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May 10, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Will MLB play a series in Japan?
As the Indians are heating up, so is the weather! 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 possibility of a USA vs. Japan series, an update on Jason Kipnis, two former Indians find a new home, and more.
May 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains win with walk-off balk in 11th inning against Bowling Green
After posting 10 runs through six innings, the Lake County Captains allowed the Bowling Green Hot Rods to storm back form a nine-run deficit to tie the game. Neither team scored in the ninth or tenth before the Captains scored off a Bowling Green balk in the 11th. Clint Frazier, Anthony Santander, Grant Fink and Brian Ruiz each tallied two hits while Claudio Bautista scored the winning run.
May 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats lose early lead, game to Salem Red Sox
The Carolina Mudcats fell to the Salem Red Sox, 5-3, after holding an early lead. Starter D.J. Brown gave up five earned runs en route to the loss. Jeremy Lucas tallied two hits and Logan Vick added a home run, but it wasn't enough to bring Carolina back into the game.
May 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers, Giovanny Urshela beat Syracuse Chiefs, 7-3
The Columbus Clippers continued a solid stretch by beating the Syracuse Chiefs, 7-3, Friday night. Columbus spread three runs through the first five innings before dropping a four spot in the bottom of the eighth to break a 3-3 tie. Giovanny Urshela moved his batting average to .400 by going 3 for 5 with a fifth-inning homer. T.J. House pitched six innings and gave up two hits and no runs.
May 9, 2014   (9 comments)
Minor Happenings: When will Aguilar come to Cleveland?
In this week's week-ending edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about the waiting game for Jesus Aguilar’s arrival in Cleveland and what the Indians are waiting for, provides lots of front office comments on some players at Double-A Akron, provides injury updates on several players including LeVon Washington and Bryan Price, and provides lots of insight and information on prospects such as Bryson Myles, Joe Wendle, Anthony Gallas, Dorssys Paulino and others!
May 9, 2014   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #35: Twins 4, Indians 9
The Indians have had plenty of great pitching as their starters have compiled a sub-2 ERA during this seven-game span. The Tribe managed to win five games and take both series, but one could argue that they could be on a seven-game win streak right now. The lineup made up for lost time on Thursday, however, as they pushed nine runs across in a charge led primarily by Cabrera and Brantley. The IBI's Jake Dungan gives his thoughts on the win.
May 9, 2014   (31 comments)
Around the Farm: May 8, 2014
Some nights, nothing of note happens on the Cleveland sports scene. Others go absolutely crazy (and I'm not just talking about the glorious arrival of Johnny Manziel). The big league team got a win Thursday, but the minor leagues were filled with great performances as well. Adam Plutko put together the best outing of his career, Francisco Lindor hit a huge grand slam, Trevor Bauer continued dealing, and that is just the beginning. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps it all and takes you Around the Farm.
May 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Never-say-die RubberDucks stun Curve, win 9-7
After trailing by five runs in the seventh inning, the Akron RubberDucks rallied on the strength of Francisco Lindor’s grand slam in the eighth, and stunned the Altoona Curve with a 9-7 victory in the opener of a four-game series at Canal Park.
May 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains, Plutko shine in 5-1 win, end 4-game skid
The Lake County Captains (10-24) broke their four-game losing streak with a dominant pitching performance and a couple of long balls on Thursday evening at Classic Park. The Captains took game one of the series with the Bowling Green Hot Rods (15-18) 5-1, snapping the Hot Rods’ six-game winning streak.
May 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Poor pitching, errors plague Mudcats in 18-2 drubbing
The Carolina Mudcats fell 18-2 to the Salem Red Sox on Thursday night in a game that was never even close. Poor pitching and defensive errors plagued the Mudcats and allowed Salem to have one of their best offensive outings of the season.
May 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers, Bauer beat Red Wings 5-1
A four-run fifth inning lifted the Columbus Clippers to a 5-1 victory over the Rochester Red Wings on Thursday night. Clippers starter Trevor Bauer continued his impressive season retiring the game’s first eight batters.
May 9, 2014   (2 comments)
Storylines: Treanor calls it a career and retires
It was a light news day around the league on Thursday, but there were still some noteworthy transactions. One such transaction was the announcement that catcher Matt Treanor has opted to retire. In addition to that news, the IBI's Tony Lastoria notes how the Giants are looking to extend Sergio Romo and much more.
May 8, 2014   (5 comments)
Cabrera, Brantley lead Indians over Twins, 9-4
Things couldn't get any smoother for Tribe hitter Thursday afternoon. Behind another great starting pitching performance this time by ace Justin Masterson, Indians bats exploded for nine runs on 15 hits, topping Minnesota, 9-4. Notching their third straight victory, Cleveland (16-19) wins the four-game series with the Twins, now having won five of their last seven ballgames. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the action from Progressive Field.
May 8, 2014   (4 comments)
2014 MLB Draft News: Hoffman and Bukauskas updates
IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis posted his most recent mock draft on Wednesday and of course on the day it posted some of the biggest news of the draft season happened on that day. There were two things that occurred, both of which he believes has a pretty major effect on the Indians draft. He talks about that and more in his latest...
May 8, 2014   (2 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Hendrix takes over as shortstop
The Lake County Captains had an interesting week that consisted of an 18-inning game, position players pitching and the departure of Dorssys Paulino. Now 9-24, the team remains in the basement of the Midwest League. One player who isn't struggling is shortstop Paul Hendrix, who will look for more playing time with Paulino gone. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently spoke with Hendrix and recaps the Captains' previous week.
May 8, 2014   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E9: Pitching, pitching and more pitching!
Our new bi-weekly Smoke Signals format puts us back on the air tonight at 11:00pm ET! In tonight's show Tony Lastoria and Jeff Ellis look at some of the bullpen talent and depth the Indians have assembled and how it shakes it over the next few years. The will also provide their thoughts on the completed Twins series, delve into some MLB Draft talk, and talk about some of the more interesting early season minor league performances in the system.
May 8, 2014   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #34: Twins 3, Indians 4
It’s been a long time since we’ve had one of these wins. Mike Aviles’ hit in the bottom of the ninth inning (with two outs!) gave the Indians their first walk off win of the year. The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his Second Thoughts on the walk off magic, the struggling bats, evaluates Danny Salazar's performances and much more.
May 8, 2014   (20 comments)
Around the Farm: May 7, 2014
Following a down season at the plate in 2013, it seemed like Roberto Perez was hitting the wall. But the new season brought Perez health and a reinvigorated performance as the catcher is enjoying the best offensive season of his professional career. Join Jim Piascik as he analyzes Perez, the continued emergence of Jordan Milbrath, and the rest of the action Wednesday night in the minor leagues as he takes you Around the Farm.
May 8, 2014   (1 comments)
Aviles gives Cleveland a 4-3 walk-off win over Twins
History is known to repeat itself. For Indians second baseman Mike Aviles, history did just that Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Knotted up in a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the ninth, Aviles lined a walk-off single to center field off Twins reliever Casey Fien to give the Tribe a 4-3 win over Minnesota. A much needed victory for Cleveland (15-19), having won two straight in the four-game series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the first walk-off win of the season.
May 8, 2014   (6 comments)
Storylines: Potential top-5 pick done for season
A slow day in baseball news, but a walk-off winner makes it a nice night for Tribe fans. 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 unfortunate injury to a top draft prospect, encouraging news for Baltimore regarding Matt Wieters, and more.