Position-Player Pitching Alert: Indians’ Utility Man Threw A Scoreless Ninth Against the Sox

It’s never too early to start the American League Cy Young campaign, and the Cleveland Indians have a fresh, new candidate:

While starter Josh Tomlin was roughed up to the tune of seven runs on eight hits in 1.2 innings earlier in the game last night, utility man Michael Martinez came in for mop-up duty in the ninth.

And guess what, he killed it:


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Martinez needed just 12 pitches as he pitched to contact and took advantage of the defense behind him. It wasn’t quite enough to stop the White Sox 10-4 win, but he sure gave it the old college effort.

In the end, his line was a sterling: 1.0 IP, 1H, 0ER, 0BB, 0Ks.

Not bad, my man.


Michael Cerami contributed to this post.


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