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September 7, 2009   (0 comments)
The Indians will make a roster move on Tuesday, a move expected to be the final move of the season where they will purchase the contract of infielder Niuman Romero and call him up to Cleveland.
First off, congrats to Romero. He is realizing his dream to get a big league shot, so I wish him the best and have no ill will toward him.
That said, with this move, outfielder/first baseman...
September 7, 2009   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled CA LOU MARSON from AAA Columbus. Marson will wear #30 and becomes the 31st member of the Major League roster.
Marson, 23, has split most of the 2009 season at the Triple A level between AAA Lehigh Valley & AAA Columbus in the International League where he has hit at a combined .277 (87-314) with 18 doubles, 2HR & 33 RBI in 91 games (42RS,...
September 7, 2009   (0 comments)
inal day of the regular season.
Columbus: Hector Rondon vs. Toledo @ 5:05 pm (final game)
Akron: Scott Barnes vs. Erie @ 1:35 pm (playoffs begin Wed)
Kinston: Nick Hagadone at Potomac @ 1:05 pm (final game if loss or Salem win)
Lake County: Alexander Morales at Hagerstown @ 7:05 pm (final game)
Mahoning Valley: Off (playoffs begin Tues at Brooklyn @ 7:00 pm)
September 7, 2009   (1 comments)
The 2009 New York-Penn Leagheduled to begin on Tuesday evening, September 8. In one semi-final series, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers will take on the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets) while in the other semi-final series, the Staten Island Yankees (Yankees) take on the Lowell Spinners (Red Sox). Each semi-final series is a best of 3 format to be followed by a championship series also with a best of 3 format....
September 7, 2009   (0 comments)
Camacaro’s Dash Paces Aeros in 4-3 Victory
Armando Camacaro scored all the way from first on a delayed steal in the bottom of the seventh, and that run proved to be the difference in Akron’s 4-3 triumph over Erie before 7,270 fans at Canal Park Sunday afternoon. The Aeros climbed a season-high 35 games over .500 with their seventh straight win, improving to 88-53 and tying the 2003 club...
September 6, 2009   (0 comments)
strong>Columbus: Yohan Pino vs. Toledo @ 5:05 pm
Akron: Connor Graham vs. Erie @ 1:35 pm
Kinston: Paolo Espino at Potomac @ 1:00 pm
Lake County: T.J. House at Hagerstown @ 7:05 pm
Mahoning Valley: Preston Guilmet vs. State College @ 5:05 pm
AZL Indians: Season ove
September 6, 2009   (0 comments)
Drennan powers Aeros to walk off win
John Drennen sparked the tying two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth and then boomed a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th as Akron defeated Erie 5-4 in front of 8,346 fans at Canal Park Saturday night. The Aeros won their sixth straight and climbed a season-high 34 games over .500 at 87-53, tying the 2006 club for the third most wins in franchise...
September 5, 2009   (0 comments)
Clippers nip Mud Hens
Columbus scored last in see-saw 12-11 win over Toledo in the final road game of season.
The Clippers got on the board in the second, scoring five runs off Josh Rainwater to support
Ryan Edell's drive for his first Triple-A win. Edell coughed up three runs in the bottom of the inning and another in the third to make it a one-run game.
Columbus put...
September 4, 2009   (0 comments)
Aeros catcher Carlos Santana has been named Eastern League Most Valuable Player, the league announced today. It is Santana’s second straight league MVP award, as he also claimed the honor last year in the California League. The native of Santo Domingo, DR becomes only the third Aero to be named EL MVP, joining Jordan Brown in 2007 and Victor Martinez in 2002.
“Carlos has had an extremely...
September 4, 2009   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Akron Racks Up Season Ending Awards
"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.
First off, as mentioned in yesterday's special edition...
September 4, 2009   (0 comments)
Toledo homer beats Clippers
Mike Hessman's homer, the 200th of his Triple-A career, sent Columbus down to defeat 4-2. The Clippers lost to Toledo for the seventh consecutive time.
Chuck Lofgren struggled against the Mud Hens this season, with three losses in as many starts, but Thursday he tossed five shutout innings while the Clippers built a 2-0 lead.
In the sixth, Lofgren...
September 3, 2009   (0 comments)
Double-A Akron right-handed starter Jeanmar Gomez has been named Eastern League Pitcher of the Year. The announcement was made today, and he is just the second Akron pitcher to win the award, following Adam Miller in 2006.
"There are many variables in developing into a Major League starting pitcher, and Jeanmar continues to check them off the list," Indians Director of Player Development Ross...
September 3, 2009   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Phelps An On-Base Machine
"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.
Today is a special edition of Minor Happenings recapping...
September 3, 2009   (0 comments)
Aeors pull away late
Akron overcame a pair of deficits and used a four-run explosion in the top of the seventh to take the lead for good, defeating Altoona 9-6 before 3,827 fans at Blair County Ballpark Wednesday night. The Aeros improved to a season-high 31 games over .500 at 84-53, while the Curve dropped to 60-77.
Altoona opened the scoring in the bottom of the first with a pair of...
September 2, 2009   (0 comments)
Akron Aeros skipper Mike Sarbaugh has been named Eastern League Manager of the Year, the league announced today. Sarbaugh, who was tabbed as the best managerial prospect in the league this season by Baseball America, has led Akron to a league-best 83-53 record while clinching the regular-season Southern Division title for the first time since 2006. The Aeros also became the first team in the 86-year...
September 2, 2009   (0 comments)
As you can see, left-hander Nick Hagadone makes his High-A Kinston debut tonight. He should still will be on a 3 inning or 50 pitch count.
Columbus: Hector Rondon vs. Louisville @ 7:05 pm
Akron: Scott Barnes at Altoona @ 6:05 pm
Kinston: Nick Hagadone at Frederick @ 7:05 pm
Lake County: Kaimi Mead at Delmarva @ 7:05 pm
Mahoning Valley: Clayton Cook (Games 1) vs....
September 2, 2009   (0 comments)
Courtesy of the Indians
In the first year as the Arizona League Indians at Goodyear Ballpark, the team finished with a 24-32 (.429) overall record. The AZL Indians offense finished with the 3rd best batting average in the league with .278 and piled up the 2nd most hits with 561. The pitching staff posted the 4th highest strikeouts in the league with 525 and tied for 2nd with three shutouts.
September 2, 2009   (0 comments)
Newcomers Pino and Webb lead Clippers to victory
The Clippers evened the series by downing the Louisville Bats 9-2 score at Huntington Park Tuesday.
Yohan Pino, who was acquired by Cleveland in the Carl Pavano trade, started for Columbus and threw seven strong innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out eight batters. Frank Herrmann and another new Clipper, Juan Salas each...
September 1, 2009   (0 comments)
Chisenhall More Than Steady At Hot Corner
There have been a lot of surprise performances this year in the Indians farm system. Arguably one of the more notable surprises is the emergence of Double-A Akron third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall as a legit frontline prospect in the Indians organization and one of the top prospects in all of the minor leagues.
Some may ask, how can Chisenhall be the biggest surprise when he was a Top 10 guy...
September 1, 2009   (0 comments)
With rosters expanding from 25 to 40 today, according to agent Josh Kusnick the Indians have purchased the contract of Triple-A Columbus outfielder Michael Brantley and added him to the active roster. As noted earlier, Triple-A Columbus right-handed starter Carlos Carrasco will also be added today and make his major league debut against Detroit.
Brantley's callup now suggests that DH Travis...