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May 31, 2010   (0 comments)
Brown Named IL Player of the Week
Triple-A Columbus outfielder Jordan Brown was named the International League Player of the Week for 5/24-5/30. During his monster week he hit .417 (10-for-24) with a 1 HR and 11RBI. His big RBI total was helped by big games on 5/28 (5 RBI) and 5/24 (4 RBI), and he piled up four multiple hit games and added his first home run of the season Saturday. He has four multi-RBI games in 15 total games played...
May 31, 2010   (0 comments)
First off, I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day holiday weekend. It's always a wonderful time to not only finish up that yard work, grill out with family and friends, and just hang out and enjoy the beautiful weather, but to also pay our respects to the men who are serving and who have served this great country. So my thanks goes out to all the veterans out there both past and current!
May 31, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Week That Was: 5/24 - 5/30
After two straight wins over Harrisburg to end the week before last on a good note, the Aeros came stumbling out of the gate this past week. After getting blown out in the first game, they lost a pair of close games before avoiding the sweep. Currently the club is in the midst of a four game series against Binghamton. The same day that the parent club had their remarkable comeback against New...
May 31, 2010   (0 comments)
Buscher delivers, Clippers win, 4-3
For the second time in four games, the Columbus Clippers were walk-off winners in the 11th inning against the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs, winning 4-3 on Sunday. Brian Buscher sealed the deal for Columbus, delivering a pinch-hit, RBI single to left in the bottom of the 11th to send the Clipper faithful home happy.
The Clippers completed a four-game sweep...
May 30, 2010   (0 comments)
What is it with the dramatic?
The Kinston Indians turned on their inner "As The World Turns" this week, as nearly every game was decided in extra innings, or some sort of massive comeback. On Sunday, Kinston beat Frederick 2-1 in 12 innings thanks to an error. On Monday, Kyle Bellows launched a grand slam in the 15th inning to beat Potomac 10-6. On Friday, Kinston found themselves down 5-0...
May 30, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians announced today they have recalled right-handed reliever Jensen Lewis from Triple-A Columbus. To allow room on the 25-man roster the Indians have optioned left-handed reliever Aaron Laffey to Columbus.
This will mark Lewis’ second stint with the Indians this year after making the opening day roster. He was optioned to Columbus on May 7th and made seven appearances...
May 30, 2010   (0 comments)
This depth chart will be updated all season as players are moved up and down the system from the big league team all the way to extended spring training in Goodyear, AZ. This should always serve as an organizational snapshot of where all the players in the system are anytime throughout the season (please allow up to 24 hours for recent transactions to be updated). This depth chart is available for...
May 30, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/29: Nuno, Adams Combine For Two-Hitter
Captains Win 2-0 as Nuno and Adams Two Hit Loons
Vidal Nuno and Austin Adams combined to two-hit Great Lakes, en route to a 2-0 win. The no hit bid was broken up with two outs in the eighth inning when Jaime Ortiz singled off of Adams.
Lake County got on the scoreboard, in the fifth inning, when Kyle Smith collected his second single of the game to reach. Adam Abraham reached on a...
May 29, 2010   (0 comments)
The inevitable has begun to happen.
After an incredible start, the Captains started returning to Earth during their recent seven game homestand. Lake County went 3-4 against South Bend and Dayton, two of the lesser teams in the Eastern Division of the Midwest League. The homestand included a stretch of 3 straight losses, only the second time this season the Captains had a losing streak of...
May 29, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/28: Brown Leads Clippers Charge
Brown leads Clippers to 11-7 win
The Clippers brought their bats out to begin the Memorial Day weekend and found their stride, defeating the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs, 11-7. The Clippers used timely two-out hitting and Jordan Brown's leadership to take game two of the four game series.
The Ironpigs got out to an early lead when John Mayberry hit his eighth home run of the season off...
May 28, 2010   (0 comments)
The First Year Player Draft for Major League Baseball is quickly approaching. This year the first round of the draft will be carried live on TV on Monday night June 7th and then the rest of the draft will be completed on Tuesday June 8th and Wednesday June 9th.
As the draft clock gets closer to striking midnight, scouts and scouting directors for every team are bouncing around racking up their...
May 28, 2010   (0 comments)
"Indians Minor League Magazine" is a half hour program on the Cleveland Indians cable network SportsTime Ohio (STO) which airs weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:00-6:30 PM EST. The show recaps all of the highlights from the week that was in the Cleveland Indians farm system with lots of video, interviews, and in-studio guests.
The show recaps the week that was in the system and also features...
May 28, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/27: Weglarz Plays Hero For Clippers
Clippers outlast Lehigh Valley in extras
It took nearly three and a half hours, but the Columbus Clippers defeated the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, 3-2 in 11 innings. Nick Weglarz saved the game in the top of the 11th inning by throwing out Andy Tracy from left field at home, and then delivered a two out, game-winning RBI single in the bottom half to give the Clippers the victory.
May 27, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Indians Coordinator Talks Pitching
"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.
Time to get Minor Happenings...
May 27, 2010   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 8:30-9:30 PM EST. Yes, that is an hour earlier than normal, and mostly because we want to be on the air for the Columbus Clippers game which is airing on STO tonight (starts at 6:30 PM).
Like we did a few weeks back, we will talk about the game and give some flash analysis on several of the...
May 27, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/26: K-Tribe Shutout P-Nats
Indians Shutout P-Nats to Win Sixth Straight Series
Kinston starting pitcher Nick Hagadone earned his first victory with the K-Tribe and second career win as Kinston shutout Potomac 7-0 in the rubber game on Wednesday night in Woodbridge, Virginia. The shutout was the Carolina League leading sixth for the Kinston pitching staff and the victory gave the K-Tribe their sixth consecutive series...
May 26, 2010   (0 comments)
Looking Back at the Draft: 1995
The year is 1995.
Would-be terrorist Ramzi Yousef is arrested for planning to blow up U.S. bound airliners over the Pacific Ocean. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes over 5,000 for the 1st time ever. Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas into the Tokyo Subway, killing 12 and injuring over 5,000. Forrest Gump wins the Oscar for Best Picture. USAF Captain Scott O'Grady's...
May 26, 2010   (0 comments)
Clip & Dirty: 5/25
Justin Germano took the loss in the early afternoon attempt to even up the 4-game set between the Knights and Clippers. Falling behind 2-0 early, the Clippers were always one step behind and brought the winning run up to the plate in the top of the 9th before finally falling by a score of 5-3. Carlos Santana and Wes Hodges were the offensive standouts each collecting a pair of hits, including a solo...
May 26, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/25: Haley Fires Captains To 1-0 Win
Captains Blank Dragons 1-0
Greg Folgia fired a strike to Roberto Perez to gun down the tying run at the plate in the top of the ninth and the Lake County Captains shut out the Dayton Dragon 1-0 on Tuesday. The Captains collected only two hits in the game.
The Captains manufactured the lone run of the game in the bottom of the first inning when Delvi Cid singled and went to second...
May 25, 2010   (0 comments)
The reality TV circuit has covered just about every genre of the entertainment industry imaginable. From singing and dance competitions, to former rock stars looking for love, to boxers looking to be contenders and so on, just about everything you can think of from an entertainment perspective has been covered.
Everything that is except for one. Baseball.
All that is about to change...