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Quality starts have been few and far between for Tribe starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Tuesday proved different for the right-hander, as he and the Indians shutout the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-0 for their eleventh shutout of the year.
“This was a nice bounce back win,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “We didn’t do a lot offensively, but we played a crisp game and again, it starts with pitching.”
Pitching was the name of the game on both sides, as the Tribe offense managed only two runs on three hits against Toronto starter Josh Johnson (1-4, 4.62 ERA). But it was Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez that would hold the upper hand against the two-time All-Star.
Surrendering five hits through six shutout innings, Jimenez was able to go a full six frames for the first time since June 1.
“There was some traffic for the better part of the night, but he pitched around some things and he never let it spiral or get out of hand,” Francona said. “There were a lot of things to like.”
Rain caused the start ...
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After losing the first two games of a four game series in spectacular fashion to the Tigers, and then ultimately losing three of the four games in the series, Indians fans at least subconsciously recognized what they already suspected: this year’s Cleveland Indians are not at the same level as the Tigers and will be hardpressed to win the AL Central.
There is no question that the...
Oral histories have started to run their course a bit when it comes to reliving past events through the thoughts of others. This one, however, is simply beyond words. Just read it. You won’t be sorry.
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 Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus and have optioned right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet to Columbus.
Salazar, 23, will be making his Major League debut in a start today vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. He has split the 2013 season between AA Akron and AAA Columbus where he has gone a combined 5...
When someone asks me where I am from, I will proudly proclaim that I am from Cleveland, Ohio. Home of the Browns, Indians, Cavaliers, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, Pro Football Hall Of Fame just around the corner in Canton, Playhouse Square, Public Square.. you name it!
The response to my answer is always “Oh, I’m sorry”, or “Gee, that must stink!”. To the outsider, it does...
CLEVELAND -- One out, one pitch, one swing.A nine-inning game in baseball sometimes comes down to just one element, and Tuesday night for the Indians there were several times when the result would have changed had the Indians completed one task.Because they didnt, a winnable game turned into a loss to Toronto.The first of the key moments came when manager Terry Francona tried to...
The Cleveland Indians sent their ace to the mound last night looking to get the team their second win over the Toronto Blue Jays in as many days. It didn’t turn out according to plan. Masterson didn’t get the win and the Indians are now 4-1/2 games back in the race to claim the A.L. Central. Justin Masterson pitched a good game, he made it through 6-2/3′s innings and he only...
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...
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.
Note that Columbus' game was suspended due to rain and Mahoning Valley was rained out. Akron was off due to the Eastern League All-Star game.
Alex Lavisky (C, Carolina): 3-for-6...
Your browser does not support iframes. Nick Swisher had one of the most embarrassing nights of his career on Monday night, and it may have cost the Cleveland Indians the game against the Detroit Tigers. As you can see from the video above, Swisher forgot the words that every Little League coach tries to drill [...]
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GOODYEAR – The AZL Indians were flat from the first pitch to the last Monday night, as the visiting AZL Padres took a dominating 11-3 victory. It could have been the 100+ degree heat or the fact that they have played six games in as many...
Slowly but surely, the Clippers seem to be improving as of late, going 3-4 over the past week. The pitching seems to be coming around from both the starting rotation and the bullpen. The biggest problem lies with the offense whom was shutout three times over the previous seven days and has dropped to last in the International League in team batting average at .247. Nevertheless,...
1) A few days before the Tigers series started, my good friend Dave from Westlake (hes the guy who used to correctly predict the Browns drafts) texted to ask how many games the Indians would win in the four-game series. One or two was the pithy response. This guess was based on the Tigers starting pitchers, the Indians starting pitchers and the Tigers lineup, which is very reminiscent...
credit frrole.com We’ve seen it time and time again when a little dribbler rolls up third base line and both the third baseman and catcher watching roll until it reaches foul territory. Not this time. Detroit Tigers catcher, Brayan Pena made a heads up play with the score tied at two in the eighth inning; while Cleveland Indians first baseman, Nick Swisher taught a lot of...
Player of the Game
Justin Masterson pitched 6.2 innings, throwing a no-hitter through the first 4. He allowed just 2 runs on 4 hits in his no decision, giving him 9 POG awards this season.
Milestone Alert: Justin Masterson placed himself a little higher in Indians history today, breaking into the top 50 Indians pitchers as far as innings pitched is concerned...