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September 10, 2011   (0 comments)
Playoff Recaps 9/9: Martinez pitches Columbus to series win
Joe Martinez (Photo: IPI)Columbus sweeps, Move on to Championship Series
The defending Governors' Cup champions will have a chance to defend their crown after defeating the Durham Bulls, 5-2 at Huntington Park on Friday night.
With the victory and a three-game sweep over Durham, the Clippers clinch a spot in the Governors' Cup finals and will play the winner of the Pawtucket - Lehigh...
September 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Abraham's big week caps off good year
Adam Abraham (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.
September 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 8--The K-Tribe comeback edition
Mitch Talbot
Tony Lastoria)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.
Mitch Talbot: SP, Columbus Clippers: W (1-0), 7 IP, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 K:
Well, the Mitch Talbot chronicles continue, don't they? Just when...
September 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains: 2011 Season in Review
Quick Review:
The 2011 season for the Lake County Captains began well, and it ended with a sweep. The middle portion was less than to be desired. The Captains finished the season with a franchise record 86 losses (the season record was 53-86), and it was mostly due to the youth of the squad. The average age of the Captains squad was 21 years old, and the roster seemingly got younger as the...
September 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Playoff Recaps 9/8: Kinston gets big extra inning win
Jesus Aguilar (Photo: IPI)K-Tribe comes back to tie series
Kinston evened the Southern Division Championship Series with an 8-6 victory on Thursday Night in Myrtle Beach. In the 11th Bo Greenwell led off the frame with a single and was sacrificed to second base by Adam Abraham. Jesus Aguilar then delivered a go-ahead single making the score 7-6. Kinston added an insurance run in the inning...
September 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Video: Kinston 2011 division championship celebration
I was down in Woodbridge, VA last weekend to catch High-A Kinston's final series of the regular season. While down there I was able to see them clinch a postseason berth on Sunday where they had a mild celebration on the field and a champagne/beer shower after the game in the dugout.
On Monday I posted some pictures from the celebration, but I also shot some video and decided to put it to...
September 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 7--The 'Let the playoffs begin' edition
Zach McAllister
(photo: 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.
Zach McAllister: SP, Columbus: W (1-0), 6 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K:
McAllister has been the model of consistency throughout the entire regular...
September 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Zach McAllister (Photo: AP)Columbus pitches a shutout in playoff opener
The Clippers took the opening game of their first-round playoff series by beating the Durham Bulls behind a dominating pitching performance, solid defense, and the bat of Chad Huffman.
Huffman gave the Clippers a two-run lead in the fourth with a solo blast over the left-center field fence. He gave them another...
September 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Cook looks to lead K-Tribe to Game 1 win
Clayton Cook (Photo: IPI)The 2011 playoffs kick off tonight for most of the teams around Minor League Baseball. The Cleveland Indians have two teams in the postseason with Triple-A Columbus and High-A Kinston, both of which are in action on the road tonight.
Columbus will send right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister to the mound to face off against the Durham Bulls in Durham, NC, and about 200...
September 7, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Playoff Schedule & Pitching Rotations
The Cleveland Indians had two affiliates make the postseason this year as Triple-A Columbus and High-A Kinston both made it in for a chance to play another week to ten days and win a league championship.
Here are the game schedules for the first round of each of their best-of-five series’:
Game 1: Columbus at Durham, Wednesday September 7th 7:05 PM EST
September 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 5--The Year-End Edition
Beau Mills
(photo: 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.
Beau Mills: 1B, Columbus: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 K:
Mills put an exclamation point on a fine season with his third multi-hit game in a row,...
September 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Carlos CarrascoThe Cleveland Indians announced today that right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco will undergo Tommy John surgery in New York next Wednesday (9/14). He is expected to be out for 12-14 months while he rehabs from the surgery and builds himself back up to pitch again in the big leagues. He will more than likely not pitch in the big leagues in 2012.
Carrasco, 24, had been on the disabled...
September 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Akron Aeros 2011 Season in Review
( Aeros)Fans in Akron are not used to this whole no-postseason thing. The Aeros have been used to postseason baseball, but at the turn of the decade, it's been two straight seasons of cleaning up Canal Park after the first few days of September.
This was still a team that fought to the end and it took until the final weekend to be eliminated from postseason contention. It was...
September 6, 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.
The season is rapidly winding down, and with the loss to the Tigers yesterday in what really was a sweep or die series it looks like the Indians are all but done in the AL Central race. They are not mathematically eliminated,...
September 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 9/5: Salazar, Captains win season finale
Danny Salazar (Photo: IPI)Captains close season with 4-1 win
Lake County closed the 2011 season on Monday afternoon with a 4-1 win over Bowling Green. The Captains finished the season strong at home sweeping the Hot Rods at Classic Park.
Bowling Green to a 1-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI single by Julio Cedeno scoring Robby Price.
LeVon Washington led off the bottom...
September 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Francisco LindorAround theFarm 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.
Sure, they kicked Jerry Lewis off the MDA Labor Day telethon, but that doesn't mean that all traditions are lost. There's still that little thing called baseball. Yesterday was...
September 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers is a weekly Monday morning installment that explores the week that was for Triple-A Columbus.
After a pitching-dominated week, the Clippers came back in the final full week of the regular season to put up all kinds of crooked numbers, as they have been accustomed to doing for most of the season. The team finally received a much-needed off day on Thursday, as they...
September 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Photos: Kinston celebrates making it to the postseason
I have been out in Woodbridge, VA covering Kinston the last few days. The trip was initially planned to see Kinston play at the end of the year and also possibly see their final games as the Indians' High-A affiliate. Yesterday they clinched a playoff berth, so I was able to see them clinch, although it was a mild celebration in comparison to the insanity of winning a championship. In any case, congrats...
September 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 9/4: K-Tribe clinches playoff spot
K-Tribe celebrates clincher
(photo: Tony Lastoria) Kinston Secures Playoff Spot!
The K-Tribe secured a berth in the 2011 postseason with a doubleheader sweep of the Potomac Nationals Sunday afternoon. Kinston won game one 5-3 before taking game two 1-2.
The Indians continued a trend of early dominance in the series by jumping on top in the first inning of game number one. Tyler...
September 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Hagadone the next big thing in the pen
Hagadone could be a dominating late
inning arm in the near future (Photo: IPI)
Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
Hagadone back in the bigs
Triple-A Columbus left-handed reliever Nick Hagadone got his first call to Cleveland a week ago last Friday, but his stay was short as he was optioned out last Sunday so the Indians could call up Jerad Head...