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According to Jordan Bastian of Terry Francona has confirmed Trevor Bauer will be making his return to the big leagues on Monday. Bauer is set to start the second half of Monday’s doubleheader against the Yankees. Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed that RHP Trevor Bauer will be called up to start Game 2 of Monday’s double dip vs. the Yankees. — Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) May 11, 2013 This will be the third time Bauer has been called up already this year, and once again it appears to be a quick trip for a spot start. In his last outing against Philladelphia, Bauer went five scoreless innings, walked six, and only gave up one hit. Only 98 times in MLB history has a pitcher had such a stat line, the last Indian being Justin Masterson back in 2010. While Bauer’s six walks against Philly didn’t get him in too much trouble, his seven walks in his first start against Tampa Bay did. Bauer gave up three runs to the Rays in five innings, and became only the 51st pitcher in MLB history to start a season walking at least six batters in each of his first two starts. Despite showing command issues, Bauer has also showcased his exceptional talents. While he hasn’t clicked on all cylinders for a whole start, the rookie has made big pitches in big spots. “When he got into some traffic out there, he made unbelievable pitches. He attacked hitters when he had to with really good stuff,” said Francona following his start against Philly. Bauer will get another opportunity on Monday to show why he’s regarded as such an exciting prospect for the Tribe, but then will most likely head back down to Columbus on Tuesday. The Indians will continue to be cautious with Bauer, holding him to a pitch count and restraining from throwing the 22 year old into the big league rotation just yet. [Related: How good of a starting prospect is Danny Salazar?]

Jason Kipnis gets too close to a dugout heater in Tribe’s win over Detroit

Jason Kipnis has been on a hot streak lately. Today, he got a little too close to a heat source however- Kipnis drove in a pair of runs in the Indians’ 4-3 extra innings victory over the Tigers. The win moved the Tribe into a first place tie with Detroit atop the Central Division with identical 20-15 records. [Related: Indians will call up Bauer to start game 2 of the double header]

Around the Farm: May 11, 2013

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. Carlos Carrasco (SP, Columbus Clippers): Game 1, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 7 K. Carrasco labored a bit in this outing as it did take him 92 pitches to make it through just five innings...

Around The Farm: May 10, 2013

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:  All performances from the Akron Aeros game are through seven innings.  The game was suspended at that point due to rain tied at 3-3. Chun Chen (Akron, DH) – 1-2, 2 R, 1 RBI...

Mark Reynolds lifts Indians in 10th

Pinch-hitter Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday. Cleveland tied it in the ninth when Michael Brantley hit a two-out RBI single off Detroit closer Jose Valverde. Joe Smith (1-0) pitched the bottom of the inning, and the Indians took the lead in the 10th. With men on first and third and one out...

Second Thoughts Game #33: Indians 4, Tigers 10

The Indians came into the Motor City riding a four-game winning streak and coming off a sweep against the A’s. They were turning some heads nationwide having won 10 of their last 11 games and leading the league in many statistical categories rocketing them up to one game behind division-leading Detroit. And what happened? Well, the Tigers let the high-flying Tribe know why they...

Indians’ Asdrubal Cabrera turns ridiculous double-play on Tigers

Cleveland Indians shortstop, Asdrubal Cabrera, showed why he’s considered one of the best shortstops in the MLB. Cabrera turned one of the most impressive double-plays off the bat of Torii Hunter during Sunday’s game against a division rival, Detroit.  The Indians pulled out the 4-3 victory in 10 innings thanks to this spinning-gem by Cabrera. [wfny]

Tigers clobber Kluber, Indians 10-2

DETROIT -- After quite a few good games, the Indians simply didnt have it Friday night in the series opener against the Tigers.Or at least starting pitcher Corey Kluber didnt.And when the starting pitcher doesnt have it, it makes it tough -- especially against a lineup as relentless and formidable as Detroits.The Tigers provide no breathers, and they took advantage of Klubers struggles...

Nick Swisher celebration antics not appreciated by one Oakland Athletics pitcher

Cleveland Indians Nick Swisher is one of those guys you either love, or hate.  Love his genuine enjoyment of the game. Hate the way he celebrates in your face when he does well.  The latter is the way Oakland Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin feels, according to Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle’s Oakland A’s beat writer for 15 seasons and president of the Baseball Writers’...

Call to the Bullpen 1.5

Jake, Mike and Hayden are back for the fifth weekly episode of Call To The Bullpen! The Indians meet arch division rival Detroit for a 3-game weekend series trailing the division-leading Tigers by one game. The Tribe comes into Motown riding a 10-out-of-11 game winning streak. And are we seeing a revival of the old Scott Kazmir in Cleveland? Is it time for a crackdown on MLB umpires...

Indians 7, Tigers 6

On a night when it seemed the 27th out might never come for the Cleveland Indians, Chris Perez threw one last fastball to Miguel Cabrera and hoped the Detroit slugger would hit it on the ground. ''He chopped it,'' Perez said. ''I wanted him to put something in play, but down. Luckily he did.'' Perez got Cabrera to hit a game-ending groundout with...

2013 MLB Draft: Looking at the redrafts

We are about a month until the 2013 MLB Draft and things are starting to crystallize.  The top two picks are all but confirmed to be Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray, though the order they are taken is yet to be determined and won't be known until draft night. That being said, one of the things that has always made the MLB Draft very different from every other draft, is that it...

Indians activate Michael Bourn from DL

Michael Bourn missed three weeks, and that's surprising considering the initial prognosis.  However, the Cleveland Indians can breath a sigh of relief as they have their newly signed outfielder back and available to play.  After suffering a laceration to his finger when he was spiked in Colorado, Bourn was placed on the DL.  The Indians activated him yesterday. Bourn did...

Indians vs. Tigers: Previewing the Central Division showdown

All offseason long, Tribe fans heard about that team up north. Last year the Detroit Tigers were not only the reigning American League Central Division Champions, but won the AL Pennant for the second time in the last seven years. Although they were swept by the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, Detroit has continued to be one of the best teams in the league, averaging 92...

5/11 Recap: Indians 7 - Tigers 6

Player of the Game With his third straight solid start, Ubaldo Jimenez gets the award for tonight. Even when he did not hit his spots, his fastball had so much movement that it fooled the hitters anyway. Six strong innings is all the offense needed to effectively win the game. It could not have come at a better time as the Indians inch closer to the top spot in the A.L. Central...

Terry Francona Gets A Sunflower Seed Shower During Interview

Mike Aviles of the Cleveland Indians had a little fun with his manager, Terry Francona, during a day game against the A’s on Thursday.  While Francona was being interviewed during the third inning Aviles tossed some sunflower seeds at the oblivious Francona and thankfully it was captured on camera. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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