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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...
July 4, 2011   (0 comments)
The AZL/DSL Rookie Report
AZL Indians
Last Week (3-2):
Sun 6/26: A's 9-3 (W)
Mon 6/27: OFF
Tues 6/28: Dodgers 1-11 (L)
Wed 6/29: Rangers 2-1 (W)
Thurs 6/30: Giants 3-2 (W)
Fri 7/1: Reds 1-5 (L)
Sat 7/2: OFF
Through ten games this season the AZL Indians have shown the ability to hit the ball well with some average pitching backing them up. Top prospect Juan...
July 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 6/28 (Ep 9)
"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...
July 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/3: Serna drives home Scrappers win
KC Serna (Photo: IPI)Serna Helps Scrappers Split
KC Serna singled down the third baseline with the bases loaded to knock in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning to help the Mahoning Valley Scrappers edge the Batavia Muckdogs 12-11 on Sunday evening. Serna, who went 4-5 with an RBI and a walk, knocked in Cody Elliott to end a back-and-forth battle between the Pinckney Division foes.
July 3, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians have done more high-fiving after games
the first half of the season than expected. (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook
July 3, 2011   (0 comments)
Michael Brantley (Photo: AP)The Indians have reached the midway point of the season with a record of 44-37.
2011 has already been one hell of a ride.
The first 6 weeks exceeded everyone’s expectations. Exceeded expectations in excelsis.
The past 6 weeks have not been up to those expectations. Not to the expectations the Tribe raised in those first 6 weeks, not to the expectations...
July 3, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 2
Rob Bryson
(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.
Luis Valbuena: SS, Columbus: 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB:
Does it get much better than this for Valbuena? This kid is on fire offensively,...
July 3, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/2:  Valbuena's heroics lift Clippers
Luis Valbuena (photo: Tony Lastoria)Clippers walk-off against Bats
Luis Valbuena's walk-off homer gave the Clippers a 6-5 victory in ten innings on a beautiful Saturday night in the Arena District.
The Bats wasted no time getting on the scoreboard. With two outs in the top of the 1st, Yonder Alonso unloaded on Clippers starter Corey Kluber for a solo shot, his 10th long ball of the...
July 2, 2011   (0 comments)
According to reports, the Indians have signed 5'11" 175 pound 16-year old right-handed hitting Dominican shortstop Dorssys Paulino for a reported $1.1 Million. He is the son of left-hander Jesus Sanchez who pitched in the big leagues from 1998-2004 for the Marlins, Cubs, Rockies and Reds. According to Baseball America, he is one of the better infield bats available in this July 2 class who has good...
July 2, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 1
Adam Abraham
(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.
Ben Copeland: LF, Akron: 3-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 R, 1 K:
Welcome to Akron, Mr. Copeland. The Aeros leftfielder was signed by Cleveland when Matt...
July 2, 2011   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: Week Two
Wishing all of you a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July. May you enjoy fireworks, have a barbecue, and enjoy spending time with family and friends. I would also like to send many thanks to those who are serving in our armed foces for everything they do to keep this country safe.
Where We Stand in Week Two:
Overall Record: 10-5 (5-2 this week) First place, 1 game ahead of Jamestown.