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April 11, 2011   (0 comments)
The Monday Drive with the K-Tribe:  The Swan Song of Kinston
(Photo: Kinston Indians)I'd like to tell you that the first three games of the season gave some sort of tell as to what kind of year that the Kinston Indians would put together in 2011. Unfortunately, this weekend's play during the first pseudo-week of baseball more resembled the thunderstorms that visited North Carolina on Friday and Saturday than any sort of consistency.
Friday Night's home...
April 11, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm:  April 10, 2011
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.
Austin Adams - SP, Akron: 6 IP, 2 H, 0ER/R, 1 BB, 6 K, W (1-0). Many think that Austin Adams is a sleeper in the organization. I absolutely thing the folks saying sleeper are insane. Austin Adams is...
April 11, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 4/10: Phelps powers Columbus to sweep
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)Clippers sweep through Indianapolis
The Clippers used two home runs from Cord Phelps and four hits from Bubba Bell to complete a four game sweep of the Indianapolis Indians on Sunday afternoon. Columbus is off to its' best start since 1980.
Zach McAllister hurled five innings as the starting pitcher, allowing four runs (all in his final inning) and picking up a...
April 10, 2011   (0 comments)
The baseball season has just gotten underway, which is one of the most exciting times of the year for me.
But I was thrown a curveball on Friday which completely changes things going forward, at least in the short term. Needless to say, I have an interesting week ahead of me as my life has been flipped upside down the past 48 hours.
Long story short, I went to the doctor on Friday to...
April 10, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: April 9
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.
T.J. McFarland - SP, Kinston: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HR.
Even though he was tagged with the loss, McFarland got his season off to a solid start. He gave up a big 2-run homer with...
April 10, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 4/9: Kipnis leads Clippers Comeback
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)Columbus rallies twice in 8-7 win
Mike Sarbaugh's young team is making a habit of playing one run games and so far, they've been pretty good at winning them. The Clippers rallied from a four run deficit to defeat Indianapolis 8-7, the third straight win to start the season.
The Clippers are 3-0 for the first time since 1997. Columbus scored three times in the eighth...
April 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: April 8
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.
Drew Pomeranz - SP, Kinston: 5.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K.
As far as pro debuts go, you can't get any better than the one Pomeranz had on Friday night. He was a strike machine all night and...
April 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 4/8: Pomeranz Impressive in K-Tribe win
Kinston Walks Off With 7-6 Win in Extra Innings
Ronald Rivas hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the tenth inning, as Kinston beat Winston-Salem 7-6 on opening night at Historic Grainger Stadium.
In front of a sold out crowd of 4,102, Kinston starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz was brilliant in his professional debut. Pomeranz, Cleveland
April 8, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Kinston Indians Preview: The Final Year
(Photo: Kinston Indians)The 2011 season will be the last that the K-Tribe calls Historic Grainger Stadium and Kinston home. In 2012, the Advanced A Indians will be moving 60 miles northwest to one of the most unique stadiums in all of the minor leagues, just outside Raleigh. While there will be a lot of press throughout the year on the Indians move to Five County Stadium, the 2011 Kinston Indians will...
April 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: April 7
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.
Cord Phelps - DH, Columbus: 3-for-3, R, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB.
A perfect night at the plate for Phelps with two walks and three hits to reach base in all five of his plate appearances. He fell...
April 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 4/7: Goodnight for Captains
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)Captains open season with impressive win
On opening day Lake County put together an all-around team performance for a big 13-3 win over Great Lakes. The offense spotted Mike Goodnight four runs and that is all he needed as the Captains never took their foot off the pedal.
Nick Bartolone kicked the season off with a lead off base hit. A Carlos Moncrief single put...
April 7, 2011   (0 comments)
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)The 2011 minor league season starts tonight.
At 7:00 PM EST tonight three of the Indians' minor league affiliates get things going as Triple-A Columbus, Double-A Akron, and Low-A Lake County are all in action. High-A Kinston gets things started up tomorrow night.
Now that the 2011 season is officially here, I'd like to take the time to mention all of the coverage...
April 7, 2011   (0 comments)
(Photo: Columbus Clippers)Last season in Columbus, we were treated to
April 7, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Lake County Captains Preview
2010 Record: 44-25 (1st Half, 1st Place), 33-37 (2nd Half, 5th Place); Midwest League Champions
Coaching Staff:
The 2011 Lake County Captains will once again be lead by Ted Kubiak. This is Kubiak’s second consecutive season with Lake County, and his 18th overall as a part of the Cleveland Indians organization.
Jim Rickon returns as the hitting coach for the Captains. Last...
April 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Greenwell hoping for a more consistent season
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)The 2011 Minor League Baseball season officially kicks off tomorrow. Along with that the hopes and dreams for thousands of players spring into action for that chance to make the big leagues.
High-A Kinston 22-year old outfielder Bo Greenwell is excited to get the season going after putting a lot of hard work into his five month offseason to get bigger, stronger, and better....
April 6, 2011   (0 comments)
(Photo: Akron Aeros)A magical run of Eastern League success came to an end last year, but the Akron Aeros run is far from over.
For the first time since 2004, the Aeros didn’t make it to the playoffs. However they did finish .500 and we’re yet again in the thick of it for a playoff spot. The move to the Western Division proved to be much tougher as Altoona rolled their way into the playoffs...
April 5, 2011   (0 comments)
ere are the final statistics from all the Indians minor league spring training games this spring. Players are listed in alphabetical order.
BattersAVGSLGOBPOPSABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBEAdam Abraham.256.395.298.6934321130173810Abner Abreu.319.596.396.99247131532296811Jesus Aguilar.316.649.3691.0185710187041461000Juan Apodaca.280.400.276.676254730031200Juan Aponte.
April 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Here is the 2011 Depth Chart which shows the rosters for every team from the big league team in Cleveland down to minor league rookie ball. This depth chart will be updated as official moves are made throughout the 2011 season and can easily be referenced at the top of the page below the site header.
A few notes:
- Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron are only allowed a 24 man active...
April 4, 2011   (0 comments)
UPDATE: Triple-A Columbus, Double-A Akron, High-A Kinston, and Low-A Lake County rosters are all official. There may be some minor tweaks between now and opening day on Thursday, but these are the official rosters:
Paolo Espino (RHP)
Jeanmar Gomez (RHP)
David Huff (LHP)
Josh Judy (RHP)
Corey Kluber (RHP)
Jensen Lewis (RHP)
Joe Martinez...
April 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk in another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST. Tonight we will discuss the happenings in the first three games of the season for the Tribe.
The Indians ended their series with the White Sox on a winning note on Sunday. There were things to take from all three games over the weekend,...