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July 15, 2009   (0 comments)
I got an e-mail this morning from Jay over at LGT asking if Lonnie Chisenhall's consecutive errorless streak was still alive. In all honesty, I was not aware of the errorless streak though was aware he is still in the midst of a 14-game hitting streak. So, my curiosity was more than piqued.
After researching it Chisenhall in fact is in the midst of a 27-game errorless streak at High-A Kinston....
July 15, 2009   (0 comments)
olumbus: Off day
Akron: Off day
Kinston: Alexander Perez at Frederick @ 7:00 pm
Lake County: Chris Jones vs. Ashville @ 7:00 pm
Mahoning Valley: Kyle Smith vs. Staten Island @ 7:05 pm
AZL Indians: Off da
July 15, 2009   (0 comments)
Columbus and Akron were off for the All Star break.
Chisenhall Homers, Kinston Falls 7-5
Lonnie Chisenhall provided the early pop in the top of the first inning for his second homer in as many days, but Frederick would comeback to win a see-saw affair 7-5 to even up the series at one apiece.
Chisenhall (2-for-5) extended his season long hitting streak to 14 games with his team-leading...
July 14, 2009   (0 comments)
The Eastern League All Star Game will be carried live on the Akron Aeros’ flagship station, Fox Sports 1350 AM. The broadcast begins at 6:35 p.m. with the pre-game show, and first pitch for the game is slated for 7:05 p.m. Trenton Thunder broadcasters Steve Rudenstein and Jared Smith will call the action from Waterfront Park in Trenton. Fans out of radio range can listen online at
July 14, 2009   (0 comments)
Short-season Single-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers right-handed pitcher Marty Popham was named the New York Penn League's Pitcher of the Week for his performance against Auburn last week. Popham pitched a career high seven innings, gave up no hits, while striking out a career high nine batters and walking one. On the season, Popham is 2-0 with a 1.57 ERA, and has pitched 23 innings, surrendering 13...
July 14, 2009   (0 comments)
strong>Columbus: All-Star Break
Akron: All-Star Break
Kinston: Eric Berger at Frederick @ 7:00 pm
Lake County: Trey Haley vs. Ashville @ 7:00 pm
Mahoning Valley: Marty Popham vs. Staten Island @ 5:05 pm
AZL Indians: Joseph Colon at Rangers @ 7:00 pm MS
July 14, 2009   (0 comments)
Ghosts of Prospects Past: Ray Fosse
For all the Indians
July 14, 2009   (0 comments)
Columbus is off for the All Star break and Mahoning Valley had a scheduled off day.
Aeros Falter Again, Lose 7-5
The Erie SeaWolves took three of four games from the Aeros in the final series before the All-Star Break. Monday’s 7-5 loss was a season-high 5th straight loss for Akron. The Aeros head to the break with a 56-35 record.
The Aeros got right to work and put two runs...
July 13, 2009   (0 comments)
Cid Is A True Diamond In The Rough
When you go mining for talent in Latin America, you are dipping into a realm where scouting is put to the ultimate test.
International scouting, particularly the scouting of Latin countries involves applying the longest projection any organization has to make on a potential signee. Since most of the major Latin American signings occur when the players are 16-years old, teams are lining up to...
July 13, 2009   (0 comments)
Lake County was off on Sunday.
Louisville sweeps Clippers into All-Star break
Louisville completed a three-game sweep of Columbus 8-4 in the final game before the All-Star break.
Things looked good early for the Clippers as starter Kenny Ray retired the side in order in the first two innings. The Clippers produced back-to-back third inning doubles from Tony Graffanino and Jordan...
July 12, 2009   (0 comments)
strong>Columbus: Ken Ray at Louisville @ 1:05 pm
Akron: Michael Tejera at Erie @ 1:05 pm
Kinston: Michael McGuire vs. Potomac @ 2:00 pm
Lake County: Off day
Mahoning Valley: Preston Guilmet at Batavia @ 5:05 pm
AZL Indians: Mike Rayl vs. Padres @ 7:00 pm MS
July 12, 2009   (0 comments)
Clippers fall just short
Louisville beat the Clippers 7-6 in ten innings to ensure a fourth series victory over Columbus this season. Clippers starter Zach Jackson couldn't keep the Bats off of the board, allowing single runs in the first two innings and Wes Bankston hit a two-run homer in the third. It was Bankston's second homer of the game. A Craig Tatum blast off Jackson in the fourth made...
July 11, 2009   (0 comments)
Triple-A Columbus outfielder Jordan Brown extended his hitting streak to 11 games in the Clippers 5-4 loss in Louisville. Brown went 2-for-5 with a 2B and RBI and is 19-for-49 with 4 2B, HR, 7 RBI and 12 R during the run.
Right-hander Fausto Carmona made his second appearance this season with Columbus, going seven innings and giving up five runs on eight hits (2 BB, 2 K, 106/71 strikes).
July 11, 2009   (0 comments)
strong>Columbus: Zach Jackson at Louisville @ 6:05 pm
Akron: Ryan Edell at Erie @ 7:05 pm
Kinston: Jonathan Holt vs. Potomac @ 7:00 pm
Lake County: T.J. House at Hickory @ 7:00 pm
Mahoning Valley: Brett Brach at Batavia @ 7:05 pm
AZL Indians: Alexander Morales vs. Rangers @ 7:00 pm MS
July 11, 2009   (0 comments)
Carmona and Clippers fall
The Clippers opened a three-game road series in disappointment with a 5-4 loss to Louisville. Fausto Carmona was on his game for the first couple innings, recording all six outs via the ground ball.
Matt Maloney allowed three hits, but no runs for two innings, before the Clippers touched him for a pair runs in the third. Jordan Brown and Andy Marte each had...
July 10, 2009   (0 comments)
AKRON, OH – Aeros reliever Carlton Smith was added to the Eastern League All-Star team today, replacing teammate Vinnie Pestano who went on the disabled list with a right elbow strain. Smith will join first baseman Beau Mills, catcher Carlos Santana, left fielder Nick Weglarz, and pitcher Jeanmar Gomez on the Southern Division squad. The game will be played July 15th at WaterfrontPark in Trenton,...
July 10, 2009   (0 comments)
Kipnis Named 2009 Pac 10 Player of the Year
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Indians today announced they have signed their second round pick (63rd overall) from the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, OF JASON KIPNIS, out of Arizona State University.
The junior outfielder led the Sun Devils...
July 10, 2009   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Popham And Rondon Nearly Perfect
"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 little different format this week with Happenings...
July 10, 2009   (0 comments)
Clippers shut out Indianapolis
Trevor Crowe and Wes Hodges each drove in three runs for the Clippers. Chuck Lofgren pitched seven innings, allowing two hits. Frank Herrmann and Masa Kobayashi completed the second shutout of the season for the Clippers. The Clippers sent at least six batters to the plate in each of the first four innings. Hodges collected his first RBI in the opening inning when...
July 9, 2009   (0 comments)
Today, the Cleveland Indians announced they have activated RHP Rafael Betancourt from the 15-day DL. To make room for him, the Tribe sent down LHP Jeremy Sowers to AAA.