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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...
May 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/21: Tomlin Continues To Shine
Tomlin shines in win over G-Braves
The Columbus Clippers defeated the Gwinnett Braves 8-1 on Friday night at Coolray Field. This is his third win in a row.The Clippers clinched the series win with tonight
May 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Alex White Promoted To Akron, Chisenall Put On DL
High-A Kinston right-handed pitcher Alex White has been promoted to Double-A Akron.
White went 2-3 with a 2.86 ERA in eight starts for the K-Tribe this season. His 2.86 ERA is currently the fifth lowest in the Carolina League and his .204 batting average against is the third lowest in the league (second among starters). hE gave up just 14 earned runs in 44 innings of work for Kinston, striking...
May 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Ghosts of Prospects Past: Chris Magruder
No, he is not the title character of the latest, exceedingly unnecessary Saturday Night Live movie. In fact, if we
May 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/20: K-Tribe Sweep
Indians Sweep Sox on Walk-Off Walk
Kinston completed a four game sweep of Salem, with a 5-4, walk-off victory Thursday night at Historic Grainger Stadium. Richard Martinez walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning for the triumph. The K-Tribe (21-20) has now won 11 of their last 13 games.
Salem jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning off of K-Tribe starter...
May 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Three Up, Three Down
Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down. This week, we'll take a look at a catcher who is hitting well, and a catcher who isn't as well as two pitchers trending in opposite directions, the injury-related struggles of a premiere 3B talent and a speedy leadoff hitter who is getting the job done. And we will of course close with the weekly update on my 2010 Bold Predictions.
May 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Clip & Dirty: 5/19
In a game similar to a Kerry Wood ERA calculation, it's time to get out the adding machines. The Clippers beat the Gwinnett Braves 12-9 at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA. Yohan Pino picked up the W despite giving up 5 runs in only 5 innings. Almost the entire Clippers lineup got into the run-scoring action in yet another game with offensive fireworks from the potent Clippers lineup.
May 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 9:30-10:30 PM EST. If anyone has been wondering where the show has been the past two weeks, we had planned to cancel the 5/6 show because I was on the road to Myrtle Beach though last week's 5/13 show was a last minute cancellation because I was very ill.
In any case, we are back on after...
May 20, 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.
This year I am writing the "Diamond In the Rough" feature which...