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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 second place Michael Brantley, who earned a 2.42 as he was the center of all the Indians early run scoring. Brantley knocked in the first run, took two extra bases and scored the Tribe's second run. He also had a couple of nice plays defensively in centerfield.
Milestone Alert: Travis Hafner's solo home run in game one tied him with Al Rosen for 8th all time on the Indians home run list. He is 22 home runs away from 7th place all time.
Apparently Alexei Ramirez thought the reason no one has ever stole a base off Josh Tomlin in over 260 innings pitched was due to lack of attempts. ...
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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...
Can you climb on board the bandwagon now? There is plenty of room to join us. Still time too! After a weekend in which your first place Cleveland Indians took two of three from the best team in baseball, the Texas Rangers (and really, they were a sac fly away from a sweep), how can you not be impressed by what you are seeing? How could you not want to come out and support this team...
Alex Rios tripled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Tuesday night.
Cleveland closer Chris Perez (0-1) yielded a leadoff single to Paul Konerko, who was replaced by pinch runner Brent Lillibridge. After A.J. Pierzynski fouled out, Rios lined a ball over the head of second baseman Jason Kipnis that rolled all the way...
It was quite the double dip yesterday down at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. The weather was dicey. The fact that they were able to get two games in was a borderline miracle. At noon, it was dark and a torrential downpour at Progressive Field. Yet at 1:05, the sun was out and the tarp was lifted. The first pitch came at 1:30.
The afternoon tilt was literally a tale of two games...
To be honest, I was very optimistic going into this weekend’s series against the Detroit Tigers.
Our Chicago White Sox were coming off a series loss against the division rival Cleveland Indians, but the Tigers have not necessarily been playing up to their potential. With Jake Peavy on the mound on Friday, it was looking like we would take advantage of their shortcomings and start...
So it seems Ozzie Guillen is finished being quiet about the Fidel Castro fiasco and will take out his anger on Houston sports radio hosts. Up first, Paul Gallant. This bro had the balls to ask Ozzie if the firestorm back in Miami had settled down. Pretty straightforward question and seemed innocent enough. A simple, “Yeah, you know, I think things are much better. Now we just...
The Cleveland Indians were going to take three in a row from the White if the teams offense had its way last night. The White Sox took the lead early scoring two runs in the first inning. Justin Masterson would give up two earned runs on some base hits. The Indians offense couldn’t get it going until the eighth inning when the Indians scored three runs to tie the game up with the...
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
Zach McAllister pitched six innings for his first major league win as the Cleveland Indians roughed up a far-from-perfect Philip Humber in an 8-6 win Monday over the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
McAllister, recalled from Triple-A Columbus to make his fifth career start, allowed just two earned runs and six hits.
The Indians took their turn pounding...
Last month, Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen found himself at the center of an intense controversy in his new place of work when he told Time Magazine, "I love Fidel Castro." A firestorm ensued and there was a time we wondered whether or not Ozzie would be able to keep his job. There are still likely many fans of the team and residents of Miami that would like...
Player of the Game
Michael Brantley win his first Player of the Game of the season, with a score of 5.35. Brantley was a key to the offense today, with a single, a double, 3 RBI, and a run scored. The second place candidate for player of the game followed Brantley in the line-up today. Casey Kotchman contended with a score of 4.85, consisting of a double, a run, and 3 RBI. With...
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The Cleveland Indians already have
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Feel bad about slamming Peavy yet?
This question makes the very broad assumption that I feel anything. I don’t. If I did I would already be cowering in shame because the Cardinals just dropped a series to the LOLstros.
But this is baseball. It defies feeling. It defies logic.
The Red Sox and Phillies in last place? The Dodgers...