Indians Game Information: March 23 vs. Angels
CLEVELAND INDIANS (16-6-2) at LOS ANGELES ANGELS (13-10-2)
RHP Zach McAllister (1-0, 6.97) vs. RHP Garrett Richards (1-1, 5.40)
Spring Game #25/Road #12 » Sunday, March 23, 2014 » Tempe Diablo Stadium » 1:05/4:05 p.m. (MST/ET) » MLB Network, 99X, IRN, webcast
TODAY’S BROADCAST INFORMATION: Today’s Cactus League tilt between the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels will be aired lived on MLB Network at 4:05 ET…MLB Network will also produce live broadcasts of tomorrow’s matchup with the Reds at Goodyear Ballpark, and the final game of the Cactus League schedule on March 29 at San Diego.
Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus will have today’s call across the Indians Radio Network and on 99X in the Cleveland market…the game can also be heard through a live webcast on http://www.MLB.com with an MLB audio subscription.
THE HOME STRETCH: With 7 games remaining on the 2014 Cactus League schedule, the Indians are one win shy of their 2013 Spring Training total and just 3 victories shy of matching the club’s best exhibition season since joining the CL in 2009…the Indians have played 21 games in 21 days since Cleveland’s March 1 rainout at Camelback Ranch against Chicago-AL…Cleveland has won 4 of its last 7 games as the club nears the season opener on March 31 in Oakland.
ASSIGNING LOCKERS: Indians skipper Tito Francona announced yesterday that INF/OF ELLIOT JOHNSON and RHP VINNIE PESTANO would each open the season on the Major League club’s Opening Day 25-man roster…Johnson was inked by the Tribe to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training on January 27.
LATEST ROSTER MOVES: Terry Francona also announced that the club has released OF JEFF FRANCOEUR…Francoeur signed a Minor League contract with an invite to Major League camp on January 6…OF MATT CARSON and RHP AARON HARANG have been informed that they will not open the season on the Major League roster.
UPDATED ROSTER BREAKDOWN: With the most recent round of roster moves announced this week, the Indians now have a total of 40 players currently in major league camp; this includes 13 non-roster invitees in addition to players on the 40-man roster…the club now has 19 pitchers (4 non-roster), including 17 righthanders and 2 lefties, 4 catchers (2 non-roster), 11 infielders (5 non-roster) and 6 outfielders (2 non-roster).
AN ANGEL AFFAIR: The Indians and Angels are meeting for the first time since the Halos snapped the Tribe’s 10-game unbeaten streak with an 8-3 victory on March 10th at Goodyear Ballpark….these two club’s also participated in a “B” game on March 4th in Goodyear…the Indians are 3-9-2 all-time in Cactus League play vs. the Angels and haven’t topped the Angels over a 7-game span (0-4, 2012; 0-1-1, 0-1, 2013)…the Tribe went 4-2 against the Halos during 2013 regular season play, including a 3-game sweep in Anaheim – the first for Cleveland since 1999.