September 10, 2014 (35 comments)
They say baseball is a game of inches. Give Michael Brantley an extra inch on a sliding defensive play, and Trevor Bauer may have had himself a shutout Tuesday. Instead, the farther into September it gets, the farther it seems the Indians are fading out of contention. Opening up a three-game series with the last place Minnesota Twins, Cleveland was handed a tough 4-3 loss Tuesday night, thanks to a game changing fourth inning.
September 8, 2014 (7 comments)
Things were far from normal for the Indians Monday afternoon at Progressive Field. Well, at least on the pitching side of things. Making up a rained out game initially scheduled for June 18 against the first place L.A. Angles, Tribe starter Danny Salazar was tagged for six runs on eight hits through 4 2/3 innings, as the Wahoos fell to the Halos, 12-3.
September 7, 2014 (11 comments)
For a season that has endured countless ups and downs, there has been one constant that has defined the Indians all year long. Pitching. Saturday night at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario was no different. Tossing his third complete game victory of the season, Corey Kluber and the Tribe edged the White Sox, 3-1 to win their second straight over Chicago in the series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
September 6, 2014 (8 comments)
When it comes to walk-off wins, nobody in the American League does it better than the Indians. Activated off the disabled list just hours before first pitch Friday, outfielder David Murphy couldn't have had a better first at-bat back. Deadlocked with Chicago in a 1-1 tie in the 10th, Murphy notched a pinch-hit game winning single to center off reliever Maikel Cleto, edging the Tribe over the ChiSox, 2-1 in the series opener.
September 5, 2014 (13 comments)
For the second straight night, the Indians blanked Detroit through nine innings of play Thursday. There's just one problem. The game went 11 innings, and two of the innings combined to result in 11 runs for the surging Tigers. Deadlocked in a 4-4 tie in extras, Motown scored seven runs on five hits in the 11th, rallying them to an easy 11-4 victory in the series finale.
September 3, 2014 (9 comments)
Six weeks ago Danny Salazar was wearing a Columbus Clippers uniform, pitching in Triple-A after a disappointing first two months of the season in the big leagues. He's since returned to the majors and hasn't missed a beat. Wednesday night against Detroit proved to be the right-hander's best start yet, hurling his first complete game shutout to help the Indians blank their division rivals, 7-0. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
September 3, 2014 (8 comments)
Coming into 2014, J.D. Martinez hit a combined 18 home runs over the last two years with the Houston Astros. He's already slugged 19 this season now as a member of the Detroit Tigers. And his last homer Tuesday night was his biggest one yet. Trailing the Tribe by one in the ninth, the Tigers left fielder took closer Cody Allen deep for a three-run homer, helping Motown comeback to stun the Indians, 4-2.
September 2, 2014 (2 comments)
The last time David Price took the mound at Progressive Field, he was spraying silly string on his teammates as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays in October. On Monday, he just made the Indians offense look silly. Scoring 12 runs on 20 hits, division rival Detroit routed the Tribe, 12-1 in the first game of a four-game series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the game from the ballpark.
August 24, 2014 (3 comments)
If the Indians want to play in October again, the road to another potential playoff spot begins and ends with only one thing: Pitching. Starting pitching was the name of the game for the second day in a row Sunday, as the Tribe edged Houston, 3-1 to win the three-game series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps another series win from the ballpark.
August 22, 2014 (4 comments)
The Indians have 99 problems, and all of them are errors. Knotted in a 1-1 tie with Houston in the ninth, two critical defensive errors by the Tribe cost them the series opener. Held to just one run on two hits all night, the Astros went onto score four runs in the inning, leading to a 5-1 victory. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps an ugly loss from the ballpark.
August 17, 2014 (5 comments)
Solid starting pitching and a lack of offense is far from a recipe for success. That was exactly the case for the Indians in the series finale with Baltimore Sunday. Managing just one run on two hits, the Tribe fell to the Orioles, 4-1 to close out a five game home stand. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a frustrating loss from the ballpark.
August 17, 2014 (8 comments)
Ubaldo Jimenez was greeted well by his former club in his return trip to Progressive Field. The Orioles starter wouldn't even escape the fifth inning. Tribe hitters embraced Jimenez scoring six earned runs on five hits against him in just 4 1/3 innings Saturday, leading to an easy 6-0 shutout. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps another win from the ballpark.
August 14, 2014 (1 comments)
The Indians played two games Wednesday, but it's the first one they will want to remember. Just like the roller coaster of a season it's been, a twin bill with Arizona started sweet but would end sour. When the dust settled after 21 innings of play, the Tribe and D-Backs split a doubleheader on one swing of the bat from each ball club. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps both games from the ballpark.
August 6, 2014 (8 comments)
It was a tale of the good, the bad and the ugly Tuesday at Progressive Field. Well, mostly the bad and the ugly. Outscored 8-1 over the final eight innings, the Indians snapped their four-game win streak, falling to the Reds, 9-2. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a bizarre game from the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.
August 5, 2014 (4 comments)
Corey Kluber wasn't an All-Star, but he sure continues to pitch like one. Backed behind the arm of their ace, the Indians took down in-state rival Cincinnati, 7-1 Monday night to win the first game in the Battle of Ohio. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the Indians fourth straight win from the ballpark.
August 3, 2014 (6 comments)
It started rough, eased up late and ended so smooth. Operating in extra innings against the Rangers knotted in a 3-3 tie, Cleveland's favorite doctor came up and saved the life of the game. On a 3-2 pitch from Texas rookie Phil Klein in the bottom of the 12th, Michael Brantley lined a walk-off solo homer into the visitors bullpen to give the Indians a 4-3 victory Sunday. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the series sweep from the ballpark.
August 3, 2014 (4 comments)
Not even Jim Thome envisioned a day like this. For him, being immortalized at the top of Indians record books and among some of the game's greats was an accomplishment already. Playing 22 years in the big leagues, 12 of them with the Tribe, he first became a household name in Cleveland during the mid-90s, and soon, an iconic baseball legend across the country. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a memorable day for Thome during his statue unveil ceremony.
August 3, 2014 (4 comments)
Two runs on five hits. Talk about a unique way for the current Indians team to honor Jim Thome's No. 25. Well, maybe not exactly, but that would be all the runs and hits the Tribe offense needed Saturday. A two run sixth inning was enough for Cleveland to shutout the Rangers, 2-0 to win their second straight against Texas. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
August 2, 2014 (1 comments)
All it takes is a flip of the calendar. With just two months of the regular season remaining on the schedule, the Tribe offense flipped the switch on high to jump-start an important stretch of baseball in August and September that lie ahead. The club exploded for a dozen runs on 16 hits to rout Texas in the series opener, 12-2. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
August 1, 2014 (6 comments)
As teams bolstered their rosters across the country Thursday, the Indians were busy subtracting players from their big league team, not adding them. It showed on the field in the rubber match with Seattle. Leading Seattle 5-4 in the eighth, right-hander Bryan Shaw served up what became the game-winning homer to Mariners catcher Mike Zunino, as the Mariners edged Cleveland, 6-5. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the loss from the ballpark.