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July 31, 2008   (0 comments)
Just an FYI, but Minor Happenings will not post until Saturday morning again. I'm still on vacation and won't have time to complete it until late Friday.
For those wondering about Rob Bryson, he left the game on Sunday with discomfort in his elbow and shoulder. After on examination on Monday and Tuesday, he was placed on the disabled list with inflammation in his throwing shoulder. Tests have...
July 31, 2008   (0 comments)
Morris no-hits Grasshoppers for 6, bats come alive for Captains
LHP Ryan Morris spun 6 spectacular no-hit innings and the Lake County Captains had a rare power surge with 3HRs cruising to a 6-1 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at Classic Park.
Morris (8-4), coming off back-to-back starts in which he'd allowed a combined 11ER off 11 hits in 7 innings, retired the first 6 hitters...
July 30, 2008   (0 comments)
Crowe powers Bisons past Bulls
Trevor Crowe finished the night a double shy of the cycle as the Buffalo Bisons hung on to beat the Durham Bulls 8-7 on Tuesday night.
Crowe, in just his 5th game with the Bisons, got his first multi-hit game at the AAA level off to a good start in the first inning leading off with a single against Rays prospect Jeff Niemann (7-5) and coming around to...
July 29, 2008   (0 comments)
2008 Draftees power Scrappers past Spikes
Lonnie Chisenhall and Jeremie Tice both homered to lead the Mahoning Valley Scrappers to a 7-6 win over State College Spikes on Monday night.
Chisenhall, the Indians 1st round pick (29th overall) in the 2008 draft, got the Scrappers on the board in the first inning. After back-to-back walks to 2B Isaias Velasquez and DH Cord Phelps, Chisenhall...
July 28, 2008   (0 comments)
Indians Bring In Good Haul For Blake, Perdomo
On Saturday, the Indians completed two trades, with the headliner seeing third baseman Casey Blake being sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league right-hander John Meloan and catcher Carlos Santana. In the other trade, the Indians traded right-hander Luis Perdomo for right-hander Anthony Reyes. Here is a quick breakdown of the two deals below:
Casey Blake for John Meloan and Carlos...
July 28, 2008   (0 comments)
Jackson's Thriller pitches Herd past Knights
LHP Zach Jackson is a former first round pick and was traded for a reigning Cy Young award winner - maybe the change of scenery is starting to show us why! Jackson retired the first 16 batters he faced on his way to 6 scoreless innings leading the Buffalo Bisons to a 5-0 win over the Charlotte Knights.
Jackson (2-0), making only his 6th appearance...
July 27, 2008   (0 comments)
The Buffalo Bisons today announced that RHP Jon Meloan and INF Walter Diaz have been placed on the team's active roster for Sunday's game in Charlotte against the Charlotte Knights (5:15 p.m.). Meloan was acquired by the Cleveland Indians yesterday in the Casey Blake trade. Diaz has been promoted from Single-A Mahoning Valley.
Meloan and Diaz will fill the roster spots as INF Andy Gonzalez...
July 27, 2008   (0 comments)
Huff dominates for Herd, Bisons 2-hit Charlotte
David Huff combined with Jeff Stevens, Rich Rundles and Randy Newsom on a 2-hit shutout of the Charlotte Knights on Saturday, leading the Bisons to a 4-0 win just a day after the Herd had allowed a season high 19 hits.
Huff, making his 10th start for the Bisons, was masterful again; he faced the minimum through 4 innings after Knights DH...
July 26, 2008   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has acquired CA CARLOS SANTANA & RHP JON MELOAN from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for INF CASEY BLAKE & cash.
Santana, 22, has spent the entire 2008 season with the Inland Empire 66ers of the A California League. The switch-hitting catcher is batting .323 (113-350) with 88 runs scored, 34 doubles, 4 triples, 14HR and 96 RBI in 99...
July 26, 2008   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has acquired RHP ANTHONY REYES from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for RHP LUIS PERDOMO.
Reyes, 26, has split the 2008 season between the St. Louis bullpen and AAA Memphis rotation. He was on the Cardinals’ opening day roster and posted a mark of 2-1 w/a save and a 4.91 ERA in 10 relief outings (14.2IP, 16H, 8R/ER, 2HR, 3BB, 10K), recoding...
July 26, 2008   (0 comments)
Just got back from my all morning visit in Winter Haven with the GCL Indians. After yesterday's game the Indians sent catcher Matt McBride to Kinston. He is on his way there right now and should be activated sometime in the next day or so. First baseman Todd Martin will also be sent to Kinston today after the game.
I had a chance to speak with manager Rouglas Odor and pitching coach Steve Lyons...
July 26, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Crowe Flies To Buffalo
"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.
As mentioned the other day in a piece on Mahoning Valley...
July 26, 2008   (0 comments)
Lewis pitches Aeros past Mets to stop skid
LHP Scott Lewis worked 7 sparkling innings to lead the Akron Aeros to a 5-1 win over the Binghamton Mets on Friday night at Canal Park snapping a 2 game losing streak.
Lewis, making only his 10th start of the year after suffering a strained lat in spring training, improved his record to 5-2 allowing just the lone run off 5 hits with a walk...
July 25, 2008   (0 comments)
The Buffalo Bisons today announced that OF Trevor Crowe has been promoted from Double-A Akron. To make room on the roster, OF Jason Tyner was released.
Crowe, 24, was hitting .323 (64-198) with 16 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs and 28RBI in 49 games with the Aeros. He also had 27 walks and a .404 on-base percentage. He hit .400 (42-105) with 10 doubles, four home runs and 24RBI in 25 June...
July 25, 2008   (0 comments)
Aeros season on a downward Curve?!
The Akron Aeros continued to scuffle Thursday afternoon, falling by a score of 3-1 to the Altoona Curve at Blair County Ballpark. The loss sent the Aeros to a 4-1 series defeat and saw their record fall to 2-7 since the AA All-Star break.
Akron actually got on the board first in the 2nd inning as Matt Whitney launched a solo HR (#9) to left-field off...
July 24, 2008   (0 comments)
Trevor Crowe has been promoted to AAA Buffalo following the Aeros 3-1 defeat to Altoona on Thursday afternoon.
July 24, 2008   (0 comments)
Tice Powers His Way Into The Pros
Editor's Note: Minor Happenings will not post today as Tony is in transit to Florida. Minor Happenings will post first thing this Saturday morning with all the updates on the farm and what he is doing in Florida.
It has already been almost two months since baseball
July 24, 2008   (0 comments)
De La Cruz pitches K-Tribe past Nationals
Impressive Debut for 20-year old LHP
LHP Kelvin De La Cruz pitched effectively into the 6th inning and the Indians infield smacked around Potomac pitching to send the K-Tribe to a 6-4 win over the Nationals at Pfitzner Stadium.
Kinston jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead on 5 straight one-out singles by Beau Mills, Nick Weglarz, Jared...
July 23, 2008   (0 comments)
Just a quick mid-day update. No news....just a quick update on the site.
As I have alluded to over the last week, tonight I head out for a two week trip that is part vacation and part baseball related. During this time, I may be slow to respond to e-mails and comments here on the site, especially for the next 24-36 hours while I make my way down to Florida. But, as always, I will respond...
July 23, 2008   (0 comments)
K-Tribe blanked by Nationals
De La Cruz to make Kinston debut Wednesday at noon
RHP Hector Rondon will not want to see the Potomac Nationals again this season. Rondon was roughed up for 6 runs on 7 hits in 5 innings of work to fall to 8-5 on the season as the Kinston Indians were shut-out 8-0 in Woodbridge, Virginia on Tuesday night. Rondon has now taken 3 of his 5 losses at the hands...