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AKRON, OH -- Down 2-1 in the ninth inning, first baseman Jesus Aguilar tied the game with an opposite field home run, just out of right fielder Steven Souza Jr.'s reach at the "It's A Whole New Ballgame" sign.
After the two teams went six more innings, it almost literally was.
The Akron Aeros (24-30) won 3-2 Thursday night in 15 innings, defeating the Harrisburg Senators (27-27) on a bases-loaded walk-off single by right fielder Carlos Moncrief. Manager Edwin Rodriguez was proud of his team for the extra inning win, but would have been happy win or lose.
"More than the win, I think that we are very pleased with the way the guys played," Rodriguez said. "They showed character [and] they showed intensity. It got to the point where whatever the outcome would be, I was pleased [with] the way they were playing."
Aguilar's home run gave the Aeros life and came against dominant Senators reliever Aaron Barrett. The right-hander came into the night w...
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Like most 20-somethings, Akron Aeros outfielder Carlos Moncrief enjoys playing video games, especially MLB The Show. He does not create himself in the game, though; instead he thinks about what could be.
"Every time I look at the Indians' lineup," Moncrief said. "I just hope that I'm in there one year, and I'll play with the Indians all the time when...
Cleveland Indians pitcher Brett Myers could be converted into a reliever if his right elbow issues persist for much longer, writes Mark Emery at Indians.com.
Myers was diagnosed in late April with tendonitis a mild UCL tear and suffered a setback when he felt renewed soreness last week after going four-plus innings in a rehab start at Double-A Akron.
“We’d like to let him come...
CLEVELAND -- This was the kind of night the Indians had in mind when they signed the aged veteran who had interviewed to be Colordao's manager.Smart, veteran presence still some pop in his bat understanding of the game (as the Rockies showed) ... the ability to hit right-handers. So with the Indians returning home on a five-game losing streak, manager Terry Francona did not...
Your Cleveland Indians, losers of five straight and seven of eight, arrived back in Cleveland in dire need of a pick me up. “We needed to get a victory because we’ve been playing good baseball without much to show for it,” said last night’s starter Justin Masterson. The Big Nasty was the perfect pitcher to take the mound to attempt to end the skid. This is his job as the...
Cleveland prospect Trevor Bauer has put out a rap song about the Indians.
Bauer, who is pitching at Triple-A Columbus, wrote and recorded the song, called ''Gutter to the Grail'' for an Indians' blog called Wahoo's On First. The song mentions several Indians players, including pitchers Justin Masterson, Ubaldo Jimenez and Chris Perez.
Third baseman Mark...
Sitting at the Indians-Reds game last night with TD, I had planned to just spend a quiet inning away from my friends. Then, suddenly, Michael Brantley had a two-out RBI hit. And then Yan Gomes. And Ryan Raburn. And the beat continued to the top of the lineup.
All in all, I was away from my friends for nearly 45 minutes as the Indians demoralized Homer Bailey and the Reds for seven...
AKRON, OH – It took a much improved team effort for the Akron Aeros to end their four-game losing streak as they defeated the Harrisburg Senators 6-3 on Wednesday night at Canal Park. The Aeros' performance showed a major improvement in both steady pitching and hitting from the night before.
Will Roberts had a very good outing Wednesday night, giving up three runs and six...
This Indians entered this game really struggling. They’d lost five straight for the second time this season and in the midst of a tough stretch of games that included two more games against a Cincinnati Reds team that has been as hot as the Indians are cold. The good news is that ace Justin Masterson would be taking the hill to try and stop the losing streak...
COLUMBUS- In retrospective, the Clippers might have wished that the downpour prior to Friday’s action would have canceled the game all together. After the hour and 15 minute rain delay, Columbus was beat up in an 11-0 routing by the Indianapolis Indians.
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate demonstrated why they are the best team in the International League, dominating...
May was about as good a month as is possible for a baseball team. While some of the offensive players tailed off a little from April, the pitching has been all around tremendous and the starting rotation in general is shooting up the rankings. The third rankings of the year see a new top player for the third time as well, with the Indians ace beating out the top hitters after a scorching...
I was listening to Les Levine and Ken Carman talking to Richard Skinner, a radio personality from Cincinnati, on the topic of Tom Hamilton and his reaction to Nick Swisher getting buzzed by Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman. I also read the post at Cleveland Frowns yesterday as well as most of the comments there. I’m sure most Indians fans have seen the clip by this point, but...
LOUISVIILE, KY – The Columbus Clippers dropped their second game of the series against the Louisville Bats 10-7 Wednesday morning. The Clippers have lost six of their seven games in the last week.
Despite a decent performance from the Clippers’ bats, it was Louisville making all of the plays from the plate. The Bats scored in six of the eight innings—racking up ten runs in...
One could say Friday’s game between the Indians and Tampa Bay Rays lasted two months.
While the box score may say the ballgame took two hours and 59 minutes to complete, it doesn’t account for four hours and 49 minutes of rain delays. Or the fact that play began in May and ended in June.
When it was all said and done, the Tribe fell just as hard as the rain did losing to the...
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Series 19, Games 54, 55 & 56
Progressive Field, Cleveland: Park Factor 96, Pitcher's Park.
Friday, May 31st 7:05 EDT (STO)
Matt Moore (8-0, 2.21) vs Corey Kluber (3-3, 4.57)
Brett Myers injury complications has granted Kluber a reprieve from the worry of being removed from the rotation, but the way he has pitched...