August 21, 2013 (0 comments)
Jeff Isom has a lot of theories. One of them pertains to his starting pitchers, and it rang true on Tuesday night. Isom likes to say that out of ten starts, a pitcher will have his best stuff in two of them. In two others, they'll lack their usual good command. In the other six, they will be somewhere in between.
August 19, 2013 (0 comments)
The red hot Lake Erie Crushers tied a franchise record Sunday at All Pro Freight Stadium as the team won their 11th straight game with a series sweep of the Frontier Greys.
August 17, 2013 (0 comments)
Powered by their pink jerseys on Suzan G. Koeman Foundation night, the Lake Erie Crushers bashed three home runs to power a 5-1 victory over the Frontier Greys Friday night in Avon.
August 16, 2013 (0 comments)
Oh man, Daniel Bowman had a game on Thursday night. The Crushers right fielder finished the day 4-for-5 with a home run and 5 RBI. He led the charge as the Crushers defeated the Wild Things 11-1 to complete their second-straight sweep and third-straight at All Pro Freight Stadium. They have won 16 of their last 18 games.
August 15, 2013 (0 comments)
The Crushers scored early, and then they hung on for dear life. After jumping out to a 6-0 lead, the Crushers out-lasted a 5-1 Wild Things rally to win their seventh-straight game and move into a tie for first place with Traverse City, who lost to the Frontier Greys 5-3.
August 13, 2013 (0 comments)
Get the brooms out. In less than 24 hours, the Crushers have completed three different sweeps. On Monday they finished a sweep of the Slammers, and then came home to assert their dominance over the WildThings.
August 13, 2013 (0 comments)
Freedom rang in Florence for the Crushers to start the week, as they took two of three games to start the road trip. Then, they proceeded to slam Joliet, sweeping the slammers and outscoring them 29-12 in the series. They’ve now upped their record to 43-31 on the season and are in the thick of the playoff race. The IBI's Kyle Ferrara recaps the week that was for the Crushers...
August 12, 2013 (0 comments)
After an explosive 10-4 victory over the Slammers in Joliet, the Lake Erie Crushers have won their fifth straight series in a row and are now just a game and a half out of first place in the east.
August 11, 2013 (0 comments)
It took an extra inning, but Lake Erie got a tremendous effort by outfielder Craig Hertler to get a win against the Joliet Slammers 4-3 on Saturday night.
August 10, 2013 (0 comments)
Dave Middendorf is so big that he has to sleep on the floor of the bus if he wants to rest comfortably. Well, he doesn’t have to anymore, but it worked so well for him when he was a rookie in affiliated ball that he’s just stuck with it. The IBI's Kyle Ferrara recently caught up with the Crushers' starting pitcher to see how his season is going.
August 9, 2013 (0 comments)
The Crushers ordered the Matt Rein special on Thursday night. At least, that's what it would be called if it were a menu item, and the Crushers could theoretically order results of games as if they were menu options. Rein pitched seven innings and earned the win as the Crushers (40-31) took the rubber match by beating the Freedom (39-32) 5-1.
August 8, 2013 (0 comments)
Using the buddy system to score runs, the Crushers (39-31) scored twice in four different innings in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader. That amounted to an 8-2 blowout of the Freedom (39-32), who entered play just a half game behind the Crushers for third place in the East. The two teams went on to split the two games.
August 7, 2013 (0 comments)
It may have been a short week, but it was a successful one for the Crushers. Because of a rain out of their game against the WildThings on Friday night, the Crushers only played five games in seven days. They were a perfect 5-0. The Crushers have been carried by their sound pitching and defense so far in the second half, and that’s the way this team was built to succeed. The IBI's Kyle Ferrara shares the details of the week that was in his latest notebook...
August 6, 2013 (0 comments)
For just the third time this season, Lake Erie swept an opponent, but none bigger than a sweep of first place Traverse City completed Monday night in Avon. Coming out on top for a 4-3 win over the Beach Bums, the Crushers have turned the entire East division around in just one week.
August 5, 2013 (0 comments)
Traverse City pulled within a run in the top of the ninth, but Lake Erie's Jordan Wellander was able to batten down the hatches to get the Crushers a huge 5-4 over the first place Beach Bums.
August 3, 2013 (0 comments)
Lake Erie got a dominating performance by starter Matt Rein on Saturday and the offense followed in step for a 7-3 victory over first place Traverse City.
August 1, 2013 (0 comments)
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.
August 1, 2013 (0 comments)
During the seventh inning, the fire alarm at All Pro Freight Stadium blared through the building. It was a little bit late, but undoubtedly it was triggered by the Crushers' offensive fire power in their 8-3, series-opening win against the WildThings (30-34). Despite falling behind 2-0 in the top of the first, the Crushers (34-30) lit up the scoreboard with seven runs in the first five innings.
July 31, 2013 (0 comments)
Coming out of the all-star break, the Crushers are now 7-5, and they continue to push their way up the East Division standings. They are now just two games behind Southern Illinois for third place, and five games back of the division lead. The IBI's Kyle Ferrara catches us up on the week that was for the Crushers....
July 30, 2013 (0 comments)
Lake Erie treaded water Monday in Evansville by winning game one of a double header and dropping game two. In game one, the Crushers got a strong performance out of starter Matt Smith. Smith has been having an up and down season so far this year, but Monday on the road he was almost untouchable.