"Minor Happenings" covers 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.
After a one week hiatus because of a trip to Miami last...
Clippers win over former town
The Clippers started off strong, stringing five hits together in the first inning to plate four runs. Trevor Crowe began the threat with a double to left. Major league rehabber Travis Hafner then singled to left to score Crowe. That hit was followed by another single to left from Chris Gimenez. Jordan Brown then doubled to plate a run with Andy Marte singling for...
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Jeanmar Gomez delivered the first perfect game in Aeros franchise history as they defeated the Trenton Thunder by the final score of 3-0 in front of 6,344 fans at Waterfront Park on Wednesday. Gomez retired all 27 Thunder batters he faced on the day, finishing off the very first individual no-hitter in franchise history in perfect fashion. Akron takes the three-game series from Trenton (17-20) with...
INF Cristo Arnal has been moved up to Double-A Akron today, and OF Mickey Hall has been moved up to Triple-A Columbus. OF George Lombard has been placed on the Columbus disabled list. While not official, INF Matt Willard should replace Arnal on the Kinston roster.
Also, RHP Masa Kobayashi is officially with Columbus, and to make room for him RHP Blaine Neal was put on the reserve list (Mahoning...
Some roster moves in the past 24-48 hours:
- 1B/C Nate Recknagel has beem promoted to Kinston, and OF John Allman has been reassigned to Lake County.
- 3B Jeremie Tice has been activated from the Lake County disabled list, and INF Matt Willard has been placed on the reserve list (Mahoning Valley).
The Columbus Clippers had the day off.
The Aeros had a chance to strike first immediately as Jose Constanza opened the game with a single and went to second on a wild pitch. Beau Mills then drew a walk two batters later and a groundout advanced both men to scoring position, but Jared Goedert struck out to end the inning.
Trenton opened the scoring in the bottom of the...
Saarloos Shines In Scranton
The Clippers (20-20) closed out a series win with a 4-1 victory over Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Columbus has fought back to the .500 mark for the first time since April 16th with nine wins in the last eleven games.
The Clippers started the scoring early, tallying two runs in the first inning on RBI singles by Jordan Brown and Josh Barfield. The Yankees got a...
It was a short experiment - two appearances - but the Indians have decided to move RHP Hector Rondon back to the rotation. This was news actually reported elsewhere (I believe the Plain Dealer) over the weekend, but I was out of town and did not report it. But, I had some questions if in fact this report was true and just wanted to make note of it. He is scheduled to start tomorrow's game for Akron....
Ok, it is the wee hours of May the 19th and once again I find myself not being able to fall asleep before 2:30am. We had an off day so I cannot blame the game for my insomnia only the nap I took at 9pm.
In any event as like my last post the Akron Aeros are still in first place riding high off of a good start to our roadie by going 4-1 in Altoona. But sadly we lost a great teammate and person...
Here we are, back again for another round of Diamonds in Single A. This week’s article will focus on a bat, Kinston outfielder Matt Brown. From this point on I will try and go back and forth from pitcher to hitter every week, and once June arrives I will also show this year’s stats. I hated to use this year’s stats when we were just a month in, but after two months the sample size is much stronger.
Akron had a scheduled off day on Monday.
Clippers move into first place with win
It took more than nine innings, but was worth the wait for the Clippers as they vault into first place on the strength of a 5-4, 11-inning win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
Early on, Columbus saw a steady diet of breaking balls from Yankees starter Casey Fossum. Though the Clippers had...
Aeros left fielder Nick Weglarz was named Eastern League Player of the Week today for the week ending May 17th. He became the first Akron player this season to win a weekly honor, as the Aeros are off to their best start in franchise history and own the best record in professional baseball at 27-8.
Weglarz hit .458 (11-24) last week with three doubles, a home run, six runs scored and was tied...
When it comes to versatility as a pitcher, Double-A Akron right-hander Josh Tomlin is the epitome of versatility.
Tomlin, 24, is one of the Indians better pitching prospects often overlooked by fans mostly because he doesn
Clippers split double header
In game one, the Clippers were shut out, having just four hits, while starter Jack Cassel (2-4 7.04) went the distance allowing four hits, three earned runs, and walking two, while striking out three. His downfall was giving up two long balls on the day.
In game two, the Clippers struck early when Andy Marte doubled in the first to score Trevor Crowe.
RHP Masa Kobayashi has accepted his assignment down to Columbus. In turn, LHP David Huff was added to the 25-man roster. He will make the start against Tampa this afternoon.
Also, LHP Tony Sipp was outrighted to Columbus. In turn, RHP Greg Aquino has been added to the 25-man roster.
To make room for Aquino on the 40-man roster, Scott Lewis has been transferred from the 15-day DL to...
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