Before the calendar flipped to July, the AZL Indians found ways to get locked into some wild contests. Their erratic play continued Tuesday night, as they again went into extra innings against the AZL Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields and came away with a 7-5 win.
The big league team was off on Monday, which put all of the focus on the minor league teams as every team was in action. There were some very good performances on the night - some not so good - but Danny Salazar, Jesus Aguilar, Dorssys Paulino and others headlined the night on the farm.
The Lake County Captains came back from a 3-0 deficit early to defeat the Fort Wayne Tincaps 6-3 on Monday night at Classic Park. The Captains won the final two games to win their eighth series of 2013.
A strong performance by starter Danny Salazar in game one of a doubleheader Monday lead the way for a 2-1 Clipper triumph against the Durham Bulls. The second game was a different story however as newcomer Boof Bonser was tagged for all five runs in a 5-0 defeat.
After a grueling four games in the past three days, the Akron Aeros were back on the field as they began a road trip in Bowie. However the Aeros were defeated by the Bowie Baysox by a final score of 3-2 on Monday night at Prince George’s Stadium.
Walk-off losses have become a trend for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers this season, and that trend continued on Monday night as the Scrappers fell 1-0 to the Jamestown Jammers; their second consecutive walk off loss.
About a week after the draft, the IBI's Jeff Ellis was able to do an interview with former Buckeye and now Chicago White Sox minor league pitcher Bradley Goldberg. Here is their entire conversation transcribed and it provides a chance to get some insights on the draft process and the Ohio State baseball program.
The Cleveland Indians had an especially productive week as the team went 6-2 and capped off the week with a four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox. After the strong week, the Indians are now 44-38 and tied with the Detroit Tigers atop the American League Central. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he looks back at the week that was in the weekly IBI staple, Notes from the Wigwam.
Lake Erie put forth a disappointing effort Sunday in Traverse City, falling to the Beach Bums 8-0 on just two hits to be swept in the weekend series. After winning seven of their last nine games, the Crushers came in on an odd schedule after each game of last week's series against the Frontier Greys was rained out and pushed further into the night. Coming out flat in key situations this weekend, the Crushers were outscored 18-5 with the majority of the runs coming on Sunday.
For the first time since their last World Championship in 1948, the Cleveland Indians have swept their division rival Chicago White Sox on the Southside of the Windy City in a four-game series. The Tribe would score three runs off ChiSox ace Chris Sale already defeating him for the second time in two starts this season. While Cleveland scored four runs in the ballgame, all they would essentially need is one run thanks to another masterful pitching performance by ace Justin Masterson. The IBI's Jim Berdysz shares his second thoughts...
How quickly things can change. A game that the Scrappers seemed to have control of through the first eight innings ended with a walk off base hit and error for the Williamsport Crosscutters and a 4-3 defeat for the Scrappers.
The Indians got a sensational performance on the mound on Sunday from Low-A right-handed pitcher Dylan Baker, and he has really strung together some good starts of late. Tony touches on him and many other players that were in action on Sunday from Akron to Arizona.
On a 68° Sunday in Chicago, the Tribe completed a feat that no Indians team had done since the 1948 championship team: a sweep of the White Sox in Chicago. Justin Masterson was proficient in his start on the day throwing a complete game shutout against the AL Central’s cellar dwellers for his third complete game victory of the season. Join the IBI's Sean Mahon as he recaps this classic pitcher's duel in the Windy City.
Carolina jumped out to an early lead, and held on against Salem as they avoided the sweep by a final score of 5-3 on Sunday night. The win ends a four game losing streak, and brings Carolina’s record to 3-7 in the second half and 25-55 overall.
After falling to The TinCaps on Saturday night, The Captains came out with an early run lead to take down Fort Wayne, 1-0. Sunday was also a dominating performance from starting right hander Dylan Baker.
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!