Bullpen Spoils Solid Masterson Start; Blue Jays 3, Indians 2

When a team’s struggling, it seems nothing can go right. And that was the case Friday evening when it appeared Justin Masterson and Carlos Santana were each working out of their early season slumps. Masterson and Drew Hutchison locked up ... Read More

Tribe Weekend Recap: Masterson’s ill-timed stinker, the Carrasco conundrum, Asdrubal’s impatience, and roster decisions

The Cleveland Indians took two of three from the San Diego Padres and headed to Chicago for a four-game set with the team they owned last year, the White Sox. A 17-2 season-series was never going to happen again, especially with the off-season improvements the South Siders have made. We saw a lot of that this weekend with Adam Eaton and Jose Abreu looking like potential thorns in...
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Second Thoughts Game #12: Indians 12, White Sox 6

For the Cleveland Indians and the fandom that follows them, Saturday's 12-6 victory was an oasis in what has been an offensive desert of a start. The team's offense had long been doing things within its control well, drawing walks at the third-best rate in the league, and it incurred strikeouts at the second-lowest rate in the league, but it had not actually hit the ball...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Justin Masterson’s performance against the Twins show why the Cleveland Indians didn’t get a deal done with him?

The Cleveland Indians lost 2 out of the 3 games they played against the Minnesota Twins. The Tribe sent their ace, Justin Masterson to the mound in game three and he was rocked for 7 hits and 6 runs in the 3-2/3′s he pitched. Masterson and the Indians were unable to get a long term deal done before the start of the 2014 season. The Indians refused to come to terms with a deal that...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rotation'€™s struggles continue with uncharacteristic outing by Masterson

Six games into the season, the Cleveland Indians are 3-3, but the rotation is still searching for its first win. Many thought it would have happened on Sunday when staff ace Justin Masterson took the hill to face the Twins in the finale of a weekend series. Instead, the right-hander had his worst outing in nearly two years. In 3 2/3 innings of the 10-7 loss to Minnesota, Masterson...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Masterson vs. Nolasco in Indians-Twins finale

Justin Masterson was pleased with how he started 2014 while Ricky Nolasco didn't feel the same way about how his season debut went. Both these starters, however, are searching for their first victories Sunday as Masterson's Cleveland Indians meet Nolasco and the visiting Minnesota Twins in the finale of this three-game set. Masterson yielded three hits over seven innings...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Masterson set to start Indians' opener

OAKLAND -- After having one of the best springs for a pitcher, Justin Masterson is hoping that carries into the regular season. For the third straight year, the right-hander will take the hill in the Indians' opener. The past two years Masterson's foe has been Toronto. Tonight it is Oakland in an opening series that matches two teams that made the postseason last year. "...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Orbiting Cleveland: Discussing the Masterson case

t's now been over a week since news broke that the negotiations between the Cleveland Indians and Justin Masterson fell through. It's been a polarizing topic for Indians' fans since then as many seem to believe a deal should have gotten done. The IBI's Jim Pete, Michael Hattery and Steve Orbanek also have some thoughts on the topic, and they share them this week...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Masterson, Indians top Brewers 10-3

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Justin Masterson continued his dominating spring and the offense broke out of its lull as the Indians broke a three-game losing streak with a 10-3 win over Milwaukee. Masterson finished the spring by limiting the Brewers to a run and three hits over 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander also struck out five and walked two. In 24 2/3 innings and six starts, Masterson...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumored details of Justin Masterson’s contract proposal to the Indians

Justin Masterson has been pitching very well this Spring so far, but the club still hasn’t worked out a long-term deal with their best pitcher. The debates rage on whether Masterson is a “true number one” starter, but it matters little in a sport where Homer Bailey cashes in big time to the tune of $105 million for six years. It seems it might be even easier than that anyway...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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