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August 28, 2008   (0 comments)
Aeros and Curve Rained Out Wednesday
AKRON, OH – Wednesday’s game between the Aeros and the Altoona Curve was postponed by rain, and as a result, the clubs will play a doubleheader starting 6:05 p.m. Thursday. The twin bill will consist of two seven-inning games, with a 20-minute intermission between games one and two.
Any fans with tickets to Wednesday’s game can use their...
August 27, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Gaub Strikes Out The Competition
"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.
In the same vein of the GCL and Kinston recaps posted...
August 27, 2008   (0 comments)
Akron catcher Wyatt Toregas was activated off the disabled list.
- Buffalo lost 9-1. Lefty John Halama went seven innings and gave up nine runs (seven earned), and outfielder Trevor Crowe went 1-for-3 with a walk.
- Akron won 5-1 and clinched a tie for a playoff spot. Righy J.D. Martin continues to dominate, going six innings and allowing just one run. Erik Stiller, Tony Sipp, and Scott...
August 26, 2008   (0 comments)
KINSTON – Kinston Indian’s first baseman Beau Mills is the 2008 Carolina League MVP. Mills leads the Carolina League with 21 homeruns and 90 RBI. Cleveland’s first round draft pick in 2007, Mills is eighth in the Carolina League with a .293 batting average. Mills is also second in the CL in extra base hits (58), third in hits (141), fifth in slugging percentage (.506) and runs scored (78). Mills...
August 26, 2008   (0 comments)
Got this from the Huntsville GM, Matt LaPorta's prior team before being dealt to the Indians in July. I figured some who read this site may be into the collectible thing or may know someone who is. Please pass this on, as it is for a good cause. And yes, his name is legit.
I don't know what the interest is in Cleveland, however we are in the middle of a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy...
August 26, 2008   (0 comments)
The Indians will be sending the following players to the Arizona Fall League to play for the Surprise Rafters (play begins Oct. 7th):
Lake County Pitching Coach Ruben Niebla will be a coach for Surprise. The Indians are expected to have another player participate...
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...