Edwin Encarnacion headed out to left field at Progressive Field on Tuesday afternoon and went through a series of running drills under the watchful eyes of the Indians’ medical staff. Considering how bad Encarnacion’s right ankle injury initially looked, the slugger’s progress in the past few days seems remarkable.
As the Indians lineup heads into a decisive Game 5 against CC Sabathia and the Yankees, they’re going to need someone to step up and do some damage, and no one’s better positioned to do so than Carlos Santana.
The grip reveals this is not a traditional curveball. Corey Kluber calls it a curveball. Without hesitation, Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway says it is a slider. Different pitch classification systems have filtered the results in both categories.
Indians manager Terry Francona is not big on speeches. Over the years, he has learned that rounding up players, getting worked up and delivering a message driven by emotion tends to only make the manager feel better in the end. Francona now tries to pick his spots for such moments.
Terry Francona and Trevor Bauer address the media after the Indians’ 1-0 loss to the Yankees on Sunday in Game 3 of the AL Division Series.
The Yankees returned home on the brink of elimination. Now they head back to Cleveland for a winner-take-all showdown.
After a nightmarish first few innings Monday in Game 4 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan, the Indians showed signs of life against the Yankees in the fourth inning when Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer to straightaway center field at Yankee Stadium. However, the Tribe fell, 7-3, as the Yankees forced […]
The second-inning mound visit from Indians manager Terry Francona was to pull starter Trevor Bauer. But as long as Francona was out there, he was going to send a message to third baseman Giovanny Urshela, whose error earlier in the inning set up the Yankees’ commanding four-run rally.
Trevor Bauer stood on a small portable platform in the middle of the visitors’ clubhouse at Yankee Stadium, making it easier for the large pack of reporters to circle him Monday night. As Bauer answered questions, Indians ace Corey Kluber sat unbothered at his locker, lacing up his dress shoes for the trip back to […]
The frustration finally fell over Francisco Lindor’s face, a rare sight for the usually smiling shortstop. Both hands clasped the helmet he brought to his feet in disgust. Scraped of context, the angst spurred by Lindor’s hard lineout in the fourth could’ve said a lot about the Indians’ surprisingly sloppy 7-3 loss on Monday night […]
The Yankees beat the Indians, 7-3, on Monday to force a deciding Game 5 in the American League Division Series presented by Doosan. We were at the scene in and around Yankee Stadium.