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LEHIGH VALLEY- It only took a little less than seven hours but the Columbus Clippers finally seized a 1-0 victory in 13 innings over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Saturday.
With the contest scoreless going into the 13th inning, Columbus right fielder Matt Carson blasted a solo home run to straight away center to give the Clippers a 1-0 win against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Saturday.
Lehigh Valley reliever Justin Friend was cruising through his inning plus of relief before making a mistake to Carson on a 1-1 pitch left fell right into the outfielders wheelhouse.
After an hour and a half hour rain delay, action resumed in the top of the second but the game was locked in a pitchers dual as neither team could score until the 13th inning.
Right-hander Carlos Carrasco started the game and pitched one inning of shutout baseball before the game was halted because of the weather. Righty Boof Bonser replaced Carrasco after the delay and tossed 3.1 innings with three hits and no runs on one str...
BEST OF MAXIM
In Game 2 of the Twins series, the Indians fell for the second straight game since the All Start break. But if one thing sticks out, its errors, and for the second game in a row, Lonnie Chisenhall made a bad error, at the wrong time, and the Twins came from behind to take the game 3-2.
During the first 2 games since the All Star Break, the Tribe have scored four runs on nine hits...
On successful teams or at least competitive ones it becomes easy to overemphasize or highlight specific player performance while undervaluing other complimentary production.
This probably occurs because polarizing production is most interesting at least in terms of penetrating or attentional biases. Be it the recent ineptitude of Mark Reynolds or the scorched earth Jason Kipnis leaves...
“It’s getting into late July right now. We can make excuses for a while, but we need some guys to start stepping up right now. We’ve been shooting ourselves in the foot these last two games. You can’t blame the starting pitching. You can’t blame the bullpen. You can’t win many games if you don’t score runs.”
– Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, as reported...
The Indians currently have a problem with perception. They have started well and are in contention, but there are still too many fans believing this is the same old story. This is the third straight year that the Indians have been in the race in July, and the question remains: will they collapse this year as well?
The fans are still not rushing out to support this team as the Indians...
It didn’t take long for reliever Matt Langwell to realize he was finally in the big leagues after being called up by the Cleveland Indians on June 1. In fact, it only took two pitches.
Langwell’s first pitch to Tampa Bay third baseman and three-time All-Star Evan Longoria was a ball. His second, a fastball around the knees, resulted in a lofty two-run home run into the right...
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: SP, Akron Aeros: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 8 K, 1 HR:
In 2010, Matt Packer was a breakout pitcher in the Indians organization when he went 9-7 with a 2.04 ERA combined between...
The Cleveland Indians removed right-hander Corey Kluber from
yesterday’s start due to a hip ailment. After the game, manager Terry Francona
told reporters the move was precautionary, as the Indians don’t expect the
injury to result in Kluber being sidelined for an extended period, according to
Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
"I talked to [head athletic trainer Lonnie...
The second-place Indians are soon to get a boost in their starting rotation according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. Manager Terry Francona told reporters Saturday that right-hander Zach McAllister will get the ball Tuesday against the Mariners.
McAllister, 25, has been on the disabled list since June 8 with a sprained middle finger on his pitching hand, but he threw six scoreless...
This was not how the Indians front office wanted their team to begin the second half. Entering the break at 51-44 and riding a four-game winning streak, there were high hopes for the immediate future, especially with Minnesota and Seattle the first two teams on deck.
After back-to-back disheartening 3-2 losses at Target Field, the Tribe might have gotten a desperate wake-up call...
Justin Masterson took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, Michael Brantley hit a bases-loaded triple and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Masterson (11-7) had faced the minimum through six, allowing only a hit batter, when Brian Dozier led off the seventh with a broken-bat blooper to center field that dunked in under the...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Meeting of the Corey Kluber Society Tonight
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Meeting of the Corey Kluber Society Tonight
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is to announce a meeting — in this case, at 7:10pm ET today (Saturday) — of the Corey...
There has been some trade talk in recent days involving the Indians, especially considering extra starting pitching. There have been no articles predicting the many moves Cleveland will make before the deadline on Burning River Baseball to this point, however, for one simple reason: the Indians shouldn't trade anybody before the deadline. With the starting rotation finally healthy...
Though the Minnesota Twins have won four straight, they've dropped four starts in a row by Scott Diamond.
Diamond, however, owns a lower career ERA against the Cleveland Indians than any opponent he has faced more than once as he heads into Sunday's home matchup.
Minnesota (41-53) can match its longest win streak of the year after a pair of 3-2 victories to start this set...
Player of the Game
Corey Kluber has been the Indians most dependable pitcher of late and he remained so tonight, throwing five innings of shut out baseball against the Twins. Kluber allowed just five base runners (all of which reached after two were out) and struck out six before being removed due to some hip pain after throwing just 93 pitches. He was unable to earn the win...
The Cleveland Indians haven't lost any ground in the AL Central despite opening the second half with a subpar showing against one of baseball's worst teams. They now face the club with the longest winning streak in the majors.
The Indians try to hand the Mariners their first loss in seven games in Monday night's opener in Seattle.
After a pair of 3-2 losses at Minnesota...