April 30, 2013 (3 comments)
Who was that masked man? That was not the Ubaldo we have all come to loathe, and to his credit he pitched a wonderful ballgame and helped the Indians cruise to a much needed 9-0 win and more importantly finish the road trip with a 5-4 record. Ryan Raburn got into the action and clubbed two home runs, Carlos Santana continues to sizzle, and Asdrubal Cabrera looks to be heating up. All of that and more in today's "second thoughts"...
April 23, 2013 (0 comments)
Justin Masterson has been sensational so far this season, and while he was not on his A-game last night he still battled and worked his way through seven innings and hung around just long enough to earn the win. Asdrubal Cabrera came through with a big two-run single in the eighth inning to put the Indians up 3-2 and the Bullpen Mafia did the rest to preserve a much needed Tribe win against a division rival. The IBI's Kevin Dean shares his "second thoughts" on the game...
April 16, 2013 (1 comments)
The Indians were off on Monday, but the IBI's Kevin Dean used the opportunity to dig into the team's advanced numbers 11 games into the season. Even though the sample size to date is small, you have to start somewhere when looking at stats. The information in the data so far aligns very much with what has been seen on the field.
April 9, 2013 (4 comments)
Baseball returned to Cleveland yesterday. Optimism surrounding the Indians was in the air and everywhere to be seen downtown. That is, until Ubaldo Jimenez fell into a familiar set of bad habits, and a familiar face crashed the annual party. The IBI's Kevin Dean breaks down the game and gives some "second thoughts" on what he saw in the Indians home opener loss.
March 20, 2013 (0 comments)
The World Baseball Classic came to a close on Tuesday night when the Dominican Republic defeated Puerto Rico 3-0 to win the WBC crown. The Indians featured five active players, and with the tournament over the IBI's Kevin Dean reviews the performances by all five players in what was really an exciting, well played tournament.
September 17, 2012 (0 comments)
The Indians avoided a series sweep at the hands of the hated Tigers thanks to some good ole Progressive Field late inning magic where they scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth and won 7-6 yesterday. Losses like that this late in the season can be crippling to teams fighting for a playoff spot, so even if was a meaningless win for the Indians it was still nice to see a little spark from them, and against a division rival to boot. Kevin Dean shares his thoughts on the game.
September 10, 2012 (3 comments)
The Indians battled on Sunday and actually played one of their better games offensively in awhile, but it was not enough as Justin Mourneau deposited a Vinnie Pestano pitch into the seats in the bottom of the ninth inning for an 8-7 walkoff victory for the Twins. Kevin Dean shares his thoughts on Sunday's game and more...
September 3, 2012 (0 comments)
After the most futile month in team history, the calendar finally read "September." The Indians opened it with a solid victory on Saturday, but Sunday looked more like August again. Seven extra-base hits paced the Rangers, and the Tribe was again unable to keep up.
August 27, 2012 (0 comments)
The Indians ended their nine game losing streak with a win on Saturday, but their winning ways came to a quick end on Sunday with a 4-2 loss to the Yankees. It was another series loss for the Indians who are rapidly fading in the American League standings, and now a playoff contending Oakland team comes into town for four games. Kevin Dean provides his second thoughts on yesterday's game.
August 20, 2012 (2 comments)
The Indians have failed to do much of anything recently, and Sunday's game was a microcosm of their futility. The bonus of the game was that it was over rather quickly, which about sums up how quickly the Indians went from a contender, to perhaps the worst team in baseball. Join Kevin Dean with his Second Thoughts on Sunday's ballgame...after the jump...
August 18, 2012 (2 comments)
The Cleveland Indians took a commanding 4-0 lead in Game 119, as he launched a grand slam in the fourth inning. It wasn't enough though, as the A's ran off six unanswered runs against the beleaguered Indians, as they dropped the Tribe 6-4. Join Kevin Dean, as he provides his Second Thoughts on Duncan, Donald, McAllister and Choo...
August 13, 2012 (2 comments)
The Indians finished off their seven game homestand on Sunday the way it started....with a loss. An ugly one at that as they lost 14-1 to the Red Sox. The Indians were able to end their 11-game slide during their homestand, but finished 3-4 during the short stay at home, and now go on the road where they have lost nine straight and head out West to play the Angles, A's and Mariners over the next ten days. Kevin Dean provides his second thoughts on yesterday's ugly loss...
July 16, 2012 (0 comments)
The Indians had no offense to speak of on Friday, in a 1-0 win. The Indians rolled out nine runs on Saturday in a loss, then followed that up by getting shutout in Sunday's game, 3-0. It's good to see the Indians remain consistently inconsistent to start the second half. The Indians also fell into third place after Sunday's loss, thanks to the Tigers' victory, and are now four games behind the first place White Sox. Join Kevin Dean with his "Second Thoughts" on Sunday's ballgame...
July 9, 2012 (4 comments)
Zach McAllister and the Indians dominated the Rays for much of the game on Sunday, looking like they were going to run away and hide early on. With the Indians leading 5-0, things began getting hairy in the sixth inning, as the Rays would put four on the board. Staying resilient, the Indians would score another before All-Star Chris Perez imploded in the ninth. Join Kevin Dean with his "Second Thoughts" on the final game before the All-Star break...
July 2, 2012 (1 comments)
No matter what the outcome of this game, the Indians were guaranteed at least a split of the long series in Baltimore. Paced by another strong outing from their ace and more early offense, they were able to win the series outright and salvage a once-disastrous road trip. The White Sox also lost, and the Indians found themselves only a game and a half out of first place. Join Kevin Dean with his Second Thoughts of Sunday's ballgame.
June 28, 2012 (2 comments)
The Indians were swept out of the Bronx on Wednesday as the Yankees beat them 5-4. The Indians are reeling as they have now dropped five straight and are 1-5 on a road trip that still has four more games in Baltimore to go. The Indians are in a crucial stretch of their season, and Kevin Dean chimes in with his "second thoughts" on yesterday's game.
June 25, 2012 (4 comments)
The Indians kicked off their ten game road trip against the lowly Houston Astros, and were promptly kicked to the curb during a weekend in which Cleveland's weeknesses were firmly taken advantage of. The Indians were dominated by another left-hander, leaving many fans to wonder if there's much more to this season if the Indians can't address their right-hand deficient line-ups.
June 18, 2012 (0 comments)
The Indians lost another series as the Pirates clubbed them 9-5 yesterday, sending them to their fifth loss in their last six games. The Indians are reeling right now, and tonight the Reds come into town for a three game set after sweeping the Tribe in three games at their house last week. Kevin Dean provides his "second thoughts" on yesterday's disappointing Father's Day loss.
June 15, 2012 (0 comments)
On Thursday the Indians ended a once promising road trip in disappointing fashion as the Reds finished off a three-game sweep with a 12-5 mauling of the Tribe. Josh Tomlin was banged around, the bullpen got touched up again, and Votto-Phillips continued to torment the Indians. Kevin Dean shares his "second thoughts" on the game...
June 11, 2012 (0 comments)
Sunday's rubber match between the Indians and Cardinals played out a lot like the previous game early on. Both teams received great outings from their starters, and the Cardinals took an early lead. However, the Indians tied the game on this day, and they were the team that eventually added on in a later round. And in dramatic fashion.