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August 21, 2009   (0 comments)
Akron was rained out on Thursday.
Toledo dominates Columbus
Toledo again used the homer to beat the Clippers 10-1 at Huntington Park in front of a record-setting crowd.
Scott Lewis took the mound for the first time in Triple-A this season, trying to work his way back to full health, but got through only two innings. Toledo touched him up for four runs in the second, three of...
August 20, 2009   (0 comments)
strong>Columbus: Scott Lewis vs. Toledo @ 7:05 pm
Akron: Connor Graham vs. Bowie @ 7:05 pm
Kinston: Bryan Price vs. Myrtle Beach @ 7:05 pm
Lake County: T.J. House at Delmarva @ 7:00 pm
Mahoning Valley: Preston Guilmet at Hudson Valley @ 7:05 pm
AZL Indians: Kirk Wetmore vs. Mariners @ 7:00 pm MS
August 20, 2009   (0 comments)
Young Goes From Suspect To Prospect
If you want an example of one of the biggest prospect surprises of the year, look no further than at left-handed starter Russell Young.
As a 28th round pick by the Indians in the 2008 Draft out of Dartmouth, Young seemed better off using that Ivy League education for a well-paying job right out of college than the pursuit of an illustrious baseball career. But where he is at right now is an...
August 20, 2009   (0 comments)
Mud Hens nip Clippers
The Columbus Clippers returned home with a 7-6 loss to the Toledo Mud Hens Wednesday night.
Lou Marson hit his first home run as a Clipper and added a RBI double in the loss. Ryan Edell pitched four and a third innings for the Clippers. He allowed four earned runs on seven hits, walked three and struck out four.
Dontrelle Willis made his first rehab start...
August 19, 2009   (0 comments)
Two quick notes:
- Outfielder/first baseman Matt LaPorta has been called up by the Indians today. The move came as a result of outfielder Trevor Crowe going on the disabled list with a right internal oblique strain.
- High-A Kinston right-handed pitcher Alexander Perez is set to return to the rotation after a three week shutdown. He will make a start for Kinston on Saturday in Wilmington,...
August 19, 2009   (0 comments)
Knapp Settles In With Indians
It has been three weeks since the Indians traded ace left-hander and reigning American League CY Young award winner Cliff Lee to the Philadelphia Phillies for four young prospects. While Indians fans are still a bit unsettled by the deal, all of the players the Indians received in return from the Phillies for Lee have now had a chance to settle into their new organization.
One of those payers...
August 19, 2009   (0 comments)
Lake County and Mahoning Valley had scheduled off days on Tuesday night.
Hens beat Clippers 8-7
Toledo rallied to beat the Clippers 8-7, taking both games of the series in the Glass City.
Columbus started the scoring in the third with a long ball from Josh Barfield. Barfield drove a three-run bomb out to left field for a 3-0 lead, but it didn't last long. Hector Rondon, who had...
August 18, 2009   (0 comments)
A few quick notes today:
- First off, I will be on "Minor League Magazine" tonight for a segment on STO's weekly minor league wrapup show. The show airs at 6pm tonight, though is re-aired several times throughout the week. I am actually going down for the taping at 12:45pm today. I'll be on for a segment, which usually goes 6-8 minutes and we'll likely talk about some of my travels, the White...
August 18, 2009   (0 comments)
No, that is not a misprint. Indians top left-handed pitching prospect Kelvin De La Cruz is back in action tonight for the AZL Indians.
Columbus: Hector Rondon at Toledo @ 7:05 pm
Akron: Eric Berger vs. Bowie @ 7:05 pm
Kinston: Russell Young vs. Myrtle Beach @ 7:05 pm (GM 1), Bryce Stowell (GM 2)
Lake County: Off day
Mahoning Valley: All star break
AZL Indians:...
August 18, 2009   (0 comments)
More on this soon, but 2009 1st round pick Alex White has signed.
EDIT: 12:18 AM: Baseball America is reporting White signed for $2.25M.
This is a deal that came down to the final hour, but still something was expected to get done regardless. This was typical agent-team-player drama carried out until the last possible moment for the player to get the last dollar or the team to hold...
August 18, 2009   (0 comments)
Toledo homers past Columbus 8-4
The Toledo Mud Hens clobbered their way to an 8-4 victory over the Clippers Monday night. Columbus flexed their muscles in the second against Hens starter Ruddy Lugo when Stephen Head hit his third homer in his last four games for a brief 1-0 lead. Mike Hessman had his say in the fourth with a Herculean blast off Chuck Lofgren to tie the game. Toledo snatched...
August 17, 2009   (0 comments)
strong>Columbus: Chuck Lofgren vs. at Toledo @ 7:05 pm
Akron: Off day
Kinston: Off day
Lake County: Nick Hagadone vs. Rome @ 7:00 pm
Mahoning Valley: All Star Break
AZL Indians: Alexander Morales vs. Angels @ 7:00 pm MS
August 17, 2009   (0 comments)
Morris Down, But Not Out
They often say bad things come in threes.
That was the case for High-A left-handed starting pitching Ryan Morris as he went through a season this year that had a lot of strange injuries and incidents before recently being shut down for the year because of a shoulder injury.
A 4th round pick by the Indians in the 2006 Draft out of high school, Morris had been progressing nicely through...
August 17, 2009   (0 comments)
Columbus downs Indianapolis 4-2
The Clippers salvaged the final game of the series at Huntington Park. The scoring started in the fourth for the Indians. Brian Myrow opened the inning with a double, moving to third on a groundout and Tagg Bozied singled to score Myrow. Neil Walker doubled to bring Bozied home and put the Indians up 2-0.
The Clippers came right back in the bottom of...
August 16, 2009   (0 comments)
There are some really cool blogs out there that focus on swing analysis, innovative stats to projects players stats, and some that give a bird's eye view of a player through a scouting perspective. is one of those sites where Mike Newman focuses only on the top prospects that come through the South Atlantic League and writes a report on them. Be sure to click on the referenced...
August 16, 2009   (0 comments)
strong>Columbus: Carlos Carrasco vs. Indianapolis @ 5:05 pm
Akron: Josh Tomlin at New Britain @ 1:35 pm
Kinston: Paolo Espino at Salem @ 6:00 pm
Lake County: Jason Knapp vs. Rome @ 1:05 pm
Mahoning Valley: Vidal Nuno vs. Lowell @ 5:05 pm
AZL Indians: Jose Campos vs. Dodgers @ 7:00 pm MS
August 16, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians quiet Clippers 7-0
Indianapolis blanked the Clippers 7-0 Saturday night at Huntington Park.
Indians starter Daniel McCutchen pitched six strong innings and Jeremy Powell pitched the final three to shut out the Clippers. The Clippers managed seven hits by seven different Clippers on the night.
The Indians began their scoring in the second. After a single by Neil Walker,...
August 15, 2009   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Several Affiliates In Payoff Hunt
"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 case you missed the abbreviated part one to Happenings...
August 15, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians crush Clippers 14-5
The Indianapolis Indians routed the Clippers 14-5 Friday night at Huntington Park.
The Indians put together a seven-run first inning and a six-run fifth in the victory. The Clippers tied a season-high with four errors.
Kenny Ray started for Columbus. After a double and walk, Jeff Clement launched a three-run homer in the first inning. Two errors, three...
August 14, 2009   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Knapp, Hagadone Impress Tribe Officials
"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.
A lot of material to share again this week, this time...