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Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Kenny Mathews (SP, Mahoning Valley): 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K. The first real hiccup for Mathews who is still very early in his pro career. He gave up more earned runs in this one outing than he had given up the entire season in nine starts before it. Even with the tough outing his numbers look great as he is 0-2 with a 2.87 ERA in 10 starts, and in 31.1 innings he has allowed 26 hits, no homers, 10 walks and has 30 strikes. The ability to throw strikes, keep the ball in the yard and get strikeouts will get you noticed, especially when you are left-handed.
Ryan Rohlinger (SS, Columbus): 3-for-5, R, 2 RBI. Ryan is not much of a prospect but continues to play well. As a roster fill in he’s had a nice season hitting .264 with a .708 OPS.
David Cooper (DH, Columbus): 0-for-3, BB. He has ...
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Akron, OH – Aeros first baseman Jesus Aguilar will play many more seasons of professional baseball, hopefully helping the Cleveland Indians to many future wins, but he may never again accomplish what he has done this year for the Aeros.Aguilar, the Aeros’ 23-year-old slugger, went 1-3, with an RBI sacrifice fly to net his 100th RBI of the season during Akron’s 6-2 victory over...
The last position for the three year review is centerfield. This was the hardest position to look at for me because it was supposed to have been set with Grady Sizemore.
Sizemore was the last guy the Indians produced with superstar potential. He had it all: power, speed, looks, and just electric athleticism. Then after only four complete seasons he was done. He played the equivalent...
Cleveland, OH -- Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis both hit two-run home runs and Zach McAllister won for the third start in a row as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 Saturday night at Progressive Field.
With the win, the Indians moved into third place in the American League Wild Card and are now 11 games over .500 on the season.
After two quick outs in the bottom...
Before the Cleveland Indians kicked off their season in Toronto more than four months ago, most fans and experts alike predicted a vast improvement in the team’s defensive play, especially in the outfield.
The club acquired two Gold Glove-caliber outfielders during the offseason in Michael Bourn and Drew Stubbs. Bourn would stake his claim at his normal dwelling in center, and...
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
If it seems like the Indians have really struggled at the plate for the past month, well, it is because they have. The Indians still rank well in season long offensive numbers as they are 4th in the AL in runs (4.6 R/G), 8th in batting average (.253), and 8th in OPS (.732). But a lot of that is from a very...
An 8-year-old Cleveland Indians fan with cerebral palsy had a wish straight out of Hollywood: He asked two of his favorite players to hit home runs.
And Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis sure know how to follow a script.
Before Saturday's game against the Minnesota Twins, Niko Lanzarotta and his family were on the field watching the Indians take batting practice. The youngster...
Sometimes real life turns out better than even Hollywood could imagine or script. According to the Associated Press, Before Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, the Cleveland Indians hosted 8-year-old Niko Lanzarotta and his family on the field to take in pregame warm ups. Niko has been afflicted with Cerebral Palsy since the age of 8 months. As he met several players...
When Jason Kipnis singled into center field in the first inning Saturday night manager Terry Francona could almost see him relax from the dugout.
"It was like he was back to being Kip again" said Francona.
The single ended an 0-for-19 slump by Kipnis and lit the fuse on the Indians 7-2 victory over the Twins in front of 26870 fans at Progressive Field.
The Indians are tired. The season is almost over and their limited success has forced almost every game to be important, creating additional stress that really great and really bad teams don't have to deal with. Any bit of relief at this point would be welcome and there will certainly be some coming just around the corner. On September first rosters will expand, allowing the...
An 8-year-old Cleveland Indians fan named Niko Lanzarotta and his family got an opportunity to meet their favorite team before a game against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Lanzarotta, who struggles with cerebral palsy, met catcher Carlos Santana and infielder Jason Kipnis. Like any 8-year-old kid would, Lanzarotta asked Santana and Kipnis to hit a […]
Prior to the Indians’ 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, an 8-year-old Tribe fan named Niko Lanzarotta had the fortune of meeting his two favorite players, Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis. Lanzarotta, who was able to watch batting practice with his family, also suffers from cerebral palsy. When the child was able to meet his idols, he asked them both to hit home...
It's days like this that sullied the Twins' 2013 season weeks ago.
Neither Minnesota nor Cleveland played anything close to textbook baseball Sunday at Progressive Field. Both had their managers chomping wads of Dubble Bubble more aggressively than normal as they stood inside dugouts full of shaking heads.
Afterward, Indians first baseman Nick Swisher shook his, too, still...
In this week’s second edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the impressive pro debut by Clint Frazier out in Arizona, where he is excelling/struggling, and where the numbers can also be misleading. He also provides several comments from the front office on some lesser talked about players at Lake County such as Luis Morel, Jeremy Lucas, Richard Stock, Joe Sever and...