Yan Gomes is done for the season for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,Needs to Step Up by joelapinski on Friday 16 September 2016 at 10:15 pm

29-year old righty swinging catcher Yan Gomes will miss the rest of the season for the Cleveland Indians, as he broke his wrist getting hit by a pitch on a rehab assignment.  He was rehabbing from a separated right shoulder!  Gomes played in 71 games for the Indians this year and he was 41 of 249 (.165 avg, .512 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 8 homers and 32 RBIs.  It will be up to 27-year old righty swinging Roberto Perez and 33-year old righty swinging Chris Gimenez will be behind the plate the rest of the year for the Tribe, so they need them to both step up!  Perez has played in 49 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 22 of 125 (.176 avg, .569 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 2 homers and 13 RBI.  Gimenez has played in 62 games for the Tribe so far this year and he is 29 of 132 (.220 avg, .619 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 4 homers and 11 RBI.  The Indians had the right idea when they tried to deal for Jonathan Lucroy.  Hindsight is always 20/20, but it appears that the Indians should have tried to trade for another catcher at the trade deadline.

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.

The Cleveland Indians place Carlos Carrasco on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,Needs to Step Up by joelapinski on Monday 25 April 2016 at 9:10 pm

The Cleveland Indians have placed 29-year old righty starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right hamstring.  He was injured covering first base against the Tigers yesterday in Detroit.  He will likely miss 4-6 weeks.  Carrasco has pitched in 4 games (all starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.  He has only given up 16 hits and 5 walks while whiffing 20 batters in his first 20 innings this year for the Tribe.  The Indians will turn to 25-year old righty Trevor Bauer to replace Carrasco in the starting rotation.  Bauer has pitched in 6 games (0 starts) for the Tribe so far this year and he is 1-0 with a 4.76 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP.  Bauer was upset at not winning a starting job out of spring training after pitching well there.  He definitely has the stuff to succeed, the Indians just need him to step up!

Chris Perez is not a dependable closer for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Needs to Step Up by joelapinski on Wednesday 11 September 2013 at 12:25 pm

28-year old righty closer Chris Perez rarely has a one-two-three inning for the Cleveland Indians.  He has pitched in 49 games (0 starts) for the Tribe so far this year and he is 5-3 with 23 saves, a 3.62 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  Perez has given up 47 hits (8 homers) and 19 walks while whiffing 46 batters in his first 49 1/3 innings so far this year.  Perez has now pitched in 269 games (0 starts) in his first five years with the Indians and he is 11-17 with 122 saves, a 3.18 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.  Perez is currently #3 in career saves (122) for the Indians and he is seven behind Doug Jones (129) and 17 behind Bob Wickman (139).  I don’t see Perez passing up Wickman, because I think he is going to get traded this winter.  In the meantime, the Indians really need Perez to pitch well the rest of the way in 2013.

The Cleveland Indians need Matt LaPorta to step up

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Needs to Step Up by admin on Thursday 28 July 2011 at 5:22 pm

26-year old righty swinging 1B Matt LaPorta was the key player in the C.C. Sabathia deal with the Brewers 2.5 years ago, so it’s time for him to step up or sit down.  LaPorta has played in 16 games so far in July and he is 11 for 53 (.208 avg, .549 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 1 homer and 4 RBIs.  He has now played in 75 games for the Tribe so far this year and he is 59 for 251 (.235 avg, .694 OPS) with 30 runs scored, 9 homers, 35 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Those numbers are awful for a starting 1B in the major leagues.  LaPorta has now played in 237 games in his first three years with the Indians and he is 188 for 808 (.233 avg, .694 OPS) with 100 runs scored, 28 homers, 97 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  The Indians aren’t going to wait around forever for LaPorta to start hitting the ball like the minor league scouting reports said he could when they dealt for him.

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