The Columbus Clippers lost their no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth innings but regardless, the end result was still a masterpiece. Led by yet another spectacular outing by right-hander Danny Salazar, the Clippers trumped the Buffalo Bisons 8-0 Friday.
Jose Fernandez struck out 14 Indians over eight innings as the Miami Marlins ended the Cleveland Indians' eight-game winning streak with a 10-0 blowout. Ubaldo Jimenez, on the other hand, needed 107 pitches to get through just four innings while errors by shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and a rough outing by Matt Albers put the game out of reach. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps Marlins rout of the Tribe.
The MLB Trade Deadline has come and gone, and it ended up being a quiet trade season for the Indians as the team only acquired left-hander Marc Rzepczynski. Some fans had been clamoring for other moves, but Tribe General Manager Chris Antonetti ultimately decided to make the safe move, which could be better for the long haul. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he discusses the Indians' approach at the deadline in this week's edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
The Indians won their eighth game in a row on Thursday afternoon and swept the White Sox out of town in the process with a convincing 6-1 win. Justin Masterson was brilliant once again as he picked up his 13th win of the season, and Ryan Raburn was the offense with two homers and four RBI. The IBI's Michael Hattery looks at Masterson's emergence and also looks at the dynamic catching duo of Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes.
So often, the difference between a prospect developing into a major leaguer or busting out in the minors is health. Some players are just unlucky with their bodies and see their careers end while others manage to stay on the field and make something happen. Bryson Myles is turning heads now that he is healthy and he continued to do so Thursday night. To read about Myles and everything else you need to know about the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
In the first game of a six-game homestand, the Carolina Mudcats broke a close game open late and defeated the Frederick Keys 9-5 on Thursday night at Five County Stadium. Carolina improved to 22-16 in the second half with the victory.
A four-run outburst in the top of the second inning by the Buffalo lead to the Columbus Clippers' demise as the fell 5-1 to the Bisons Thursday. Southpaw Ricky Romero notched a solid outing for Buffalo, holding the Clippers to one run on five hits in six innings. He also managed to strike out seven batters en route to his third win of the season.
The way the wind was blowing out of All Pro Freight Stadium before the game, the expectation was that a lot of balls would be sailing off the bat. Instead, they were sailing out of the hand of WildThings third baseman Chris Costantino. The two-base error brought home the first run of a circus-like third inning. The Crushers (35-30) added two more runs and went on to shutout the WildThings (30-35) 5-0.
The New Britain Rock Cats powered their way past the Akron Aeros Thursday afternoon, riding four home runs to a 9-5 victory at Willow Brook Park. The loss finished a New Britain sweep and is Akron's fourth in a row.
Justin Masterson continued his season-long dominance of Chicago and Ryan Raburn hit two home runs as the Cleveland Indians beat the White Sox, 6-1, to earn a four-game sweep. The sweep was the Tribe's second four-game sweep of the White Sox this season. The Indians have now won eight games in a row and 11 in a row at home, moving them to a season-high 12 games over .500. The IBI's Nathan Kemp was at the game and provides the story...
Right-hander Danny Salazar put himself on the map after his dominant big-league debut against the Toronto Blue Jays back on July 11. But as the Major League playoffs loom and the Cleveland Indians in need of some extra help in their bullpen, the 23-year-old could soon be called upon to fill a role unfamiliar to him. The IBI's Ethan Day recently sat down and talked to the fast rising Indians prospect....
The Clippers are staying afloat with a solid month of July where they went a respectable 16-15. Their starting pitching lead by Danny Salazar, Trevor Bauer and Daisuke Matsuzaka continues to be a bright spot for the team though the offense is sporadic, having big games at times and then going completely cold. The IBI's Ethan Day recaps the week that was for the Clippers...
The Inside Pitch is back for 2013. The on-line radio show is hosted by Andrew Zajac and Jeff Ellis, who are two contributing members of IndiansBaseballInsider.com. In tonight's episode, Andrew and Jeff will break down the moves made at the trading deadline, give their mid-season top ten prospect lists, and their opinions on the demotion of Vinnie Pestano. All that and more on tonight's edition of The Inside Pitch!
With the trade deadline now in the rearview mirror the Indians pulled out another dramatic come from behind win over the White Sox by a score of 6-5 on Wednesday night. Carlos Santana was the hero with the walkoff homer in extras and Corey Kluber once again had another very good start. The Indians enter August as the leader for a wildcard spot! The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts...
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!