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September 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Playoff Recaps 9/16: Columbus repeats, Kinston falls
Clippers win the International League title (Photo: MiLB)Clippers repeat as champions
Columbus knocked off Lehigh Valley in Game 4 on Friday night by a score of 4-1 to win the best-of-five series three games to one. Right-handed pitcher Chen-Chang Lee struck out Lehigh Valley's Brandon Moss for the final out in the ninth and then pandemonium ensued as the Clippers rushed to the field for an...
September 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Playoff Recaps 9/15: Martinez dominates, Clippers on brink
Joe Martinez (Photo: IPI)Clippers on verge of a repeat
Another big performance from Joe Martinez has the Clippers one win away from reclaiming the Governors' Cup.
Martinez and two relievers shut down the IronPigs with a combined four-hitter as Columbus took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-5 International League Finals with a 6-2 win over Lehigh Valley on Thursday in Allentown, Pa.
September 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Weglarz's tough 2011 comes to an end
Nick Weglarz (Photo: Lianna Holub)"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which recaps 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.
September 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Mitch Talbot (Photo: take Game 2, Series tied 1-1
A four-run eighth inning and a tremendous pitching performance by Mitch Talbot lifted the Clippers to a 4-1 victory, evening the 2011 Governors' Cup Final at 1-1.
After four innings of scoreless baseball, Lehigh Valley put the first run of the contest on the scoreboard on a Tagg Bozied solo homer to lead off the top...
September 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Instructs Spotlight: LeVon Washington
LeVon Washington (Photo: IPI)The “Instructs Spotlight” will be a feature piece once or twice a week featuring one player from the Cleveland Indians farm system that is participating in the Fall Instructional League out in Goodyear, Arizona from September 14th to October 14th.
The 2011 Fall Instructional League gets underway today out in Goodyear, Arizona. For some of the 50-some players...
September 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Playoff Recaps 9/13: K-Tribe rolls in Game One
Preston Guilmet (Photo: IPI)Kinston wins Mills Cup Series opener
Kinston won game one of the Carolina League Mills Cup Championship Series 3-1 on Tuesday Night at Harry Grove Stadium. Jesus Aguilar hit a go-ahead home run and Preston Guilmet slammed the door with a four out save solidifying the K-Tribe win. Kinston now leads the best-of-five series one game to none.
Both teams left...
September 13, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Instructional League roster and schedule
Goodyear Fields (Photo: IPI)The 2011 Fall Instructional League gets underway tomorrow September 14th out in Goodyear, Arizona. Over a span of a month around 50 players will participate in weight training and conditioning drills, on-field instruction, and play in 13 games until it wraps up on Friday October 14th.
This is really the first time a lot of the 2011 Draft class and some key Latin...
September 13, 2011   (0 comments)
Here is a quick rundown on the schedule and probable pitchers for Triple-A Columbus and High-A Kinston for their championship series best-of-five series' which begin tonight.
Game 1: Tuesday September 13 at Columbus, 7:05 PM ET
Starting pitcher: RHP Zach McAllister
Game 2: Wednesday September 14 at Columbus, 7:05 PM ET
Starting pitcher: RHP Mitch Talbot
September 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers is a weekly Monday morning installment that explores the week that was for Triple-A Columbus.
This week featured the last regular season game of the year, and a journey into another postseason. A loss in that last regular season game put the Clippers at 88-56. Impressive in any scenario, it is all the more so when you consider that a number of the team's best players...
September 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST.
After having their playoff hopes dashed last week when the Tigers came into town and swept them, the focus now is finishing out these last 20 games or so of the season and to continue to create momentum going into next season....
September 11, 2011   (0 comments)
Carlos Carrasco will likely not return until
the start of the 2013 season. (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
Carrasco to have major surgery
The Indians got some bad news this week as after lots of tests and consultation with doctors it was decided that right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco would undergo ligament transplant surgery –...
September 11, 2011   (0 comments)
Playoff Recaps 9/10: Kinston advances to Mills Cup Finals
Mike Rayl (Photo: IPI)The Kinston Indians are 2011 Southern Division Champions. The feat was secured by beating Myrtle Beach 9-2 in game four of the Southern Division Championship Series Saturday night at Kinston’s historic Grainger Stadium.
After losing game one, the K-Tribe clinched by winning three straight contests, especially impressive given a 5-0 deficit in the second inning in game...
September 10, 2011   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 2011 Season in Review
As fans of the Scrappers often know, the season can be a tale of two teams. Often times, the team you see at the beginning of the season is quite different than that which finishes it.
While the Scrappers got an influx of talent at the end of the season, their roster remained virtually intact for the majority of the season. As is the case with most short season teams, franchises aren't too...
September 10, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 9--The Columbus clinches edition
Tyler Holt
(photo: Kinston
Indians)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.
Tyler Holt: CF, Kinston: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 4 RBI, 2 K:
Have I mention the havoc that Holt can create? Holt had his third consecutive...

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