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June 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/15: Gardner dominates in Akron win
Joe Gardner (Photo: Lianna Holub)Gardner, Aeros down Fisher Cats
Right-hander Joe Gardner tossed eight scoreless innings to help the Akron Aeros win game two of a three-game series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3-0 Wednesday at Canal Park.
Gardner got the win for the Aeros scattering six hits, walking one and striking out three. Righty Cory Burns shut the door in the top of...
June 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Mills enjoying some early success
Beau Mills (Photo: Lianna Holub)"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which recaps 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.
June 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Now is not the time to panic for the Cleveland Indians. The Tribe should not give in to temptation and trade any of the organization
June 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 14, 2011
J.D. Reichenbach
(photo: Lake County)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.
J.D. Reichenbach: RP/SP, Kinston: 5 2/3, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K:
There's absolutely no way that the Indians' management thought this would happen. Reichenbach...
June 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/14: Kipnis triples Columbus to 8th straight
Jason Kipnis (Photo: Lianna Holub)Clippers complete 4-game sweep of Buffalo
It was quite the night for Jason Kipnis and Chad Huffman as their extra base hits paced the Clippers to 7-3 victory over Buffalo which led to a four game sweep of the Bisons and increasing the Columbus' winning streak to eight.
Clippers rigthhander Scott Barnes was dealing early, striking out five through his...
June 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Father's Day is this coming Sunday, and there is still time to order the 2011 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects and More book and receive it before then. Even if you are not a father, the book makes a great companion to learn about all the players in the Cleveland Indians farm system.
The book runs $20.95 (plus shipping/handling) runs 228 pages in length and is in 6x9 format and includes...
June 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Right-handed pitcher Jason Knapp had shoulder surgery and is done for the season. Director of Player Development Ross Atkins had this so say today in a prepared statement: "As we have conveyed the past several months, we were monitoring Jason's progress and workload to ensure that he would be fully healthy and able to pitch without being limited upon his return to the mound. After increasing his...
June 14, 2011   (0 comments)
After dropping a pair in a three game set with New Britain, the road swing continued to Harrisburg where the Aeros shocked the front-running Eastern League leaders with a series sweep. It didn't pull them out of the basement, but in one set they inched closer to .500 and put themselves within five games of the leaders, who now hold just a three game lead over Bowie.
We've been waiting for...
June 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Zack MacPhee9th round pick third baseman Jordan Smith is hitting .308 (4-for-13) with a double and two stolen bases in his first four games playing in the Cape Cod League. It will probably be a few weeks before he is signed (if he is signed).
Now that Arizona State has been eliminated from the college baseball postseason, expect 13th rounder second baseman Zach Macphee to sign soon. With Arizona...
June 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 13, 2011
T.J. House
(photo: Kinston Indians)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. House: SP, Kinston: 7 IP, 1 H, 4 BB, 6 K, W (4-6):
House was absolutely unhittable tonight. He took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, before...
June 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/13: Huff, Valbuena lead Clippers
Dave Huff (Photo: Lianna Holub)Huff, Columbus top Herd 8-2
The Clippers remained hot with an 8-2 win over Buffalo.
Lefty David Huff struck out 10 Bisons without a walk over seven innings, allowing one run on four hits. After allowing a solo home run with one out in the second inning he retired 17 of the final 18 batters he faced.
Shortstop Luis Valbuena provided all the necessary...
June 13, 2011   (0 comments)
After losing four straight games, the Clippers played a tremendous week of baseball, going 6-1 and outscoring their opponents (Louisville Bats, Rochester Red Wings and Buffalo Bisons), 38-20. The team as a whole pitched good, not great, but aside from the first of the seven games, the offense would not need much help, getting back to its potent ways.
Game-by-game results
Monday (lost,...
June 13, 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.
Paul and I will discuss the free fall the Indians are currently going through and if they can ever get out of it. What needs to be done, or really, if there is anything that can be done to avoid the inevitable. We will discuss whether...
June 13, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 12
Paolo Espino ( 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.
Paolo Espino - SP, Akron: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Espino made the spot start on Sunday for lefty Matt Packer who is on the disabled list with a calf injury (he's...
June 13, 2011   (0 comments)
Cody ElliottThe Indians have officially signed three players from the 2011 Draft. Outfielder Bryson Myles (6th round, Stephen F. Austin), right-handed pitcher Grant Sides (12th round, Samford U), and outfielder Cody Elliott(21st round, Ball St) have come to terms and are the first three players from the 2011 draft class to sign. They will all be assigned to Mahoning Valley.
As noted in the...
June 13, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/12: Kinston wins record 23 inning game
Casey Frawley (Photo: Lianna Holub)23 Inning Game Goes to Kinston 3-2
In the longest game in the 66 year history of the Carolina League, it took 23 innings for Kinston to walk off with a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon/evening at Historic Grainger Stadium. Casey Frawley hit the run scoring single to plate Roberto Perez and end the 6
June 12, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians slide has no end in sight.
(Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook
June 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 11
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 Kipnis - 2B, Columbus: 3-for-4, R, HR, 3 RBI, BB.
Kipnis is really having a good season in Triple-A Columbus. He got off to a slow start this year as he only hit .253 in 21 April games,...
June 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/11: Kipnis paces Kinson to win
Jason Kipnis (Photo: Lianna Holub)Clippers sneak by 7-6
The Columbus Clippers struck back ate to take a 7-6 win over Buffalo on Saturday night. Chad Huffman scored the go-ahead run from third on a passed ball in the eighth after back and forth fifth, sixth and seventh innings.
Over 4.2 innings, Kluber allowed three runs (all earned) on five hits and walks with five strikeouts. Second...
June 11, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 6/7 (Ep 7)
"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...