Prospect Notebook: Cole and Taillon On the Right Track For Double-A

Top pitching prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are both off to strong starts in high-A Bradenton.  After Sunday’s start, Cole has a 3.54 ERA in 28 innings during his first professional season, with a 34:10 K/BB ratio. He has struck out at least a batter an inning in each of his six starts on the year. Taillon’s numbers have been more impressive, with a 1.76 ERA in 30.2 innings, along with a 33:6 K/BB ratio. The...

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Indians’ Bats Awaken In Louisville, Reyes Pitches 5 Shutout Innings

Indianapolis Indians  9,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   With a host of aircraft roaring overhead, the Indians roared to a win over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Kentucky.  The annual “Thunder Over Louisville” provided the theme music for the Indians, who posted 12 hits.  3B Matt Hague led the team with a double and two singles, going 3-for-5, while CF Starling Marte, 2B Anderson...

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Locke Strikes Out 8 In First Win

 Indianapolis Indians  4,  Columbus Clippers  3 (Box)     Jeff Locke earned his first win of the season and Tim Wood earned his first save, as the Indians halted a 3-game losing streak with a win over the Columbus Clippers at Victory Field this afternoon. The Clippers out-hit the Indians 11-8, but they also left 8 runners on base, compared to just 3 left on for the Indians.  There were 11 doubles hit in the game, 7 by the...

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Indians Split Double Header — Win For Reyes, No Decision For Owens

Indians’ Double Header Indianapolis Indians 9,  Toledo Mud Hens  2 (Box)   Toledo Mud Hens  4,  Indianapolis Indians  3 (Box)     GAME 1 The Indianapolis Indians took advantage of timely hitting and the gift of 8 walks from the Toledo pitching staff to win the first half of this afternoon’s double header at Victory Field.  The Tribe posted 9 hits, as every batter in the line-up got on base at least once, and...

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Morton Shines In Indianapolis Rehab Start, But Tribe Lose 4-3

Charlie Morton dazzled the Columbus Clippers for 7 innings, but a 9th-inning rally gave the Clippers the walk-off win.  Morton pitched 7.2 innings and struck out 8 batters.  His sinker was working well for him, and he showed good control, walking only one batter.  He gave up just one run on 6 hits, though the late rally robbed him of the win. Morton started his night’s work in an enviable position, with two runs already in his...

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