Aeros first basemen Jesus Aguilar celebrated his 23rd birthday Sunday afternoon at Canal Park and did his part to contribute getting ejected from the game in the fourth inning for arguing a strike call.
The IBI's Jim Pete and Steve Orbanek return to the cyber airwaves tonight for a new episode of CSI: Cleveland Sports Insiders. Join the two as they touch on the Tribe's hot week and also the results of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 2013 draft. It all goes live tonight at 9 p.m. on the IBI radio network...
Mickey Jannis was just getting ready to eat a sandwich before the game, when he was interrupted by a reporter looking to do a feature piece on him and his return to the Crushers. Without complaint or hesitation, he politely agreed and walked outside to chat. It was ironic that the Crushers’ opponent that day was the Normal CornBelters. It was a nice, normal day, a perfect time to interview the Crushers most normal pitcher.
The Cleveland Indians announced today that the club has placed outfielder Michael Bourn on Major League Baseball's three-day Paternity List and recalled left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus to take Bourn's place on the 25-man roster.
For most players, the end of their playing career means the end of the line for their baseball career. But for some, they move into coaching, be it at the high school, college or even the professional level. One such person is Tony Mansolino who is in his third year of coaching with the Cleveland Indians and his first as hitting coach at Low-A Lake County. Tony recently sat down with him to talk about his transition into coaching and helping young Indians hitters.
Over the past three games, the Indians have come back from five down after the first, three down in the ninth and one down in the sixth to beat a downtrodden White Sox team. The Tribe’s ability to continually battle and grind out good at bats has paid of immensely late in games, and they have now won five of seven games on their current 11-game road trip. The IBI's Michael Hattery chimes in with his second thoughts as the Indians sit at the halfway point of the season.
A late comeback fell just short as Lake Erie scored a run in the eighth inning, but fell to Traverse City 3-2. Starter Dave Middendorf pitched a compete game with all three runs earned on five hits. Falling behind 2-0 in the first, Middendorf settled in but Lake Erie's offense could not get on track.
Akron, OH – The Akron Aeros and Altoona Curve played two games on Saturday night, and each team claimed a win apiece. In the first game, and picking up where they had left off from the night before, the Aeros took off with an early lead, scoring four runs in the first inning and held on as they defeated the Curve 7-6.
Each year, prospects rise and fall within the Indians system, and Joe Wendle can officially be classified as one of this year's biggest risers. Wendle had another brilliant performance Saturday as he recorded his fourth home run in his last eight games. Wendle was not the only player to impress though as Carlos Moncrief, Jose Ramirez and Juan Diaz all had strong nights at the plate. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps those performances and more as he takes you Around the Farm.
SALEM – For the second straight night, the Carolina Mudcats lost to the Salem Red Sox on a walk-off hit, 7-5 on Saturday night. The loss drops the Mudcats’ record to 2-7 in the second half and 24-55 overall.
Cleveland first baseman Nick Swisher drove in the tie-breaking run for the second straight game as the Indians beat the Chicago White Sox for the third time in 24 hours on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Indians are now 43-38 and five games over .500, and now trail the Detroit Tigers by 1.5 games in the American League Central pending the decision in the Tigers-Rays game. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps all the action from the Tribe's series-clinching win.
Less than two months ago High-A Carolina left fielder Bryson Miles could barely brush his teeth. He’d dove for a ball at Harry Grove Stadium and landed the wrong way, leading to a painful shoulder subluxation. Since then he has been working to get back to 100%, and the IBI's Jacqueline Kantor recently caught up with him to see how he is progressing.
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez and called him up from Triple-A Columbus to Cleveland. To make room on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Matt Langwell was optioned to Columbus.
Starting the second game of the Indians twin bill against the White Sox, splitting time between Seinfield and the torturously slow Jose Quintana, the IBI's Michael Hattery began to pour over the absurdity of production that is Jason Kipnis. Perhaps it is “trendy” to discuss Jason’s torrid rate but for intents and purposes it is an unavoidable discourse that ends in Michael drooling over his fangraphs profile. He breaks it all down in his latest Trend Spotting piece...
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!