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Blake Ruane

Yankees bomb Shane Bieber to push Indians to brink

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Flush this game down the toilet

Ugh.

What a miserable game.

The primary source of that misery — the New York Yankees — took the best pitcher in baseball and put him through the worst night of his season. Shane Bieber, the presumptive American League Cy Young winner, made the first postseason start of his career and exited after having experienced one of the worst starts of his career. The Bronx Bombers roughed him up for nine hits and seven earned runs...

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Shane Bieber has worst outing of season in playoffs against Yankees

Shane Bieber picked a bad time to have his worst outing of the season.

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Blake Ruane

ALWCS Game 1 Thread: Indians vs. Yankees

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Shane Bieber takes the mound for the Tribe

Fun Fact: For the month of September, Gerrit Cole only pitched against the Orioles and the Blue Jays.

The Indians’ lineup for Game 1:

Francisco Lindor, SS Cesar Hernandez, 2B José Ramírez, 3B Carlos Santana, 1B Franmil Reyes, DH Josh Naylor, LF Roberto Pérez, C Tyler Naquin, RF Delino DeShields, CF

And the Yankees’ starting nine:

D.J. LeMahieu, 2B Aaron Judge, RF Aaron Hicks, CF Luke Voit, 1B Giancarlo...

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Matt Schlichting

Bring on the pain

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the only sane way to approach postseason baseball

The Cleveland Indians begin their 2020 playoff journey against the New York Yankees tonight. The Tribe have a legitimate claim to being the hottest team in baseball right now, winning eight of their last nine to lock up the fourth seed. Rather than dominate opponents down the stretch, they rallied late and walked off to win it almost every other game in the last week.

It goes without saying, then, that I...

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Chris D. Davies

How recent trends shape the Indians-Yankees series

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Can pitching and momentum carry the Tribe?

As our old friend, Jason Lukehart, pointed out on Twitter, if not for the expanded playoffs, Cleveland’s win on Sunday would have eliminated the Yankees from the postseason. Now, rather than packing for home, the Yanks have to pack for a three-game set on the balmy shores of Lake Erie.

The prospect of playing the Bronx Bombers is always a bit of a daunting proposition, even if in 2020 they’ve looked a little...

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Matt Lyons Merritt Rohlfing

Let’s Talk Tribe #154: Wild Card Preview Edition

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An Indians-Yankees preview, our unlikely postseason heroes, your questions, and more.

Thanks for checking out the latest episode of Let’s Talk Tribe! If you enjoyed that episode and want to hear more, please consider subscribing to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcast. And consider leaving a nice little review or comment. Every little bit helps us keep this bad boy going.

Intro and outro music: I’m In Your Mind Fuzz by King...

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Matt Lyons

Wild Card Game 1 Preview: Shane Bieber vs. Gerrit Cole

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Shane Bieber will make his first postseason start against an establish star looking to get over the hump

Tonight’s matchup between Shane Bieber and Gerrit Cole is a battle of pitchers on different points of the same trajectory.

On one side you have Gerrit Cole, a 30-year-old who has established himself as one of the game’s best pitchers since hitting the spotlight with the Astros two years ago. He buries his opponents in a mountain of fastballs with...

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woodsmeister

It’s Game Day

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Morning News and Notes for Tuesday, September 29

Game 1 ALWC

Cleveland vs NY (AL)

Shane Bieber v Gerrit Cole

7 p.m. (EDT)

Cleveland Baseball Team News

José Ramírez, Freddie Freeman Players of the Month | Cleveland Indians
After slugging their teams into the postseason, the Indians’ José Ramírez and the Braves’ Freddie Freeman were named MLB’s Players of the Month for September on Monday.

Indians announce new flexible voucher packages for 2021...

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Matt Lyons

Hey sports world, José Ramírez exists and he’s really good

David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe include one of the game’s best players in your postseason promos?

Listen, I know I said that José Ramírez doesn’t automatically deserve the MVP Award because he leads the league in WAR, but that doesn’t mean he should be ignored altogether.

The MLB Postseason begins tomorrow, and that means sports outlets and even MLB itself is starting to promote the excitement that it is coming. Tuesday will feature up to 12 straight hours of playoff...

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Matt Lyons

Zach Plesac IMMACULATE shirt now on BreakingT

Three batters, nine pitches, one immaculate t-shirt

Two weeks ago Zach Plesac did something that hadn’t been done by an Indians pitcher in over three years. In the second inning against the Tigers, the 25-year-old three nine pitches, all strikes, and walked off the with a gigantic smile on his face after completing his first ever immaculate inning.

To celebrate, BreakingT created the “IMMACULATE” Zach Plesac-inspired shirt. Get yours here and help out Let’s Go Tribe in the process!

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Jason Philipps

N&N: Sandy Alomar will manage Indians in postseason

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Morning news and notes for Monday, Sept. 28, 2020

Here’s to a week with more good than bad!

Indians 8, Pirates 6

LGT Recap | Box Score

Carlos Santana’s huge game helped the Tribe win their regular season finale. With the victory, the Indians finished the regular season with a very respectable 35-25 record.

Tribe News

Tribe’s comeback locks in 4 seed, home field | Indians.com

The Indians will host the 5th seeded Yankees.

Shane Bieber wins MLB pitching...

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Blake Ruane

Game times announced for Indians-Yankees wild card round series

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The Tribe is headed to primetime to start the postseason

The Cleveland Indians will host the New York Yankees at Progressive Field for Game 1 of the wild card round series on Tuesday, September 29, at 7 p.m. ET. Shane Bieber will take the mound against the Bronx Bombers, and the Indians’ lineup will look to get the best of Gerrit Cole.

Game 2 will also start at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 30. That game will feature a pitching matchup between...

Bleacher Report - Cleveland Indians

Shane Bieber Becomes 1st Pitcher to Win MLB Triple Crown Since Johan Santana

Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber finished the 2020 season as the league leader i n wins, ERA, and strikeouts , becoming the first pitcher to do so since Johan Santana with the Minnesota Twins in 2006...

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Matt Schlichting

Indians rally from four runs down to top Pirates 8-6

David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports

Let the bizarre playoffs begin.

Wild Card round: Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees

Best-of-three series at Progressive Field

Game 1, Tuesday: Shane Bieber vs. Gerrit Cole

— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) September 27, 2020

(pending results of White Sox game in which the Cubs are threatening to blow a nine-run lead)

Let the hype begin.

The Cleveland Indians wrapped up a plague-shortened regular season with a wild 8-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Carlos...

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Matt Schlichting

Regular Season Finale: Indians vs. Pirates

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve only just begun....

Scenarios, courtesy of Jeff Passan

Potential seeds: 4 or 7

• If they win and the White Sox lose: No. 4 seed

• All other scenarios: No. 7 seed

Lineups

Depending on what happens today, we could be playing any number of teams in any number of places starting Tuesday. Us social media folks don't really know. Ask a writer.#OurTribe pic.twitter.com/LOwnxt3Nbg

— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) September 27, 2020

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Matt Lyons

ESPN airing Francisco Lindor E60 special tonight

Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

“Mr. Smile” will highlight the superstars impact on baseball and probably his dental hygiene habits

In lieu of Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN tonight will be airing a special episode of their E60 series featuring Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor at 8 p.m. ET.

Smile everybody

Francisco Lindor, AKA “Mr. Smile,” debuts tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/mOYRIJXl6s

— E60 (@E60) September 26, 2020

“I don’t play for awards. I could care less about...

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Matt Lyons

Indians’ winning streak snapped by blowout loss to baseball’s worst team

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Full credit to the Pirates for coming out to play tonight

The Indians technically didn’t need to win this game to get into the postseason, and they played like it. Runs trickled in slowly through the first couple innings, then dingers burst through the dam and put the game out of reach by the fourth. Ultimately, the Indians fell 8-0 to the worst team in baseball.

This was the Pirates’ largest margin of victory this season, and their second shutout of the...

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Matt Lyons

9/26 Game Thread: Indians vs. Pirates

Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

LET’S GO TRIBE!

Walk-offs are fun, but may mix in a blowout here and there to even out the ‘ole heartbeat?

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woodsmeister

N&N: Tribe displays clutchiness in fourth straight late-inning win

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Morning News and Notes for Saturday, September 26

Cleveland 4 - Piittsburgh 3

Recaps: LGT | MLB | Box Score

For the fourth straight game, the Indians’ bats woke up late to bring home an unlikely victory. In other AL Central games, both the Twins and White Sox lost. which moves the Twins into first place alone, and the Indians and White Sox into a tie one game back.

Other Cleveland Baseball Team News

Aaron Civale to bullpen for 2020 Wild Card Series | Cleveland...

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Blake Ruane

Indians rally in ninth (again) to sink Pirates

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The tenth walk was the charm for the Tribe

The Cleveland Indians did it again, somehow.

Trailing 3-1 late against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Tribe mounted yet another rally, scoring three runs in the ninth inning to claim their third walkoff win this week.

This was a game that appeared all but over before the ninth inning. Up to that point, the Indians had only managed one hit all night and even that was a bunt single by Delino DeShields in the seventh inning,...

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