The first meeting of the two Ohio teams in 2013 produced a great game and the foundation for an interesting final three. When all was said and done, the Indians found themselves on the short end of the stick (a recent trend), thanks to their reeling bullpen (another recent trend). The IBI's Kevin Dean shares his "second thoughts" on what was yet another tough loss for the Indians...
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves tonight from 10:00pm – 11:00pm EST. In tonight's episode, Tony and Jim discuss the rough week the Indians had losing six of their last seven and four in a row going into Tuesday's game, the issues with Pestano and Perez at the backend of the bullpen, the lack of left-handed relief, the play of Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes and when/if a change will eventually come at catcher, and much more.
There's few better ways to celebrate Memorial Day than by taking in a good ole ball game, and all four of the Indians' minor league affiliates were in action on Monday. Bo Greenwell came a single shy of the cycle for the Carolina Mudcats while Justin Toole had a brilliant performance for the Akron Aeros. Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco was also on the mound for the Columbus Clippers. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps all these performances and more as he takes you Around the Farm.
LOUISVILLE, KY – The Columbus Clippers ended their four-game losing streak with a 12-inning marathon win over the Louisville Bats, 13-11 on Monday. It took the Clippers 12 innings and 19 hits to beat the Bats in the first game of the series Monday night. The teams combined for 34 hits on the game.
The Cleveland Indians are in the midst of a four game losing streak and losers of six of their last seven. After a good start, things are falling apart, and it makes the IBI's James Keene wonder if once again Cleveland fans are being set up for disappointment. Somehow, someway, for Clevelanders, something always goes wrong.
Zebulon, N.C.—Bo Greenwell fell a single shy of the cycle on Monday afternoon, and drove in five runs, as the Carolina Mudcats toppled the Wilmington Blue Rocks 13-8 at Five County Stadium. The Mudcats won their fourth home game in the last five tries, and improved to 18-31 overall.
The struggles continued for the Cleveland Indians on Monday as Joey Votto hit a tie-breaking, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Tribe 4-2 in the first game of two at Great American Ballpark. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps all the action and provides all the play-by-play from the Memorial Day Battle of Ohio.
ERIE- It was a battle of the offenses Monday evening when the Akron Aeros faced the Erie SeaWolves for the final game of the four-game series. It was a fight all the way through the tenth inning, but Erie would ultimately come out on top, winning 9-8.
The Whitecaps swept the Captains on Monday, making the 5-3 loss the seventh consecutive loss for Lake County. The Captains struggled most of the game, but came back for a fight in the bottom of the eighth and ninth, and scored all three of their runs within those two innings.
Canal Park received a makeover this past offseason with a brand new state-of-the-art video scoreboard, and Tyler Holt has put the video screen to good use. The Double-A Akron outfielder is a human highlight reel in the outfield crashing into walls and diving for balls, and it is that defensive ability and all out approach that has people taking notice.
It was a rough week for the Cleveland Indians as the team went 2-5 and lost several games that they probably should have won. The Indians are now 27-22 and trail the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. The Tribe is now in desperate need of a victory thanks to its poor performance over the past week, and the team will look to turn things around beginning today. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he looks back at the week that was in his weekly IBI staple, Notes from the Wigwam.
Zebulon, N.C. – The Carolina Mudcats allowed eight runs in a disastrous seventh inning as the Winston-Salem Dash claimed the finale of weekend series with an 11-4 win on Sunday afternoon. A crowd of 5,968 at Five County Stadium watched the Dash end Carolina’s three-game winning streak at home.
The Cleveland Indians blew a late lead and fell 6-5 in the series finale against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Chris Perez allowed four earned runs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Tribe lost a game that it probably should have won. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he provides all the play-by-play and recaps all the action from what proved to be a forgettable Sunday for the Indians.
ERIE- The Erie SeaWolves devastated the Akron Aeros 7-2 at Jerry Uht Park Sunday. Akron’s offense was unable to make up for the deficit caused by ineffective pitching, and Sunday quickly turned into a repeat performance of Saturday’s match up by both offenses.
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!