December 18, 2014

Medina
Cloudy
29°F
 

Game info from Indians’ 16-5 loss to D-backs on Tuesday

DIAMONDBACKS (5-9) 16, INDIANS (4-6-1) 5,

Hits: Big time prospect Lonnie Chisenhall continued his red-hot spring with a 4-for-5 performance that included a triple. … Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-3 and drove in Cleveland’s first two runs.

Misses: Opening day starter Fausto Carmona was lit up for six runs on seven hits over three innings. He allowed back-to-back home runs to Chris Young and Stephen Drew in the second. … Travis Hafner went 1-for-5 and struck out three times.

Pitching problems: The Indians have allowed 32 runs over the last two games.

B film: The Indians beat the Reds 7-6 in a “B” game on a minor league field in Goodyear, Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin tossing three scoreless innings, while allowing two hits and striking out two. … Newly acquired reliever Chad Durbin made his exhibition debut, pitching a scoreless inning and striking out two of the three batters he faced. … Second baseman Jason Kipnis had two hits and two RBIs.

Donald’s down: Third baseman candidate Jason Donald (bruised hand) took infield practice and hit in the cages Tuesday. He is expected to return to the lineup Thursday.

Gaylord’s coming: Indians Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry will be in attendance Friday to sign autographs.

Next up: Today, 3:05, vs. Padres (ss) at Goodyear Ballpark (SportsTime Ohio, no radio). Carlos Carrasco (0-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his exhibition debut after returning to camp following the birth of his daughter, opposing  LHP Corey Luebke (1-0, 2.08).