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Player of the Game
In today's battle of the Yu's (U's) pitching match-up, the underdog U came out on top. Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez pitched 7 shut out inning of baseball, striking out 6 Rangers hitters. In those 7 innings, Jimenez only allowed 2 hits, a single and a double. Ubaldo's Player of the Game score of 8.42 is the second highest score of any player this year.
Doesn't anyone ever listen to Rick Manning? If the sun is out, you need to be wearing sunglasses! In today's case, lack of sunglasses helped the Indians as Johnny Damon got credited with a single that Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler lost in the sun. This was the beginning of the Indians 3-run 3rd inning. After the single, Yu Darvish walked Jason Kipnis, and Asdrubal Cabrera doubled both runners in. Shin-Soo Choo would later single, scoring Cabrera after a throwing error by Elvis Andrus.
The Indians showed patience at the plate today, forcing Yu Darvish out after six...
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The Indians have a double header on Monday against the White Sox. They will have the opportunity to try out Major League Baseball’s new 26th man rule. The provision exists for the day a team has a double header. It allows teams to bring up a pitcher from the minor leagues without sending another player down or having to release someone altogether.
The Indians will use the provision...
Every one of Ubaldo Jimenez's starts have seemed like soap operas, as the big right-hander has struggled to throw strikes, keep his pitch counts down, and pitch deep into games. Jimenez was able to do all that Sunday in his best start of the season, a 4-2 decision over the Texas Rangers.
Jimenez pitched seven scoreless innings on two hits, with six strikeouts. He did walk five...
Well that was certainly nice to see. Ubaldo Jimenez gave up just two hits in seven innings (five walks, six strikeouts) and the Tribe bats did enough to give Yu Darvish his first major league loss. Jason Kipnis hit his fifth home run of the season and Asdrubal Cabrera had a 2-run double. Chris Perez pitched a scoreless ninth for his league high 11th save.
Shelley Duncan's RBI double in the eighth inning gave the Cleveland Indians a soggy 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night and a sweep of their day-night doubleheader.
Duncan ripped a pitch from left-hander Matt Thornton (1-2) into the left-field corner, scoring Asdrubal Cabrera.
The first-place Indians won the opener 8-6.
The White Sox have lost six of seven....
Adrian Beltre may not be healthy, but he's back in the Texas Rangers' lineup. And that makes all the difference in the world. With Beltre playing designated hitter and limping around the bases, the Rangers broke out of an offensive malaise and pounded the Baltimore Orioles 14-3 Monday. Beltre, who has been bothered by left hamstring soreness, played for the first time...
When we came out in preseason touting Yu Darvish thanks to watching YouTube videos of his pitching in Japan, many of you were skeptical that Darvish would rank as high as the 15th best pitcher in the league.
So, we decided to see for ourselves and crossed the border to see Darvish pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, April 30. Darvish’s performance, much to the delight...
Ubaldo Jimenez pitched seven scoreless innings and the Cleveland Indians handed Yu Darvish his first major league loss in a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run double and Jason Kipnis homered off the Japanese star, who struck out a career-high 11 over six innings. Jimenez (3-2) walked four in the first three innings but settled down and permitted...
Zach McAllister recorded his first major league win, and Nick Hagadone got his first save as Cleveland beat Chicago in the first game of a day-night double header. Travis Hafner had a home run and a triple!
Chi White Sox
A. De Aza cf
B. Lillibridge 3b
A. Dunn dh
It’s been two weeks since the last WiR, so let’s whip through everything really quick. The last week in April saw the Rangers abuse the Yankees, and then lose three series in a row to the Rays, Blue Jays and Indians. Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre were both in and out of the lineup, and [...]
The first place Cleveland Indians will start a four game series with the Chicago White Sox today with a Double Header. The Indians beat the Rangers in 2 out of three this weekend and have a chance to extend their lead in the A.L. Central if they can continue to win. The Indians watched as Ubaldo Jimenez dominated in a game where the focus was on the Rangers Yu Darvish. Jimenez clearly...
Player of the Game
Josh Tomlin won tonight's Player of the Game with 7.1 innings pitched and a new career high with 8 strikeouts. Tomlin only allowed 5 hits (one for extra bases) and one of the two runs he allowed actually came in against Joe Smith. It was one of his best outings of the season as he continues to improve week in and week out. His score of 5.98 far outshined...
Double-A Frisco third baseman Mike Olt hit a home run and walked twice in the RoughRiders' victory on Friday night. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers' system.
Ubaldo Jimenez pitched seven scoreless innings and the Cleveland
Indians handed Yu Darvish his first major league loss in a 4-2
victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
Triple-A Round Rock left-hander Martin Perez and Double-A Frisco righty Justin Grimm combined to allow two runs in 13 innings of work on Monday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers' system.
The magic for the Orioles did not manifest itself tonight against the Texas Rangers in the start of their four-game set.
After yesterday's win, everyone in the region was happy about the Orioles' recent run and were hoping for it to continue against the formidable Rangers; however, baseball can be a humbling game.
There were no miracle comebacks, dazzling pitching performances...