Indians Clinch IL West Pennant; Irwin Strikes Out 9

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   The champagne is flowing in the Indianapolis Indians clubhouse!  The Indians have clinched the International League Western Division pennant tonight at Victory Field.  The Indians defeated the Louisville Bats, which decreased their magic number from 2 to 1.  Then, about 15 minutes after the Indians’ game was over, the Toledo Mud Hens beat the Columbus Clippers 10 –...

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Prospect Watch: Nine Strikeouts From Irwin, Avila Homers Again

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the post trade deadline update. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 3.25) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (1-0, 0.00) - DNP 3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (2-1, 2.28) - DNP 4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.314) - 1-for-4 5. Gregory Polanco, CF, West Virginia...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/23/12

Bradenton is two games back in their division, with 11 games left. West Virginia is a 1.5 games out in their division, with 11 games left on the season. Indianapolis has an 11 game lead in their division with 12 games left to their schedule.  The GCL Pirates have four games(counting the completion of yesterday’s game) left and both DSL affiliates have three games left in their regular season. The GCL Pirates are one game out of...

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Irwin Strikes Out 8 In His Indians’ Debut; 3 Hits For Hague

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Syracuse Chiefs  2 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians exploded with 4 runs in the top of the 9th to break a 2-2 tie with the Syracuse Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY.  Phil Irwin, just promoted to the Indians from AA Altoona made his AAA debut tonight and lasted 4 innings, but did not factor into the decision.  1B Matt Hague went 3-for-5 at the plate, and drove in the first insurance run in...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/18/12

Luis Heredia will get the start for State College tonight. He ranks 11th in the NY-Penn League in both WHIP(1.08) and ERA(2.42). Another top pitching prospect got promoted yesterday. Jameson Taillon will make his first AA start on Tuesday night. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (74-52) @ Syracuse (62-66) 7:00pm Probable starter: Phil Irwin (AAA debut) Yesterday’s Result:  Indianapolis 4...

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