James Baldwin scored on a passed ball in the top of the eleventh inning and the Great Lakes Loons (26-41) defeated the Lake County Captains (21-43) by a final of 1-0. The Captains fall to 0-3 in extra innings this year and are now 2-2 in one to nothing games in 2013.
The Columbus Clippers played a doubleheader Friday evening against the Charlotte Knights to make up for Thursday night’s game that was postponed due to heavy rains. Columbus and Charlotte split the night as the Clippers took the first game beating the Knights 5-2, but in the nightcap Charlotte shutout Columbus 1-0.
The Carolina Mudcats lost the third game in a five-game series against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 10-7, at TicketReturn.com Field Friday night. The Mudcats bullpen struggled with multiple hit batters and right-hander Michael Peoples (0-1) took the loss for Carolina.
The Aeros struck first, and held on with strong hitting through a long rain delay to pull out a 6-3 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs on Friday night at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine. Akron’s lineup dominated the plate with fifteen hits and Jose Ramirez and Carlos Moncrief accounted for five of the Aeros’ runs.
Jason Kipnis hit a run-scoring fielder's choice in the bottom of the ninth that plated Drew Stubbs from third as the Cleveland Indians beat the Washington Nationals in the opener of a three-game series, 2-1. With the win, the Indians have now won three games in a row after losing eight in a row, and Tribe pitching has allowed two runs or fewer in all three games.
Routine is tough when toggling between a starting and relieving role, but Jordan Cooper has learned to focus on the things he can control. Since being promoted from High-A Carolina at the end of April he has put on several different hats for the Double-A Akron pitching staff, and the IBI's Stephanie Metzger gets us caught up on how things are going for him in Akron.
The Cleveland Indians have officially signed two more players from the 2013 Draft to minor league contracts on Friday as they announced the signing of 6th round pick right-handed pitcher Casey Shane and 19th round pick left-handed pitcher Matthew Whitehouse.
The Cleveland Indians have been full of surprises this season. From Ubaldo Jimenez's sudden resurgence to the team's recent losing streak, there has been no lack of storylines. However, the most pleasant surprise has arguably been the development of right-hander Corey Kluber. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he takes an in-depth look at Kluber in the latest edition the weekly IBI staple, Orbiting Cleveland.
The Indians inked two more players yesterday to official minor league contracts as 14th round pick outfielder Silento Sayles and 18th round pick infielder Paul Hendrix signed their contracts. With both on board the Indians have now "officially" signed six players from their 2013 Draft. The Indians have since signed two more players and more players will "officially" sign deals this weekend.
Three years ago the Indians parted ways with several veterans in a July fire sale. Austin Kearns was dealt for Zach McAllister and Jake Westbrook brought in Corey Kluber. Now, three years later, those two moves consummated on back to back days in July of 2010 look like they could net the Indians two key pieces to the rotation for the next several years.
Welcome to a special Father's Day edition of Call to the Bullpen tonight at 10pm EST. The Indians are back in the win column after taking two out of three from Texas to cap off an otherwise horrific road trip. Now they take on the defending NL East champion Nationals over the weekend in a three-game interleague series back in Cleveland. Can they continue to get back on track and keep pace with Detroit? Jake and Hayden talk about that and much more tonight....
The Cleveland Indians have officially signed two more players from the 2013 Draft to minor league contracts. On Thursday they announced the signing of 14th round pick outfielder Silento Sayles and 18th round pick shortstop Paul Hendrix.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans scored three unearned runs in the third inning, and held on for a 3-1 Friday night victory over the Carolina Mudcats at TicketReturn.com Field. The win was the Pelicans' ninth straight over the Mudcats (21-45). Myrtle Beach (37-28) held their lead in the Southern Division over Winston-Salem with the win.
Despite being on the road, the Columbus Clippers and Akron Aeros got caught in the rain much like the rest of Northeast Ohio, seeing their games cancelled. The Carolina Mudcats and Lake County Captains were in action, though they did not provide much in the way of highlights. Despite the light night, one Carolina pitcher continued his recent push of success and up the prospect ladder. To find out who he is and all you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
The Crushers continue to get men on base, still second in the league in hitting with a .280 batting average coming into Thursday night’s game against Evansville. The problem has been getting runs across the plate. The Crushers outhit their opponent, accumulating 11 base hits verses the Otters' eight, but ultimately lost 3-2 after wasting away late scoring opportunities.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps (41-24) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings en route to a 4-1 win over the Lake County Captains (21-42) on Thursday night. Fort Wayne took two out of three games to win the series. Right-hander Luis DeJesus made the start for the Captains as he took on righty Walker Weickel for the TinCaps.
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!