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Twins send Carlos Carrasco to showers early in 9-3 rout of Indians on Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Target Field

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Attendance: 15,613

Weather: 34 degrees, Partly Cloudy

Wind: 7 mph, out to left field

WP: Martin Perez 1-0

LP: Carlos Carrasco 0-1

LOB: Indians 7, Twins 6

GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

Carlos Santana was the only star for the Indians on Sunday going 4-for-4 with 3 RBI's

The Minnesota Twins made batting practice of Carlos Carrasco’s pitches. The 32-year-old righthander had trouble getting his curve to work and had to use the fastball. The result was 6 runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings. All told, the Twins had 15 base hits.

The offensive woes continue for the Indians. They had only 6 hits in Sunday’s game and the Tribe was 2-for-8 with RISP. Without Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis, key cogs in the lineup, Cleveland in the 3 games series, scored just 5 runs and struck out 39 times.

The one bright spot is 1B Carlos Santana, who the Indians brought back from Philadelphia in a trade over the winter, was 4-for-4 with 3 RBI’s.

Trevor Bauer overpowers Twins in Indians win over Twins 2-1 on Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Target Field

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Attendance: 15,271

Time of Game: 3:00

Weather: Sunny, 37 degrees, Winds, NNW 19 mph

WP: Jon Edwards 1-0

LP: Blake Parker 0-1

LOB: Indians 5, Twins 4

Trevor Bauer

Hanley Ramirez

 

GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

Indians starter Trevor Bauer used his new and improved change-up to dominate the Twins. In 7 innings, he allowed 1 hit, 1 run, 1 walk, 1 hit batter, 9 strikeouts. He threw 108 pitches, 67 for strikes. He retired the first 10 batters who came to the plate.

The other hero of the game was an unlikely one. 35-year-old Hanley Ramirez, who was the final addition to the Opening Day roster, hit a second deck homer to left field. It was his first home run since May 12, 2018. He was released that same month by the Boston Red Sox. He had been out of baseball until the Indians called.

Indians unveil events for Monday April 1 Opening Day game

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Indians Alum and 1994 Opening Day hero Wayne Kirby to toss Ceremonial First Pitch to Tribe Hall of Famer Sandy Alomar; Team to honor Frank Robinson with Opening Day patch; 2018 American League Central Division Pennant to be unveiled

 

Cleveland, OH — The Cleveland Indians today announced a full slate of festivities leading up to the Home Opener first pitch at 4:10PM on Monday, April 1 at Progressive Field. All gates open at 2PM.

The game, the Tribe’s 26th Home Opener at Progressive Field, marks the 119th as a charter member of the American League, and the 27th consecutive Home Opener sellout dating back to the team’s final year at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The 2019 Home Opener also officially commences the sixth season in which Cleveland will be home to Major League Baseball’s Midsummer Classic.

The Indians will honor the 25th Anniversary of the ballpark as alum Wayne Kirby will throw the ceremonial first pitch to Indians Hall of Famer Sandy Alomar (first Indians hit at Jacobs Field). On Opening Day 1994, Kirby’s 11th-inning, two-out single scored Eddie Murray to lift the Tribe over the Mariners, 4-3.

There will be a pregame ceremony to celebrate the 2018 American League Central Division Championship team, during which the AL Central Division Pennant will be unveiled for a third straight year.

The team will pay tribute to Hall of Famer and player-manager Frank Robinson with #20 patches on its Opening Day uniforms to honor his milestone of becoming the first African-American manager in MLB history on Opening Day 1975. Robinson went on to hit a solo home run in his first at-bat as player-manager at Municipal Stadium.

Retired Navy Petty Officer, 1st Class Generald Wilson will perform the National Anthem. The team will honor all esteemed branches of the United States military, as members of the United States Marines, Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force will present the colors. Around 250 employees from Progressive, the presenting partner of the club’s Opening Series, will unveil a giant American flag from 50 Star Productions.

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Indians add to their bench with signing of infielder Brad Miller

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Brad Miller at bat for Tampa Bay 2016 photo By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

The Cleveland Indians announced earlier this week the club has signed free agent INF BRAD MILLER (#17) to a Major League contract. To allow room on the 40-man roster, RHP DANNY SALAZAR (right shoulder rehab) has been placed on the 60-day Injured List.

Miller, 29, spent the 2019 exhibition season with the Los Angeles Dodgers after signing with LA on February 27. He batted .385 (10-for-26) with 2 homers and 3 RBI in 12 games in Cactus League play before being released on March 21. The left-handed hitter split the 2018 season between Tampa Bay and Milwaukee, batting a combined .230 (57-for-230) with 13 2B, 2 3B, 7 HR and 29 RBI in 75 games.

The Clemson University product was Seattle’s second round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, debuting with the Mariners in 2013 before being acquired by the Rays in November 2015. In his first season with the Rays (2016), the Orlando, FL native collected a career-high 29 doubles, 30 homers and 81 RBI in 152 games. Over his career, he has appeared at all the defensive positions with the exception of pitcher and catcher, most often at short stop (375 G) and second base (156 G).

He is in today’s lineup against the Chicago White Sox in Glendale, AZ, batting eighth at second base.

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Indians sign veteran outfielder Carlos Gonzalez

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Carlos Gonzalez with Rockies 2018 photo By Ian D'Andrea, CC BY-SA 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

The Cleveland Indians announced recently the club has signed free agent OF CARLOS GONZÁLEZ (#24) to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League Spring Training camp.

González, 33, has spent virtually his entire career with the Colorado Rockies, posting a career Major League batting average of .287 (1403-for-4888) with 299 doubles, 40 triples, 231 home runs and 775 RBI in 1332 games with the Rockies and Oakland A’s (.345/.506/.851, 24.7 bWAR). In the 26-year history of the Rockies, he ranked second in games (1247), third in runs (769), hits (1330) and doubles (277), and fourth in home runs (227) and RBI (749).

He won the 2010 National League batting title (.336), was a National League All-Star in 2012, 2013 and 2016, owns three Rawlings Gold Glove Awards (2010, 2012-13) and a pair of Silver Sluggers (2010, 2015). Last season, his 10th campaign with the Rockies, he batted .276 (128-for-463) with 32 doubles, 4 triples, 16 home runs and 64 RBI in 132 games (.329/.467/.796). He has appeared in at least 200 games at all three outfield positions and has primarily played right field the last four seasons since 2015.

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