Found May 06, 2013 on Baseball Prospectus:
Ben and Sam discuss Scott Kazmir`s win over the weekend, then talk about the Angels` outlook for the rest of this season and beyond.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Indians News: Scott Barnes Recalled, Ezequiel Carrera DFA, Bourn To Start Rehab

The Indians made a move to add some bullpen assistance with Vinnie Pestano currently day-to-day with elbow soreness. Left-handed reliever Scott Barnes was recalled, and he took Ezequiel Carrera’s roster spot. Barnes pitched in one game this year for the Indians, completing one inning of work and allowing two runs last week. Last season, he worked 16 games (19 IP) and had an ERA...

Indians 44 home runs tied for MLB lead

CLEVELAND -- The Indians believed theyd have a better lineup this season.They didnt know theyd be taking part in home run derbies.At least they didnt say so.Monday night, Cleveland hit four solo home runs to back up Ubaldo Jimenez's second strong start in beating the Oakland As 7-3. The Indians now have 44 for the season, which leads the American League and is tied for first...

Indians News: Vinnie Pestano Looking To Avoid Trip to DL

Tribe setup man Vinnie Pestano was unavailable to work Friday night’s game. Instead, Cody Allen was sent into the game to allow Joe Smith to be saved for the eighth inning. Allen promptly allowed a go-ahead homer to Chris Parmelee. After the game, it was communicated by Tribe skipper Terry Francona that Pestano had a “cranky elbow” and he was unavailable that evening. Yesterday...

Tribe set-up man Pestano dealing with elbow soreness

Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano could miss some time with elbow soreness due to tendinitis. While a few extra days of rest may be all that is needed, a trip to the DL might be a possibility. Pestano says he's been dealing with tendonitis for years, but the ailment has never affected his ability to pitch effectively. "It's something we've been monitoring the last...

Fishing for Mudcats: Lindor soars while the Muddies sink

From the Bait Shop: It’s been two weeks since the last visit to the bait shop. The IBI crew got together at Lake County for a fun-filled weekend, and I put the weekly notebook to bed for that week. I’d like to say that we’re back and better and ever, but the Mudcats have only won four games over the last two weeks. That’s just not going to get it done. The offense wasn...

Notes from the Wigwam: Just win, baby!

Isn’t it amazing how things can change in a matter of weeks? Just one week ago, the Indians were looking like a team that was inconsistent, deflated, and quite frankly — defeated. What about now? The Indians went 5-1 during this past week, and the team’s record now sits at 14-14. They’re currently in third place in the American League Central and they trail the Detroit Tigers...

Indians' Swisher returns to lineup

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Nick Swisher has returned to the Cleveland Indians' lineup after missing three games because of a sore left shoulder. He is the designated hitter and is batting fourth Saturday against Minnesota. Swisher hasn't played since Monday. He missed the two-game series against Philadelphia and the Indians had an off-day Thursday. He was out again Friday but took...

Indians place Vinnie Pestano on DL

The Cleveland Indians have placed right-handed setup man Vinnie Pestano on the 15-day disabled list due to soreness in his throwing elbow. The ailment has been diagnosed as elbow tendinitis -- according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com -- who reports Cleveland recalled left-hander Nick Hagadone from Triple-A to fill Pestano's roster spot. The Indians were hoping the elbow issue...

Around The Farm: May 6, 2013

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Ryan Merritt (SP, Lake County Captains): 7 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K. Going into this season, Merritt was hardly considered much of a prospect, but he is turning some heads so far. His start...

Cabrera homers twice as Indians down A's

CLEVELAND (AP) --Asdrubal Cabrera homered twice and Mark Reynolds hit one to the deepest reaches of Progressive Field, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Jason Kipnis and Cabrera hit consecutive homers in the first inning off Jarrod Parker (1-5). In the fifth, Cabrera homered again and Reynolds launched a 460-foot shot -- his 10th...

McAllister to face Athletics, Milone

The Cleveland Indians' losing streak to the Oakland Athletics is over. The Indians will now try to hand Tommy Milone a career-worst fourth straight loss. Cleveland could also move a season high-tying two games above .500 on Tuesday night when this four-game series continues at Progressive Field. Asdrubal Cabrera had a career high-tying two homers, Mark Reynolds' AL-leading...

Baffling Michael Brantley Extension Talk

If you thought the Chase Headley/Padres extension rumors were exciting, just wait until you get a load of the Michael Brantley situation! Cleveland has been rumored to be talking to Brantley and his representatives about an extension during the off-season. Despite things changing a bit since the signing of Michael Bourn, and Brantley himself saying he has not heard anything about...

Smoke Signals: Episode 6.6

Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves tonight from 10:00pm – 11:00pm EST. The one hour show airs every Tuesday and is hosted by IndiansBaseballInsider.com’s Tony Lastoria and Jim Pete and is brought to you by the Akron Aeros. In tonight's episode, Tony and Jim discuss if some things are real or just a mirage. The Indians have played much better of late and they appear to...

Second Thoughts Game #28: Twins 4, Indians 2

Player of the Game: Mike Pelfrey (6 inn. 4 hits 1 ER 1 BB / 7 SO) The Leadoff As the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Cleveland snapped their six-game winning streak Sunday afternoon as they fell to the Minnesota Twins, 4-2. The Tribe bats cooled off considerably as the team was blanked by a strong pitching performance from Twins starter Mike Pelfrey (3-3,...

Indians 7, Athletics 3: Ubaldo & The Long Ball Sink A’s

The mark of a good team is always how they respond to adversity. The Terry Francona led Indians have had plenty of it thus far, thanks to slumps, shaky starting pitching, and a whole host of injuries. But when things were at their low point, they turned things around in a hurry. Sunday brought the end of the six-game winning streak where they hit everything in sight and pitched better...
Indians News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.