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September 11, 2014   (3 comments)
Storylines: Royals regain sole possession of first in AL Central
It was a big night in the AL Central on Wednesday as the Royals and Tigers squared off for the final time in their three game series. The Tigers took the first two games on Monday and Tuesday, but behind the pitching of James Shields on Wednesday were able to wrestle away control of first place from the Tigers. The IBI's Jay Frierson recaps the news and notes from around baseball on Wednesday...
September 10, 2014   (5 comments)
Captains fall in championship series opener, 4-3
The Kane County Cougars (1-0) took the lead in the bottom of the second and made it stick behind a great outing by Jen-Ho Tseng. The Cougars took game one from the Lake County Captains (0-1) 4-3 on Wednesday night.
September 10, 2014   (7 comments)
Minor Happenings: Brown, Rodriguez have big turnarounds
In today’s edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the tremendous second half from Low-A Lake County right-handed pitcher Mitch Brown and first baseman Nellie Rodriguez. They were the big keys to the team’s second half turnaround, and he looks into their improvement not only in their performance but as prospects as well. He also provides several comments from the front office on recently called up players Jesus Aguilar, Austin Adams, Bryan Price as well as some thoughts on the rookie level AZL Indians championship season along with some interesting comments and comps on some key players there.
September 10, 2014   (6 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #143: Twins 4, Indians 3
Trevor Bauer was dominant on Tuesday night going eight strong innings, but a misstep to four consecutive batters in the fourth was the difference in the game. In the end the Indians were unable to once again put together any offense and they lost 4-3. The IBI's Michael Rich steps in and provides his second thoughts on a disappointing loss for the Indians...
September 10, 2014   (35 comments)
Huge four-run fourth inning sends Twins over Indians, 4-3
They say baseball is a game of inches. Give Michael Brantley an extra inch on a sliding defensive play, and Trevor Bauer may have had himself a shutout Tuesday. Instead, the farther into September it gets, the farther it seems the Indians are fading out of contention. Opening up a three-game series with the last place Minnesota Twins, Cleveland was handed a tough 4-3 loss Tuesday night, thanks to a game changing fourth inning.
September 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Coaches Corner '14: RubberDucks manager Dave Wallace
In today's Coach's Corner, Jim Piascik brings you his recent Q&A with Double-A Akron RubberDucks manager Dave Wallace. In their talk, they discussed the atmosphere in Akron down the stretch, Wallace's assignment to the Arizona Fall League, which players stood out to him in 2014, and, of course, Francisco Lindor.
September 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #142: Angels 12, Indians 3
For four innings it looked like the Indians were in store for yet another nail-biter. Danny Salazar was cruising, and the Indians offense wasn’t generating much against Jered Weaver. Then it all unraveled. Salazar was hit hard in the fifth inning, giving up two home runs and six runs before being replaced by Zach McAllister – an offensive explosion from the Angels that essentially put this game out of reach. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on the game...
September 9, 2014   (1 comments)
Clippers Notebook: 2014 Season in Review
After a while, seasons seem to blend together. At the Triple-A level, players seem to come and go quickly. With that in mind, here are some of things that will be remembered from the 2014 Columbus Clippers season. The IBI's Michael Rich provides one final notebook and reviews all the big performances and moments from the season.
September 9, 2014   (1 comments)
Storylines: MLB releases 2015 regular season schedule
As September rolls on, the playoff race gets tighter and tighter. Will the Indians make a final push? In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on Major League Baseball releasing the 2015 regular season schedule, David Ortiz talking retirement, what Melky Cabrera could fetch in free agency, and more.
September 8, 2014   (7 comments)
Salazar struggles; Angles rout Tribe, 12-3
Things were far from normal for the Indians Monday afternoon at Progressive Field. Well, at least on the pitching side of things. Making up a rained out game initially scheduled for June 18 against the first place L.A. Angles, Tribe starter Danny Salazar was tagged for six runs on eight hits through 4 2/3 innings, as the Wahoos fell to the Halos, 12-3.
September 8, 2014   (17 comments)
Tribe Happenings: It's been a good transition year for Indians
Even coming off of a successful 2013 season where they made the playoffs, the Indians came into 2014 in somewhat of a transition year with a lot of question marks that needed to be answered. With three weeks left in the season, it is safe to say that the Indians answered a lot of those question marks and have set themselves up well for the next few seasons. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about the strides they have made from a team and roster perspective, their chances of making the playoffs, why no Lindor is a good thing, gripes about Kipnis hitting fifth, and more...
September 8, 2014   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #141: White Sox 0, Indians 2
Carlos Carrasco followed up Corey Kluber's complete game victory on Saturday with nearly one of his own as he came one out shy of a shutout on Sunday while allowing only four hits and striking out eight. Scott Carroll, once again, handcuffed Cleveland's bats. However, the two runs they did manage to push across were enough. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the win.
September 8, 2014   (21 comments)
Around the Farm: September 7, 2014
There was only one game on the docket in the Indians farm system on Sunday as only one team is still left standing this season. Well, that team will be left standing a little longer as the Low-A Lake County Captains won Game 2 of their Eastern Division Finals series and clinched a berth into the best-of-five Midwest League Championship Series which starts in Kane County on Wednesday. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps all of the action from this game...
September 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains off to MWL Championship with 5-4 win
Nellie Rodriguez scored on an error in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Captains went on to beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 5-4 to clinch a spot in the Midwest League Championship series. The Captains will be playing in their second MWL Championship Series in team history. The Captains won the title in 2010.
September 7, 2014   (12 comments)
Storylines: No Lindor debut in 2014
The Browns may have broken our hearts, but the Indians continue to stay in the playoff race. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on Terry Francona's decision to not promote Lindor, the Rangers looking to hang onto their GM, and more.
September 7, 2014   (0 comments)
The WAR Room: The 2014 Carolina Mudcats season in review
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. With the minor league seasons coming to an end, today we start bringing you seasons in review, starting with the 2014 Carolina Mudcats. This week Jim Piascik focuses on the Mudcats' pitchers, including Ryan Merritt's banner season. Join Jim as he recaps the 2014 Mudcats pitchers and takes you into The WAR Room.
September 7, 2014   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #140: White Sox 1, Indians 3
The first two games of the weekend series against the White Sox saw Cleveland face off against the formidable lefty duo, Chris Sale and Jose Quintana; Cleveland, through excellent performances by its own starters in T.J. House and Corey Kluber, both took two games from two very solid Chicago starters and also took the series. The IBI's John Grimm examines the Corey Kluber performance that buoyed Cleveland's fortunes on Saturday.
September 7, 2014   (25 comments)
Around the Farm: September 6, 2014
All good things must come to an end. That's what happened for Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron on Saturday as both saw their season's come to an end after a Game 4 loss. However, all of the news was not bad as Low-A Lake County won their second round series opener. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the playoff action and individual play, notes the decision looming on Francisco Lindor, and more.
September 7, 2014   (11 comments)
Kluber's complete game sends Tribe to 3-1 win over Chicago
For a season that has endured countless ups and downs, there has been one constant that has defined the Indians all year long. Pitching. Saturday night at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario was no different. Tossing his third complete game victory of the season, Corey Kluber and the Tribe edged the White Sox, 3-1 to win their second straight over Chicago in the series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
September 6, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks bow out of playoffs with 5-1 loss
Richmond’s Devin Harris clubbed a two-run homer in the fourth inning Saturday night, sparking the Flying Squirrels to a 5-1, series-clinching victory over the Akron RubberDucks in Game 4 of the Western Division playoffs at The Diamond.