Alex Monsalve (photo: Lianna Holub)Captains Prevail 16-15, In Heat of the Moment
In the bottom of the ninth with the temperature pushing 97 degrees and climbing, Alex Monsalve lifted Lake County past Quad Cities, with an RBI single to leftfield, scoring Carlos Moncrief for a bone chilling 16-15 walk-off win at Classic Park on Thursday afternoon.
The game between the Captains and the...
Triple-A Columbus second baseman Jason Kipnis is Cleveland bound and will be activated before the game on Friday. Since he is not on the 40-man roster, the Indians have designated outfielder/first baseman Jared Goedert for assignment. Infielder Luis Valbuena was already optioned to Columbus today, so a spot on the 25-man roster is already open.
With Valbuena leaving it means the Indians are...
The Indians announced today that outfielder Grady Sizemore underwent abdominal surgery in Philadelphia, PA to address a sports hernia. He is expected to take up to four to six weeks to recover from the injury, which will also allow him time to recover from his bruised knee.
“The injury which resulted in today’s surgery has been bothering me since the slide in May," Sizemore said in a...
C.C. Lee could be a bullpen option for the
Indians really soon in Cleveland (Photo: IPI).
It is time for another IPI Inbox to talk about some of the questions from the minors to the big leagues that Indians fans have asked of late. These are all questions I have received of late via e-mail or on my Twitter page (@TonyIPI).
If you have a question on anything pertaining to the Cleveland...
Arizona League Indians Report
Record: 11-11, 3rd place, 0.5 games back
Last Five Games: 2-3
Team Hitting: .277, 7th out of 13 teams
Team Pitching: 3.96, 3rd out of 13 teams
Wed., July 13 - OFF
Thurs., July 14 - L Reds 2-6 (L Robbie Aviles 0-1)
Robbie Aviles threw just 2/3 of an inning to start the game giving up 2 earned runs....
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.
Alex Lavisky - C, Mahoning Valley: 2-5, R, HR, RBI, K. Since being demoted in the lineup, Lavisky has been tearing the cover off the baseball. In his past ten games, he's hitting .316 with 2 doubles,...
Adam Abraham (photo: Tony Lastoria)Kinston Wins Late, Takes Series From Dash
Kinston erased a late three-run Winston-Salem lead to beat the Dash 5-4 in an 11 am game, Wednesday at Historic Grainger Stadium. With the win, the Indians (15-10, 53-41) take three of four games to win the series.
Winston-Salem led 4-2 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Adam Abraham started the comeback...
(Photo: Kinston Indians) From the Reservation:
The Kinston Indians have turned into an enigma of gigantic proportions. Throughout most of this season, the offense has teetered on the brink of nothingness, batting in the .220's, and in dead last of nearly every major offensive category. The pitching was the complete opposite, with an ERA in the low 3's, and at the top of nearly every major pitching...
Josh Tomlin (Photo: IPI)Whither Josh Tomlin.
He who has pitched at least 5 innings in all of his 31 Major League starts.
He whose 88-mile an hour fastball is well below Major League average.
The man who has become something of a folk hero in these parts for his ability to provide quality start after quality start despite less than adequate “stuff.”
How good is...
Akron Aeros)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.
Matt Packer: SP, Akron Aeros: 8 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 7 K, W (4-9):
Where has this guy been all season? Well, that's not totally true, because since...
Packer, Aeros down Curve
Left-handed pitcher Matt Packer tossed eight shutout innings Tuesday to lead the Akron Aeros to a 6-0 win over the Altoona Curve in game two of a three-game series at Canal Park.
Packer recorded his fourth win of 2011 scattering two hits and striking out seven while walking just one. Packer's eight-inning performance is tied for the longest outing by an Aeros...
(Drew Pomeranz - Photo Credit: Will Bentzel and MILB.com)A short week for the Akron Aeros landed them right were they started the break at, seven back of the division leading Harrisburg Senators, who they split a four-game weekend set with.
The story of the weekend was the highly anticipated debut of Drew Pomeranz at the Double-A level and his battle with fellow super-prospect Bryce Harper.
(photo: Lake County
Captains)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.
Brian Heere: LF, Lake County: 5-7, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K:
Heere was the Indians 41st round selection during the 2010 draft out of Kansas,...
Head provides walk-off blast as Clippers win
The clock struck midnight and Jerad Head was the Clippers version of Cinderella, as his ninth inning blast to left-center put away the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Yankees, 7-6.
Thunderstorms delayed the game an hour and 55 minutes. That was only the beginning of a long night. After entering the ninth inning with a 6-2 lead, the Clippers surrendered...
Double-A Akron first baseman Beau Mills was named the Eastern League's Batter of the Week on Monday. In five games he hit .632 (12-for-19) with 4 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 7 runs scored, 3 walks and a 1.316 slugging percentage in five games.
High-A Kinston right-handed pitcher Marty Popham was also named the Carolina League's Pitcher of the Week on Monday. On Sunday he struck out a season high eleven...
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