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May 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Santana Continues To Destroy AAA
"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which covers 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.
Lots of movement in the system...
May 22, 2010   (0 comments)
With the Captains off to such a great start, and the weather warming up and the Indians woes, I anticipate we will be seeing a lot of new folks at Classic Park. I’ve overheard a number of questions from new fans over the years about the Captains, minor league baseball and the difference between the majors and the minors. So I thought I would try to answer some of them here, with an emphasis on...
May 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/21: Tomlin Continues To Shine
Tomlin shines in win over G-Braves
The Columbus Clippers defeated the Gwinnett Braves 8-1 on Friday night at Coolray Field. This is his third win in a row.The Clippers clinched the series win with tonight
May 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Alex White Promoted To Akron, Chisenall Put On DL
High-A Kinston right-handed pitcher Alex White has been promoted to Double-A Akron.
White went 2-3 with a 2.86 ERA in eight starts for the K-Tribe this season. His 2.86 ERA is currently the fifth lowest in the Carolina League and his .204 batting average against is the third lowest in the league (second among starters). hE gave up just 14 earned runs in 44 innings of work for Kinston, striking...
May 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Ghosts of Prospects Past: Chris Magruder
No, he is not the title character of the latest, exceedingly unnecessary Saturday Night Live movie. In fact, if we
May 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/20: K-Tribe Sweep
Indians Sweep Sox on Walk-Off Walk
Kinston completed a four game sweep of Salem, with a 5-4, walk-off victory Thursday night at Historic Grainger Stadium. Richard Martinez walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning for the triumph. The K-Tribe (21-20) has now won 11 of their last 13 games.
Salem jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning off of K-Tribe starter...
May 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Three Up, Three Down
Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down. This week, we'll take a look at a catcher who is hitting well, and a catcher who isn't as well as two pitchers trending in opposite directions, the injury-related struggles of a premiere 3B talent and a speedy leadoff hitter who is getting the job done. And we will of course close with the weekly update on my 2010 Bold Predictions.
Three...
May 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Clip & Dirty: 5/19
In a game similar to a Kerry Wood ERA calculation, it's time to get out the adding machines. The Clippers beat the Gwinnett Braves 12-9 at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA. Yohan Pino picked up the W despite giving up 5 runs in only 5 innings. Almost the entire Clippers lineup got into the run-scoring action in yet another game with offensive fireworks from the potent Clippers lineup.
Team...
May 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 9:30-10:30 PM EST. If anyone has been wondering where the show has been the past two weeks, we had planned to cancel the 5/6 show because I was on the road to Myrtle Beach though last week's 5/13 show was a last minute cancellation because I was very ill.
In any case, we are back on after...
May 20, 2010   (0 comments)
"Indians Minor League Magazine" is a half hour program on the Cleveland Indians cable network SportsTime Ohio (STO) which airs weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:00-6:30 PM EST. The show recaps all of the highlights from the week that was in the Cleveland Indians farm system with lots of video, interviews, and in-studio guests.
This year I am writing the "Diamond In the Rough" feature which...
May 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/19: Gardner Pitches Gem
Kinston Beats Salem 4-3, Takes 4th Straight Series
The Kinston Indians secured their fourth straight series win, as starter Joe Gardner pitched a gem in a 5-3 win over Salem. The Wednesday night win at Historic Grainger Stadium was Kinston's tenth in their last 12 games overall.
Gardner (2-0) picked up his second win of the season, pitching six innings of one hit ball. Gardner struck...
May 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Sizemore To DL, Duncan Promoted
The Cleveland Indians today made a series of roster moves as they have placed outfielder Grady Sizemore on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 17th, with a bone bruise on his left knee and have transferred infielder Asdrubal Cabrera to the 60-day disabled list. To assume Sizemore's spot on the active 25-man roster, the Indians purchased the contract of outfielder Shelley Duncan from AAA...
May 19, 2010   (0 comments)
It's time for another edition of the IPI Inbox to post some answers to some of the questions I have received recently regarding the Cleveland Indians. Be it the draft, the big league team, or the minor leagues, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Also, the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft is quickly approaching and is less than three weeks away (Monday June 7th). The...
May 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Yes, that’s right, the first half of the Midwest League season has reached the halfway point. The Captains lead the Eastern Division with a 27-11 record, tied with the big league Tampa Bay Rays for the best record in all of professional baseball.
Just for a little clarification, the Midwest League divides its season into two halves of 70 games each. The Captains played their 38th game on...
May 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/18: Smit Comes Up Big Again
Smit Lifts Captains Again to 5-2 Win
Jason Smit provided the late night heroics once again on Tuesday night. With the game tied at two a piece, Smit skied a ball deep down the leftfield line, clearing the wall for his second of the season and a 3-2 lead in the eighth. The Captains went on to win 5-2 over the White Caps.
Casey Frawley started the scoring, hitting a solo homerun in...
May 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Adams Still Learning, But Impressing
It
May 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Officially Call Up Donald
As mentioned last night on my Twitter page, the Indians have called up Triple-A Columbus infielder Jason Donald. The move was made official this morning when they placed infielder Asdrubal Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left forearm.
Cabrera was injured in the 1st inning of last night’s 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field. So far this year, Cabrera was...
May 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Clip & Dirty: 5/17
Carlos Santana (2/2, 2HR, 2BB, 5RBI) continued to lay waste to the International League. The Clippers themselves haven’t been too much worse as they went into last night tied for the best record in the IL with Durham and broke that tie following their 5-1 win over the Bulls. Standing at 24-15 they have a 3 game lead in the IL West.
Team Hitting: 5R, 6H, 2XBH, 5BB
There comes a time...
May 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 5/17: Santana Hits Two Bombs In Win
A quick note: I tweeted this news last night, but infielder Jason Donald has been called to Cleveland and infielder Josh Rodriguez is being sent to Columbus.
Gosling Finishes Career On High Note
It was deja vu Monday night at Huntington Park, as a huge Carlos Santana home run and a reliever-turned-starter led Columbus to a victory over the Durham Bulls for the second straight day....
May 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Chisenhall Hurting, But Expected Back Soon
For those following the Double-A Akron team, one thing that has been noticeable the last couple weeks is how many games third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall has missed, and when he has played how he has only been in the lineup as the designated hitter.
Chisenhall has not played since Wednesday May 12th, and the last six games he has played have all been as the designated hitter as the last game...

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