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April 28, 2012   (0 comments)
Mudcats fall in Salem, 7-2
The Carolina Mudcats fell to the Salem Red Sox 7-2 on Friday night at LewisGale Stadium in Salem, Virginia. After a successful four game home-stand against the Lynchburg Hillcats where they won three out of four, Carolina was unable to produce much offense thanks to the dominating performance by Red Sox starting pitcher Brandon Workman. Allowing only three hits and striking out four batters in six solid innings of work, Workman earned his first victory of the season. Workman’s replacement, Red Sox reliever Manuel Rivera, struggled at times but was able to earn his first save.
April 28, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains shutout, 3-0
The Peoria Chiefs defeated the Lake County Captains by a score of 3-0. The Chiefs pitching was the story of the game. Starter P.J. Francescon (2-1) pitched six innings allowing just two hits. He did not walk a hitter, and did not allow a run to score. Francescon struck out nine Captains hitters and earned the win. The dominant start was a big part of the victory for the Chiefs.
April 28, 2012   (2 comments)
Around the Farm: April 27, 2012
As Michael Corleone once said, "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." Well, that's kind of how Indians fans feel about Matt LaPorta these days. Many had written him off this season, but now that he is hitting .371 with 6 homers in 18 games for Columbus, people can't help but be intrigued again. Tony discusses him and two dozen more players in the IPI's original Around the Farm.
April 27, 2012   (0 comments)
Perez to the DL, Hagadone recalled (again)
Today the Cleveland Indians announced that they have placed left-handed reliever Rafael Perez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 26th. To fill his spot in the bullpen and on the 25-man roster the Indians have recalled left-handed reliever Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus. Perez has been diagnosed with a strained left latissimus and suffered the injury during his scoreless inning of work on Wednesday night against Kansas City.
April 27, 2012   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Sarbaugh discusses big league options
In the week ending edition of Minor Happenings, Triple-A Columbus manager Mike Sarbaugh talks about several big league options for the Indians including Matt LaPorta, Russ Canzler, Cord Phelps, Lonnie Chisenhall and more. Also, updates on other players in the system such as Kyle Bellows, Luigi Rodriguez, Adam Abraham, Corey Kluber, Scott Barnes, Tyler Holt and more are provided!
April 27, 2012   (0 comments)
The Radar Report: April 27, 2012
The Radar Report slides into its new (and permanent) Friday slot and provides radar readings for the fastball and secondary offerings for several Indians prospects. This week's report includes information on Clayton Cook, Jose Flores, Cody Allen, Mike Rayl, Michael Goodnight, Kevin Slowey, Corey Kluber and more.
April 27, 2012   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts: Game #17 - Royals 4, Indians 2
The Indians lost 4-2 on Thursday to the lowly Royals, and in the process lost the series. The Indians continue to struggle at home as they are averaging 3.5 runs a game and are 2-6, and now the Angels and their starting pitching staff comes to town this weekend. Jason Ruggiero recaps Thursday's loss and gives his second thoughts on what few things went right and so many things that went wrong.
April 27, 2012   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: April 26, 2012
Both the Columbus Clippers and Akron Aeros were off on Thursday, but even with a small slate of action in the Indians' system there was still a lot of excitement last night as both the Carolina Mudcats and Lake County Captains had walkoff wins. Gio Urshela sent everyone home happy in Carolina with a big blast, and Tony talks about him and lots more in IPI's original Around the Farm.
April 26, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains win in 11-innings, take series
The Lake County Captains battled both the chill and the Peoria Chiefs in an extra-inning 7-6 victory on Thursday night. Right-hander Felix Sterling (0-0, 3.15 ERA) started for the Captains against Peoria’s Michael Jensen (3-1, 1.50), a righty from Salinas, California. Sterling sailed through two innings walking just two, but ran into trouble in the third inning. With one out and one man on, third baseman Wes Darvill sent a shot over the right field fence for his first career home run, giving Peoria a 2-0 lead.
April 26, 2012   (0 comments)
Urshela sends Mudcats to walk off win
Giovanny Urshela belted a three-run homer to left-center, and the Carolina Mudcats walked away an 8-5 winner over the Lynchburg Hillcats in front of 4,824 on Thursday afternoon at Five County Stadium. The final shot capped a four-run comeback by the Mudcats (10-9). The loss drops Lynchburg to 10-8. Dale Dickerson (1-2) was awarded the win by pitching the ninth inning. Juan Jamie (0-1) takes the loss after giving up the game winner.
April 26, 2012   (13 comments)
Don't give up on Jimenez yet
Another start. Another underwhelming performance. And thus another sad chapter in the story of Ubaldo Jimenez as a Cleveland Indian. Last night Jimenez faced the Kansas City Royals in his fourth start of the 2012 campaign and once again there was not much to like. But Steve Orbanek thinks it is still too soon to give up on Jimenez and that he may still come around.
April 26, 2012   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 4/19/12 - 4/25/12
With their 10-game losing streak over, the prospects in Lake County are starting to show their colors. Cody Anderson shined on the mound, and Luigi Rodriguez and Bryson Myles were bright spots in the lineup. Lianna Holub reviews the week that was in her weekly Thursday notebook.
April 26, 2012   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts: Game #16 - Royals 8, Indians 2
The Indians lost 8-2 last night and in the process allowed the Royals to end their 12-game losing streak and also lose a chance to take sole possession of first place in the AL Central. Ubaldo Jimenez was once again very consistent and Charlie Adams breaks down his start, the performance of the bullpen, lineup and other aspects of last night's game.
April 26, 2012   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: April 25, 2012
If Chen won a game in the 11th inning and Urshela had a four-hit performance, who passed them to take the top spot in ATF? How about a guy that blasted two homers, with four RBI while hoisting his team on his shoulders? Check out IPI's Around the Farm for these, and other minor league performances from yesterday's games.
April 25, 2012   (0 comments)
Clippers drop 4th straight game, 6-4
The Clippers lost their fourth straight game as they dropped a 6-2 afternoon contest to the Toledo Mud Hens. The Mud Hens would jump out to an early 1-0 lead on a Danny Worth two out RBI double down the right field line. The Clippers would come right back and tie it at 1-1 when Matt LaPorta drove in Lonnie Chisenhall with an RBI single to left field. Columbus would take the lead in the bottom half of the third. Carrera, Cord Phelps, and Chisenhall all singled to load the bases with one out.
April 25, 2012   (0 comments)
Chen delivers extra inning win for Aeros, 5-4
The Akron Aeros defeated the Bowie Baysox, 5-4, in an eleven-inning match sealing a three-series victory Wednesday at Prince George Stadium. It would be Aeros' designated hitter Chun Chen who would bring home the winning run in the top of the eleventh inning with a line drive up the middle to score catcher Michael Hernandez. Chen went 3-for-6 with two RBI’s on the night and is now batting .323. Akron started off strong in the second inning putting two runs on the board.
April 25, 2012   (0 comments)
Tice, Mucdats hammer the Hillcats, 5-2
The Carolina Mudcats (8-9) looked to get their pitching back on track following a 14-8 blow out on Tuesday night as they took on the Lynchburg Hillcats (10-6) for the third game of a four game series. The Mudcats behind Jeremie Tice’s two home runs and four RBI’s were able to beat the Hillcats 5-2. “I’m glad for Tice as he had a great spring training," Mudcats manager Edwin Rodriguez said. "He was struggling a little bit at the beginning of the season and now he’s getting his swing back and he’s the big power guy in the middle of the lineup.”
April 25, 2012   (0 comments)
Garcia's homer powers Captains to 6-3 win
The Lake County Captains celebrated a 6-3 victory on Wednesday night as center fielder Luigi Rodriguez went 3-for-4 in the team’s return home for a three-game series against the Peoria Chiefs. Right-hander Cody Anderson (1-0, 3.00 ERA) took the bump for the Captains for his third start of the season as lefty Gerardo Concepcion (0-0, 0.00 ERA) made his season debut for Peoria. Concepcion was signed by the Chicago Cubs in March 2011, inking a five-year, $3 million deal with a $3 million signing bonus.
April 25, 2012   (0 comments)
Fishing For Mudcats: "We'll split up the week, okay?..."
The Mudcats returned home from a weak road trip and began slugging the ball. While their starters began to resemble the great pitching of 2010 and 2011, the bullpen more resembled a horror movie than a bullpen mafia. What could have been a break-out week, turned into a wash. Jim Pete returns with Fishing For Mudcats, the Carolina Mudcats notebook...
April 25, 2012   (4 comments)
IPI Stock Watch: April 25, 2012
Time to unveil a new weekly premium feature on the IPI, the "Stock Watch". In this weekly report, four to six players at each level in the Indians system will be graded on their currently standing (stock) in the organization and whether their stock is way up, trending up, neutral, trending down, or way down. Insight gained from scouts and evaluators will be used in this report.

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