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Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis won the day as a whole with a combined score of 10.68, but he didn't win the Player of the Game in either game individually. Michael Bourn won the honors in game two as the fire starter the Indians needed. He scored the first run of the game in the first inning and the tying run in the ninth. In all, he had three singles, two runs and an RBI and was great on the base paths. Bourn's POG score of 4.25 beat out the big RBI guys including Nick Swisher (3.97) who hit the game winning home run and Mark Reynolds (3.21) who hit an equally important, though less emotional, solo home run in the sixth.
The Indians didn't leave all their runs for the first game of the double header. They got started early again in game two, scoring four times in the first inning. Again, Jason Kipnis was right in the middle of things, hitting an RBI single in his first at bat and scoring on a wild pitch later in the inning. Carlos Santana and Mi...
BEST OF MAXIM
Starting the second game of the Indians twin bill against the White Sox, splitting time between Seinfield and the torturously slow Jose Quintana, I began to pour over the absurdity of production that is Jason Kipnis.
Perhaps it is “trendy” to discuss Jason’s torrid rate but for intents and purposes it is an unavoidable discourse that ends in me drooling over his fangraphs...
The Cleveland Indians have activated closer Chris Perez from the 15-day disabled list.
Perez last pitched on May 26 in Boston and has been on the DL since May 27 with a strained right shoulder. He recently made three rehab appearances, June 16-25, at AA Akron, A Lake County and Short-Season A Mahoning Valley. So far through 2013, he is 2-1 with six saves in eight attempts with a...
According to Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland minor leaguer RHP Dillon Howard has been suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy-
#Indians minor league RHP Dillon Howard has been suspended for 50 games for violation of drug policty. Howard was 2nd rnd pick in 2011.
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) June 28, 2013
Major League Baseball issued this release-
NORFOLK- The Columbus Clippers fell to the Norfolk Tides Friday night, 8-4. Even after a late rally in the ninth the Clippers could not come up with enough to make up for their early deficit to Norfolk.
TJ House started on the mound for Columbus for his first start back since being sent down from Cleveland. House pitched a shaky two innings walking one batter, hitting a Norfolk batter...
The Cleveland Indians have activated Chris Perez from the 15-day disabled list after the closer missed just over a month due to a strained right rotator cuff. Perez will join the Indians in the middle of a series with the Baltimore Orioles and will retake the reigns as primary closer from Vinnie Pestano, who performed solidly in Perez’s absence.Pestano was five-for-five in save...
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Matt Packer (Akron, SP) – W (6-5), 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R (earned), 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP
On a rough night in the organization (like Friday night), it can often be hard to find a feature-worthy...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Nick Swisher singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox for the third time in less than 24 hours, 4-3 Saturday.
Swisher's homer in the ninth inning Friday night helped Cleveland secure a sweep of a marathon doubleheader Friday night.
This time, Cabrera, Jason Kipnis and Swisher hit three consecutive...
With the gaze of Cleveland sports fans firmly on the Cavaliers and the NBA draft, the Indians picked a good night to play uninspired baseball.
Early on, it looked as though Corey Kluber (6-5, 4.16 ERA) would keep the Indians in the game and add another strong performance to his surprising summer. That came to a screeching halt in the fifth inning when Kluber allowed five runs. The...
CHICAGO -- Cleveland first baseman Nick Swisher drove in the tie-breaking run for the second straight game as the Indians beat the Chicago White Sox for the third time in 24 hours, 4-3 Saturday afternoon.
With the win, the Indians have won nine of their last 12 games and trail the Detroit Tigers by 1.5 games in the American League Central, pending the outcome of Detroit vs. Tampa...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Nick Swisher's approach couldn't have been more simple. The result couldn't have been more timely.
Swisher ripped a long solo homer to cap a four-run ninth inning against Addison Reed Friday night, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 9-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox for a sweep of the longest doubleheader by time for two nine-inning games.
Luis Lugo (SP, Mahoning Valley): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K.
Another very good outing from Lugo to start his 2013 campaign at Mahoning Valley, and he is now 1-1 with a 0.60 ERA in three starts, and in 15.0 innings he has allowed 10 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, and has 8 strikeouts. Lugo has gone exactly five innings in all three of his starts and is showing that he may have found...
Roster Update: As expected, Chris Perez returned to the Indians bullpen tonight and T.J. House was sent back to AAA. In other roster news, John McDonald, who was designated for assignment yesterday, has been traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for the infamous player to be named later or cash.
Player of the Game
Lonnie Chisenhall had his best all around game of the season...
The Phillies looked around for some veteran infield help and found some in veteran John McDonald from the Cleveland Indians. McDonald will join the Phillies on Friday, meaning someone will be headed down to Lehigh Valley.
Keith Allison Time for some more predictions for a few players that might have already surprised us. Domonic Brown is a great young player that is starting to really get it together. Raul Ibanez is not so young, but he's mashing it in Seattle. Jason Kipnis is red hot. How will they do the rest of the year??? Let's make a few bold predictions. Domonic Brown | PHIBrown...
Roster Update: As if eight relievers on the current roster and 17 different pitchers on the roster in the past five days wasn't enough, the Indians brought Nick Hagadone back to the team after just two days in Columbus. They were able to do this by placing Michael Bourn on the paternity list. Hopefully, the Indians will use this opportunity to rid themselves of Rich Hill for...