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Maybe, just maybe...
After throwing arguably his best game as an Indian last week, Ubaldo Jimenez's follow-up was highly-anticipated. Could one great start turn into another?
Well, it wasn't great, but there was still plenty to like. The offense gave him an early lead again. He threw 60% of his 101 pitches for strikes (about Major League average; down from 67% in his last start, but much better than what we have come to expect from him), and got ahead of 14 of the 24 batters he faced (right on his pace from the last start). His velocity was good, especially late, as he touched 96 on one of his final pitches of the night.Most importantly, though, was that there was no real indication of overthrowing. Just like his last start, he appeared to not be fighting himself, physically. If he and Mickey Calloway have stumbled onto a permanent solution to this that has plagued him for so long, it might change everything for the player and the team. Better mechanics breeds better command...
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CLEVELAND -- The Indians believed theyd have a better lineup this season.They didnt know theyd be taking part in home run derbies.At least they didnt say so.Monday night, Cleveland hit four solo home runs to back up Ubaldo Jimenez's second strong start in beating the Oakland As 7-3. The Indians now have 44 for the season, which leads the American League and is tied for first...
Its barely May and the Cleveland Indians have been through two seasons of starts that fizzled.But the 2013 version provides reason to believe this house is not built on toothpicks, that wins in seven-of-eight and 10-of-14 is not fools gold.These Indians at this point provide much to like.The team found itself after a players meeting toward the end of April. A 9-0 loss in the first...
The Akron Aeros continued their run of winning over the past week, taking five of seven games to move to 15-16 on the season. Manager Edwin Rodriguez thinks that the better play is all about those guys on the mound.
"I think the last ten games have been very good," Rodriguez said. "This game's all about pitching. The pitching sets the tone of the game."...
After being selected as a No. 1 draft pick (11th overall) in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft by the Florida Marlins, outfielderJeremy Hermida was one of the most highly-touted prospects in the sport.
He made his major league debut on August 31, 2005 with the Marlins in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. In his first major league at-bat, Hermida belted a grand slam off...
Isn’t it amazing how things can change in a matter of weeks?
Just one week ago, the Indians were looking like a team that was inconsistent, deflated, and quite frankly — defeated.
What about now?
The Indians went 5-1 during this past week, and the team’s record now sits at 14-14. They’re currently in third place in the American League Central and they trail the Detroit Tigers...
The Cleveland Indians have placed right-handed setup man Vinnie Pestano on the 15-day disabled list due to soreness in his throwing elbow. The ailment has been diagnosed as elbow tendinitis -- according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com -- who reports Cleveland recalled left-hander Nick Hagadone from Triple-A to fill Pestano's roster spot.
The Indians were hoping the elbow issue...
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.
Ryan Merritt (SP, Lake County Captains): 7 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K.
Going into this season, Merritt was hardly considered much of a prospect, but he is turning some heads so far. His start...
CLEVELAND (AP) --Asdrubal Cabrera homered twice and Mark Reynolds hit one to the deepest reaches of Progressive Field, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
Jason Kipnis and Cabrera hit consecutive homers in the first inning off Jarrod Parker (1-5). In the fifth, Cabrera homered again and Reynolds launched a 460-foot shot -- his 10th...
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves tonight from 10:00pm – 11:00pm EST. The one hour show airs every Tuesday and is hosted by IndiansBaseballInsider.com’s Tony Lastoria and Jim Pete and is brought to you by the Akron Aeros.
In tonight's episode, Tony and Jim discuss if some things are real or just a mirage. The Indians have played much better of late and they appear to...
The Cleveland Indians' losing streak to the Oakland Athletics is over.
The Indians will now try to hand Tommy Milone a career-worst fourth straight loss.
Cleveland could also move a season high-tying two games above .500 on Tuesday night when this four-game series continues at Progressive Field.
Asdrubal Cabrera had a career high-tying two homers, Mark Reynolds' AL-leading...
If you thought the Chase Headley/Padres extension rumors were exciting, just wait until you get a load of the Michael Brantley situation! Cleveland has been rumored to be talking to Brantley and his representatives about an extension during the off-season. Despite things changing a bit since the signing of Michael Bourn, and Brantley himself saying he has not heard anything about...
Player of the Game: Mike Pelfrey (6 inn. 4 hits 1 ER 1 BB / 7 SO)
As the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
Cleveland snapped their six-game winning streak Sunday afternoon as they fell to the Minnesota Twins, 4-2. The Tribe bats cooled off considerably as the team was blanked by a strong pitching performance from Twins starter Mike Pelfrey (3-3,...
Oakland A's (18-14) Chance of Postseason Play (48.9%) at Cleveland Indians (14-14) Chance of Postseason Play (31.6%)
Series 11, Games 29, 30, 31and 32
Progressive Field, Cleveland: 1.086, Extreme hitters park.
Monday , May 6 7:05 EDT (STO)
Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2, 7.13) vs. Jarrod Parker (1-4, 7.36)
A battle of the disappointments. Both pitchers were...
The mark of a good team is always how they respond to adversity. The Terry Francona led Indians have had plenty of it thus far, thanks to slumps, shaky starting pitching, and a whole host of injuries. But when things were at their low point, they turned things around in a hurry.
Sunday brought the end of the six-game winning streak where they hit everything in sight and pitched better...