Tribe baffled by Moyer again

Man, does Jamie Moyer have the Tribe’s number or what? The Indians haven’t beaten the soft-tossing lefty in Seattle since 1998 and in his last six starts against Cleveland, dating back to 2002, Moyer has four wins with a 2.52 ERA. So it wasn’t surprising to see Moyer and the Mariners shut down the Indians 9-1 Sunday afternoon. Moyer went eight, allowing one earned run (an Aaron Boone homer) on six hits with five strikeouts.

Moyer was good, Scott Elarton was bad. Awful, actually, giving up five runs in just over five innings. Elarton is now 0-1 with a 7.58 ERA and he hasn’t lasted longer than 5.1 innings in any of his four starts. It’s about time to pull the plug on the Scott Elarton experiment, though I’d probably give him a one, maybe two more starts to pull out of it.

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