New Hampshire right fielder Brad Glenn emerged as the hero Wednesday night when he laced a run-scoring single to complete an improbable, five-run, ninth-inning comeback for the Fisher Cats in a 9-8 victory over the Akron Aeros at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
The Lake County Captains (21-41) used a season-high 10 extra base hits on Wednesday night to break two different streaks while defeating the Fort Wayne TinCaps (40-24) by a final score of 11-0. Lake County snapped a seven-game losing streak while Fort Wayne broke a nine-game winning streak.
The Cleveland Indians completed a nine-game road trip with their second-straight win as they topped the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Wednesday. Wednesday’s win keeps Cleveland as sole owners of the second place slot in the American League Central, as they remain five games behind the first-place Detroit Tigers and a half game ahead of the third-place Kansas City Royals. Join Stephanie Metzger as she recaps Wednesday's win.
Ricardo Lizcano delivered a special birthday present to his mother today, as his home run to lead off the fifth started a four-run rally that gave the Crushers the lead for good. It was his first home run of the year. Trailing 3-2 in the fifth, Lizcano’s solo home run tied the game and Andrew Davis’ three run shot to left gave the Crushers (10-13) the lead in a game they would go on to win 8-4 over Evansville (15-7).
The first batch of official 2013 Draft signings are now in the books as they have officially signed 8th round pick right-handed pitcher Trevor Frank, 20th round pick catcher Shane Rowland, 23rd round pick third baseman Grant Fink and 36th round pick second baseman Mike Giuffre.
The Indians completed the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Saturday night with a group of 39 new faces. Tony takes a look back on the selections the Indians made from the 2nd through 40th rounds, looks at the strategy the Indians used, talks about some of the players that intrigue him the most, has some input by college coaches on the new draft setup, and more.
It was an ugly week for the Lake County Captains as they went winless since last Wednesday. The team dropped seven games and was rained out one evening, dropping their record to a league-worst 20-41. The offense continues to be problematic for the team and the starting pitching remains a nightly question mark. With the All-Star break approaching, perhaps a few days rest will be beneficial. Join Stephanie Metzger as she recaps the week in On-Deck with the Captains.
Another day, another update on the signing status of several of the Indians draft picks. In today's update Tony gives an update on Clint Frazier and has the day he will sign, discusses a few new players who are expected to sign, talks about some high leverage players that will decline to sign and go to or back to school, and more.
At long last, the Indians' eight-game losing streak is finally over. Some timely hits and an outstanding performance by right-hander led to the Tribe's 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers, and it now appears as if the Kluber could indeed be proving that he's here to stay. With the streak behind them, the Indians can now move forward but not before the IBI's Jake Dungan takes a look back at last night's contest and offers his Second Thoughts.
Home plate umpire Pete Peederson frantically waved off the run at the end of the fifth inning. Leadoff man Kevin Berard lined a single to center which would have scored Juan Sanchez, but Seth Granger was thrown out trying to advance from first to third before Sanchez could touch the plate. It was that kind of night for the Crushers (9-13), who failed to cash in on scoring opportunities against Otters' starter Bryce Morrow. They managed just two runs on 13 hits as they dropped the series opener to Evansville (15-6) by a score of 9-2.
In today's "War and Peace" edition of Around the Farm, the IBI's Arthur Kinney chimes in on several good and bad performances on the night from around the Indians farm system. Diasuke Matsuzaka made his return to the mound but it was cut short because of injury, Lonnie Chisenhall continues to rake, Ronny Rod continues to hit in Akron, and more.
The Indians have been looking for a stopper as of late, and on Tuesday they found exactly just that in right-hander Corey Kluber. Kluber pitched brilliantly to lead the Indians to a 5-2 win, which also happened to stop an eight-game losing streak. Join the IBI's Stephanie Metzger as she provides all the play-by-play from what ended up being a critical Indians win.
ZEBULON – After rain postponed the series opener, the Carolina Mudcats and Potomac Nationals played a double header on Tuesday. Carolina broke their six-game losing streak with an 11-3 victory in game one, but dropped game two 3-1 to split the doubleheader. Both games were seven innings.
Pitching in his first game since sustaining a left oblique injury in a game back on April 28, right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed a scoreless 2 2/3 innings against the Gwinnett Braves Tuesday. After throwing 41 pitches (he was limited to 50), Matsuzaka exited the game and everything went downhill from there. Reliever Paolo Espino, Cole Cook and Bryan Price combined to surrender nine runs on 11 hits en route to a 9-2 beat down by the Braves.
We have a few different post-draft articles coming to the IBI over the next few days. In addition to the signing updates, we will also have our detailed site recap of the draft as well as a post-draft Q&A with John Mirabelli. In part one of our site recap today, we let the scouts do the talking as they provide many comments on the players the Indians selected and provide some insight into the signability of a few of those player. In total, 13 players are reviewed by scouts outside of the organization.
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!