The Aeros ended their game against Richmond with a bang Saturday night, both literally and figuratively, winning 6-4 on Fireworks Night at Canal Park. With a crowd of 5,190 in attendance, the Aeros looked to get back on track after losing four of their last five games, and won the first game of four in their series with Richmond in dramatic fashion.
The Carolina Mudcats could not hold a late two-run lead, and fell to Myrtle Beach 5-4 in 11 innings on Saturday night at TicketReturn.com Field. The Mudcats led 4-2 entering the eighth inning. After Michael Goodnight dealt another quality start, two runs over seven innings, Carolina handed the ball to Jose Flores. The rest is history...
The Lake County Captains used an offensive attack and great pitching to defeat the West Michigan Whitecaps on Saturday night to win the series, 7-4. Second baseman Jose Ramirez paced the Captains with a five-hit attack, and catcher Alex Monsalve blasted his career high sixth home run to lead the Captains to the win.
The Toledo Mud Hens (33-50) may be struggling this season, but not against the Columbus Clippers (41-42). Of the seven games the two teams played before Saturday night, Toledo won five. This pattern did not change on Saturday. It was mostly a night of dominant pitching, but a late Mud Hens explosion ultimately secured an 8-1 win over Columbus.
The AZL Indians offense looked poised early as they had three hits in the first inning which included a Jorge Martinez RBI double. However, more early pitching woes that allowed runs to score in each of the first four innings ended up being too much for the young Tribe.
Is the Indians' season over in June? Is losing six of seven games a sign that the Tribe has finally dropped off the cliff that so many have predicted? Jim Pete weighs in on the ownership and management role in the overall Indians picture in 2012, as well as taking a quick look at some timely issues with regards to the lineup and the offense. Join us all at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario...
Short season Single-A Mahoning Valley right-handed pitcher Robbie Aviles is finally back pitching full time and looks to be all the way back from the Tommy John surgery he had almost two years ago. After two years of rehab he is happy to be pitching in real games and in a real environment in Niles, Ohio, and Matt Miller recently sat down to talk to him about how he is doing.
The Indians continued their busy summer transactions with a host of movement from the big league club through Mahoning Valley. Jeanmar Gomez, Zach, McAllister, Scott Barnes and Travis Hafner all found themselves making high profile moves over the past seven days. Arthur Kinney pulls out every transaction over the past week, in the final June edition of IPI's transaction rundown.
The Akron Aeros fell to the Erie SeaWolves, 5-4, in 10 innings. With the loss, the Aeros lost three of four games in the series against the SeaWolves. Erie has dominated the season-series, winning nine of 14 games. Following a loss by the Harrisburg Senators and a win by the Bowie Baysox, the Aeros now have a 7.5 game lead over both teams in the Eastern League Western Division.
The Indians have now lost six of seven games, and have falled 3 1/2 games behind the first place Chicago White Sox. With Lonnie Chisenhall heading to the DL, Michael Brantley hitting cleanup and Chris Antonetti talking about "improvement...from the interior," it may be time to start circling the wagons. Join Jim B. for some Second Thoughts on last night's ballgame.
Canzler can hit the ball a ton, and continued that with his tenth homer on Friday Night. Thomas Neal is beginning to officially dominated Double A pitching. Kyle Bellows is finding his bat, and Jeanmar Gomez had a spectacular return to Columbus. The top of the heap for tonight's ATF is a prospect in Carolina who has exploded since an April swoon. Join Jim Piascik to find out who that is...after the jump...
After a dramatic come from behind win on Thursday, the Scrappers once again found themselves in a ballgame with the State College Spikes. After waiting out Mother Nature for a little over an hour before the game, the Scrappers once again found themselves tied in the eighth inning. This time, they didn’t need a hit to push across the winning run.
Like the game itself, the Clippers’ bats took a little while to get started Friday night, but when they did, it resulted in another Columbus victory. The Clippers won for the sixth time in seven tries, defeating the Norfolk Tides, 9-4. Heavy rain and strong winds delayed the game’s start time of 7:05 p.m. by an hour. With the win, Columbus took the four-game series, 3-1, in front of 7,227 fans at Huntington Park.
The Carolina Mudcats’ bullpen gave a strong effort in a 9-6 triumph over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Friday night at TicketReturn.com Field. Dale Dickerson (5-2), Shawn Armstrong and Grant Sides combined to hold the Pelicans (6-3, 42-37) to two runs over the final seven innings. Dickerson entered the game in the third, and allowed one run on one hit over three innings to earn the win.
The Lake County Captains (4-4) could not provide a precursor to Friday night’s fireworks at Classic Park. The club continued its offensive struggles, mustering just two runs in a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the West Michigan Whitecaps (4-4).
In today's week ending edition of Minor Happenings, Tony touches on the power binge that Double-A Akron outfielder Thomas Neal has been on and what that may mean as far as value and a promotion is concerned. In addition to that he provides some recent comments from Ross Atkins on some big league pitching options at Triple-A Columbus, and provides updates on several players at each level from Triple-A Columbus to rookie level Arizona, namely Tim Fedroff, Jeremie Tice, Jesus Aguilar, Rob Nixon, Juan Romero, Jorge Martinez, and more.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!