Some guy named Danny Salazar was brilliant again Friday night for Triple-A Columbus. He pitched five no-hit innings with eight strikeouts and was an error away from being perfect in his outing before being removed. The IBI's Arthur Kinney shares his great outing as well as several other good (and bad) outings around the farm on Friday night.
Jose Fernandez struck out 14 Indians over eight innings as the Miami Marlins ended the Cleveland Indians' eight-game winning streak with a 10-0 blowout. Ubaldo Jimenez, on the other hand, needed 107 pitches to get through just four innings while errors by shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and a rough outing by Matt Albers put the game out of reach. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps Marlins rout of the Tribe.
The MLB Trade Deadline has come and gone, and it ended up being a quiet trade season for the Indians as the team only acquired left-hander Marc Rzepczynski. Some fans had been clamoring for other moves, but Tribe General Manager Chris Antonetti ultimately decided to make the safe move, which could be better for the long haul. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he discusses the Indians' approach at the deadline in this week's edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
The Indians won their eighth game in a row on Thursday afternoon and swept the White Sox out of town in the process with a convincing 6-1 win. Justin Masterson was brilliant once again as he picked up his 13th win of the season, and Ryan Raburn was the offense with two homers and four RBI. The IBI's Michael Hattery looks at Masterson's emergence and also looks at the dynamic catching duo of Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes.
So often, the difference between a prospect developing into a major leaguer or busting out in the minors is health. Some players are just unlucky with their bodies and see their careers end while others manage to stay on the field and make something happen. Bryson Myles is turning heads now that he is healthy and he continued to do so Thursday night. To read about Myles and everything else you need to know about the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
Justin Masterson continued his season-long dominance of Chicago and Ryan Raburn hit two home runs as the Cleveland Indians beat the White Sox, 6-1, to earn a four-game sweep. The sweep was the Tribe's second four-game sweep of the White Sox this season. The Indians have now won eight games in a row and 11 in a row at home, moving them to a season-high 12 games over .500. The IBI's Nathan Kemp was at the game and provides the story...
Right-hander Danny Salazar put himself on the map after his dominant big-league debut against the Toronto Blue Jays back on July 11. But as the Major League playoffs loom and the Cleveland Indians in need of some extra help in their bullpen, the 23-year-old could soon be called upon to fill a role unfamiliar to him. The IBI's Ethan Day recently sat down and talked to the fast rising Indians prospect....
The Clippers are staying afloat with a solid month of July where they went a respectable 16-15. Their starting pitching lead by Danny Salazar, Trevor Bauer and Daisuke Matsuzaka continues to be a bright spot for the team though the offense is sporadic, having big games at times and then going completely cold. The IBI's Ethan Day recaps the week that was for the Clippers...
The Inside Pitch is back for 2013. The on-line radio show is hosted by Andrew Zajac and Jeff Ellis, who are two contributing members of IndiansBaseballInsider.com. In tonight's episode, Andrew and Jeff will break down the moves made at the trading deadline, give their mid-season top ten prospect lists, and their opinions on the demotion of Vinnie Pestano. All that and more on tonight's edition of The Inside Pitch!
With the trade deadline now in the rearview mirror the Indians pulled out another dramatic come from behind win over the White Sox by a score of 6-5 on Wednesday night. Carlos Santana was the hero with the walkoff homer in extras and Corey Kluber once again had another very good start. The Indians enter August as the leader for a wildcard spot! The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts...
Early on in the season, it looked like Jesus Aguilar was stuck. His power seemed to have deserted him, leaving him behind the eight-ball going forward. Fast-forward a few months and everything seems okay again with the first baseman. To read about how an adjustment made all the difference for Aguilar and find out everything you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
Resilience is defined as the ability to recover or adjust easily to misfortune or change. It wasn’t easy, but the Indians sure keep playing like it. Carlos Santana took a 3-2 pitch from ChiSox reliever Dylan Axelrod over the right field wall for the game-winning homer, sending Cleveland to their seventh-straight victory. Join Jim Berdysz as he recaps the action from Wednesday night.
Coming out of the all-star break, the Crushers are now 7-5, and they continue to push their way up the East Division standings. They are now just two games behind Southern Illinois for third place, and five games back of the division lead. The IBI's Kyle Ferrara catches us up on the week that was for the Crushers....
The next position to tackle in this series is that of designated hitter. This position has been surprisingly ineffective for the Indians over the past few years thanks to a mix of injuries and just plain lack of production. The major difference for this position is that we can look at it purely through the offensive prism as defense just doesn't matter, and the IBI's Jeff Ellis breaks it down to determine whether the Indians have improved or gotten worse at the position this season.
To Cleveland sports writers, Marc Rzepczynski might be the worst addition ever. The man otherwise known as Scrabble because of his tough name to spell and pronounce was dealt to the Indians on Tuesday, and the IBI's Jeff Ellis provides some flash analysis and thoughts on the Indians trade deadline pickup.
A string of losses punt a dent in the Lake County Captains’ week, but the team managed to pin a trio of close wins. The month of July resulted in a 12-14 record and it seemed the team couldn’t string wins together, with the exception of a six-game win streak the first week of the month. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the previous week for the Captains.
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!