Found May 28, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Chicago White Sox
Entering the 2012 season, the Cleveland Indians were not expected to have all that much starting pitching depth. After last year’s trade that brought Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland and sent out Alex White and Drew Pomeranz, the two-most highly rated hurlers in the system, the Tribe’s minor leagues took a big hit.
Of course, the system still was top-heavy, as there were eight players contending in spring training for a rotation spot (including Zach McAllister, David Huff and Kevin Slowey). The winners were Justin Masterson, Derek Lowe, Josh Tomlin, Gomez and Jimenez, but that meant several players for AAA Columbus already had plenty of MLB experience, and the lower levels on down didn’t have many top names at all.
Then, there are the injuries and slow progressions. The only two starters in Baseball America’s top 10 rankings for the Indians are No. 2 RHP Dillon Howard and No. 6 RHP Austin Adams. Howard has yet to pitch at all in the system and Adams just had right shoulder surgery that l...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
We have now passed the Memorial Day checkpoint, and your Cleveland Indians (27-21) are still in first place by the narrowest of margins. The red hot Chicago White Sox pounded the Tribe into submission over the weekend and moved themselves just a half game back at 27-22. The onslaught was stunning to say the least, considering the fact that the Indians are built...
A much needed victory today for the Indians as they returned home to a crowd of over 25K at Progressive Field. Josh Tomlin was adequate in his return to the mound, and a five-run third inning boosted the Tribe to the win.
Of note, Lonnie Chisenhall homered in his first MLB at-bat of the season, Jason Kipnis collected three more hits and Chris Perez’s only stumble was after capturing...
After last weekend’s disappointing three-game sweep at the hands of the Chicago White Sox, the Indians are on the verge of at least one roster move today. Injuries have decimated the lineup recently, but it’s not exactly certain what the transactions will be later today.
Previously, it was announced that RHP Josh Tomlin would be activated off the DL and start today’s series...
35 runs, that is what the Indians pitching gave up in Chicago the past three days. The Cleveland Indians Derek Lowe said he sucked yesterday and he was right. The problem is the rest of the Indians pitchers who faced the White Sox didn’t fair any better. We all know the Chicago White Sox can hit the baseball, but 35 runs against another major league baseball team, are you kidding...
The Indians couldn't have had much more of a disastrous weekend in Chicago. Fresh off a three-game sweep of the Tigers in their last home series, the Indians went to Chicago and got mauled three consecutive games, including a 12-6 blowout loss on Sunday.
In addition to losing three games, the Indians also lost four players over the weekend due to injuries. They played virtually...
The Cleveland Indians have given up 23 runs in the past two games against the Chicago White Sox. Yesterday Derek Lowe said he sucked and many are hoping the big man Ubaldo Jimenez doesn’t suck today as he hope to get the Indians at least one win in the windy city of Chicago. Every year the team faces one team that gives them a difficult time. This season it appears to be the White...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is in the lineup as Cleveland's designated hitter after missing three straight games with a tight hamstring.
Cabrera was not in manager Manny Acta's original lineup, but was added after going through a full pre-game workout Tuesday before the Indians faced the Kansas City Royals. Acta said he wanted to "ease...
This game looked a lot like the other two contests of this series, but was a lot more damaging. With the White Sox (26-22) victory, they are now just one-half game behind the Tribe (26-21) in the AL Central. Oy.
Some of the highlights from today: Ubaldo Jimenez continued with his early-inning struggles, Lou Marson got hit in the mouth with a pitch and Johnny Damon hit his first home...
Indians closer Chris Perez has angered Kansas City's Jarrod Dyson for a gesture he made after striking out the Royals outfielder.
Perez, who recently criticized Indians fans for their lack of support, mocked Dyson by waving his hand in front of his face - a move popularized by pro wrestler John Cena - in the ninth inning of Monday's game. Dyson called the gesture '&...
There's no place like home for the holiday. After getting pounded on the road for three in Chicago, the Indians will return home to face the dilapidated Royals on Memorial Day. The Indians have won four of six against Kansas City so far this year and will look to continue on at that pace. With the sweep by the White Sox the Tribe have fallen to a half game lead over those same...
(AP) -- The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians have returned to their winning ways, with their substitute No. 3 hitter providing a big boost for their banged-up lineup.
Jason Kipnis looks to continue his tear at the plate for the Indians on Tuesday night against the visiting Kansas City Royals.
After being swept by the White Sox in Chicago over the weekend, Cleveland (27-21)...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dayan Viciedo homered in his third straight game, Paul Konerko had four hits, and the Chicago White Sox pounded Derek Lowe and the short-handed Cleveland Indians 14-7 Saturday for their eighth win in nine games.
Chicago scored four in the first and four more while chasing Lowe in the third after Cleveland scored five in the top half. Viciedo's two-run homer made...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Paul Konerko hit a go-ahead three-run homer and the Chicago White Sox routed the Cleveland Indians 12-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Konerko battled back from an 0-2 count against Ubaldo Jimenez in the fourth inning and deposited the eighth pitch of the at-bat into the left-center field seats to give Chicago a 7-4 lead.
Konerko finished with two hits...
Dayan Viciedo homered in his third straight game, Paul Konerko had four hits, and the Chicago White Sox pounded Derek Lowe and the short-handed Cleveland Indians 14-7 Saturday for their eighth win in nine games.
Chicago scored four in the first and four more while chasing Lowe in the third after Cleveland scored five in the top half. Viciedo's two-run homer made it 8-5, and...
The Indians dropped their first game without the troika of Asdrubal Cabrera, Carlos Santana, and Travis Hafner, who are all on the shelf for a variety of reasons. But it wasn’t an unimpressive lineup that led to the loss, as the Tribe’s pitchers were shelled by the White Sox. Derek Lowe’s regression came in a swift and thunderous swoop, as the sinkerballer gave up 8 earned...