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The Indians are making a habit of giving away games they shouldn’t lately. It’s becoming all too costly in the race for the AL Central title. Mental lapses happen from time to time, but they certainly can’t arrive in the ninth inning with the score tied. And I am not just talking about the players on the field.
On Tuesday morning, I took manager Terry Francona to task a bit regarding some questionable in game decisions in the late innings of a 4-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Last night, he was at it again. Tito deserves all the credit in the world for the culture change surrounding this club. But if he is going to get the praise, he also needs to be questioned when things he does/doesn’t do affect the game negatively.
It shouldn’t have come to this, really. During the first two innings of the 5-4 loss, the Indians offense peppered their former teammate Esmil Rogers. Michael Bourn and Asdubal Cabrera opened the game with back to back singles against the newly converted Blue Jays star...
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In 2006, the same year the Cleveland Indians drafted pitching prospects (now MLB duds) David Huff and Josh Tomlin, the Indians signed a 16 year-old non-drafted free agent by the name of Danny Salazar. Given the team’s lofty expectations of first-rounder David Huff, and the fact that Salazar was an extremely raw young right-handed pitching prospect, Salazar received very little...
The Cleveland Indians were pleasantly surprised along with every Indians fan across the country with the way Danny Salazar pitched today. Salazar came up from triple A Columbus and he made a fantastic Major League debut. Salazar stuck out 5 of the first 6 batters he faced in the Toronto line-up. That is not an easy task. He held the Blue Jays scoreless for 5 innings and he only...
In the midst of a stellar season at Triple-A Columbus, relief pitcher Preston Guilmet has finally been given the opportunity that he has sought since being selected in the ninth round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft - a shot in the majors.
After right-hander Carlos Carrasco was optioned back to the Clippers following his disastrous outing against the Detroit Tigers on...
The Diff is your weekly Wednesday WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week’s topic was reader-recommended, as I looked into some key differences with the 2013 Indians. Now, it’s back to prospect talk.
As much as I love talking about the Indians and their increasingly annoying major league team, my original...
CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the following roster moves relative to the Major League roster:
Recalled RHP CHEN-CHANG (C.C.) LEE (#20) from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers.
Optioned RHP DANNY SALAZAR to AAA Columbus.
Lee, 26, has compiled no record in 6 relief outings for Triple-A Columbus this year (6.1IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, 12K), limiting batters to a .136 (3-22...
COLUMBUS- The last time Clippers' left-hander T.J. House saw his name in the win column was May 13. Going up against the International League West-leading Indianapolis Indians Tuesday, it looked like that statistic wouldn’t change. Wrong.
In undoubtedly his finest performance at the Triple-A level, House cruised through six scoreless innings to steer the Clippers toward a 4...
SCOTTSDALE – The AZL Indians dropped their third straight game Wednesday night, falling to the AZL Giants by a final tally of 8-2. The AZL Giants improved to 14-2 on the season and demonstrated why they have the best record in the Arizona Rookie League, coming through with clutch hitting and strong pitching throughout the game. On the other hand, the AZL Indians struggled...
The Indians have optioned rookie Danny Salazar back to the minor leagues one day after his dazzling debut.
Salazar took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, struck out seven and got his first win Thursday in a spot start against Toronto. The 23-year-old was sent back to Triple-A Columbus and the team recalled reliever Chen-Chang Lee from the Clippers.
Salazar showed the Indians he...
Even when he's struggling, Cleveland's Justin Masterson can usually be relied on to pitch deep into games.In his last start, the right-hander failed to provide even that.Masterson tries to bounce back from one of this worst starts of the season by continuing his dominance over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night in Cleveland.After tossing a six-hitter in a 4-0 win over...
The Cleveland Indians offense has been solid so far this
season, scoring the fifth-most runs in the majors. However, the team’s pitching
staff hasn’t experienced the same success. For this reason, the Indians are
seeking starting pitching help, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.
#Indians are seeking starting help, but they'd prefer a pitcher they can control for multiple...
When the Indians acquired right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez at the 2011 non-waiver deadline, their farm system was the seventh-best in the majors, according to the preseason rankings in Baseball America. Jimenez, meanwhile, was no mere rental -- he was under club control, at below-market salaries, through 2014.
The Indians, 3½ games behind the division-leading Tigers at the time, actually...
Rookie Danny Salazar pitched six superb innings to win his major league debut, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
Salazar, who began the season in Double-A ball, allowed just one run and two hits. The right-hander didn't give up a hit until the sixth and struck out seven. The hard-throwing 23-year-old was shocked at being called...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ubaldo Jimenez and three relievers combined on a shutout and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Tuesday night. Jimenez (7-4) dodged constant trouble in six innings, allowing five hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Cody Allen, Joe Smith and Chris Perez blanked Toronto over the final three innings. Perez allowed two hits in the...
The Carolina Mudcats came back from a Tuesday night shutout to beat the Lynchburg Hillcats 15-8, at Calvin Falwell Field. The Mudcats improved to 9-10 this half and 31-58 overall and the Hillcats dropped to 5-12 this half and 41-45 overall.
Right-hander Nick Pasquale started for the Mudcats and pitched two innings with two hits and one run. The Hillcats bullpen had a very different...
After getting back on track with a series win, the Cleveland Indians would love to push the Kansas City Royals further behind them in the AL Central.
The Indians go for their fourth win in six games Friday night when they take on the Royals in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field.
Following four straight losses and six in eight games, Cleveland (48-44) bounced...