Although Masterson's status after the 2014 season is still in doubt, the way he's pitched this spring has left no doubt that he's ready for 2014. He finished off an outstanding spring with another good outing, allowing just one run on 3 hits (all of them singles) in 5.2 innings. Masterson is slated to pitch the season opener next Monday, so he'll his typical in-season rest between now and then.
On the offensive side, the Indians battered Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo for four runs in just 2+ innings. Lonnie Chisenhall hit his third home run of the spring in the third inning, while Michael Brantley continued his torrid spring with two more hits, including a second inning triple. Nick Swisher, who seems to be rounding into shape in the last week, hit a home run in the sixth off Francisco Rodriguez. Jason Kipnis had two hits, including a double, while David Murphy, who has struggled all spring, contributed a double.
Following Masterson to the mouind was Josh Outman (1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 SO), Vinnie Pestano (1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 SO) and Bryan Shaw (1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 SO, 1 BB).
Next Up: The Indians face the Diamondbacks in their final Cactus League game of the spring. Game time in 4:10 PM.