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The Indians have now played five games and each pitcher in their starting rotation has made their first start of the season.
Not that a lot was going to be taken from one turn through the rotation, but through five games the rotation has been as advertised as a volatile unit that is a complete wildcard for the Indians this season. Some good things were seen from the likes of Justin Masterson, Ubaldo Jimenez, and Zach McAllister, but on the flip side there was not much to like from the outings that Brett Myers and Trevor Bauer had.
On the positive side, the Indians top two starters Masterson and Jimenez got their seasons off on a good note and even McAllister chipped in with a solid outing.
On Tuesday night in the season opener, Masterson had some early struggles with his command and threw a lot of pitches the first three innings, but from there he really settled in and was very sharp in his final three innings o...
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Today Major League Baseball will get a look at Trevor Baur. The Cleveland Indians had little choice but to call Bauer up from Triple A Columbus to fill a vacant starter role left in the line-up by an injured Scott Kazmir who suffered a strained his right rib cage. Bauer had his major league debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks in June of 2012, he has a 1-2 win loss record recording...
Trevor Bauer’s Indians debut could’ve been worse. It sure could’ve been better. But all things considered, it could’ve been much worse.
Bauer battled through five innings, giving up three runs on two hits and seven walks. It wasn’t pretty, but Bauer worked himself out of some (self inflicted) jams and gave the Tribe a chance to stay in the game. Bauer began his evening...
So far, Trevor Bauer's adjustment to life in pro ball from UCLA is off to a much worse start than Keifer Sutherland's television career after 24. Have you seen Touch? Yeah, neither has anyone else. Making his Cleveland Indians debut after the Diamondbacks jettisoned Bauer (Trevor) for cents on the dollar, the 22-year-old pitcher turned in a performance that led me to believe...
The move was not performance based, but it seems Trevor Bauer could use some additional time at Triple-A before making the permanent jump to the big leagues. Bauer was scheduled to be optioned back to the minors when Chris Carrasco returned from suspension. That is happening this week, so Bauer was sent down.
Trevor Bauer was optioned to AAA Columbus after last night'...
You may have heard of Indians’ pitching prospect Trevor Bauer when he was drafted out of UCLA because of his excellent fastball and unorthodox mechanics. You may also have heard of him when he debuted for the Diamondbacks last season as a heralded draft pick who some thought to be the next Tim Lincecum. Or maybe he crossed your radar when he went 1-2 with a 6.06 ERA and was subsequently...
Trevor Bauer's first career major league start with the Indians will forever be remembered as him being the first pitcher to walk the first four batters of a game since John Danks of the White Sox in 2009 and the first Indian since Bartolo Colon. However, Bauer's start was confirmation of everything we have heard about him: has a high ceiling, unpolished, raw,...
Let's face it, being the Cleveland Indians already puts you behind the eight ball before your season even starts. So when the Tribe draws BOTH of last season's Cy Young Award winners in their first week, let's just say counting down magic numbers by stripping off the owner's clothes probably doesn't look to be in the cards any time soon.
But even Ricky "...
Baseball returned to Cleveland yesterday. Optimism surrounding the Indians was in the air and everywhere to be seen downtown. That is, until Ubaldo Jimenez fell into a familiar set of bad habits, and a familiar face crashed the annual party.
Don't let an average spring and one start fool you. This is still the same Jimenez that we have seen before. He continued to be...
Joe and Mike recorded another episode of Burning River Radio for your listening pleasure:
On this episode they discuss the Indians first week of baseball, including Ubaldo Jimenez's first start, Mark Reynolds power streak and Trevor Bauer's Indians debut. There is also an in depth discussion on the difference a manager can make in the game and how to quantify it...
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Oh boy. Maybe it was destiny. “Terry Francona candidly admits he is directionally challenged. He proved that before the Cleveland Indians home opener Monday. Francona lives...
- Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer walked the first four Rays batters on Saturday, forcing in a run. That was all Tampa Bay needed as Cleveland didn’t score a run the whole game.
- Jacoby Ellsbury led off the game Saturday with a double. The next Red Sox hit came with two outs in the ninth inning.
- Marlins starting pitching ERA is 2.48. Their relievers’ ERA is 8.10.
Player of the Game: Alex Cobb (7 1/3 innings 0 ER 4 Hits 3 BB 6 SO)
For the second consecutive night, the Indians were blanked by Rays starting pitching as they fell to their third loss in a row on Saturday, 6-0. Tribe starter Trevor Bauer while making it through five innings, showed fans and the organization that he needs more minor league seasoning, as he compiled seven...
Cleveland Indians catcher Lou Marson has a cervical-neck strain, the result of a home-plate collision.
Marson left in the fourth, one inning after Tampa Bay's Desmond Jennings collided with him in Saturday night's game.
Jennings tried to score from third on Matt Joyce's grounder, but Marson held on to third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall's throw for the out.
Ahhh, the Cleavers of Cleveland: May they always play against us!Opening day by the lake. Such a delight. Nick Swisher. Terry Francona. Funny named players - Drew Stubbs. Asdrubal Cabrera. Big humiliated crowd. The return of Pronk. Amazing press box coffee machines. (See next post) Five run cakewalk - plus the icing: A remembrance of the reason we still love Brian "Death Wish...
We’ve waited a long time for the much anticipated 2013 Cleveland Indians season to begin. The complete makeover of the team, a culture change if you will, has been universally lauded across our fair city. It starts with manager Terry Francona. I think it was a good thing that the Indians started on a tough six-game road trip to AL East beasts Toronto and Tampa Bay. Because of...