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September 10, 2009   (0 comments)
Instructional League opens up in Goodyear, AZ next week as players will report on Wednesday September 16th. Games will begin on Tuesday September 22 and last for a little over three weeks until Thursday October 15th.
All games are at 12:30PM unless noted
Monday21-SepTuesday22-SepTEX12:30 PMWednesday23-Sep@TEX12:30 PMThursday24-SepFriday25-SepSD12:30 PMSaturday26-Sep@CIN12:30...
September 10, 2009   (0 comments)
Tomlin Rolls Again as Aeros Take Game 1
Akron Leads Best-of-Five SDCS 1-0; Game 2 Thursday
Josh Tomlin dominated Reading for seven magnificent inning and the Aeros got huge contributions from the bottom third of the lineup, taking game one of the Southern Division Championship Series 9-4 in front of 2,646 fans at Canal Park Wednesday. Akron now leads the best-of-five series one game...
September 9, 2009   (0 comments)
The Indians short-season Single-A affiliate Mahoning Valley Scrappers took a commanding 1-0 series lead last night with a 3-1 victory over Brooklyn. It was a big road win where they now return home tonight for Game 2 and possible series clincher of the best-of-three series. Game time is at 7:05 p.m. EST at Eastwood Field with left-hander Vidal Nuno getting the start for the Scrappers.
The hero...
September 8, 2009   (0 comments)
Brown Not Cleveland Bound...For Now
Triple-A Columbus wrapped up their regular season yesterday, and most of the players have now gone home for the season. It was expected that a player or two would go north and play in Cleveland for the remainder of the season, and this happened when catcher Lou Marson was recalled yesterday; however, it was a surprise to learn that not only was first baseman/outfielder Jordan Brown not coming north...
September 8, 2009   (0 comments)
Kinston Indian’s first baseman Ole Sheldon is the Carolina League Player of the Week for the final week of the regular season. Sheldon put the K-Tribe on his broad shoulders as he kept the Indians in the playoff hunt through the final day of the regular season Sheldon hit .355, driving in eight runs with a .581 slugging percentage over the final week of the regular season. Sheldon finished the 2009...
September 8, 2009   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians and the Lake County Captains today agreed to a four year extension to their player development contract. The new extension is effective for the 2011 season and carries all the way through the 2014 season.
Next year the Captains will move to the Midwest League after seven seasons in the South Atlantic League. The Captains and Indians have been affiliated since 2003, and...
September 8, 2009   (0 comments)
As noted with the earlier update, Triple-A Columbus first baseman/outfielder Jordan Brown will not be called up to Cleveland and instead Triple-A Columbus infielder Niuman Romero has been called up. In addition to that news, here are two other noteworthy nuggets that affect Double-A Akron:
- Triple-A Columbus infielder Jason Donald is expected to play for Akron in the playoffs. Nothing official...
September 8, 2009   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley was off on Monday as they were getting ready for the start of the NY-Penn League playoffs which start for them tonight at 7:05 p.m. in Brooklyn.
Barnes, Drennen lead Aeros in Finale
The Aeros closed the regular-season on a high note, clobbering Erie 9-3 to polish off a four-game sweep of the SeaWolves before 8,815 fans at Canal Park Monday afternoon. Akron (89-53) now...
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...