The Columbus Clippers defeated the Buffalo Bisons 3-2 Wednesday night by taking advantage of an early lead made in the first inning. Columbus’ pitching staff was what shined Wednesday night though with a win, two holds, and a save to show for it.
The Captains held a 3-0 lead after the top of the seventh, but the TinCaps came back in the bottom of the seventh to grab the 4-3 victory. Lake County had runs from center fielder Logan Vick and designated hitter Richard Stock, in addition to a home run from right fielder Jorge Martinez. Stock is also on a 14-game hitting streak.
Coming out of the all-star break, the Crushers are now 7-5, and they continue to push their way up the East Division standings. They are now just two games behind Southern Illinois for third place, and five games back of the division lead. The IBI's Kyle Ferrara catches us up on the week that was for the Crushers....
The next position to tackle in this series is that of designated hitter. This position has been surprisingly ineffective for the Indians over the past few years thanks to a mix of injuries and just plain lack of production. The major difference for this position is that we can look at it purely through the offensive prism as defense just doesn't matter, and the IBI's Jeff Ellis breaks it down to determine whether the Indians have improved or gotten worse at the position this season.
To Cleveland sports writers, Marc Rzepczynski might be the worst addition ever. The man otherwise known as Scrabble because of his tough name to spell and pronounce was dealt to the Indians on Tuesday, and the IBI's Jeff Ellis provides some flash analysis and thoughts on the Indians trade deadline pickup.
A string of losses punt a dent in the Lake County Captains’ week, but the team managed to pin a trio of close wins. The month of July resulted in a 12-14 record and it seemed the team couldn’t string wins together, with the exception of a six-game win streak the first week of the month. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the previous week for the Captains.
As this team has shown time and time again this season, there is no opponent or deficit they don’t believe they can overcome. They’ve had their ups and downs throughout the year, but they’ve never given up on themselves. That trend continued as Ryan Raburn and Yan Gomes delivered key knocks late in Tuesday night's game for the Tribe's sixth straight win. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps an Indians 7-4 comeback win.
It may only be just three games, but outfielder LeVon Washington has dominated Single-A since being reassigned to Lake County. He had another huge night on Tuesday, and could he soon be on his way to Carolina? Plus, Erik Gonzalez and Joseph Colon each had stellar performances to lead Carolina to a win. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps these performances and more as he takes you Around the Farm.
City of lights, city of magic. Progressive Field once again lived up to its late inning heroics Tuesday night as the Indians came from behind to defeat the Chicago White Sox 7-4, sending the team to their sixth straight win. Ryan Raburn was the late inning hero once again and the Indians kept pace with the Tigers and Orioles for a playoff spot.
ABERDEEN, MD- The news of Juan Herrera’s imminent departure from the Scrappers was a tough pill to swallow, but not tough enough to keep Mahoning Valley from continuing their winning ways and beating the Aberdeen Ironbirds 3-1.
The Indians made a surprising move on Tuesday night optioning out right-handed pitcher Vinnie Pestano to Triple-A Columbus to make room on the 25-man roster for newly acquired left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski. Tony gives a quick recap of the move and makes sense of it.
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