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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...
September 10, 2011   (0 comments)
Playoff Recaps 9/9: Martinez pitches Columbus to series win
Joe Martinez (Photo: IPI)Columbus sweeps, Move on to Championship Series
The defending Governors' Cup champions will have a chance to defend their crown after defeating the Durham Bulls, 5-2 at Huntington Park on Friday night.
With the victory and a three-game sweep over Durham, the Clippers clinch a spot in the Governors' Cup finals and will play the winner of the Pawtucket - Lehigh...
September 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Abraham's big week caps off good year
Adam Abraham (Photo: IPI)"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.
A...
September 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 8--The K-Tribe comeback edition
Mitch Talbot
(photo:
Tony Lastoria)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.
Mitch Talbot: SP, Columbus Clippers: W (1-0), 7 IP, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 K:
Well, the Mitch Talbot chronicles continue, don't they? Just when...
September 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains: 2011 Season in Review
Quick Review:
The 2011 season for the Lake County Captains began well, and it ended with a sweep. The middle portion was less than to be desired. The Captains finished the season with a franchise record 86 losses (the season record was 53-86), and it was mostly due to the youth of the squad. The average age of the Captains squad was 21 years old, and the roster seemingly got younger as the...
September 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Playoff Recaps 9/8: Kinston gets big extra inning win
Jesus Aguilar (Photo: IPI)K-Tribe comes back to tie series
Kinston evened the Southern Division Championship Series with an 8-6 victory on Thursday Night in Myrtle Beach. In the 11th Bo Greenwell led off the frame with a single and was sacrificed to second base by Adam Abraham. Jesus Aguilar then delivered a go-ahead single making the score 7-6. Kinston added an insurance run in the inning...
September 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Video: Kinston 2011 division championship celebration
I was down in Woodbridge, VA last weekend to catch High-A Kinston's final series of the regular season. While down there I was able to see them clinch a postseason berth on Sunday where they had a mild celebration on the field and a champagne/beer shower after the game in the dugout.
On Monday I posted some pictures from the celebration, but I also shot some video and decided to put it to...
September 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 7--The 'Let the playoffs begin' edition
Zach McAllister
(photo: Columbus
Clippers)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.
Zach McAllister: SP, Columbus: W (1-0), 6 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K:
McAllister has been the model of consistency throughout the entire regular...
September 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Zach McAllister (Photo: AP)Columbus pitches a shutout in playoff opener
The Clippers took the opening game of their first-round playoff series by beating the Durham Bulls behind a dominating pitching performance, solid defense, and the bat of Chad Huffman.
Huffman gave the Clippers a two-run lead in the fourth with a solo blast over the left-center field fence. He gave them another...
September 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Cook looks to lead K-Tribe to Game 1 win
Clayton Cook (Photo: IPI)The 2011 playoffs kick off tonight for most of the teams around Minor League Baseball. The Cleveland Indians have two teams in the postseason with Triple-A Columbus and High-A Kinston, both of which are in action on the road tonight.
Columbus will send right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister to the mound to face off against the Durham Bulls in Durham, NC, and about 200...
September 7, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Playoff Schedule & Pitching Rotations
The Cleveland Indians had two affiliates make the postseason this year as Triple-A Columbus and High-A Kinston both made it in for a chance to play another week to ten days and win a league championship.
Here are the game schedules for the first round of each of their best-of-five series’:
Columbus
Game 1: Columbus at Durham, Wednesday September 7th 7:05 PM EST
Game...
September 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 5--The Year-End Edition
Beau Mills
(photo: Columbus
Clippers)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.
Beau Mills: 1B, Columbus: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 K:
Mills put an exclamation point on a fine season with his third multi-hit game in a row,...
September 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Carlos CarrascoThe Cleveland Indians announced today that right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco will undergo Tommy John surgery in New York next Wednesday (9/14). He is expected to be out for 12-14 months while he rehabs from the surgery and builds himself back up to pitch again in the big leagues. He will more than likely not pitch in the big leagues in 2012.
Carrasco, 24, had been on the disabled...
September 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Akron Aeros 2011 Season in Review
(MILB.com/Akron Aeros)Fans in Akron are not used to this whole no-postseason thing. The Aeros have been used to postseason baseball, but at the turn of the decade, it's been two straight seasons of cleaning up Canal Park after the first few days of September.
This was still a team that fought to the end and it took until the final weekend to be eliminated from postseason contention. It was...
September 6, 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.
The season is rapidly winding down, and with the loss to the Tigers yesterday in what really was a sweep or die series it looks like the Indians are all but done in the AL Central race. They are not mathematically eliminated,...

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