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The WAR Room: Merritt, Lugo pitching well in the lower levels

The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers. Of course, it is always important to keep context in mind, just like with scouting. A pitcher who is old for his level using that experience to succeed against young, inexperienced hitters must be taken with...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers Notebook: Ciriaco and starting pitching guides Clippers

Looking Back The Columbus Clippers spent the week in the midst of a 10 game road trip through Lehigh Valley, Buffalo, and Toledo. Monday was the finale in Allentown where the Clippers defeated the IronPigs 7-4 to finish off the series.  They took three of four in Allentown, including the last three games.  They used a five running eighth inning that included a double by Audy Ciriaco that...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: June 29, 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, rookie level Arizona was off on Sunday. Adam Abraham (DH, Akron): 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, BB. This was a big showing from one of the organization’s most liked players...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The WAR Room: McAllister dominating in Columbus

The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers. Of course, it is always important to keep context in mind, just like with scouting. A pitcher who is old for his level using that experience to succeed against young, inexperienced hitters must be taken with...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: June 23, 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, Low-A Lake County had a scheduled off game on Monday. Joseph Colon (SP, Akron): 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 K. Colon was efficient and pounded the zone as he needed 92 pitches...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Clippers rally to beat Lehigh Valley with 5-run 8th

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Columbus Clippers took three of four in Allentown, Pa., after Monday afternoon's 7-4 win against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.  Audy Ciriaco's bat stayed hot against the IronPigs, as the shortstop went three for four, extending his hitting streak to four games. In the past three games Ciriaco has gone yard, increasing his home run total on the year to...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Clippers cruise to 6-2 victory against Buffalo Bisons

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Clippers (38-33) used patience early and pop late with some quality pitching at all points in between to defeat the Buffalo Bisons (32-36), 6-2, in front of 8,558 fans at Huntington Park.  The win is the seventh consecutive for the Clippers and moves them one game closer to first after Indianapolis’ loss.  The Clippers showed plenty of patience...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: June 13, 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. Joe Wendle (Akron, 2B) - 3-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 Sac Fly - Wendle's second three-hit effort in three nights was a perfect one at the plate and came with 3 runs batted in....
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers take out Rail Riders, 4-3

COLUMBUS, OH – Audy Ciriaco broke an 0-for-11 slump with a three-run homer to right center field in the second inning, and Tyler Holt hit what turned out to be the game-winning home run in the fourth inning and the Columbus Clippers (34-33) held off the visiting Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders (32-34) 4-3 in front of a sold out crowd of 10,478 at Huntington Park on Friday...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers Notebook: Holt continues to impress in early going

Looking Back The Columbus Clippers opened the road trip by losing a pair in Louisville.  Travis Banwart struggled to get outs in the Monday 4-1 loss.  He threw 113 pitches in just 4.1 innings, giving up three runs.  They bounced back by defeating Gwinnett in three out of four games to take the season series.  Duke von Schamann got another opportunity starting in place of...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers fall just short in loss to Braves, 3-2

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Joey Terdoslavich’s two-run single in the bottom of the sixth was enough for the Gwinnett Braves (31-29) to escape with the win 3-2 in the final game against the Columbus Clippers (29-32) this season in a game that took just under three hours to complete at Coolray Field. The Clippers had a major opportunity to score the tying run in the ninth.  Jose Ramirez walked...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: June 2, 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 had a scheduled off day on Monday. Erik Gonzalez (SS, Carolina): 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, BB, K, E. Gonzalez is back to his old form and racked up the...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tremie ejected as Columbus Clippers lose to Louisville, 4-1

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With two outs and two on in the top of the second, Carlos Moncrief doubled on a grounder that rolled to the right field corner, bringing Audy Ciriaco home for the Columbus Clippers’ only run of the game.  That run proved to be three short of pushing their opponent for the ball game. The Clippers collected the loss for the second night in a row, falling...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The WAR Room: Colon and Aviles riding sinkers to great results

The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers. It is still early enough that there is some noise in the numbers, but at this point in the season, we are starting to see some interesting trends emerge. Of course, it is always important to keep context in mind...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: May 28, 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.  Cole Sulser (SP, Carolina): L (1-5) 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 9 SO, 1 HBP Sulser started the season strong before fading in spectacular fashion at the beginning of May. The...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Columus Clippers fall to Charlotte Knights in extra innings, 5-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Free baseball was played at Huntington Park Wednesday morning as the Clippers once again went into extra innings with the Charlotte Knights. With no end in sight southpaw Nick Hagadone took over in tenth – letting up a big fly over the left field wall for a three-run homer, putting the Knights up 5-2. The Clippers were unable to dig themselves out of Hagadone...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers fall to Bulls 3-1 in pitching duel

COLUMBUS, OH – The way it’s going for the Columbus Clippers (22-24) right now – if it’s not one thing it’s another.  Lately, on night’s they can’t pitch, they hit.  On Friday night, they could muster only a single run on a ground out in the first inning by Jason Kipnis. The Durham Bulls (28-21) took the second game of this series, and their fourth in a row over the...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: May 12, 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’s game was suspended after seven innings and will be resumed on Tuesday. Paul Hendrix (SS, Lake County): 4-for-5, 2 R, 3 2B, K. Hendrix has been some kind...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Clippers take comeback win against Syracuse, 5-4

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Clippers took the win at Huntington Park Monday morning, beating the Syracuse Chiefs, 5-4. It was the bottom of the ninth with two outs and a tie ball game whenLuke Carlin singled, followed by a walk drawn by Justin Sellers.Audy Ciriaco came up with the clutch hit – a high fly clear to the center field wall – that brought Carlin in to score the winning...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: May 2, 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 (Lake County, LF) - 3-5, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS - Scoring the game winning run capped off a stellar night for Ruiz, who was a late addition to the Captains' starting...
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May 03, 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 top Mud Hens behind two Jose Ramirez home runs

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It was the bottom of the third inning when Jose Ramirez went yard for the second time, blasting a fastball from Toledo's starter Kyle Lobstein out to left field to close in on the Mud Hens 3-2 lead. Ramirez’s two home runs helped the Columbus Clippers to a 6-4 against the Toledo Mud Hens Monday. "Just what an outstanding night for Jose," Columbus...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: April 8, 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. Michael Bourn (Columbus, starting CF) - 0-4 - Bourn finally gets his second start of a rehab stint that has been stretched out far longer than anyone expected by a rainy start to...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Barnes, Hagadone optioned, four others reasigned

The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have reduced the roster by six players. They have optioned left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes and Nick Hagadone to Triple-A Columbus. Also, they have reassigned right-handed pitcher Travis Banwart, right-handed pitcher Tyler Cloyd, right-handed pitcher J.C. Ramirez and left-handed pitcher Mike Zagurski to minor league camp....
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March 17, 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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