Found June 02, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook… Left-handed relief problems The Indians starting rotation has really turned a corner over the past five or so weeks. The offense has had its ups and downs, but for the most part has been an above average unit all season. And the right-handed relief options with Cody Allen, Bryan Shaw, Joe Smith, Vinnie Pestano and Chris Perez leading the way are about as deep a group of right-handed relief you will find on any team. But the one glaring weakness at the moment for the Indians is left-handed relief pitching. The Indians have used four left-handed relievers so far this season, and here are their numbers: Player ERA FIP WHIP OPS BB/9 K/9 Rich Hill 7.04 5.15 1.76 .843 5.9 11.7 Scott Barnes 7.27 6.98 1.27 .918 3.1 10.4 Nick Hagadone 6.75 4.19 1.50 .685 6.8 9.5 David Huff 15.00 2.31 2.67 1.033 3.0 15.0 It no doubt has not been pretty from the left side of the mound for the Indians bullpen unit this season. While the lef...
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