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Second Thoughts Game #159: Indians 6, Twins 5

#Yanimal This team is a collection of castoffs and a collection of misfits which has provided a scrapbook full of moments. No player, no person has been indispensable, they have all been indispensable. Yes, I am referring to your moment in the sun Mark Reynolds, or yours Matt Carson, or even Joe Martinez throwing a few effective necessary innings. A lot of discussion has occurred...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Mud Hens trip Clippers through 11

TOLEDO - The Columbus Clippers lost to the Toledo Mudhens in an extended game Friday night, 3-2. Along with the game, Columbus also lost all hope of finishing the season above .500. Joe Martinez started on the mound for the Clippers at Fifth Third Field. Martinez matched up against Toledo’s starter Blaine Hardy. Both pitchers kept the game quiet clear through the fifth inning until...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Sailing with the Clippers: 8/22/13 to 8/28/13

Columbus continues to climb the ladder back to .500 with a 5-2 record over the past week and are now just one game away from the mark at 69-70. They’ve been mathematically eliminated from the International League West Division as the Indianapolis Indians took home the title with ease. There is still a glimmer of hope for the Wild Card spot but it’s not very likely that the Clippers...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Sailing with the Clippers: 8/1/13 to 8/7/13

Any hopes of the Clippers reaching the playoffs in 2013 are fading fast. After another mediocre 3-4 week, Columbus finds themselves 6.5 games out of a Wild Card spot and 11 games out of first place in the International League West. Although not dead, the chances for the Clippers to make a last minute surge are dwindling with a little under a month to go in the season. They’re either...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Around The Farm: August 7, 2013

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.  Alex Monsalve (C, Akron): 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI Coming into Wednesday, Monsalve owned a .227/.261/.364 line. After Wednesday, the catcher is up to .308/.333/.538, a quick turnaround...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo tops Columbus with 9-6 victory

COLUMBUS- The Columbus Clippers battled back from a 5-0 deficit with four runs in the bottom half of the third but ended up on the losing end of the stick as the Toledo Mud Hens struck for four more runs in the latter part of the game to seal a 9-6 win Wednesday. Firepower was abundant on both sides, Toledo just had more ammunition. The Clippers' 10 hits were surpassed by the...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

8/3 Recap: Indians 4 - Marlins 3

Unimportant Roster Moves: In "who's that" news, the Indians traded Spring Training invitee and recent Columbus Clipper, Fernando Nieve to the Oakland Athletics for cash. This is actually a good move as the Indians were never going to use him again, so this way the Indians get something they need (money) and Nieve gets what he wants (to play for a Major League team)...
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August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Rzepcynski in, Pestano Out – here is why

Late yesterday afternoon, the Indians made a minor move by acquiring left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski from St. Louis for a low level prospect of insignificance. Joe Martinez, who did a nice job filling in during his one week stint in Cleveland as the long man in June, was designated for assignment and moved off the 40-man roster to make room. However, another move was going...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians recall Carrasco, option Martinez to Columbus

The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez to Columbus. 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...
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July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #86: Tigers 7, Indians 0

Not So Nasty Masty After pitching a complete-game shutout against the White Sox last weekend, Justin Masterson couldn’t make it out of the fifth inning before giving up six of the Tigers’ seven runs of the night. In the first inning, it appeared as if it would be another strong performance by the Tribe ace as he set down the side in order with ease, but Detroit struck first...
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July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers' Porcello shuts down Indians

Rick Porcello is somewhat of an afterthought on Detroit's deep and talented pitching staff. On Friday night, he was second to none. Porcello pitched seven sharp innings, Jhonny Peralta and Victor Martinez drove in two runs apiece and the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians for the sixth consecutive time, winning 7-0 to extend their lead in the AL Central. Porcello (5-6) allowed...
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July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Masterson, Indians roughed up by Tigers, lose 7-0

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...
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July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

7/3 Recap: Indians - Royals

Roster Update: Michael Bourn has returned from the paternity list just on time and Nick Hagadone will get back on the proverbial train to Columbus while Rich Hill and Joe Martinez stay in Cleveland without an option to split between the two of them. Award News: As expected, Jason Kipnis took home both Player of the Week honors for the last week in June and Player of the Month...
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July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Tribe Weekend Recap: Chicago sweep puts Wahoos tied atop the central

I feel like every Monday morning, I open with the same theme: The Indians are streaking. I dubbed them “Team Streak” about a month ago and nothing they do is making me change that moniker any time soon. Lets review: From April 28th to to May 20th, the Tribe won 19 of 23 and played like one of the best team’s in baseball. From May 21st to June 10th, they lost 16 of 20 and couldn’t...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians performance in Chicago prompts plaudits

Its tough to think of a four-game series going better for the Indians.It would be tougher to be more impressed with the way the team played and competed and won those four games in Chicago.Sundays shutout followed an improbable comeback win on Saturday which followed a more improbable doubleheader sweep on Friday.Momentum may not exist in baseball -- but confidence does and the Indians...
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June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bulls trample Clippers 3-1

DURHAM- Behind the strong performance of right-hander Jake Odorizzi, the Durham Bulls defeated the Columbus Clippers 3-1 in the first affair of a four-game series Saturday. Odorizzi (6-1, 3.23 ERA) was dominant all night, tossing 6 1/3 innings and allowing one run on five hits with seven strikeouts and just one walk. Relievers Josh Lueke pitched the following 1 2/3 frames and...
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

6/29 Recap: Indians 4 - White Sox 3

Roster Update: Pitcher madness continues as the Indians make their 12th roster move involving a pitcher in the past week. This time, Matt Langwell was sent down after just one game with the team in exchange for Joe Martinez, who was signed as a Spring Training invitee this March for some bullpen help. Yesterday combined for the longest (18 inning) double header in MLB history and...
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians add Martinez to roster, option out Langwell

The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez and called him up from Triple-A Columbus to Cleveland. To make room on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Matt Langwell was optioned to Columbus. The Indians had less than 40 players on the 40-man roster, so no move was required to clear space for Martinez. Martinez...
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB News: Indians call up RHP Martinez; send down RHP Langwell to AAA Columbus

The Indians have recalled RHP Joe Martinez from AAA Columbus and optioned RHP Matt Langwell down in his place. “Martinez, 30, has spent the entire season with the Clippers, going 2-6 with a 6.23 ERA (86.2 IP, 119 H, 64 R-60 ER, 21 BB, 56 SO) in 15 games/starts. Although he has appeared in 19 games/6 starts at the Major League level for San Francisco (2009-10), Pittsburgh (2010...
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

IronPigs roll over Clippers 9-2

COLUMBUS- What appeared to be a promising outing by Columbus right-hander Joe Martinez, turned out to be another disappointing loss after a misfortunate sixth inning sparked a 9-2 beat down by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Monday.   Martinez made quick work of the IronPigs in the first, retiring the first three batters on 5 pitches. He cruised from there, allowing a single run on three...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Columbus falls 3-2 in ninth

COLUMBUS- After coming back from a 2-0 deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game, the Columbus Clippers suffered a defensive meltdown in the ninth to hand the Pawtucket Red Sox a 3-2 win Tuesday. Clipper closer Preston Guilmet had a runner on first with two outs in the bottom of the ninth before three fielding errors paved the way for a Pawtucket victory. With one...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Around The Farm: June 18, 2013

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. Chris Perez (Akron, 2nd Rehab SP) – L (0-1), 1 IP, 5 H, 5 R (all earned), 2 K, 3 HR allowed, 1 HBP – While the story of a rehab assignment is usually “He got his work in....
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Martinez cruises in 5-2 victory against Braves

GWINNETT- It had been more than month but Columbus right-hander Joe Martinez finally earned his second win of the season by leading the Clippers to a 5-2 triumph against the Gwinnett Braves Monday.   Notching his first victory since May 3, Martinez (2-5, 6.48 ERA) allowed just one earned run on eight hits with six strikeouts and no walks in his 6.1 innings of work. The strong...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Martinez cruises in 5-2 victory against Braves

GWINNETT- It had been more than month but Columbus right-hander Joe Martinez finally earned his second win of the season by leading the Clippers to a 5-2 triumph against the Gwinnett Braves Monday.   Notching his first victory since May 3, Martinez (2-5, 6.48 ERA) allowed just one earned run on eight hits with six strikeouts and no walks in his 6.1 innings of work. The strong...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Martinez cruises in 5-2 victory against Braves

GWINNETT- It had been more than month but Columbus right-hander Joe Martinez finally earned his second win of the season by leading the Clippers to a 5-2 triumph against the Gwinnett Braves Monday.   Notching his first victory since May 3, Martinez (2-5, 6.48 ERA) allowed just one earned run on eight hits with six strikeouts and no walks in his 6.1 innings of work. The strong...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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