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Ivan De Jesus
Los Angeles Dodgers
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The chance of a series sweep fell short for the Columbus Clippers Saturday as they came up with their first loss of the season, losing 5-3 to the Indianapolis Indians.
The much anticipated start of Daisuke Matsuzaka lived up to hype for the first four innings, but it shortly fell off after.
Matsuzaka started off the game sending the Indians first three-up to the dugout. Matsuzaka would end up giving up his first hit of the game after 16 pitches to Indians right-fielder Jerry Sands and walk two others in the third inning.
The fourth inning ended in another three-up and three-down for Matsuzaka.
Aside from the early success from the bump, much of Thursday night was déjà vu from the Clippers early on, the bats started off slow once again.
Clippers right fielder Matt Carson drove a line drive to center for the first hit of the game for a double. Carson would end up reaching third with a wild pitch by Indianapolis Indians Pitcher Kevin McPherson. The Minor League RBI-l...
BEST OF MAXIM
CLEVELAND -- Terry Francona candidly admits he is directionally challenged.
He proved that before the Cleveland Indians home opener on Monday.
Francona lives two blocks from Progressive Field and walks to games. He had his first experience on the streets of Cleveland when he headed to the game at about 8:15 a.m.
I got lost three times, Francona said.
Franconas walk involves two...
Dorssys Paulino (SS, Lake County Captains): 2-for-4, 1 K.
Paulino was one of two Captains to record two base hits on Saturday as the Tribe’s top hitting prospect notched two singles. You can go up and down the entire Indians’ farm system and chances are that you won’t find a more exciting player to follow this season than Paulino. Paulino has now gone 3-for-12 this season,...
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.
Joey Wendle: DH, Carolina Mudcats: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K:
Mr. Wendle’s big offensive question marks are both his power potential and his ability to continue to hit as he starts...
So far, Trevor Bauer's adjustment to life in pro ball from UCLA is off to a much worse start than Keifer Sutherland's television career after 24. Have you seen Touch? Yeah, neither has anyone else. Making his Cleveland Indians debut after the Diamondbacks jettisoned Bauer (Trevor) for cents on the dollar, the 22-year-old pitcher turned in a performance that led me to believe...
The move was not performance based, but it seems Trevor Bauer could use some additional time at Triple-A before making the permanent jump to the big leagues. Bauer was scheduled to be optioned back to the minors when Chris Carrasco returned from suspension. That is happening this week, so Bauer was sent down.
Trevor Bauer was optioned to AAA Columbus after last night'...
Let's face it, being the Cleveland Indians already puts you behind the eight ball before your season even starts. So when the Tribe draws BOTH of last season's Cy Young Award winners in their first week, let's just say counting down magic numbers by stripping off the owner's clothes probably doesn't look to be in the cards any time soon.
But even Ricky "...
Terry Francona took a season off from managing last year before being hired by the Cleveland Indians this past offseason. Prior to that, he spent eight seasons as the manager of the Boston Red Sox. During that time, Francona likely became very familiar with the path he had to take in order to report for work at Fenway Park.
Joining a new team takes some adjusting. Francona was reminded...
The Cleveland Indians will activate first basemen/designated hitter Jason Giambi on Tuesday. Tuesday is the first day the Indians can activate the 42-year-old.
Giambi has played in the majors dating back to 1995 and is hoping to squeeze one more season out of his body.
When activated manager Terry Francona plans to get Giambi some action quickly.
“I don’t want him to sit a week...
Man! It's good to be back at the Transactions Log!
Welcome to the 2013 Edition of The Transaction Rundown! Your weekly source for transactiony goodness from all levels of the Cleveland Indians organization. As always, you can get your daily fix of roster movement anytime by checking out the Transactions Log. Just click on "2013" under the "Transactions"...
Everybody Makes Mistakes
Young right-hander Zach McAllister went out and made some mistakes, but overall had a quality start stats-wise as he was only charged with two runs in six innings of work despite giving up four. However, the two unearned runs he gave up due to a fielding error at third base by Mike Aviles is not a new problem for McAllister as he struggled with pitching around...
Cleveland Indians catcher Lou Marson has a cervical-neck strain, the result of a home-plate collision.
Marson left in the fourth, one inning after Tampa Bay's Desmond Jennings collided with him in Saturday night's game.
Jennings tried to score from third on Matt Joyce's grounder, but Marson held on to third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall's throw for the out.
INDIANAPOLIS- After a low-scoring outing in their 2013 debut, the Clippers’ bats came alive in Indianapolis in game two of their series against the Indianapolis Indians.
Indians’ center fielder Alex Presley and shortstop Jordy Mercer started off the game with back to back doubles, giving Indianapolis a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Indianapolis struck again...
Player of the Game: Carlos Santana (5-for-5 with 2 2B, HR and 3 RBI)
They’re back! After getting shutout by dominant Tampa Bay pitching two consecutive nights, the Tribe had the last laugh on Sunday as the team shutout the Rays, 13-0. Indians starter Justin Masterson was brilliant through seven innings of work, giving up just two hits and picking up his second victory...
Trevor Bauer's first career major league start with the Indians will forever be remembered as him being the first pitcher to walk the first four batters of a game since John Danks of the White Sox in 2009 and the first Indian since Bartolo Colon. However, Bauer's start was confirmation of everything we have heard about him: has a high ceiling, unpolished, raw,...
It is finally here. An exciting off season for the first time in a long time put a big circle on this date for months. The Home Opener. Our Indians holiday every year. (And while I realize it isn’t technically opening day, I’m using the phrase. It’s opening day for the city.)
Every year at this time we have hope for our beloved Indians. Hope that the season won’t be over...