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Cleveland, OH — A sold out Progressive Field crowd was left wanting as the Cleveland lineup mustered no runs against Detroit starter Rick Porcello, as the Tigers beat the Indians 7-0 in the opener of a four-game series. The Tribe now trails the Tigers by 2.5 games in the American League Central, but still has a chance to move to the top of the standings with three more games against Detroit wrapping around the weekend.
Porcello (5-6, 4.82) pitched like an ace, holding the Indians to just five hits over seven innings of work. He was never really threatened outside of a Carlos Santana fly out to the warning track in center field to end the sixth. The righty fueled a dominant performance by the visiting team in the first matchup between the division leaders.
"He worked ahead," said manager Terry Francona. "He threw strike one. He reached back for extra velocity when he needed it."
Al Alburquerque and Bruce Rondon pitched the eighth and ninth to preserve the shutout....
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Here is the problem with the Cleveland Indians, some fans can’t take them for real. They play good at times and then the team goes missing in action. Since returning home they have stunk up progressive field. Don’t take me wrong, I love my Indians as much as any Indians fan, but the team has to be more competitive against teams in the running than they have shown us in the...
Happy Larry Doby Day. It isn’t an official day anywhere, but it should be. Today marks the 66th anniversary of Larry Doby breaking the American League color barrier. This was just three months after Jackie Robinson did the same in the National League. While Jackie Robinson is justifiably praised for his remarkable efforts with a day in his honor (April 15) that is celebrated league...
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.
Ryan Merritt (SP, Lake County): W (5-8), 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1 E
Merritt is not an overpowering pitcher (he only has 6.32 SO/9), though you could be forgiven for mistaking...
The I-71 express is busy again as the Indians have recalled SP Carlos Carrasco from the Columbus Clippers
“Carrasco (#59) begins his third stint with Cleveland today, making his 6th start/appearance vs. Detroit at 4:05 PM ET. So far with the Indians over his previous 5 starts he is 0-3 w/a 8.17 ERA (25.1IP, 37H, 23R/ER, 12BB, 13K). Around his stints in Cleveland he has gone 2-0...
COLUMBUS- The Clippers split a doubleheader against the Louisville Bats Saturday. Right-hander Danny Salazar dazzled in the first contest, allowing just one hit on the way to a 4-0 blanking by Columbus but the Bats would rebound by earning a hard-fought 1-0 victory in the second affair.
Salazar (3-2, 3.80 ERA) was excellent in his five innings of work. During that time, the Dominican...
Justin Verlander was excellent yesterday against Toronto, throwing seven shutout innings en route to the Tigers’ 11-1 demolition of the Blue Jays. He not quite as dominant as the Verlander of 2011 and 2012, but that it a pretty high standard. Actually, the 2013 Verlander has not really measured up to that standard all year. Verlander won both the Cy Young Award winner and Most...
Roster Update: We have another roster move to inform you about and this is a good one. Carlos Carrasco was sent back to AAA after yesterday's start and has been replaced on the 25 man roster by Clippers closer Preston Guilmet. Guilmet ruled the Eastern League, closing in 2012 for Akron and has dominated in the International League this season. He is one of the top three relievers...
Another explosion of the struggling Indians bullpen were the only fireworks Cleveland would see on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.
Up 5-0 in the bottom half of the sixth, Kansas City Royals outscored the Tribe 10-2 over the final 3 1/3 innings to take the three game series by a score of 10-7.
After winning five straight, Cleveland (45-40) finds themselves on a two-game skid and back...
Rick Porcello’s decision to appeal a pending six-game suspension paid off for the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The inconsistent starter turned in seven shutout innings to lead the Tigers to an important 7-0 win over the Cleveland Indians, in the opener of a four-game set between the two teams atop the AL Central.
The highlights of Porcello’s work:
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The 2013 MLB Draft signing deadline on July 12th is fast approaching. The Indians have signed all of the bonus pool picks that there are going to sign and are $332,100 under budget which means they have some money they can use for post-10th round picks and not be at risk of being severely taxed or lose a first round pick. Here is an update on some of the post-10th round picks who...
Detroit Tigers: 46-38, 1st Place (1.5 ahead of Cleveland).
Somehow the Tigers have pulled the Bengal-Bus into Cleveland in first place, and even-up on the road trip, pulling 3 of 4 from the previously-hot Blue Jays despite the lack of Cabrera and Infante in the Independence-Day-in-a-Foreign-Land-Finale.
In fact, the bench–OK, let’s have some respect here–The Bench excelled...
From 1983-1988, Pat Tabler was a good hitter on some not-so-good Cleveland Indians teams. Bouncing between the outfield and the infield corners, he hit .294/.356/.408. Overall, “Tabby” was a career .282 hitter in 12 big-league seasons. He currently serves as a TV analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Tabler reminisced about his time in Cleveland — including notable brawls and...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. CoreyKluberSociety in Bad Decline
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
CoreyKluberSociety in Bad Decline
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In 1996, very talented fiction writer George Saunders released his first book, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, which book was described...
Overarching trends have come to define the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 2013. A few include dominant pitching, below average performances at the plate, and walk-off losses.
The offensive woes began right away. The Scrappers wouldn’t add their first run of the season until the third game against the Jamestown Jammers, ending a 33-inning scoreless streak dating back to last year...
Fireworks are calling. Let's get right to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians - N/A seconds [video]
It's almost unheard of to have an inside-the-park home run and be able to get a reliable time for the trot. Even if the camera doesn't follow the batter-runner perfectly around the bases live, there's usually seven or eight replays...