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September 2, 2014   (1 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Clippers set for start of IL playoffs
The Clippers wrapped up the regular season on Monday and are preparing for a playoff run and chance at a third Triple-A National Championship, something that has never been done before. The IBI's Michael Rick recaps the week that was, notes all of the player moves and gets us set for the start of the playoffs in his latest notebook...
September 2, 2014   (15 comments)
Around the Farm: September 1, 2014
The minor league regular season officially came to a close on Monday and we officially say goodbye to High-A Carolina and Short-A Mahoning Valley until next season. We also say goodbye to the rookie level AZL Indians who capped off an impressive team and individual showing this season with a league championship on Monday. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps all of the action and gives special mention to every player that player in the Arizona League Championship game on Monday.
September 2, 2014   (8 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #135: Tigers 12, Indians 1
This game was about as ugly as they get. The team was coming off an outstanding series against the Royals, possibly the hottest team in the Majors in the month of August, so this game certainly came out of nowhere. The Indians have gone to the bullpen early over the last month very few times. This time it was Corey Kluber who failed to get through the third inning, as unbelievable as that is to say. The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts on a disappointing start to a big series for the Indians...
September 2, 2014   (2 comments)
Tigers, Cabrera rout Indians on Labor Day, 12-1
The last time David Price took the mound at Progressive Field, he was spraying silly string on his teammates as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays in October. On Monday, he just made the Indians offense look silly. Scoring 12 runs on 20 hits, division rival Detroit routed the Tribe, 12-1 in the first game of a four-game series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the game from the ballpark.
September 2, 2014   (2 comments)
Storylines: Astros shake up organization with firings
I hope all of you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Now, it's back into the swing of things. 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 the Astros announcing the firing of their manager and bench coach, Jesus Montero receives discipline for his recent scuffle, where Hanley Ramirez could land in free agency this offseason, and more.
September 2, 2014   (0 comments)
A three-run top of the sixth pushed the Winston-Salem Dash to a 5-2 win over the Carolina Mudcats in Monday’s season finale.
September 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Jamodrick McGruder hit a three-run home run in the top of the third inning, to cap a six run frame and Dayton went on to beat the Captains 13-4.
September 2, 2014   (0 comments)
The Clippers ended their regular season with a 2-1 win over the Toledo Mud Hens in 12 innings on Monday.
September 2, 2014   (0 comments)
The Scrappers were limited to just three hits in game one of their doubleheader and lost 3-2 on a walk off homerun. In game two, the Scrappers came out and scored twelve runs in the first 4 innings on their way to a 12-3 win to wrap up the season.
September 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Dean Green’s two-run homer in the sixth inning off Cole Sulser lifted the Erie SeaWolves to a 4-2 victory, and completeda four-game series sweep over the RubberDucks on Fan Appreciation Day at Canal Park.
September 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Ranking the 2014 roster at the stretch run, part one
Though there have been ups and downs this season, Cleveland's 70-64 record has them on the fringes of playoff contention and in the thick of things as the calendar turns to September. Despite some definite disappointments, there are still plenty of bright spots on the team this season. Join Jim Piascik as he once again ranks the major league roster as Cleveland heads into the stretch run.
September 1, 2014   (11 comments)
Around The Farm: August 31, 2014
Rain may have suspended the major league club's hunt for the playoffs on Sunday Night Baseball, but the actual playoffs opened up for one team down in the minors. With the rest of the affiliates close to wrapping up their seasons, the Arizona League team kicked off their semifinal matchup Sunday. Join Arthur Kinney as he breaks down that playoff action, highlights Audy Ciriaco's big night in Columbus, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
September 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Dunn waives no-trade to join A's
The August trade deadline has now come and passed. 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 the A's acquiring Adam Dunn from the White Sox, the Brewers bolstering their bullpen, and more.
August 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Ciriaco pushes Clippers past Mud Hens, 5-1
Audy Ciriaco hit a RBI single in the first that gave the Columbus Clippers (78-65) the lead and then a three-run homer in the seventh that put it out of reach in a 5-1 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens (69-73) on Sunday night in front of 9,894 at Huntington Park.
August 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats rally late to upend Dash, 3-2
One night after being eliminated from playoff contention, the Carolina Mudcats bounced back with a walk off win Sunday, downing the Winston-Salem Dash 3-2. With two away in the bottom of the ninth and Logan Vick on second, Yhoxian Medina sent a chopper down the third base line, which Trey Michalczewski managed to backhand. Breaking on contact, Vick raced past a befuddled Michalczewski and turned home. The throw beat Vick to the plate, but the speedster dodged Michael Marjama’s tag to complete the wild walk off.
August 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Playoff-bound RubberDucks lose to SeaWolves, 6-4
Erie’s Jason Krizan stroked a two-run triple in the top of the seventh inning Sunday, giving the SeaWolves the lead for good in a 6-4 win over the Akron RubberDucks at Canal Park. Krizan’s triple off Akron starter Shawn Morimando (2-6) landed just inside the first base bag and rolled to the right-field corner, chasing a pair of runners home and giving the SeaWolves a 5-4 lead. Krizan, 3-3, with two singles, two walks and two steals to go along with his triple, later scored on a single by Corey Jones to make it 6-4.
August 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains flip the script on Dragons, 12-0
The Lake County Captains (38-30, 65-73) used five homeruns to turn the tables on the Dayton Dragons (31-38, 67-70) Sunday afternoon. The Dragons beat the Captains 11-1 on Saturday and the Captains returned the favor with a 12-0 rout.
August 31, 2014   (7 comments)
The WAR Room: Breaking down September callup candidates
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the pitchers last week, today we focus on the hitters, including a look at four Columbus hitters who could be September callups. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Jesus Aguilar, Giovanny Urshela, Francisco Lindor, and Carlos Moncrief in addition to the rest of the organization as he takes you into The WAR Room.
August 31, 2014   (9 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #134: Cleveland 3, Kansas City 2
The stretch run in 2013 that propelled the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs was a stretch of a remarkably easy strength of schedule. When Cleveland defeated Kansas City in Kauffman Stadium on Saturday ensuring a series win against the AL Central, the narrative changed. With a bullpen that allowed two runs in 5.1 innings, the IBI's John Grimm examines how the bullpen has reached its current zenith as one of the best pens in the game.
August 31, 2014   (7 comments)
Around The Farm: August 30, 2014
As the great philosopher Jagger once said: "but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need." The RubberDucks tried to clinch a playoff spot with a win last night, but despite their loss, found themselves in anyway. Join Arthur Kinney as he recaps the action in the organization, including Erik Gonzalez leading the way for the RubberDucks, and takes you Around the Farm.