“And I was convinced that it was because they had endured and did it right”. That’s the most important thing here.
“I think we stand where we need to be”, he said said. It just felt like this was the right thing to do: “to stay here to see it through”.
That is why Indians general manager Chris Antonetti and Francona had a sit-down with the players who are inked to long-term deals. “Because it was genuine and it was honest, and we wanted those guys to know how we felt”. “And they were the difference in the game”. 500 for the second straight season.
The catching situation is one of the more interesting stories to follow with Christian Vazquez returning from Tommy John Surgery, Blake Swihart returning to the starting catching role (in theory) and Ryan Hanigan coming back because he is a veteran and he is still under contract.
SS Francisco Lindor is hitting.316. Rookie third baseman Giovanny Urshela helped in that regard, too. “I said, ‘I love you“. “Honestly, I haven’t thought much about that, but I’d be honored if anyone expressed interest”.
Defining moment: The press release on August. 7 looked like a practical joke. Cleveland invested $104 million to bring Swisher and Bourn into the fold before the 2013 season, but injuries and diminished performance unfortunately defined their time with the Tribe. He gingerly walked off the field, but was not limping in the clubhouse following the game.
Even though the Indians wake up this morning officially eliminated from any chance of a wild card spot this season, they battled hard. “Obviously I missed a few starts with the hamstring but aside from that I don’t feel like I was in any different shape physically this year than last year”. We’re not going to expect anything. I think that’s the main reason why.
“He drove in 100 runs, nearly 40 home runs, he plays every day (and) he plays solid defense in the outfield”, Ausmus said. Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar and Trevor Bauer also had flashes of success. The Indians also have a couple of young arms with fourth or fifth starter potential in Josh Tomlin and Cody Anderson.
Kluber struck out the side in the second and third innings. He received no backing while allowing two runs over 5 1-3 innings in a 3-0 defeat to the Royals on September 27.
Encarnacion had his second hit of the game in the bottom of the eighth, putting a single through the gap and into shallow left field to drive in Donaldson for a 3-2 Blue Jays lead. Dombrowski said. “Well, you’re already into the start of next season”. Roman Mendez came in for one inning, during garbage time, and blanked the Indians for only a single walk. “This is his job, and with good health he’ll be back doing what he’s supposed to do”. “All of his symptoms are moving away”.
Heading into the offseason, Brantley is confident the Indians are on the right path. Chisenhall’s turnaround and position switch over the final two months put him back into the plans for 2016.
The Indians became the first team in AL history to have four pitchers with at least 170 strikeouts. Both were hugely disappointing in their first season in Boston.
The 2015 season will go down as another playoff-less year for the Cleveland Indians, but there is still hope for the future.
Kluber allowed 22 homers this year, compared to 14 last season.
While Kluber leads the league in losses, he ends the season near the top of the AL in innings pitched (222) and strikeouts (247).