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June 29, 2011   (0 comments)
The K-Tribe Chronicle
(Photo: Kinston Indians) From the Reservation:
The Kinston Indians entered the second half rolling through the Carolina League like a buzz-saw. They came from the absolute oblivion after the first month of the season to nearly steal the first half title.
Still, it seemed at times as though manager Aaron Holbert was winning games thanks to some sort of voodoo thanks to an offense that...
June 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 28
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.
Bryson Myles: CF, Mahoning Valley: 2-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 SB (5):
Myles is just lighting up the New York/Penn League in his first season with the Scrappers. He's built like a tank, but...
June 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/28: Kipnis homers twice, Clippers win
Jason Kipnis (Photo: IPI)Kipnis, Clippers homer past Mudhens
The Clippers took advantage of a friendly breeze out towards straightaway center field to power their way past Toledo, 5-4.
The teams hit a combined five home runs - two of which came off the bat of Jason Kipnis.
In the third inning, the Clippers jumped ahead 2-0 thanks to solo shots from both Kipnis and Paul Phillips.
June 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Kyle Bellows (Photo Credit - Lianna Holub)The Aeros got a big sweep this weekend over Reading, a team that has seemingly had their number this year. It was much needed after dropping two of three to Binghamton, following a week were they toiled around in last place.
Akron is now in fourth, but still remain seven games back of first.
It was an excellent week for the bullpen as you will...
June 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I were unable to get on the air last night due to some last minute schedule conflicts, so we will instead be back the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk in another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST.
The Indians are on a 9-game road trip playing through interleague play and trying to survive what has the potential to be a disaster...
June 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/27: Webb delivers late for Akron
Donnie Webb (Photo: Lianna Holub)Aeros Walk-Off On Webb
June 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Let the Lonnie Chisenhall Era begin. The Indians have called up Triple-A third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall to Cleveland and have designated infielder Adam Everett for assignment. With the move Chisenhall will become the unquestioned starter at third base and it also means Jack Hannahan will move more into a utility role. Chisenhall is reportedly already in Arizona and will probably be in the starting...
June 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers is a weekly Monday morning installment that explores the week that was for Triple-A Columbus.
This particular week featured a whole lot of Lonnie Chisenhall, who returned from the disabled list in a big way. The offensive firepower didn't only come from Chisenhall, though. As has come to be expected, runs generally came early and often. There was quite a bit of roster...
June 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 26
A. MonsalveAround 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.
Alex Monsalve-C, Lake County: 2-for-6, 3 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K: Monsalve has knocked in a run in six of his last seven games. He has 13 hits in that span as well. The runs couldn't...
June 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/26: Monsalve powers Captains to a sweep
Alex Monsalve (Photo: IPI)Monsalve’s Blast Completes Sweep in 13 Innings
Alex Monsalve in the top of the 13th inning lifted the Captains to a 10-8 lead with a 2-run shot to left; it was his third of the season. Lake County defeated Fort Wayne 12-8 on Sunday afternoon, completing the sweep and winning their fourth in a row.
The Captains loaded the bases in the top of the first inning....
June 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Corey EmbreeThe Indians have signed 27th round pick infielder Evan Frazar. He should be assigned to rookie level Arizona or short season Single-A Mahoning Valley in the coming days.
The Indians also appear close to signing 47th round pick outfielder Corey Embree. Right now he is in wait-and-see mode as he sits tightly waiting for the Indians to make a contract offer to him. The Indians have...
June 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Cabrera is all but certain to attend his first
All star game next month (Photo: AP)
?? Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook
June 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/25: Rayl dominates in Captains win
Mike Rayl (Photo: Lianna Holub)Rayl Rolls Over TinCaps 9-3
Mike Rayl was nearly untouchable on Saturday night at Parkview Field as Lake County defeated Fort Wayne 9-3. Rayl (5-2) tossed six scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, striking out eight for his fifth win of the season.
The Captains took jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Carlos Moncrief doubled to right field...
June 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Dillon Howard, Indians 2nd Rd pickThis year's draft made a lot of Indians fans really jump on the idea of drafting high priced high school arms, like the Indians did when they drafted second rounder Dillon Howard.
I was very interested to see if this is really the best way to find Cy Young type pitchers, so I decided to take the last decade from 2000-2010 and come up with a way to find out...
June 25, 2011   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: Week One
The first week of the New York-Penn League is in the book and it's time for the Scrapperbook to get underway!
Where We Stand in Week One:
Overall Record: 5-3, Third place, 1 game behind Auburn.
Week One Games:
17 vs. Jamestown, L 3-9 (WP: J. Hodges; LP: J. Colon)
18 vs. Jamestown, W 4-3 (WP: H. Guerrero; LP: J. Urena; SV: K. Petter)
19 vs. Jamestown, W...
June 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 24
Lonnie Chisenhall
(photo: Columbus
Clippers)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.
What a HUGE night for Tribe prospects. It's not often writing this piece takes an hour-and-a-half, but today, it did. The funny thing is, I...
June 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/24: Lowery homers twice in Scrappers win
Jake Lowery (Photo: Lianna Holub)Bats Come Alive in Win Over Doubledays
Mahoning Valley hit three home runs and shut out Auburn through eight innings in a 9-3 win over the Doubledays.
Jake Lowery hit his first two home runs of the season and Aaron Siliga added his second as part of a 12-hit attack against Auburn
June 24, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians are making several moves today with some good and bad news. The good news is some pitchers like right-handers C.C. Lee and Tyler Sturdevant are being promoted. Lee is moving up to Triple-A Columbus and Sturdevant is moving up to Double-A Akron. Other promotions may be coming as well. The bad news is that some guys may be reassigned in the system to make room for these promotions, and...
June 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Z-Mac continues to impress
Zach McAllister (Photo: MiLB)"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.
June 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 23
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.
Jeanmar Gomez - SP, Columbus: (W, 7-2) 8 IP, 5 H, 4 BB, 5 K. Another not overly impressive start from Gomez, but a solid, quality outing nevertheless. In his last ten starts, he's 6-2 with a 2.23...