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Offensive explosion powers Clippers to 9-5 win

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The All-Star Break is a much-needed rest for all players, but it can be even more beneficial if a team ends the season’s first half with a win.   On Sunday afternoon, the Columbus Clippers (53-46) did just that by beating the Indianapolis Indians (53-46) by a score of 9-5 to enter the break on a high. The visiting Clippers scored first. Matt Carson and...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clippers sweep doubleheader against Indians

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Clippers walked away with two wins after Saturday's doubleheader with the Indianapolis Indians. After taking the first game 4-3, Jordan Cooper made his triple-A debut and led Columbus to a 2-1 win in game two. Cooper went 4.2 innings allowing just one hit and three walks. The righty also fanned three in his outing. Cooper held a 4.37 ERA while in double...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clippers snap skid, beat Indians 5-4

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Columbus Clippers (50-46) snapped a five game losing streak and ruined the 18th Anniversary celebration of Victory Field with a 5-4 win over the IL West leading Indianapolis Indians (53-43). A lot of things needed to go the Clippers way in Friday night’s win.  They needed some offense after scoring just seven runs in the five losses.  They also needed...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: July 5, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Nellie Rodriguez (Lake County, 1B) - 3-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI - Nellie-Rod's offensive resurgence continues with this incredible performance on the night.  Rodriguez'...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers beat Mudhens in thriller, 6-5

COLUMBUS, OH - Danny Salazar took the mound for the Clippers Saturday night, after a career-high 105 pitches during his last outing. The righty was shaky however, pitching six innings and allowing four runs on five hits. Salazar did fan his fair share of Toledo Mudhens with nine strikeouts on the night. Columbus claimed the win at home 6-5 against the Mudhens for their second win...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Clippers blanked by Syracuse Chiefs, 5-0

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Recent roster moves put the Columbus Clippers in a bind Monday night as they were forced to send lefty relieverScott Barnes to the mound to make the start. Columbus was shut out by the Syracuse Chiefs, losing 5-0. Barnes got into immediate trouble, he walked the leadoff hitter, followed by a sac bunt to put the runner on second. Barnes gave up a line drive over...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Around The Farm: May 16, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Bryan LaHair (Akron, 1B) - 4-6, 2 R, 1 2B, 5 RBI While I realize that this is a performance by a guy with significant major league experience facing Double-A pitching, the extent...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: May 15, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note that Carolina was rained out Thursday and Akron had the day off. Scott Barnes (RP, Columbus): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 SO There was a time where Barnes was a top-10 prospect...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sailing with the Clippers: Carson enjoying some home cooking

The Week that Was The Clippers returned home on Monday from an even 4-4 road trip to take the first three games from the Rochester Red Wings (Twins). On Monday, they came off the mat following a fourth inning grand slam that cost starter Tyler Cloyd an opportunity at a much needed win.  Matt Carson hit the game winning two-run home run in the eighth. Kyle Davies introduced...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers plagued by errors fall to Chiefs, 4-1

COLUMBUS, OH – When base runners are hard to come by, you have got to make every single one count. That’s exactly what the Syracuse Chiefs (19-17) did on Sunday afternoon as they defeated the Columbus Clippers 4-1 thanks to some timely hitting, and the home team’s defensive errors. For the first four innings the game was a true pitchers duel. Kyle Davies (1-1), making his second...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Carson, Clippers rally to beat Red Wings 5-3

COLUMBUS, OH – Matt Carson’s two-run homer in the seventh inning ended up being the difference as the Columbus Clippers (15-15) took the second game of their four-game series 5-3 against the Rochester Red Wings (16-14) Tuesday night at Huntington Park.  Carson’s home run was proceeded by a RBI double off the bat of Giovanny Urshela that gave the Clippers their first lead of...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: May 5, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Brian Ruiz (RP, Lake County) and Cody Ferrell (RP, Lake County):1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R/ER, 6 BB, 1 K.  This was a game that would just never end. Both teams scored early and the score...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Clippers in back-and-forth battle against Rochester, 6-4

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After three scoreless innings from both sides, Columbus' bats got red hot in the fourth.  Matt Carson stepped into the box and doubled to left field, bringing in Carlos Moncrief and Ryan Rohlinger to score. Carson wouldn't be left stranded, Roberto Perez followed up with a hard=hit single to bring Carson in for the Clippers third run. Columbus took the...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers rally to take out Bulls 4-3

DURHAM, NC – As the old baseball saying goes “walks will haunt” and it applied to the Columbus Clippers 4-3 win over the Durham Bulls on Thursday night. Jesus Aguilar led off the eighth inning with a walk off of Durham (18-11) reliever Steve Geltz (2-2, 3.86), and later scored the game winning run on a sacrifice fly by Matt Carson as the Clippers (13-13) finally climbed...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers split error-filled doubleheader with Tides

NORFOLK, VA – Doubleheaders have not been kind to the Columbus Clippers (11-13) this season.  They have been swept in two previous twin bills this year and five straight dating back to July 6, 2013.  The Clippers ended that streak with a split against the Norfolk Tides (8-17) at Harbor Park on Tuesday. The Clippers offense was held in check until a three-run seventh gave them...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Clippers beat Toledo, 3-1, Trevor Bauer fans nine

TOLEDO, Ohio – After being kept off the field for two days due to weather, the Clippers came back looking well rested to face the Toledo Mud Hens Columbus came out on top, winning 3-1 Wednesday, after taking the lead early against Toledo. The Clippers made their mark on the board immediately in the first inning. With one out and runners on second and third, Jesus Aguilar's...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers beat Indians 10-9 behind huge second inning

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – As the old saying goes – nothing in life worth doing comes easy.  Or better put by Marcel Proust, “so few are the easy victories as the ultimate failures.”  For the Columbus Clippers (3-7) Sunday afternoon’s 10-9 triumph was neither an easy victory, nor an ultimate failure, but it could have gone either way.  The Clippers built an eight-run lead, and...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: April 6, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Jesus Aguilar (1B, Columbus): 2-for-3, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, BB, E.Get used to lines like this from Aguilar this summer at Huntington Park. That bandbox of a park is ideal for him and...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: April 4, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note, Double-A Akron was rained out on the night... Trevor Bauer (Columbus, SP) - 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R (earned), 2 BB, 9 K - The Pitching Savant was on his game in his 2014 regular season...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

GIFs – Three Tribe homers from Saturday

The Tribe lost 9-8 against the San Diego Padres on Saturday in one of the final warmups before the season begins. In the loss Jason Kipner hit a bomb and Matt Carson did twice accounting for two runs and five RBI. First here’s Kipnis’ shot. Here’s Matt Carson’s first homer. Here’s Matt Carson’s second homer.
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres edge Indians 9-8 in Cactus League finale

Player of the Game: Yonder Alonso (1-for-3 with a three-run double) Leading Off All good things must come to an end. After a great spring, the Indians dropped their final Cactus League game Saturday to San Diego, 9-8. Tribe outfielder Matt Carson belted a pair of homers, but the offense could not overcome a shaky outing by Danny Salazar. The right-handed phenom went just four innings...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Carson homers twice, but Indians fall to Padres 9-8

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Seth Smith and Chase Headley homered, and Yonder Alonso hit a three-run double to lead the San Diego Padres to a 9-8 victory against the Cleveland Indians on Saturday at the University of San Diego's Fowler Park. The Padres will host the defending NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers in baseball's North American opener at Petco Park on Sunday night...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe offense explodes late in third straight victory

In a similar sequence of events to Wednesday's victory over the Padres, the Indians played a close game against the division-rival Royals at Goodyear Ballpark up until the seventh inning, where the Tribe bats came to life with a fury to score nine runs in the seventh and eighth innings to plate nine runs and bury Kansas City 12-6. Player of the Game: Matt Carson (2-2, HR, 2B...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Carson in Deep Competition for a Bench Spot with Tribe

The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the roster may change and the expectations grow, Cleveland will need answer many questions this spring before opening the season in Oakland...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers split squad loses to Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Josh Tomlin struck out five in four scoreless innings, helping the Cleveland Indians beat a Milwaukee Brewers split squad 4-2 on Sunday. Tomlin struck out the side in his last inning, continuing his strong bid for the fifth spot in Cleveland's rotation. Brewers starter Wily Peralta struggled with his control, giving up three runs and four hits in 3 1/3...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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