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Around the Farm: April 17, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.  Adam Plutko (SP, Lake County): ND, 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 8 SO In Plutko's first start of the season, the right-hander had the run prevention without the dominance ...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
1 day ago  |  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?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: April 10, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.  Joe Wendle (2B, Akron): 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 3B Everyone knows it is still early and we cannot draw any firm conclusions from the games played just yet, but Wendle is putting together...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
8 days ago  |  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?
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lineup Card: Countdown to Bourn, Kipnis coming home and Pestano's last chance?

CLEVELAND -- The lineup card is back with another collection of random thoughts, statistics and musings now that the Indians have completed their first homestand and embarked on a seven-game road trip against division rivals Chicago and Detroit: LEADING OFF -- The Bourn Countdown Outfielder Michael Bourn was in the clubhouse after Wednesday's doubleheader and said that he would...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Numbers Behind Why Vinnie Was Optioned ☆

Before game one of Wednesday’s double header with the Padres, the club announced that reliever Vinnie Pestano was being optioned back to Columbus. Presumably, the Indians want him to continue to work on his mechanics so that he becomes effective at retiring batters again. In three appearances this season, Pestano has surrendered six runs (four earned) on eight hits in 2 2/3 innings...
Via Burning River Baseball
9 days ago  |  Discuss

4/9 Game 1 Recap: Padres 2 – Indians 0

Roster Update: In last night’s post-game we postulated that Vinnie Pestano’s appearance would be a test of sorts, to see if he would be the one sent down when Michael Bourn returns. It turns out it was a test, but the Indians didn’t wait for Bourn to make a move. Pestano was sent to AAA before the early game with C.C. Lee returning to the Tribe after just four games away since...
Via Burning River Baseball
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians demote Vinnie Pestano, Recall C.C. Lee

The struggle continues for Cleveland Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano. His fall from being one of the best setup men in baseball also continues on its ugly plummet. On Tuesday, Pestano was tagged in the ninth inning of a 8-6 win over San Diego. He came in with the game in blowout mode for the Tribe with a 8-3 advantage. Pestano left the game with two outs in the ninth and the tying...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians send RHP Vinnie Pestano to minors

CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians have optioned struggling reliever Vinnie Pestano to the minor leagues.
Via FOXSports.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians option Pestano, recall Lee and Bauer

The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled right-handed pitcher Chen-Chang Lee from Triple-A Columbus and have optioned right-handed pitcher Vinnie Pestano to Columbus. They have also recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer from Columbus for today’s doubleheader against the San Diego Padres. Lee, 27, will be making his second stint at the Major League level...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians send Pestano down to minors

Vinnie Pestano said on Saturday that he was pitching for his livelihood. After Tuesday's performance against the Padres, everyone pretty much knew what the next step was going to be.
Via FOXSports.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians send Pestano down to minors

CLEVELAND -- Vinnie Pestano said on Saturday that he was pitching for his livelihood. After Tuesday's performance against the Padres, everyone pretty much knew what the next step was going to be. The Indians sent Pestano down to Triple-A Columbus before Wednesday's doubleheader against San Diego and have recalled C.C. Lee. It is the second time in nine months that Pestano...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians option Vinnie Pestano to Columbus, recall C.C. Lee

Fresh off of a ninth inning that left a lot to be desired, the Cleveland Indians have optioned relief pitcher Vinnie Pestano to Columbus and recalled C.C. Lee. Pestano, who had (by all accounts) regained the velocity which had escaped him a year prior, will leave the big league club with a 13.50 ERA in three relief appearances. With a fastball that has been clocked in the high...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians 8, Padres 6: The Murph and Plush Show overshadowed by Pestano’s struggles

Raise your hand if you had David Murphy and Nyjer Morgan as Cleveland’s the two hottest hitters? (crickets) I will be the first to step forward and say that I wasn’t enamored by the signing of Murphy to a two-year deal this winter, especially coming off of his worst season as a regular.  He started the season 2-for-12 and looked bad doing so. But this early in the season, it...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #7: Padres 6, Indians 8

Let’s break down the Cleveland Indians’ victory over the San Diego Padres last night. We will walk through the game, examining some of the key moments of the game. First, a quick summary from last night: Corey Kluber’s fastball control isn’t fully locked-in yet, but he was way too much for the Padres and should continue to be a sneaky-great #2 pitcher the rest of the year...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 7 (SD at CLE)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Especially after the previous game was rained out and you burned through everything recorded on your TiVo instead of watching baseball. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (2-5) were defeated by the Cleveland Indians (4-3) at Progressive Field last night by...
Via Padres Public
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #5: Twins 7, Indians 3

The Cleveland Indians' loss on Saturday to the Minnesota Twins wasn't totally shocking -by generous estimates, they had something like a 60% chance of winning the game, given the starting pitchers, lineups, and home field advantage, which indicates a fairly substantial edge over the competition. A 60 percent chance of victory, however, also implies a 40 percent chance of...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Carrasco, Pestano struggle in 7-3 loss

CLEVELAND -- For the two guys with the most to prove on the Indians' pitching staff, it wasn't one of their best afternoons. Carlos Carrasco was battling uphill one batter in and Vinnie Pestano had another rough outing out of the bullpen as the Twins beat the Indians 7-3 at Progressive Field on Saturday. Carrasco, who narrowly won the final spot in the rotation during spring...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Final 2014 Spring Training Results

The Indians finished their 2014 Spring campaign earlier this week with a win against the split-squad Diamondbacks in Scottsdale. Their final 19-8 record was one loss better than their previous best of 19-9 in 2010. With that record, the Indians not only lead all Cactus League teams, but finished in first in winning percent in all Major League Baseball (the Marlins lead the Grapefruit...
Via Burning River Baseball
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 2014 Cleveland Indians opening day roster: Part one

With a new season upon us, it is once again time for me to rank Cleveland's roster from bottom to top. Many of the names are familiar from last year's 92-win playoff season, but there is some new blood (and a noticeable lack of Chris Perez). Today includes players ranked #25 to #13, which means a lot of players projected to receive less playing time (see: relievers and bench...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
21 days ago  |  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?
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Vinnie Pestano and Elliot Johnson make Tribe’s 25-man roster

  Vinnie Pestano may have spent last fall as an outsider looking in, but he will get a chance at redemption this summer as the right-handed reliever has officially made the Cleveland Indians’ 25-man roster. Pestano was told this weekend that he will be one of the arms in the Tribe’s bullpen on Opening Day—a spot that was all but certain heading into Spring Training. Last season...
Via Waiting For Next Year
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pestano earns roster spot, looking to bounce back in '14

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- On a day in which many players were going in and out of meetings with Terry Francona and Chris Antonetti, Vinnie Pestano got the news he was really hoping for -- he has kept his roster spot with the Indians. Pestano is the first though to point out that what he has done this spring is only one step. Now he has to prove that last year's struggles continue to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Making roster just one step in Pestano's comeback

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- On a day in which many players were going in and out of meetings with Terry Francona and Chris Antonetti, Vinnie Pestano got the news he was really hoping for -- he has kept his roster spot with the Indians. Pestano is the first though to point out that what he has done this spring is only one step. Now he has to prove that last year's struggles continue to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Making roster just one step in Pestano's comeback

Vinnie Pestano is on the Indians Opening Day roster, but he still has more to prove if he is going to regain his old role.
Via FOXSports.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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