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June 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Jones Could Fill Bullpen Void
The Cleveland Indians need left-handed relievers.
Rafael Perez and Tony Sipp continue to struggle at the big league level. Jeremy Sowers is the only left-handed relief option at Triple-A Columbus, and he has had problems adapting to the new role (1-4, 6.26 ERA, 17 games). And at Double-A Akron there are no left-handed relievers, though at some point many feel Nick Hagadone could be moved...
June 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/23: Late Inning Rally Fuels Aeros Win
Drennan Delivers As Aeros Win 5-4
Right fielder John Drennen provided a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Aeros to a 5-4 victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels Wednesday night at Canal Park. A crowd of 3,396 fans in downtown Akron witnessed Drennen and second baseman Jason Kipnis lead the Akron offense while both were oddly dressed in old-fashioned stirrups....
June 23, 2010   (0 comments)
Chen, Chisenhall To Participate In Futures Game
Lake County Captains catcher Chun Chen has been named to the World Team for the 12th annual XM All-Star Futures Game to be played on Sunday, July 11 in Anaheim, California. Akron Aeros third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall will also represent the Indians organization and play for the United States team. The XM All-Star Futures Game pits the top American-born prospects against a 25-man World roster comprised...
June 23, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/22: Constanza Drives In A Clippers Win
Columbus offensive outburst beats Rochester, 10-5
The Columbus Clippers defeated the Rochester Red Wings, 10-5 in what looked to be a hitting clinic at Frontier Field on Tuesday night. In the game, there were three home runs, two for Columbus and one for Rochester, as well as Columbus tallying three double and two triples.
Jose Constanza opened up the scoring in the top of the second...
June 22, 2010   (0 comments)
New Cook In Training
Two years ago at this time, Low-A Lake County right-handed pitcher Clayton Cook was on top of the world after being selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 9th round of the 2008 Draft as a high school senior at Amarillo High School in Texas.
Cook, who turns 20 in July, was set to pitch at the University of Oklahoma on a full scholarship, but chose to sign with the Indians right away out...
June 22, 2010   (0 comments)
The Indians today announced they have recalled right-handed reliever Joe Smith from Triple-A Columbus. Smith assumes the roster spot on the 25-man roster of left-handed starter David Huff who was optioned to Columbus yesterday.
This will mark Smith
June 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/21: Gomez Strong Again, But Clippers Still Lose
Clippers fall in extras, again
For the second time on their current road trip, the Clippers dropped a low-scoring series opener in extra innings, falling 2-1 in 10 innings Monday night in Rochester.
The Red Wings won it in walk-off fashion when Jose Morales singled home Dustin Martin, who had doubled and advanced to third on an error with nobody out. As a result, the Clippers wasted...
June 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Week That Was: 6/14 - 6/20
After an incredible winning streak it would seem as if things are back to normal in Akron in terms of the 2010 season. One would think that the winning the Aeros had been doing is normal given their recent success, but 2010 hasn't exactly been par for the Aeros' course. The Aeros repeated their schedule from last week, only this time they hit the road to drop a series to both New Hampshire and Portland....
June 21, 2010   (0 comments)
The rookie level Arizona League Indians (AZL Indians) kick off play tonight. Here is the season opening roster for them:
NO.PitchersB/THTWTDOBAGE47Cespedes, RamonR/R6 216911/1/19901925Colon, JosephR/R6 01672/18/19902033Ehlert, JamesR/R6 020011/2/19872237Encarnacion, LuisR/R6 317010/25/19911838Flores, FernandoR/R6 422011/11/199019Gardner, RyanR/R5 1017511/7/19882129Guerrero, HaroldL/L6 32155/21/19902024Jimenez,...
June 21, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians announced this morning that they have optioned left-handed starting pitcher David Huff to Triple-A Columbus. No corresponding roster move has been made yet, but one is expected to be made prior to their game on Tuesday, June 22 against the Philadelphia Phillies in Citizens Bank Park.
So far this year Huff went 2-9 with a 6.04 ERA (70.0 IP, 88 H, 53 R, 47 ER, 30 BB, 34...
June 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/20: Frawley Walkoff Homer Clinches It
Frawley Walkoff Homer Clinches First Half Crown For Captains
Casey Frawley led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk off home run as the Lake County Captains clinched the Midwest League Eastern crown defeating the Lansing Lugnuts 3-2 on Sunday. The Captains win the 1st half championship in their inaugural season in the Midwest League.
The Captains jumped on the Lugnuts scoring...
June 20, 2010   (0 comments)
The year is 1996.
Dallas defeats Pittsburgh for their 5th Super Bowl Title. First Lady Hillary Clinton is called to testify before a federal grand jury as part of the Whitewater scandal. HAMAS detonates several suicide bombs in Israel, killing hundreds. The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, is appended at his shack in Montana. Hizballah crashes a truck bomb into the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia,...
June 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Enter Father's Day, 2010. Somehow, I've managed to put together a day of insanity that includes fighting a stubborn patch of poison ivy in my backyard, painting my bathroom, sanding a new dresser, and welcoming my in-laws for a joyful week-long visit. Weaving in and out of that will be viewing what seems like 24 hours of golf, with the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on the West Coast, along with the final...
June 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/19: Captains Win, Division Title Decided Sunday
Captains Win, Sunday will Decide the Title
The Lake County Captains overcame an early two run deficit to continue their quest for an Eastern Division Championship defeating the Lansing Lugnuts 6-2 on Saturday. The Captains have already clinched a play off spot but have a chance to win the Division on Sunday depending on the outcome of the Great Lakes at Dayton game.
The Lugnuts scored...
June 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Welcome Back, Mr. Goedert
"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.
As the draft coverage finally...
June 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Toregas, Scrappers Win In Extras
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers beat the Jamestown Jammers 7-5 in 10 innings Friday night at Diethrick Park to open the New York-Penn League season with a win.
June 18, 2010   (0 comments)
2010 Mahoning Valley Scrappers Team Preview
Mid-June is finally here and that means only one thing; the New York Penn League is starting up and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers will open up for their 11th season of play. 17 former Scrappers have reached the majors, with many others still working their way up to the show.
Like every season, the Opening Day roster for the Scrappers will be much different from the roster that finishes the...
June 18, 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...
June 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/17: K-Tribe Split Double Header
Kinston Drops Game One 2-0, Takes Game Two 8-1
The K-Tribe split a double header with Lynchburg, dropping game one 2-0 and coming back with an 8-1 win in game two Thursday night in Virginia. With the win, Kinston takes the series from Lynchburg.
Kinston's bats broke out in game two, starting with a three-run home run for Karexon Sanchez in the top of the third inning. It was the second...
June 17, 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.
After technical issues with BTR kicked us off early last week, we'll finish up some of our 2010 Draft talk tonight. On top of that we will talk about Strasburg-mania which made its way to Cleveland last weekend, the long awaited Major League debut of catcher Carlos Santana,...