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The Cleveland Indians started the season with high hopes. They added several key offensive players and looked to have a lineup ready to contend. The biggest question mark going into the year, and the one that changed the least from last season was the pitching; more specifically the starting pitching. With Ubaldo Jimenez and Justin Masterson coming off the worst seasons of their careers, a rookie pitcher that had ups and downs in Zach McAllister, a newly added starter turned reliever turned starter Brett Myers, and a plethora of young uncertain arms to fill the five hole, the rotation looked like a potential mess.
Through 44 games the Indians rotation has been okay. Masterson and McAllister have had strong starts, Jimenez was shaky, and then seemed to string a few good starts together, and Bauer has shown control issues but pitched well. The pitchers deserve a lot of credit for what they have done so far, but the defense behind them deserves some too.
Cleveland financier Charles Somers‚ who is also the president of the Boston club‚ meets with Nap Lajoie in Philadelphia and guarantees him a 4-year contract at $7‚000 per year no matter what the legal outcome of his case. Lajoie has …
In what amounted to a rain-drenched slugfest, the Tigers left town with a two game sweep after an 11-7 win over the Indians Wednesday evening.
The Tigers kicked off the first with some quick lighting when Andy Dirks led off the game with a single to center. Dirks stole second before Torii Hunter laced a single to left putting two on and no out. Of course, the big man Miguel Cabrera stood in next and shot a double to left driving in Dirks and moving Hunter to third. Jimenez managed to keep the runners in place with a line out by Prince Fielder to short before Victor Martinez shot a sac fly to right scoring Hunter putting the Tigers up 2-0. Jimenez finished off Johnny Peralta with a strikeout ending the inning.
When a team is winning only roughly a third of its games there is typically an abundance of factors that are contributing to the failure.
For the Carolina Mudcats, there is one reason that stands out above all others.
Can we all just admit that Cleveland isn’t a Tribe Town?
Regardless of how well the Indians do, they will always be a distant second to the Browns.
This is coming from the same guy who, last season, wrote multiple times incredulous as to why fans weren’t going to the ballpark to watch a competitive team (Those columns were obviously written before August).
Asdrubal Cabrera collects five hits, including two homers, as the Indians defeat Cincinnati, 12 – 4. He becomes only the fifth major league shortstop with a 5-hit, 2-homer game and the first since Barry Larkin in 2000.
The Indians bats were dominated by Detroit pitcher Max Scherzer (6-0) on Tuesday night, as the Tribe breaks their five game winning streak by dropping their contest with the Tigers by a score of 5-1.
The Indians came into the game as the hottest team in baseball, going 18-4 since April 28 while averaging 5.9 runs per game with a .286 team batting average. Scherzer put a hold on the Tribe’s hot bats and all of those numbers for the evening.
The Detroit right hander was outstanding after allowing an early run in the first inning. He set down 22 straight Indians from the first inning through the eighth, using pinpoint control and a mid-90’s fastball. For the game, Scherzer pitched eight innings allowing one run on two hits with one walk and seven strikeouts.