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PAWTUCKET, RI – The Columbus Clippers lack of offense led them to their second loss of the series with the Pawtucket Rex Sox, falling, 5-1.
The Clippers went 7-for-33 on the game leaving 11 runners on-base and also went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position—striking out ten times as a team. The bats ultimately were the difference in the game for both clubs.
On the opposing side of the plate, the Red Sox went 10-for-33 on the night, going only 0-for-1 with runners in scoring position. The Red Sox were led by four homeruns.
Monday night featured the Clippers first look at pitcher Toru Murata; who made his debut after being recently assigned from the Akron Aeros. Murata made the start for Trevor Bauer, who was a late scratch from the mound. The game ended with Murata’s first loss of the season in as many starts.
The righty Murata pitched six innings and gave up eight hits—including three of the four homeruns. Murata joined the Clippers Monday after left-handed pitcher Giovanni Soto...
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Who was that on the mound?
Monday marked the first guest appearance of the good version ofUbaldo Jimenez in 2013. I'm not falling for the aberration, but it was an excellent start that he deserves credit for. Early on, it occurred to me that something looked different in his delivery. I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on pitching mechanics, but whatever the difference...
Chris Wallace (Columbus, C) - 5-7, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 PB - Okay, he may not be a prospect, and it was a 15-inning game. But anytime a guy gets five hits in a game, it is worthy of feature status. When it's in his Triple-A debut for the organization, even more so. Wallace seems to be making a name for himself as a possible depth option at catcher (which may be needed the...
As we enter the month of May for this 2013 Major League Baseball season here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, you will forgive me if I seem a bit confused about my expectations for this baseball team. The team made a variety of moves over the offseason that I have discussed ad nauseum in this column, and improved the core of this team substantially.
But what have we...
The Cleveland Indians have recalled left handed pitcher Scott Barnes from Triple-A Columbus to help fill the bullpen with a fresh arm for today’s double-header. He isn’t expected to stick around after the set of games. At least he gets a nice bonus on his paycheck and perhaps just enough to treat his boys to a few brews at the bar.
The post Cleveland Indians Recall Pitcher...
The Cleveland Indians were without veteran infielder/outfielder Nick Swisher last night. The 32-year old is battling a sore shoulder and was held out of last night's lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies. Swisher's injury is not considered serious, but the team does not want to chance it getting worse. According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, Swisher may miss today...
When the Indians selected Francisco Lindor 8th overall in the 2011 draft, he possessed a high floor and upside. Drafted out of Montverde, Florida, he was an accomplished defender but questions about how long it would take his bat to develop surrounded the young Puerto Rican. In his full season, Lindor has put rest to any doubt whether he will be one of the game’s brightest stars...
The IBI Hot List is back for another week and ranks the hot (and some cold) performances in the Indians system over the past week. Last week saw LeVon Washington return with a fury with five hits on Saturday, Diasuke Matsuzaka looked to turn a corner, Preston Guilmet is squarely on the big league radar, Jordan Cooper is rising, Cord Phelps’ struggles continue, and much more. Tony...
Kansas City, MO — Ubaldo Jimenez pitched seven plus innings of shutout baseball and right fielder Ryan Raburn went 4-for-4 with two home runs, as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0.
With the win, the Tribe finished their road trip with a 5-4 record before returning to Cleveland on Tuesday.
Jimenez (1-2, 7.13) recorded his first win since August 9, 2012...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Ubaldo Jimenez pitched into the eighth inning, Ryan Raburn hit two home runs and the Cleveland Indians pounded the Kansas City Royals 9-0 on Monday night to split their four-game series.
Raburn hit a three-run shot in the fifth inning and a solo homer in the eighth, and finished the night with four hits. Jason Kipnis also went deep to pace a suddenly potent...
Who are these Cleveland Indians hitters and what did you do with the group we’ve watched most of the season?
If we can take anything from this current Tribe three-game winning streak it is that this streaky team can be very dangerous when they get hot. The baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. We are only a month in and we’ve already seen many peaks and valleys with our...
Player of the Game
The little Tiger that could has hit two home runs in each of the past two nights, giving him his second straight Player of the Game award. Ryan Raburn's first shot was a two run home run (the most popular variety on the night) while his second was a solo shot. Added together he has gone 7-8 with four home runs, 7 RBI and five runs scored. A fairly decent...
Philadelphia Phillies (12-14) @ Cleveland Indians (10-13)Pitching Match-Ups:Tuesday - Doc Halladay vs. Zach "Not Kevin" McAllisterWednesday - Cliff Lee vs. Trevor "Not Jack" Bauer*Each are a 7:05 game time.Offensive Native American Named Team Offense:R - 106 (14th)AVG - .257 (9th)OPS - .764 (3rd)Carlos Santana/C, Mark Reynolds/DH/1B, Nick Swisher/OF, and Michael...
As many baseball players and umpires can attest to, games can run a little long and at times, you can lose track of what is going on.
During Monday night's Kansas City Royals/Cleveland Indians game, home plate umpire Paul Emmel in the fifth inning made a notable blunder.
With Cleveland's Lonnie Chisenhall at the plate, Emmel called an emphatic strike three to end the...
By Tony LastoriaFOX Sports Ohio
Tonight the Indians face an old friend.Five years ago, lefty Cliff Lee was enjoying a career season with the Indians and broke through as one of the games best pitchers when he won the 2008 American League Cy Young award. But less than a year after winning the award ,the Indians traded him to the Philadelphia Phillies for a package of four prospects...