a row from June 15th through the 21st. Overall, since...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 hour ago

Indians minor league recap: Columbus Clippers score nine runs in the first inning

Catching prospect Daniel Salters slugs two home runs in Lynchburg loss. Things were good for the top of the Indians organization, but the low levels continued to struggle on a 3-4 day for Tribe affiliates. Nearly all of the runs for Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus were scored in one inning, but they did more than enough in those big innings to earn a victory. Also of note...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Which Cleveland Indians starter packs the single best pitch?

The Cleveland Indians have a glut of dynamite pitching. All this talent, who throws the most impactful individual pitch? Seventy or so games into the season, the Cleveland Indians’ pitching rotation has proven itself to be a dominating force, confirming expectations that this would be the backbone any kind of a playoff push would be built on. The worst ERA rank of their top five...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tribe hits 4 triples in 1 game for first time since '01

The Indians picked up their seventh straight win Friday night, beating the Tigers, 7-4, in a game that was sealed by a circus catch in right-center field by Rajai Davis. His game-ending play was nearly enough to overshadow Cleveland's offensive onslaught at the plate.
Via Indians.com
13 hours ago

Rotation driving Indians, giving bullpen a break

While the city of Cleveland is still celebrating its first major sports championship in 52 years, its baseball team is enjoying a streak of hot starting pitching. Indians starters threw back-to-back complete games to bring the club's winning streak to six games heading into a 10-game road trip.
Via Indians.com
18 hours ago

Trevor Bauer Looks Like a Completely Different Pitcher

Eno Sarris is going to be publishing an article about Brian Dozier later today, and within that article, there’s a quote about Trevor Bauer. Dozier mentions Bauer as someone who “lives up in the zone” and who won’t go away from his strengths to attack Dozier, a high-ball hitter. And while it’s technically still true that Bauer often throws his fastballs high in the zone...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reevaluating the Indians’ Outfield with Almonte on the Way

Entering the 2016 season, everyone and their mother knew the Cleveland Indians’ biggest weakness: their outfield. It was clear the Indians had holes to fill even before Michael Brantley was seriously injured and Abraham Almonte was suspended 80 games for testing positive for PEDs. Yet, even after losing Brantley and Almonte, the Indians front office did very little to ease the...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago

Bauer, Kipnis lead Indians to 6-1 win over Rays

CLEVELAND (AP) Trevor Bauer threw a three-hitter for his second career complete game, Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win. Bauer (5-2) struck out 10, walked one and allowed only one runner past second base. It was the second straight three-hitter for the Indians, following Corey...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians create shrine to Jobu straight out of ‘Major League’

The Cleveland Indians have found a new idol to worship within their clubhouse, and it’s one that is familiar to many sports fans: Jobu. Yes, the Indians have made a shrine for Jobu in their locker room between the lockers of Mike Napoli and Jason Kipnis. Paul Hoynes snapped a picture of the beautiful scene: Shrine to Jobu erected between Mike Napoli and Jason Kipnis' locker....
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Indians Made It Into First Place

The Indians lead the Royals by two games in the Central. They lead the Tigers by a little more than that, and they lead the White Sox by a little more than that. The Twins are also a baseball team. These things have a tendency to shuffle, and it’s not like the Indians are guaranteed to remain where they are all season, but this is what anyone would want. They’re right where they...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians have created a shrine to Jobu

The sports scene in Cleveland is looking a bit more optimistic this week after the Cavaliers brought home a championship to the title-starved sports city. Looking to create some good vibes of their own, Mike Napoli and Jason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians are hoping Jobu’s return to the Indians' clubhouse will help them out. Jobu was the voodoo statue Pedro Cerrano, portrayed...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kluber's 3-hitter leads Indians past Rays 6-0

CLEVELAND (AP) Corey Kluber threw a three-hitter and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Kluber (7-7) took a one-hitter into the ninth before Brad Miller and Evan Longoria singled with one out. Kluber retired the final two hitters for his third career shutout. Kluber bounced back from allowing a career-high eight...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Brantley diagnosed with biceps tendinitis

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has been diagnosed with right biceps tendinitis and has been given a cortisone shot. Brantley, who had surgery on his right shoulder in November, was examined by Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas on Tuesday. Indians manager Terry Francona said the exam showed Brantley's shoulder is structurally sound. Brantley is on the 15-day disabled...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians hitting more home runs than they have in years

Through 69 games, Santana and Napoli are each on pace to hit 35 home runs. Nice. The Cleveland Indians hit three home runs during Monday's victory over Tampa Bay. It's the eleventh time they've hit three home runs in a game this season, matching their total for 2015, and more than doubling their total from 2014. The Indians have hit 83 home runs as a team so far this season, an average...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Surprise Meeting of Corey Kluber Society

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Surprise...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How long will the Cleveland Indians remain in first place?

The Cleveland Indians took over the top spot in the American League Central Division on June 4. They have remained atop the division ever since. After getting swept by the Kansas City Royals this past week, the Indians sit just above the Royals with a half-game lead in the AL Central. How long will they be able to hold on to first place in the division? Don’t be surprised if...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians catcher Yan Gomes is wearing Kevlar-coated cup after testicular contusion

Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes would rather be safe than sorry. And who could blame him?Gomes suffered a testicular contusion June 7, when Mariners first baseman Dae-Ho Lee fouled a ball off the Indians catcher.Gomes missed the next two games to nurse the injury. When he came back, it appears he made sure he doubled-down on protection.For those who don't know, Kevlar is the...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Uribe says they don’t make cups big enough for his junk

Cleveland Indians third baseman Juan Uribe sat out Monday’s game with a testicular contusion. He suffered the injury during a win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday when a Mike Trout grounder took a bad hop and caught him between the legs. Had Uribe been wearing a cup, it would have hurt a lot less. But when you’re as blessed as he is, sometimes that just isn’t an option...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Uribe suffers testicular contusion on 106-mph Mike Trout groundball

Cleveland Indians third baseman Juan Uribe was carted off the field Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium, after taking a Mike Trout rocket groundball in a horrible place to take a rocket groundball… especially if you’re not wearing a cup. We don’t know if Uribe had a cup on, but if he did, it still didn’t get the job done. Trout ripped a one-hop groundball that had an exit...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Indians fans wear awesome ‘Major League' jerseys

Four Cleveland Indians fans showed some love to Major League on Friday night traveling to Anaheim to watch the Tribe take on the Angels in specialized character jerseys. A fan named Bill, his sons Liam, Logan and Jared sported custom Major League jerseys at Angel Stadium celebrating their favorite characters from the hit 1989 baseball comedy. If you’re not familiar, the jerseys...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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