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August 26, 2008   (0 comments)
Greenwell Follows Father's Footsteps
Bo may know baseball, but his dad knew a little himself too.
Outfielder Bo Greenwell is a minor league player in the lower levels of the Indians system with the rookie level Gulf Coast League (GCL) Indians. Taken in the 6th round of the 2007 Draft out of Riverdale High School in Fort Myers, Florida, the 19-year old Greenwell is finishing up his second year and first full season in the Indians...
August 26, 2008   (0 comments)
Kinston Beats Winston-Salem 8-5
The K-Tribe’s bats came back; unleashing 12 hits and eight runs on Winston-Salem in an 8-5 win over the Warthogs Monday Night in the Triad. Jerad Head went 4-for-5 with 2 RBI to lead the way for the K-Tribe.
Kinston erased a 2-1 deficit in the top of the third inning when Winston-Salem starter Clevelan Santeliz walked the first three batters he faced....
August 25, 2008   (0 comments)
I got a few e-mails asking about the status of Kinston 1B Beau Mills after he left Saturday's game early with an apparent injury. Per the Indians, he left the game in the third inning because of tightness in his quad muscle and was removed for precautionary reasons.
Aeros Swept Again, Fall 3-2 in Finale
August 24, 2008   (0 comments)
IF/OF Jared Head was sent back to Kinston corresponding move was made at Akron as they still only have 23 players. This could be a move in anticipation of activating LaPorta who is expected to be back early this coming week.
Cats One Better Again, Nip Aeros 3-2
NEW BRITAIN, CT – Dustin Martin hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth, lifting New Britain to a 3-2...
August 23, 2008   (0 comments)
Edell Quietly Making Some Noise
When people talk about who the Indians top left-handed pitching prospects, the talk usually centers around names like David Huff, Tony Sipp, and Kelvin De La Cruz.
One left-hander in the Indians system who often gets overlooked in those conversations is Akron's Ryan Edell. Edell does not have dominating stuff, and he is more a grinder in the rotation where he gets the job done without doing...
August 23, 2008   (0 comments)
Winfree Homer Leads Cats Past Aeros, 3-2
NEW BRITAIN, CT – David Winfree hit a two-run homer, his fourth in as many games against Akron, and New Britain held off a late rally to earn a 3-2 win over the Aeros before 6,058 fans at New Britain Stadium Friday night. The Rock Cats improved to 56-74 while the Aeros fell to 75-58. Harrisburg also won Friday, meaning Akron’s magic number to clinch...
August 22, 2008   (0 comments)
Herrmann Sublime in 4-2 Win
Hodges Now Tied for Second in Single-Season RBI Race
NORWICH, CT – Frank Herrmann carried a one-hit shutout into the eighth and two big swings from Wes Hodges and Bronson Sardinha provided all the offense in Akron’s 4-2 triumph over Connecticut before 4,068 fans at Dodd Stadium Thursday night. The Aeros improved to 75-57 and cut their magic number down...
August 21, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Mills Making Case For MVP
"Minor Happenings" covers the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. While most of the information in this report is from my own research and through interviews I have conducted with organizational personnel, some information in this report is collected and summarized from the various news outlets that cover each team.
Things get back to normal today as Happenings posts...
August 21, 2008   (0 comments)
Akron made a few moves today, activating catcher Doug Pickens to fill the backup catching void left open when Armando Camacaro was assigned to Buffalo on Tuesday night. Wyatt Toregas was expected to be activated off the disabled list today, but he still was having some problems with his elbow inflammation. Also, in a surprise move of sorts, outfielder Jose Constanza was moved off the roster and utility...
August 20, 2008   (0 comments)
Aeros Blanked 8-0 as Woes Continue
August 19, 2008   (0 comments)
Pontius Learns From Inconsistent Season
It has been a season of ups and downs for Lake County right-handed reliever Mike Pontius. A Jekll and Hyde kind of year.
"It has been a good season," said Pontius in a recent interview. "Lots of ups and downs, and it has been a very good learning experience. It has been both tough and good, but that is what baseball is about."
Pontius started the year in Lake County and through nine...
August 19, 2008   (0 comments)
Kinston Falls 8-4
Potomac scored seven runs in the top of the third inning, going on to beat Kinston 8-4 Monday night at Historic Grainger Stadium.
The Nationals sent 12 men to the plate in the third inning, getting seven hits and seven runs against Kinston starter Kelvin De La Cruz. De La Cruz (3-2) was uncharacteristically wild, walking a season high five batters through 2 2/3 innings...
August 18, 2008   (0 comments)
Got a few e-mails asking why Eric Berger was removed suddenly from the game yesterday.
Berger has an oblique strain and is day-to-day. He injurred himself in the early stages of the game while trying to field a bunt. Given our experience with this injury to players on the major league roster, I'd say that since there are only about 3 weeks left in the season (including playoffs) his season...
August 18, 2008   (0 comments)
For all you Buffalo fans, while it has easily been a forgettable season you will get a good treat this week. DH Travis Hafner is scheduled to make two plate appearances and 2B Josh Barfield will play six innings or get three at bats (whichever comes first) on Monday night in Buffalo. Catcher Victor Martinez is scheduled to catch six innings on Tuesday night. The extent of their stay is unknown, but...
August 17, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Miller's Season Is Over
"Minor Happenings" covers the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. While most of the information in this report is from my own research and through interviews I have conducted with organizational personnel, some information in this report is collected and summarized from the various news outlets that cover each team.
Here is a quick regular version of Minor Happenings...
August 17, 2008   (0 comments)
Cats Power Past Aeros 3-2
Barfield Finishes 0-2
AKRON, OH – New Britain slugged two early home runs and the Aeros could not overcome a two-run deficit as they fell to the Rock Cats 3-2 before 6,392 fans at Canal Park Saturday night. The Aeros (73-55) dropped to two games behind division-leading Bowie, while New Britain improved to 53-72.
The Rock Cats jumped on Akron starter...
August 16, 2008   (0 comments)
Rock Cats Toss 3-Hitter, Blank Akron 6-0
Martinez Goes 0-2 with a Walk on the Night
AKRON, OH – Yohan Pino held the Aeros to just one hit over eight innings as New Britain blanked Akron 6-0 loss on the final Fireworks Friday of the season before a sellout crowd of 9,027 fans at Canal Park. The Aeros fell to 73-54, while the Rock Cats upped their record to 52-72.
The Rock...
August 15, 2008   (0 comments)
CLEVELAND, OH --- The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed RHP TREY HALEY, their 2nd round selection from the 2008 First-Year Player Draft (76th pick overall).
Haley, 18, went 8-2 w/a 1.55 ERA in 13 games (50IP, 23H, 34BB, 98K) during his spring season this year at Central Heights High School in Nacogdoches, Texas. The 6-4, 190 lb hard-throwing...
August 15, 2008   (0 comments)
With the Indians signing of fifth rounder RHP Zach Putnam yesterday, I thought I would take the time to provide some thoughts on him. I was able to get into contact with an amateur scout for an AL club this morning and this is what he had to say about him:
August 15, 2008   (0 comments)
Martin Deals in 2-1 Win
Barfield Goes 0-2 on the Night
AKRON, OH – Akron starter J.D. Martin was terrific in his fifth start of the season and the Aeros got on the board early to earn a 2-1 win over Connecticut before 4,703 fans at Canal Park Thursday night. The Aeros (73-53) salvaged the final game of this three-game set and avoided their longest losing streak of the season, while...