Cleveland Indians Aug 29th 2015

I will be in Cleveland tonight covering the Indians/Angels game. Will post more details and game information when I arrive at Progressive Field.

Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images

August 28th 2015 Toledo Mud Hens at Columbus Clippers

Toledo Mud Hens (53-80)

Alexia Casilla 2B

Dixon Machado SS

Steven Moya LF

Manny Pina C

Jefry Marte 3B

Daniel Fields CF
John Wilson DH

Dean Green 1B

Corey Jones RF

Trayvon Robinson CF

Columbus Clippers (76-57)

Tyler Holt CF

Erik Gonzalez DH

Jesus Aguilar 1B

Adam Moore C

Zach Walters SS

Michael Choice RF

Audy Ciriaco 2B

Anthony Gallas LF

Ryan Rohlinger 3B

Starting Pitchers

Toledo: LHP Kyle Ryan (3-9,4.42)

Columbus: RHP Will Roberts (2-4,4.03)

News and Notes

**Playoff Picture**

Columbus is one game back of the Indianapolis Indians in the division race, but they have a 4.5 game lead in the wild card race over the Gwinnett Braves. The Indians come into town Monday and Tuesday and then Columbus travels to Indianapolis for two games.

**On Base Machine**

Columbus Clippers OF Tyler Holt leads the IL in on base percentage. Holt has a .379 OBP, good for first in the league. Matt Hague of the Buffalo Bisons was leading, but he is now with the Toronto Blue Jays.

**Home Field Advantage**

Clippers are 41-24 at Huntington Park, while the Mud Hens are 25-42 on the road this season.


Charlotte Knights at Columbus Clippers August 18th 2015


Charlotte (64-60)

SS Leury Garcia

CF Jason Coats

1B Dayan Viciedo

3B Matt Davidson

DH Rob Brantly

LF Matt Tuiasosopo

C  Kevan Smith

RF Tyler Colvin

2B: Drew Garcia

Columbus (69-54)

Pitching Match Up

Knights: RHP Erik Johnson (9-8,2.45)

Clippers: RHP Will Roberts (2-2,3,27)


  • Matt Davidson launched his 20th HR of the season for Knights in last night’s game.
  • Charlotte is 27-35 on the road, while the Clippers are 40-23 at home.
  • Clippers are on a five game homestand (2-1 vs G Braves, 1-0 vs Knights)


Starting tomorrow the Clippers will embark on a 8 game road trip ( 3 @Norfolk, 2 @Durham, 3 @ Toledo )

Roster News: -LHP Maronde placed on the DL with a strained calf, +RHP Will Roberts activated from the DL.

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs at Columbus Clippers Aug 7th 2015

: Indians acquired INF Chris Johnson from ATL for Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher + cash.

Today’s Lineups:

Iron Pigs (51-62)

2B: Tyler Henson 

SS: Chase d’ Arnaud

LF: Brian Bogusevic 

CF: Aaron Altherr 

RF: Kelly Dugan

1B: Chris McGuiness

DH: Logan Moore

C:  Gabriel Lino

3B: Cord Phelps 

Columbus Clippers (62-50)

CF: Abraham Almonte

SS: Erik Gonzalez 

1B: Jesus Aguilar

RF: James Ramsey

LF: Zachary Walters 

DH: Anthony Gallas

C:   Brett Hayes

3B: Audy Ciriaco

2B: Justin Toole

Pitching Matchup: 

Iron Pigs: LHP Jesse Biddle (2-1,4.44)

Clippers: RHP Toru Murata (10-4,3.06)

Abraham Almonte Gets First Start As A Columbus Clippers

Weather Update: Was no On-Field BP today. Rain is expected to stay south, but that can always change. But anyway here is a current view.

Roster News:

The Lineups

Scranton/WB (62-50)

CF: Ben Gamel

2B: Rob Refsnyder

1B: Greg Bird

C:   Gary Sanchez

RF: Aaron Judge

LF: Slade Heathcott

3B: Jose Piirela

SS: Cole Figueroa

DH: Tyler Austin


CF: Abraham Almonte

SS: Erik Gonzalez

DH: Jesus Aguilar

LF: James Ramsey

3B: Zach Walters

RF: Anthony Gallas

C:  Adam Moore

1B: Audy Ciriaco

2B: Justin Toole

Starting Pitchers:

Scranton: RHP Kyle Haynes (0-1,9.00)

Columbus: RHP Jarrett Grube (4-0,2.75)

Clippers Notes:

  • The Clippers have won 16 of the 20 against Scranton. Of the last 30 games between the two, 16 have been decided by one run. (Clippers are 9-7).
  • Almonte will start tonight. His first start for the Clippers since being traded on 7/31. He traveled with the Indians for a few days.
  • Clippers are 3.5 games back of Indianapolis for 1st in the IL west. Clippers are 2-3 vs Scranton this year.

Cleveland Indians’ OF Nick Swisher continues rehab with Columbus

Cleveland Indians’ OF Nick Swisher will continue his rehab assignment with the Columbus Clippers tonight. Nick has hit .241 for Akron and Lake County during his current rehab stint.


Scranton (61-49)

CF: Ben Gamel

LF: Jose Pirela

1B: Greg Bird

C:  Gary Sanchez

RF: Aaron Judge

3B: Cole Figueroa

2B: Rob Refsnyder

DH: Kyle Roller

SS: Gegorio Petit

Columbus (60-49)

2B: Michael Martinez

RF: Nick Swisher

1B: Jesus Aguilar

CF: James Ramsey

LF: Zach Walters

SS: Erik Gonzalez

DH: Anthony Gallas

C:   Adam Moore

3B: Audy Ciriaco

Pitching Match up

Scranton: RHP Brady Lail (0-0,0.00)

Columbus: RHP Will Roberts (2-2,2.68)


* Clippers are 34-19 at home, they are 19-15 vs the IL North this season.

* Will Roberts last pitched on 7-29 vs Indianapolis. He pitched 7 innings, gave 7 hits and 3 runs in the 3-1 Clippers loss.

2015 Trade Deadline Deals ( International League West Version )

Cleveland Indians: The Indians acquired OF Abraham Almonte from the Padres in exchange for LHP Marc Rzepezynski. Almonte has spent the 2015 season between the Padres and Triple-A El Paso. In his time with El Paso, Almonte has hit .275 with 18 doubles, along with 4 HR and 35 RBI. The Indians also acquired LHP Rob Kamisky from the ST. Louis Cardinals in exchange for OF/1B Brandon Moss. The 5-Foot-11, 191- Pound LHP has spent the entire season in the Florida State League with High-A Palm Beach. Kamisky went 6-5 with a 2.09 ERA ( 94.2ip,82h,29r,22er ) in 17 starts with Palm Beach. He was leading the Florida State League with a 2.09 ERA at the time of trade. He will be assigned to the Class-A Lynchburg Hillcats.

Cincinnati Reds: The Cincinnati Reds acquired LHP Brandon Finnegan, LHP John Lamb and LHP Cody Reed from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for RHP Johnny Cueto. Finnegan went 3-0 with a 2.96 ERA in 14 relief appearances for the Royals. He also made 7 starts and 4 relief appearances at Class AAA Omaha and Class AA Northwest Arkansas. Finnegan also pitched for the Royals last year during their Post Season run. Reed,  was the Royals’ second-round pick in the June 2013 first-year player draft. In 15 starts and 3 relief appearances this season for Class AA Northwest Arkansas and Class A Wilmington’ he combined to go 7-7 with 1 save and a 2.53 ERA. He was a Carolina League All-Star for Wilmington. Lamb, was selected by the Royals in the fifth round of the June 2008 draft. This season he was a Pacific Coast League All-Star for Omaha, where he went 9-1 with a 2.67 ERA in 17 starts. Both Finnegan and Lamb will be assigned to Triple-A Louisville Roster. Reed will be assigned to AA Pensacola. The Reds also acquired IF Adam Duvall and RHP Keury Mella from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for RHP Mike Leake. This season, Duvall hit .279 with 25 doubles, 26 HR and 79 RBI in 99 appearances for Class AAA Sacramento. Entering Thursday’s games, he led the Pacific Coast League in home runs and total bases (218).

Mella, 21, was signed by the Giants as a non-drafted free agent in September 2011. In his 4-season professional career. In 16 starts this season at high Class A San Jose, Mella went 5-3 and ranks fourth in the California League with a 3.31 ERA.

Detroit Tigers: acquired lefthanded pitcher’s Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for lefthanded pitcher David Price. Norris, has compiled a 1-1 record, 3.86 ERA (23.1IP/10ER), and 18 strikeouts over five starts with the Blue Jays this season. Boyd, made his major league debut earlier this season for Toronto and appeared in two games with the Blue Jays. He has split 2015 between Triple A Buffalo and Double A New Hampshire, compiling a combined 9-2 record, 1.68 ERA (112.2IP/21ER), and 107 strikeouts over 18 games started between both teams. Labourt, has posted a 2-7 record, 4.59 ERA (80.1IP/41ER) and 70 strikeouts in 18 games started this season with Single A Dunedin this season. Tigers also acquired shortstop JaCoby Jones from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for righthanded pitcher Joakim Soria. Jones, was recently promoted to Double A Altoona and has hit .500 (5×10) with two runs scored and two RBI in three games. The Tigers also acquired righthanded pitchers Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa from the New York Mets in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Fulmer, has spent most of the 2015 season with Double A Binghamton, making 15 starts and compiling a 6-2 record with a 1.88 ERA (86.0IP/18ER) and 83 strikeouts. Cessa, has split the 2015 season between Double A Binghamton and Triple A Las Vegas. In 18 starts between Double A and Triple A, Cessa has a 7-7 record with a 3.98 ERA (101.2IP/45ER) and 85 strikeouts.

Pittsburgh Pirates: The Pirates made three moves, but none of them will effect their MiLB system.

Clippers vs Indianapolis Indians July 30th 2015

Roster Moves:


Tyler Naquin went on the 7-day DL ( Concussion ), He crashed into the CF wall during last night’s game.

Today’s Lineup

Indianapolis Indians (59-46)

Alen Hanson 2B

Gustavo Nunez SS

Keon Broxton CF

Steve Lombardozzi LF

Elias Diaz DH

John Bowker 1B

Willy Garcia RF

Wilkin Castillo C

Kelson Brown 3B

SP: RHP Wilfredo Boscan ( 6-3,3.70)

Columbus Clippers ( 59-46 )

Jose Ramirez 2B

Michael Martinez CF

Jesus Aguilar DH

Jerry Sands RF

Zach Walters 3B

Erik Gonzalez SS

James Ramsey LF

Adam Moore C

Audy Ciriaco 1B

SP: Josh Tomlin ( 1-0,2.00 )

*Josh Tomlin is making his sixth rehab start for the clippers

* Clippers are 9-7 vs Indianapolis this season.

* Both teams are tied for 1st place in the IL West. Clippers are looking to take 3-of-4 from the Indians.

Roster Moves-Game Notes-Lineups Clippers vs Indianapolis Indians July 28th 2015

Romero will start tonight, Clippers are hoping he goes at least 5. Romero had an 1-1 record with a 3.02 in 17 games with the Lynchburg Hillcats this season. He has pitched 44.2 innings while striking out 43 and walking 14. Longest outings of the season have come against Winston-Salem. His last outing against Winston-Salem he lasted 5ip, 4h, 1BB and 2Ks.

Other News:

So to Recap the news today. Indians promote RHP Antonio Romero to Columbus, and also Option Jesus Aguilar back to Columbus. Indians also purchased contract of LHP Michael Roth.


Indianapolis Indians ( 58-45 )

Alen Hanson 2B

Gustavo Nunez SS

Keon Broxton LF

Steve Lombardozzi 3B

John Bowker 1B

Elias Diaz C

Willy Garcia RF

HUnter Morris DH

Gorkys Hernandez CF

Columbus Clippers ( 58-45 )

Tyler Naquin CF

Michael Martinez 2B

Jose Ramirez 3B

Jerry Sands 1B

Zach Walters DH

Tyler Holt LF

James Ramsey RF

Eric Gonzalez SS

Adam Moore C

* Both teams are in a tie for place in the International League West.

* Tyler Naquin extended his On-base streak to 24 games last night

* Clippers are 8-6 vs The Indians’ this season. Have won the last 4/5.


Updated Clippers Lineup July 27th 2015

Naquin CF

Martinez 2B

Ramirez 3B

Sands DH

Walters 1B

Holt LF

Ramsey RF

Gonzalez SS

Hayes C

Chisenhall was in the original lineup, but was scratched.

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