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May 9, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/8: Kipnis Blast Seals K-Tribe Win
Kinston Comes Back, Drops Potomac 8-5
The K-Tribe trailed 4-1 early but reeled off seven straight runs to come back and defeat Potomac 8-5 on Friday night at Historic Grainger Stadium.
Potomac jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a sac fly and a Tyler Moore solo homer in the second inning. Kinston responded with a Kyle Bellows solo shot in the second to make it 2-1. In the top of the third,...
May 8, 2010   (0 comments)
Hector Rondon: How Bad Has He Really Been?
Hector Rondon recently got his first win of the season on Thursday. Skimming the game recap, you might think that he had a good outing, he did get a Win afterall and he struck out 8 batters. But, when you look a little closer you see that he gave up 5 runs on 9 hits over only 6 innings. On top of that, he yielded 4 home runs and continued his homer-prone ways of 2010 with his worst episode yet.
May 8, 2010   (0 comments)
Diamonds in Single A: The Revisit
Welcome back for part two of the review of the players I wrote about last year, in which I get a chance to refresh and update the standings of certain players in the system. This is especially relevant now that enough time has passed for the stats to accumulate to a large enough sample to make them useful for looking ahead.
Karexon Sanchez was a prospect that some people thought might be...
May 8, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/7: Weglarz Leads Aeros To Win
Aeros Slam Phillies
Paolo Espino tossed five solid innings, DH Nick Weglarz had six RBIs, and the Akron Aeros stunned the Reading Phillies Friday evening in the opening game of their three-game series with a 12-7 romping in front of 9,887 fans -- the second largest crowd in Reading Phillies' history.
Phillippe Aumont (1-2, 6.08 ERA) struggled over 3.1 innings, allowing six runs on...
May 7, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has activated RHP KERRY WOOD from the 15-day disabled list and optioned RHP JENSEN LEWIS to AAA Columbus.
Wood has been on the disabled list since April 3 with a strained right lat muscle and he recently made 2 appearances in AA Akron on a rehab assignment that began on May 3. He tossed a scoreless inning in his most recent appearance of May 5...
May 7, 2010   (0 comments)
First off, I am still on my way to Myrtle Beach, and with that Minor Happenings will be a day late this week and very abbreviated. I will post it on Saturday morning, though there is a chance it may not post until Sunday depending on how things go once I get in today (Friday).
Anyway, here are some videos of Lake County Captains' players I shot in a couple of my visits to see them the past...
May 7, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/6: Rondon Bombed Again, But Gets Win
Rondon Allows Four Homers In Win
The Clippers started off an eight game road trip in fine fashion Thursday night with a 10-5 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Hector Rondon gave up a quartet of home runs but made it through 6 innings to earn his 1st win of the 2010 season.
Brian Buscher tripled in a run and then scored in the 3rd inning to give the Clippers their 1st lead of the...
May 6, 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...
May 6, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/5: De La Cruz Masterful In Loss
Kinston Blows 9th Inning Lead Again
Kinston starter Kelvin De La Cruz was outstanding for eight innings, but a ninth inning rally by Lynchburg led to a 3-2 walk-off win for the Hillcats on an RBI single by Alex Buchholz. It was the second straight game in which the Hillcats have beaten Kinston on a ninth inning walk-off.
The K-Tribe started the scoring with a two-out rally in the...
May 5, 2010   (0 comments)
Tomlin On The Hunt
When you look at the pitching makeup of the Indians
May 5, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/4: Haley Has Career Night For Captains
Haley Dominates in Captains Win
Captains starting pitcher Trey Haley dominated on the mound and the Lake County Captains took advantage of five Dayton Dragons errors on their way to an 8-3 win on Tuesday.
The Captains scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning without a base hit thanks to a couple of throwing errors by the Dragons defense. One run scored on one of the bad...
May 4, 2010   (0 comments)
This site was founded by myself almost three years ago, and while I contribute most of the articles and information housed here on this site, something that has long been overdue in my book has been to acknowledge all of the other contributors here on the IPI. People that without their help and generousity this site wouldn't be near as complete with the content or have all the extra aesthetic features....
May 4, 2010   (0 comments)
Clip & Dirty: 5/3
Josh Tomlin had a short, but good outing against the Syracuse Chiefs. He left in line for the win with the Clippers up 3-1 in the 6th. Handing things over to the Clippers bullpen has been a smart move for most of the season, but a combination of walks, an error followed by a singles parade in the 6th led to a 5-run outburst and a 6-3 lead that the Clippers couldn't overcome. They lost the 3rd game...
May 4, 2010   (0 comments)
Clippers lose lead late, fall 6-4
A good effort from the starting pitcher and some early offense has been the formula for many of the Clippers 16 victories in the first four weeks of the 2010 season, but not on Monday night at Huntington Park, as Syracuse came from behind for a 6-4 victory.
Jason Donald's two-RBI double put the Clippers on top in the third inning, and they expanded...
May 3, 2010   (0 comments)
Herrmann Hoping For Big League Chance
Right-handed reliever Frank Herrmann has done what so few in professional baseball do, which is to go from being an undrafted free agent signing to becoming a legitimate big league pitching option.
Herrmann, who turns 26 years old later this month, was signed by the Indians after the 2005 Draft when after all 50 rounds no one had signed him. He was on their radar, but because he pitched at...
May 3, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Week That Was: 4/26 - 5/2
The Aeros have had their fair share of bad stretches in this young season, but last week was certainly a stretch that they would love to forget. They played just five games this past week due to a rainout and off day but they couldn't win any of those five as they now fall into last place of the Western Division. After a two-game sweep in Altoona, the Aeros returned home to be swept by Binghamton....
May 3, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/2: White Dominates, Smith Blows Lead
White Deals, But Tribe falls to Salem 2-1
Alex White had his best outing of the season, but Salem came back late to walk off with a 2-1 win Sunday afternoon in Virginia. White went a season high seven innings, giving up just two hits (both singles) while walking one and striking out five. Just like his last outing, White had a no hitter going into the fifth inning.
Kinston would score...
May 2, 2010   (0 comments)
The year is 1994.
Nancy Kerrigan is assaulted under orders from her figure skating rival Tonya Harding's ex-husband. Record cold temperatures hit the Midwest, including the lowest recorded temperature in Indiana state history (-36 degrees). President Bill Clinton delivers his first State of the Union Address, calling for health care reform, welfare reform, and a ban on assault weapons. Aldrich...
May 2, 2010   (0 comments)
It's becoming quite evident that the Kinston Indians aren't going to be an easy team to figure out during the early part of the Carolina League season. When the season started, it was a known commodity that the K-Tribe's starting rotation was one of the best in all of baseball. Their offense was a bit of a question mark. Although anchored by top-ten products Abner Abreu and Jason Kipnis, the rest...
May 2, 2010   (0 comments)
Clippers Crush Syracuse 13-2
The Clippers greeted the Syracuse Chiefs rudely to Huntington Park Saturday night with a 13-2 drubbing in the series opener. Jordan Brown drove in a career-high 6 runs and went 2-4 with his 1st double of the season.
Jeanmar Gomez' outing may have gotten lost in the offensive explosion for Columbus, but the Venezuelan righty twirled a very effective outing,...

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