Found May 30, 2013 on
Burning River Baseball:
Tampa Bay Rays ( - ) at Cleveland Indians ( - )
Series 19, Games 54, 55 & 56
Progressive Field, Cleveland: Park Factor 96, Pitcher's Park.
Friday, May 31st 7:05 EDT (STO)
Matt Moore (8-0, 2.21) vs Corey Kluber (3-3, 4.57)
Brett Myers injury complications has granted Kluber a reprieve from the worry of being removed from the rotation, but the way he has pitched lately is really what earned him his place on the team. In his last three starts he has lowered his ERA a full run per nine innings while throwing 19 innings and striking out 23. He will face the difficult task of going against Moore, the best pitcher on an extremely good pitching team.
Moore's last time out was the first game his team as lost that he started all year, although he himself didn't actually take the loss. He has given up just two runs in his last two starts covering 14 innings. This type of performance is not atypical for Moore, who has only given up more than two runs in two games t...
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In the game of baseball, nothing seems to ever stay the same.
What may have been a strength suddenly becomes a weakness and what was a weakness suddenly becomes a strength — there’s no method to the madness.
For proof, look no further than the 2013 Cleveland Indians.
Heading into this past season, it seemed as if the general consensus among fans was the same: This team has the...
CLEVELAND -- Terry Francona has learned quickly that hes not in Boston anymore.
Managing in Cleveland is a different ballgame.
Its more baseball and less soap opera however you want to say it, Francona said Friday before the Indians rain-delayed game against Tampa.
Franconas statement was in response to a question about events he described in his book, Francona: The Red Sox Years...
The Cleveland Indians have announced that catcher Lou Marson will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday night with Double-A Akron. If there are no setbacks, his rehab assignment will be transferred to Triple-A Columbus on Friday.
Marson, 26, has been limited to just three games and five total plate appearances with the Indians this season. He has spent time on the...
AKRON, OH -- Down 2-1 in the ninth inning, first baseman Jesus Aguilar tied the game with an opposite field home run, just out of right fielder Steven Souza Jr.'s reach at the "It's A Whole New Ballgame" sign.
After the two teams went six more innings, it almost literally was.
The Akron Aeros (24-30) won 3-2 Thursday night in 15 innings, defeating the Harrisburg...
The Columbus Clippers finished their eighth week of the season losing six of the seven games played and are now 29-24 on the year. The six games lost this week are the most the Clippers have lost in a week all season, and come a week after they set their longest win streak of the season with six in a row.
The Clippers finished their home series with the Syracuse Chiefs over the...
The players the Indians might draft appears to be narrowing, which is of course natural as we are just a week from the draft. Here are the guys I think are on the Indians' draft radar for the fifth pick this year.
There is a ton of debate about this pick, so I thought I would show the reasons why each pick would be good and why each of the players would not be a good pick....
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.
Shawn Morimando (SP, Carolina): W (3-5), 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 SO
Sometimes pitchers seem to just put everything together. With a fairly problematic 34:25 SO:BB in 51.0 innings...
The Tampa Bay Rays have suspended Josh Sale, their 2010 first-round pick, for conduct detrimental to the organization, the team announced Wednesday.
"Threw 50 cents at a stripper tonight. First time. Got kicked out and she got so (mad) thought she was gonna cry. Your a stripper. Be thankful," Sale posted.
He was suspended for not knowing the difference between...
Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona made his return to Fenway Park this past weekend with the red-hot Cleveland Indians by his side.
Luckily for the Sox, the series didn’t go Francona’s way as Boston took three out of four games.
Nonetheless, Francona still found a little bit of time to play around with an old friend: Don Orsillo.
Check out what the NESN play-by-play man had...
LOUISVIILE, KY – The Columbus Clippers dropped their second game of the series against the Louisville Bats 10-7 Wednesday morning. The Clippers have lost six of their seven games in the last week.
Despite a decent performance from the Clippers’ bats, it was Louisville making all of the plays from the plate. The Bats scored in six of the eight innings—racking up ten runs in...
It is time for another edition of “Coach's Corner” hear at the IBI, a monthly piece where Tony sits down with a coach in the Indians minor league system and really break down and discuss several players on the roster as well as some of the general philosophies they are teaching. He recently had a chance to sit down with Low-A Lake County pitching coach Steve Karsay and talked...
Matt Joyce and James Loney homered to support pitcher Alex Colome in his major league debut Thursday night and helped send the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins, who lost their ninth straight.
Colome (1-0) allowed an unearned run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings. He walked two and struck out seven as the Rays won their fifth straight.
Fernando Rodney pitched...
Kelly Johnson and Yunel Escobar each had an RBI and Roberto Hernandez turned in his strongest effort of the season pitching into the ninth-inning and leading the Tampa Bay Rays over the Miami Marlins 3-1. Tampa Bay won their fourth game in a row, and the Marlins lost their eighth straight game.Hernandez came into the game having allowed 10 earned runs in six innings in his previous...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Breathless Corey Kluber Status Update
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Breathless Corey Kluber Status Update
What the Attentive Reader Will Know
One thing the particularly attentive reader will know is that Cleveland right-hander and arch-nemesis of danger Corey...
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The Tampa Bay Rays will climb four games above .500 for the first time this season with a fourth consecutive win over the Miami Marlins, but Roberto Hernandez might not be the right pitcher to help them achieve that.
Hernandez looks to rebound from a pair of rough outings when the Citrus Series shifts to Miami on Wednesday night....