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April 15, 2012   (0 comments)
The Inside Pitch: April 15, 2012
A new radio show, "The Inside Pitch", premiers this evening on the IPI and will be hosted by site contributors Andrew Zajac and Jeff Ellis. If you are a fan of fantasy baseball, this is the show for you as every week Andy and Jeff will provide analysis and thoughts to help you with your fantasy teams.
April 15, 2012   (0 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Lowe proving his value early on
It is Sunday morning, and you know what that means here on the IPI....Tribe Happenings! Tony recaps the news from the past week for the big league team and touches on Derek Lowe's very good start to his season, Carlos Santana's new contract, the pending arrival of Johnny Damon, the plan for Matt LaPorta, and lots more!
April 15, 2012   (0 comments)
Early inning scoring frenzy lifts Mudcats to win
The Carolina Mudcats scored six early runs en route to a 7-3 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash on Saturday night at BB&T Ballpark. After allowing an early two-run homer in the first inning to Dash center fielder Trayce Thompson, Mudcats’ right-handed starting pitcher Michael Goodnight was able to effectively shut down the Winston-Salem offense until he was relieved in the sixth inning.
April 15, 2012   (5 comments)
Around the Farm - April 14, 2012
ATF is loaded with "Remember Me's" tonight. The first guy almost took over second base last year for the Tribe, and no, I'm not talking about Jason Kipnis either. The top ATF slot belongs to a reliever who missed the entire 2010 season before dominating the Carolina League in 2011. Check out IPI's original Around the Farm, for yesterday's minor league performances.
April 14, 2012   (0 comments)
Goedert powers Aeros to 8-5 victory
Jared Goedert hit a pinch hit three-run home run to left center field in the eighth inning and the Akron Aeros overcame an early four-run deficit to beat the Trenton Thunder 8-5 on Saturday. Akron has now won three in a row to clinch the first home series at Canal Park in 2012. After early struggles by starter Giovanni Soto, the Aeros lineup came alive after the third inning, as the team scored at least one run from the fourth to the eighth inning.
April 14, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains drop fifth straight, 8-4
The Lake County Captains fell behind early against the Bowling Green Hot Rods and lost their fifth game in a row with an 8-4 loss at Classic Park in front of 2,172 fans. The Captains drew first blood off of left-handed starter Ryan Carpenter. Centerfielder Luigi Rodriguez led off the inning with a double to left field and then shortstop Francisco Lindor scored Rodriguez with an RBI single to right field.
April 14, 2012   (0 comments)
Phelps drives Clippers' to 9-4 win
The Columbus Clippers were able to beat the Louisville Bats on Saturday night 9-4. Chris Seddon got the start for the Clippers, and went five and a third innings and struck out five. He was rewarded his first win of the season. His counterpart with the Bats, Andrew Brackman, did not have a great outing as he was unable to make it out of the first inning after giving up five runs in only two thirds of an inning.
April 14, 2012   (5 comments)
McAllister aims for another big league chance
After making his major league debut last season, Columbus Clippers’ right-handed starting pitcher Zach McAllister is ready to get back to the big leagues, and stay there when he does. After two strong outings for Columbus to start the season he is off to a good start to his season, and Andrew Holleran recently sat down with him to discuss how things are going.
April 14, 2012   (2 comments)
How I Met Your Aeros: Tim Fedroff
In the first of an as-of-now infinite part series, Jim interviews Akron Aeros' center fielder Tim Fedroff, asking him about his approach at the plate, in the field, and how he feels about starting the season back in Akron for the third straight year.
April 14, 2012   (0 comments)
The 2012 Transaction Rundown:  April 7-13
The week started off pretty quiet on the player movement front, but once the transaction wire got going, it went into overdrive. Highlights include a two-level promotion for infielder Justin Toole, highly touted relieved Cody Allen getting promoted to Akron, and some new pitchers arriving at Lake County from extended spring training.
April 14, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains can't stall Hot Rods, Lose 2-1
The Lake County Captains hosted the Bowling Green Hot Rods for the second game of their opening home stand on Friday evening, which resulted in a 2-1 loss. Starting for the Captains was Will Roberts, a right-hander out of the University of West Virginia. Roberts put together a solid six-inning start for a win in his last outing and despite the loss on Friday night he assembled another solid showing.
April 14, 2012   (0 comments)
Wright, Aeros quiet the Thunder, 2-1
In their second home appearance, the Akron Aeros defeated the Trenton Thunder 2-1 at Canal Park on Friday night. Right-handed pitcher Steven Wright, who came into the game with a 1.59 ERA, had a wild start on the mound walking the first and only Trenton run across the plate with two outs in the first inning. He struggled in the first inning walking three of the first five batters he faced, but as the third inning rolled around the righty got into a groove taking down batter after batter.
April 14, 2012   (0 comments)
Bats beat Clippers, 4-2
The Clippers fell to the Louisville Bats in their first road game of the season on Friday night, 4-2. Coming off a no decision in his first start of the season on Sunday, left hander Scott Barnes started for the Clippers. He struggled for most of the evening Friday as he was only able to go five innings, and allowed four earned runs and struck out six batters.
April 14, 2012   (0 comments)
Dash blank Mudcats 1-0
Friday the 13th proved to be an unlucky day for the Carolina Mudcats as they failed to score a single run, losing their first road game of the season to their in-state rivals the Winston-Salem Dash, 1-0. The Mudcats out hit Winston-Salem seven to three, but they left nine runners stranded on the bases. Dash starting pitcher Andre Rienzo threw six innings allowing six hits while striking out nine batters. Never yielding a single run, Rienzo forced Carolina batters to pop up or ground out all night long.
April 14, 2012   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: April 13, 2012
Runs were at a premium in the Indians' minor league system on Friday night as all four affiliates managed to score a total of five runs on the night. Even with the lack of offensive production, some players contributed offensively, and there were plenty of good pitching performances to boot. Kevin recaps the highlights from last night's action in IPI's own "Around the Farm".
April 13, 2012   (0 comments)
2012 IPI on Site: Francisco Lindor
"IPI on Site" is a new feature for the site that should air every Friday afternoon during the season and will be an on-air interview with a player in the Cleveland Indians organization that also includes some highlights of them in action. Today we we touch base with #1 prospect Francisco Lindor!
April 13, 2012   (4 comments)
Minor Happenings: LaPorta continues to dominate at AAA
Minor Happenings is back and with tons of updates on players throughout the Indians' minor league system. Today, Tony provides updates on the plans for both Matt LaPorta and Lonnie Chisenhall at Triple-A Columbus, a big update on the health of Jason Knapp, Chun Chen's move to first base, Cody Allen's brilliance so far, injury updates on players in extended spring training and lots more!
April 13, 2012   (5 comments)
What Johnny Damon brings to the Indians
The Indians offensive woes of last season have been come back up to start the 2012 season. With the Indians desperate for help in the outfield the Indians reportedly have signed Johnny Damon. Andy Nichols takes a look at what Damon can bring to the Indians lineup, a lineup badly in need of stability and leadership.
April 13, 2012   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: April 12, 2012
The Indians farm system was only 75% operational yesterday as Carolina had a scheduled day off, but both Lake County and Akron had their home openers and Columbus had an early day game before setting sail for an 11-game road trip. Last night T.J. McFarland, Alex Lavisky, Chad Huffman and more shined, and they as well as many others are featured in today's ATF!
April 12, 2012   (0 comments)
McFarland pitches Akron to home opening win
The Akron Aeros opened the 2012 season at Canal Park with a potent offense led by third baseman Kyle Bellows as the home team beat the Trenton Thunder 6-1. After back-to-back singles by left fielder Nick Weglarz and second baseman Ryan Rohlinger to open the bottom of the second inning, Bellows hit a long home run to left. One batter later, center fielder Tim Fedroff singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch by Thunder starter Brett Marshall. Fedroff scored on shortstop Juan Diaz’s single, stretching the lead to four runs.

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