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August 9, 2010   (0 comments)
Better Late Than Never For Drennen
Sometimes it is better to be late than never show up at all. One can make the case that this applies exactly to Double-A Akron outfielder John Drennen.
Drennen, who turns 24 years old later this month, was a high profile supplemental first round draft pick for the Indians out of high school in 2005. He made a splash at rookie-level Burlington in 2005 hitting .238 with 8 HR, 29 RBI and a .759...
August 9, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Week That Was: 8/2 - 8/8
It was a rough week for the Aeros as they took a tumble in the standings thanks in large part to front-running Altoona. The clubs played a four game series in a matter of three days and the Aeros found themselves on the short end of things in each game, getting swept out of town by the first place Curve. Akron continued their road trip to New Britain where the tune changed, at least for the first...
August 9, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/8: White Struggles Again In Loss
New Britain Rocks Akron 11-3
Aeros ace Alex White struggled again Sunday as the New Britain Rock Cats salvaged a win to end this three-game series with a dominant 11-3 victory. White permitted seven runs in five plus innings on the day as the hosts provided plenty of run support in front of another impressive crowd of 5,426 fans at New Britain Stadium. The last-place Rock Cats of the Eastern...
August 8, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: House Is Finishing Up Strong
"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.
Now that the flurry of trades...
August 8, 2010   (0 comments)
It's been hard to find any sort of rhythm to the 2010 Kinston Indians season, as the K-Tribe has spent the season skirting the edge of fantastic baseball, but never able to maintain it. This week was a microcausm of that very premise, with nothing seemingly matching in what could prove to be the pivotal week in the Baby Tribe's push for a playoff appearance. The starters were brilliant, while the...
August 8, 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.
The show recaps the week that was in the system and also features...
August 8, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/7: Chisenhall Homers Help McFarland's Debut
Chisenhall Homers Twice, Aeros Win 10-6
The Aeros defeated the New Britain Rock Cats 10-6 in a slugfest Saturday night, jumping back to their winning ways the night after snapping a season-high six-game losing streak. Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall homered twice in the final three innings as Akron overcame a rough Double-A debut from left-hander T.J. McFarland in front of 6,489 fans at New...
August 7, 2010   (0 comments)
Carrasco Returns Tonight, McFarland Promoted
Right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco is starting tonight for Triple-A Columbus. He had been sidelined with a right forearm issue where he had to come out of his last two outings because of a cramping-like feeling in the arm. As a preventative measure, the Indians gave him over a week off since his last start by skipping his scheduled start last weekend.
Left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland...
August 7, 2010   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: Week Seven
You know the start of your weekend is off to a great start when the first thing that happens on a gloomy, Friday morning happens to be that your laptop's motherboard burns out. With a hole in my pocket the size of Texas, I come to you from a new laptop. My apologies for this blog coming out a day late, but under the circumstances, my hands were a little tied.
Please note that Friday's game...
August 7, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/6: Barnes Guides Aeros To Win
Barnes Leads Way, Aeros Finally Win 2-1
Aeros left-hander Scott Barnes dazzled through seven scoreless innings Friday to end Akron
August 6, 2010   (0 comments)
Seastrunk Thrilled To Be An Indian
Going back to college for your senior season is a risky proposition for a Major League Baseball draft pick. Not only do you lose almost any signing leverage you have, but you also risk injury as well as a drop in performance which could affect your draft standing the next year.
But for catcher Diego Seastrunk, while he went back to school to hopefully improve his draft stock, he also did so...
August 6, 2010   (0 comments)
Around The Farm: August 5
Around the Farm takes a 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 games.
Giovanni Soto - LHP, Lake County: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K. Nice home debut for Soto, and he has not skipped a beat since being traded to the Indians last Tuesday. Lots of front office executives...
August 6, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/5: Soto Solid in Win
Captains Use The Long Ball in 6-1 Win
All but one of the Lake County Captains runs came via the long ball as they defeated the Dayton Dragons 6-1 on Thursday. The Captains hit three home runs in the game.
Roberto Perez hit a two run home run in the bottom of the second inning to give the Captains a 2-0 lead. It was Perez's fifth homer of the year and his second in the series. The Dragons...
August 5, 2010   (0 comments)
Hodges Returns, Santana Done & Another Trade
The Indians today have reclaimed infielder Wes Hodges from the Colorado Rockies and have sent him back to Triple-A Columbus. Hodges was originally designated for assignment by the Indians on July 27th to make room for right-handed pitcher Josh Tomlin as the Indians 40-man roster was full at the time, and then he was claimed by the Rockies on August 3rd. Don't ask me to explain how he is back with...
August 5, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 4
Around the Farm takes a 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 games.
Cord Phelps-2B, Columbus: 3-5, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R. Phelps just keeps on hitting. The 3rd round pick in 2008 out of Stanford has put up a AAA line of .340/.412/.537. He has more extra base hits in his 43 games...
August 5, 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.
Tonight we will recap what ended up being a very busy last 24 hours leading up to the July 31st trade deadline. We will discuss the three deals for Austin Kearns, Kerry Wood and Jake Westbrook that were made just before the deadline, and talk about the players acquired and...
August 5, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/4: Goedert Delivers Game-Winner
Clippers avoid sweep, win 9-8
The Columbus Clippers defeated the Louisville Bats in a rain-soaked affair on Wednesday afternoon, 9-8. The game was delayed after the last out of the top of the seventh inning was recorded for one hour and twenty-two minutes, and after the break, Jared Goedert delivered a two-run double in the eighth. The Clippers ended their four game losing streak while handing...
August 4, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians' Recent Drafts Showing Success So Far
Boy, talk about a complete change in draft success of late.
Now, it is still way too early to really get too excited over how the 2008 and 2009 Draft’s have shaken out for the Indians; however, you have to like what has transpired to date with both, particularly the 2008 Draft which may go down as one of the all time best drafts in Indians’ history. This of course is a huge change from...
August 4, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 3
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 played in yesterday's game.
Beau Mills-1B, Akron: 3-5, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, K. Hey, a Beau Mills sighting! Quietly hitting .333 over his last 10 games, Mills is coming off of his best month of the season in which he posted a .950 OPS....
August 4, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 8/3: Espino Impresses In AAA Debut
Columbus falls to Louisville in 12, 4-3
The Columbus Clippers returned home to Huntington Park and dropped their second consecutive extra-inning affair to the Louisville Bats on Tuesday night, 4-3 as Chris Dickerson delivered the go-ahead hit in the twelfth inning off of Carlton Smith.
The Bats loaded the bases in the twelfth as Danny Dorn and Corky Miller reached base to begin the...

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