It’s a Start
Big right-hander Justin Masterson made his second consecutive opening day start for the Indians on Tuesday against the Blue Jays and overall was effective in six innings of work. However, Masterson did struggle with his pitch location in his first three innings as he surrendered three hits and walked four over that time frame and loaded the bases in the third inning with no outs. Thankfully, Masterson got some help from his defense as shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera caught a liner from the seat of his pants and started a double play to get the right-hander out of that third inning jam.
Over the course of his last three innings, Masterson appeared to find his groove as he set down 11 in a row. By the end of the night, Masterson had an solid line by pitching six innings with one run on three hits, four walks and five strikeouts. He did hit a batter along the way, but overall had a start which he can build upon.
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