The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has recalled RHP COREY KLUBER & LHP NICK HAGADONE from AAA Columbus. OF SHIN-SOO CHOO has been placed on the 15-day Disabled List with a left oblique strain, retroactive to August 28th, to allow Hagadone on the roster.Kluber, 25, has spent the entire season at Columbus where he has gone 7-10 w/a 5.65 ERA in 26 starts (146.2IP, 150H, 92ER, 67BB, 140K, .265AVG). Over his last 3 starts he recorded an ERA of 3.86 (18.2IP, 11H, 8ER, 8BB, 25K) and tossed 6.2 hitless innings on August 16 at Pawtucket (6.2IP, 0H, 0R, 5BB, 11K). Currently he is 3rd in the International League in strikeouts (140), 8th in innings pitched (146.2) and T3rd in starts (26). He will be making his MLB debut wearing #34. Kluber was acquired from San Diego last July 31 in a three-team trade that sent RHP Jake Westbrook to the St. Louis Cardinals.Hagadone, 25, has split the season between AA Akron and AAA Columbus where he has gone a combined 6-4 with a 2.79 ERA (71.0IP, 56H, 31R/22ER, 22BB, 77K, .212 avg, 5HR) in 46 relief appearances. He owns an ERA of just 1.91 ERA (33.0IP, 29H, 7ER) over his last 22 appearances since June 23 for the Clippers. Overall at Columbus he was 4-3 w/a 3.35 ERA in 34 outings (48.1IP, 42H, 18ER, 53K).The Sumner, Washington native was with the Indians from August 26-28, but did not appear. He will be making his Major League debut wearing #50. He was acquired from the Boston Red Sox along with RHP Justin Masterson and Bryan Price on July 31, 2009 in a trade that sent CA Victor Martinez to Boston.
Choo last played on August 27th. He is hitting .260 (81-312) with 11 doubles, 3 triples, 8 homers and 36 RBI in 84 games. It marks his 4th career stint on the DL, his second this year.
Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart says he's not worried if the developers of the Portage Crossings keep their promise of announcing who will move into the Shopping Center by Labor Day.
At a City Council meeting two months ago, shopping center developers told members and Mayor Robart that they had planned an announcement close to Labor Day on who would move in. The developers are planning to announce the names of the businesses that will be moving in on the sign in front of the development,
Mayor Robart says he's more concerned about the finished product at Portage Crossings, how it will look to shoppers and how many Cuyahoga Falls residents will shop there. The Mayor said the shopping center will be important to the economic future of Cuyahoga Falls for many, many years.
Appearing on the 1590 WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show, Mayor Robart said he heard two months ago that developers had commitments from 12 to 15 businesses. Mayor Robart says he expects the Portage Crossings Shopping Center will be home to 25 businesses when finished.
The Walsh Jesuit Boys Soccer team rallied in the final six minutes of the match to beat Padua Franciscan 2-1 in their first-ever North Coast League match at Padua Wednesday night. The Warriors became members of the North Coast League this season and now have a League title to play for, in addition to the State High School Soccer playoffs. Walsh head coach John Kissner said ‘It was a big game, not just for the regular season, but as a league game. That’s why it was doubly important to win the game’. Walsh got goals from sophomore defender Max Eicher in the 73rd minute and junior midfielder Nick Parianos in the 76th minute to snatch the victory away from the Bruins. The match was evenly played in the first half. Both teams had chances to score, but Walsh senior goalkeeper Ryan Vellequette and Padua sophomore Owen Pullar were equal to the task. Pullar had the best save of the half when he stopped both Parianos and Brian Hughes on consecutive shots from point blank range in the 5th minute. Padua took the lead in the 52nd minute. Senior defender Josh Kawa launched a throw-in from the right sideline that made the 6-yard box. An attempt by the Walsh defense to clear the ball from in front of Vellequette was intercepted by Garrett Rader who turned and fires a shot that found the upper right corner of the net for a 1-0 Bruin lead. The Padua goal forced the Walsh to go on the attack. After numerous scoring attempts, the Warriors finally broke through. The Walsh offense plated the ball inside the Padua penalty area. After a clearing attempt failed, sophomore defender Max Eicher picked up the loose ball and fired a 15-yard shot past Pullar to tie the match at one. Walsh kept pushing the attack. Three minutes later, they were rewarded. Junior midfielder Russell Platt took a downfield pass, avoided a Padua defender and heading towards the goal by the end line. Platt delivered a crossing pass on the ground to Parianos who buried it behind Pullar for the game winner. Pariano said ‘when I saw Russell get the ball on the base line, I sprinted past the defenders, got to the top of the box and kick it home. It was a perfect pass and I finished it off’. Walsh is trying to replace six senior starters from last season. Kissner called the win ‘critical’ coming off two losses this past weekend suffered in the Ohio Jesuit Cup. Kissner says his team ‘is learning. We’re in that growing pains stage’. Growing pains for not, Walsh is 2-2 on the season, 1-0 in the North Coast League. The Warriors next match is Saturday afternoon at home against Columbus DeSales. Match time is 3 o’clock.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Walsh Jesuit - 0 -2 =2Padua - 0 -1 =1 FIRST HALF: No scoring SECOND HALFP - Garrett Rader (Josh Kawa) 52nd minuteW - Max Eicher (Brian Hughes) 73rd minuteW - Nick Parianos (Russell Platt) 76th minute
Indians designated hitter Travis Hafnerr eceived ``encouraging'' news from doctors about his foot injury and could soon return for the playoff chase.
Hafner has been sidelined since August 21st, when he injured a tendon in his foot after hitting a single. Manager Manny Acta hasno timetable on a return for Hafner, who is batting .281 with 11 homers and 49 RBIs.
Acta would not address if Hafner will need offseason surgery. Cleveland's offense has sputtered and could use Hafner back in the middle of its lineup. With Hafner out, the Indians acquired slugger Jim Thome in a trade from Minnesota last week.
Hafner initially hurt his foot in April on a slide. He has been in a walking boot and receiving daily treatments.
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Michel Hernandez walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 13th inning to force home the winning run as the Akron Aeros beat the Reading Phillies 6-5 in game three of a four-game series Wednesday at Canal ParkLeft-handed pitcher Jacob Diekman issued the walk and suffered the loss for Reading.Right-handed pitcher Rob Bryson recorded the win for Akron pitching a scoreless inning of relief and striking out one.Grady Sizemore made a rehab start for the Aeros going 0-for-3 with a strike out.Chun Chen hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning to break a scoreless tie and give the Aeros a 1-0 lead.It remained 1-0 until the top of the fourth inning when Matt Rizzotti hit a two-run home run to give the R-Phils a 2-1 lead. Derrick Mitchell immediately followed with a solo shot of his own to increase the lead to 3-1. Reading (69-68) scored another run in the frame on a wild pitch to make it 4-1.The R-Phils tacked on a run in the top of the sixth inning to go ahead 5-1.In the bottom of the seventh inning, Karexon Sanchez hit a two-run home run to bring the Aeros within two runs at 5-3.An inning later, the Aeros (70-67) tied the game 5-5 on back-to-back RBI doubles from John Drennen and Kyle Bellows.The game went to extra innings and, in the bottom of the 13th, Cristo Arnal scored the winning run when Hernandez drew a walk with the bases full.The Aeros will go for the series win over the R-Phils on Thursday. Akron will give the ball to left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland, who is 9-8 with a 3.87 ERA in 2011. He will face right-handed pitcher Tyler Cloyd, who is 5-3 with a 2.88 ERA this season.Thursday is Fan Appreciation Night. Catch the final fireworks show of 2011 presented by Zayo Enterprises. Plus, special giveaways throughout the night!
It is also “Buck Up” Thirsty Thursday with $1 Beers and $1 Soft Drinks courtesy of the Ohio Lottery.
Jack Hannahan's single with one out in the 16th inning scored pinch-runner Cord Phelps from second base and gave Cleveland a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics last night, moving the Indians back into second place in the AL Central.
Jim Thome singled with one out off Josh Outman (3-4), the A's eighth pitcher, and was replaced by Phelps. Carlos Santana lined asingle to center before Hannahan, who hit two solo homers, singled to right. Phelps never slowed and was able to slip headfirst underthe tag of catcher Kurt Suzuki.
The Indians, who won for the 17th time in their last at-bat at home and jumped Chicago in the division, stayed 5.5 games behindfirst-place Detroit.
Frank Herrmann (4-0), Cleveland's sixth pitcher, worked four perfect innings.
The Indians go for the sweep this afternoon against the Athletics at Progressive Field. First pitch at 12:05. Fausto Carmona starts on the mound for the Tribe against Gio Gonzalez for the Athletics.
The Kent State Golden Flashes begin the 2011 college football season on Saturday when they play the Crimson Tide of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
The task is large for the Golden Flashes and new head coach Darrell Hazell. Alabama is ranked Number 2 in most pre-season college football polls.
Hazell is the 20th head coach in Kent State football history. Last season, Hazell was on the sidelines at Ohio State as the wide receivers coach.
Alabama is led by Kent State Alum Nick Saban. It's the second time that Saban will square off against his alma mater. When Saban was coaching the Toledo Rockets, he beat Kent State 28-14 back in the 1990 season.
The Kent State offense will be led by junior quarterback Spencer Keith. He enters his junior season ranked among the Kent State career leaders in completion percentage (2nd, 58.1%), yards (5th, 4,359), completions (5th, 383) and touchdown passes (6th, 22).
On defense, sophomore linemen Roosevelt Nix will lead that side of the football. Nix was a consensus Freshman All-American after garnering MAC Defensive Player of the Year accolades, thanks to a 10.0 sack, 20.0 tackles for loss, four forced fumble campaign.
Things are changing at the Interval Brotherhood Home.
New IBH Executive Director Don Finn has been on the job for the last two months. He says during that time, the IBH Board asked him to learn 'the nuts and bolts' of the organization and its operations.
Now, Finn says it's time for him to go out into the community and talk to stake-holders and donors about their feelings concerning the Interval Brotherhood Home.
Appearing on the 1590 WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show, Finn admitted some donors are still upset over the problems the organization has had in recent years, and with its previous executive director, Father Sam Ciccolini.
But, Finn is confident that he and the organization will be able to address those concerns.
Finn admitted that donations to the Interval Brotherhood Home were down in 2010 when compared with 2009 figures. Finn says IBH decided to step back from seeking donations in 2010 because of the situation with Father Sam. Actually, donations to IBH have been declining since 2007 according to Finn.
Finn is hoping that folks who are still upset at IBH and with Father Sam will come around because their mission of helping those who are dealing with alcohol and drug addiction is so important.
Finn says he was surprised to learn about wide the reach of the Interval Brotherhood home is, and unfortunately, how widespread the problem of alcohol and drug addiction is.
On Tuesday night, The University of Akron volleyball team won its first set of the season but lost to Cleveland State 3-1 (18-25,15-25,25-20,13-25) at Woodling Gymnasium.UA senior Courtney Jarvis led all players with 14 kills, while fellow senior Tina Dimitrijevs finished with eight kills and a .250 hitting percentage. At setter, Morgan Kuhn tallied 34 assists and 15 digs, while libero Chelsea Harvey added 18 digs.On the night, the Zips (0-4) hit .135, highlighted by the third set in which they notched 16 kills and had a .302 hitting percentage. The Vikings (3-1) recorded 55 kills and a .275 hitting percentage. Each teach also made 5.0 team blocks.“We did a better job of competing tonight against a high caliber team,” said head coach Ron Arenz. “Our serve and pass game was considerably better, but we still need a few more pieces to come together. Overall, I think we are on the right track, and it will be great to play at home this weekend.”In the first set, the score was knotted at 4-4 after each team claimed several long rallies. A service ace by CSU gave the Vikings a 6-5 lead, and a fierce spike on the next point extended the lead to 7-5. After adding a solo block, CSU was up 8-5.Kymberle Gordon and Jarvis combined for a block to make it 9-7, CSU, and a kill by Alex Wiederholt put another one on the board for Akron. The Vikings still maintained their lead, however, up 12-9 later in the set. After splitting the next four points, both teams played great defense in a long point, but Akron’s attack was just wide and CSU held a 15-11 advantage.The Zips came back to win consecutive points but still trailed 17-13. A deep attempt by Jarvis was just over the baseline, but a service error by CSU on the next point gave Akron the serve. Each time the Zips took a point, CSU would counter to preserve its lead. Late in the set, UA was down 20-17. The Vikings then took two more points and led 22-17.A block assist by UA’s freshmen combo of Mary Delich and Gordon added one for the Zips, but CSU claimed the set on the next two points, winning 25-18.In set number two, the Zips took an early 3-2 lead after winning a long battle, causing CSU to use a timeout. After the Vikings tied it up, a block by Dimitrijevs regained Akron’s lead. The teams continued to swap points, and after a thunderous kill from Jarvis, the score was level at 6-6. The Vikings then racked up three straight points for a 9-6 lead, forcing Akron to call a timeout.The Zips responded to win the next two points before CSU recovered to own an 11-8 margin. The lead would be extended to 14-9 before a slam by Dimitrijevs put the Zips in double digits. The set began to get away, however, as Akron found itself down 17-11. Dimitrijevs tallied another kill, but back-to-back service errors stalled Akron’s shot at a comeback.With a 19-12 advantage, Cleveland State would not let the Zips back in the set, winning five of the next six points to reach set point. Kills by Jarvis and Wiederholt kept Akron alive, but a running over-the-shoulder kill by CSU’s setter gave the Vikings a 2-0 lead after taking the second frame 25-15.Alex Cocklin opened the third set with a deep kill, and an ace by Harvey gave the Zips an early 2-0 lead. Akron then took a 4-2 advantage after another kill by Cocklin, but CSU came back to take a 7-5 lead. A big swing from Jarvis scored another point for the Zips, and an attack error by CSU gave the lead back to Akron at 9-7.After a Viking timeout, UA did not let up, winning the next two points after an ace by Kuhn. A smash by Cocklin gave Akron a 13-9 margin, and Dimitrijevs followed with a kill to the middle of the floor to extend the lead. CSU was forced to use its second timeout after Cocklin buried another one, putting the Zips ahead 15-9.Back-to-back kills by Dimitrijevs and Jarvis opened up an 18-11 advantage, and a CSU error put yet another point on the board for UA. The Vikings tried to fight back, but Akron was able to answer each charge. After a tremendous point by both sides, the Zips held a 21-15 lead. Again CSU tried to apply pressure, coming back to make it 23-18, but an attack error by the Vikings gave the Zips set point. Dimitrijevs put it away a few points later with a high-flying kill, ending the third set at 25-20.In the fourth set, the Zips again got off to an early lead, but CSU came back to even the score at 3-3. A service ace by the Vikings then put them up 5-3, causing Akron to call a timeout. The Vikings reeled off three straight points to widen the gap to 8-5, but a service error put one on the board for Akron.The set quickly got away from the Zips, as they trailed 12-5 before a smash by Twitty tallied another point. Two points later, CSU ended a long rally with a kill to the right sideline to stay ahead, 13-6. After dropping three of the next four, the Zips tried to claw back in it, making it 18-10 after a monster kill by Dimitrijevs. Jarvis recorded another kill from the left side, but ultimately the margin would prove to be too great. Cleveland State would go on to win the set, 25-13, and the match.
The Zips will return to the floor on Friday, Sept. 2 as they play host to the Akron Invitational at James A. Rhodes Arena. UA will be in action at noon and 7 p.m. ET on the opening day.
Cleveland Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore is scheduled for a rehab assignment with the Akron Aeros tonight against the Reading Phillies at Canal Park.Sizemore has been on the Indians disabled list since July 18 with a right knee contusion.In 2011, Sizemore is hitting .237 with 10 home runs, 21 doubles, one triple, 29 RBI, 17 walks and 75 strikeouts in 61 games with the Indians.This will be Sizemore’s second rehab stint with the Aeros. He appeared in four games in April going 5-for-14 with two doubles and three RBI.
Sizemore is scheduled to be the Designated Hitter in tonight's game. On Thursday night, Sizemore is scheduled to play six innings and play in center field.
Indians manager Manny Acta does not know how long Sizemore's rehab assignment will last. The Aeros' regular season ends on Monday.
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