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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,...
June 17, 2010   (0 comments)
IPI Inbox: Miller's Progress Is Slow, But Encouraging
It's time for another edition of the IPI Inbox to post some answers to some of the questions I have received recently regarding the Cleveland Indians. Be it the draft, the big league team, or the minor leagues, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Onto the Inbox...
Dan wrote: Hello, I know Adam Miller's career may very well be over, but is there any update on him...
June 17, 2010   (0 comments)
2010 Columbus Clippers: Outfield
When you get to the AAA level and take a look at each individual player they are generally grouped into one of two categories: quad-A/veteran, or legitimate big league prospect-in-waiting. Someone like Chris Gimenez is in the quad-A/veteran camp, whereas someone like Carlos Santana is obviously a big-league prospect. The thing we want to look at, is why they are viewed this way? Is it their minor...
June 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/16: McBride Ignites Aeros Win
Aeros Rally In Seventh For 4-1 Victory
Looking to avoid a third straight loss, the Aeros retaliated with a three-run seventh inning en route to a 4-1 win against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Wednesday night. The crowd of 3,654 at Stadium witnessed a beautiful pitching duel between Akron starter Eric Berger and New Hampshire
June 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Toregas, Indians Not Seeing Eye To Eye
It has been a tumultuous last couple of months for Cleveland Indians catcher Wyatt Toregas. Since learning at the end of spring training that he did not win a spot on the Indians opening day roster as the regular catcher his career has seemed to be on a downward spiral ever since.
When catcher Lou Marson was named the catcher who would hold the fort down in Cleveland in the short-term until...
June 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Clip & Dirty: 6/15
The Clippers won their 40th game of the season behind a truly dominant team performance. Jeanmar Gomez went seven scoreless, Carlton Smith closed things out with little fanfare after that and the Clippers offense scored 11 runs on 18 hits. The win put Columbus 2.5 games ahead of Toledo in the IL-West and in a virtual tie with Durham for the best record in the IL overall.
Team Pitching: 0(0)...
June 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Captains Win, Clinch Playoff Berth
Lake County trailed West Michigan 5-1 early in the game Tuesday night. With raining coming down the Captains rallied to tie the game up at five, in the fifth inning. Chen Chun with a runner on first hit his fifth homerun of year brining the Captains all the way back for a 7-5 win in a rain shortened game. The Lake County Captains the Class A affiliate of...
June 15, 2010   (0 comments)
J-Rod Making Himself An Option
There may have been no Minor Happenings last week because of the draft coverage, but here at least was the Player of the Week for last week. Minor Happenings will return later this week.
Indians Minor League Player of the Week
(for games from June 3rd to June 9th)
Josh Rodriguez (Infielder - Columbus)
.647 (11-17), 9 R, 2 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, 1.832...
June 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/14: Carrasco's Strong Outing Not Enough
Tides claim victory over Clippers, 6-3
The Norfolk Tides claimed victory over the Columbus Clippers, 6-3 on Monday night at Huntington Park in front of just over 9,000 fans.
The Clippers were unable to execute the fundamentals late in the ball game, failing to move runners over on bunt attempts as well as a few fielding issues in the ninth. Columbus compiled nine hits, five of which...
June 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Henry Promoted to Akron
The Indians made a roster move today by promoting High-A Kinston outfielder Jordan Henry to Double-A Akron. To make room on the roster infielder Adam Davis was sent to Kinston.
Henry is in his first full season in the Indians organization after being selected in the 7th round of the 2009 Draft out of the University of Mississippi. He has been a tablesetter all season in Kinston, and leaves...
June 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Week That Was: 6/7 - 6/13
It isn't every week you can go undefeated, so when the Aeros did it a week ago, it was probably thought unlikely they would do it again this past week. The Aeros did fall a game short of completing another perfect week, but they did manage to set a franchise record 12-straight wins before falling on Sunday to Portland. The Aeros have bolted up the standings and put themselves into the thick of a...
June 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/13: Popham Mows Down The Pelicans
Kinston Beats Myrtle Beach, Takes Series
The K-Tribe banged out ten runs on 14 hits, routing Myrtle Beach 10-2 Sunday afternoon at Historic Grainger Stadium. With the win the K-Tribe takes the four game series from the Pelicans.
Kinston jumped on top with a big first inning against Pelicans starter J.J. Hoover, who was named a Carolina League All-Star earlier in the week. Karexon...
June 13, 2010   (0 comments)
It's been an interesting week, ripe with several watches for us Cleveland fans. While Cleveland fans were wrapping themselves up in the Izzo-watch, which is wrapped around the LeBron-watch, the Carlos Santana-watch too front and center in Cleveland. Santana brought his heavy bat to Cleveland, and responded by throwing out a runner in his first inning of play, as well as hitting his first home run...
June 13, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/12: Aeros Win, Break Record
Aeros Break Record In 12-5 Win
The Aeros set a new franchise record with their 12th straight victory as the offense exploded in a 12-5 win over the Portland Sea Dogs Saturday night at Canal Park. A crowd of 2,867 witnessed the home team blast out of the gates for four runs in each of the first two innings en route to the historic win. The previous record of 11 wins in a row was set in June...
June 12, 2010   (0 comments)
Editor’s note: This is another reminder that there will be no Minor Happenings this week due to the heavy amount of draft coverage this week. It will be back next week.
The Indians had a very good draft this past week as they took a lot of good, young talent with upside.
But all those pats on the back about their very good draft will mean nothing if they don’t sign some of these...
June 12, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/11: LaPorta Keeps Mashing
Clippers fall in series finale, 7-6
On the same day when the hype around Columbus was the call up of Carlos Santana to Cleveland, the Clippers made their fair share of noise at Huntington Park, but fell to the Rochester Red Wings, 7-6. Both teams used the long ball to their advantage, each hitting three home runs in the game.
After a 27 minute rain delay, Yancarlos Ortiz began his...
June 11, 2010   (0 comments)
Carlos Santana Called Up To Cleveland
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled catcher Carlos Santana from the AAA Columbus Clippers. To allow room on the 25-man roster for Santana, the Indians optioned catcher Lou Marson to AAA Columbus.
Santana, 24, has spent the entire 2010 season to date at AAA Columbus where he has hit .316 (62-196) with 39 runs scored, 14 doubles, a triple, 13HR and 51 RBI in 57 games. He...
June 11, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/10: Aeros Win Steak Continues
Aeros Hold On Late, Win 10th Straight 4-3
The streaking Aeros won yet again Thursday at Canal Park, overcoming a furious late-inning comeback by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to win for the 10th consecutive game. Akron lefty starter Eric Berger continued his solid pitching of late in front of the 3,133 fans in attendance and even had a no-hitter through 6.1 innings. The Aeros (30-30) moved...
June 10, 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. Tonight we will be talking a lot about the Indians draft and how they did, who the top guys are, and who they may go after and sign.
Also, we will talk about Steven Strasburg as he is the hot topic of the week after his awesome Major League debut on Tuesday night when he...