2 Consecutive Quality Starts to Begin Career

Alex White has given the Tribe two consecutive quality starts in his first two career games – just the 7th Indians pitcher in the last 90 years to accomplish that feat. Only Mudcat Grant was able to extend the streak beyond two.

Strk Start ▾ End Games W L IP H ER ERA
Alex White 2011-04-30 2011-05-07 2 1 0 12.0 13 5 3.75
Scott Lewis 2008-09-10 2008-09-15 2 2 0 14.0 6 0 0.00
Brian Tallet 2002-09-16 2002-09-25 2 1 0 12.0 9 2 1.50
Luis Tiant 1964-07-19 1964-07-24 2 2 0 18.0 10 1 0.50
Mudcat Grant 1958-04-17 1958-05-02 4 3 0 34.0 21 7 1.85
Ed Klieman 1943-09-24 1944-04-23 2 0 2 16.0 13 4 2.25
Joe Dawson 1924-07-04 1924-07-09 2 1 0 16.0 14 4 2.25
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Generated 5/8/2011.
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Tribe Farm Report

Since Friday’s game at Minnesota was rained out now seems like a good time for an update on some of the Tribe’s top prospects:

  • Down in Columbus, third basemen Lonnie Chisenhall has gotten off to a slow start. He’s batting just .222 with one homer through 14 games.
  • Second-basemen Jason Kipnis has also gotten off to a somewhat slow start, batting jut .255. However, thanks to 10 walks in 14 games, his OBP is .371. That type of patience from a light-hitting second basemen could make for a nice No. 2 hitter behind Brantley or Sizemore in the near future.
  • Cord Phelps, who has split time at second, third and short, is off to a hot start. He’s batting .373 with a .478 OBP and an OPS over 1.000.
  • On the pitching side of things David Huff is solidifying himself as a AAAA pitcher. Through three starts he is 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA. But his 8-10 K-BB ratio indicates he probably won’t be joining the big league squad again any time soon.
  • Alex White, however, is making a strong case to get called up sooner rather than later. Through three starts he has posted a 2.00 ERA with a 0.944 WHIP. With a 20-3 K-BB ratio in just 18 innings of work, he could find himself at the back end of the Tribe’s bullpen in the near future.