Giovanni Soto, the starting pitcher acquired in the Jhonny Peralta trade in 2010, pitched the first-ever solo no-hitter in Canal Park history. Soto, who has been alternating between spectacular and frustrating over his career, moved his record to 8-8 on the season. The 21-year-old dropped his ERA nearly a half a run, lowering it to 3.73. Catch what Soto had to say to IPI's Christian Turner, after the jump...
One day after the Columbus Clippers and Indianapolis Indians combined for 21 runs on 26 hits, the two teams met again on Sunday afternoon for a much more defensive affair. The Indians defeated the Clippers by a final score of 4-3 to take the three-game series and once again force the Clippers below .500.
The Lake County Captains pulled off an 8-5 win over the Beloit Snappers in celebration of Captains’ starter Elvis Araujo’s 21st birthday on Sunday night. Araujo started for the Captains against Beloit lefty Ryan O’Rourke, who has struggled through the month of July.
The Carolina Mudcats cracked a pair of firsts in a big 10-6 win over the Frederick Keys on Sunday night at Harry Grove Stadium. The victory means a split of the four-game series at Frederick. Carlos Moncrief powered the Mudcats’ first grand slam of 2012 out to left for a 5-0 lead in the first inning.
The AZL Indians seem to be loaded with offense, but the focus in week three seemed to be on the starting pitching. 2012 Fifth round pick Dylan Baker made his pro debut, and 2011 second round pick Dillon Haward continued his progression through the system. Kieran Lovegrove and Mitch Brown were also readying themselves for potential moves as well. Join IPI's Sean Mahon with an exclusive look at the rookie league!
In 2009, Kyle Landis was an up-and-comer in the Indians' organization. In 2010, a mystery ailment left Landis with a numb throwing arm, and nobody knew the answers. Landis missed the season, but after several months of treatment, Landis returned in 2011 and put himself back on the Indians' prospect map. IPI's Nathan Kemp talked about his 2010 injury, and his resurgence through the organization in 2011 and 2012, after the jump...
The Indians traded Jhonny Peralta to the Detroit Tigers for a soft-tossing, 19-year-old Giovanni Soto in 2010. Soto has gone under the radar since the deal, but things are likely to change after he pitched the first no-hitter in Akron since Jeanmar Gomez threw a perfect game in 2009.
Calhoun, GA native and this year’s 7th round pick Joshua McAdams really made his mother’s drive from Georgia to Arizona a worthwhile one yesterday night. The AZL Indians would win courtesy a walk off knock from McAdams in the 11th inning after a three run comeback to tie it in the 9th inning.
As our resident co-editor Jim Pete takes in his birthday this fine Sunday, he also ponders the great wonders of time. Will the Indians time be in 2012 or 2013, or will GM Chris Antonetti pull the plug on this "window" and move onto the next. The market is a fickle thing, and he may not have a choice. Join Jim at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, as he ponders whether or not the Indians win a series before his birthday's end, after the jump...
Toronto sent 13 men to the plate against Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez in the third inning, and scored eight runs on eight hits. Cleveland would make a late comeback in the ballgame after being down 10-2 by the top of the fourth, but it was too little too late as the Jays would still cruise to a 11-9 victory. Join Jim B with his Second Thoughts on Saturday night's ballgame...
As has been problematic as of late, the Scrappers found themselves in an early hole. Geoffrey Davenport took the bump, still seeking his first win of the year. but didn’t do himself any favors as the Scrappers dropped their fourth game in five nights Saturday, losing 6-3 to the Hudson Valley Renegades.
All the Lake County Captains needed on Saturday night was a little time to stretch. Lake County did their damage after the seventh inning stretch, putting four runs on the board in the bottom of the seventh to defeat the Beloit Snappers by a score of 5-2.
Akron jumped to a 4-2 lead, and the game seemed to be in control until Loek Van Mil left the game with injury. Rob Bryson replaced him, and the adventure ensued. Bryson would give up a run, but would mow down the Curve by striking out the next three to get ouf of the jam, and give the Aeros the victory.
It was a shootout in Indianapolis on Saturday night as the Columbus Clippers fell to the Indians by a final score of 12-9. Both teams were able to put together a few big innings, but it was the Indians who scored the final six runs and ultimately came away with the victory.
The Frederick Keys sent the much-heralded Dylan Bundy to the mound looking for a series win on Saturday night, but the Carolina Mudcats’ Matt Packer was just a little bit better in a 3-1 triumph at Harry Grove Stadium.
Can Joseph Colon lay claim to being the best starter in the Indians minor league organization? With Jordan Smith showcasing new power and the same ole' reliable stick, is he becoming a top ten sorta prospect? Is Jorge Martinez about to burst upon the scene as an offensive superstar? Did the guy who went toe-to-toe with Dylan Bundy last night, and won, get the top spot at ATF? Tune in, after the jump, to find out.
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