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April 19, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 4/18: Akron pitching dominates Bowie
Nick Hagadone (Photo: Tony Lastoria)Kelvin De La Cruz struck out nine Bowie Baysox hitters to help the Akron Aeros win game one of a three-game series 4-3 Monday at Prince George’s Stadium.
De La Cruz pitched five innings, gave up two earned runs on six hits and walked one to go along with his nine strikeouts as he picked up his first win of 2011.
Cory Burns recorded his fifth save...
April 18, 2011   (0 comments)
The American League Central has been seemingly turned almost upside down through the first 15 games of the 2011 regular season. The Minnesota Twins, winners of the division the last two seasons are sitting in last place with a 5-10 record. The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox, also trendy picks to win the Central, are in fourth and third place with records of 7-8 and 7-9 respectively.
That...
April 18, 2011   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk in another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST. Tonight we will discuss the happenings from your FIRST PLACE Cleveland Indians and how things stand after two and a half weeks of action.
Since we had to cancel last week's show due to my medical situation, we have a lot to catch...
April 18, 2011   (0 comments)
The K-Tribe Chronicle: Offensive doldrums
(Photo: Kinston Indians)Watching the Cleveland Indians organization over the past ten days has made covering the Kinston Indians organization downright painful. Most Tribe fans have been riding the wave of not only a potent offense, but a pitching staff that is straight outta the Twilight Zone. Seriously, if you squint hard enough, you'd almost think you were staring at the 1954 Indians rotation square...
April 18, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: April 17, 2011
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 was playing in yesterday's game.
Luke Carlin-C, Columbus: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI: Luke Carlin came over to the Tribe in an August deal, then re-signed to a minor league deal prior to this season. Carlin added needed depth to...
April 18, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 4/17:  Head belts two homers in Clippers victory
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(Photo: Tony Lastoria)With the aid of the long ball, the Clippers beat Toledo 6-2 Sunday afternoon at Huntington Park. Columbus sits at 8-3 on the year.
A two-run home run from Jerad Head in the sixth gave Columbus a 3-2 lead and put them up for good. Luke Carlin added a solo shot in the seventh, and Head hit his second two-run shot of the game in the eighth.
Head, who now...
April 17, 2011   (0 comments)
A healthy Sizemore could add a much needed
boost to the Indians' lineup (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook
April 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm:  April 16, 2011
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(Photo: Lianna Holub)? 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 was playing in yesterday's game.
Jason Smit-RF, Lake County: 3-for-5, 3R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, K, 1 Outfield Asst:
Have I mentioned how hot this kid has been all season? Smit is a 21-year-old fringe...
April 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 4/16:  Holt & Toole lead K-Tribe rally
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)The K-Tribe got back on the winning track, beating the Dash 5-2 in eleven innings Saturday night in Winston-Salem.
In the top of the eleventh inning, Tyler Holt hit a double down the right field line off of Dash reliever Orlando Santos. After a Casey Frawley walk, Bo Greenwell advanced the runners with a sacrifice bunt. Justin Toole then drove in two runs with a long double...
April 16, 2011   (0 comments)
UCLA right-hander Gerritt Cole
(Photo: AP)This is what I call the way too early draft predictions.
I love all things draft in all sports. It's a Cleveland sports thing for me. When you are as bad as we have been here the hope that a draft brings is exciting. Even still people are getting excited and wondering about who the Indians might take this year in the draft.
The reason...
April 16, 2011   (0 comments)
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 was playing in yesterday's game.
(Photo Credit - Lianna Holub)
Anthony Gallas - LF, Lake County: 2-for-6, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, K, SB
The outfielder straight out of Cleveland is having a good season early on. He collected...
April 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 4/15: White pitches well, but Clippers lose
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)Toledo rallies past Clippers
Toledo rallied in the seventh inning to defeat the Clippers 5-4 at Fifth Third Field in Toledo.
Clippers starter Alex White pitched well, allowing just two unearned runs over six innings, but not factor in the decision. Scott Sizemore's two-run double off reliever Paolo Espino put the Mud Hens in the win column for the third time this...
April 15, 2011   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Week 1
Regular Season Record: 5-3
Games this Past Week:
Thursday, April 7 – Lake County, 13 @ Great Lakes, 3 (Win: Goodnight)
Friday, April 8 – Lake County, 2 @ Great Lakes, 1 (Win: Rayl, Save: Ehlert)
Saturday, April 9 – Lake County, 2 @ Great Lakes, 4 (Loss: Dew)
Sunday, April 10 - Lake County, 6 @ Great Lakes, 12 (Loss: Cook)
Monday, April 11- Dayton,...
April 15, 2011   (0 comments)
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 was playing in yesterday's game.
Jeanmar Gomez - RHP, Columbus: 7 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K
Photo Credit - Lianna HolubGomez gave up eight hits and even walked a hitter, but managed to escape from danger every time out. With...
April 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 4/14: Smit leads Lake County onslaught
(Photo: Lianna Holub)Jason Smit smacked his first home run of the year and J.D. Reichenbach threw four scoreless innings of relief to lead the Lake County Captains to 6-1 victory over the Dayton Dragons on Thursday at Classic Park.
The Captains struck early scoring five times in the first inning against Dragons starter Tanner Robles. Robles walked the bases loaded to start the inning and then...
April 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Pomeranz off to rocking start
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which recaps 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.
Ah,...
April 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: April 13
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 was playing in yesterday's game.
Drew Pomeranz - SP, Kinston: 5.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 8 K.
For the second straight outing, Pomeranz threw a gem. The only run Pomeranz surrendered was an unearned run in the top half of...
April 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 4/13:  Pomeranz dominates, Kinston loses
Kinston's Drew Pomeranz had another fantastic start, but it wasn't enough as Wilmington beat Kinston 2-1 Wednesday afternoon at Historic Grainger Stadium. With the win Wilmington swept Kinston in the three game series.
Pomeranz got a big bop from his offense early. Adam Abraham blasted the first pitch he saw over the left field wall in the bottom of the second inning for Kinston. Abraham...
April 13, 2011   (0 comments)
From last July, my wife Heather, two kids Nick and
Aly and myself.
I wanted to take the time to write an update to thank everyone for the kind words and support, and to also provide an update with what is going on with me. Since what happens to me directly affects this site, I feel it necessary to share and be more open about what is going on.
First and foremost, I want to thank...
April 13, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: April 12
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 was playing in yesterday's game.
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