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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...
May 25, 2010   (0 comments)
Last Monday, I received an email in my inbox, my first one. The sender was listed as Robert Campbell, a person not known to me. Nothing unusual, though, I thought-I probably won’t know anyone who would send an email to that address. So, I opened it. Here’s the first line:
We at the Cleveland Indians have identified you as a devoted fan and an influential member...
May 25, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/24: Bellows, Kinston Win Marathon Game
Kinston Beats Potomac in 15 innings
Kyle Bellows hit a grand slam in the top of the 15th inning as Kinston beat Potomac 10-6 Monday night in Woodbridge, Virginia. The 15 frames were the most the K-Tribe has gone since a 16 inning afair back on April 10th in 2008. The game time of 5 was the longest game for the K-Tribe in more than half a decade. The K-Tribe is now 5-1 in extra inning games...
May 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Gardner Named Carolina League Player of the Week
Kinston's Joe Gardner is the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week. Gardner picked up a win on Wednesday when he pitched six innings of one hit ball against the Salem Red Sox. Gardner struck out eight during the outing.
Just called up from Low A Lake County on May 8, Gardner is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA. The UC Santa Barbra product has not given up an earned run in three starts this season, striking...
May 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Barnes Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week
Aeros pitcher Scott Barnes was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week today for the week ending May 23rd. The left-handed Barnes is the first Akron player this season to win a weekly award from the EL. He will be starting again tonight against the first-place Altoona Curve.
Barnes made just one start last week but it was one of the finest in his brief Double-A career. The 22-year-old delivered...
May 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Week That Was: 5/17 - 5/23
For the second straight week the Aeros got to debut a top-prized pitching prospect and for the second straight week, it was a successful debut. Alex White reached the Akron level pretty quickly and if he keeps up, he may not be needed in Akron for long. The Aeros also had success in winning games, grabbing two series wins over Harrisburg and Altoona.
Here is everything you need to know...
May 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/23: White's Great Debut Leads Akron
White Leads Aeros to 5-2 Victory
Alex White made his Double-A debut and guided the Aeros to a 5-2 win over Harrisburg Sunday in front of 6,825 fans at Canal Park. Cleveland
May 23, 2010   (0 comments)
It's a busy one here on Tobacco Road. Daylong preparations are being made for what should be a Super Bowl-like event here at the Boudreau household. After six years of hatches, random numbers, smoke monsters, polar bears in the tropics, flashbacks, flash-sideways, time travel and several other questions and oddities, Lost comes to an end tonight. The way I figure it, most Cleveland fans are just...
May 23, 2010   (0 comments)
With the draft less than a month away it seems like Indians fans are hearing a lot of names in connection with the #5 pick, but at this point I don
May 23, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/22: Perez Gives Captains Walk Off Win
Perez Leads Captains to Walk Off Win
Roberto Perez singled home Chun Chen in the bottom of the ninth inning to break a 3-3 tie as the Lake County Captains rallied back to defeat the South Bend Silver Hawks 4-3 on Saturday. The Captains were hit out hit eleven to four in the game.
The Captains started the scoring early when Casey Frawley lead off the first inning with a walk and went...
May 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Weglarz Promoted To Columbus
The Aeros made a roster move today as OF Nick Weglarz was transferred to Class AAA Columbus and OF Jerad Head was received from Columbus.
Weglarz was batting .285 on the season for the Aeros with a team-leading seven home runs and 27 RBI. He had appeared in 37 games and also played 105 games last season for Akron. The 22-year-old slugger was the Indians third-round draft pick in June 2005...
May 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Santana Continues To Destroy AAA
"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.
Lots of movement in the system...
May 22, 2010   (0 comments)
With the Captains off to such a great start, and the weather warming up and the Indians woes, I anticipate we will be seeing a lot of new folks at Classic Park. I’ve overheard a number of questions from new fans over the years about the Captains, minor league baseball and the difference between the majors and the minors. So I thought I would try to answer some of them here, with an emphasis on...