In today's Monday afternoon staple "3 Up, 3 Down", Tony takes a look at three of the best and worst performances from the past week in the Indians' minor league system. Insight gathered from talking with scouts, coaches and executives inside and outside the organization are used in this piece, and today he discusses Jesus Aguilar, Russ Canzler, Leonardo Castillo, Jake Lowery, Nick Weglarz, and Steven Wright.
Knuckleballer Steven Wright pitched a five-hit shutout, leading the Akron Aeros to a 5-0 win over Bowie on Sunday. Wright (3-1, 1.13) continued to build on his strong start to the season, winning his third game of the year. He threw 112 pitches (64 strikes), allowing five hits and two walks while striking out six Baysox batters.
"IPI on Site" is a new on-line video show for the site developed by myself and edited/produced by Michael Taylor that features an on-air interview with a player in the Cleveland Indians organization with some highlights of them in action. This week Steven "The Knuckleballer" Wright joins us to talk about how things are coming with his knuckleball and how he evolved into a knuckleballer.
The Akron Aeros belted out 13 hits to take down the Bowie Baysox, 8-3, at Prince George’s Stadium. Akron got the bats going in the top of the second inning with a double to the right side by first baseman Adam Abraham, who went 3-for-5 on the night
The Akron Aeros fell to the Bowie Baysox, 7-5, Friday for their second straight loss. Making his fifth start of the season left-handed pitcher Eric Berger manned the mound for the first five innings of the game. He faced 22 batters and allowed three runs, struck out two and walked one. Jared Goedert got the Aeros going in the first inning with a line drive single up the middle. Chun Chen followed up with a big home run to left field putting Akron up to a quick 2-0 lead.
The Akron Aeros lost their home stand finale 7-3 after falling into a deep hole early in the game. Mason Radeke (1-1, 0.00) lost his first game after pitching three innings in a spot start. In the first, Radeke got two quick outs before walking B-Mets second baseman Reese Havens. The next runner reached on a fielding error by shortstop Juan Diaz. Both runners scored on a three-run home run by right fielder Raul Reyes to right center.
In today's Happenings Tony talks about lefty Giovanni Soto who is really coming into his own and has become a nice starting pitching prospect for the Indians. He also touches on Matt LaPorta's continued destruction of Triple-A pitching, gets Akron manager Chris Tremie's thoughts on several players that are working on defense, unveils lefty Scott Barnes' new role, and discussed many other players like Kyle Landis, Mike Rayl, Joseph Colon, Jared Goedert, and more!
Akron Aeros southpaw Giovanni Soto pitched seven masterful innings of one-run baseball on Wednesday, carrying the Aeros to a 3-1 win over the Binghamton Mets at Canal Park. The first-place Aeros (17-6) extended their winning streak to eight games. They have won all six games on the current home stand, and are 11-2 at home this season. Akron’s lead in the Eastern League Western Division stands at 4.5 games.
It is Wednesday, which means it is time to take stock on some of the players in the Indians’ minor league system. In today's premium feature, Tony provides prospect stock tips on 20 players, including Beau Mills, Scott Barnes, Cody Allen, Jared Goedert, Steven Wright, Tyler Holt, Mike Rayl, Shawn Armstrong, Alex Lavisky, Cody Anderson and more!
The Eastern League leading Akron Aeros extended their winning streak to seven games with a 6-5 victory over the Binghamton Mets on Tuesday night. Akron starting pitcher lefty T.J. House made his first appearance as an Aero. He had a rocky start hitting the first batter of the game and allowing the Mets to quickly jump out front putting two runs on the board in the first and second innings.
In this week's edition of Launching Off With The Aeros, Jim recaps the 6-0 week that was for the Aeros and the players that helped them achieve their perfect record. Jim also checks in on some more weird/cool stats and players that need to step up their game going forward.
A month into the season the injuries are starting to mount up for the young Indians. Tony has a big update on those players down for some time or just nicked up, including LeVon Washington, Lonnie Chisenhall, Bryce Stowell, Scott Barnes, Hector Rondon and many others. In addition to the injuries, Tony also discusses several other players in the organization such as Steven Wright, Will Roberts, David Huff, Shawn Armstrong, T.J. McFarland, Matt LaPorta, Jeremie Tice and Jeff Johnson.
The first place Akron Aeros beat the Binghamton Mets, 3-2, Monday to improve to a 6-0 winning streak. Right-handed reliever Rob Bryson took home his second win of the season, going for 2 2/3 innings, while allowing three hits; one run and one strike out. It wasn’t a perfect outing for Bryson, but it was good enough to put up another tally in the win column.
3 up, 3 down is a weekly premium feature on the site that focuses in on a few of the good and not so good performances from the past week in the Indians’ minor league system. This week Tony provides insight on six player in the Indians system: Trevor Crowe, Juan Diaz, Anthony Gallas, Matt LaPorta, Luigi Rodriguez, and Ronny Rodriguez.
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