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The good news?
It’s only been eight games. Nothing is decided in eight games.
The bad news?
Those eight games have raised more questions than they’ve answered about the Indians’2013 pitching staff. The Indians are tied with the mighty Houston Astros for the most runs given up in the American League. The team has surrendered 48 runs in eight games, good for 6.0 per game. You don’t win very often when you give up six runs a game.
I want to focus on two starters in particular, Ubaldo Jimenez and Brett Myers.
Plenty of questions surrounded Jimenez and Myers entering the year. It wasn’t surprising to see Jimenez follow a great start with one that was essentially a microcosm of his 2012 campaign. The more surprising item has been Brett Myers futility. I wasn’t down on Myers following his tough spring as his track record in the majors had me convinced that he would be able to eat innings and provide decent numbers in the middle of the rotation. After watching him serve up seven home runs i...
BEST OF MAXIM
How about we start this week’s column with a little scene setting, eh?
The date is April 8, 2013. The place is downtown Cleveland. The time is 3 p.m., and all throughout the city, a “Tribe Vibe” has engulfed residents.
Over 40,000 Cleveland Indians fans are in the downtown vicinity in some capacity, and the excitement over the Tribe’s home opener is visible at just about...
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrosco was ejected from Tuesday's game at Progressive Field after he drilled New York Yankees batter Kevin Youkilis with a pitch immediately after giving up a home run to Robinson Cano.
It happened in the top of the fourth inning after Cano's home run gave the Yankees a 7-0 lead. Carrosco threw...
Cleveland, OH — After working out of early trouble in the first, Cleveland Indians starter Carlos Carrasco gave up seven runs before being ejected in the top of the fourth as the Indians lost their second straight game to the Yankees, 14-1.
After Ichiro Suzuki grounded into a double play in the top of the second, Eduardo Nunez and Lyle Overbay hit back-to-back singles off Carrasco...
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.
Bryson Myles (LF, Carolina): 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB
Now this is everything you could want out of Myles. The power-speed combination has tantalized fans for years to no...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians manager Terry Francona hopes Carlos Carrasco can duck another suspension.
Carrasco, who just finished serving a five-game suspension for throwing at a player in 2011, is facing further discipline after he was ejected in the fourth inning Tuesday for hitting New York's Kevin Youkilis in the left shoulder -- one pitch after giving up a two-run homer to...
LOUISVILLE, KY – The Columbus Clippers used five pitchers to secure a 5-0 shutout win over the Louisville Bats on Wednesday night. The victory gave the Clippers the series win, 2-1.
The headline before the game was that Clippers starting pitcher to be, Corey Kluber, was recalled back up to the majors. Kluber was set to start on the mound for the Clippers on Wednesday night, but...
I am not one to panic. Especially with 150-plus games left on the schedule. The hot starts for the Tribe the last two years resulted in nothing. But obviously you would like to see the lesser parts of your team do well early to give them confidence as the season starts to build.
It was no secret that the weak link of the 2013 Cleveland Indians would be their starting rotation. All...
BY Tony LastoriaSpecial to FOXSportsOhio.com
By now, every Indians fan has heard of Cleveland Indians shortstop and top prospect Francisco Lindor.
Its kind of hard not to know who he is since he has taken the organization by storm since he was drafted in June of 2011. In almost two years time, Lindor has established himself as the heir apparent at shortstop for the Indians and one...
"Minor Happenings" is a bi-weekly column which recaps the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. Information in this report is compiled from my own research and through discussions with industry personnel inside and outside the Cleveland Indians organization. Unless otherwise noted, the intellectual property contained in this report is owned by IndiansProspectInsider...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians starter Carlos Carrasco has been ejected in the fourth inning after hitting Kevin Youkilis in the shoulder with a pitch.
Carrasco, who recently finished serving a five-game suspension for throwing at Kansas City's Billy Butler in 2011, had just given up a homer to Robinson Cano, giving the New York Yankees a 7-0 lead Tuesday night, when he drilled Youkilis...
CLEVELAND — Another dangerous pitch has Carlos Carrasco in trouble again.
The Cleveland Indians pitcher was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Friday for “intentionally throwing” at New York’s Kevin Youkilis, the right-hander’s second penalty in two years for aiming at a hitter.
Carrasco had just completed serving a five-game suspension for a fastball...
Not Exactly How I Planned To Start The Season
At 6:30 when I was on my way to Progressive Field for my first live Indians game of the season, I couldn’t be more excited. By 9:30 that night, however, when the Yankees were beating my beloved Tribe 14-1 and “Let’s go Yankees!” chants from the New York fans in attendance was nauseatingly audible above the normal chatter of the...
I can’t help but shake my head while sitting here during the opening home series here at Progressive Field.
The Cleveland Indians are 3-5 and two games out of first on April 10th, and to listen to the general populace that surround the Indians, you would think that the season ended yesterday after another 100-loss season.
Sure, things could be better. The pitching staff looks like...
Zebulon, N.C. – The Carolina Mudcats struck back at the series-winning Wilmington Blue Rocks, demolishing them with a 12-1 score Wednesday afternoon at Five County Stadium.
Right-handed pitcher Cody Anderson (2-0) got the win for the Mudcats, pitching five innings and holding the Blue Rocks scoreless for three innings, with a three up three down inning in the second.
Carlos Carrasco hasn’t pitched in a Major League game since 2011. After allowing a grand slam against the Royals, he threw at the head of Billy Bulter and was tossed and suspended for 5-games. However, he did not serve it … Continue reading →