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FORT WAYNE, IN- The Fort Wayne Tincaps (5-3) used some early offense and solid pitching to drop the Lake County Captains (1-6) to their sixth straight loss by a final score of 9-1 on Friday night.
The starting pitcher matchup featured two left-handed prospects from previous drafts. Max Fried (1-0, 1.00 ERA), the first round draft pick of the Padres in 2012, made his second start of the season for the Tincaps and was opposed by Ryan Merritt (0-2, 2.00 ERA) of the Captains, a 16th round pick by the Indians in the 2011 draft.
Lake County had an opportunity to take an early lead but could not produce a run. Centerfielder Luigi Rodriguez walked to open the game, but was caught stealing second base. The next batter, second baseman Robel Garcia, lined a triple to center field, but Fried worked out of the jam with a strikeout and a groundout, leaving Garcia at third.
Shortstop Maxx Tissenbaum walked with one out in the bottom of the first inning. Garcia made a fielding error on a force atte...
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It was announced following the game and first reported by WTAM’s Mark Schwab that Indians centerfielder Michael Bourn received five stitches in his right index finger after pitcher Matt Thornton stepped on his hand on a bang-bang play at first base in the 8th innning where Bourn slid head first and beat the throw.
Bourn accounted for the team’s only run of the game, taking the...
Every year in the Major Leagues, some players jump out in the early part of the season and astound us in small sample size wonder. This year, John Buck and Chris Davis have been pretty astounding. And yet, when a position player jumps way out ahead of his normal stats, we expect regression. Pitchers sometimes get more of a pass. But what about the case of Justin Masterson, the...
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
Carrasco lacks mental toughness
Right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been a high profile starting pitching prospect for a long time. Before the Indians picked him up from the Phillies in July of 2009 in a deal for Cliff Lee he had been one of the Phillies’ top prospects for several years.
But for as talented as Carrasco...
Trevor Bauer (SP, Columbus Clippers) Game 1: (W, 1-0), 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 9 K.
Bauer was somewhat underwhelming when he made his Major League debut with the Indians last week, but he certainly was impressive in his Columbus debut on Saturday. The right-hander showed just how good he could be as he recorded nine strikeouts and allowed only one earned run, which came off a solo...
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is out of the lineup for Cleveland's game against Chicago with a sore left elbow.
Manager Terry Francona expects Kipnis, who is batting .125, to return for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox. Kipnis was bothered by a sore right elbow in spring training. Ryan Raburn is starting at second base.
Catcher Carlos Santana was in the...
Michael Bourn's finger is stitched and splinted.
It's better, but not well enough to keep the Indians center fielder from going on the 15-day disabled list.
Manager Terry Francona said the plan is to put Bourn on the DL in coming days. The leadoff hitter cut his right index finger on Sunday when he dived into first base and got stepped on by White Sox pitcher Matt Thornton...
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.
Daisuke Matsuzaka (Columbus, SP) - 2.1, 3 H, 3 R (all earned), 5 BB, 4 K - A rough home opening night for Dice-K in his second outing of the season. While this follows up an okay outing...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Nick Swisher's two-out RBI single in the ninth inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 1-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
Michael Bourn started the rally with a one-out double off Jesse Crain (0-1). Bourn's blooper landed near the left field line and he beat the throw to second base. After Asdrubal Cabrera's groundout moved Bourn to third, Crain...
One of the key plays in this afternoon’s 9-4 Tribe victory over the White Sox was Mark Reynolds’s grand slam with nobody out that extended the Indians’ lead to 7-2 in the fifth inning. On the very next pitch, Sox starter Chris Sale drilled Michael Brantley, and both benches were warned as a result. Sale was chased from the game that inning, but he explained to our Scott Sargent...
CLEVELAND — Another dangerous pitch has Carlos Carrasco in trouble again.
The Cleveland Indians pitcher was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Friday for “intentionally throwing” at New York’s Kevin Youkilis, the right-hander’s second penalty in two years for aiming at a hitter.
Carrasco had just completed serving a five-game suspension for a fastball...
The Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees will play a traditional doubleheader on May 13 at Progressive Field.
The doubleheader, which will begin at 12:05 p.m., became necessary when the April 10-11 games in Cleveland were postponed by rain. The May 13 date is one of the few mutual off-days for the two teams. The Indians play in Detroit on May 12 and begin a series in Philadelphia...
Chris Sale has had his way with the Indians in the past. The left-handed may be all arms and legs, but the young bullpen arm turned starter made easy work of the previously left-handed heavy Tribe. In the offseason, the Tribe not only added more speed and power, but they added several right handed hitters for a better balanced lineup. Yesterday, with Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana...
It was Tuesday night. Carlos Carrasco and the Indians were getting pounded by the Bronx Bombers for the second straight evening, and the Cavaliers had blown a 20-point fourth quarter lead against the Pacers. It was a “woe is us” type of night on Twitter, and this writer’s body defensively put itself into sleep mode shortly before both games, missing the...