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The bats were as scorching hot as the Arizona sun Saturday in Peoria as the Indians and Mariners combined for 15 runs off 34 hits with the Tribe doubling up Seattle 10-5. Scott Kazmir struggled for the first time in Cactus League play this spring, but isn’t expected to lose much ground in the race for the fifth starting rotation spot, which is expected to be decided between him and Carlos Carrasco this week.
Carrera LF (Lattimore LF)Aviles 3B (Wolters 3B)Phelps 1B (McGuiness 1B)Giambi DH (Henry DH, Rodriguez DH)Carson RF (Cid RF)Marson C (Santos C)Lindor SSRamirez 2BNaquin CF
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Kazmir struggled out of the gate giving up four consecutive hits to start the game, which led to two runs being scored by the Mariners. He did settle down after that and didn’t surrender another run until the fifth inning when Seattle tagged him for three runs. The left-hander did have an explanation after the game, though, where he said he was fo...
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The Cleveland Indians have released right-handed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. By releasing Matsuzaka the Indians can avoid paying him a $100,000 bonus. Matsuzaka was reunited with former Red Sox manager Terry Francona in Cleveland but dealt with cramping in his right calf. He was told last week th......
According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Asdrubal Cabrera injured a muscle in his back in the batting cage this morning and was subsequently scratched from the lineup for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Manager Terry Francona indicated that Cabrera would be out of the lineup both Sunday and Monday, but given that back injuries often linger, there...
I’ll get to some actual predictions later this week, but today I thought I’d share with you some stat-lines I’ll be paying extra close attention throughout this year. Think of these as “leading indicators” for how successful each player’s season might be.
Michael Brantley’s On-Base Percentage – Given that he’s been in Cleveland since 2009, it’s pretty easy to...
Daisuke Matsuzaka‘s reunion with Terry Francona was short lived.
The Cleveland Indians released the right-handed pitcher on Sunday. Matsuzaka was signed to a minor league deal on Feb. 10.
Matsuzaka pitched in four games with the Indians during spring training. He allowed 10 hits in eight innings, but surrendered just two runs for a 2.25 ERA. He struck out three and allowed one...
Your browser does not support iframes.New Cleveland Indians slugger Mark Reynolds put his tremendous power on full display Friday night at Goodyear Ballpark against the Arizona Diamondbacks.With two outs and a man on board during the bottom of the sixth inning, Reynolds proceeds to absolutely unload on a 1-0 offering from D'backspitcher David Hernandez, lifting the ball high...
Bourn - CF (Carrera)
Aviles - SS (played whole game, later moved to LF)
Kipnis - 2B (Raburn)
Swisher - 1B (McGuiness)
Brantley - LF (Hernandez - SS)
Santana - C (Jeroloman)
Reynolds - DH (Gomes)
Chisenhall - 3B (Antonelli, Phelps - PH in 9th only, did not take field)
Stubbs - RF (Holt)
Jimenez - 7+ IP
Allen - 1 IP
Shaw - 1 IP
The story of the day was clearly Ubaldo...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Daisuke Matsuzaka has been released by Cleveland but is expected to re-sign with the Indians and begin the season with their top farm team.
The team announced Sunday that it released the right-hander from the minor league contract he signed last month. The Indians informed Matsuzaka last week that he would not make their opening-day roster, and they had until...
Scott Kazmir gave up 13 hits over five innings while trying to earn a spot in the Cleveland rotation, and the Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 10-5.
Kazmir gave up five runs, struck out five and walked none.
Jason Giambi and Cord Phelps homered for Cleveland. Raul Ibanez homered and drove in three runs for the Mariners.
Seattle starter Blake Beavan allowed nine runs and 16 hits...
When we go to any baseball game, we want to be entertained by the action. Sports is entertainment, after all.
What makes a day at the ballpark even more memorable, however, is when you come away from a game impressed by what you saw.
Players can impress with one standout tool, like a power hitter or a power pitcher. They can also impress with their well-rounded five-tool game. No...
On Friday, we posted a spectacular video of Justin Upton launching a homer over the scoreboard at Champion Stadium in Orlando. Well, last night in Goodyear, Arizona, Mark Reynolds of the Indians showed the world that he can do it too. In the sixth inning of the Indians-Diamondbacks game on Friday night, Reynolds took a belt-high fastball from Arizona reliever David Hernandez and...
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20 years ago yesterday. Nice story from our friends at DTTWBL: “Whenever a loved one is lost, the memory of that moment seems endless. It’s hard to believe that it was...
Scott Kazmir’s comeback with the Indians has been one of the feel-good stories of the spring. But whether the veteran left-hander’s Cactus League success will translate to major-league performance remains to be seen.
One scout who saw two of Kazmir’s recent starts expressed skepticism, saying that the pitcher is not throwing his breaking ball for strikes and that his...