The Cleveland Indians DFA T.J. House

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 22 September 2016 at 6:22 am

The Cleveland Indians have designated 26-year old lefty starter/reliever T.J. House for assignment.  House pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the Tribe this year and he was 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA and a 2.25 WHIP.  House also pitched in 33 games (12 starts) in AAA-ball for the Tribe this year and he was 5-3 with 1 save, a 3.98 ERA and a 1.83 WHIP.  House pitched in 27 games (22 starts) in his three years with the Tribe and he was 5-7 with a 4.44 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss for the Tribe moving forward.

The Cleveland Indians lose Carlos Carrasco for the rest of the 2016 season

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Sunday 18 September 2016 at 4:05 am

The Cleveland Indians have lost 29-year old righty starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco for the remainder of the 2016 season due to a fractured right hand.  He was hit by a line drive off the bat of Tigers’ leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler on Saturday.  This is a HUGE blow to the Cleveland Indians, who earlier this week lost Danny Salazar for the season.  Carrasco pitched in 25 games (all starts) for the Indians this year and he was 11-8 with a 3.32 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  He has given up 134 hits and 34 walks while whiffing 150 batters in his 146 1/3 innings for the Tribe this year.  Carrasco has now pitched in 143 games (109 starts) in his first seven years with the Tribe and he is 44-46 with 1 save, a 3.92 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  In his last three years, Carrasco has pitched in 94 games (68 starts) for the Indians in which he is 31-26 with 1 save, a 3.22 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.

Corey Kluber is locked in for the Cleveland Indians right now!

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Saturday 17 September 2016 at 6:05 pm

30-year old righty starting pitcher Corey Kluber has been solid all year long for the Cleveland Indians in 2016, but he has been awesome in the second half!  Since the All-Star game, Kluber has pitched in 12 games (all starts) for the Tribe in which he is 8-1 with a 2.40 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.  He has only given up 62 hits and 27 walks while whiffing 93 batters in 82 2/3 innings since the All-Star break!  He has now pitched in 30 games (all starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 17-9 with a 3.12 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP.  He has given up 159 hits and 54 walks while whiffing 215 batters in his first 204 2/3 innings overall this year.  Kluber is locked in for the Indians right now and that is a good thing with the playoffs right around the corner!

Jim Thome was one of the best hitters in Cleveland Indians’ history!

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 14 September 2016 at 1:25 pm

Lefty swinging 3B/1B Jim Thome was one of the best hitters in the history of the Cleveland Indians!  He played in 1,399 games in his 13 years with the Indians and he was 1,353 of 4,711 (.287 avg, .890 OPS) with 928 runs scored, 337 homers, 937 RBI and 18 stolen bases.  He also walked 1,008 times while whiffing 1,400 times for the Tribe!  Thome played in 55 games in the playoffs for the Indians and he was 43 of 188 (.229 avg) with 32 runs scored, 17 homers and 36 RBI.  He was a part of the Indians’ teams that lost the World Series in 1995 to the Atlanta Braves and 1997 to the Florida Marlins!  Thome’s best season was his last one in Cleveland before he left to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies (he came back to the Indians in 2011).  Thome played in 147 games for the Indians in 2002 and he was 146 of 480 (.304 avg, 1.122 OPS) with 101 runs scored, 52 homers, 118 RBI and 1 stolen base.  Thome led the American League in SLG (.677), OPS (1.122) and walks (122) in 2002.  Thome was an All-Star three times with the Indians and he won one Silver Slugger Award with the Tribe.  Thome had 102 or more RBI in a season six times for the Indians and he scored at least 101 runs in a season six times.  He his 30 or more homers in 7 of his years with the Indians and he had 6 years of 111 or more walks (led the American League three times).

Jim Thome is still the Cleveland Indians’ all-time leader in both home runs (337) and walks (1,008)!  Thome is also still #42 in batting average (.287), #3 in OBP (.414), #3 in SLG (.566), #3 in OPS (.980), #12 in games (1,399), #5 in runs scored (928), #12 in hits (1.353), #10 in doubles (263) and he is still #2 in RBI (937) in the history of the Cleveland Indians!

The Cleveland Indians could be without Danny Salazar for the remainder of the 2016 season

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,Needs to Step Up by joelapinski on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at 12:29 pm

The Cleveland Indians could be without 26-year old righty starting pitcher Danny Salazar for the remainder of the 2016 season.  He has a mildly strained right elbow.  He will be shut down for the next 10 days completely and he will miss at least the next 3-4 weeks.  Salazar has pitched in 25 games (all starts) for the Tribe so far this year and he is 11-6 with a 3.87 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  He has only given up 121 hits and he has whiffed 161 batters in his 137 1/3 innings so far this year, but he has also walked 63 batters.  If the Indians go without someone already on the roster to replace Salazar in the starting rotation, it will be either 31-year old righty Josh Tomlin or 25-year old righty Cody Anderson.  Tomlin was recently yanked from the starting rotation for pitching home run derby!  He has pitched in 26 games (25 starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 11-8 with a 4.85 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.  He has given up 167 hits (an amazingly awful 35 homers) and 20 walks while whiffing 109 batters in his first 148 1/3 innings pitched so far this year.  Tomlin has a hard time denting a couch with his fastball and pitching know how will only get you so far!  Anderson has been a huge disappointment this year for the Indians.  He has pitched in 15 games (8 starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 2-4 with a 6.71 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP.  He has given up 75 hits (12 homers) and 12 walks while whiffing 47 batters in his 53 2/3 innings for the Tribe so far this year.  If I were making this decision, I would give Anderson another shot before I put Tomlin back in the rotation.

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