Corey Kluber SP CLE 3 Hrs
The Indians are hopeful that some tweaks to Kluber's mechanics may help explain his recent struggles, MLB.com reports.
Kluber's allowed 11 runs (eight earned) on 22 hits over 16 innings in his last three starts after a dominant stretch in his previous ten starts. Kluber's already pitched a career-high 195.1 innings this season and the Indians will need him to be excellent down the stretch as they try and claw their way back into the playoff picture.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 1 Day
Kluber lost Monday against the Tigers as he pitched 2.2 innings and allowed five runs, seven hits and two walks to go along with two strikeouts.
Kluber had allowed three runs or less in his last eight starts entering Monday, so this kind of performance is clearly more of an aberration instead of the norm. He has been spectacular overall this season as he is 13-9 with a 2.72 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 215 strikeouts.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 6 Days
Kluber gave up three runs on nine hits over 6.1 innings Wednesday against the White Sox.
Most of the damage came from the top of the White Sox's lineup, as Jose Abreu, Adam Dunn and Adam Eaton combined for four extra-base hits against the Cleveland right-hander. Kluber generated 25 swinging strikes on 118 pitches, and avoided the damage of long balls in a tough road spot Wednesday. He's lined up for two home starts next week, facing the Tigers on Monday before a second start Saturday (September 6) against the White Sox.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 12 Days
Kluber took the loss Thursday against Minnesota, giving up three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out eight.
Kluber ran into trouble in the sixth where a pair of RBI doubles put the Twins up for good. Kluber did surpass 200 strikeouts for the season, now sitting at 205 with a 2.46 ERA and 1.08 WHIP.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 16 Days
Kluber's next start will be pushed back one day to Thursday.
There's nothing wrong with Kluber - the Indians just wanted to give him one extra day of rest before the final stretch run.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 18 Days
Kluber was on top of his game again Friday night, allowing just one run on five hits, walking two and striking out 10 over 7.2 innings, but came away with a no-decision against the Orioles.
The run he allowed was just the second he's given up over his last five starts - a span of 39 innings. Unfortunately, Kluber's mound opponent Wei-Yin Chen matched him pretty much pitch-for-pitch as the game would eventually go into extra innings. He's likely to the Twins in Minnesota next time out.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 24 Days
Kluber fanned 10 over six shutout innings Saturday, giving up just four hits and a walk against the Yankees.
Kluber's owners have become incredibly spoiled of late, and were probably surprised to see the Indians' ace only go six innings Saturday. He didn't allow a hit until the fourth inning en route to his 13th win. Nobody in baseball is on a more dominant roll than the Klubot, who has given up just one run over his last four starts (31.1 innings). He is averaging nine strikeouts per start over his last five outings and will look to remain untouchable in his next start Friday against the Orioles.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 29 Days
Kluber pitched well in a win Monday night, holding the Reds to one run in 7.1 innings of work.
Kluber struck out seven and walked two en route to his 12th win of the season. The breakout righty has won five consecutive decisions as he continues to dominate every lineup he opposes. He'll take on the Yankees this weekend.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 1 Month
Corey Kluber notched his first career shutout, limiting the Mariners to just three singles over nine innings in a win on Wednesday.
Kluber appeared to have the unfortunate draw of going up against King Felix, but it was the other way around. In his previous start, the talented Indians right-hander allowed only one run to the Royals and followed it up with Wednesday's gem, in which he did not allow a walk and struck out eight. Kluber, now 11-6 with a 2.61 ERA and a 170/33 K/BB ratio, will go for a third consecutive complete game on Monday at home against the Reds.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 1 Month
Corey Kluber brought a perfect game into the seventh inning, ultimately pitching nine innings of one-run (unearned) ball, but the Indians lost in 14 innings to the Royals on Thursday.
Kluber's dance with a perfect game ended with one out in the seventh inning when Omar Infante singled on a line drive to center field. Kluber lost his shutout in the eighth when a poor defensive play by Ryan Raburn allowed Mike Moustakas to round the bases on a Little League home run (scored a double and a two-base error). Kluber went nine innings but the Indians needed 14 before they were dispatched. On the night, Kluber allowed two hits, walked none, and struck out 10. The right-hander now has a 2.77 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and a 162/33 K/BB ratio. Kluber will face the Mariners at home next week.