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Apr 12, 2014
Rotoworld
Justin Masterson was hit extremely hard in a no-decision against the White Sox on Saturday, surrendering six runs (five earned) on seven hits in just 4 2/3 innings.
Rotoworld Apr 12, 2014

Justin Masterson hit hard by White Sox - Justin Masterson (S) Cleveland Indians

Justin Masterson was hit extremely hard in a no-decision against the White Sox on Saturday, surrendering six runs (five earned) on seven hits in just 4 2/3 innings.

White Sox alter lineup vs. Masterson

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox are going heavy with a left-handed lineup Saturday in an attempt to counter Cleveland Indians right-hander Justin Masterson. Five left-handed hitters and two switch hitters will be in Saturday’s lineup, leaving Jose Abreu and Alexei Ramirez as the only White Sox hitters that will bat from the right side, at least at the outset. The White Sox saw how dominating Masterson can be last season. He not only beat the White Sox four times, he became the first pitcher last season to top a single opponent four times.
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 8, 2014
Indians report: Masterson taking “a little bit off” in search of better control, movement

Indians report: Masterson taking “a little bit off” in search of better control, movement

CLEVELAND: If you’ve noticed Justin Masterson hasn’t been hitting the same highs on the radar gun that he did last season, fear not: It’s all according to plan. Masterson, in accordance with pitching coach Mickey Callaway, has been taking a little bit off his fastball, sinker and slider in an effort to find a better balance between movement and control. “I think he had a really good spring and he never really ended up getting after it and it was working,” Callaway said. “So he decided to try to bring it into the season.” The reasoning is simple: Masterson can generate better...
Plain Dealer Apr 7, 2014
Minnesota Twins jump on Justin Masterson, topple Cleveland Indians, 10-7

Minnesota Twins jump on Justin Masterson, topple Cleveland Indians, 10-7

Masterson limited Oakland to three hits over seven scoreless frames on opening day. Since, the five Indians starters have combined for a 7.66 ERA over 22 1/3 innings. In that stretch, the group has surrendered 21 runs (19 earned) on 35 hits and 15 walks.
Columbus Dispatch Apr 7, 2014

Twins 10, Indians 7: Masterson adds to rotation woes

CLEVELAND — The imposing right-hander on the mound to start the game looked like Justin Masterson, All-Star and Cleveland Indians ace.
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 6, 2014
Twins hit Masterson hard, beat Indians 10-7 in back-and-forth game

Twins hit Masterson hard, beat Indians 10-7 in back-and-forth game

CLEVELAND: Minnesota got to Justin Masterson early and fought off a couple of Indians’ comeback attempts, and the Twins beat the Tribe 10-7 in a back-and-forth game that took nearly four hours on Sunday. Masterson was hit hard, allowing six runs, five earned, on seven hits in only 3⅔ innings. He also hit two batters and needed 97 pitches to last as long as he did. The Twins (3-3) scored two in the first inning and had that lead erased by a Yan Gomes home run to left field, his second of the season. The Twins then added three runs in the third and another run in the fourth to take a 6-2...

Twins 10, Indians 7 — Ryan Lewis' Final Thoughts

Nine final thoughts for a lineup that's been producing from nine spots (See Nos. 7-8 below), and a 10-7 loss to the Twins.  1. Pretty much everything Justin Masterson does this season will come with $17 million in the back of everyone's mind. In the season opening loss, it looked like that might be a bargain. Today, you'd think it'd be a massive mistake. 2. Manager Terry Francona said after the game that they don't give up on guys on April 6. He was more-so talking about the whole rotation,  but that's a good reminder that this is a long season. Masterson's next 30 starts will all...
Plain Dealer Apr 6, 2014
Indians pitcher Justin Masterson postgame -- Video

Indians pitcher Justin Masterson postgame -- Video

Hear what Justin Masterson had to say following the Indians' loss to Minnesota on Sunday.
Plain Dealer Apr 5, 2014
Cleveland Indians are getting names on the dotted line, just not Justin Masterson's yet - Bud Shaw's Sunday Spin

Cleveland Indians are getting names on the dotted line, just not Justin Masterson's yet - Bud Shaw's Sunday Spin

The Cleveland Indians have blunted the criticism heard late in spring training when they failed to reach a contract settlement with pitcher Justin Masterson.
Plain Dealer Apr 1, 2014
Justin Masterson's value, Jason Kipnis' contract talks and Yan Gomes' future: Zack Meisel's 5 observations

Justin Masterson's value, Jason Kipnis' contract talks and Yan Gomes' future: Zack Meisel's 5 observations

Will the Indians lock up Jason Kipnis to a long-term extension? Should they give Justin Masterson a long-term deal? How does the deal with Yan Gomes benefit the team?
Plain Dealer Apr 1, 2014
Cleveland Indians strike late to beat A's in season opener, 2-0

Cleveland Indians strike late to beat A's in season opener, 2-0

Justin Masterson made his third straight opening day start for the Indians on Monday night. He pitched seven scoreless innings, but settled for a no decision.
Akron Beacon Journal Mar 29, 2014

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

MONDAY: Indians at AthleticsTime: 10:05 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Justin Masterson (14-10, 3.45 in 2013) vs. Sonny Gray (5-3, 2.67 in 2013)TUESDAY: Indians at AthleticsTime: 10:05 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Corey Kluber (11-5, 3.85 in 2013) vs. Scott Kazmir (10-9, 4.00 in 2013)WEDNESDAY: Indians at AthleticsTime: 3:35 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Zach McAllister (9-9, 3.75 in 2013) vs. Jesse Chavez (2-4, 3.94 in 2013)
Plain Dealer Mar 29, 2014

Starting rotation: Who will fill the vacancies? -- Cleveland Indians 2014 position previews

No. 1 starter Justin Masterson had a great Cactus League season and appears primed for big things, but the Indians really need production from the four other starters to replace the wins and innings pitched turned in by departed Ubaldo Jimenez and Scott Kazmir last year.
Plain Dealer Mar 26, 2014

Justin Masterson pitches Cleveland Indians to 10-3 win over Milwaukee Brewers

Justin Masterson finished the Cactus League season with a 4-0 record and a 1.09 ERA in six starts. He's scheduled to open the regular season Monday for the Tribe in Oakland.
Plain Dealer Mar 26, 2014

Justin Masterson: Cleveland Indians pitcher 2014

Check out the latest stats and news on Indians pitcher Justin Masterson.

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