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SCRANTON - Clippers starter TJ House was called up from Akron just in time to start the series finale against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, and his pitching combined with some timely Clippers offense led the way to a late 3-2 win.
House was pretty good for most of his first start and in six innings of work he allowed two runs on five hits, while walking one. Two of the five hits he surrendered came in the bottom of the fifth, in addition to his only walk of the ball game.
After striking out two to start out the bottom of the fifth inning, second baseman Cody Johnson hit an infield single off of House, bringing up shortstop Adam Maruszak. Maruszak smacked a double in the gap, scoring Johnson and tying the game up at 1-1.
Columbus got the lead back in the top of the sixth after right fielder Matt Carson singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Carson was then brought home thanks to an error by right fielder Zoilo Almonte off of a fly ball from third baseman Ryan Rohling...
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Taking the plunge on Masterson
It is something that has not been talked about much yet, but right-hander Justin Masterson is getting closer and closer to free agency with every start he makes. At the same time, with every good start he makes, his price tag goes up and up as well.
Masterson, who just turned 28-years old last...
After taking a line drive off his elbow in a start last night for Columbus, Carlos Carrasco appears to have established a rather morbid method for evading the suspensions Major League Baseball tries to impose upon him. At press time, the extent of Carrasco’s latest injury remained unknown, but if initial reports are any indication, another prolonged stint on the disabled list...
No matter how you look at it, there’s one constant when it comes to Major League baseball: There’s 25 men going to war each day and playing a key role in making or breaking the season of a Major League team.
From the start of the season through September 1, every MLB team is composed of 25 men who are out there every day competing in an effort to maximize their team’s chances...
Tonight’s game between the Indians and Royals has been postponed tonight due to rain in the Kansas City area. The game will be made up on Sunday as part of a day/night double header that features games at 2:10 p.m. and 8:10 p.m.
This is the fourth rain out of the year for the Tribe who sit three games back of the division leading Royals. Coming into the weekend the Tribe boasts...
CF Tyler Naquin, Carolina Mudcats: 2-3, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, BB: The doubts about Naquin's power potential are starting to be answered early on. Naquin notched his sixth double and second home run on Thursday night, on top of one triple he has this season as well. He will never be a 20+ home run a year guy, but if he can continue to show good gap power that can turn into doubles...
Mother Nature seems determined to prevent Cleveland from playing any baseball games, but there has still been plenty of action up and down the system.
Between the major and league teams, no one has better coverage than Indians Baseball Insider.
Here are all of the pieces that went up on IBI over the past week:
IBI Hot List: 4/15/13 - 4/21/13: In his weekly feature...
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.
Yan Gomes (Columbus, C) - 2-3, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K - While Thursday night's performance by Yan Gomes may have been indicative of the natural funk of a player just demoted from...
Will the Indians ever play baseball again?
It certainly feels like the Tribe has been in Mother Nature’s doghouse wherever they go this season as they now have four postponements and four games to make up. Fortunately, the team will still be able to get in all four games this weekend as they’ll make up Friday’s series opener on Sunday in a day-night doubleheader.
Zebulon, N.C. – Despite early home runs by both teams on Thursday night, the Carolina Mudcats took the four-game series over the Potomac Nationals with a 4-1 win.
In the first inning, Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor worked the count to full before he hit a home run over the left-center field wall and pushed the score to 1-0. Mudcats centerfielder Tyler Naquin countered...
LeVon Washington (CF, Lake County Captains): 5-for-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI.
This was only Washington’s fourth game of the 2013 season as he missed 18 games after pulling his hamstring in the Captains’ home opener on April 4. Judging by this contest, it appears as if Washington is fully healthy and also hopefully ready to make up for lost time. Washington was essentially the Captains’...
FREDERICK- A back-and forth-battle got away from the Carolina Mudcats, who lost to the Frederick Keys 5-4 Saturday.
Mudcats closer Jeff Johnson surrendered a one-out walk and a two-out double in the bottom of the ninth inning. With runners on second and third, Johnson gave up a two-out two RBI walk-off single. Those were the first runs surrendered by Johnson this year, and this...
In his latest blog post, ESPN’s Buster Olney speculates as to a number of young players that could become part of the trade market. Among the names on the list are Philadelphia’s Chase Utley, New York’s John Buck, Chicago’s Matt Garza and Cleveland’s Chris Perez-
“Chris Perez | RHP, Cleveland Indians. He’s making $7.3 million this season, and the Indians were open to...
Player of the Game: Ervin Santana (7 Inn. 6 hits 0 ER 0 BB / 5 SO)
They say pitching is the key to winning in baseball. But there also is another key saying that should go along with that: you can’t win if you can’t score. This was exactly the case again for the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night as they fell to the first place Kansas City Royals, 3-2.
FREDERICK, MD – Jordan Cooper tossed his best outing of the season as the Carolina Mudcats dominated the Frederick Keys 10-2 at Harry Grove Stadium on Friday night. The win is Carolina’s fourth in five games, and improves their record to 10-11. The Keys fall to an equal record, and under .500 for the first time this season.
Cooper (1-2) scored his first win by blanking...
PAWTUCKET- In a back and forth affair between the Columbus Clippers and the Pawtucket PawSox, the Clippers lost a heartbreaker 6-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The way things started for Columbus, it was hard to imagine them losing this game.
After back to back walks by PawSox starter Allen Webster to start off the game, left fielder Cord Phelps smacked a double to the...