Huntington Park was nearly empty, but the noise made in the stands after Jared Goedert drove in the winning run in the 10th inning Tuesday night was as loud as any heard at a Clippers’ home game this season. Columbus rallied from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Louisville, 5-4, on a walk-off RBI single up the middle by Goedert, climbing above the .500 mark and winning its second-straight game against the Bats.
Eastwood Field proved to be a friendly place for the Scrappers Tuesday night, as they beat the State College Spikes 7-4. They hope the win will help them forget about a woeful road trip where they went just 2-4. Lefty Ryan Merrit took the hill, looking to improve on his last two rocky outings. In those starts he turned only a total of 8.1 innings giving up six runs on 14 hits.
Matt Lawson came through with a clutch double in the seventh and TJ House pitched another quality outing to lead the Aeros to a 3-2 win Tuesday night at Canal Park. The Aeros (57-39) won their fifth straight game and increased their lead over the second-place Senators (49-47) to eight games. Harrisburg lost its fourth straight game.
The deadline has passed and we know who the Indians have signed and who got away. With that in mind, it is time to look at who of the 26 players drafted and signed have the best tools and the best storylines to get an idea of what things to specifically look for when watching these players as they come up through the minors. IPI draft guru Jeff Ellis breaks it all down in his latest...
Minnesota native Mitch Brown was on the bump for his first professional start on Monday night with his two sisters in attendance, and the Indians won 6-3 over the Reds. Brown showed sharp stuff last night displaying his entire four pitch repertoire...
Sure, the Akron Aeros won four of their five games this week, but the biggest story from the past week was starting pitcher Giovanni Soto throwing the first-ever no-hitter at Canal Park Sunday. Jim Piascik breaks down what Soto's no-hitter means going forward along with what went on with the other Akron Aeros. As always, Launching Off With The Aeros has everything you need to know about the past week for the Aeros, including quotes from the man himself, Giovanni Soto.
The Indians won a close one last night over the Rays, 3-2. The game was a lot closer than it should of been as the Indians blew several opportunities to add to an early 3-0 lead and put the game well out of reach, and then they held on for dear life late to get the win. With two tough Rays' lefties looming in the next three games last night was an important win to get, and Adam McGavin gives his "second thoughts" on the game...
Todd Hankins had a first for ATF tonight. He's the first guy to get into the top three without playing in the field, and without getting an at bat. Chris Seddon got into the top three tonight by pitching a perfect game through six innings before giving up his first hit. The top guy got in for just dominating over the past couple of months in Akron...and without ever being thought of as a top prospect. Find out who that is, after the jump...
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves today at a special time 10:00am – 11:00am EST. Today, Tony and Jim discuss some of the events from the Indians current 7-game road trip through Toronto and Tampa Bay, but most of their attention will be spent discussing the upcoming July non-waiver trade deadline which is now two weeks away. Will the Indians be buyers or sellers? Who do they trade? What needs have the highest priority? They discuss that and more....give them a listen!
The Lake County Captains (13-11) swept the Beloit Snappers (10-14) out of Classic Park on Monday night in walk-off fashion by a score of 9-8. Pinch runner Todd Hankins came around to score the winning run on a wild pitch by Snapper reliever Corey Williams in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The Carolina Mudcats (13-10) fought back from deficits of four and three runs to tie the game at 4-4 and 7-7 but ended up falling by a score of 8-7 to the Winston Salem Dash (12-11) in the opening game of a four game series on Monday night.
The Aeros opened their three game homestand against the Harrisburg Senators with a 5-4 comeback win Monday night at Canal Park behind a big sixth inning and some quality relief pitching from the bullpen. The Aeros (56-39) won for the fourth straight time, and increased their lead over the second-place Senators to seven games in the EL West. Harrisburg lost their third consecutive game.
Chris Seddon came within nine outs of recording the second perfect game in team history Monday night, and behind the valiant effort by the Columbus left hander, the Clippers opened up their home stand with a win against the Louisville Bats. While Seddon wasn't perfect, he was certainly good enough to pace Columbus to victory, as the Clippers (48-48) beat Louisville, 8-2.
A washout on Sunday gave the Scrappers and Renegades the opportunity to play two Monday. The Scrappers were one up, one down in the doubleheader, winning the second game 10-6 after dropping the first 3-2. The Scrappers had their best opportunity to win in game two, walking out one of the New York-Penn League’s top starters Luis Dejesus.
A new feature being tested out on the IPI today, one that ranks the top 20 performances in the Indians' entire farm system from the past week. Tony gives some thoughts and insight on those performances, a list that includes the likes of Giovanni Soto, Luigi Rodriguez, Jordan Smith, Jeanmar Gomez, Jake Sisco, Matt Packer, Steven Wright, Bo Greenwell and lots more.
It is Monday, which means it is time to go "Sailing with the Clippers" in Andrew Holleran's weekly notebook which recaps the week that was for the Indians' Triple-A affiliate. He gets you all caught up on who is playing well and who is not, the transactions, where they are in the standings, and recaps all the games.
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!