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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,...
August 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Undrafted Kaminsky Impressing
"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
What a crazy signing period...
August 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 19
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 games.
Lonnie Chisenhall-3B, Akron: 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R.
The Chizz has been on fire lately, hitting in 7 straight games. Over that span, he is 11-25 (.440) with a HR, 12 RBI, 3 2B, and even a...
August 20, 2010   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: All-Star Report
With the season beginning to wind down and the All-Star game officially over, here's the Scrapperbook: All-Star Report.
Record: 25-33, fifth place, 10 games behind Jamestown.
Mid-season Most Valuable Pitcher: Alex Kaminsky
Kaminsky has arguably been one of the best pitchers in the New York-Penn League, yet alone on his team to this point in the season. In his 11 starts, he...
August 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/19: Head Leads The Charge
Aeros Win Wild One Over R-Phils 15-10
A seven-run eighth inning rally highlighted a 15-10 victory for the Aeros as they avoided a sweep by the Reading Phillies Thursday night. Every Aeros player scored as the team improved to 64-59, while Reading dropped to 59-63. The R-Phils led by as many as five runs before Akron scored 13 runs in the fifth through the eighth inning to secure the win....
August 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Tonight I am back on the cyberwaves with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 9:30-10:30 PM EST. I say "I" because my partner in crime Paul Cousineau is on his way to Milwaukee for the weekend and will not be able to co-host tonight. But as they always say the show must go on, and at the moment I am planning on still doing the show so long as I can find another co-host for the night which may...
August 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 18
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 games.
Scott Barnes
August 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/19: Seastrunk Fuels Win
Seastrunk blasts Scrappers to 4-2 win over Muckdogs
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers won game one of a three-game series against the Batavia Muckdogs 4-2 tonight at Eastwood Field.
Diego Seastrunk hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning with the Scrappers trailing 2-0. His home run proved to be the turning point as the Scrappers won their second straight game.
August 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 17
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 games.
Note, both Lake County and Mahoning Valley had scheduled off days yesterday and Arizona's game was suspended.
Vinnie Pestano - RHP, Columbus: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K.
August 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Holt Being Thrown Right Into The Fire
Talk about being thrown out of the frying pan and into the fire.
Outfielder and 2010 10th round draft pick Tyler Holt was signed to a $500,000 bonus on Saturday early afternoon and then later that night immediately made his professional debut with Low-A Lake County going 1-for-4 with a triple in the contest. The fact he made his debut in Lake County and not at short-season Single-A Mahoning...
August 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Clip & Dirty: 8/17
Sorry for the absence, I was in Peru for 3 weeks enjoying my time off before school starts up, I'll be around the rest of the season and all throughout the off-season to help out Tony and keep talking all things Clippers and Indians.
The Clippers beat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees by a score of 5-1 on the strength of another great outing by Carlos Carrasco. Carrasco has heated up during...