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Ivan De Jesus
COLUMBUS- The last time Clippers' left-hander T.J. House saw his name in the win column was May 13. Going up against the International League West-leading Indianapolis Indians Tuesday, it looked like that statistic wouldn’t change. Wrong.
In undoubtedly his finest performance at the Triple-A level, House cruised through six scoreless innings to steer the Clippers toward a 4-0 victory against the Indians. Over those six frames, the lefty allowed just one hit with five strikeouts and four walks. Not to mention that he did it against one of the best lineups in the International League.
Indianapolis ranks second in the IL in runs (443) and is sixth in batting average (.260).
Columbus manager Chris Tremie was extremely proud of the way House threw the ball against their division rival and said that this game will only help his confidence going forward.
“The fact that he went out and attacked the zone against a pretty good lineup is a good sign,” Tremie said. “He pitched in, kept the ...
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Tony takes a look at 10 of the hottest hitters in the organization from Double-A Akron to rookie level Arizona – some names you know well and some you don’t. The players are not ranked, but are listed by level and include the likes of Tyler Holt, Jose Ramirez, Joey Wendle, Jeremy Lucas, Dorssys Paulino, Anthony Santander, Logan Vick, Nellie Rodriguez, Clint Frazier and Joel...
In the midst of a stellar season at Triple-A Columbus, relief pitcher Preston Guilmet has finally been given the opportunity that he has sought since being selected in the ninth round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft - a shot in the majors.
After right-hander Carlos Carrasco was optioned back to the Clippers following his disastrous outing against the Detroit Tigers on...
The Diff is your weekly Wednesday WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week’s topic was reader-recommended, as I looked into some key differences with the 2013 Indians. Now, it’s back to prospect talk.
As much as I love talking about the Indians and their increasingly annoying major league team, my original...
The Bullpen Mafia is no more.
The once-strong bullpen for the Cleveland Indians has gone from one of the most reliable units in baseball to one of the worst.
At the forefront of the bullpen issues is right-hander Vinnie Pestano.
Others have had their struggles with performance or injuries, but the key member to the unit has always been Pestano. However, this season he has lost himself...
SCOTTSDALE – The AZL Indians dropped their third straight game Wednesday night, falling to the AZL Giants by a final tally of 8-2. The AZL Giants improved to 14-2 on the season and demonstrated why they have the best record in the Arizona Rookie League, coming through with clutch hitting and strong pitching throughout the game. On the other hand, the AZL Indians struggled...
When someone asks me where I am from, I will proudly proclaim that I am from Cleveland, Ohio. Home of the Browns, Indians, Cavaliers, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, Pro Football Hall Of Fame just around the corner in Canton, Playhouse Square, Public Square.. you name it!
The response to my answer is always “Oh, I’m sorry”, or “Gee, that must stink!”. To the outsider, it does...
Even when he's struggling, Cleveland's Justin Masterson can usually be relied on to pitch deep into games.In his last start, the right-hander failed to provide even that.Masterson tries to bounce back from one of this worst starts of the season by continuing his dominance over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night in Cleveland.After tossing a six-hitter in a 4-0 win over...
credit frrole.com We’ve seen it time and time again when a little dribbler rolls up third base line and both the third baseman and catcher watching roll until it reaches foul territory. Not this time. Detroit Tigers catcher, Brayan Pena made a heads up play with the score tied at two in the eighth inning; while Cleveland Indians first baseman, Nick Swisher taught a lot of...
1) A few days before the Tigers series started, my good friend Dave from Westlake (hes the guy who used to correctly predict the Browns drafts) texted to ask how many games the Indians would win in the four-game series. One or two was the pithy response. This guess was based on the Tigers starting pitchers, the Indians starting pitchers and the Tigers lineup, which is very reminiscent...
Bro, could you have had a worse night?
At least Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher doesn't think so.
First, with the game tied 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers Monday night, Swisher hit a slow roller that initially went into foul territory. He got careless when it looked like the ball was rolling out, and Tigers catcher Brayan Pena...
If the Indians don’t end up winning the AL Central title, all they will have to do is point to their performance against the rival Detroit Tigers as the key reason why. They had every chance to take last night’s 4-2, 10 inning, rain-soaked loss, but just could never capitalize on their bevy of chances. The Tigers and Indians have now played twelve times this season – Detroit...
Surely Nick Swisher played Little League. Where was he on the day when they teach the kids to always run, even if the ball looks foul?
Swisher could only shake his head Monday night when he failed to run after Tigers catcher Brayan Pena made a heads-up play at the dish. Swisher tapped a ball into the dirt along the third base line that was clearly foul — until it wasn’t. Pena...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ubaldo Jimenez and three relievers combined on a shutout and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Tuesday night. Jimenez (7-4) dodged constant trouble in six innings, allowing five hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Cody Allen, Joe Smith and Chris Perez blanked Toronto over the final three innings. Perez allowed two hits in the...
Sitting just 3 1/2 games back of the Detroit Tigers, the Cleveland Indians still have a good shot at the AL Central title. A good starting pitcher might just give them the edge they need to keep up with Detroit and that's exactly what they're looking for, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. However, Heyman says the Indians don't just want any arm in the rotation; if...
Player of the Game
Ubaldo Jimenez finally broke through the sixth inning threshold as he shut out the Blue Jays tonight. He wasn't able to get past the sixth, but it was enough as the Indians shut out Toronto. He scattered five hits and walked just two batters, despite throwing over 100 pitches in six innings. His final POG score was 5.95.