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Plutko Promoted, Anderson to DL, and More in Columbus Clippings

June 19, 2016 |

The Indians and their minor league affiliates have put together some losing streaks of late, with some much longer than the others. The Triple-A Columbus Clippers ended one such stretch of L’s on Friday night with an 8-3 win in Syracuse to close out a seven-game losing skid. On Saturday, backed by a strong pitching performance, they made it two wins in a row for the good guys as they knocked off the Chiefs by a 4-2 final.

The two wins pulled the Clippers’ June record to 8-10 and their record for the season to 37-32. The rough stretch in the standings, coupled with a hot streak from the Indianapolis Indians, has knocked Columbus out of first. They trail the Indians by a half game in the International League’s West Division heading into play on Sunday.

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Moore and Cowgill with Eight Straight and More in Columbus Clippings

June 12, 2016 |

Despite a three-run ninth inning of their own on Saturday, similar to that done by the parent Cleveland Indians in Anaheim, the Columbus Clippers fell short in a 15-12 slugfest loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Huntington Park.

The Clippers saw three-hit games from Ronny Rodriguez, Jesus Aguilar, and Collin Cowgill and had 16 hits as a team, but the New York Yankees affiliate tagged Ross Detwiler for eight runs and reliever Austin Adams for six. Former Indians player Nick Swisher was a leading charge in the RailRiders offense, going 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI, and four runs scored in the two hole.

Columbus is now an even 6-6 for the month of June, but has lost three straight. They took three of four last weekend from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and won three of five against the Indianapolis Indians during the week, including a split in their doubleheader on June 9. The RailRiders have bested the Clippers in the first two games of their weekend set to drop Columbus to 35-28. They still hold a two and a half game lead on Indianapolis in the International League West.

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Taking a Look Back at the Cleveland Indians’ 2011 Draft

June 9, 2016 | | 2 Comments

Unlike the other two big professional sports, grading a Major League Baseball draft class cannot happen definitively for years. With many prospects coming into the professional circuit straight out of high school or from time overseas, players need time to grow and develop and to learn how to play the game at the highest level imaginable. Even college players, after playing against a higher talent base in the NCAA ranks, need time to adapt to the professional game.

Earlier this week, MLB.com columnist Jim Callis took a look back at the 2011 draft and redrafted players, based on needs and now having a better understanding of how those players selected have performed after five years of time in the pro game. In his mock-up, Francisco Lindor would have gone second to Seattle, with the Indians taking Anthony Rendon eighth and current Indians pitchers Cody Allen and Trevor Bauer each earning selections before the first round was up.

It was an interesting perspective and piece of revisionist history. Read More

Chamberlain Back in Tribe Bullpen, Anderson Optioned

June 8, 2016 |

As expected, the Cleveland Indians announced this evening that right-handed reliever Joba Chamberlain has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the club has optioned starting pitcher Cody Anderson to Triple-A Columbus.

Chamberlain landed on the disabled list on May 23 (retroactive to May 22) with a left intercostal muscle strain. Monday was the first day that he was eligible to be activated, but he was delayed after the club announced that starter Danny Salazar was going to skip his scheduled start on Wednesday, moving Carlos Carrasco back to that start and forcing the team to need a spot starter for Tuesday night’s contest. Read More

Miley Stops Tribe’s Streak Like a Wrecking Ball; Mariners 7, Indians 1

June 8, 2016 |

Seattle southpaw Wade Miley stifled the Cleveland lineup on Tuesday night, allowing just one run in seven innings of work as the Mariners ended the Indians’ six-game winning streak with a 7-1 win.

The Mariners would get all of the runs they would need in the bottom of the first with a big two-out swing against spot starter Cody Anderson. Seth Smith lined a double off of the wall in right, but upon a Cleveland challenge, it was ruled that Lonnie Chisenhall’s throw was in time to erase the Mariners outfielder. Robinson Cano worked the count full before singling to right and then the long ball that has plagued Anderson all year long bit back again as Nelson Cruz hit a towering drive to left to give Seattle a 2-0 lead. Read More

Salazar’s Shoulder Issue Shuffles Indians’ Starting Rotation

June 7, 2016 |

The Indians were expected to activate reliever Joba Chamberlain on Monday, prior to the start of their series against the Seattle Mariners. As news of the move and a corresponding personnel adjustment to create space on the 25-man roster failed to come, there was some concern as to what the hold up was.

Before Monday’s game, the Indians announced that starting pitcher Danny Salazar would be moved back from his scheduled start on Wednesday while battling what was described as right shoulder fatigue after his last start. Read More

High Fives for Gonzalez and Rodriguez, Anderson Sharp, and More in Columbus Clippings

June 4, 2016 |

After a good start to their season, the Columbus Clippers have entered a tough stretch of play on the field. Their lineup has been a revolving door with players heading back and forth to Cleveland, Akron, and the disabled list. They have lost two-fifths of their starting rotation to stretches on the Indians roster and have played without third baseman Giovanny Urshela and outfielder Michael Choice for long stretches.

After hitting ten games above the .500 mark on May 11, the team has slumped, playing at a 9-12 pace in the last 21 games. They have also been shut out five different times since May 16. They have split a pair of series in the last week, taking two of three in a low scoring series last weekend against Durham, outscoring the Bulls 5-3 with two games decided by shutouts. They followed it by dropping two of three against Buffalo, who has now won five of their last six against the Clippers. Columbus entered the weekend with a 10-3 loss on Friday against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to drop to 30-24 on the season, but remains a game and a half in front of the Indianapolis Indians for first place in the International League West Division.

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Diaz and Gonzalez Streaking, Urshela’s Back, and More in Columbus Clippings

May 27, 2016 |

A five-run seventh inning fell too short for Columbus on Thursday afternoon as the club dropped a 13-10 decision to Buffalo. It gave the Bisons a three-game sweep of the Clippers and is the second longest losing streak of the year for the Indians’ Triple-A affiliate.

Despite the series sweep, the Clippers remain in the top spot in the International League West Division at 26-20, two and a half games in front of Indianapolis and Louisville, prior to Louisville’s night game on Thursday.

The Clippers will continue their homestand this weekend with a three-game series against the Durham Bulls before hitting the road for three in Buffalo and four against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. They will return the following Monday for an eight-game home stretch in seven days.

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Anderson’s Strong Start Earns Tribe a Doubleheader Split; Indians 5, White Sox 1

May 24, 2016 |

Cleveland’s Cody Anderson had easily his best start of the season, holding Chicago to just one run on five hits in seven innings of work and three more Indians homers pushed the club past the White Sox, 5-1, to split Monday’s doubleheader.

Anderson was everything the Indians could have asked for in the second game on Monday, as he contained the White Sox and kept them off base. All five hits came over the first three innings and after he allowed Chicago to tie the game at one in the third, he locked in and retired the final 13 batters he faced on the night in order. Read More

Key AL Central Series This Week as Cleveland Visits Sox in Chicago Again

May 23, 2016 |

Before freaking out too much about the series loss over the weekend to the Boston Red Sox, it is important to remember that the Cleveland Indians’ most recent opponent is playing some of the best baseball in the Major Leagues right now.

Still, the Indians (22-19) cooled off some after ripping through the Cincinnati Reds last week to start what would be a five-game winning streak that carried into the first game of their series with the Red Sox on Friday. The bats were quieted some in a 9-1 lopsided mess on Saturday and a more respectable, but still disappointing, 5-2 loss on Sunday afternoon from Beantown.

They will visit U.S. Cellular Field this week as they play four games in three days against the AL Central leading Chicago White Sox. Read More

Clevinger to Make MLB Debut Wednesday as Indians Option Anderson, Activate Chisenhall

May 17, 2016 |

The Cleveland Indians announced several roster moves on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the final game of their homestand against the Cincinnati Reds.

Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall has rejoined the club after missing the weekend while on bereavement. To create room on the roster for the Tribe’s fairly regular right fielder, Monday night’s starting pitcher Cody Anderson was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.

In what is a related move to some degree, the Indians have also announced that 25-year-old right-handed pitching prospect Mike Clevinger will continue his magical May by making his Major League debut on the mound on Wednesday when the Indians continue their series with the Reds in Cincinnati. Read More

Cleveland Rocks Reds Behind Offensive Explosion; Indians 15, Reds 6

May 16, 2016 |

Down 4-0 heading into the bottom of the third and coming off of another rough weekend after dropping the final two games of their series with the Minnesota Twins, things were not looking good for the Cleveland Indians on Monday night in their series opener against the Cincinnati Reds.

Four runs in the third, three more in the fourth, and five more runs in the sixth would change that story as the Indians used a season-high 19 hits to plate 15 runs and rocked the Reds, 15-6. Read More