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Indians News and Notes: Tribe TV ratings up 71% over 2015

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Morning News and Notes, Thursday. September 29, 2016

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland is watching the Indians. Most of them are doing it from the comfort of their homes, and not from the ballpark, Roughly one in fourteen televisions in the Cleveland market were tuned to the Indians games this year, a 71% increase over 2015.  If only that translated to increased game attendance...

Detroit 6 - Cleveland 3

Cleveland Indians drop rain-shortened game to Tigers - Let's Go Tribe - ...but it's not the end of the world.

Tigers defeat Indians in rain-shortened game | MLB.com - Miguel Cabrera's three-run home run in the fifth inning came right before the downpour that stopped play at Comerica Park to finish out a rain-shortened 6-3 win.

Cleveland Indians lose rain-shortened game to Detroit Tigers, 6-3 | cleveland.com - The Indians, with just four games left in the regular season, failed to gain in the race for home field advantage against division champs Boston and Texas. If the season ended today, Texas would play the wild card and Boston would have home-field advantage of the Indians in the first round.

Other Indians News

Here Are The 2016 MLB Prime Time Television Ratings For Each Team - In terms of the largest increase in prime time ratings, the AL Central winning Cleveland Indians rank at No. 6 seeing an eye-popping 71% increase in their year-over-year average rating in prime time pulling a 7.03 compared to a 4.10 average rating last season on SportsTime Ohio.

Corey Kluber should be ready by postseason | MLB.com - Barring any setbacks, Kluber's mild quadriceps strain should not get in the way of him logging a couple bullpen sessions in the days leading up to the American League Division Series.

Terry Francona confident Corey Kluber will pitch in ALDS for Cleveland Indians | cleveland.com - The Indians said Kluber will need seven to 10 days' recovery time before pitching in a game. Team doctors have said he does not have to be shutdown, which means he should be able to start playing catch right away.

Abraham Almonte helped Indians reach playoffs | MLB.com - For four more days, Almonte can continue to enjoy this moment with his teammates. When Cleveland advances to its AL Division Series, though, he will not be eligible to participate in any postseason games.

Amid preparing for an October baseball run, Cleveland Indians players send thoughtful card to a woman fighting breast cancer " TribeVibe - In the hunt of an October run, the Cleveland Indians are still making efforts to be the great, giving guys they've been all season long.

Cleveland Indians could play in Detroit on Monday if Thursday's game is rained out | cleveland.com - "I know they're going to try and get Thursday's game in," said manager Terry Francona. "If we don't play, we have to come back here Monday, if need be. So I'm sure they're going to try and play it. I know the forecast isn't very good."

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