July 13, 2014 (4 comments)
For a first half of a season that featured so many highs and lows, Sunday's series finale couldn't have ended on a better note. Trailing Chicago 2-1 in the eighth inning, Yan Gomes stepped up and delivered when it mattered most. The Tribe catcher launched a go-ahead two-run homer just over the wall in right field to give the Indians both the lead and win, edging the White Sox, 3-2. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
July 11, 2014 (6 comments)
Roberto Perez will remember Thursday night for the rest of his life. Making his Major League debut, the 25 year-old catcher's dream came true in front of his very eyes. Leading New York 4-3 in the eighth, Indians bats exploded for five runs in the inning, capped off by Perez's first big league home run. The two-run shot increased the Tribe lead and they never looked back, routing the Yanks, 9-3. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
July 10, 2014 (5 comments)
Jacoby Ellsbury decided 14 innings was long enough. Tied at four with two outs, the Yankees center fielder went deep off Tribe reliever Vinnie Pestano for the game-winning homer Wednesday, as New York edged the Indians, 5-4. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a frustrating extra inning loss from the ballpark.
July 9, 2014 (5 comments)
He is without question a star in the making. Just call him the city's new favorite No. 23. Looking to bounce back after a loss to New York in the series opener Monday, All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley led a total team effort by the Tribe Tuesday night. Behind solid starting pitching and timely hitting, the Indians rallied to take down the Yanks, 5-3. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the action from the ballpark.
July 8, 2014 (13 comments)
Nine innings. The amount of innings in a baseball game. The same amount of innings Justin Masterson has also pitched in his last three starts. It's safe to say the All-Star break can't come soon enough for the one-time Tribe ace. New York invaded Progressive Field for the first this season Monday, handing the Indians a 5-3 loss in the series opener of a four-game series. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the game from the ballpark.
July 6, 2014 (2 comments)
Major League Baseball announced rosters for the 85th annual All-Star Game late Sunday night. For the Indians, outfielder Michael Brantley was voted in and Tribe starter Corey Kluber is up for the American League Final Vote. IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz explains more.
July 6, 2014 (0 comments)
Look up the word in consistency in a dictionary, and Corey Kluber's face should be there. Backed by another brilliant start from the Indians ace, the Tribe took the rubber match over Kansas City Sunday, 4-1 to win the three-game weekend series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
July 6, 2014 (0 comments)
It couldn't have been a more overdue House warming party. Tossing 6 2/3 innings in a quality effort, Tribe starter T.J. House notched his first big league victory as the Indians took down the Royals Saturday night, 7-3 to even up the three-game weekend series. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a much needed win from the ballpark.
July 5, 2014 (2 comments)
Just call him, Ace Ventura. It didn't take much for Royals starter Yordano Ventura to solve a stagnant Indians offense Friday night. Holding the Tribe to just one run over 8 1/3 innings, Kansas City cruised to a 7-1 victory in the series opener of a three-game weekend series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the game from the ballpark.
June 22, 2014 (7 comments)
The word "error" is defined as the deviation from accuracy or correctness. For the Indians, nothing as proven more costly this season than a lack of consistent defense. Three more errors Sunday, and an ugly seven run fifth inning was more than enough for Detroit to close the book on a dismal weekend at Progressive Field. Slugging out 10 runs on 12 hits, the Tigers cruised to an easy 10-4 victory to sweep the three-game series. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps an dismal loss from the ballpark.
June 22, 2014 (3 comments)
Pick your poison. Deadlocked in a 4-4 tie in the tenth inning with a runner on second, Indians manager Terry Francona decided for Cody Allen to pitch to baseball's best hitter with first base open. Bad move? Some may certainly say so. But when Victor Martinez is hitting behind Miguel Cabrera, either slugger can bring just as much venom. That's exactly what led to the Tigers 5-4 victory over the Tribe Saturday night. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the game from a sold out Progressive Field.
June 21, 2014 (6 comments)
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Victor Martinez was once a friend of the Tribe, now he's their most feared enemy. Having played with the Indians for more that eight seasons from 2002-2009, Martinez led the offensive charge for the Tigers Friday night, as Detroit hung onto defeat Cleveland, 6-4. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a tough loss from the ballpark.
June 19, 2014 (5 comments)
All it takes is one hit. Trailing the Angels 3-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning, Nick Swisher got some sweet redemption. Hitless in the ballgame with three strikeouts, the switch-hitter came up big when it mattered most, connecting on a game winning walk-off grand slam to send the Tribe to a 5-3 victory. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps Cleveland's biggest win of the season.
June 17, 2014 (2 comments)
All good things must come to an end. For the Indians and their 10 game winning streak at Progressive Field, things came to a screeching halt Tuesday night. Exploding for nine runs on 15 hits, the L.A. Angels made quick work of the Tribe, sending them to a 9-3 loss to even up the four-game series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the action from the ballpark.
June 16, 2014 (6 comments)
They say home is where the heart is. And it's safe to say home couldn't be any sweeter for the Tribe this year. Returning to Progressive Field for the first time since June 4, the Indians continued to showcase their winning ways at their home ballpark. After a back-and-forth battle through the first four innings, Cleveland hitters edged out the Angels, 4-3 to notch their third straight win, and marking their tenth consecutive home victory. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
June 5, 2014 (2 comments)
Rain couldn't even cool off the blazing Tribe. Tied at 4-4 in the 12th inning, Asdrubal Cabrera connected on a game-winning three-run homer to send the Indians over Boston, 7-4, completing the three-game series sweep. The hit came four hours and 29 minutes after first pitch, and six hours and 57 minutes form Wednesday's original scheduled start time. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a wild night at the ballpark.
June 4, 2014 (6 comments)
The House is a Rockin'. Opposing teams at Progressive Field; don't bother knockin'. For the second straight night, the Indians relied on solid starting pitching and timely hitting to string together another big win in their house Tuesday. Deadlocked in a 3-3 tie against Boston in the seventh, Michael Bourn delievered on what eventually became the game's deciding hit. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps another victory from the ballpark.
June 3, 2014 (21 comments)
It's no secret Justin Masterson has struggled. Coming into the game Monday 0-3 with a 8.84 in his last four starts, the Indians ace may have finally turned a corner. Striking out 10 over seven shutout innings, Masterson led the Tribe to a 3-2 victory over the Red Sox in what was his best start of the season. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps another win from the ballpark.
June 2, 2014 (8 comments)
In this week's installment of Inside the Wigwam, IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim "Birdman" Berdysz, answers the question of whether or not Corey Kluber has solidified himself as the Indians ace. He also gives the latest news and notes surrounding the ballclub, tracking Cleveland's top players over a great month of May. And gives his final call on what the rotation may look like without Justin Masterson next year.
May 31, 2014 (2 comments)
Who said the Indians don't have an ace? Corey Kluber is not your prototypical front of the line starter, but he sure keeps pitching like one. Friday night at Progressive Field was no different, as the right-hander led the Tribe past the Colorado Rockies, 5-2, snapping the team's four-game losing streak. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the victory from the ballpark.