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Position player Casper Wells outpitches White Sox pitching staff in blowout

Jun 28, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

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The Indians and White Sox are slated to play two games tonight, but they may have exhausted all their weapons in game one. The two clubs combined for 29 runs over a nine-inning affair, hanging up crooked numbers in seven different innings as the Indians won 19-10. All but two members of the Indians’ starting lineup (Asdrubal Cabrera, Mark Reynolds) had at least two runs batted in and Reynolds was the only one not to have multiple hits.

White Sox hurlers Hector Santiago, Brian Omogrosso, Ramon Troncoso, and Matt Lindstrom combined to allow 19 runs. They were then shown up in the ninth inning when Casper Wells, an outfielder by trade, held the Indians scoreless in the top of the ninth. Wells worked around a one-out walk of Mike Aviles, striking out Cabrera and getting Jason Kipnis to fly out to end the frame. Craig noted on Twitter that Wells was hitting the low 90’s with movement on his fastball.

  1. tigersfandan - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Asdrubal Cabrera may be hearing about this for a while.

  2. kiwicricket - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Hawk was chirpy when Bauer was getting smacked around in the 1st inning. Smug. The tribe hung up 5 runs next inning, so proceeded to sulk for the next 40 mins. It’s entertaining listening to his misery.

  3. DJ MC - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    The pride of Towson University!

    Between Wells, and last year Chris Davis, I wonder if teams are going to be more willing to do this kind of thing in blowouts.

  4. contraryguy - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    The Indians are already rolling up some runs in the top of the 1st, in the nightcap. Could be a very long night.

    And Casper Wells is playing RF and batting 8th for the Sox in this one.

  5. raynman49 - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Wells- the pride of Schenectady, NY!

  6. kiwicricket - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    If the Indians hang up another crooked number in the 2nd, Hawk will completely lose his shit.

  7. cubfan531 - Jun 28, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    With increased specialization in bullpens, I’ve got to wonder if we’ll eventually start seeing double threat guys. With some work, it’s not unreasonable to think Wells could throw some junk innings with regularity. It would maximize the value of a 5th outfielder like Wells.

  8. riverace19 - Jun 29, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    Opposite career path of Rick Ankiel?

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