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  1. Remember that A's-Indians game from May?

    David Schoenfield

    Reader Chris Campbell reminded me on Twitter of the controversial Oakland-Cleveland game from May. You remember that one? That was the game when Adam Rosales hit a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning off Chris Perez. Except the umps...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  2. Giambi's dramatic homer wins game of year

    David Schoenfield

    Greatest win of my life!!!
#believeland- Nick Swisher (@NickSwisher) September 25, 2013 One moment, you're crying and cursing out Chris Perez for blowing the game by giving up two home runs. The next moment, you're crying and huggin...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  3. Yost kills Royals with awful ninth inning

    David Schoenfield

    Congratulations, Ned Yost, you just managed the worst inning of the season. The situation: The Kansas City Royals trailed the Cleveland Indians 4-3 entering the top of the ninth. The Indians summoned closer Chris Perez from the bullpen, a guy who ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  4. Wrap: Big problems for O's, Indians, Rays

    David Schoenfield

    This whole closer thing is a tough business. Perfection isn't just expected; it's demanded. Slip up once and it's a headline; slip up twice and fans are ready to trade you to Topeka. Slip up three times and your manager usually starts questioning you...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  5. Umpires help Indians beat Athletics

    David Schoenfield

    Dear umpires, You blew it. Sincerely, Baseball fans * * * * The Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Indians played a good baseball game on a sleepy Wednesday night in early May, the Indians winning 4-3. The A's scored three runs in the fourt...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  6. Thursday thoughts: Closers not closing

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Wednesday's games: Three closers blew ninth-inning leads -- Phil Coke of the Tigers, Fernando Rodney of the Rays and Chris Perez of the Indians. The Rays and Indians ended up winning their games anyway, so no harm, no foul. Of t...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  7. Indians as good as overrated Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    OK, I'll give you Justin Verlander. I'll even give you Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Austin Jackson. But five through 25? I think I'll take the Cleveland Indians over the Detroit Tigers. The Indians beat the Tigers 5-3 on Tuesday, even ...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  8. Links: Attendance woes in Cleveland

    David Schoenfield

    In response to Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez complaining about the team's attendance -- the Indians rank last in the majors in per-game average -- I wrote a little bit about Cleveland's attendance in Clearing the Bases. Susan Petrone of "It's ...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  9. Clearing the Bases: Chapman closes

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Ninth-inning heat. Sean Marshall actually hadn't pitched that poorly for the Reds, not with 22 strikeouts and three walks in 14.2 innings. But he'd allowed 22 hits thanks to an unlucky .488 BABIP, so Dusty Baker made the move: Aroldis Cha...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  10. Opening Day wrap: Where's the offense?

    David Schoenfield

    This looks like the pitching line of a dominant closer: 88.2 IP, 49 H, 15 R, 14 ER, 27 BB, 77 SO, 2 HR, 1.44 ERA That's the collective work of Thursday's 14 starting pitchers. Eleven of the 14 allowed one run or zero runs. Justin Verlander and ...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  11. AL Central showdown: Position rankings

    David Schoenfield

    We're back with more divisional position rankings for 2012. You can scream, you can holler, you can protest and call me names. But just because I rated your player lower than you think he deserves doesn't mean I hate your team. (Here are the NL Ea...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  12. Running diary: More disaster in Beantown!

    David Schoenfield

    Welcome to Cleveland. It's a foggy, misty day, something out of a Stephen King novel. The lights are on, the stands are empty and it looks like a completely miserable day to be playing baseball. Especially if you're 0-5. Fausto Carmona is start...

    Blog | April 07, 2011