Corey Kluber SP CLE 1 Day
Corey Kluber was hit hard in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays, surrendering four runs on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings of work.
Kluber walked three and struck out three on the afternoon. A defensive miscue by Nick Swisher that wasn't ruled an error played a role in the two-run first inning, and was a hole that the Indians could never dig out of. Kluber will now look to improve upon an unsightly 5.40 ERA and 1.71 WHIP when he takes on the Royals at home on Thursday.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 7 Days
Corey Kluber allowed two runs on eight hits over 7 1/3 innings but took a no-decision against the White Sox on Sunday.
After a clunker to start the season, Kluber has now thrown two quality starts in his last two outings. He didn't walk a batter in the game while striking out six. Kluber's next start will come next weekend against the Blue Jays.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 12 Days
Corey Kluber got the win in Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Padres, allowing three runs in six innings.
Kluber allowed nine hits, including five doubles. On the other hand, Kluber struck out nine without issuing a walk. A bit of a mixed bag for sure, but Kluber should continue to post good numbers in the strikeout and walk departments, and those are the best indicators of future success.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 13 Days
Monday's game between the Padres and Indians has been postponed due to rain.
The teams are expected to play a traditional doubleheader on Wednesday. Monday's starters, Corey Kluber and Robbie Erlin, will presumably be pushed back to Tuesday.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 18 Days
Corey Kluber was rocked by the A's in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday, giving up five runs on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings in the Indians' loss.
Kluber didn't isolate his futility to just one frame, allowing the A's to score at least one run in each of the first three innings. Along with the eight hits allowed, the right-hander also walked three and struck out two in the outing. More was expected of Kluber after a 2013 season in which he went 11-5 with a 3.85 ERA over 147 1/3 innings, and he'll look for a better showing next week against the Padres.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 24 Days
Corey Kluber was magnificent in his final spring start on Thursday, shutting out the D'Backs on one hit over four innings.
Kluber ends spring training on a high note. He entered Thursday's start with a 6.64 ERA, but also a 16/2 K/BB ratio. With five strikeouts and no walks against the D'Backs, that ratio jumps up to 21/2. While he won't average better than ten strikeouts for every one walk during the regular season, his spring K/BB ratio speaks more to his talent than his spring ERA.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 29 Days
Corey Kluber allowed 11 hits and seven runs in six innings of work against the Rockies on Saturday.
It was a forgettable start for the right-hander, who only managed one strikeout on the afternoon. And his struggles aren't isolated to one start -- Kluber had a 5.02 ERA coming into the start. Exhibition statistics can be deceiving, so don't worry too much about Kluber's poor spring.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 1 Month
Corey Kluber allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings in his start against the Reds on Monday.
Kluber allowed seven hits and walked two while striking out five. By ERA, he has had a less-than-stellar spring, but he did enter Monday's start with 10 strikeouts and no walks in ten innings.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 1 Month
Corey Kluber allowed three runs in four innings against the Padres during Wednesday's start.
Kluber was solid through three frames, but tired in the fourth. The right-hander allowed three doubles, a single, and threw a wild pitch before getting out of the inning. The Indians' #2 starter is coming off of a season in which he averaged more than four strikeouts per walk in his first full season in the big leagues.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 7 Months
Corey Kluber gave up six runs over 5 1/3 innings Friday against the Twins, but still notched a victory.
Kluber owes this win to his offense. He gave up 10 hits (including a two-run homer by Pedro Florimon) and a walk before being pulled. The 27-year-old hasn't been nearly as effective since coming off the disabled list and could be on the outside looking in for a rotation spot if the Indians make it as far as the ALDS.