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Lots of concern for Pestano
Right-handed setup man Vinnie Pestano did not have his best day on the mound on Saturday in Boston as he blew the save and was battered for four runs in the eighth inning.
As a reliever in a high pressure situation, that is going to happen at times. But the manner in which it happened is what is most concerning. Not the hits and runs he allowed, but the lack of command and velocity with his fastball.
Pestano has shown good command of his fastball over his career, first in the minor leagues and now in the big leagues for the past three plus seasons. But since his return from the disabled list on May 17th when he was sidelined for about two weeks with elbow tendonitis he has not looked like the same pitcher as Indians fans have come love slamming the door shut in the eighth inning with electric stuff.
Not only has the command been missing, but his velocity is down considerably, almost three to four mil...
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The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians will square off in a rivalry game on Monday and the teams engaged in some back-and-forth on Twitter in advance of the tilt.
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona and center fielder Michael Bourn got into a heated argument with second base umpire Tom Hallion and it was interrupted by the great equaliser just seconds later. Heading into the middle of the seventh inning, which is seventh-inning stretch time, Francona had run out onto the field to dispute an out call on an attempted stolen base by Michael...
After Sunday’s nightmarish series end in Boston, many people saw this news coming. Now, it’s official: The Indians have placed closer Chris Perez on the disabled list for the first time in his career.
The diagnosis is that Perez left Sunday’s game with right shoulder soreness. The Indians announced that he will have an MRI and exam today in Cleveland. On the season, the 27...
Entering the 2013 season, the consensus weakness of the Cleveland Indians roster was its starting rotation. While Chris Antonetti had gone out and significantly boosted the offense — throwing out four-year deals and making small moves for new bench guys — the starters remained mostly intact.
And coming off the 2012 season, intact probably wasn’t the best thing to do. Last year...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have placed closer Chris Perez on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder soreness, one day after he left their game at Boston in the ninth inning.
Cleveland recalled left-hander Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus. He joined the Indians in Cincinnati, where they were scheduled to open a two-game series Monday.
Perez is 2-1 with a 4...
The Cleveland Indians have activated veteran first baseman Nick Swisher from the paternity leave list Friday. Celebrating the child of his birth as reported a few days ago on FFLockerRoom, we are happy to hear that everything went well and the baby and mother is healthy.
To make room on the active roster for Swisher, the Indians have optioned second baseman Cord Phelps to their Triple...
Before Friday night's game against the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox NESN play-by-play man Don Orsillo was attacked by Indians skipper Terry Francona.
This type of behavior went on through Francona's tenure as Red Sox manager. At one point during the game, Orsillo said he was going to use the video above to press charges against Tito....
Player of the Game: Pedro Ciriaco (3-for-4 with a double and RBI)
Saturday was just one of those days.
On yet another rainy day in historical Fenway Park, the Indians fell late and lost their second game of the four-game series to the Red Sox, 7-4. Recently winning 18 of their last 22 ballgames, the Tribe is now 1-4 in their last five games and just 1-5 in six games...
COLUMBUS- The Force was not with the Clippers Saturday during Star Wars night at Huntington Park on Saturday night.
In front of 11,446 fans, the largest crowd of the year, Columbus dropped a 2-1 decision to the Syracuse Chiefs in the second extra-inning game of the series.
Each team’s pitching staff was tremendous throughout the game. Syracuse allowed their lone run on five hits...
Terry Francona was back on his old stomping grounds Friday night as his Cleveland Indians took on his former team at Fenway Park.Francona served as manager of the Boston Red Sox for eight seasons and produced two World Series championships while he was there. However, he was given his pink slip at the conclusion of the 2011 season, and after joining ESPN as an analyst for the 2012...
It’s always tough for a baseball team to go 2-5 in the span of a week. Of course, it’s even more difficult to deal with when you realize that the Cleveland Indians mostly had a bad week not because they were legitimately beaten but because they kept shooting themselves in the foot.
The team did play poorly against the Detroit Tigers, which led to them getting swept 2-0 in the...
BOSTON – The Cleveland Indians blew a one-run lead in the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox as they fell 7-4 on Saturday afternoon.
Lefty Scott Kazmir (2-2, 5.94) received the start for Cleveland against Boston lefty Jon Lester (7-1, 3.15). Both starters were coming off rough outings, Kazmir making it through just three innings and Lester receiving his first loss of...
Player of the Game: Jacoby Ellsbury (2-for-5 with 2 RBI and the game winning RBI double)
Where do I even begin?
For eight innings, the Indians looked as though they could escape Boston with a series split.
Then, the top of the ninth inning came along as did closer Chris Perez. It wasn’t the long ball that hurt Pure Rage on Sunday, but rather the strike zone. Perez...
Dustin Pedroia smacks a run scoring double to plate the ultimate winning run
Unexpectedly, the Indians have been having a great season, but so have the Boston Red Sox. The Indians had a comfortable lead going into the 8th and Vinnie Pestano stepped in to get 3 outs (obviously). Pestano is oft mentioned as an imminent threat to closer Chris Perez’s job. Not like this though...
Throughout 2013, I’ve been providing semi-regular headlines here at WFNY under the vein of “WFNY Stats & Info.” Often, these will be incredibly detailed split statistics showing various streaks and runs for the Cleveland teams. Today, I’d like to propose something different: A Cleveland-based prop bet.
Which will be more: Home runs hit by Jason Giambi in 2013 for the...