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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...
August 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Clip & Dirty: 8/23
The Columbus Clippers are in the thick of a competitive IL-West divisional race with the Lousiville Bats. The Clippers went into last night’s matchup with the Toledo Mud Hens knowing that Louisville was only a ½ game ahead in the standings and that they had to win in order to keep pace down the stretch.
Things looked good as Columbus jumped out to an early lead on the strength of a HR...
August 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Kluber Starting To Settle In
Some time has now gone by since the July 31st trade of veteran right-handed pitcher Jake Westbrook which brought back right-handed pitching prospect Corey Kluber to the Indians from the San Diego Padres. A little over three weeks to be exact.
During that time, the newly acquired Kluber has had to make the quick adjustment to a new organization, league, and teammates all on the fly. In his...
August 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 23
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.
Chun Chen-C, Kinston: 1-4, HR (4), RBI, BB, R.
Chen has been on fire of late, hitting in 9 of his last 10 and posting a .429/.564/.714 (1.278 OPS!) line over that time period. The Taiwan...
August 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/23: McBride Provides Walkoff Game Winner
Clippers end losing streak with walk-off, infield hit
When in the midst of a season-long losing streak, you'll take a win anyway you can get it. For the Clippers Monday night, that meant a walk-off win in which the ball never had to leave the infield in the ninth. Matt McBride's infield single to short earned Columbus a .500 record on their 10-game homestand, as they topped Toledo, 4-3.
August 23, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Carrasco About Ready For Prime Time
"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.
I made a day long journey...
August 23, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 22
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.
Carlos Carrasco-SP, Columbus: 7 2/3 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 8 K, BB
Carrasco went 5 2/3 hitless innings yesterday against Toledo, before a two-out rally in the 6th finally got to him for a pair of...
August 23, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Week That Was: 8/16 - 8/22
It was a crucial week for the Aeros as they took on third place Harrisburg in a three game weekend set at Canal Park. Saturday's contest was rained out, setting up an important shortened double-header between the Senators and Aeros. After Harrisburg won on Friday, they swept the double-header and the series on Sunday to not only put distance between themselves and Akron, but take over second place...
August 23, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/22: Gardner Wins His 11th
K-Tribe Beats Myrtle Beach, Taking Series
Kinston beat Myrtle Beach 9-2 Sunday night in Myrtle Beach. The rain shortened affair was halted in the top of the seventh inning. Kinston takes two of three games in Myrtle Beach to win the series from the Pelicans. Kinston ends up taking the season series from Myrtle Beach with a 12-8 record.
Kinston got to Pelican
August 22, 2010   (0 comments)
With a North Carolina weather report showcasing high 80's instead of the high 90's, it's time to get to this week's Sunday Drive so I can enjoy an afternoon in this wonderful, "cool" weather.
The Kinston Indians find themselves only a game-and-a-half out of a playoff spot during the second half of the season after a week that coulda/woulda/shoulda been better than the 4-3 record they recorded....
August 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Business As Usual For Gardner
With two weeks left in the minor league regular season, when talk starts to come up about the Pitcher of the Year in the Indians
August 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Clippers fall behind early again, lose 8-4
For the second straight night, starting pitching put the Clippers behind the eight-ball and their offense wasn't able to bring them back, as they fell 8-4 to Toledo in the opener of a two-city, five-game series at Huntington Park.
Paolo Espino was the International League's Pitcher of the Week for his efforts last week, but he lasted just...
August 21, 2010   (0 comments)
IPI Inbox: McAllister Adds More Pitching Depth
It's time to clear out the inbox again with some answers to some questions surrounding the Cleveland Indians big league team and farm system. As a reminder, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding the Indians.
Onto the Inbox...
Phil wrote: Which names you are hearing for the PTBNL from the Yanks? I know we won't be getting Montero as well as probably McAllister...
August 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 20
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: 4 IP, 2 BB, 7 K.
Dominating effort for Knapp in his full season debut for the Captains, going four hitless innings and allowing just 2 baserunners via the walk....
August 21, 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 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/20: Frawley's Homer Is Deciding Blow
August 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Acquire McAllister To Complete Kearns Trade
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has acquired right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister from the New York Yankees to complete the July 30th trade that sent outfielder Austin Kearns to the Bronx for a player to be named.
McAllister, 22, has spent the entire 2010 season to date at Triple-A Scranton, going 8-10 with a 5.09ERA in 24 starts and one complete game (132.2IP, 165H, 82R/75ER,...