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June 22, 2012   (0 comments)
Aeros win with Wright stuff, 4-3
The Akron Aeros won the first game of a four-game weekend series against Altoona on Friday night, riding another strong start from knuckleballer Steven Wright. Wright (6-4, 1.99) pitched six and two-thirds innings while scattering four hits and three walks.
June 22, 2012   (0 comments)
Knights pull away from Clippers late, win 9-4
As their recent nine-game road trip went along, it seemed as if the Columbus bats were coming alive. In the last three games against the Charlotte Knights, the Clippers went .483 with runners in scoring position. None of that improvement was apparent on Friday night, as Columbus (35-40) fell to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (43-30) by a final score of 9-4.
June 22, 2012   (0 comments)
Indians lose in extras, 3-2
The Arizona League Indians fell to the Arizona League Angels in extras last night with a final of 3-2. The Indians battled the Angels in their second game of the season, but despite seemingly frequent opportunities in the late going, the young guns could not capitalize on their opportunities. Sean has the recap of the game as well as lots of comments from scouts...
June 22, 2012   (0 comments)
The Radar Report: June 22, 2012
The Radar Report is back with lots of gun readings on several Indians' prospects. This is a premium site feature which posts about once a month and provides the fastball and secondary velocities of players in the Indians' organization that I see. This week's report includes tons of information on Lake County pitchers and some of the new pitchers in Mahoning Valley.
June 22, 2012   (8 comments)
Lots of roster moves to begin second half
As expected, the Indians made made several roster moves today throughout their minor league system. With the start of the second half for the full season Single-A teams and the start of short season leagues, this is usually a time where there is a lot of movement. Tony recaps the flurry of roster moves....after the jump...
June 22, 2012   (3 comments)
The Scrapperbook: 6/18/2012 - 6/21/2012
The Indians short season Single-A affiliate the Mahoning Valley Scrappers have officially kicked off their 2012 season. Their season is only four games old, but "Scrapperbook" author Andrew Zajac touches on his first impressions of first round pick Tyler Naquin, some of the other notable Scrapper players, and more!
June 22, 2012   (0 comments)
Akron struggles in 4-2 loss
Binghamton’s Eric Campbell delivered a pair of RBI doubles, and collected three hits overall as the Mets edged the Akron Aeros, 4-2, in the series and homestand finale at Canal Park on Thursday night. Campbell, an 8th round pick of the Mets in 2008 out of Boston College, lauched a run-scoring double to center off Kyle Landis (4-2) in the sixth inning, tying the game at 2-2.
June 22, 2012   (5 comments)
Around the Farm: June 21, 2012 - Jesus is the "Future"
The second half of the High-A season officially got underway last night as Carolina was back in action, and with that it also meant big Jesus Aguilar was back at the plate ready to strike fear into opposing pitchers. Tony recaps the night that was in the Indians farm system from Triple-A Columbus down through rookie level Arizona and touches on Aguilar's big night, the emergence of Luis Lugo, and more.
June 22, 2012   (1 comments)
Mudcats open second half with strong 7-3 win
The Carolina Mudcats (1-0) beat the Wilmington Blue Rocks (0-1) by a score of 7-3 on Thursday night to get the second half of the season started. The Mudcats took the lead by scoring two runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back scoring two in both the sixth and seventh and adding another run in the eighth.
June 22, 2012   (0 comments)
Jackson, Knights overpower Clippers, 5-4
The Columbus Clippers were able to contain eight hitters on the Charlotte Knights roster on Thursday night. Unfortunately, it was the ninth that proved to be deadly. The Knights (44-32) defeated the Clippers (35-40) in ten innings by a final score of 5-4.
June 21, 2012   (0 comments)
Scrapper offense stymied in 6-2 loss
It was a picture perfect night for baseball as the Scrappers looked to take the final game of their opening home-and-home series against the Jamestown Jammers Thursday. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t a sign of good things to come for the Scrappers, as they fell to the Jammers 6-2.
June 21, 2012   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: The 2012 All-Star edition
The Lake County Captains are currently in the midst of their four game All Star break. They finished the first half 31-38 and made lots of good strides as a team and as individuals after a tough April. Lianna Holub recaps the first half in her weekly notebook "On-Deck with the Captains". The second half starts up on Friday and the Captains begin 0-0 and will look to get into the postseason!
June 21, 2012   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: Canzler's tear puts him in ML crosshairs
Today's Minor Happenings is stuffed with lots of updates from Tony on several players up and down the Indians minor league system. He talks about the red hot Russ Canzler and what his play of late may mean for a big league opportunity, the good pitching from Brett Brach, the pro debut of Tyler Naquin, and what is going on with Dillon Howard. He also provides several updates on the walking wounded in the system and updates on some of the things many other players are working on.
June 21, 2012   (0 comments)
Anderson is making big strides
Low-A Lake County All Star right-handed pitcher Cody Anderson made a big impression in the first half. He quickly settled into the starting rotation and pitched well, and now he is working on the finer points of pitching because he is still very new to it. Tony recently sat down with the former 2011 14th round pick and talked about how things are going.
June 21, 2012   (0 comments)
2012 Indians Draft: 6/21 Signing update
The Indians still have several unsigned 2012 Draft picks, and while the bulk of them have already signed, there are still probably five to seven players that will still sign before the July 13th deadline. Tony gives a quick update on what the Indians can do with top picks McClure and Hamrick as well as news on one player that signed today and two others that are expected to soon officially sign on the dotted line.
June 21, 2012   (0 comments)
AZL Indians fall in season opener, 11-6
The Indians' rookie level Arizona Indians affiliate got their season started last night, but lost to the Reds by a score of 11-6. The IPI's very own Sean Mahon was there to take in the action, and will be at all of the AZL Indians' games the next two months to document what happened in the game and provide quotes from players and coaches.
June 21, 2012   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts: Game #68 - Reds 1, Indians 8
The Indians finished off the sweep of the Reds on Wednesday night with a convincing 8-1 win, and in the process got pay back for the sweep and thumping the Reds put on them last week in Cincinnati. The Indians got a complete game gem from Justin Masterson who looks to have turned a corner, and also got big hits from Asdrubal Cabrera, Johnny Damon and Lonnie Chisenhall. Charlie Adams shares his "second thoughts" on the series win (sweep)...
June 21, 2012   (0 comments)
Naquin, Scrappers impress in home debut
After a long winter and, for many guys, an extended stay in Arizona, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers finally got to experience their own opening day majesty as they won an exciting extra inning affair 2-1 over the Jamestown Jammers. Toeing the rubber for the Scrappers was Luis Dejesus, recently assigned to Mahoning Valley after a short stint in Lake County.
June 21, 2012   (0 comments)
Aeros split another doubleheader
he Aeros split their second double-header in two days with Binghamton on Wednesday night at Canal Park, winning the first game 2-0 and dropping the second 5-1, ending the team’s 13-game home win streak. The Aeros won the first game with Binghamton 2-0, thanks in large part to a two-hit shutout by starting pitcher T.J. House (5-2), who picked up his fifth win of the season for Akron.
June 21, 2012   (7 comments)
Around the Farm: June 20, 2012--How do you say Naquin?
T.J. House had a big start on Wednesday, rebounding from his worst outing of the season. Tim Fedroff went 4-for-4, reminding Tribe brass that there is certainly a fourth outfielder in the system that just continues to perform. Some kid named Matt LaPorta is back and hitting...big surprise. The top slot of ATF goes to some kid with a strang last name? Join Jim for the Naquin-edition of ATF...after the jump...

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