Josh Tomlin has been awful lately for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Monday 29 August 2016 at 5:58 pm

It seems as if 31-year old righty starting pitcher Josh Tomlin could be running out of gas for the Cleveland Indians.  He has pitched in 5 games (all starts) in August so far and he is 0-5 with a 10.80 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP.  He has given up 39 hits (an awful 9 homers) and 6 walks while whiffing 19 batters in his 25 innings in August so far, as he has been getting smoked!  Tomlin has now pitched in 24 games (all starts) for the Indians overall this year and he is 11-8 with a 4.70 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  He has given up 159 hits (a Major League leading 34 homers) and 20 walks while whiffing 106 batters in his first 145 2/3 innings so far this year.  It could be time for the Indians to think about removing Tomlin from the starting rotation.  Maybe they can give 25-year old righty Mike Clevinger another shot in the rotation.  Clevinger has pitched in 11 games (5 starts) for the Indians so far this year in his first taste of the show and he is 2-1 with a 5.30 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.

The Cleveland Indians send Austin Adams to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 4 August 2016 at 7:33 am

The Cleveland Indians have sent 29-year old righty reliever Austin Adams to AAA.  Adams pitched in 15 games (0 starts) for the Tribe this year and he was 0-0 with a 7.04 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  Adams gave up 18 hits (3 homers) while walking 5 batters and whiffing 15 of them in his first 15 1/3 innings with the Indians this year.  Adams has now pitched in 49 games (0 starts) in his first three years with the Tribe and he is 2-0 with 1 save, a 5.34 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.

Bryan Shaw need to start being used in low leverage situations for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Sunday 12 June 2016 at 7:36 pm

The Cleveland Indians can no longer allow 28-year old righty reliever Bryan Shaw to work out his kinks pitching late in close games.  He needs to pitch earlier in games in lower leverage situations until he can get back on the right track.  Shaw has pitched in 29 games (0 starts) for the Tribe so far this year and he is 0-2 with a 5.18 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.  One of those losses came last night against the Angels in Anaheim.  He has given up 26 hits (6 homers) and 9 walks while whiffing 25 batters in his first 24 1/3 innings this year, so he has been getting hit extremely hard so far in 2016.  31-year old righty Dan Otero (1-0, 1 save, 0.73 ERA and 1.01 WHIP), 28-year old righty Zach McAllister (2-2, 3.38 ERA and 1.45 WHIP) or 29-year old righty Tommy Hunter (2-1 with a 3.46 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP) should get shots to pitch later in games over Shaw for right now.

Bryan Shaw has been awful so far this year for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Thursday 21 April 2016 at 6:52 pm

28-year old righty reliever Bryan Shaw has been pathetic for the Cleveland Indians so far this year.  He has pitched in 5 games (0 starts) for the Indians so far in 2016 and he is 0-1 with a 18.69 ERA and a 2.54 WHIP.  Shaw has given up 9 hits (3 homers), 9 runs (all earned) and he has walked 2 batters while whiffing 5 in his first 4 1/3 innings this year!  In his first three years with the Indians (2013-15), Shaw pitched in 224 games (0 starts) in which he was 15-11 with 5 saves, a 2.93 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.  The Indians can’t afford to keep using Shaw as a set-up man if this continues much longer.

Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco had rough first starts for the Cleveland Indians in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Thursday 7 April 2016 at 8:52 pm

Righty starting pitchers Corey Kluber and righty Carlos Carrasco had rough first outings in 2016 for the Cleveland Indians.  They were a combined 0-1 with a 6.97 ERA and a 1.84 WHIP against the Red Sox.  They combined to only pitch 10 1/3 innings in which they gave up 16 hits, 8 runs (all earned), 3 walks and 10 whiffs.  The Red Sox also whacked four homers against Kluber and Carrasco.  It’s nothing to worry about as it is very, very early on in the 2016 season.

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