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July 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Cole Pitts32nd round pick right-handed pitcher Cole Pitts is still weighing his options to sign with the Indians or to attend Georgia Tech this fall. It will take a considerable offer from the Indians to land him, so it looks like he is college bound. That said, the Indians appear to be interested in pursing negotiations as they recently had both his area scout and a crosschecker watch him pitch in...
July 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Jordan Smith (photo: St. Cloud State)Scrappers Erase Early Deficit in Win Over Renegades
Jordan Smith and Todd Hankins hit two-run doubles in the seventh inning and the Scrappers scored seven straight runs in a 7-4 victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades.
Mahoning Valley trailed 2-0 after three innings as the Renegades scored one in the first and one in the third off starter Joseph...
July 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 7/19 (Ep 12)
"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 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Beau Mills re-building his career as potential heir to Hafner
Beau Mills (photo: Tony Lastoria)Beau Mills was promoted yesterday to Triple A Columbus after 2 1/2 frustrating seasons as a member of the Akron Aeros. Mills was the former first round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in 2007, and came as a power-hitting corner infielder with a high baseball IQ (his father is Brad Mills, the current manager of the Houston Astros, and former coach for the Boston...
July 23, 2011   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: Week Five
Where We Stand in Week Five:
Overall Record: 20-15 (4-3 this week) Tied for first place.
Week Five Games:
16 @ Jamestown, L 6-13 (WP: M. Mejia; LP: R. Nixon)
17 @ Jamestown, W 6-5 (WP: E. Tejeda; LP: C. Petersen; SV: N. Striz)
18 @ Jamestown, L 5-6 (WP: F. Reed; LP: N. Striz)
19 vs. State College, W 6-1 (WP: H. Guerrero; LP: Z. Dodson)
20 vs. State...
July 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 22 (the Abner Abreu is back edition)
Abner Abreu
(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.
Abner Abreu: RF, Kinston: 4-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI:
If you aren't on the Abner Abreu bandwagon, I'm thinking that this game may just be...
July 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/22: Abreu 2-run blast carries Kinston
Abner Abreu (photo: Tony Lastoria)Wild one tilts in favor of K-Tribe, 11-10!
Abner Abreu
July 22, 2011   (0 comments)
Is the Jason Kipnis promotion a long-term move, or another cup-of-coffee?
Jason Kipnis (photo: Tony Lastoria)The Cleveland Indians have promoted second baseman Jason Kipnis from Triple A Columbus, according to Tony Lastoria of Indians Prospect Insider. To make the move, the Indians sent Luis Valbuena back to Columbus and designated Jared Goedert for assignment.
Kipnis is the Indians top middle infield prospect, and according to Lastoria's preeminent Indians' minor...
July 22, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 21
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.
Jesus Aguilar - 1B, Lake County: 4-6, R, HR, 4 RBI, K. Aguilar is doing everything in his power (no pun intended) to prove to the Tribe brass he's ready to be promoted. He's been swinging a hot bat,...
July 22, 2011   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Week 15
10-16 (Overall Record: 38-57)
Game Results:
July 15th - Lake County @ Peoria (Loss: Mahalic)
July 16th - Lake County @ Burlington (Loss: Rayl)
July 17th - Lake County @ Burlington (Loss: Mahalic)
July 18th - Lake County @ Burlington (Win: Reichenbach)
July 19th - Off
July 20th - Quad Cities @ Lake County (Loss: Cook)
July 21st...
July 22, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/20: Monsalve walk-off gives Lake County a 16-15 win
Alex Monsalve (photo: Lianna Holub)Captains Prevail 16-15, In Heat of the Moment
In the bottom of the ninth with the temperature pushing 97 degrees and climbing, Alex Monsalve lifted Lake County past Quad Cities, with an RBI single to leftfield, scoring Carlos Moncrief for a bone chilling 16-15 walk-off win at Classic Park on Thursday afternoon.
The game between the Captains and the...
July 21, 2011   (0 comments)
Triple-A Columbus second baseman Jason Kipnis is Cleveland bound and will be activated before the game on Friday. Since he is not on the 40-man roster, the Indians have designated outfielder/first baseman Jared Goedert for assignment. Infielder Luis Valbuena was already optioned to Columbus today, so a spot on the 25-man roster is already open.
With Valbuena leaving it means the Indians are...
July 21, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians announced today that outfielder Grady Sizemore underwent abdominal surgery in Philadelphia, PA to address a sports hernia. He is expected to take up to four to six weeks to recover from the injury, which will also allow him time to recover from his bruised knee.
“The injury which resulted in today’s surgery has been bothering me since the slide in May," Sizemore said in a...
July 21, 2011   (0 comments)
IPI Inbox: Indians have lots of candidates for bullpen
C.C. Lee could be a bullpen option for the
Indians really soon in Cleveland (Photo: IPI).
It is time for another IPI Inbox to talk about some of the questions from the minors to the big leagues that Indians fans have asked of late. These are all questions I have received of late via e-mail or on my Twitter page (@TonyIPI).
If you have a question on anything pertaining to the Cleveland...
July 21, 2011   (0 comments)
The AZL/DSL Rookie Report
Arizona League Indians Report
Record: 11-11, 3rd place, 0.5 games back
Last Five Games: 2-3
Team Hitting: .277, 7th out of 13 teams
Team Pitching: 3.96, 3rd out of 13 teams
Game Recaps
Wed., July 13 - OFF
Thurs., July 14 - L Reds 2-6 (L Robbie Aviles 0-1)
Robbie Aviles threw just 2/3 of an inning to start the game giving up 2 earned runs....
July 21, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 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.
Alex Lavisky - C, Mahoning Valley: 2-5, R, HR, RBI, K. Since being demoted in the lineup, Lavisky has been tearing the cover off the baseball. In his past ten games, he's hitting .316 with 2 doubles,...
July 21, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/20: Abraham sends Kinston to late-inning victory
Adam Abraham (photo: Tony Lastoria)Kinston Wins Late, Takes Series From Dash
Kinston erased a late three-run Winston-Salem lead to beat the Dash 5-4 in an 11 am game, Wednesday at Historic Grainger Stadium. With the win, the Indians (15-10, 53-41) take three of four games to win the series.
Winston-Salem led 4-2 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Adam Abraham started the comeback...
July 20, 2011   (0 comments)
The K-Tribe Chronicle: "The quest stands upon the edge of a will fail to the ruin of all."
(Photo: Kinston Indians) From the Reservation:
The Kinston Indians have turned into an enigma of gigantic proportions. Throughout most of this season, the offense has teetered on the brink of nothingness, batting in the .220's, and in dead last of nearly every major offensive category. The pitching was the complete opposite, with an ERA in the low 3's, and at the top of nearly every major pitching...
July 20, 2011   (0 comments)
Whither Josh Tomlin
Josh Tomlin (Photo: IPI)Whither Josh Tomlin.
He who has pitched at least 5 innings in all of his 31 Major League starts.
He whose 88-mile an hour fastball is well below Major League average.
The man who has become something of a folk hero in these parts for his ability to provide quality start after quality start despite less than adequate “stuff.”
How good is...
July 20, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 19, 2011
Matt Packer
Akron Aeros)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.
Matt Packer: SP, Akron Aeros: 8 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 7 K, W (4-9):
Where has this guy been all season? Well, that's not totally true, because since...