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It was a familiar setting. A type of opening day. Save situation. Against the Toronto Blue Jays. Chris Perez had been there before in 2012, and fortunately for Indians fans, this save opportunity ended in a Cleveland victory.
On Opening Day, Perez blew the save in allowing three ninth-inning runs to Toronto, eventually leading to a 7-4 loss in 16 innings. On Friday night, however, with the Indians returning from the All-Star Break three games back of the White Sox, he preserved a 1-0 lead for his 25th save out of 27 chances on the year.
Justin Masterson delivered seven spotless innings and Vinnie Pestano got out of the eighth to set the table for the All-Star Perez. All the star pitchers needed in terms of offense was a solo home run by Travis Hafner, who continues to hit the ball well since returning from injury.
ESPN Stats reported after the game that this was Toronto’s first 1-0 home loss via a home run since 2002 against the Angels. And that’s not a huge surprise considering th...
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The inconsistency of the Indians' starting pitching has been found mostly in the bottom three spots in
the rotation. However, even the No. 1 and 2 starters, Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez, have had their
occasional ups and downs as well. On Friday night, it was Masterson who pitched the Indians to a 1-0 win over Toronto, while underscoring
his own recent inconsistencies...
What a great way to start off the second half. Justin Masterson was, well, masterful, and the usual duo of Vinnie Pestano and Chris Perez was dominant in the final two frames.
A solo shot in the second by Travis Hafner was all of the firepower the Indians offense needed to improve to 45-41 on the season. This was a crucial victory with both Detroit and the White Sox leading as of...
The Cleveland Indians need the guys they count on to step it up offensively. One guy is Carlos Santana, in Toronto Santana went 1 for 8 at the plate. The Cleveland Indians lost two of the three games they played north of the border and the last was a complete shut out 3-0. The Tribe left runners on base plenty of times in-game three. Santana who last year could come through in...
While it took him a while to get going, Ubaldo Jimenez appears to have found his groove.
Jimenez looks for his recent success to carry over as the visiting Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays continue a three-game set Saturday.
Though his 5.79 ERA over the first two months left much to be desired, Jimenez (8-7, 4.50 ERA) has picked up the pace over his last seven starts, going...
Derek Lowe came into the 2012 season looking invincible. The Indians pitcher has a winning record of 8-6 even though he has suffered some losses in his last few outings. Lowe looked like he could cruise though the season at the age of 39. We had to stop and remember this is M.L.B., and the season is more like a marathon and not a sprint. Lowe at the age of 39 had a long road ahead...
This one was a doozy. The Cleveland Indians obviously should have lost by quite a bit more to Toronto Saturday afternoon, and that’s all on Ubaldo Jimenez.
The former Colorado Rockies ace had his worst outing of 2012, exiting after just 2.1 innings pitched. Against the 18 batters he faced, he allowed eight runs on seven hits (including two homers and four doubles), along with four...
Special Addition; Cleveland Indians Article, Written By Andy Wolf
It isn’t too hard to know where your favorite team in the stages of winning a championship. A lot of teams have been hovering around the same phase for the past few years looking for one more piece to put them over the edge. Whether it is constant rebuilding or constant contention, the main difference between contention...
So, after three innings, did anyone expect this to be a competitive contest? The Indians eventually stranded the tying run on first base in the top of the eighth, as Toronto Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen picked up the final four outs for the save.
This was Ubaldo Jimenez’s worst outing of the season, as he failed to get past a miserable third inning. But Cleveland later rallied...
As we do each summer at WFNY when the Cleveland Indians hit the All-Star break, we take a look back at the four facets of the team on the field. There’s been been a lot to talk about with this club. Their 44-41 record is good enough for second in the American League Central, but the team has shown some serious flaws. GM Chris Antonetti continues to tell us that the Indians have...
The Indians faltered again today in a rubber match against the Blue Jays. Toronto scored three times against Derek Lowe in the third, and that was all the offense for the day.
The bats were miserable again today, with the team mustering just five hits and five walks total. Yet again, there were several wasted opportunities and some truly awful at-bats by the bottom of the lineup...
After a rough first game following the All-Star break, the Toronto Blue Jays showed they still have a lot of pop in their lineup.
Right-hander Carlos Villanueva is trying to show he belongs in the rotation.
Villanueva makes his third start of the season Sunday when Toronto concludes its season series with the Cleveland Indians.
Held to five singles by Justin Masterson while getting...
Did I say typical? Oops.
This great play involving Cleveland Indians pitcher Esmil Rogers and first basemen Casey Kotchman started with a deflected ball off of Rogers leg that went into foul territory. Kotchman, who didn’t give up on the play, chased the ball down and flipped it backwards for the out at first.
Player of the Game
Justin Masterson pitched a masterful game as he ran away with today's Player of the Game. Masterson pitched 7 shut out innings, allowing just 5 singles, 2 of which were immediately erased by double plays. A majority of Masterson's outs were ground balls, as he only struck out 5 Toronto batters. Hopefully he can continue to look like the Indians Ace through...
Player of the Game
Shelley Duncan won today's Player of the Game with a score of 6.42. Duncan "drove in" the first Tribe run in the 2nd inning when he was hit by an Aaron Laffey pitch with the bases loaded. He also hit a home run in the 4th inning, driving in Michael Brantley. Duncan went 3-3 today with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored, awarding him his 6th PoG of the season...
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Chris Perez talks about his love of video games and beards. What could possibly be more manly? Except for that whole Ravens bit: “‘I’m actually a huge gamer,’ Perez...