Results tagged ‘ Bartolo Colon ’
CLEVELAND INDIANS (54-65, 3rd, -11.5G) vs. OAKLAND ATHLETICS (63-55)
RHP Corey Kluber (0-1, 8.56) vs. RHP Bartolo Colon (9-9, 3.55)
First Pitch: 9:07 p.m. (ET)
TV: STO Radio: WTAM/Indians Radio Network
GRAND PLANS SCRAPPED: SHELLEY DUNCAN connected for his first career grand slam in last night’s 6-4 loss, the 2nd hit by an Indian this season (also Kipnis, June 1 vs. MIN)…over the last 32 games in which Cleveland has hit a grand slam, it marked just the 2nd time for the Tribe to take a loss (also 9-8 loss, April 11, 2012 at DET; Valbuena) and snapped a streak of 9 such wins…last night’s game also marked the first time for Cleveland to score exactly 4 runs on a grand slam since taking a 5-4 loss May 19, 2002 vs. KC when TRAVIS FRYMAN accounted for all of the Tribe’s offense.
LEAVE ‘EM WANTING MORE: The Indians bullpen took last night’s loss after allowing a pair of inherited runners to score in the 8th, a rarity considering the fact that Cleveland relievers have permitted multiple IR’s to cross home in only 9 games this season (1-8 record in those games)…last night marked just the 3rd time in VINNIE PESTANO’s career to allow multiple IR’s to score, as the right-hander entered last night’s contest having stranded 15 of 16 this season…collectively, the Tribe’s ‘pen has stranded 71.4% (110 of 154) of IR’s overall this season, the 5th-best mark in the A.L.
FAMILIAR FACE: The Indians are set to face A’s RHP BARTOLO COLON in tonight’s contest…Colon was originally signed by Cleveland in 1993 as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic and went on to appear in parts of 6 major league seasons with the Tribe, going 75-45 with a 3.92 ERA (448 ER/1029.2 IP) over 162 games/160 starts in an Indians uniform.
CLEVELAND INDIANS (37-36, 2nd, -1.5 G) vs. NEW YORK YANKEES (45-28)
RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (7-5, 4.59) vs. LHP Andy Pettitte (3-3, 3.29)
First Pitch: 1:05 p.m. (ET) at Yankee Stadium
Radio: WTAM, Indians Radio Network
LONG AND WINDING ROAD: With last night’s loss, Cleveland fell below the .500 mark on the road for the first time in 2012 (17-18).
THE POWER OF GLOVE: The Indians defense has gone 4 consecutive games without an error, 3 shy of a season-high, and has been charged with just one total error through 5 games of the club’s current road trip…Cleveland’s .985 (41 ER/2796) team fielding pct. currently ranks 5th in the A.L. and 7th in the majors.
“U” OUGHTA KNOW: UBALDO JIMENEZ, today’s scheduled starter, owns the 7th-lowest June ERA (2.05) in the A.L., while the Indians have won each of his last 3 road starts.
WHO’S JOHNNY?: JOHNNY DAMON chipped in 2 more hits last night, including a 2-out, RBI-single in the 9th; he is 9-for-23 (.391) w/ 4 RBI over his last 7 games and is batting .293 (17-58) w/ 9 RBI over his last 20 games.
COMEBACK TRAIL: TRAVIS HAFNER (right knee surgery) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment tonight at Triple-A Columbus as the Clippers’ DH against visiting Norfolk.
TURN BACK THE CLOCK: Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the June 27, 2002 trade that sent RHP BARTOLO COLON to the Montreal Expos in exchange for LHP CLIFF LEE, INF BRANDON PHILLIPS, OF GRADY SIZEMORE and INF LEE STEVENS.