RSS Twitter Facebook YouTube
Expand Menu

Indians Prospect Insider

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...
July 20, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/19: The Pack-Attack is Back
Packer, Aeros down Curve
Left-handed pitcher Matt Packer tossed eight shutout innings Tuesday to lead the Akron Aeros to a 6-0 win over the Altoona Curve in game two of a three-game series at Canal Park.
Packer recorded his fourth win of 2011 scattering two hits and striking out seven while walking just one. Packer's eight-inning performance is tied for the longest outing by an Aeros...
July 19, 2011   (0 comments)
David Huff - New Pitcher?
So David Huff was called up for a spot-start from AAA
July 19, 2011   (0 comments)
(Drew Pomeranz - Photo Credit: Will Bentzel and short week for the Akron Aeros landed them right were they started the break at, seven back of the division leading Harrisburg Senators, who they split a four-game weekend set with.
The story of the weekend was the highly anticipated debut of Drew Pomeranz at the Double-A level and his battle with fellow super-prospect Bryce Harper.
July 19, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 18, 2011
Brian Heere
(photo: Lake County
Captains)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.
Brian Heere: LF, Lake County: 5-7, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K:
Heere was the Indians 41st round selection during the 2010 draft out of Kansas,...
July 19, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/18: Jerad Head leads night of walk-offs
Head provides walk-off blast as Clippers win
The clock struck midnight and Jerad Head was the Clippers version of Cinderella, as his ninth inning blast to left-center put away the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Yankees, 7-6.
Thunderstorms delayed the game an hour and 55 minutes. That was only the beginning of a long night. After entering the ninth inning with a 6-2 lead, the Clippers surrendered...
July 18, 2011   (0 comments)
Double-A Akron first baseman Beau Mills was named the Eastern League's Batter of the Week on Monday. In five games he hit .632 (12-for-19) with 4 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 7 runs scored, 3 walks and a 1.316 slugging percentage in five games.
High-A Kinston right-handed pitcher Marty Popham was also named the Carolina League's Pitcher of the Week on Monday. On Sunday he struck out a season high eleven...
July 18, 2011   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers is a weekly Monday morning installment that explores the week that was for Triple-A Columbus.
The All-Star break may be exactly what the Clippers needed. With it came a break for most of the players, and a chance to refocus after a tough stretch leading into this week. Although the Clips were 58-33, and sitting on a comfortable lead in the International League West,...
July 18, 2011   (0 comments)
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.
Paul and I will talk about what has transpired since the start of the second half. We will also talk about the starts of late made by our "depth" in the minors with Jeanmar Gomez, Zach McAllister, and David Huff and see who may...
July 18, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/17: Popham strikes for another K-Tribe win
Marty Popham (Photo: IPI)Kinston wins 2-0
The K-Tribe got back on the winning track Sunday with a 2-0 victory over the visiting Dash, snapping a four game losing streak.
Marty Popham provided the pitching, striking out a career high 11 batters over 5 2/3 innings of work. Popham did not walk a Dash batter and allowed only three hits but was forced to watch his offense strand seven base...
July 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Kipnis' arrival in Cleveland likely depends
on Orlando Cabrera. (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook