Posted May 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
Indians broadcaster Tom Hamilton isn't backing down from his criticism of Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman for a high-and-inside pitch to Cleveland's Nick Swisher and his on-air suggestion that there should be retaliation during the intrastate series. Chapman threw two inside fastballs to Swisher during the ninth inning of Cincinnati's 4-2 win Monday. The first went over the batter's head, the second was near it. Chapman and Swisher exchanged glares. After the second pitch, Hamilton - in his 24th season calling Indians games - said on air the pitch was intentionally aimed at his head. ''What you'd love to see Swisher do here is knock it right off the temple of Chapman and see how much fun it is to have a ball coming at your head,'' Hamilton said. ''That is bush league.'' Later, Hamilton predicted the Indians would retaliate during the series, which moves to Cleveland for two games on Wednesday and Thursday. ''You just can...

Video: Watch Joey Votto hit game-winning home run

Your browser does not support iframes. It was an All-American day in Cincinnati Monday as 38,822 fans packed into Great American Ball Park to watch their beloved Redlegs take the first game of the Ohio Cup. The score was all knotted at two a piece until Joey Votto delivered an opposite field two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth. Votto's blast proved to be the decisive...

Tom Hamilton is no fan of the Cubans

In the ninth inning of yesterday’s Indians/Reds game, with his team holding a 4-2 lead, Reds closer Aroldis Chapman buzzed a 100-mph heater past Nick Swisher’s head, and Indians radio announcer Tom Hamilton lost it. You can see the pitches and hear Hamilton’s reaction at the video posted here, which includes his statement that, “what you’d love to see Swisher do here...

MLB News: Chris Perez MRI reveals mild tendonitis in throwing shoulder

The Cleveland Indians have announced that closer Chris Perez will be shut down for roughly one week as he attempts to recover from mild tendonitis the rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. Perez (2-1, 4.32 ERA, six saves) was pulled in the middle of an at-bat on Sunday afternoon after he was seen grimacing in pain.. The closer subequently took his first loss of the season as he...

Cincinnati Reds Minor League Weekly Review & Preview

Neftali Soto had a big week for the Louisville Bats over the last 8 days.

Late drama highlights Reds' 4-2 over Tribe

The Indians and Reds are going in different directions after Monday's 4-2 Cincinnati win at Great American Ball Park. The Reds have won six of their last seven and 13 of their last 16, while Cleveland has dropped six of its last seven games. The Indians chose to pitch to Joey Votto in the eighth inning with one out and Zack Cozart on third and the game tied 2-2. Manager Terry...

Marson begins rehab assignment in Akron

The Cleveland Indians have announced that catcher Lou Marson will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday night with Double-A Akron. If there are no setbacks, his rehab assignment will be transferred to Triple-A Columbus on Friday. Marson, 26, has been limited to just three games and five total plate appearances with the Indians this season. He has spent time on the...

Cueto’s bad rap

Johnny Cueto pitches to the Cubs leadoff hitter in the bottom of the first.On Sunday, in the Reds’ last game of a series against the Cubs, many less-than-ideal things happened: Logan Ondrusek blew the save, Joey Votto didn’t have any RBI, and the Reds lost in extras. But the one thing that made the news was a sixth-inning pitch Johnny Cueto let fly that didn’t pass by in front...

Q&A: Mark Reynolds, Strikeouts and Bombs

Mark Reynolds knows who he is. The Cleveland Indians corner infielder is a slugger in the three-true-outcomes mode. His walk rate is maybe a little short of a purist’s TTO, but the long balls and strikeouts are certainly there. Reynolds has left the yard 193 times in 3,140 at bats; in three seasons, he has gone down by way of the K over 200 times. The 29-year-old former Oriole...

Around The Farm: May 29, 2013

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.  Shawn Morimando (SP, Carolina): W (3-5), 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 SO Sometimes pitchers seem to just put everything together. With a fairly problematic 34:25 SO:BB in 51.0 innings...

Red-hot Reds roll vs. Indians

Xavier Paul singled home a pair of runs in the first inning, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a two-game home sweep of the Cleveland Indians with an 8-2 victory on Tuesday night that was free of any up-and-in acrimony.,

Bats outhit Clippers, win 10-7

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...
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