August 19, 2014 (7 comments)
Inconsistency is the only thing that’s been consistent with the Indians this season. Their latest feat has been the offense’s struggles to back a starting pitching staff that has pitched well of late. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his thoughts on the offensive struggles of late, takes a look at a key upcoming stretch of games in the schedule, and more...
August 19, 2014 (0 comments)
The Cleveland Browns played their second preseason game of the year yesterday while the Indians were off. Wasn't too pretty, was it? In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on a preliminary injunction being granted in the Baltimore-Washington television dispute, a group of Rangers cleared waivers, a possible favorite for a Cuban free agent, and more.
August 18, 2014 (8 comments)
Danny Salazar was actually solid in his return to the rotation from AAA pitching five shutout innings before allowing a pair of baserunners in the sixth, who later scored against Scott Atchison. The unfortunate reality of Sunday's loss was the Indians offense was limited to just one run on two hits, all recorded in the fourth inning. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the loss.
August 17, 2014 (1 comments)
Who else loves looking at the standings and seeing the Tigers out of a playoff spot? In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on a Nick Swisher hoping to receive more info on his knee, who could lead the Diamondbacks if Kirk Gibson were to be fired, and more.
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 (1 comments)
After three straight games decided by only one run, Cleveland's offense took advantage of its opportunities and came out of Saturday's contest with a decisive 6-0 victory over Baltimore. Powered by timely Santana and Brantley home runs, Cleveland gave more than enough breathing room for Carlos Carrasco, and he delivered with a seven-inning shutout performance over only 79 pitches in his second start since re-joining the rotation. The IBI's John Grimm, typically a proponent of Carrasco, briefly takes the opposite tact, and presents limited arguments against Carrasco's continuing excellence as a starter.
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 16, 2014 (7 comments)
It took eleven innings, but Cleveland prevailed over Baltimore 2-1 through solo home runs by Zach Walters and Mike Aviles, and through the fiendishly effective Corey Kluber, whose season has vaulted him into entirely largely unprecedented territory within Indians history. The IBI's John Grimm takes Kluber's 2014 performance and, using more traditional metrics, draws implications that could make even the stoic Kluber blush.
August 16, 2014 (0 comments)
Another week is in the books! Have a great and enjoyable weekend. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on another top prospect going down and requiring Tommy John surgery, a change in the Indians rotation, an update on Brian Cashman's future with the Yankees, and more.
August 15, 2014 (8 comments)
Newcomer Zach Walters made his presence known in Cleveland with a walk-off home run on Wednesday while Tyler Holt has already been turning some heads on the national level with his sensational defense in the outfield in just his first couple starts in the majors. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he takes a look at what the Tribe's rookies have done so far this season.
August 15, 2014 (3 comments)
Is it weird to anyone else how much the Indians have been off lately? Well, the good news is that the Indians are back in action today! In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the election of Rob Manfred as the next commissioner of MLB, John Axford gets the axe, whether Mets manager Terry Collins is safe or on the hot seat, and more.
August 14, 2014 (7 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today awarded the trade waiver claim of right-handed pitcher John Axford to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Axford’s contract has now been assigned to Pittsburgh's Major League roster and they are responsible for the remaining $1.1 million approximately left on his contract.
August 14, 2014 (11 comments)
In game one of the doubleheader Zach Walters hit the Indians’ sixth walk off home run of the season, the most in the majors, and an outstanding start from Trevor Bauer. In game two they got more excellent pitching but the offense struggled as they lost 1-0 in 12 innings. It was a night of missed opportunities for the Indians, and the IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts on the doubleheader...
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 14, 2014 (5 comments)
Manny Machado is going to miss yet more time this season as he came down with a knee injury recently. The Indians will activate Michael Bourn on Friday. The IBI's Jay Frierson provides the details on both of those news bits and much more in another daily edition of Storylines...
August 13, 2014 (3 comments)
A slow day in baseball news is headlined by some AL Central injuries. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on Justin Verlander's positive MRI, David Murphy's not-so-positive MRI, and more.
August 12, 2014 (2 comments)
Carlos Carrasco has passed the first test in his return to the starting rotation and looks to be in line for more tests in the coming weeks for the Indians. The IBI's Michael Goodman looks at the growth Carrasco still needs to make, the adjustments as a starter he will need to make, and how his career path looks awfully similar to former Indians pitcher Jake Westbrook...
August 12, 2014 (8 comments)
It was with a heavy heart that the world found out about the passing of the legendary Robin Williams yesterday. He will be greatly missed. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the Royals acquisition of Josh Willingham, some eye popping stats regarding Corey Kluber, the Tigers "kicking around" the idea of adding a bat, and more.
August 11, 2014 (15 comments)
Carlos Carrasco pitched a very good game for the Indians in their series finale against the Yankees on Sunday. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about why that start was encouraging, why his time in the bullpen may have allowed him to find himself and what we should take out of that start - if anything. He also talks about the recent injury to Nick Swisher and the opportunity to see Zach Walters, the departure of Vinnie Pestano, the continuing struggles of Jason Kipnis and much more...
August 11, 2014 (3 comments)
The pendulum appears to be swinging the other way once again as they manage to finish their road trip strong with a series win in New York courtesy of Corey Kluber and, surprisingly, Carlos Carrasco, who both kept the Yankees bats in check over the final two games of the series. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the victory.