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Boxscore Breakdown #154: Hector Blantiago – Rangers 12, Angels 3

It was another disaster of a start for Hector Santiago. Or should we start to call him Hector Blantiago? It was so frustrating that I am struggling to put it into words, but sometimes actions speak louder than words… Yeah, that sums it pretty well. Run Expectancy Rundown The starters hit like they were still hungover, but some of the reserves did some things of note. C.J. Cron...
Via Monkey with a Halo
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels add 11 to roster, Angels tied for best World Series odds

The September 3rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels add 11 to roster, Angels tied for best World Series odds and much more… The Story: The Angels added 11 players to the active roster as part of September call-ups. The Monkey Says: Brennan Boesch is back and already getting a crack at filling the left-handed DH void. John Buck will serve...
Via Monkey with a Halo
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels add RHP Morin, send down RHP Pestano

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have activated rookie right-hander Mike Morin from the disabled list and optioned right-hander Vinnie Pestano to Triple-A Salt Lake. The Angels made the moves before Saturday night's game at Texas. Morin had been put on the 15-day DL on Aug. 4 because of a cut on his left foot. That move was retroactive to Aug. 1. Morin began this...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The precipitous drop; a ode to Vinnie Pestano

A former member of the pen was jettisoned in a move that wasn’t a shocker, but saddened many fans. Vinnie Pestano, the team’s eighth inning stud in 2011-12 was sent to Anaheim for A ball pitcher Michael Clevinger. With the glut of young arms that have passed him while sitting in AAA Columbus and 40-man roster spots so precious, Pestano was staring at a non-tender at the end...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The WAR Room: Bidding farewell to Vinnie Pestano

The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers. Of course, it is always important to keep context in mind, just like with scouting. A pitcher who is old for his level using that experience to succeed against young, inexperienced hitters must be taken with...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Dipoto says Angels building bullpen for long-term success

The Angels' waiver trade for Vinnie Pestano prior to Thursday's Freeway Series finale somewhat was a puzzling move. The bullpen has been the Halos' strength in recent games, so why the need for another arm, especially when they currently are without a left-handed and room on the roster is scant. General manager Jerry Dipoto says he's assembled his 'pen, but it...
Via Fox Sports West
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels acquire Vinnie Pestano, looking to trade for rotation help

The August 8th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels acquire Vinnie Pestano, looking to trade for rotation help and much more… The Story: The Angels acquired RHP Vinnie Pestano from Cleveland for RHP Michael Clevinger. The Monkey Says: Pestano was once considered the closer of the future in Cleveland, but flamed out in 2013 and is trying to...
Via Monkey with a Halo
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels acquire Vinnie Pestano from Indians to bolster bullpen

The Angels have acquired right-hander Vinnie Pestano from the Indians, both teams announced. Minor league righty Michael Clevinger is heading to Cleveland in the deal. Pestano, 29, has spent most of the season in Triple-A, where he had a 1.78 ERA with a 37/12 K/BB in 30 1/3 relief innings. He's thrown nine innings with the Tribe (5.00 ERA). Pestano battled injury and ineffectiveness...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels acquire RHP Pestano in trade with Indians

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have acquired right-hander Vinnie Pestano in a trade with the Cleveland Indians. Pestano has spent time with Cleveland and Triple-A Columbus this season. He went 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA in 13 games with the Indians, making his last major league appearance on July 10 against the New York Yankees. The Indians received minor league right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pestano for Clevinger: Indians go for upside

Today the Indians completed one of the first waiver deals of the baseball season. They traded right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano to the Angels for right-handed pitching prospect Michael Clevinger. Pestano has had one of the more interesting trips to and through the majors of any Indians player. He was a 20th round selection in 2006 and was never a big name prospect. The Indians...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What Have You Done For Me Lately: The Vinnie Pestano Edition

The Cleveland Indians are an organization that prides itself of giving people second chances. In the most recent version of the team, they have done so with many people including Ryan Raburn, signing the below average utility infielder to a minor league deal after his worst career season in 2012 when he batted .171 and knocked in 12 in 66 games. After Raburn proved very worthy of...
Via Burning River Baseball
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

7/12 Recap: Carroll Puts Indians Bats to Sleep

Roster Update: Victim of the numbers and the options game, Vinnie Pestano was sent back to AAA today in order to make room for starting pitcher, Zach McAllister. While Pestano’s season numbers don’t look very impressive, he has been great since his most recent call-up with a 1.42 ERA in 6.1 innings through ten appearances. Pestano struck out nine in that span and if anything...
Via Burning River Baseball
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians promote McAllister, option Pestano to Columbus

The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano to Columbus. McAllister, 26, has split the 2014 season between Cleveland and AAA Columbus.  He began the year in the Cleveland rotation where he went 3-4 with a 5.89 ERA in 10 starts (47.1IP, 53H, 34R/31ER, 19BB...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mistakes catch up to Indians in 14-inning loss to Yankees

CLEVELAND -- Mistakes, especially in extra-inning marathons, have a way of eventually catching up to you. The Indians learned that lesson again on Wednesday night. A Jacoby Ellsbury home run with two outs in the 14th inning ended up being the difference as the Yankees rallied for a 5-4 win at Progressive Field. Instead of getting their seventh walk-off win of the year the Tribe fell...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ellsbury, Yankees edge Indians in 14 innings, 5-4

CLEVELAND—Jacoby Ellsbury decided 14 innings was long enough. Tied at four with two outs, the Yankees center fielder went deep off Tribe reliever Vinnie Pestano (0-1, 5.40 ERA) for the game-winning homer Wednesday, as New York edged the Indians, 5-4. “I was trying to back-foot a slider, it just didn’t get it there,” Pestano said. “When you throw a pitch like that to...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

From Tommy John to Orel Hershiser: The Career of Frank Jobe

Danny Salazar had it, and he’s still one of the Indians’ top pitching prospects. Vinnie Pestano had it before the Indians drafted him. Tom Candiotti was the first to have it before playing in the major leagues. Carlos Carrasco has recovered from it. Jake Westbrook had it in 2008. Josh Tomlin’s fighting for a spot in the rotation after having it in 2012. And it’s not just...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

A Familiar Face Returns to Cleveland, but is Pestano Back for Good?

It was a welcome sight for Indians’ fans last week, as they watched Vinnie Pestano perform his signature sprint from the bullpen to the mound on Friday, June 21, versus the Detroit Tigers. It was 72 days since his last appearance on the big league stage, having tossed his last pitch for the Tribe on April 8 against the San Diego Padres. Pestano has long been a fan-favorite for...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians set to roll with four-man rotation through June

CLEVELAND -- With two off days next week, the Indians will go with a four-man rotation until the end of the month. That is why they optioned Zach McAllister to Columbus and called up Vinnie Pestano. Cleveland activated McAllister off the disabled list on Wednesday anticipating that he would start Thursday against the Angels. Wednesday's game though was postponed due to rain and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians recall Pestano, demote McAllister

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have recalled right-hander Vinnie Pestano from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-hander Zach McAllister to the same club. Pestano began the season in Cleveland's bullpen, but was sent down April 9 after allowing six runs in 2 2-3 innings over three appearances. He was 2-3 with a 1.78 ERA in 25 games at Columbus. Pestano, 29, will be...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians recall Pestano, option McAllister to Columbus

The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano from Triple-A Columbus and have optioned right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister to Columbus. Pestano, 29, has spent most of the 2014 season at Triple-A Columbus, going 2-3 with a 1.78 ERA in 25 relief appearances for the Clippers (25.1IP, 18H, 7R/5ER, 7BB, 32K, .198AVG). He has not...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers Notebook: Pestano is working his way back

The Columbus Clippers closed the road trip by splitting the final two games in Charlotte highlighted by a 14-2 outburst in the Tuesday afternoon game.  Jesus Aguilar hit a pair of three-run homers to pace the offense in a game that included eight extra base hits and five home runs. Waiting for the Clippers on the return home was the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, but Columbus...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The WAR Room: Merritt continues to dominate in Carolina

The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers. It is still early enough that there is some noise in the numbers, but at this point in the season, we are starting to see some interesting trends emerge. Of course, it is always important to keep context in mind...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

18 Holes with Jimmy Hanlin Debuts on SportsTime Ohio Wednesday, May 7th at 10:30pm

Cleveland, OH --€“ SportsTime Ohio is excited to announce 18 Holes with Jimmy Hanlin (formerly Tee It Up) and Swing Clinic will begin this month, featuring Steubenville native and PGA Pro Jimmy Hanlin as well as winner of The Golf Channel'€™s "€œBig Break"€ and Cincinnati native Carling Nolan. 18 Holes with Jimmy Hanlin Formerly Tee It Up, 18 Holes with Jimmy...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

World Baseball Classic a Problem for Relievers

This week’s demotion of fan favorite reliever Vinnie Pestano by the Cleveland Indians was hardly a surprise after the once steady arm at the backend of the Tribe bullpen had faltered out of the gate for the second straight season. ... Read More
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: April 11, 2011

At Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Mitch Talbot and Vinnie Pestano combine for a 5-hit shutout of the Anaheim Angels. The Tribe do all their scoring in the first two innings on homeruns by Asdrubal Cabrera and Matt LaPorta.Read More
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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