UPDATES & NEWS
Cole Hamels allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and four walks while striking out eight batters over seven innings taking the no-decision against the Mets on Sunday.
Hamels bounced back nicely from a rough start, but was unable to factor into the decision after yet another extra-inning game on Sunday. He is now 1-3 with a 4.01 ERA and 1.32 WHIP through his first eight starts, averaging just over one strikeout per inning pitched (9.06 K/9). Although wins will be hard to come by moving forward, as long as he continues to rack up strikeouts he is a pitcher that should be started every time he takes the mound no matter the matchup. Hamels will look to get back to his winning ways when he takes on the Reds on Friday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
The Indians recalled Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus Saturday.
The expected move was announced Thursday after the Tribe felt they needed to push Carlos Carrasco (head/jaw) back to Monday. Salazar was dominant in his one Triple-A start, and as Fantasy Alarm's Brad Costilo noted earlier in the week, Salazar was very solid in his final 12 starts [of 2014], limiting opposing hitters to a .255 average/.668 OPS while striking out 1/4 of the batters he faced. Analysis: Howard Bender