Trevor Bauer is looking great lately for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 21 June 2016 at 4:10 pm

25-year old righty starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has been pitching great lately for the Cleveland Indians.  He has started 4 games so far in June for the Indians and he was 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP.  Bauer has now pitched in 16 games (10 starts) overall this year and he is 4-2 with a 3.46 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.  Bauer has given up 68 hits and 26 walks while whiffing 69 batters in his first 75 1/3 innings so far this year.  Bauer is finally starting to trust his stuff and he is attacking hitters instead of nibbling.  The sky is the limit for Bauer moving forward as long as he can stay focused.

Dan Otero is looking good this year for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 30 May 2016 at 5:39 pm

The Cleveland Indians took a chance on 31-year old righty reliever Dan Otero when they signed him to a minor league deal over the winter.  After all, he pitched in 41 games (0 starts) for the Oakland A’s last year in which he was 2-4 with a 6.75 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  But he looks nothing like the pitcher he was in Oakland last year.  He has pitched in 17 games (0 starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 0-0 with 1 save, a 0.86 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.  Otero has only given up 18 hits and 5 walks while whiffing 17 batters in his first 21 innings this year for the Tribe.  If he keeps pitching this well, he might get to start pitching later in games for the Tribe.

Danny Salazar continues to amaze for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Saturday 21 May 2016 at 8:17 pm

26-year old righty starting pitcher Danny Salazar is taking his game to a new level for the Cleveland Indians in 2016.  He has pitched in 8 games (all starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 4-2 with a 1.80 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.  Salazar has only given 27 hits so far this year in his first 50 innings pitched while whiffing 61 batters!  His only flaw has been that he has walked 23 batters so far this year, but it hasn’t mattered because no one has been able to hit the ball hard off of him this year.  He has now pitched in 68 games (all starts) in his first four years with the Indians and he is 26-23 with a 3.42 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  The sky is the limit for Salazar, as he has some of the best stuff in all of baseball!

Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw are turning the corner for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 10 May 2016 at 6:33 pm

27-year old righty closer Cody Allen and 28-year old righty set-up man Bryan Shaw are both starting to turn the corner for the Cleveland Indians.  Allen has pitched in 13 games (0 starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 0-3 with 8 saves, a 5.84 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP.  Shaw has pitched in 14 games (0 starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  But, over the last two weeks, both of these guys are showing signs of turning the corner.  Allen has pitched in 4 games for the Tribe in the last 14 days and he is 0-1 with 2 saves, a 2.45 ERA and a 0.82 WHIP.  He has given up 3 hits and 0 walks while whiffing 7 batters in his last 3 2/3 innings for the Tribe.  Shaw has pitched in 5 games in the last 14 days for the Tribe and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.38 WHIP.  He has given up 1 hit and 1 walk in his last 5 1/3 innings while whiffing 5 batters.  The Indians can’t afford to be blowing games late like they did early this year.  For the Indians to really take off, they need Allen and Shaw to close out games!

Josh Tomlin continues to amaze for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Thursday 5 May 2016 at 4:30 pm

31-year old righty starting pitcher Josh Tomlin has been amazing for the Cleveland Indians in 2016.  He does not throw hard, but he knows how to pitch.  He throws a lot of strikes, which makes up for the fact that he gives up a lot of homers.  Tomlin has started 4 games for the Tribe so far this year and he is 4-0 with a 3.13 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  He has given up 23 hits (3 homers) and 2 walks while whiffing 16 batters in his first 23 innings for the Indians this year.  Tomlin has now pitched in 14 games (all starts) in his last two years with the Indians and he is 11-2 with a 3.05 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP.  Tomlin has now pitched in 99 games (84 starts) in his first 7 years with the Indians and he is 40-30 with a 4.58 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.  The Indians hope that Tomlin can keep up the good work.

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