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July 15, 2012   (0 comments)
Packer outduels Bundy, 3-1
The Frederick Keys sent the much-heralded Dylan Bundy to the mound looking for a series win on Saturday night, but the Carolina Mudcats’ Matt Packer was just a little bit better in a 3-1 triumph at Harry Grove Stadium.
July 15, 2012   (6 comments)
Around the Farm: July 14, 2012
Can Joseph Colon lay claim to being the best starter in the Indians minor league organization? With Jordan Smith showcasing new power and the same ole' reliable stick, is he becoming a top ten sorta prospect? Is Jorge Martinez about to burst upon the scene as an offensive superstar? Did the guy who went toe-to-toe with Dylan Bundy last night, and won, get the top spot at ATF? Tune in, after the jump, to find out.
July 14, 2012   (0 comments)
How I Met Your Aeros: Tyler Holt
Recent callup Tyler Holt may not overwhelm you with power numbers and moonshots, but he is one of the harder workers in the organization. Holt gets on base, plays good defense, and generally is a dirtbag-type player (like one Jason Kipnis) that fans love to get behind. Holt may or may not reach that level, but one thing is for certain: he won't stop trying and caring. Jim Piascik talked with Holt before his home debut in Akron to talk about his approach, controlling his emotions, and adjusting to a new locker room.
July 14, 2012   (4 comments)
The 2012 Transaction Rundown:  July 7-13
Here's a look at the weekly edition of Cleveland Indians transitions from the majors through the minors. Check back each Saturday morning to catch up on the Indians transaction on our resident expert here at IPI, Arthur Kinney...
July 14, 2012   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts: Game #86-Indians 1, Blue Jays 0
Justin Masterson entered the second half of 2012 with perhaps a chip on his shoulder. While much of his season has resembled his much heralded break-out season in 2011, he's had moments of struggle where his velocity was down, and his control was erratic. That wasn't the case on Friday Night, as Masterson dominated. Jim Berdysz shares his "Second Thoughts," after the jump.
July 14, 2012   (3 comments)
Around the Farm: July 13, 2012
Strong pitching was on display at the upper levels of the Tribe's minor league system Friday. Jeanmar Gomez made his third start for the Columbus Clippers. When we last saw him with the Cleveland Indians, he seemed to show a lack of confidence, but was that the case on Friday? Read on to see.
July 14, 2012   (0 comments)
Lake County wins thriller in 15 innings
EASTLAKE, OH- The Lake County Captains withstood a late inning rally by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and walked off in the 15th inning Friday night with a 7-6 win. The game was a long one as it lasted a total of 4:22.
July 14, 2012   (0 comments)
Gomez dazzles as Clippers earn 2-0 win
Jeanmar Gomez goes distance against the first-place Indians, pitching a complete-game shutout. Led by Gomez’s start, perhaps the best by any Clippers’ starter this season, Columbus beat Indianapolis, 2-0.
July 14, 2012   (0 comments)
Steven Wright flirts with no-hitter as Aeros earn shutout win
Akron, OH — Akron knuckleballer Steven Wright took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Friday night, picking up his seventh win of the season as the Aeros shut out the Altoona Curve, 3-0, at Canal Park.
July 14, 2012   (0 comments)
Mudcats collapse and fall 9-8
Frederick, MD – The Carolina Mudcats stormed out to an early 7-0 only to watch the Frederick Keys roar back to claim a 9-8 win on Friday night at Harry Grove Stadium.
July 13, 2012   (0 comments)
Martin strong as Scrappers beat Spinners 7-4
The Scrappers ended a three-game skid Friday night, defeating the Lowell Spinners 7-4. In doing so, they avoided being swept for the second time this season.
July 13, 2012   (2 comments)
The Scrapperbook: 7/6/2012-7/12/2012
The short season Single-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers won just two games this past week to slip .500 and an even 12-12 going into Friday night's game. Some inconsistent offense along with some poor pitching out of the bullpen have been the biggest contributors to their recent slide. Andrew Zajac recaps the week that was in his weekly notebook "The Scrapperbook".
July 13, 2012   (2 comments)
Indians sign Vick just before deadline
The Indians have officially announced the signing of 11th rounf pick Logan Vick out of Baylor University. He has been signed to a reported $125K bonus.
July 13, 2012   (0 comments)
Baker debuts, AZL Indians drop slugfest 17-15
It was a chaotic nine inning game of baseball last night as the AZL Indians pitching was bruised and battered for 17 runs off 21 hits to accommodate 5 errors in the field in a 17-15 loss to the D-Backs. The Indians 2012 5th round pick Dylan Baker started the game and looked to have some nerves on the mound in his professional debut.
July 13, 2012   (6 comments)
2012 Indians Draft: Signing deadline day
Today is the MLB Draft signing deadline (5:00pm ET). The Indians have now signed all of their top ten round picks and have 25 of their 40 picks in the fold. It is sort of an anticlimactic day since all of the big signings have been made and there is very little the Indians can do to add much, but they still have the means to add another player or two or three today. Tony chimes in with his last signing update of the year, and a non-premium piece to boot.
July 13, 2012   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 7/5/12 - 7/12/12
The Low-A Lake County Captains had their walking boots on this past week in the batters box, while on the mound the pitcher's lived on the edge. The Captains were once again up and down with their performance, but there were some bright spots, and Lianna Holub recaps the week that was in her weekly notebook "On-Deck with the Captains".
July 13, 2012   (0 comments)
Bats, gloves flummoxed in 10-1 blowout
Bad hitting, poor pitching, and costly errors doomed the Scrappers Thursday night, as they dropped their third straight game, getting drubbed in Lowell by the Spinners 10-1. It was one of those nights for the Scrappers where little went right.
July 13, 2012   (2 comments)
Around The Farm: July 12, 2012
It wasn't a great night for the Indians minor league affiliates, as every single team experienced a loss on Thursday. Despite the carnage in the standings, there were plenty of great performances up and down the system last night. There was Jordan Smith showing off some power and T.J. House bouncing back in Akron. But the top spot goes to someone who hasn't been seen by many, but will become a household name before too much longer. Find out who he is (and start learning his name) inside.
July 13, 2012   (0 comments)
Curve top Aeros 3-2 in extra innings
When it rains, it pours. After a 1 ½ hour rain delay before the start of the game, the Curve came from behind to beat the Aeros 3-2 in 12 innings Thursday night at Canal Park. Akron (52-39) mustered only three hits off of Altoona’s pitching staff, which went 11 scoreless innings and kept the Curve in a position to gut one out the entire night.
July 13, 2012   (0 comments)
Clippers Split Doubleheader With 1st Place Indians
The second half of the season for the Columbus Clippers started Thursday night, and the club opened play with a split against the Indianapolis Indians. Columbus (46-46) played a doubleheader versus the first-place Indians. The Clippers took game one, a shortened seven-inning contest, 4-1. Indianapolis rallied to win game two, 2-1, but it took them extra innings to do it.

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