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SEATTLE—In a city known for their lack of sleep, Indians bats remained in a deep snooze Monday night at Safeco Field.
More offensive woes continued, as the red hot Seattle Mariners squeezed by the Tribe, 2-1 to win their seventh straight and the first of the three-game series.
The loss slides Cleveland (52-45) 2 1/2 games in back of the first place Detroit Tigers in the A.L. Central standings, now having dropped three of four to start the second half of the season.
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez (7-5, 4.49 ERA) danced in and around trouble throughout the ballgame Monday, giving up five hits and four walks through 5 2/3 innings. Despite a high 110 pitch count, Jimenez surrendered just two earned runs and struck out six.
Like a few of his teammates of late, he was unable to get any run support on offense as the Indians could not figure out Mariners right-hander Aaron Harang (5-8, 5.06 ERA). The 35-year old limited Cleveland to just one run on four hits in seven innings, after serving up ...
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One of the most shocking, short-sighted developments to pop up this week (a week full of shocking, short-sighted developments) is that the Seattle Mariners won't be looking to sell leading up to next Wednesday's trade deadline. Now, I can wholly understand the team not wanting to trade young players like Felix Hernandez, Kyle Seager, Nick Franklin, and Mike Zunino...but what...
Too Much Hope?
The Seattle Mariners are on fire right now. Heading into the All-Star break with a three game sweep over the Los Angeles Angels, the Mariners have forwarded their momentum and taken their first four of the second half, improving their record to 47-52 on the year.
They’ve done so with stellar pitching, a potent offense, and young players who are, right now, looking...
The Cleveland Indians dropped another game some thought they should have won. The Indians lost to the Seattle Mariners 2-1 in a game that had very little offense. Ubaldo Jimenez pitched OK, he couldn’t keep the Mariners from scoring the run that would put them over the top because the Tribes offense was missing again. Ubaldo pitched for 5-2/3′s and threw his typical 109 pitches...
SEATTLE—It was just last season that Tribe starter Zach McAllister led the league in unearned runs. Making his first start since June 2, the right-hander received no help defensively again Tuesday night.
Three more errors and lack run support proved more than a recipe for disaster, as the Indians fell one run short to the Seattle Mariners for the second straight night, 4-3.
For the Seattle Mariners, the Houston Astros have been an unexpected road block this season. Despite the Astros’ residence in last place, Seattle went 4-5 against Houston in the first half of the season, including Houston taking two of the three series. But July has been a different story for the Mariners. Seattle, after earning just one three-game sweep in the first half...
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.
Trevor Bauer (Columbus SP): 9 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, HR: A really positive performance for Bauer who had struggled of late. In fact, Trevor’s mediocrity had been very concerning...
Even though the Seattle Mariners are under .500, 10 games out of a division title, and 8.5 games out of an A.L. Wild Card spot, they will likely not become sellers as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. MLB Trade Rumors' Steve Adams reports that the Mariners are not looking to unload veterans, even those who will become free agents after the season ends.
According to Jacob Thorpe of MLB.com, outfielder Michael Morse made a rehab start Monday night as the designated hitter for AAA Tacoma. Outfielder Franklin Gutierrez made his first rehab start Tuesday for Tacoma.
Morse hasn’t played since being placed on the disabled list with a strained right quad June 22nd, retroactive to June 21st.
"We worked him out pretty good...
Haunted by the Draft
Despite some claiming they can, no one can 100% predict the future. If someone could, they would be a very wealthy person and probably the head of a nation. In the world of sports, scouting staffs and management make educated projections, applying analysis through on a number of different attributes and experiences for draft selectees in attempt to develop quality...
What’s the Haps for July 22nd? The Cleveland Indians get clever with hotel bookings, the Big XII gets a new logo, the Great Hambino returns, and the Childish Gambino exits. The Links - CLEVELAND INDIANS FAKE HOTEL NAMES THIS WEEKEND IN MINNESOTA No plays on Ron Mexico? Big 12 Unveils New Logo Surprised it isn’t The post The Haps – 7/22: “The Sandlot” Reunion, Donald Glover...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Scott Kazmir allowed just one hit over his eight innings, Michael Bourn hit his first career grand slam and the Cleveland Indians routed the Seattle Mariners 10-1 Wednesday.
The only hit Kazmir (6-4) gave up was a clean leadoff single to center by Justin Smoak in the fifth. Kazmir struck out seven, walked two and allowed an unearned run. He threw 103 pitches and was...
We have watched all season as the Tribe has acted like a volatile stock. They can get hot and win eight of 10 just as quickly as they can lose eight of 10. The schedule coming out of the All-Star break set up nicely. If you have to start on the road, might as well do it against two of the AL’s worst – the Minnesota Twins and the Seattle Mariners.
Over the weekend, the Indians...
Early on, every team and every game in baseball is interesting. For the first few weeks of the season, things feel so fresh, and things are so unpredictable, that you’re thirsty for any kind of action. As things progress, teams fall off the radar of interest. Fans start to focus more on the teams that might make the playoffs, and teams in basements continue to play largely un-discussed...
Hello all, I hope you are enjoying a fine lunch. The Royal baby is almost here!
The Cleveland Indians tried to surreptitiously enjoy a hotel stay in Minneapolis this weekend.
San Francisco totally needs a roof on their stadium.
Milwaukee just needs spell check.
Chicago 3, Atlanta 1 – Atlanta is not as good on the road at American League Stadiums, history has proven...