Now that Stubbs made his return to Cincinnati, Shin-Soo Choo did the same for Cleveland fans. Choo’s departure was left on good terms, he bought an ad in The Plain Dealer thanking Cleveland for the support from fans and the Indians front office. One of the reasons why this trade was so good is that Choo would be able to get his market value to rise and Stubbs would be an asset to a great outfield combo of Michael Bourn and Michael Brantley.
Now for Game 53 Prediction and Recap
Bronson Arroyo: 6 IP, 7 H, 2B, 2 HR, 5 R, 2 BB & 4 SO
Justin Masterson: 6 2/3 IP, 3 H, HR, R, BB & 4 SO
Bronson Arroyo: 5 2/3 IP, 8 H, 2 HR, 5 R, BB & 3 SO
Justin Masterson: 6 IP, 4 H, HR, R, 4 BB & 7 SO
The past for Homer Bailey has not been good when facing the Indians, with a 1-2 5.61 ERA, but in his last 7 games he has started, he has been 2-2 2.98 ERA. The 2013 numbers have been much favorable than 2012 or 2011.
Homer Bailey: 6 IP, 6 H, 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 4 R, 3 BB & 5 SO
Scott Kazmir: 5 2/3 IP, 2 H, HR, 2 R, BB & SO