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It took 58 games, but the Indians were finally held to zero runs for the first time this season. It came at the hands of right-hander Kyle Lohse with a little help from his bullpen. Justin Masterson pitched very well, but the Indians lost 2-0 last night and have now lost in six of Masterson’s last seven starts.
Let’s start with Justin Masterson, who looked like the 2011 Justin Masterson on this day. But, just like that 2011 edition, he played the role of hard-luck loser. Masterson’s lone blemish came in third inning when he surrendered a two-out solo homer to left-center field off the bat of Carlos Beltran, his NL-leading 17th long ball of the year. Justin allowed 5 hits and walked no one while throwing just 90 pitches and striking out six.
More important than the result of this one game is if Masterson can duplicate this type of performance more often. The Indians rotation is in a volatile state right now. Pretty much each starter is in a 50-50 gem vs. blowout situation right now. ...
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Justin Masterson needed to return to the form he had last season as the Cleveland Indians went out to play the Current World Series Champs in St. Louis. Masterson did exactly that, he did it so well the Indians didn’t even give him any run support either. How many time did we see that last season. The Cleveland Indians lost to the Cardinals 2-0, this is the teams first shut out...
The Indians have announced that 3B Jack Hannahan will begin a rehab assignment for the Columbus Clippers tonight. The Clippers are at home for a series against Charlotte.
Hannahan is batting .276 with 3 home runs and 18 RBI this season. 772 OPS and .345 SLG.
According to manager Manny Acta, he will need four or five rehab games before being recalled. The most interesting question...
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Chris Perez earned his MLB-best 20th save over the weekend, and it may have been his toughest of the season. On paper, it looked like a nice easy 4-1 win over the Cardinals where he had to do very little to secure the lead. As you can see from the video above, Perez’s usual celebration antics were toned down a bit on Saturday just before he...
Indians’ closer Chris Perez leads the MLB in saves with 20, and also seems to be one of the leaders in projectile vomiting as well.
He puked at least twice after clinching this save, and tried to laugh it off to no avail. Shelley Duncan played the role of the caring teammate by helplessly watching as the all-star closer dealt with some kind of sickness.
The video for your viewing...
Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez has rebounded from a down year in 2011 to currently lead the AL in saves. On the mound Sunday to close out his 20th save of the season against the Cardinals, his former team, the heat or the excitement must have been too much for the outspoken closer who celebrated the victory by puking on the field. He seemed quite surprised, and entertained...
You'll often hear about rookies who get so nervous before a big game, they spend some quality time with the clubhouse toilets evacuating their systems before they take the field -- or not so elequently put, they throw up. But Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Chris Perez is far from a rookie. He has been in the league for nearly four years now and just yesterday captured his 20th...
After closing out Sunday's Cleveland Indians/St. Louis Cardinals affair, Cleveland closer Chris Perez wasn't exactly feeling so hot.
Watch as Perez decides to upchuck some of the contents of his stomach onto the field at Busch Stadium:
By: Kevin Friedman
Today we have our monthly report of the Cleveland Indians minor league system.
Wanabe Hitter of May – Jared Goedert
Jared Goedert continued his extremely strong April well into May. He did so well at Akron that he earned a called up to Triple A Columbus midway through the month. His .375 batting average in April rose to .395 by the time...
Every three years the Indians play the Cardinals in Interleague Play, which means the team of my childhood plays the team of my (somewhat immature) adulthood. The last time this happened was 2009—during the depths of the Tribe rebuild. I brought up my brother and his wife for a weekend series that saw the Indians take two of three from the Cardinals, along with me doing shots...
Kip. Kip. Boom.
That’s the story of this one as Cardinals closer Jason Motte challenged Jason Kipnis with a 98 mph fastball that he deposited into the right field seats for a three-run homer that gave the Tribe a 4-1 victory. That Kipnis blast came after a dramatic bottom of the eighth where Vinnie Pestano walked the bases loaded with one out and then struck out Yadier Molina and...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jason Kipnis hit a tiebreaking three-run home run off closer Jason Motte in the ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Sunday to take two of three in the interleague series.
Carlos Beltran homered for the second straight day to increase his National League-leading total to 18, and Joe Kelly allowed one run in five-plus innings...
Jason Kipnis hit a tiebreaking three-run home run off closer Jason Motte in the ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Sunday to take two of three in the interleague series.
Carlos Beltran homered for the second straight day to increase his National League-leading total to 18, and Joe Kelly allowed one run in five-plus innings in his major league...
Carlos Beltran would prefer to hit in one spot every day. No matter where he lands on the lineup card, there's no arguing the results.
Primarily the St. Louis Cardinals' cleanup man, Beltran provided some pop batting second in a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night. Beltran hit his National League-leading 17th home run in support of Kyle Lohse, who allowed...