Mitchell: Making a Case
Jeanmar Gomez, in the hunt for the 5th starter job in Cleveland Indians Spring Training put another star of his chart yesterday against the Texas Rangers. Gomez made his 3rd appearance of the spring and authored 3 innings of shutout baseball allowing only one hit. He has allowed no runs in his 7 innings so far. It’s early, sure, but Gomez has impressed those whose opinion matters.
The Tribe caught a glimpse of the Japanese sensation Yu Darvish in the contest and their patient approach paid off as they earned 4 walks to go along with their 3 hits over 3 frames vs. Darvish. He allowed 2 runs to the Tribe in the 8-8 tie in Goodyear.
The news hasn’t been as good for Josh Tomlin. The former Clipper was penciled in to a spot in the rotation entering camp, but he has struggled to the tune of a 9.00 ERA. Tomlin, facing his home state club allowed 7 runs on 8 hits in 3 innings.
In affiliate news, the Indians have re-upped with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers for another two years, extending the player development contract through the 2014 season. The Scrappers have been an Indians affiliate since 1999.
Be sure to check out the video stream for Clippers games this year. No matter where you are you can watch every Clippers home game and most from the road HERE.
Also, mark you calendars for March 31st at noon as Scott and I bring you the Clippers Preview Show from Goodyear, AZ. We will have information and interviews with movers and shakers and insight on how things look for the Clippers and the Tribe heading into the season opener. It will be heard on your home for the Clippers on radio AM 920 WMNI.
Minor league games start soon and there should also be more roster shifting in the near future, so stay tuned for updates.