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After watching Ubaldo Jimenez on Tuesday, I was happy to know Justin Masterson would be taking the hill in this game. In the last five games the Indians had only scored more than two runs once, Saturday’s 9-4 victory over Chicago. With the offense scuffling, a strong starting pitching performance seemed necessary to give the team a chance to even up the series.
The Whole Nine
1. I’ve watched Justin Masterson closely all year, and despite the final product, I didn’t think his stuff was that bad in this game. If you just looked at the box score you would be concerned about the 11 hits over five innings, but it wasn’t as bad as it seems. He left more balls up in the zone than previous starts, but the Red Sox hitters hit some great pitches and had some luck in others finding a hole. I don’t think this start changes anything. Masterson still looks very good.
2. One thing that should be noted is that John Farrell packed the Red Sox lineup with six left-handed hitters a...
BEST OF MAXIM
Ubaldo Jimenez has certainly become a lightning rod for the Cleveland Indians, and I'm trying to get away from the trees here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario.
You know the M.O. when you hear his name. We traded two high commodity prospects for him. He has lost velocity. He can’t throw a strike. His delivery is terrible. He’s much too passive on the mound. There...
I am sort of obsessed with Justin Masterson.
Every year, whether he has a difficult April (like last year) or a fabulous one (like 2011) I find myself poring over his stat line to see if anything remarkable has changed. More often than not, I end up concluding the same thing each year: he’s a good pitcher who—as most non-strikeout pitchers do—relies heavily on the random...
Cleveland, Ohio — On a day filled with tributes to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, the Red Sox lit up Ubaldo Jimenez to the tune of seven runs in the second inning, beating the Cleveland Indians 7-2.
After retiring the first three hitters of the game by ground out, Jimenez (0-2, 11.25) failed to work out of the second inning. He allowed seven earned runs on two hits...
There was rain in the forecast the last two nights in Cleveland. It is too bad it never arrived.
I sound like a broken record and we are only two weeks plus into the season, but the Tribe’s starting pitching is obviously a big concern. The thought was that with their best on the mound, Justin Masterson, the bleeding could be stopped. Actually the Indians starters pitched well in...
The Ubaldo Jimenez experience in Cleveland is rapidly coming to an end — or at least a long pause.
Yours truly and many I know immediately declared the July 31, 2011 deadline deal a blunder the night it was made, as did many MLB experts.
The stats have proven us prescient.
In 254 innings with the Indians, Jimenez has an ERA over 5.50 (closer to 6 since opening day 2012),...
It’s now been three days since Ubaldo Jimenez’s awful start against the Boston Red Sox. While no one wants to relive that night any more than we have to, let’s just take a moment to revisit it one last time.
Jimenez was making his third start of the season for the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday and after one inning, it seemed as though there was legitimate reason to be encouraged...
Boston got its first sporting distraction since the Marathon bombing as the Red Sox went to Cleveland and beat the Indians soundly, 7-2.
First, the game stuff: It was a weird one. The pitching was all over the place. Ubaldo Jimenez got scorched for Cleveland, registering his second-shortest career outing after walking five batters and allowing all seven Boston runs in an inning...
The Indians series with the Boston Red Sox certainly didn’t lack for storylines. First and foremost, you had the Boston Marathon bombings, which took place just after the Red Sox Patriots day game with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Sox came to Cleveland with heavy hearts to face their old manager Terry Francona. Tito did put it out there right away – this series isn’t about him....
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CLEVELAND -- Amidst all the talk of the Cleveland Indians starting pitching, there is another item to mention about this team in the very early going.With Wednesday nights 6-3 loss to Boston, the Indians now have scored three runs or fewer in five of their last six games.And the three runs they scored on Wednesday were the high in those five games.The only time the bats got going...
Game 13: With heavy hearts, The Red Sox win 7-2
Despite the tragedy happening about 48 hours earlier in their town, the Boston Red Sox traveled to Cleveland and continued with business as usual, winning 7-2 with a relatively weak offensive night. Red Sox batters struck out 16 times against the Indians pitchers, but all they needed was one inning to show the nation that they were...
The Boston Red Sox continued their hot streak winning their 5th game in a row, the second in Cleveland. 15 hits by the Red Sox lead the way, with the team getting on the board early and often. Indians pitcher Justin Masterson was tied for the MLB lead in ERA but lost that after the Red Sox hitters roughed him up early. The Red Sox are currently 10-4, and are 9-0 when scoring first...
Yesterday featured some brilliant picks. The Twins over the Angels? I had it. The Padres over the Dodgers? Yep. Got that one. Unfortunately, there were some really stupid picks that canceled out the smart ones. Picks like the Indians over the Red Sox. Did I really pick Ubaldo Jimenez. Oh Ubaldo. Ubaldo. What the heck was I thinking? And I picked the Cubs over the Rangers!?