Columbus Clippers fall short against Louisville Bats, 6-5

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –– A back and forth game went the wrong way for the Columbus Clippers as they dropped their first game to Louisville this series, 6-5. Tyler Cloyd took the mound for the Clippers Wednesday night. The righty went six innings, giving up four runs on eight hits. During his stint he fanned a single batter, but didn’t allow a single walk. Louisville got the jump...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 2014 roster at the All-Star Break, part one

There have been plenty of ups and downs for Cleveland so far in 2014, yet the team is entering the All-Star break at a perfectly average 47-47. There have been a few notable breakout stars and players performing above their true talent, but given the number of disappointments Cleveland's gone through, .500 actually feels pretty good right now. These rankings represent a snapshot...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

What Have You Done For Me Lately: The Vinnie Pestano Edition

The Cleveland Indians are an organization that prides itself of giving people second chances. In the most recent version of the team, they have done so with many people including Ryan Raburn, signing the below average utility infielder to a minor league deal after his worst career season in 2012 when he batted .171 and knocked in 12 in 66 games. After Raburn proved very worthy of...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

7/12 Recap: Carroll Puts Indians Bats to Sleep

Roster Update: Victim of the numbers and the options game, Vinnie Pestano was sent back to AAA today in order to make room for starting pitcher, Zach McAllister. While Pestano’s season numbers don’t look very impressive, he has been great since his most recent call-up with a 1.42 ERA in 6.1 innings through ten appearances. Pestano struck out nine in that span and if anything...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians promote McAllister, option Pestano to Columbus

The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano to Columbus. McAllister, 26, has split the 2014 season between Cleveland and AAA Columbus.  He began the year in the Cleveland rotation where he went 3-4 with a 5.89 ERA in 10 starts (47.1IP, 53H, 34R/31ER, 19BB...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees 5, Indians 4: Homers and blown chances cost Tribe a W

When you jump out ahead with three first inning runs in your home park, you are supposed to win. When your bullpen delivers seven straight scoreless innings, you are supposed to win. When you load the bases on three straight one out walks in the 10th inning, you are supposed to win. Well, that’s why you play out the full game…. The Indians had several opportunities to put away...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #90: Yankees 5, Indians 4

The Indians roller coaster season continued on Wednesday. After a galvanizing win against the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday, the Indians blew an early lead and ended up losing this game in 14 innings, 5-4. This loss comes as the team’s stock was ticking upward. With a victory against the Yankees on Wednesday, the Indians would have ensured three straight series wins...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mistakes catch up to Indians in 14-inning loss to Yankees

CLEVELAND -- Mistakes, especially in extra-inning marathons, have a way of eventually catching up to you. The Indians learned that lesson again on Wednesday night. A Jacoby Ellsbury home run with two outs in the 14th inning ended up being the difference as the Yankees rallied for a 5-4 win at Progressive Field. Instead of getting their seventh walk-off win of the year the Tribe fell...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ellsbury, Yankees edge Indians in 14 innings, 5-4

CLEVELAND—Jacoby Ellsbury decided 14 innings was long enough. Tied at four with two outs, the Yankees center fielder went deep off Tribe reliever Vinnie Pestano (0-1, 5.40 ERA) for the game-winning homer Wednesday, as New York edged the Indians, 5-4. “I was trying to back-foot a slider, it just didn’t get it there,” Pestano said. “When you throw a pitch like that to...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ellsbury's homer in 14th gives Yankees 5-4 win

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jacoby Ellsbury's two-out homer in the 14th inning gave the New York Yankees a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. Ellsbury hit his sixth home run of the season on an 0-2 pitch from Vinnie Pestano (0-1). Chase Whitley (4-2) pitched two scoreless innings. David Robertson recorded his 22nd save, retiring All-Star Michael Brantley on a long...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

A Familiar Face Returns to Cleveland, but is Pestano Back for Good?

It was a welcome sight for Indians’ fans last week, as they watched Vinnie Pestano perform his signature sprint from the bullpen to the mound on Friday, June 21, versus the Detroit Tigers. It was 72 days since his last appearance on the big league stage, having tossed his last pitch for the Tribe on April 8 against the San Diego Padres. Pestano has long been a fan-favorite for...
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McAlister, Columbus dismantle Lehigh, 14-2

COLUMBUS, OH - The Clippers fought back after a loss Friday night with a 14-2 victory against the Lehigh IronPigs.  With Zach McAllister on the mound Columbus kept the Pigs to eight hits in seven innings. McAllister joined the triple-A Clippers when veteran Vinnie Pestano rejoined the Tribe. McAllister let one up early when a double to right field was brought in by a single line...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians recall Pestano, option McAllister to Columbus

The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano from Triple-A Columbus and have optioned right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister to Columbus. Pestano, 29, has spent most of the 2014 season at Triple-A Columbus, going 2-3 with a 1.78 ERA in 25 relief appearances for the Clippers (25.1IP, 18H, 7R/5ER, 7BB, 32K, .198AVG). He has not...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers Notebook: Pestano is working his way back

The Columbus Clippers closed the road trip by splitting the final two games in Charlotte highlighted by a 14-2 outburst in the Tuesday afternoon game.  Jesus Aguilar hit a pair of three-run homers to pace the offense in a game that included eight extra base hits and five home runs. Waiting for the Clippers on the return home was the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, but Columbus...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The WAR Room: Merritt continues to dominate in Carolina

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 15, 2014  |  Discuss

18 Holes with Jimmy Hanlin Debuts on SportsTime Ohio Wednesday, May 7th at 10:30pm

Cleveland, OH --€“ SportsTime Ohio is excited to announce 18 Holes with Jimmy Hanlin (formerly Tee It Up) and Swing Clinic will begin this month, featuring Steubenville native and PGA Pro Jimmy Hanlin as well as winner of The Golf Channel'€™s "€œBig Break"€ and Cincinnati native Carling Nolan. 18 Holes with Jimmy Hanlin Formerly Tee It Up, 18 Holes with Jimmy...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

World Baseball Classic a Problem for Relievers

This week’s demotion of fan favorite reliever Vinnie Pestano by the Cleveland Indians was hardly a surprise after the once steady arm at the backend of the Tribe bullpen had faltered out of the gate for the second straight season. ... Read More
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: April 11, 2011

At Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Mitch Talbot and Vinnie Pestano combine for a 5-hit shutout of the Anaheim Angels. The Tribe do all their scoring in the first two innings on homeruns by Asdrubal Cabrera and Matt LaPorta.Read More
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Lineup Card: Countdown to Bourn, Kipnis coming home and Pestano's last chance?

CLEVELAND -- The lineup card is back with another collection of random thoughts, statistics and musings now that the Indians have completed their first homestand and embarked on a seven-game road trip against division rivals Chicago and Detroit: LEADING OFF -- The Bourn Countdown Outfielder Michael Bourn was in the clubhouse after Wednesday's doubleheader and said that he would...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Numbers Behind Why Vinnie Was Optioned ☆

Before game one of Wednesday’s double header with the Padres, the club announced that reliever Vinnie Pestano was being optioned back to Columbus. Presumably, the Indians want him to continue to work on his mechanics so that he becomes effective at retiring batters again. In three appearances this season, Pestano has surrendered six runs (four earned) on eight hits in 2 2/3 innings...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

4/9 Game 1 Recap: Padres 2 – Indians 0

Roster Update: In last night’s post-game we postulated that Vinnie Pestano’s appearance would be a test of sorts, to see if he would be the one sent down when Michael Bourn returns. It turns out it was a test, but the Indians didn’t wait for Bourn to make a move. Pestano was sent to AAA before the early game with C.C. Lee returning to the Tribe after just four games away since...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians demote Vinnie Pestano, Recall C.C. Lee

The struggle continues for Cleveland Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano. His fall from being one of the best setup men in baseball also continues on its ugly plummet. On Tuesday, Pestano was tagged in the ninth inning of a 8-6 win over San Diego. He came in with the game in blowout mode for the Tribe with a 8-3 advantage. Pestano left the game with two outs in the ninth and the tying...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians send RHP Vinnie Pestano to minors

CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians have optioned struggling reliever Vinnie Pestano to the minor leagues.
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians option Pestano, recall Lee and Bauer

The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled right-handed pitcher Chen-Chang Lee from Triple-A Columbus and have optioned right-handed pitcher Vinnie Pestano to Columbus. They have also recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer from Columbus for today’s doubleheader against the San Diego Padres. Lee, 27, will be making his second stint at the Major League level...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians send Pestano down to minors

CLEVELAND -- Vinnie Pestano said on Saturday that he was pitching for his livelihood. After Tuesday's performance against the Padres, everyone pretty much knew what the next step was going to be. The Indians sent Pestano down to Triple-A Columbus before Wednesday's doubleheader against San Diego and have recalled C.C. Lee. It is the second time in nine months that Pestano...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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