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July 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/8: House is money in K-Tribe sweep
T.J. House (Photo: IPI)K-Tribe sweeps doubleheader
The K-Tribe pulled off a doubleheader sweep, defeating Lynchburg 6-1 and 1-0 Friday night at Historic Grainger Stadium. With the win Kinston improves to a Carolina League best 11-4 in the second half. The 1-0 shutout win in game two was Kinston
July 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Elvis has entered the building
Elvis Araujo (Photo: IPI)"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.
July 8, 2011   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Week 13
Record: 6-7 (Overall Record: 34-48)
Game Results:
July 1st - South Bend @ Lake County (Win: Reichenbach, Save: Dickerson)
July 2nd - South Bend @ Lake County (Loss: Goodnight)
July 3rd - Lake County @ Lansing (Loss: Petter)
July 4th - Lake County @ Lansing (Win: Wetmore, Save: Cooper)
July 5th - Lake County @ Lansing (Loss: Stowell)
July 6th - Lake...
July 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 7
Jerad Head
Columbus Clippers)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.
Jerad Head: LF, Columbus: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI:
You know, there's something about clutch, game-winning home runs that really make this...
July 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/7: Head's 3-run shot headlines comeback
Jerad Head (Photo: IPI)Clippers rally and stun Toledo 6-3
The Clippers avoid a four-game losing streak with a late rally, beating Toledo 6-3. Jerad Head's three-run blast headlines the comeback on Thursday night at Huntington Park.
The win for the Clippers is the 12th in 15 games against the Mud Hens this season.
The Clippers had a golden opportunity to get on the scoreboard...
July 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Will Roberts (Photo: AP)The Indians have officially signed 5th round pick right-handed pitcher Will Roberts. He has been assigned to short season Single-A Mahoning Valley.
31st round pick left-handed pitcher Michael Roth has all but said he is not signing with the Indians when he said
July 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Zach McAllister (Photo: Ken Carr)The Indians made it official late Tuesday night when they announced that Triple-A Columbus right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister would be called up to replace the injured Fausto Carmona and make the start today in Toronto against the Blue Jays.
McAllister, 23, has been a workhorse on the mound at Triple-A Columbus where in 15 starts he is 8-3 with a 2.97 ERA....
July 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 6
Drew Pomeranz
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.
Drew Pomeranz, SP, Kinston: 7 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 7 K, W (3-2):
I have to admit that I thought Pomeranz had seen his last days in Kinston after...
July 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/6: Pomeranz helps Kinston cruise to victory
Drew Pomeranz (Photo: IPI)Kinston takes down Lynchburg
Drew Pomeranz dazzled and Kinston had just enough pop to take down Lynchburg 3-1 Wednesday night at Historic Grainger Stadium. Kinston (9-4, 47-35) stays in first place on top of the Carolina League Southern Division, with the league
July 6, 2011   (0 comments)
The K-Tribe Chronicle: Bullpen domination
(Photo: Kinston Indians) From the Reservation:
So, I get up this morning and flip on the T.V. and what do I see? Roger Clemens strolling down a street as though someone has shot his dog. You know how Roger is if someone does him wrong. I mean, if someone threatens his make-believe-land in which he's the 'King of the World,' well, hell hath no fury.
Why do I bring this up? Well, I don't...
July 6, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians made it official on Tuesday night when they named Triple-A Columbus right-handed starter Zach McAllister as the starter for Thursday's game in Toronto. In 15 starts for Columbus he is 8-3 with a 2.97 ERA, and in 97.0 innings has allowed 86 hits, 21 walks, and has 71 strikeouts. He is expected to also get the start in game one of a doubleheader with the Twins in Minnesota on July 18th....
July 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 5
Robert Nixon
Mahoning Valley)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.
Chen Lee: RP, Columbus: 2 1/3 IP, 1 H, 4 K:
Chen Lee has been virtually unhittable, as his 2 1/3 of one-hit ball magnified tonight. He left...
July 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/5: Burns closes out another Akron win
Cory Burns (Photo: Lianna Holub)Aeros Win Second Straight Against Curve
The Akron Aeros won game two of a four-game series against the Altoona Curve 4-2 Tuesday at Blair County Ballpark.
Left-handed pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz recorded the win for the Aeros lasting five innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits, walking two and striking out one. Right-handed pitcher Cory Burns shut...
July 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Michael Roth (Photo: AP)There still is not much of anything to report on any of the Indians unsigned top ten picks as none of them have signed or are close to signing. In fact, the dialogue with most if not all is nearly non-existent between the Indians and the player’s representation. I can tell you two things though: 1.) All of these signings except maybe 5th rounder right-handed pitcher Will Roberts...
July 5, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians were surprisingly busy over the July 4th holiday weekend as they signed five players during the International Signing Period which kicked off on July 2nd.
All told the Indians signed five 16-year old Latin American free agents by inking Dominican Republic shortstop Dorssys Paulino and outfielder Francisco Miguel and Venezuelan left-handed pitcher Edgar Pineda, outfielder Omar...
July 5, 2011   (0 comments)
(Photo Credit - MILB/Akron Aeros)Coming off a big sweep of Reading, the Aeros continued to roll up victories by completing a sweep against Bowie and capping off a perfect homestand. The run boosted them all the way to third place and as close as five games out. The six game win streak was their longest of the season.
Then they traveled to Erie, who seemingly have their number this season...
July 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Hopefully everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST.
The Indians just finished up a tough 9-game road trip where they survived several injuries and made it out with a 4-5 record even after getting swept by the Giants...
July 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/4: McFarland leads Akron
T.J. McFarland (Photo: Lianna Holub)McFarland, Aeros Down Curve On Independence Day
Left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland allowed just one unearned run over seven innings of work and the Akron Aeros backed him with seven runs of their own to win game one of a four-game series against the Altoona Curve 7-1 Monday at Blair County Ballpark.
McFarland recorded his fifth win of 2011 scattering...
July 4, 2011   (0 comments)
And taking the place of Fausto Carmona in the Tribe's rotation is...
Jeanmar Gomez
(photo: Tony Lastoria)Well, I wish it were that easy to just throw a name up there, but for once in the history of the Tribe, there are several incredible options available. But before we get there, just what happened to one Fausto Carmona?
It's distinctly hard to remember just when Carmona stopped being a factor as a top-of-the-rotation starter for the Cleveland Indians....
July 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers is a weekly Monday morning installment that explores the week that was for Triple-A Columbus.
The Clippers were faced with plenty of adversity this week, losing one of their best players to a Major League promotion, and a number of others to injury. One position in general, catcher, has seemed to be a cursed one. Still, it was another generally successful week for...