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May 7, 2014   (6 comments)
2014 MLB Draft: Mock Draft 4.0
The college baseball season has entered its fourth month and more and more guys are cementing themselves into the first round. With the draft about four weeks away the IBI's Jeff Ellis updates his draft board and provides his fourth mock of the 2014 Draft and projects out all 41 picks in the first round of the draft - including three Indians picks.
May 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Fishing for Mudcats: Lucas is leading the Mudcats charge
The Carolina Mudcats were an even 3-3 this past week. They took the first game of the home series against the Wilmington Blue Rocks before dropping the next three to lose the series; however, Carolina has been able to bounce back in a big way, taking the first two games against the Lynchburg Hillcats on the road. The IBI's Zachary Francis provides his weekly Mudcats notebook with a small feature on Jeremy Lucas and recaps the rest of the news and notes for the team.
May 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains lose early lead, fall to West Michigan, 4-1
After going up 1-0 in the top of the first inning, the Lake County Captains lost to the West Michigan Whitecaps, 4-1, Wednesday. Lake County was led by catcher Eric Haase, who went 2 for 4, but his run was the only score the Captains could muster. Jordan Milbrath took the loss, despite not giving up a single earned run. He pitched six innings and gave up five hits and three unearned runs to go with three strikeouts and two walked batters.
May 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats complete comeback to top Lynchburg, 8-7
The Carolina Mudcats went down 6-3 after six innings before making a stunning comeback. The Mudcats managed to score twice in the eighth before dropping a three spot in the ninth to win, 8-7. Anthony Gallas and Torsten Boss led the way with two hits each while Elvis Araujo picked up the win and Benny Suarez tallied the save.
May 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbs Clippers, Urshela beat Rochester Red Wings, 7-0
The Columbus Clippers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning Wednesday and never looked back. The Clippers finished the night by winning 7-0 against the Rochester Red Wings. New addition Giovanny Urshela continued his torrid start to his stay in Columbus with two hits, including a tousle, and two RBIs.
May 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks fall to Erie SeaWolves, 10-3
The Akron RubberDucks took on the Erie SeaWolves looking for win No. 21 Wednesday. Unfortunately for the RubberDucks, that win will have to wait as they fell to Erie, 10-3. Starter Cody Anderson lasted just 2.2 innings, giving up all 10 runs on nine hits. Enosil Ejada, Tyler Sturdevant and Shawn Armstrong combined to go 5.1 innings of shutout ball, but it was too little, too late for Akron.
May 7, 2014   (2 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E8: Kluber and Zmac edition (take two)
Smoke Signals.....has come Blog Talk Radio. In tonight's show (moved from Tuesday) IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis once again steps into the co-hosting chair and joins Smoke Signals regular Tony Lastoria to talk about the Indians. They will talk about the recent performances of Corey Kluber and Zach McAllister and their future in the organization. They will also talk about how the Indians will manage the loss of Jason Kipnis, the decision to go with Josh Tomlin over Trevor Bauer to fill the fifth starter void, and more.
May 7, 2014   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #33: Twins 2, Indians 4
The Indians recent run of brilliance on the mound continued Tuesday night, though this time it came from a new source with the return of Josh Tomlin to the mound in Cleveland for the first time in almost two years. He was excellent in his first start back and hopefully it is a sign that he can help stabilize the backend of the rotation. The IBI's Charlie Adams provides some Second Thoughts on Tomlin's outing.
May 7, 2014   (14 comments)
Around the Farm: May 6, 2014
The Indians had several good performances up and down their system on Tuesday night and the IBI's Arthur Kinney takes us Around the Farm to review them all. Kyle Davies was good in his season debut at Triple-A, Jerrud Sabourin continues to hit well at Carolina, Ryan Merritt remains strong at Carolina, and Clint Frazier is really heating up at Lake County. All of these performances and more are reviewed.
May 7, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks hold off SeaWolves, extend streak to 10
Akron right-hander Toru Murata threw six shutout innings, and third baseman Ronny Rodriguez had three RBI as the Akron RubberDucks won their 10th consecutive game with a 4-2 victory over the Erie SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park.
May 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains fall to West Michigan, 3-1
The Lake County Captains (9-23) could not hold on to a 1-0 early lead as the West Michigan Whitecaps (19-13) scored three unanswered runs to take the middle game of the series 3-1 on Tuesday night.
May 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats rally in extras to knock off Hillcats, 5-3
The Carolina Mudcats earned a 5-3 come-from-behind road win in extra innings over the Lynchburg Hillcats on Tuesday night. Carolina used a late run in the ninth inning to tie the game and edged the Hillcats in the tenth with two additional runs. Lynchburg carried a 3-2 lead going into the ninth and had Carolina on the ropes, but a late run evened the game and forced extras.
May 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Carson, Clippers rally to beat Red Wings 5-3
Matt Carson’s two-run homer in the seventh inning ended up being the difference as the Columbus Clippers (15-15) took the second game of their four-game series 5-3 against the Rochester Red Wings (16-14) Tuesday night at Huntington Park. Carson’s home run was proceeded by a RBI double off the bat of Giovanny Urshela that gave the Clippers their first lead of the game.
May 6, 2014   (8 comments)
Tomlin tosses a gem, leads Indians past Twins, 4-2
Josh Tomlin did something Tuesday he hasn't done in 670 days. Win a ballgame. Making his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery back in August of 2012, Tomlin led the Indians past Minnesota Tuesday night, 4-2. The win marked the first victory for the 29 year-old right-hander since July 5, 2012. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the action from the ballpark.
May 6, 2014   (1 comments)
Storylines: Pirates offer Polanco extension before his ML debut
The Indians' pitching is starting to click, and that could be the start of a much needed turnaround. 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 a surprising candidate for a contract extension in Pittsburgh, Michael Bourn avoiding the DL, and more.
May 6, 2014   (1 comments)
Indians recall Josh Tomlin, Kottaras DFAed
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Tomlin from Triple-A Columbus and have designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment.
May 6, 2014   (11 comments)
Minor Happenings: Aviles is nearing his pre-draft form
In this week’s first edition of Minor Happenings which focuses on the pitching in the Indians organization, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the hot start by Robbie Aviles and why he has had more success this season. He also breaks down Trevor Bauer’s outstanding start to his season and the work he put in over the offseason to get where he is today, provides lots of comments and quotes from the front office on some key prospects at Triple-A Columbus, and provides insight and updates on players such as Austin Adams, Will Roberts, Cole Sulser, Kenny Mathews, T.J. House and more.
May 6, 2014   (6 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #32: Twins 1, Indians 0
After perhaps the most brutal loss of the season, the Indians welcomed the Twins into town for a series of four. This game, while not quite the gut-punch, played out in a similar fashion: not enough offense, and a great starting pitching performance nullified by the closer. The IBI's Kevin Dean breaks down another tough loss for the Indians on Monday night.
May 6, 2014   (3 comments)
IBI on Site 1.03
In episode three of this season's new TV program here at IBI, host Hayden Grove goes "on site" to Lake County and Akron and talks with the IBI's Tony Lastoria about some prospects and the development struggles young players may go through. He also conducts an on-air interview with top prospect Clint Frazier and sits down with both Lake County manager Marc Budzinski and Akron manager Dave Wallace to get their thoughts on their respective teams.
May 6, 2014   (27 comments)
Around the Farm: May 5, 2014
On Monday night something happened in a baseball game that you rarely see, which was two position players pitching in the same game for the same team. That is what happened with Low-A Lake County after the game went deep into extra innings and the IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about that game and recaps all of the noteworthy performances on the night throughout the Indians farm system.