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July 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Bryson Is Back
When he is on the mound, High-A Kinston right-handed reliever Rob Bryson is flat-out dominating.
So far in 2010 between Low-A Lake County and Kinston, Bryson has struck out 53 and walked just 10 batters in 30 1/3 innings pitched. Opposing hitters are batting just .159 against him, and his WHIP is a stellar 0.89.
Unfortunately for Bryson and Indians fans, his time on the mound has...
July 16, 2010   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: Week Four
After taking one game in at Eastwood Field this past week, it was very obvious to me why this team hasn't been performing well. A few things specifically stuck out to me, all of which are very fixable; not aggressive on the bases, not knowing where to be in the field in certain situations, swinging at the first pitch, and not drawing many walks. The one other thing that I noticed towards the end of...
July 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/15: De La Cruz, Offense Spark Aeros to Victory
De La Cruz Leads Aeros to 6-1 Win Over Erie
Aeros lefty Kelvin De La Cruz earned his first win in exactly two months Thursday night as Akron defeated the visiting Erie SeaWolves by the final score of 6-1. The 6
July 15, 2010   (0 comments)
As mentioned, I am on on the road for trip to Florida that will eventually find my way in Kinston, NC at the tail end of it. With that in mind, while I am away from my computer all day today I thought it would be a good time to post these videos from Mahoning Valley I took the first week of their season.
For many of you, this is the first look at a lot of these players in action, so hopefully...
July 15, 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. At least that is the plan at the moment. I am currently on my way to Florida and making the all day drive to get there late tonight. Depending on the events of the drive down I may not be able to make it on the air, but even if I can't Paul may still do the show with a guest host....
July 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/14: Gardner Pitches Gem
Kinston Beats Potomac 3-1
Kinston snapped a three game losing streak, taking down Potomac 3-1 Wednesday night in Woodbridge, VA. The Kinston bats came to life with 13 total hits on the night.
The K-Tribe got to Potomac's starter Jordan Zimmerman, on a Major League rehab stint coming off of Tommy John surgery, in the top of the first inning. Karexon Sanchez hit a one-out double, then...
July 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Tomorrow I head out of town for two weeks as I will be making my annual summer trek to Florida for a family trip and then will be doing baseball related stuff at the tail end of it in Kinston. With that in mind I felt it best to clear out the inbox before I go and post some answers to questions I have received recently regarding the Indians and their minor league teams/players.
As a reminder,...
July 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/13: Scrappers Snap Skid
Scrappers salvage game three, beat Renegades, 4-2
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers beat the Hudson Valley Renegades 4-2 Tuesday night to win the final game of this three-game set and snap a four-game losing streak. Diego Seastrunk's RBI double in the bottom of sixth eventually became the difference putting the Scrappers on top for good at 3-2. Jordan Casas tacked on a run with a RBI single.
July 13, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Midseason Review
"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.
Here is the second part of...
July 13, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/12: Scrappers Lose 4th In A Row
Scrappers fall to Renegades, 10-5
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers lost their fourth straight Monday night to the Hudson Valley Renegades 10-5 at Eastwood Field.
Asdrubal Cabrera got the start at shortstop beginning his two-day rehab stint with the Scrappers. Cabrera went 1-3 with a double and two RBI before giving way to Tyler Cannon after the fifth inning. Cabrera will be back at Eastwood...
July 12, 2010   (0 comments)
This whole Lebron James saga which played out live on national TV and the internet the past couple of weeks was an eerie reminder for Cleveland fans of the whole Manny Ramirez saga which in its own way played out on TV back in 2000. While ESPN may not have been as big then as it is today and the internet was still very much in its infancy, similarities exist between the exit of James and Ramirez from...
July 12, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Week That Was: 7/5 - 7/11
Before they go on a short two-day All-Star break this Tuesday, the Aeros will finish up their four-game set with Erie tonight. The Aeros continued a horrid season for the Sea Wolves in the first two games of the series, but Erie rallied for a win in the eighth inning on Sunday to pull out a win. The Aeros did win three games over Trenton before hitting the road and now sit a game above .500 and...
July 12, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/11: Toregas' Columbus Debut A Big Hit
Clippers work overtime for 7-5 victory
The Clippers wrapped up the first half of their 2010 season with a see-saw affair in Louisville on Sunday, getting a game-tying home run in the ninth from Cord Phelps and then another an inning later from Wyatt Toregas to take a 10-inning decision, 7-5.
The host Bats got out to an early lead thanks to a Zack Cozart homer, but the Clippers responded...
July 11, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Streaky McBride Is Hot Again
"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.
July 11, 2010   (0 comments)
The Kinston Indians seemed to be on the edge of really taking off as the fourth of July week began last Sunday. The K-Tribe had gone 4-2 over their previous six games, and really had a dominating win on Sunday behind T.J. McFarland. True to fashion during the 2010 season, the Indians went the exact opposite way, losing four of their next five games.
While the overall offense continued to...
July 11, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/10: White Dazzles For Aeros
White Blanks Wolves, Aeros Win 4-0
Aeros starter Alex White continued his mastery of the Eastern League Saturday night with six scoreless innings to lead Akron to a 4-0 win over the host Erie SeaWolves. White and a pair of Aeros relievers combined to hold Erie to just five hits and two walks overall in front of the 4,546 fans at Jerry Uht Park, marking the seventh shutout for the team. Designated...
July 10, 2010   (0 comments)
Gimenez Promoted, Redmond Released
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have purchased the contract of catcher/outfielder Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Columbus. To make room on the Major League and 40-man roster, the Indians designated catcher Mike Redmond for assignment.
Gimenez, 27, has spent the entire season to date at Columbus as he has hit .276 (54-196) with 32 runs scored, 10 doubles, 9 HR and 32 RBI in 55 games....
July 10, 2010   (0 comments)
White Lightning
Alex White has had a nice little start to his pro career.
Drafted 13th overall in 2009 by the Indians out of North Carolina, White was projected by many to be a top-10 pick in the draft. He was a late sign, right at the August deadline, so he didn't pitch as a professional until the 2010 season.
White began 2010 in the K-Tribe rotation, where he went 2-3 with a 2.86 ERA and 41 K's...
July 10, 2010   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: Week Three
I'd like to apologize for putting this out a day late, but due to the impact of "The Decision" by LeBron James, I felt it was best to let my emotions settle.
After sleeping on it and watching LeBron's introduction to Miami, I'm convinced his ego matches his immaturity. I'm not as upset with him leaving as I am how he handled the situation. He had every right to leave, but at the same time,...
July 10, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/9: Mills Stays Hot In Akron Win
Aeros Stay Hot with 10-1 Blowout over Erie
Designated hitter Matt McBride and first baseman Beau Mills led the Aeros to their largest victory of the season Friday night in Erie, dominating the SeaWolves by the final score of 10-1. A crowd of 3,541 fans at Jerry Uht Park witnessed McBride and Mills each collect three hits and combining for five RBI, leading for the way for the 13 hits totaled...