September 24, 2014 (3 comments)
The Cleveland Indians (82-76) were denied a must-win game by a lopsided 7-1 score at the hands of the Kansas City Royals (86-71) at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. And with that the season is over....well not officially but their elimination number is now one in the wildcard. The IBI's Michael Rich provides his second thoughts on the game...
September 17, 2014 (3 comments)
Corey Kluber struck out a career high 14 batters over seven innings and the Cleveland Indians (77-73) broke a four game losing streak, defeating the Houston Astros (67-84) 4-2 on Tuesday night. The IBI's Michael Rich provides his second thoughts on a big night on the mound for Kluber and big night at the plate for Yan Gomes.
September 10, 2014 (6 comments)
Trevor Bauer was dominant on Tuesday night going eight strong innings, but a misstep to four consecutive batters in the fourth was the difference in the game. In the end the Indians were unable to once again put together any offense and they lost 4-3. The IBI's Michael Rich steps in and provides his second thoughts on a disappointing loss for the Indians...
September 9, 2014 (1 comments)
After a while, seasons seem to blend together. At the Triple-A level, players seem to come and go quickly. With that in mind, here are some of things that will be remembered from the 2014 Columbus Clippers season. The IBI's Michael Rich provides one final notebook and reviews all the big performances and moments from the season.
September 6, 2014 (0 comments)
Jeremy Moore grounded a double into right field to drive home Cole Figueroa in the bottom of the eighth inning for the winning run in a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Clippers on Saturday afternoon at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, taking the series three games to one.
September 4, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers were two outs away from heading to Durham with a 2-0 series lead, but the Durham Bulls rallied in the ninth inning to tie it and then won it in the tenth, 4-3 to tie the series at one in front of 5,158 at Huntington Park on Thursday night.
September 2, 2014 (1 comments)
The Clippers wrapped up the regular season on Monday and are preparing for a playoff run and chance at a third Triple-A National Championship, something that has never been done before. The IBI's Michael Rick recaps the week that was, notes all of the player moves and gets us set for the start of the playoffs in his latest notebook...
August 31, 2014 (0 comments)
Audy Ciriaco hit a RBI single in the first that gave the Columbus Clippers (78-65) the lead and then a three-run homer in the seventh that put it out of reach in a 5-1 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens (69-73) on Sunday night in front of 9,894 at Huntington Park.
August 31, 2014 (0 comments)
The Indianapolis Indians (72-70) used a four-run eighth inning to defeat the Columbus Clippers (77-65) 4-2 on Saturday night at Victory Field. Jaff Decker lined a single to left with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning to give Indianapolis the lead off of Jordan Cooper (0-1, 4.91).
August 28, 2014 (0 comments)
Gabriel Arias came back from recent struggles to throw seven innings and allow two runs (one earned), but it was not enough and the Columbus Clippers dropped the opener of a three game series to the Indianapolis Indians 2-1 on Thursday night at Victory Field. The Clippers committed two errors, one a fielding error by the first baseman and the other a wild pickoff attempt, which led to the first run scored by Indianapolis.
August 26, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers (76-62) wrapped up the International League West Division Championship and a spot in the playoffs with a 3-1 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens (67-71) on Tuesday night at Fifth Third Field.
August 25, 2014 (0 comments)
With the Clippers season set to wrap up a week from today, they are ever-so-close to clinching the division and a berth in the International League playoffs. The IBI's Michael Rich talks about that and more in his weekly Clippers notebook and also had a chance to sit down with Kyle Davies and Luke Carlin to talk about their late season success...
August 24, 2014 (0 comments)
James Ramsey hit a go-head double in the fifth and the Columbus Clippers (74-62) held on for a 4-3 victory over the Indianapolis Indians (68-68) in front of 9,879 at Huntington Park on Sunday night. With the game tied at one to start the Clippers fifth, Luke Carlin led off with a double off the wall in right. The next batter, Ramsey laced a double to left to put the Clippers in front.
August 23, 2014 (0 comments)
Francisco Lindor, Justin Sellers and Audy Ciriaco combined for eight of the Columbus Clippers (73-61) nine hits in a 5-2 win over the Louisville Bats (64-70) on Friday night at Louisville Slugger Field.
August 21, 2014 (0 comments)
Down a run in the ninth, the Columbus Clippers (72-61) put up five runs in the ninth to turn back the Louisville Bats (64-69) 9-6 at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday night. In a back-and-forth battle, the Clippers loaded the bases with one out in the ninth down 5-4 off of reliever Fabio Castillo (2-1, 2.50). Justin Freeman replaced Castillo and got Francisco Lindor to hit a sacrifice fly to deep center, tying the game. It was the 20th blown save by the Louisville pitching staff.
August 19, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers tied the Toledo Mud Hens at one in the fifth inning, but Toledo managed eight runs in the final four innings on its way to a 9-1 victory. Columbus gave up a total of 13 hits while tallying just seven base knocks itself. Kyle Davies took the loss for the Clippers after giving up four earned runs.
August 18, 2014 (1 comments)
Triple-A Columbus is finishing strong and could be on the verge of clinching a playoff spot by the weekend. One of the keys to their playoff run has been the strong arm of Carlos Moncrief who now has 21 outfield assists on the season. The IBI's Michael Rich recently sat down with him to talk about his success this season both defensively and offensively, and he also runs down the week that was for the Clippers with all the news and notes.
August 17, 2014 (0 comments)
Sometimes you’re the bug. Sometimes you’re the windshield. The Columbus Clippers (70-59) played the role of bug on Sunday night, dropping the finale of the three game with the Toledo Mud Hens (63-66) at Fifth Third Field 9-2.
August 15, 2014 (0 comments)
The last time the Columbus Clippers (69-58) faced Toledo Mud Hens (62-65) starter Derek Hankins, he shut them down for 8.2 innings and held them to a run. But Giovanny Urshela and the rest of the Clippers offense got a measure of payback on Friday night in a 6-2 win at Fifth Third Field.
August 14, 2014 (0 comments)
After the Columbus Clippers took an early 2-0 lead, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs came back to move ahead 3-2 before a three-run third inning put Columbus back ahead for good. James Ramsey sparked the clippers by going 5 for 5 with four RBIs, one home run and two doubles. Kyle Davies picked up the win while Bryan Price got the hold and Mark Lowe was credited with the save.