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May 31, 2011   (0 comments)
Photo Credit - MILB/Akron Aeros
The Aeros returned home for their longest home stand of the season. Eight games, against two teams, the Aeros played two four game sets against Harrisburg and Richmond, two teams they've yet to face this season. Harrisburg is the current Western Division leader in the Eastern League and Richmond is with Akron and Altoona in the middle cluster.
The series...
May 31, 2011   (0 comments)
Weather, sickness, and the holidays resulted in Paul Cousineau and I cancelling "Smoke Signals" last week and delaying the show this week, but we are back on the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk in another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST.
Tonight we will talk about the struggles of late for the Cleveland Indians where everything seems to be...
May 31, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: May 30, 2011
(photo: Lake County) Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Kyle Landis, RP, Akron: 3 IP, 4 K, S (1):
Kinston starter Clayton Cook and relief pitcher Kyle Landis combined to pitch a one-hitter yesterday. While Cook was extremely...
May 31, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/30: Clayton Cooks Wilmington
Clayton Cook (photo: Tony Lastoria) Cook Keeps K-Tribe Hot
Kinston put it all together from the mound and the plate, beating Wilmington 9-1 Monday afternoon in Kinston. The K-Tribe (25-24) has now won 11 of their last 13 games and are just 4
May 30, 2011   (0 comments)
The K-Tribe Chronicle: Winning with smoke and mirrors
(Photo: Kinston Indians) From the Reservation:
The Kinston Indians are winning ballgames. Sometimes, you just can't question the how, or the why baseball teams win, and this seems to be that kind of instance.
The Kinston offense, while finally starting to score runs, is still clearly one of the worst in the league. The Kinston pitching, while better than their offensively challenged...
May 30, 2011   (0 comments)
Chris Perez and the Indians are off to a
screaming start. (Photo: AP)
Please welcome new site columnist Kevin Dean to the fold. He will be writing about the Cleveland Indians and other topics throughout the season.
The Indians are officially four games away from being a third of the way through the regular season (no worries about any more rain outs over that span - four straight...
May 30, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/29: Blair a witch for Lake County
Kyle Blair (Photo: Lianna Holub)Enoy your Memorial Day everyone, and be sure to pay homage to all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
Blair Beats WhiteCaps 3-1
Kyle Blair tossed six scoreless innings and struck out a career high nine on Sunday afternoon at Classic Park for his third win of the season. Lake County defeated West Michigan 3-1 in front of 3,408 fans.
May 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians talented pitcher Alex White could be
out longer than expected. (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook
May 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: May 28
T. SturdevantAround the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Tyler Sturdevant-RP, Kinston: W (3), 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Sturdevant took over for Jones and ultimately kept the team in the game long enough for the offense to put up a...
May 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/28: Guilmet saves series win for K-Tribe
Guilmet (photo: Tony Lastoria) K-Tribe Takes Rubber Match With Dash
Kinston's bullpen pitched a beauty, as the K-Tribe took down Winston-Salem 5-2 Saturday night at Historic Grainger Stadium. With the win the K-Tribe takes the three game series from Winston-Salem, the fourth straight series win for the Indians. Kinston (24-24) is 10-2 in their last 12 games and just
May 28, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians have promoted High-A Kinston right-handed pitcher Adam Miller to Double-A Akron. In eight appearances with Kinston he went 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA (11.0 IP, 8 H, 5 BB, 14 K). Infielder Jared Goedert moved on in his Major League rehab assignment as he was reassigned from Akron to Triple-A Columbus. In eight games with Akron he hit .276 with 3 HR, 9 RBI, and a 1.044 OPS.
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May 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Alex Meyer (Photo: AP)?We are just a little over a week until the draft, and this year seems to be the draft where no one wants to claim the top spot. It's been up in the air all year and no one seems to be cementing their hold. This will be my first complete mock draft this year.
For this mock I am sticking with projected picks, not who I think should go or who is the best player available....
May 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: May 27, 2011
(photo: Akron Aeros)Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Matt Packer-SP, Akron Aeros: 7 IP, 4H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 K, W (2-5):
There wasn't a better story in the Tribe's system last season than Matt Packer. Packer went 9-7, with...
May 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/27: Another quality outing for Packer
Matt Packer (Photo: Tony Lastoria)Packer leads Aeros to win over Squirrels
The Akron Aeros banged out six hits, brought 10 men to the plate and scored six times in the bottom of the fourth inning as they went on to win game one of a four-game series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels 9-2 Friday at Canal Park.
Left-handed pitcher Matt Packer allowed just one earned run on four hits...
May 27, 2011   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Week 7
Record: 20-25
Game Results:
May 20th - Lake County @ Dayton (Win: Reichenbach)
May 21st - Lake County @ Dayton (Loss: Sarianides)
May 22nd - Lake County @ Dayton (Loss: Ehlert)
May 23rd - Lake County @ Dayton (Win: Encarnacion, Save: Striz)
May 24th - Lake County @ South Bend (Loss: Blair)
May 25th - Lake County @ South Bend (Game Postponed)
May 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 5/24 (Ep. 5)
"Indians Minor League Magazine" is a half hour program on the Cleveland Indians cable network SportsTime Ohio (STO) which airs weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:00-6:30 PM EST. The show recaps all of the highlights from the week that was in the Cleveland Indians farm system with lots of video, interviews, and in-studio guests.
The show recaps the week that was in the system and also features...
May 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/26: Abreu leads homer-happy K-Tribe to win
Abner Abreu (photo: Tony Lastoria) Kinston Holds Off Late Charging Dash
Kinston's bats made the trip back home, as the K-Tribe lit up the scoreboard for a second straight night, beating Winston-Salem 9-8 Thursday night at Historic Grainger Stadium. It was the fifth straight win for the K-Tribe, their longest win streak of the season. Kinston has now won nine of their last ten games.
May 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Fedroff is blazing hot in Akron
Tim Fedroff (Photo: Lianna Holub)"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which recaps 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.
May 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: May 25
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Bo Greenwell - LF, Kinston: 2-4, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB.
Greenwell has been struggling at the plate lately, as well as much of the Kinston offense, so it was nice to see Greenwell and the offense...
May 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/25: Frawley carries Kinston to sweep
Casey Frawley (Photo: Lianna Holub)Kinston gets first series sweep of the season
The bats had their biggest night of the season as Kinston banged out a 2011 best 13 runs on the way to a 13-7 victory at Potomac Wednesday night in Woodbridge, VA. It was Kinston