The fourth and final game of the series between the Indianapolis Indians and Columbus Clippers had an 11:35am first pitch, but Columbus' bats were awake and ready. The Clippers bounced back from their first loss since Opening Day on Wednesday night with a 5-4 win on Thursday, taking three games of the four-game set.
Might a Crowe be perched in the outfield in Cleveland? Might there be a new Cook in Akron? Which top prospect drilled his third home run and fourth multi-hit game of the season? Kevin take a tour of the minor leagues from last night's games in the latest and greatest installment of Around the Farm, originated right here at IPI.
The first week of the season is in the books, or first half week we should say. Kevin is back with his weekly Clippers notebook that recaps the week that was for the Indians' Triple-A affiliate. Matt LaPorta has had a good showing so far, and he talks about him a little and a few others.
Lonnie Chisenhall and Matt LaPorta led the Clippers to a 3-2 victory with some offensive fireworks, but the real offensive message was sent by the big slugger in Carolina. Kevin Dean takes his first swings at Around the Farm, an in-depth look at yesterday's minor league performances.
We continue on with our site previews of the Cleveland Indians four full season affiliates. Akron posted yesterday and today we take a look at the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. They do not have the star power as far as highly rated prospects go, but the team is filled with lots of players that are former Top 10 prospects in the organization.
The talk of the Cleveland offseason, long before, really, has been a lack of right-handed hitters in the Indians' lineup in general, but especially a lack of power from the right side.
It is no secret that exactly zero of the team's projected regular position players are strictly right-handed, as only switch-hitters, Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana, figure to be mainstays from the right...
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