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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’t horrible last week. They managed to hit .256, and they managed four homers and ten doubles. The problem with the offense is that it really was carried by one player, with a bit of help from a couple of other guys. The irony here is that the Carolina Mudcats offense is leading the league in average and on base percentage, and second in OPS. The power numbers just aren’t there, as they are last in home runs, and the all-important runs scored. You can’t win games if you aren’t scoring runs.
The offense was average to below average, but the pitching just wasn’t very good. The starters struggled all week, and while there...
BEST OF MAXIM
Scott Kazmir earned his first victory since the 2010 season on Saturday. Kazmir worked six innings allowing two runs on five hits against Minnesota.
Kazmir earned a rotation spot with the Indians after a strong spring but had struggled in his first two starts of the season.
On Saturday Kazmir recorded seven strikeouts and allowed just one walk against a Twins team that has struggled...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Following two hideous outings, Indians reclamation project Scott Kazmir stifled Minnesota Twins batters to lead the team to a 7-3 victory in Cleveland on Saturday afternoon. The 29-year-old Kazmir (1-1, 6.28 ERA), who easily outperformed Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco and Daisuke Matsuzaka to become Cleveland’s fifth starter, vacated the mound as a winner for the first time since...
This is a game where even when it felt like we were going to lose, they still win. That’s just the way this team has been rolling this past week. Center fielder Drew Stubbs had a career night going 4-for-5 with three doubles including a walkoff RBI double in the 10th inning. Justin Masterson bobbed and weaved and struggled with his command all night, but still gave the Tribe...
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...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Scott Kazmir earned his first victory in three seasons, Nick Swisher homered in his first at-bat since missing three games with a sore shoulder and the Cleveland Indians beat Minnesota 7-3 Saturday for their sixth straight victory.
Kazmir (1-1), a two-time AL All-Star who pitched in an independent league last season, allowed two runs in six innings. It was his first...
Player of the Game: Mike Pelfrey (6 inn. 4 hits 1 ER 1 BB / 7 SO)
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,...
Oakland A's (18-14) Chance of Postseason Play (48.9%) at Cleveland Indians (14-14) Chance of Postseason Play (31.6%)
Series 11, Games 29, 30, 31and 32
Progressive Field, Cleveland: 1.086, Extreme hitters park.
Monday , May 6 7:05 EDT (STO)
Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2, 7.13) vs. Jarrod Parker (1-4, 7.36)
A battle of the disappointments. Both pitchers were...