Indians Unveil New 2019 Jerseys
On Monday, November 19th, 2018, the Indians unveiled two new jerseys that they will wear in the upcoming season. The first jersey is an away midnight navy blue jersey that features the great city of Cleveland in red lettering with white outlines. The second new jersey will be a red jersey with blue lettering and white outlines. This is the second time in Indians history that they will wear red and on an official uniform. The away jerseys will be worn with gray pants and the home jerseys will be worn with white pants. The Indians did get rid of their midnight navy blue jersey that said “Indians” on the front and the red jersey is the replacement.
Indians Season Ends After ALDS Sweep
The Houston Astros have swept the Cleveland Indians in the 2018 ALDS. Disappointment has come back for fans after a second year of not making it to the ALCS. The Indians offense was shut down in this series being outscored 21-6. Francisco Lindor was a bright spot for the Indians as he hit two homeruns, both giving the Indians the lead. Jose Ramirez’s slump continued in this series as he did not record a hit. Now the attention turns to the off season and key Free Agents for the Indians. Brantley, Miller, and C. Allen are on the market and they were all key to the Indians success the past couple of years and the front office wants them back.
Indians to play the Astros in 2018 ALDS
The 3rd seed Cleveland Indians will head to Houston to play the number two seed Astros. Beginning on October 5th, this will be the third straight year the Indians will play in the Division Series and the first time they will not have home field advantage. The Astros, lead by Altuve, Correa, and Keuchel, are looking to return to the World Series for the second straight year. But in their way stand Lindor, Ramirez, and Kluber looking for their second World Series appearance in three years. #RollTribe
Indians Clinch AL Central Title
On Saturday the Indians clinched the AL Central Title for the 3rd straight year with a 15-0 victory over the Tigers. Lead by 1st inning home runs from Lindor and Brantley, they went on to score 6 runs in the first and 5 runs in the 2nd and never looked back.
The Indians are the first team to win their division this year and will most likely face the Houston Astros in the ALDS which begins on October 5th.
Indians Activate 3rd Baseman Josh Donaldson
The addition of Josh Donaldson by the Indians happened on the last day of August. And the wait is over. Josh will start tonight at 3rd base in Tampa Bay. Jason Kipnis will move from 2nd Base to center field and Jose Ramirez will move from 3rd Base to 2nd Base as the Indians look to get Josh going. He has not played in a major league game since May 28th of this year and the Indians are hoping he can get back into his MVP like self to help them as October approaches.
In a couple of rehab games in Columbus last week, Donaldson hit two homeruns; one of which was a grand slam. The nickname Josh adopted was, “Bringer of Rain” which coincides with all the home runs he hit while being a part of the Blue Jays organization. Everyone hopes he can bring that power and toughness to the Indians as they try to win their 2nd AL Pennant in 3 years.
Indians and Twins Play Series in Puerto Rico
The Indians will be playing a 2 game series against the Minnesota Twins on April 17th and 18th in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This will be the first MLB games in Puerto Rico since 2010. The rich baseball heritage in Puerto Rico inspired the MLB to schedule games in San Juan.Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor said, “It’s going to be a dream come true playing in front of family and friends over there.” Catcher Roberto Perez and Lindor will be arriving to a warm welcome home. Perez and Lindor represented Puerto Rico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic and have been looking forward for an opportunity to play in front of their home fans. This is a great chance to inspire young baseball fans in different countries with a history of producing star baseball players. While not on the field the Indians and Twins will do all they can to help those affected by Hurricane Maria that struck in September. The games will raise money to boost the recovery across the country. The MLB has provided numerous ways for all fans across Puerto Rico to watch the game. Cleveland Indians fanatic Michael Wendel said, “This is one of the most anticipated MLB events so far and I can’t wait to watch them play.” Playing in an exciting atmosphere has generated lots of excitement throughout baseball and will mark a historic event in Puerto Rico.
Indians Season Comes To Dramatic End By the Yankees
The 102 win season comes to an end on October 11th, 2017. The Indians could not pull another win after jumping ahead in the series 2-0.
CC Sabathia struck out 9 Indians in just 4 1/3 innings. Corey Kluber coming off of normal rest was not himself last night after being pulled early once again. Andrew Miller relieved Kluber with Cody Allen closing it off. The 100+ MPH pitcher Aroldis Chapman blew the Indians away as they were unable to time up his speed.
The Yankees now move on to the ALCS against the Houston Astros to battle for the World Series.
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