CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – FRIDAY PITCHING SCENARIO: The Indians have a problem on Friday – they have to come up with two starting pitchers.
The team is playing a long 11-game stretch in 11 days, with one day off, that being Monday, the 1st. They have to come up with pitchers for the doubleheader in Chicago Friday.
Here’s my opinion on how this sets up. The team called up relief pitcher T.J. House Monday and sent down starter Carlos Carrasco. Already there’s no doubt that Trevor Bauer is one of the pitchers that will throw in the game Friday.
The team will bring up Bauer, send down House, and then Carrasco will come back as the 26th man on the roster (you’re allowed to do that for a doubleheader).
Bauer and Carrasco are the two starters, and then Saturday, Bauer gets sent back down to AAA, and back up comes Chris Perez, who throws tonight in Mahoning Valley.
So in other words, House is up as protection for the pen for a few days, and then you have your two starters for the doubleheader for Friday with Perez back Saturday.
MYERS THROWS AN INNING: Newly anointed relief pitcher Brett Myers threw an inning on Monday night in Mahoning Valley.
Myers threw a scoreless inning vs. Auburn yesterday, not allowing a hit, striking out one in facing three batters. The offseason pickup previously made 2 rehab starts for AA Akron on May 17 and 22 throwing a combined 7.1 innings (0-1, 3.68 ERA, 7.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R-ER, 5 BB, 2 SO, 1 HBP, 1 HR).
On the season Myers is 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA (19 ER/21.1 IP) in 4 appearances and 3 starts for the Indians this season.
Right-handed pitcher Blake Wood also worked an inning (1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R-ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 4 batters faced).
MINOR LEAGUE POTW: Lake County right-handed pitcher Dylan Baker was named the Indians Minor League Player of the Week for June 19-25th.
The 21-year-old made one start during the week on June 20 and earned the victory in Lake County’s 11-3 win over Dayton. He allowed just 2 unearned runs over 7.0 innings of work, while striking out 6 and walking none (7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R-0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, 26 batters faced).
On the season, Baker is 3-5 with a 4.08 ERA (32 ER/70.2 IP), 53 strikeouts, 27 walks and a .248 average against in 13 appearances and 12 starts for the Captains.
The 6-2, 202-pound right-hander was selected by the Indians in the 5th round of the June, 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of West Nevada Community College. Hailing from Roseburg, OR.