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July 6, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/5: Cook Delivers Captains Win
Captains' Cook Anchors 3-1 Win
In his Lake County debut, Tim Palincsar delivered an RBI single to right field to score Kyle Smith giving the Captains a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning. Lake County defeated Lansing 3-1, behind the strong pitching of Clayton Cook and Tyler Sturdevant.
The Lugnuts jumped out to an early lead in the first inning; Ryan Goins doubled to left and advanced to...
July 5, 2010   (0 comments)
McBride Named Eastern League Player of the Week
Outfielder Matt McBride was honored Monday as the winner of the Eastern League Player of the Week Award for the week ending July 4th. In conjunction with becoming the second Aero all season to win league-wide award, McBride is also the recipient of the third-ever Akron Aeros Player of the Week Award. He earned these two honors after a spectacular week between June 28th and Independence Day, smashing...
July 5, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Week That Was: 6/28 - 7/4
The Aeros sandwiched their four game win streak in between two losses to Bowie and one to Richmond. Their 4-3 win over Richmond on Tuesday ended a four-game losing streak and started a four-game win streak. After two five-run wins over Bowie on the road the Aeros dropped two close ones to close out the series, including an extra-inning walk-off loss on Independence Day.
Here is everything...
July 5, 2010   (0 comments)
Clippers run streak to six, win 6-0
The Clippers ran their winning streak to a season-best six games Sunday night, with a second straight six-run victory over the Toledo Mud Hens, 6-0, in front of an Independence Day crowd of 10,300 at Fifth Third Field.
David Huff went six innings to improve to 3-0 on the season as a Clipper. He teamed with Jess Todd, Josh Judy and Justin Germano...
July 4, 2010   (0 comments)
While watching the fireworks blast over Lake Benson here in Carolina last night, I couldn't help but think of the state of the Kinston Indians and their past week. Kinston rolled out a 4-2 record this week as their roster continued to transition into the second half.
Kinston's offense has struggled to put runs on the board for most of the season, and with most of their offensive weapons...
July 4, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have placed outfielder Shin-Soo Choo on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 3, with a right thumb sprain. To replace Choo on the active roster, the Indians recalled outfielder Michael Brantley from Triple-A Columbus.
Choo was injured in the 8th inning of Friday night’s 3-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics in Progressive Field. So far this...
July 4, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/3: Clippers Extend Winning Steak
Clippers' winning streak reaches five
The Columbus Clippers extended their winning streak to five games on Saturday night as they defeated the Toledo Mud Hens, 7-1 at Fifth Third Field. The Clippers' bats continued their impressive stretch, pounding out 12 hits and their pitching staff stepped up their game as well.
Columbus jumped out to an early lead as Luis Valbuena hit his second...
July 3, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Brantley Centers In On Callup
"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.
A little bit different format...
July 3, 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...
July 3, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/2: Cooper, Burnette Guide Scrappers To Win
Cooper, Burnette too much for Jammers
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers won 2-1 Friday night at Eastwood Field beating the Jamestown Jammers for a second straight night. Chase Burnette's solo home run with the game tied at 1-1 was the eventual winning run as the Scrappers improved to 8-7 on the season.
Jordan Cooper picked up his first win as a professional pitching six innings, allowing...
July 2, 2010   (0 comments)
The International Signing Period
This is an updated reposting of an article originally written by Dennis Nosco for this site three years ago. With the International Signing Period starting up today (July 2nd), I felt this was a good article to update and repost as it pretty well explains the whole international signing process. It should also be noted that all comments from Lino Diaz and John Mirabelli are from three years ago and...
July 2, 2010   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: Week Two
Free agency is finally underway in the NBA and on day one, we already witnessed some ridiculous contracts being agreed to, but the most perplexing of all has to be Raptors F Amir Johnson, who averaged 6.2 points/4.8 rebounds/0.6 assists last year, agreeing to a 5-year, $34 million contract. Something tells me this is only the start of money being thrown every which way in the coming weeks.
July 2, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/1: McBride Ties Aeros Record
McBride Homers Three Times in 5-0 Victory
Matt McBride smacked three homers to lead the Aeros to a crucial 5-0 victory over the host Bowie Baysox on Thursday night. The 25-year-old first baseman came close to setting a new Akron franchise record in front of 3,316 fans at Prince George
July 1, 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. Last week Paul was on vacation so the show did not air, so this week we have two weeks of happenings with regard to the Indians to catch up on from the big league team down to the rookie levels in the minors.
We'll recap some of the recent roster moves such as the decision...
July 1, 2010   (0 comments)
Hard Work Paying Off For Kipnis
It's never easy for a player to switch positions, but to this point, Double-A second baseman Jason Kipnis has made it look easy transitioning from the outfield to second in the off-season.
"It's going well so far, but it's still a work in progress," Kipnis remarked in a recent interview for the IPI. "It's going to be an everyday thing and something I am going to keep having to put the time in...
July 1, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/30: Brown Helps Clippers Win
Brown drives in four, Clippers win, 7-3
In a game that resembled last night's contest, the Columbus Clippers defeated the Indianapolis Indians, 7-3 on Wednesday night at Huntington Park in front of 9,552 fans. The Clippers scored five runs in the fourth inning last night, and followed suit tonight with five more in the victory.
The Clippers trailed going into the fourth, 2-1 as Alex...