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August 29, 2010   (0 comments)
The Kinston Indians have figured something out, and it showed today when they ripped the Salem Red Sox 15-2 to take a commanding three-game lead for the second-half playoff slot in the Southern division of the Carolina League. It was the last regular season game for the K-Tribe this season, but hopefully not the last time the K-Tribe will return home.
Austin Adams won his fifth game, going...
August 29, 2010   (0 comments)
A staff ace pitching at his finest...check...
Key hits from a different player every night...check...
An entire pitching staff playing well, nearly all at once...check...
Winning six out of seven games during the stretch run...check...
Taking control of the second playoff spot of the Carolina League Southern division...check...
The Kinston Indians had been...
August 29, 2010   (0 comments)
Clip & Dirty: 8/28
The Clippers took on the Indianapolis Indians with an eye towards gaining on the Louisville Bats' 1
August 29, 2010   (0 comments)
Pomeranz, Blair Ready To Get Going
The Cleveland Indians have wasted no time in getting their top two pitching prospects from the 2010 Draft acclimated to the system. Shortly after signing on August 16th, first round pick left-handed pitcher Drew Pomerenz and fourth round pick right-handed pitcher Kyle Blair were both sent to short-season Single-A Mahoning Valley and have been working out there ever since.
Since both Pomeranz...
August 29, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/28: Nuno Racks Up K's, Win
Playoff Race:
Columbus: 1.5 GB for division, lead wildcard by 1.5 games
Akron: 2.5 GB for wildcard (can't win division)
Kinston: 1.0 GB for division, lead wildcard by 2.0 games
Lake County: Already in
Nuno Strikes Outs Eleven, Captains Win
Vidal Nuno dazzled for seven innings on Saturday night in front of 7,916 fans. Nuno struck out a career high eleven...
August 28, 2010   (0 comments)
Clip & Dirty: 8/27
The Clippers took on the Louisville Bats in the final match up of the season for the two teams vying for the IL-West crown. The Clippers (74-59) and the Bats (74-58) were within a
August 28, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 27
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Trey Haley - SP, Lake County: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 6 R (4 ER), 8 BB, 3 K.
The walks continue to haunt Haley as he is now up to 81 on the season in 110.1 innings. He has electric stuff with a mid-90s...
August 28, 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...
August 28, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/27: Tice, House Put Kinston In Wildcard Lead
K-Tribe Downs Red Sox 2-1 to Take Wild Card Lead
Jeremie Tice knocked in two runs including a go-ahead solo homer in the fourth inning, and the K-Tribe pitching staff did the rest in a 2-1 win over Salem on Friday night at Historic Grainger Stadium. Kinston now has sole possession of the final playoff spot in the Carolina League Southern Division, with a game lead over the Red Sox in the...
August 27, 2010   (0 comments)
A Tale Of Two Halves For Abraham
If you were to pool together a list of hitters in the Cleveland Indians
August 27, 2010   (0 comments)
Clip & Dirty: 8/26
The Clippers were 1
August 27, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/26: Espino Helps Clippers Playoff Push
Columbus continues series dominance, top Bats, 5-2
The Clippers had won just one road game in more than a month, but they had a 13-6 season record against the Louisville Bats, so something had to give in the opener of a crucial series at Slugger Field on Thursday. A big seventh inning and a pair of Jose Constanza triples helped Columbus to a 5-2 victory and brought them within a half-game of...
August 26, 2010   (0 comments)
Rondon Has Tommy John Surgery
The Cleveland Indians suffered a pretty significant blow to their pitching staff for 2010 and beyond today when it was announced that Triple-A Columbus right-handed pitcher Hector Rondon had surgery yesterday for a UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) reconstruction - commonly referred to as Tommy John - on his right elbow. The surgery was done in Birmingham, AL and was performed by Dr. James Andrews.
August 26, 2010   (0 comments)
Inconsistent Season Not Affecting De La Cruz
It has been an up and down season for Double-A left-handed pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz. Partly because he has just pitched bad at times, and partly because he is still working his way back after suffering a significant arm injury last year.
Last year De La Cruz was off to a great start for High-A Kinston where in two starts he was 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA (12.0 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 19 K) and was named...
August 26, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 25
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Jason Knapp-SP, Lake County: W, 5 IP, H, 6 K
Knapp now has 13 K in his 9 Midwest League innings, and has allowed just one hit and walked two. Did I mention that Knapp's 20th birthday is next...
August 26, 2010   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are both back on the cyberwaves tonight with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 9:30-10:30 PM EST. Paul is back after missing last week while on vacation to Cheeseland.
It's starting to get ugly watching this Indians team as they have really struggled in all phases of the game for the past week or so. We will discuss if the young players have hit a wall, what - if...
August 26, 2010   (0 comments)
Kinston Sweeps Doubleheader, Now 1/2 Game Out of Playoffs
Kinston swept a doubleheader, beating Frederick 4-3 and 1-0 thanks to two bottom of the eighth inning walk offs Wednesday night at Historic Grainger Stadium. With the wins, the K-Tribe is just
August 25, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 24
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game. No Kinston, AZL, or DSL games last night, so a shorter piece today.
Zach McAllister-SP, Columbus: 6 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 5 K, BB.
McAllister retired the side in order in innings 3-6 yesterday, taking...
August 25, 2010   (0 comments)
Rodger That! Your Career is Ready for Takeoff!
Today we unveil a new feature on the IPI. While this site is dedicated exclusively to following the Cleveland Indians and their farm system, there are many players around the minors who are not in the Indians organization who have ties to the team and area. Lianna will be checking in ever so often with these nice, short pieces to give us an update how these players are doing.
Chad Rodgers,...
August 25, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/24: Scrappers Ride Rayl, Bullpen To Victory
Scrappers stifle Spikes, win game one, 1-0
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers won game one of a three-game series against the State College Spikes Tuesday night 1-0 at Eastwood Field.
Rayl exited after four innings and turned it over to Gregorio Rosario who picked up his first win of the season pitching two scoreless innings of relief. Clayton Ehlert pitched a scoreless top of the ninth...