Sunday, November 6, 2011

Memorable Game #2: Indians Win 4-0 Over Angels for 8th in a Row

For many Indians fans the fact that Mitch Talbot was in the rotation at all was a mystery. During spring training Talbot gave up 24 runs in 23 innings while striking out only 8 and walking 8. In his first start of the year against the Red Sox he only lasted 4.1 innings giving up 2R/2ER on 5 hits whiles striking out 7 and walking 3.

After his start versus the Angels many fans were wondering where had this Talbot been? He went 8+ scoreless innings on 5 hits while striking out 4 and walking 2 while leading the Indians to their 8th victory in a row. Asdrubal Cabrera provided the Indians with an early 1-0 lead by belting his 4th homer on the year in the first inningand Matt Laporta gave the Indians a 4-0 lead with his second homer of the year in the 2nd inning. Talbot surrendered a leadoff double to Bobby Abreu to lead off the ninth and was replaced by Vinnie Pestano who retired all three hitters he faced to secure the victory.

Unfortunately for Talbot and the Indians, this version of Mitch Talbot would not be seen again in 2012. Prior to his next start he was placed on the DL with stiffness in the elbow and returned to the rotation on May 25 and was returned to Columbus after 9 starts where he posted a 1-6 record with a 7.43 ERA. Talbot did return and made one final start in late September against the Twins where he gave up 6 runs in 5.1 innings.

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