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May 19, 2013   (1 comments)
"Controlling the game" and the Cleveland pitching staff
James Keene was listening to the Tribe game on Saturday while driving home when Zach McAllister pitched into a jam in the third inning. McAllister ‘got out of the jam’ when Jesus Montero, the runner on first, was picked off by Yan Gomes and then Endy Chavez and Dustin Ackley flew out, after which Hamilton praised Zach McAllister on “doing a great job of getting out of the jam.” James feels that some of that credit is misplaced and breaks down how Cleveland's pitching has truly done in 2013 after the jump...
May 19, 2013   (18 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Third time the charm with this hot start?
The Indians just passed the quarter pole in their season, which is typically the time when everyone will reassess the team. Sitting at 24-17 and winners of 16 of their last 20 games, the Indians are playing well and hitting on all cylinders. They are right on pace with the starts they had in 2011 and 2012 before they fizzled in each of those seasons, so will this season be any different? Tony touches on that as he takes a quick look at things at the quarter pole, and he also touches on the key components to their turnaround, the decision to send down Lonnie Chisenhall, what Trevor Bauer need to do to stay permanently in Cleveland, and more.
May 19, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #41: Indians 5, Mariners 4
Less than 24 hours after second baseman Jason Kipnis sent more than 34,000 fans home on a walk-off three-run homer Friday night, the Indians got some more late inning heroics Saturday afternoon courtesy of third baseman Mark Reynolds. With the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the ninth, Reynolds delivered on a game-winning infield fielder's choice to give the Tribe the 5-4 win and their third straight victory. Join Jim Berdysz as he gives his Second Thoughts on the exciting win.
May 19, 2013   (4 comments)
Around The Farm: May 18, 2013
Saturday's action in the minor leagues was headlined by the performances of a few former blue chippers in the Columbus lineup, along with an assist from a journeyman veteran. Meanwhile in Lake County, a starting pitcher turned in his most dominant start to date, while Akron and Columbus struggled to score enough runs to win. To read all about Saturday in the minor leagues, join Michael Hattery as he takes you Around The Farm.
May 19, 2013   (0 comments)
Granger's walk off hit gives Crushers 2-1 win
Rookie Seth Granger (Grawn-Jay) picked the perfect time to get his first professional hit in the bottom of the 12th inning for a walk-off victory over Gateway Saturday night in Avon. Pulling a ball that was misplayed by Gateway's Jon Myer, Lake Erie's Daniel Bowman, who had doubled earlier in the inning, put on the jets while rounding third and crossed home plate for a 2-1 Crushers victory.
May 19, 2013   (0 comments)
Clippers walk off in ninth, defeat RailRiders 4-3
It was a perfect ending to a perfect 77 degree night at Huntington Park Saturday. With the game tied at three in the bottom of the ninth inning, Columbus Clippers catcher Chris Wallace delivered a clutch two-out single to right field for a 4-3 walk off victory over the Scranton/WB RailRiders. Right fielder Matt Carson walked to begin the inning and then quickly swiped second to put himself into scoring position. Left fielder Cedric Hunter then laid a sacrifice bunt down the first base line to advance Carson to third. But with one swing of the bat, Wallace became a hero and did so in front of the Clippers’ first sellout crowd of the season.
May 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Aeros bullpen comes up short in tough 4-2 loss
A solid first half for the Akron Aeros was not enough to hold off the Erie SeaWolves, who prevailed 4-2 on Saturday night at Canal Park. Akron’s tough defense and strong hitting carried over from Friday night but was overshadowed by weak relief pitching late in the game. The SeaWolves, who are second in the Eastern League in hitting, started out slow but smacked 10 crucial hits beginning in the fourth inning. After a 2-0 deficit early on, the SeaWolves rallied to take a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning and added one more in the ninth for the win.
May 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Unearned runs help Hillcats top Mudcats 7-3
The Carolina Mudcats dropped their sixth straight game to the Lynchburg Hillcats, falling 7-3 Saturday night at Calvin Falwell Field. Six unearned runs against the Mudcats over two innings allowed the Hillcats to achieve an easy victory. Right-handed pitcher Nick Pasquale (0-2) took the loss for the Mudcats. Pasquale allowed seven runs on ten hits in 4.2 innings, but only one of the seven runs was earned.
May 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains dent TinCaps 3-2
The Lake County Captains put a dent in the Fort Wayne TinCaps’ evening with a 3-2 victory on Saturday night. Lefty Ryan Merritt (1-3, 3.50) received the start for Lake County to counter Fort Wayne righty Ruben Mejia (2-3, 2.70). The Captains raked some early run support for Merritt in the first as shortstop Dorssys Paulino reached on a one-out error and scored on a single off the bat of designated hitter Richard Stock.
May 18, 2013   (2 comments)
Cleveland rallies in ninth to beat Seattle 5-4
After closer Chris Perez gave up back-to-back solo homers in the top of the ninth, the Tribe righted the ship in the bottom half, as Mark Reynolds hit a run-scoring fielder’s choice with the bases loaded as the Indians beat Seattle 5-4. The win is the team’s third in a row and improves their record to 19-7 over the past 26 games. The Tribe is at the top of the American League Central with a 24-17 record, holding a half-game lead over the Detroit Tigers. Join Nathan Kemp as he recaps the action from Saturday's win.
May 18, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 5/12/13 - 5/18/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
May 18, 2013   (10 comments)
Trend Spotting: The value of Stubbs and a dilemma at third
The IBI's Michael Hattery often finds himself spending the majority of his time trying to pick holes in the Indians roster that could eventually be their downfall or equalizing force. Attempting to find players who are so far outplaying their capability that regression both as a player and as a team is inevitable. This is not to say he is not thoroughly enjoying every moment of Tribe baseball but merely that he is hesitant to heap unfair expectations on this exciting and altogether exuberant team. In this week's Trend Spotting feature he touches on the play of Drew Stubbs and some concerns at third base.
May 18, 2013   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #40: Mariners 3, Indians 6
Ladies and gentlemen, something special is brewing in Cleveland. With each dramatic win, the Indians are giving fans more of a reason to believe. And it’s evident that fans are starting to believe as they turned out in droves at the ballpark Friday night to dine on some dollar dogs, enjoy some fireworks and take in another exciting Tribe victory in walkoff fashion. The IBI's Jake Dungan provides his second thoughts on a thrilling 6-3 walkoff Indians win.
May 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Mudcats fall in extras to the Hillcats, 7-6
Matt Weaver’s third hit of the night proved to be a knockout blow as the Lynchburg Hillcats edged the Carolina Mudcats 7-6 in 11 innings on Friday night at Calvin Falwell Field inside City Stadium. The game was Carolina’s fifth in the last seven games decided by one run.
May 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers fall in fast paced opener, 3-2
Lake Erie's ninth inning comeback fell one run short as the Crushers fell to the Gateway Grizzlies 3-2 on opening night at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon. In front of 2,938 local baseball fans, the Crushers put up a fight all game long but could not overcome the dominant start by Gateway's Tim Brown.
May 18, 2013   (4 comments)
Around The Farm:  May 17, 2013
It was a full slate of action on Friday night as all of the Indians affiliates were back in action. Ezequiel Carrera chipped in with a good all-around showing in Columbus, Tyler Naquin was an on-base machine in Carolina, Charlie Valerio continued his good season to date and more. The IBI's Arthur Kinney takes us around the farm...
May 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Roberts and strong hitting lead Aeros to win
Brett Myers was the headline, but it was a combined effort from pitcher Will Roberts and several major hits from the Aeros lineup that led to an Aeros 4-1 victory over the Erie SeaWolves Friday night at Canal Park. The win snapped their three game losing streak to successfully begin a seven-game homestand.
May 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains sunk by Tincaps, 4-3
The Fort Wayne Tincaps (24-15) scored two runs in the seventh inning and withheld a rally by the Lake County Captains (13-25) to take game one of the series on Friday night in front of 5,847 fans by a final score of 4-3.
May 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Brach pitches Clippers to 6-3 win
The Columbus Clippers got a big win on Friday night, thanks to a dominant performance from Clippers starter Brett Brach and some early offense. Brach pitched 7.1 nearly flawless innings for Columbus. He allowed only one run, two walks, and six hits on the evening, and had Chiefs hitters guessing all night long.
May 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Latimore is settling in well with Indians organization
Change is inevitable in the game of professional baseball, and for Double-A Akron outfielder Quincy Latimore, the changes started from the bottom – literally. Latimore, who was formerly a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, was required to wear his pants down over his socks before he joined the Cleveland Indians’ farm system. Now, he’s done away with the high socks and joined a new team.

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