Chicago starter Jake Peavy kept the Cleveland bats quiet for seven innings and Paul Konerko hit a two-run home run off Brett Myers as the White Sox beat the Indians 3-1 in the Sunday finale of a three-game series. Peavy looked like he might run into trouble after center fielder Michael Bourn hit his first pitch of the game into the visitor's bullpen, putting the Indians up 1-0, but
The Mudcats got off to an explosive start, with the offense and pitching really playing well in the opening week of the season. With first round picks Francisco Lindor and Tyler Naquin leading the way, what do the Carolina Mudcats have to offer in 2013? Hopefully the opening week is a good indicator. Go Fishing for Mudcats with Jim Pete...
Indians righty Carlos Carrasco is as talented as any pitcher in baseball, but his antics on Tuesday night show why he has yet to live up to his hype. Tony takes a look at his composure issues on the mound and his chances of pitching any meaningful innings in Cleveland this year, and he also touches on Jason Kipnis' struggles and if a change may be in store at second base, the catching carousel and more.
Zach McAllister, Nick Swisher and Mark Reynolds led the Cleveland Indians to a 9-4 victory over Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox, winning their second game in a row, and bringing their record to an even .500 on the season. The revitalized starting pitching has carried them far in the series against the White Sox, and they'll look to sweep in Sunday's tilt at Progressive Field. Join Jim Berdysz with his Second Thoughts on Saturday afternoon's game.
Trevor Bauer was somewhat underwhelming when he made his debut with the Indians last week, but on Saturday, the right-hander made his first start for the Columbus Clippers, and it was a dandy. Bauer was not the only player to impress Saturday night though as Quincy Latimore, the player the Indians acquired in Jeanmar Gomez trade, put together a perfect performance at the plate. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps these performances and more as he takes you Around the Farm.
On Friday, the Indians did it with pitching. But on Saturday, they did it with a little bit of both. Mark Reynolds drove in five runs and Zach McAllister had a strong performance on the mound to lead the Indians to a 9-4 win over the Chicago White Sox. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps all the action from what proved to be a very exciting Indians win.
The minor leagues are all about learning and development. New beginnings are a constant and for Cleveland Indians’ starter Jake Sisco, new beginnings are occurring both on and off the field. Sisco, 22, was the Indians’ third-round pick of the 2011 draft and is pitching in the starting rotation for Low-A Lake County, and according to the IBI's Stephanie Metzger has a chance to start over this season after a tough year last year.
For the first time in a while, there were no rainouts on the farm and every team was in action. The return to action was not pretty for everyone, as Daisuke Matsuzaka and the Lake County defense struggled mightily. There were some positives, though, like the late-game heroics from Chun Chen for the Aeros and more power from Bryson Myles. Join Arthur Kinney as he navigates it all and goes Around The Farm.
There aren’t many starting pitchers, let alone aces in Major League Baseball who are pitching much better than Justin Masterson right now. On Friday night fresh off of taking out two consecutive Cy Young winners in his first couple starts of the young 2013 campaign, the right-hander shut down the Chicago White Sox in a complete game shutout effort leading to the Indians winning 1-0. Plus, Cleveland's back to their winning ways after a dramatic walk-off win. Join Jake Dungan as he gives his Second Thoughts, after the jump...
Boy did the Indians ever need that one. They got a fantastic start from Justin Masterson who shut out the White Sox through nine innings, and then Nick Swisher singled with two outs in the ninth to bring in the game winner. The IBI's Jim Berdysz recaps the the game and what was a big win for the Tribe.
As usual, the Cleveland Indians drew a sellout crowd to the home opener on Monday as 41,567 fans came to Progressive Field excited about the start to what could be a very exciting year. Yet on Tuesday, that number was down all the way to 12,663. The number becomes even worse to look at when you realize the Indians were playing the New York Yankees. So what's the deal with the Tribe's attendance woes? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he touches on them in this week's edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
Spring training wrapped up about two weeks ago, but here are the final unofficial stats from Indians minor league spring training camp. Stats for over 100 players are listed and is a comprehensive listing of all available stats from the minor league games played this past March in Goodyear, Arizona.
Mother Nature once again decided that there should be no baseball in Cleveland Wednesday night, postponing the game for a second straight night. With no new baseball to write about -- and the bitter memories of Yankee blowouts in his head, Andrew Clayman takes a look at what the new-and-improved Travis Hafner is doing in pinstripes and whether or not it is sustainable. Join Andrew for his Second Thoughts, after the jump...
It was a quiet night all around in the Indians system as the rain in the midwestern and eastern areas of the United States resulted in rainouts in Cleveland and Columbus, and Lake County's game was called after six innings. But there was still plenty to talk about from Thursday's minor league action, and Tony steps in with some thoughts on several of the performances on the night.
The first full edition of Minor Happenings is back for the 2013 season. This is the piece that started it all for this site several years ago, and in today's 4300+ word piece Tony gives all kinds of updates and insights on players up and down the Indians farm system. He talks about Francisco Lindor's impressive start to the season, the aggressive placement of Jose Ramirez, the tough first outing for Mitch Brown, the plan for Cord Phelps, shares a a ton of comments from Ross Atkins, and has all kinds of information and updates on the likes of Jeremy Hermida, Matt Packer, Bryson Myles, Dorssys Paulino and more.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!