Columbus no-hitter and Kevin Love almost cried? … While We’re Waiting

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Who threw a no-hitter?! While Corey Kluber was dealing in Cleveland last night, a Columbus Clippers starter broke history. Tyler Cloyd, a 27-year-old claimed off waivers last October from Philadelphia, threw the first no-hitter in Huntington Park history. Cloyd struck out six and his lone blemish was a hit-by-pitch in the ninth inning. He is

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Jesus Aguilar continues to destroy baseballs in Columbus

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If you’re one of those Tribe fans who only cares about high-profile prospects, you may want to make an exception for Jesus Aguilar. Aguilar, the Columbus Clippers first baseman blasted his fifth home run of the season on Monday, and is now putting up a red-hot slash line of .386/.453/.737 (1.190 OPS) through 16 games. The portly Aguilar

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The Diff: Cleveland Indians prospect movement in 2013

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The Diff is your weekly Wednesday WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I shared five statistical thoughts about the Tribe’s outlook. Now, I’m catching up on prospects. This edition is my third installment of my monthly Indians prospect update within The

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MLB News: Danny Salazar throws five no-hit innings for Columbus

Cleveland Indians starting pitching prospect Danny Salazar delivered five near-perfect innings for Triple-A Columbus on Friday night against the Buffalo Bisons. After just 52 pitches (40 strikes) — as the organization continues to monitor his recovery post-Tommy John surgery — the 23-year-old right-hander struck out eight and retired 15 of the 16 batters he faced.

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MLB News: Zach McAllister shines in Triple-A rehab start

Zach McAllister dazzled in his latest rehab start on Thursday night, a huge sigh of relief for the Indians front office worried about his sprained right middle finger. McAllister, 25, delivered six shutout innings of two-hit baseball for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers last night (box score). He struck out two and walked two, using only

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MLB News: Indians to promote C.C. Lee, demote Danny Salazar

The Cleveland Indians are set to option Danny Salazar today back to Columbus and recall right-handed reliever Chen-Chang Lee. The team just announced the move on Twitter this afternoon. Tony Lastoria at Indians Baseball Insider broke the news last night. It’s certainly sad to see Salazar go after his sensational debut yesterday afternoon, but it makes

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WFNY Stats & Info: Lonnie Chisenhall’s hot streak

Although the Cleveland Indians finally snapped their eight-game losing streak on Tuesday, many already have been calling for the return of Lonnie Baseball. The team’s first-round pick in 2008, Chisenhall has been tearing up Triple-A pitching in the past three weeks. Dating back to May 18th, he has the best OPS among qualified full-season minor

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The Diff: Update on top Cleveland Indians prospects

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The Diff is your weekly Wednesday WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. Amazingly, this is already the 20th one I’ve written here at the site. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, The Diff looked deep into the stats of Nerlens Noel as the likely No. 1 pick

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How good of a starting prospect is Danny Salazar?

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The Cleveland Indians must have seen something in Danny Salazar before everyone else — and their early belief has paid off in a big way. After the 2011 season, Cleveland’s organization surprised a lot of people by placing the 21-year-old right-hander on the official 40-man roster. Salazar actually had only made 15 starts in the

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Sunday Indians Notes: Beau Mills, the rotation and prospects

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Beau Mills and his bucking bulls: The Indians scoring 19 runs was not the strangest news I saw yesterday. No, not even close. It began with a pair of tweets from @Indians (here and here) sharing pictures of a young bucking bull named Tuve (after Astros infielder Jose Altuve) that happens to be owned by Indians

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Trevor Bauer, and the Indians’ starting pitching outlook

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Trevor Bauer is a game-changer. Yes, the new Cleveland wunderkind is only 21 (he turns 22 in January) and has just 4 (bad) games of MLB experience under his belt, but his sheer presence drastically changes the starting pitching algorithm for the Cleveland Indians going forward. Obviously, there’s a certain amount of risk associated with

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Box Score: Cavaliers 108, Clippers 101

The Cavaliers came out in this one sloppy, sluggish, and looking almost confused. It was an alarming start and most fans watching braced themselves for a long night. Little did we know how great of a game we were in for. Kyrie Irving absolutely willed his team to life. In a breakout 1st quarter, Irving

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Cavaliers Look to Shake Off Rough Weekend with First West Coast Game of the Season

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It was a rough weekend for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as they dropped both of their games Friday and Saturday night. The Cavaliers showed us two very different types of losses, though. Friday night against Chicago was a reprise of the song we heard so many times last season. The Cavaliers fell behind by 16 in

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2012-13 NBA Blogger Previews: Pacific Division

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For the past several years, the great Boston Celtics blog CelticsBlog.com has hosted an annual NBA Bloggers Preview. Basically, every day leading up to the start of the season, one team is previewed by some of the best writers on their team blogs, and then once the division is done, we will post the links

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Indians recall RHP Frank Herrmann

The Tribe recalled 28 year old RHP reliever Frank Herrmann from Triple-A Columbus. Herrmann, 0-0 in four appearances with the Tribe (giving up 3 runs in 5.2 innings), was 2-2 with 8 saves in 42 relief appearances with Columbus. Herrmann has a career 4.64 ERA in 106.2 innings. [Related: Looking for Leaders in the Cleveland

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Indians Roster Notes: Lopez Released, Tomlin to Have Arm Evaluated

For the fourth time this month, the Indians announced today they have released a veteran player DFA’d 10 days earlier. This time, it was utility infielder Jose Lopez, following in the footsteps of, chronologically, Johnny Damon, Jeremy Accardo and Derek Lowe. Indians beat writers, who had a nice Twitter fling with Lopez throughout the season,

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Contention Windows and Depth Charts: Analyzing the Cleveland Indians’ Future

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The youth movement is underway in Cleveland, or so we think. With the Indians now 52-61 and out of playoff contention here in 2012, the focus of the organization and fans has turned to the future. The WFNY crew was debating recently about how bright that future looks. As the resident minor league guru, I

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WFNY Wednesday Wahoos: Indians Minor League Weekly Review 8/1

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Each and every Wednesday, I try to bring you all of the news and notes from the Cleveland Indians minor league system. Enjoy. With lots going on in the minor leagues compared to the slumping Indians, there’s plenty to digest in today’s Wahoos. Here are some of the highlights: two red-hot outfielders in Columbus, the

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WFNY Wednesday Wahoos: Indians Minor League Weekly Review 7/25

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Each and every Wednesday, I try to bring you all of the news and notes from the Cleveland Indians minor league system. Enjoy. And the trading madness has begun. … Oh wait. The Indians have only acquired IF/OF Brent Lillibridge thus far? That’s not that incredibly exciting then. But Tuesday’s series-opening victory over Detroit sure

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Indians Bullpen Moves: Cody Allen Up, Scott Barnes Down

The Indians announced another swap in the bullpen this afternoon, with young righty Cody Allen coming up from AAA Columbus to replace lefty Scott Barnes: RHP Cody Allen promoted from AAA Columbus. Has a 1.87 ERA in 31 games this year (43.1IP, 25H, 9ER, 9BB,53K) w/a .166 (25-151)average against — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 20,

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