The tribe finally got a win tonight! You may be asking yourself, you mean the tribe as in the Cleveland Indians? Yep you read that right after eight straight loses the tribe came out ahead over the Rangers with a 5 to 2 win. I’ve wanted to right about the tribe even while they were losing but if I had I would’ve been plagiarizing myself. The eight game streak saw them get swept in two straight series, drop 3 under 500, and the really sad part is in almost all the games lost there seemed to be a point in each that you thought hey they might just get back into this or they may just hold this lead but both those thoughts would fly out the window as the team would fall apart before your eyes. It was like watching the same bad game over and over again.
But tonight the tides turned in favor of our tribe down in Texas with Corey Kluber out on the mound getting done what starters in the past week have wanted to, and that was getting a win. Kluber went eight innings, he walked three and only struck out three but was able to keep them to only one run one their six hits. That one run didn’t even come until the 8th. Their second run was off an A.J. Pierzynski solo shot in the 9th with Joe smith pitching.
As for the tribe bats that were looking a little better tonight getting things started with a Mark Reynolds RBI single in the 4th followed by two more RBI singles in the 5th by Drew Stubbs and Nick Swisher! They got their last run in the 7th off a way out there wild pitch that allowed Jason Kipnis to crawl in if he had wanted to. No long balls for the tribe tonight just good old fashion bring the guys in that are on baseball.
So could this win be the beginning of a streak in the better direction? I hope so but I’m not holding my breath! I love the team and I really do wish it would be but for now lets just hope they take it in baby steps like maybe not win them all but lets not drop eight in a row again!
Word came out earlier today that Daniel Bryan will be going head to head with John Cena for the WWE championship this summer. I’m not surprised. What I am surprised by however is that the match has been made babyface vs babyface. The last couple of weeks i’ve been convinced that Bryan was turning heel. I actually would have liked him being more of a tweener. Either way the new question arises. Will he beat Cena? If he beats Cena cleanly he may be a mainstay in the main event scene. To be honest Bryan is younger than Cena, and has fresher legs than he does. Hopefully the WWE does the right thing and puts the title on Bryan. If Bryan doesn’t beat Cena, i’d be happy to see him battle Dolph Ziggler throughout the summer for the World Heavyweight championship. WHo could forget Bragging Rights 2010. Anyway, congrats American Dragon…Bryan Danielson-I mean Daniel Bryan.
Today the tribe lost yet again and in the same fashion as the last two playing from behind and looking like there might be a chance then nope sorry. Today they went up against none other that ex Indian CC Sebathia who played through all nine, for his 6th win of the season, Allowing the tribes 4 runs on 7 hits, walking only one and striking out 9. Three of them came in the 3rd where he struck out the side in order.
For the tribe todays starter Corey Kluber is now 3-4 on the season, and rightfully so, giving another bad start he allowed all 6 of the Yankees runs on 7 hits with 2 homers, but on the good side which is always good to look at this from he only walked 1 and struck out 8!
Come on tribe what’s going on here? The BAs have dropped in the line up, the ERAs are rising for the pitchers, and for a team that was getting pretty good at the come back win that hasn’t been happening either as this last series has shown us. You could tell they were trying to put it together at the beginning of the season then they got it playing the way a team with this group of guys should be playing and went on a great run then BOOM nothing! I’m not sure what it is as a whole that fell apart for them but something definitely changed. With that 500 mark inching it’s dirty little way back closer and closer as a fan it is getting pretty hard to watch this happening the way it’s been for them, but also as a fan I have a lot of faith in this team and can see them turning it back around, they just have to find whatever it was they found to begin with and get rolling again! Goooooo Tribe!!!
Now I am by no means at all a Red sox fan but last nights 17 to 5 beating they gave to the Rangers was impressive. Starting off the series with style they racked up their 17 runs on 19 hits scoring in every inning but the 8th. Those 19 hits played in with four homers for 17 RBIs, 6 strike outs and they were walked four times. All but three in the line up got hits. Lead off hitter Nava in his 4 at bats got 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 RBI, walked once and was not struck out and that’s just one in a line up where every ones stats looked about like that. It’s not like they were playing the Astros either, the Rangers are a great and winning team but last night you never would’ve guessed it. The Sox put the Rangers through six pitchers and gave Grimm a terrible start where he was only out for 1 2/3 innings giving up 8 runs, all earned, on 7 hits, he walked 3 and only struck out 1. All the Rangers runs came off homers with 2 two runs and a solo shot.
This really has not been the best past two weeks for my tribe I tell you. They haven’t been playing as well, they lost a couple of guys to the DL. Then today sitting on my lunch break listening to the news on the radio the last thing I thought and wanted to hear was more bad news for the Indians. But as the Stones say “you can’t always get what you want.” Indians closer Chris Perez is now being questioned and investigated after something happened involving him yesterday in Rocky River. Then there’s questions about a package containing narcotics being delivered to his home this morning. Now when I first heard this they said on the radio that he was caught with possession of narcotics but as of now he has not been arrested and the investigation is still on going. Manager Francona said that he had talked to Perez but he can’t talk about whats going on. So far there’s been nothing said about what drugs he supposedly had on him or what happened yesterday involving him.
Congratulations to whichever Packer player is placed in the 40-31 segment! Originally posted on the Green Bay Packers Official Blog.
The NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2013” is down to the top 40, and a Packers player will be profiled in the Nos. 40-31 segment scheduled to air at 7 p.m. CT on Thursday.
That player’s name and his ranking will be revealed during the show. Through the first 60 players, so far only one player who played for the Packers last season has been profiled. DB Charles Woodson, who played for Green Bay from 2006-12 and recently signed as a free agent with Oakland, was ranked No. 85.
The weekly series will continue each Thursday until only the top 10 remain. Back-to-back episodes at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. CT on June 27 will profile the top 10 players.
Update: The Packers player profiled on Thursday was LB Clay Matthews, who was ranked No. 31. To see the video of his profile, click here.
Both the first and this second game against the Yankees have been sad where in the first game the tribe was able to tie it up only to let it get away from them and now in this one where it looked like they may be able to get it only to fall yet again 4-3. Starter Scott Kazmir went six innings striking out seven, walking two and allowing four runs on seven hits. Those four runs came in the 3rd with an RBI single by Suzuki and a three run bomb by Teixeira.
The tribe got into it scoring their three runs in the 7th off a three run bomb by Stubbs, unfortunately that’s all the tribe had. This is the 3rd straight lose for the tribe now and it brings them to 4-11 in their last 15 games. They now sit two games behind the 1st place Tigers at 30 28. The Indians definitely have an uphill battle to work with as of late with what I noticed with their batters that were hitting well all falling into slumps like Nick Swisher they said was 0 for his last 22 or 23 at bats then went 0 for 4 today with two strike outs. Doesn’t sound much like the tribe right now but that’s how it goes, they’ll all bounce back though and all be playing good ball again, it’s what they do!
So far this story goes somewhat like this from what I’ve heard. Tony Bosch the founder of the biogenesis clinic in Miami agreed to cooperate in an investigation into his clinic and apparent MLB players connected to it with the use of performance enhancing drugs. 20 or so players have already been connected to this but only a small number of them have been named so far. Among them are Yankees 3rd baseman Alex Rodriguez, Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, and also being looked at is the Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta. I also read Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, and Nelson Cruz may also have a connection. So what could this mean for these guys? So far their saying they could be looking at a 100 game suspension. For now I guess we can all sit back and see how this plays out, they say it could be within the next few weeks when they’ll make the announcement.