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No command? No problem
With no outs in the first inning, Zach McAllister allowed a run on three straight hits and ended up allowing three runs overall by the end of the frame while throwing over 20 pitches. McAllister had noticeable command issues and lack of feel for the strike zone. Heading into Tuesday night’s start, McAllister had pitched at least five innings and hadn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his nine previous starts this season. That streak appeared to be on the line after a rough first inning where the right-hander appeared to be pegged for his first early exit of the season.
Cut to the second inning: McAllister quickly retired the side in order with a pair of strikeouts. By the time he was pulled from the game, he had pitched five and a third innings and hadn’t allowed a run since the first despite allowing a runner to get into scoring position in all but one inning. This is just another example of how much Zach McAllister has improved as a starter and...
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Brett Myers could be converted into a reliever if his right elbow issues persist for much longer, writes Mark Emery at Indians.com.
Myers was diagnosed in late April with tendonitis a mild UCL tear and suffered a setback when he felt renewed soreness last week after going four-plus innings in a rehab start at Double-A Akron.
“We’d like to let him come...
The Cleveland Indians have announced that catcher Lou Marson will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday night with Double-A Akron. If there are no setbacks, his rehab assignment will be transferred to Triple-A Columbus on Friday.
Marson, 26, has been limited to just three games and five total plate appearances with the Indians this season. He has spent time on the...
A ton of energy has surrounded the Cleveland Indians this season. They have a good record and, now, a rap song to show for it.
Indians prospect pitcher Trevor Bauer, who has made three starts for the Tribe, recorded a rap song about the squad called “Gutter to the Grail.” Cleveland teammates Chris Perez, Mark Reynolds, Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez are among those mentioned...
The Reds have been in the thick of controversy lately.
The latest involves comments made by Cleveland Indians radio broadcaster Tom Hamilton during a ninth inning at-bat by Nick Swisher against Aroldis Chapman.
Chapman threw back-to-back pitches high and tight to Swisher which forced the latter to duck out of the way both times. It should be noted that both pitches were...
Drug agents are investigating a narcotics delivery to the home of Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez.
Rocky River Police Chief Kelly Stillman said city officers in the Cleveland suburb, a regional narcotics unit and postal inspectors were involved in Tuesday's operation investigating a delivery to the Perez home.
No charges have been filed and the matter remains under investigation...
The Columbus Clippers finished their eighth week of the season losing six of the seven games played and are now 29-24 on the year. The six games lost this week are the most the Clippers have lost in a week all season, and come a week after they set their longest win streak of the season with six in a row.
The Clippers finished their home series with the Syracuse Chiefs over the...
The players the Indians might draft appears to be narrowing, which is of course natural as we are just a week from the draft. Here are the guys I think are on the Indians' draft radar for the fifth pick this year.
There is a ton of debate about this pick, so I thought I would show the reasons why each pick would be good and why each of the players would not be a good pick....
This Indians entered this game really struggling. They’d lost five straight for the second time this season and in the midst of a tough stretch of games that included two more games against a Cincinnati Reds team that has been as hot as the Indians are cold. The good news is that ace Justin Masterson would be taking the hill to try and stop the losing streak...
Indians broadcaster Tom Hamilton isn't backing down from his on-air criticism of Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman for throwing high and inside to Cleveland's Nick Swisher. And Hamilton predicts there will be retaliation during the intrastate series.
Hamilton said Tuesday before the final game of their series in Cincinnati that he didn't want to rehash his comments. After...
Sometimes there’s really is no place like home.
After an ugly six-game road trip that saw the Indians drop five of their last six, Cleveland got a much needed win Wednesday night in Tribe Town, defeating Cincinnati 5-2. The victory ends the Tribe’s five game losing streak, moving the team just 1.5 games in back of the first place Detroit Tigers in the American League Central...
Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona made his return to Fenway Park this past weekend with the red-hot Cleveland Indians by his side.
Luckily for the Sox, the series didn’t go Francona’s way as Boston took three out of four games.
Nonetheless, Francona still found a little bit of time to play around with an old friend: Don Orsillo.
Check out what the NESN play-by-play man had...
LOUISVILLE, KY – The Columbus Clippers ended their four-game losing streak with a 12-inning marathon win over the Louisville Bats, 13-11 on Monday.
It took the Clippers 12 innings and 19 hits to beat the Bats in the first game of the series Monday night. The teams combined for 34 hits on the game.
The Clippers’ bullpen had one of their most active nights of the season as they...
LOUISVIILE, KY – The Columbus Clippers dropped their second game of the series against the Louisville Bats 10-7 Wednesday morning. The Clippers have lost six of their seven games in the last week.
Despite a decent performance from the Clippers’ bats, it was Louisville making all of the plays from the plate. The Bats scored in six of the eight innings—racking up ten runs in...
It’s been far too long since I did a Joncast. Always nice to catch up with him. Enjoy as we ride the conversation for nearly an hour covering a wide range of topics.
Vacations and how we don’t take nearly enough of them
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It is time for another edition of “Coach's Corner” hear at the IBI, a monthly piece where Tony sits down with a coach in the Indians minor league system and really break down and discuss several players on the roster as well as some of the general philosophies they are teaching. He recently had a chance to sit down with Low-A Lake County pitching coach Steve Karsay and talked...