The Akron Aeros fell to the Harrisburg Senators 8-4 on Sunday afternoon after falling behind early in the first inning. Left-hander T.J. House took the bump for Akron against Harrisburg’s Mike Ballard. The Aeros were 2-0 in House’s two starts prior to Sunday’s game. House’s start was rough this time around as he surrendered four runs in the first.
The Columbus Clippers lost to the Pawtucket Red Sox 5-4 Sunday in the third game of their four game series. On Sunday it was RHP Kevin Slowey’s turn to start on the mound for Columbus, while Pawtucket countered with former major leaguer Ross Ohlendorf. Neither would figure in the final decision.
The Radar Report is a premium site feature which posts two to three times a month and provides radar readings for the fastball and secondary offerings for several Indians prospects. This week's report includes information on Cody Anderson, Joseph Colon, Cole Cook, Kyle Landis, Kyle Petter, Mason Radeke, Grant Sides, and Giovanni Soto.
It's Sunday morning, and that means it is time to get caught up on all the happenings with the Cleveland Indians. Tony takes a look at the maddeningly inconsistent Ubaldo Jimenez and how the Indians handle him going forward, when Grady Sizemore may return, the black hole offensively at first base, the retirement of Casey Blake, and lots more! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!
Zach McAllister pitched well in his second start of 2012, but the Indians offense didn't give him any support. A fantastic start from Boston's Felix Doubront was enough to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead in the series heading into Sunday. Jim gives his Second Thoughts on Saturday's ballgame.
Alex Monsalve lifted the Lake County Captains over the Great Lakes Loons with a solo home run on Saturday afternoon, ensuring the Captains’ with a 6-4 win. Lake County scored first off of Great Lakes’ starter Jarret Martin (2-1, 2.63) as centerfielder Luigi Rodriguez reached on a fielder error by Great Lakes’ shortstop Pedro Guerrero.
The Carolina Mudcats (17-16) clicked on all cylinders on Saturday Night, as the downed the Potomac Nationals (13-18) 9-1 in the second game of a three game series. The Mudcat pitching staff again threw a great game, led by Mudcats’ starter Kyle Blair who would turn in a gem as he pitched five innings, giving only one run on one hit while striking out five.
The Akron Aeros fought valiantly Saturday night, but ultimately fell to the Harrisburg Senators 6-5 in a high scoring affair. The two teams combined for 23 hits as the pitching on both sides failed to bring their A-games.
Ben Copeland introduced the International League to the long ball, while Thomas Neal continued his recent uptick in production. Tonight's top slot in ATF is a former tenth round draft pick who came into 2012 with a brand new mature attitude. Don't worry folks, he's still creating havoc. Jim Pete returns to ATF for Saturday Night's minor league performances.
Will the Indians hold onto 1st place this season? Will Michael Brantley ever live up to unfair expectations? Will Ubaldo just go away? Will Boston fans admit their inner-New York? Who knows, but Jim Pete may answer one or more of these in the Mother's Day edition of Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, after the jump...
What a zany week for player activity for the Indians. They acquired a giant, added a 26th man to their roster, used a little-used doubleheader rule, had leave for the birth of a baby, and several other moves throughout the system. Arthur Kinney returns for his weekly transaction rundown for the first week of May.
Ubaldo Jimenez returned to form last night, as the Indians couldn't rebound from the seven runs the Tribe "ace" gave up. A late-inning rally fell two-runs short, as the Boston Red Sox earned a split of the first two games of the series, heading into the weekend. Jim B. gives his Second Thoughts of last night's affair, after the jump...
It was a quiet night in the Indians farm system. Sure, all four teams were in action, but the results from the night were not very good as three of the four teams lost and there were few standout hitting and pitching performances. One standout hitting performance came from Carlos Moncrief, and Tony discusses him and several others in the IPI morning staple "Around the Farm".
The Carolina Mudcats (16-16) opened a three game series against the Potomac Nationals (13-17) at Five County Stadium on Friday with a 9-2 win. The Mudcats offense came to life against the Nationals compiling a total of nine extra base hits, eight of which were doubles. A seven run first inning in which the first seven batters reached proved to be all the Mudcats would need to win the game.
Akron starter Steven Wright left the game with a left foot injury and Harrisburg’s Danny Rosenbaum continued to dominate the Eastern League as the Aeros lost 8-1. Rosenbaum (5-0, 0.71) limited Akron base runners throughout the game, and only allowed a runner to advance to third base once.
The Lake County Captains failed to ignite much offense on Fireworks Night on Friday as they fell to the Dayton Dragons in a 5-4 loss. Left-hander Shawn Morimando took the bump for the Captains for his second start of the season. The 19-year-old held the Dragons to no hits through three innings until Dayton drew first blood in the fourth.
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