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September 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 19
Low-A Lake County lost last night 3-2 which evened things up in their five game series at 2-2, meaning it all comes down to tonight to decide the Midwest League Championship. Game 5 is at 6:30PM EST tonight, and left-hander Giovanni Soto is on the hill for the Captains.
Here is a quick look at yesterday's Lake County performance. The positions listed below are where the player was playing...
September 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Playoff Recap 9/19: Captains Can't Close Out Game, Series
Photo credit: Lianna Holub/IPIL’Kings Shock Captains 3-2 to Force Game Five
Clinton forced a fifth a deciding game in their best-of-five series with Lake County with a 3-2 come from behind win at Classic Park on Sunday night. The Captains will host the Lumberkings Monday night September 20th at 6:30PM for the fifth and deciding game for the Midwest League Championship.
The Captains...
September 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 18
Low-A Lake County is the only Indians
September 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Playoff Recap 9/18: Captains One Win From Title
Photo Credit: Lianna Holub/IPICaptains Win 7-3, One Win From Title
Lake County defeated Clinton on Saturday night 7-3, putting themselves one win from the Midwest League Championship. The Captains will try and wrap things up Sunday night at 6:30PM at Classic Park in Game Four.
Coming off a heartbreaking defeat two nights ago and the series locked up at one a piece the Captains took...
September 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 17
First off, congrats to Triple-A Columbus who last night finished off their quest for the Governor's Cup and International League Title with a 13-2 shellacking of Durham. They won the best-of-five series 3-1. What a postseason for the Clippers as they dominated the two best teams in the league (record-wise) by going 6-2 in the playoffs, hit .321 with 13 HR and a .932 OPS as a team, and had a 2.33...
September 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Playoff Recap 9/17: Clippers Win IL Crown
Photo credit: MiLB and BrianFlemingPhotography.comClippers claim eighth Governors' Cup in style
They had to wait an extra day, but after a 14-year drought, it was well worth it. The Clippers routed the Durham Bulls Friday night, 13-2, winning the Governors' Cup three games to one.
It is the first Cup for Columbus since 1996, marking the longest draught in franchise history. It's the...
September 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 16
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 (playoff) game. Columbus is now up 2-1 in their best-of-five series and can win the Governor's Cup with a win tonight, and Lake County is tied at 1-1 in their best-of-five series and resume play tomorrow night...
September 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Pino, Espino Come Up Big In Playoffs
"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which 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.
Here is the final regular...
September 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Playoff Recap 9/16: Clippers, Captains Walkoff Losers
Photo credit: Lianna Holub/IPIClippers fall in the ninth in Durham
A ninth-inning sacrifice fly kept the champagne on ice for Columbus and the Durham Bulls alive in the Governors' Cup finals. The Clippers clawed back from a 2-0 deficit, but were done in by Leslie Anderson's line drive out to center, which scored Elliot Johnson in walk-off style.
The Clippers had chances early but couldn't...
September 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Triple-A Columbus and Low-A Lake County are currently in the final round of their respective league's postseason.
Columbus currently leads 2-0 in their best-of-five series with Durham, and can finish off the sweep and win the Governor's Cup with a win tonight in Durham. Here is the remaining schedule for the three possible playoff games:
Game 3: Thursday 9/16 @ Durham (RHP Yohan Pino),...
September 16, 2010   (0 comments)
The 2010 edition of the Kinston Indians boasted the starting pitching depth of a reenergized Cleveland Indians organization. Although the offense took some time to catch up, the 2010 K-Tribe will best be remembered for an amazing end of the season run that got the Indians back into the Carolina League Playoffs after a two year drought.
The first half of the Carolina League season was rich...
September 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 15
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 (playoff) game. Columbus is now up 2-0 in their best-of-five series and can win the Governor's Cup with a win tonight, and Lake County is up 1-0 in their best-of-five series and play again tonight in Clinton before...
September 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Playoff Recap 9/15: McAllister, Clippers one win from title
Solo homers put Clippers one win from title
Columbus held home field and will head to Durham with a chance to win the franchise's first Governors' Cup since 1996, thanks to a 4-0 victory Wednesday night in the 2010 Huntington Park finale.
Though they didn't score five runs in the opening frame like they did in the series opener, Cord Phelps started the scoring in the first with a two-out...
September 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Instructional League 101
The Indians 2010 Fall Instructional League kicks off today out at their spring training and player development complex in Goodyear, Arizona. Camp runs for four weeks and time will be split between on-field workouts, intra-squad games, and games between other local major league organizations before concluding on Thursday October 14th.
For those new to the prospect game or that are curious...
September 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 14
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 (playoff) game.
Jerad Head - LF, Columbus: 3-for-5, 2 R, HR, 6 RBI, K.
Mr. September is at it again. Last year Head was the Eastern League Finals MVP for Double-A Akron after hitting .345 with 0...
September 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Playoff Recap 9/14: Captains Advance, Clippers Win Game 1
Photo credit: Lianna Holub/IPICaptains Win 6-1, Championship Series Bound
Lake County put together a monumental team effort on Tuesday night at Dow Diamond defeating Great Lakes 6-1 the wrap up the Eastern Division Title. The Captains will head west to Clinton, Iowa for a best of five series with the Lumberkings starting Wednesday September 14th at 7:30PM for the Midwest League Championship.
September 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Season That Was: 2010 in Review
Three Eastern League Championships since 2003, appearances in six of the last seven Eastern League Championship, and one year finishing without a winning record since 2002. Good streaks like these are bound to end and they did here in 2010.
If 2009 was a year of magic, 2010 was one of falling short. The club fell short of making a comeback to perhaps continue their streak of Eastern League...
September 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Playoff Recap 9/13: Captains Survive, Force Game Three
Captains Beat Loons 7-6, Force Game Three
The Captains jumped out to a 6-0 lead early on Monday night and hung on for a 7-6 win. With the crucial win, Lake County evened the best of the three series with Great Lakes at one game a piece.
Jason Smit went 0-for-4 in the game but still managed to drive in two runs for the Captains. Smit hit into a fielder’s choice in the third inning...
September 13, 2010   (0 comments)
Year End Draft Review With Brad Grant
Dan Mendlik/Cleveland IndiansThe 2010 Draft process came to a close on August 16th with the signing deadline coming and going, and once the dust settled the Indians had signed 27 of their 50 draft picks this year. They paid a club record $9.3 million in bonuses, with 15 players getting $100K or more and four players getting $1M or more.
The architect of the Indians aggressive approach in the...
September 13, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 12
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 (playoff) game.
Chase Burnette

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