The Akron Aeros fell behind early and the Erie SeaWolves (24-23) added on often to beat Akron 7-3. Brett Brach struggled out of the gate, failing to keep runners off base in his three and two-thirds innings of work, and the Aeros lead in the Western Division fell to three games, with second-place Harrisburg breathing down their neck.
The Erie SeaWolves washed over the Akron Aeros as T.J. McFarland struggled to keep the Erie line-up at bay on Friday. McFarland, who was coming off an impressive start against Richmond in which he allowed 12 hits, but only one run, was looking to earn his ninth win of the year.
Trenton first baseman Luke Murton singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday night, sending the Akron Aeros to Erie with a 4-3 loss at Waterfront Park. Murton’s single to right center off Bryan Price allowed the Thunder (24-20) to gain a split in the four-game series with the Aeros (28-16).
In today’s Minor Happenings, Tony talks about the hot hitting Kyle Bellows, lists lots of comments from the Indians front office on players such as Matt LaPorta, Scott Barnes and others at Triple-A that could help the team this year, talk about Austin Adams’ surgery and what it means for his future, and provide updates on several other players like Kevin Slowey, Roberto Perez, Clayton Cook, Cody Anderson and more.
Center fielder Ben Copeland hit a bases-loaded triple in the sixth and T.J. House had another strong start as the Akron Aeros beat the Trenton Thunder 4-2. The Aeros jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first. Left fielder Tim Fedroff opened the game with a triple to left and scored two batters later on an RBI ground out by designated hitter Adam Abraham.
It is Wednesday, which means it is time to take stock on some of the players in the Indians’ minor league system that are increasing their value and others that are dropping in value. In today's premium feature, Tony provides prospect stock tips on 20 players, including David Huff, Matt LaPorta, Jared Goedert, Eric Berger, Bryan Price, Kyle Bellows, Nick Weglarz, Trey Haley, Will Roberts, Michael Goodnight, Bryson Myles, Zach MacPhee and more!
The Trenton Thunder snapped the Akron Aeros’ four-game win streak with a 3-2 win at Waterfront Park on Tuesday. Right-hander Paulo Espino got the start for Akron against Trenton’s Vidal Nuno, who was making his debut with the Thunder. The Thunder struck first as centerfielder Abraham Almonte laced a lead-off single to center and advanced to second on a wild pitch.
In this week’s Minor Happenings, Tony provides a ton of updates on the walking wounded in the Indians system, players like Austin Adams, Tyler Sturdevant, Matt Packer, Chen Lee, and more. Also, he discusses how lefty T.J. McFarland looks ready for Triple-A, he provides some comments from the front office on some players at Low-A Lake County and extended spring training, and gives updates on several players like Ronny Rodriguez, Lonnie Chisenhall, Shawn Morimando, Michael Goodnight, and Thomas Neal.
Now with quotes! Jim Piascik takes a look once again at the dominant Akron Aeros, this time with assists from manager Chris Tremie and third baseman Kyle Bellows. They help him analyze a team that got help from surprising places and once again dominated the Eastern League.
The Akron Aeros downed the Trenton Thunder 5-1 on Monday thanks to the bat of Kyle Bellows and the formidable arms of the Aeros’ bullpen. Right-hander Brett Brach (1-1, 4.26) took the bump for Akron in his third start with the team against Trenton’s Brett Marshall (4-2, 2.98).
In his weekly Monday piece "3 Up, 3 Down", Tony looks at a few of the good and not so good performances from the past week in the Indians’ minor league system. Insight gathered from talking with scouts, coaches and executives inside and outside the organization are used for this week's players: Cody Anderson, Kyle Bellows, Russ Canzler, Ezequiel Carrera, Leonardo Castillo, and Mike Rayl.
T.J. McFarland pitched seven innings of one-run baseball to the lead the Akron Aeros (26-14) to a series sweep over the Richmond Flying Squirrels (20-23). McFarland (8-1, 1.79), won for the sixth straight start and leads the Eastern League in wins. He scattered 12 hits over his seven innings of work, allowing just one run while striking out six
The Akron Aeros (25-14) used a season-high eight-run fourth inning and five and one-third innings of one-run ball by starter Giovanni Soto to beat the Richmond Flying Squirrels (20-22) 15-5. The Aeros opened the game hot after posting a season-high 16 runs on Friday.
T.J. House and the Akron Aeros’ offense annihilated the Richmond Squirrels on Friday in a 16-3 victory at Canal Park. House was coming off of a shaky start against the Harrisburg Senators, during which he allowed six runs on seven hits through five innings. This time around, House was dialed in as he tossed five innings of scoreless baseball.
The move is not official, but the IPI has received word that Double-A Akron outfielder Jared Goedert has been called up to Triple-A Columbus. With Akron off on Thursday, the move will not be made official until Friday or maybe even Saturday if he arrives later than expected. In 35 games with Akron, Goedert is hitting .395 with 5 HR, 17 RBI and 1.089 OPS, and he has 20 walks to go along with 20 strikeouts in 124 at bats.
In today’s Minor Happenings, Tony talks about the blazing hot Jared Goedert and discusses when he may be moving up and what other moves may happen in conjunction with his callup. Also, Farm Director Ross Atkins provides lots of comments on players at High-A Carolina, lots of injury updates are provided on many of the walking wounded, and more!
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!