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April 19, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have optioned OF MICHAEL BRANTLEY to AAA Columbus.  Brantley opened the season with Cleveland and has hit .156 (5-32) with 1 double, 3RBI and 4 runs scored in 9 games so far this season.
To assume Brantley's place on the 25-man roster the Indians are expected to activate INF RUSSELL BRANYAN from the 15-day disabled list prior to tomorrow...
April 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Week That Was: 4/8 - 4/18
The defending Eastern League Champions came out of the gates just as we would have expected them to. After taking the first two series from Trenton and Binghamton, the Aeros arrived in Akron to open up Canal Park against the other team in the EL that had gotten off to a hot start, Bowie. The Baysox clobbered the Aeros in the home opener and went on to take three of four from Akron to establish an...
April 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recaps: Goedert Leads Aeros To Win
Goedert, Putnam Help Aeros End Skid
The Akron Aeros stopped their four-game losing skid on Sunday afternoon at Canal Park in front of 2,712 fans. Russell Branyan made his second rehab start at first base where he went 1 for 4 with a run scored on the afternoon. Sunday
April 18, 2010   (0 comments)
The Sunday Drive With the K-Tribe:  A Tale of Two Cities
These are the days that make living in North Carolina special. It's been downright summer-like over the past week, with weather hovering in the 80's and blue sky's in abundance. You'd think that the Kinston Indians' offense would have gotten the message. Unfortunately for the stellar pitching, that offense didn't do much to impress anyone over the past week. The K-Tribe lost five of the six games...
April 18, 2010   (0 comments)
The year is 1992.
US President George Bush falls ill at a state dinner in Japan, vomiting into the lap of Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa. Russian President Boris Yeltsin announces that Russian nuclear missiles will no longer be pointed at U.S. cities. Serial killer Jeffery Dhamer is sentenced to life in prison. A suicide car-bomb goes off in the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, killing...
April 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 4/17: Pino, Clippers Upstage Chapman
Columbus Beats Bats, Chapman
The Clippers (6-3) earned probably their most impressive victory of the season on Saturday afternoon as they beat highly touted Reds prospect Aroldis Chapman and the Louisville bats 3-1.
Chapman has become almost become something of a legend because of his 100 MPH fastball and the big contract he signed with the Reds in the offseason. But he proved to...
April 17, 2010   (0 comments)
First Base Offers New Opportunity For Hodges
The beginning of a new season brings new opportunity.
For players who had good years the previous season, it presents them with the opportunity to add to the success with another successful season. But for those that maybe struggled with their performance or with injuries, the turn of the page on the calendar to a new season is always welcomed as an opportunity to get back to performing at...
April 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Here is a listing of the Cleveland Indians affiliates going back to 1932. This listing is as complete as possible, though as new information comes in it will be updated (feedback is welcomed). If you need to reference this listing again in the future, it will be housed in the resource section for easy access in the future. I apologize for the formatting....I will continue to work on it to see if it...
April 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 4/16: Captains Go Extra To Stay Unbeaten
Captains Come Back, Now 9-0
The Lake County Captans climbed out of a 3-0 hole to tie it before ultimately prevailing in 10 innings 6-3. The win is their ninth in a row to start the season, and their 9-0 start is the best ever start in franchise history.
Right-handed pitcher Austin Adams started the game for the Captains and threw four shutout innings allowing two hits and two walks...
April 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: White, Gardner Off To Great Starts
"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which 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.
This is Part 2 of this week
April 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Clip & Dirty: 4/15/10
The Clippers 4-game win streak came to an end on Thursday with a 6-3 loss to the Mud Hens. Jeanmar Gomez had another mediocre outing, going six innings, but yielding five runs thanks in most part to a big 5th inning punctuated by a 2-run blast off the bat of Brennan Boesch. Carlos Santana, Russell Branyan and Trevor Crowe were all getting a day off and it showed as the offense could only piece together...
April 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Greenwell's Five RBI Lifts Lake County
Bo Greenwell continued to swing a hot bat; his RBI single in the sixth inning scored Argenis Martinez for his fifth run driven in, breaking a 4-4 tie and lifting Lake County to 6-4 win over Lansing. The Captains improved to 8-0 on the year, their best start in team history.
Casey Frawley got the game started with a leadoff triple, and scored...
April 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Santana Shines In AAA Debut
"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which 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.
The 2010 season officially...
April 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Tonight Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 9:30-10:30 PM EST. We will recap the week that was for the big league Indians as well as what went down in the minor leagues. Needless to say, it was a forgettable week for the big league club, but we will dig a little deeper into the results from the week as sometimes wins-losses don't tell the whole...
April 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 4/14: Greenwell Helps Keep Captains Perfect
Seven in a Row for Lake County
Captains' leftfielder Bo Greenwell was at it again Wednesday night collecting another three hits, and it was his two-run single capping off a three run second inning that proved to be the difference as Lake County won their seventh straight beating Lansing, 7-3.
It was the home opener for the Lugnuts and the Captains jumped out in front on Chun Chen's...
April 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Three Up, Three Down: 4/8 - 4/13
Welcome to 2010's inaugural edition of Three Up, Three Down. Minor league play for all of the full season affiliates started last week, and while it is still a small sample size, we have some players who are hot, and also some who are not throughout the Indians' minor league system.
We're going to add another feature to Three Up, Three Down this year; what I'll call the "Bold Prediction Tracker."...
April 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Tell me there isn't a small part of you, faithful reader, that doesn't envision a starting rotation for the Big League Tribe that is anchored by Nick Hagadone, Alex White and T.J. House after their first starts of the High Single-A season. I know that the sample is small, but every indicator points to all three being top-end starters at the highest level (and let's not forget Kelvin De La Cruz and...
April 14, 2010   (0 comments)
The Low-A Lake County Captains continued their impressive start by sweeping a three game series from the South Bend Silver Hawks, the Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate. With the sweep, Lake County now sits alone on top of the Midwest League’s Eastern Division with a 6-0 record.
The Captains’ success has been based on timely hitting and a strong bullpen coming from behind in four games this...
April 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 4/13: Gimenez Hits Walkoff Homer
Walkoff Winner For Gimenez, Clippers
In a game which was shown on live television all over Ohio by the Indians cable network SportsTime Ohio, outfielder Chris Gimenez provided a made for TV moment with a dramatic solo home run to left field with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the host Columbus Clippers a 4-3 win.
The win was made possible by yet more dramatics in...
April 13, 2010   (0 comments)
Santana Named IL Batter Of The Week
Catcher Carlos Santana was named the International League's Batter of the Week on Tuesday. Santana entered the 2010 season as one of baseball