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August 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/23: Clippers clinch division title
Paolo Espino (Photo: IPI) Clippers blank Bisons 5-0, Clinch division
Paolo Espino received the help of three home runs and the Clippers snapped their four-game losing streak, beating the Bisons, 5-0. Second place Indianapolis lost on Tuesday night 7-6, and with their loss combined with the Clippers win the Columbus Clippers clinched the International League's West Division.
August 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Weglarz struggles through another season of injuries
Nick Weglarz (Photo: IPI) Now that third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and second baseman Jason Kipnis have been called up to Cleveland, Double-A Akron outfielder Nick Weglarz is arguably the best hitting prospect in the entire Indians organization.
Weglarz, 23, has a ton of strength and power as well as a good approach at the plate where he draws a lot of walks. Over the past few years he has...
August 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Cody AllenAround 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.
Cody Allen: RP, Lake County: 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K:
Look at your new star in the bullpen for the Indians' organization. Allen was electric at Mahoning Valley, and has been even...
August 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Guilmet wins Pitcher of the Week award
Preston Guilmet
(Photo: MiLB) Kinston right-handed closer Preston Guilmet was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the period ending on August 21st. Guilmet collected three saves in the week long span to become the league’s saves leader with 33, and in four appearances he struck out four batters and allowed two hits in five innings of scoreless work.
On the season Guilmet...
August 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/22: Scrappers salvage a split
Cody Elliott (Photo: Lianna Holub) Scrappers split doubleheader
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers split their doubleheader with Batavia on Monday night losing game one 3-2 but then coming back and winning the nightcap 11-3.
Cody Anderson got the start in game one and allowed one run, three hits and a walk in three innings of work. Will Krasne suffered the loss as he allowed a run in extra...
August 22, 2011   (0 comments)
Jim Thome (Photo: AP) The Indians have placed designated hitter Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list with a right foot sprain. The Indians have called up right-handed pitcher Josh Judy to take Hafner's spot on the 25-man roster and help a burned out bullpen. He may not be in Cleveland long as he probably will be optioned out after the first game of the doubleheader tomorrow so the Indians can...
August 22, 2011   (0 comments)
This week featured eight games in seven days for the Clippers, and perhaps the traveling and lack of time off got to them. For the most part, it was a team-wide lack of execution, offensively, defensively and pitching-wise. Overall, the staff allowed 48 runs, but only 30 of them were earned, because of 11 errors. On the other side, the offense went 10-56 on the week with runners in scoring position....
August 22, 2011   (0 comments)
PROGRAMMING NOTE: Due to Paul being unable to do the show tonight, we have rescheduled it for 11:00 p.m. EST tomorrow (Tuesday 8/23).
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 turned out to be a disaster of a weekend for the Indians...
August 22, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/21: Aguilar's big blow powers Kinston to win
Jesus Aguilar (Photo: IPI) Kinston wins long, wild one
The Kinston Indians worked from behind and leaned on the bullpen to turn the tide in Myrtle Beach for an 8-7 Sunday victory.
A 5-1 advantage came crumbling down in the third inning as the Pelicans scored five runs on four hits, taking advantage of two walks to take the lead and chase Kinston starter Clayton Cook. Chris Jones came...
August 21, 2011   (0 comments)
Hannahan has been a spectacular defender
at third base this year (Photo: AP).
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook
August 21, 2011   (0 comments)
Ronny Rodriguez
(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.
Ronny Rodriguez: SS, Lake County: 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K:
What more does Ronny Rodriguez have to do to get on everyone's radar?...
August 21, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/20: Rodriguez puts on a power display in loss
Ronny Rodriguez (Photo: IPI) R-Rod's two homers not enough for Captains
Conner Powers hit two home runs and drove in five runs as the Fort Wayne Tin Caps took game one of the four game series from the Lake County Captains 9-4 on Saturday night. The Captains Ronny Rodriguez also delivered two home runs and drove in four.
The Tin Caps jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first...
August 20, 2011   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: All-Star Edition
This will be a slightly different version of The Scrapperbook, as this will be the exclusive All-Star edition. It will return to normal next week!
Where We Stand in Week Nine:
Overall Record: 33-26 (1-3 this week) Third place, 3 game behind Auburn.
Week Nine Games:
13 vs. Brooklyn, L 1-2 (WP: S. Winnick; LP: R. Cespedes; SV: T. Weldon)
14 vs. Brooklyn,...
August 20, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 19
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, Kinston: 3-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI:
Welcome back, Jesus Aguilar. The big first baseman made his Kinston debut nearly a month ago with the spotlight on him after hitting .292,...
August 20, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/19: Packer continues late season surge
Matt Packer (Photo: IPI) Packer Shuts Out Squirrels
Aeros left-hander Matt Packer pitched eight strong innings, as Akron beat Richmond 4-0 on Friday night at The Diamond. Chun Chen and John Drennen provided the offense as the Aeros (65-60) took game one of a three-game series against the Flying Squirrels.
In his eight innings of work, Packer scattered five hits, while striking out...
August 19, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 18
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.
Beau Mills - 1B, Columbus: 2-3, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI, BB.
While not quite hitting as hot as he was in Akron, he's still been a force to recon with in the Clipper lineup. After coming off...
August 19, 2011   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Week 19
20-32 (Overall Record: 48-73)
Game Results:
August 12th - Great Lakes @ Lake County (Win: Allen)
August 13th - Lake County @ Dayton (Loss: Petter)
August 14th (Game 1) - Lake County @ Dayton (Loss: Sterling)
August 14th (Game 2) - Lake County @ Dayton (Loss: Sterling)
August 15th - Lake County @ Dayton (Win: Allen)
August 16th - Off
August 19, 2011   (0 comments)
The season is winding down, and with that players in the Cleveland Indians minor league system have gone through the ups and downs of the regular season. This is the time to reflect on who improved and raised their stock, or who struggled and saw their stock plummet.
What better way than to grade out all the risers and fallers than to use the 2011 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects and More...
August 19, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 8/16 (Ep 16)
"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...
August 19, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/18: Mills slams Clippers to a win
Beau Mills (Photo: IPI) Mills slam leads Clippers to victory
Beau Mills' eighth inning grand slam lifted the Clippers to a 7-5 victory over Pawtucket.
After putting two men on with nobody out, Pawtucket reliever Scott Atchison almost escaped the inning without damage. However, Mills jumped on a 1-1 Atchison offering and snuck one over the fence in left.
Zach McAllister gave...