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4-25-09 Morning RoundUp

By jcfortun Published: April 25, 2009

Oh those Cleveland Indians. The cure for what ails you.

The Twins entered Friday nights game having trailed in all 17 games this year. Minnesota sprinted out to a 1-0 lead in the first and never looked back in a 5-1 victory at Progressive Field.

Indians starter Fausto Carmona pitched well. Perhaps the best he has thrown all year, according to Wedge.

Unfortunately Twins starter Nick Blackburn, just like Royals starter Floyd Bannister did Tuesday, is an Indians killer.

Blackburn pitched seven innings, allowed one run and six hits. He is now 4-0 with a 1.63 ERA against the Indians in his career.

Sheldon Ocker was able to sum up this game and the last three fairly easy with his first sentence:

"Where have all the hitters gone?"

The win probability graph, via Fangraphs, shows the Indians never even came close in this one:

Carl Pavano pitched well his last outing and will try his luck again tonight.

WHATS HAPPEN' IN AKRON

First basemen Beau Mills has grown up on the ball field. His father, Brad Mills, is currently the bench coach for the Boston Red Sox. Stephanie Storm has the story.

THE REST...

ESPN's Jayson Stark found some room for Cliff Lee in his latest column...

Ever heard of a Cy Young Award winner who lost as many games the next April as he'd lost in his whole Cy Young season? We hadn't either, until now. Last year, Cliff Lee went 22-3. This April, he's 1-3. He's the first reigning Cy Young-winning starter in history to lose as many games the next April as he'd lost the whole previous season.
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