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August 28, 2014   (9 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #131: Chicago 3, Cleveland 2
After more dramatics from Zach Walters on Tuesday, Corey Kluber took the mound on Wednesday in a game where the Indians were the heavy favorites. The White Sox were losers of seven straight and 14 of their last 18. Meanwhile, the Indians had their ace on the mound, had won three straight, and were facing a pitcher they’d hit well all season. It didn’t matter. Join Michael Goodman as he gives his Second Thoughts on Wednesday's 3-2 loss.
August 28, 2014   (15 comments)
Around the Farm: August 27, 2014
The playoffs may pass the major league club by this season, but playoff fever is in full effect on the minor league side, with the Lake County Captains clinching a spot in the postseason. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps the night, including Claudio Bautista's large role in the Captains' clincher, Francisco Mejia putting up a big night with the Scrappers, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 27, 2014   (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats squandered a strong start from Mike Clevinger as the Lynchburg Hillcats came from behind to earn a 6-2 victory at Five County Stadium on Wednesday night.
August 27, 2014   (0 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers saw their early 6-1 lead disappear thanks to a five fun 6th inning for the Jamestown Jammers, but won it in the bottom of the 9th inning on Francisco Mejia’s RBI single.
August 27, 2014   (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains (35-28, 62-71) rallied back from an early 1-0 deficit to clinch a playoff spot in the 2014 Midwest League Playoffs with a 3-1 win over the Great Lakes Loons (27-37, 58-74).
August 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Trenton’s Jake Cave blasted a three-run homer in the fourth inning Wednesday night, leading the Thunder to their seventh straight victory with an 8-2 victory over the Akron RubberDucks at Canal Park.
August 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Elliot Johnson's four RBI night led the Clippers to a 9-4 win over the Mud Hens, one night after clinching the International League West.
August 27, 2014   (2 comments)
Everything is coming together for Rodriguez this season
The Low-A Lake County Captains are on the verge of making the playoffs. The Captains roster has been in flux all season and features a good mix of legit high upside prospects along with some solid veteran role player types, but one player who has been there all season and might be the team MVP is first baseman Nellie Rodriguez. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talked with him earlier this season on the adjustments he has made over the past year-plus in the system.
August 27, 2014   (3 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: Clevinger is adjusting to new team
In the midst of a playoff race, the Carolina Mudcats are making a furious late season push to be a representative from the Carolina League’s Southern Division. The team won six of seven games this week and closed the week with five wins in a row to find themselves just 1.5 games back in the Southern Division with one week left in the regular season. The IBI's Zachary Francis recaps the week that was for the Mudcats and also sat down and talked with recent trade acquisition Michael Clevinger...
August 27, 2014   (27 comments)
Around the Farm: August 26, 2014
The Columbus Clippers clinched the division title and berth in the International League playoffs on Tuesday night. The Lake County Captains moved one step away from a playoff berth with a win, and the Carolina Mudcats kept themselves in the playoff chase with a win. In addition to the team success on the night, the IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps the notable individual performances Around the Farm...
August 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Braves could look to deal B.J. Upton
It was a big day in Cleveland, as Kevin Love was officially introduced as a Cleveland Cavalier. 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 some intriguing trade rumors surrounding the Braves, interest in Bartolo Colon after he cleared waivers, and more.
August 26, 2014   (0 comments)
The Captains won their sixth straight series with a 3-2 win over Lansing on Tuesday Night. The Captains finished the season with a 7-7 record against the Lansing Lugnuts.
August 26, 2014   (1 comments)
Trenton starter Jaron Long tossed six shutout innings and Mason Williams had a pair of hits and two runs scored as the Thunder defeated the Akron RubberDucks, 5-0, on Tuesday night at Canal Park.
August 26, 2014   (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats inched ever closer to the postseason with a 4-3 win over the Lynchburg Hillcats on Tuesday night at Five County Stadium.
August 26, 2014   (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers (76-62) wrapped up the International League West Division Championship and a spot in the playoffs with a 3-1 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens (67-71) on Tuesday night at Fifth Third Field.
August 26, 2014   (0 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers fell behind early on Tuesday night and ran themselves out of two innings with the tying run in scoring position. As a result, the State College Spikes completed a two games sweep with a 6-2 win.
August 26, 2014   (4 comments)
Scouting the Indians 2014 Draft: Part 5
Over the past few weeks and upcoming weeks the IBI's Tony Lastoria will continue to post pieces on all of the players that the Indians drafted and signed from the 2014 Draft. The Indians signed 30 players in total and he will have a tons of comments on each and every player from Indians Amateur Scouting Director Brad Grant as well as other insights as well. In today's fifth edition of this piece he looks at Bobby Bradley, Julian Merryweather, J.P. Feyereisen, Argenis Angulo and Dominic DeMasi.
August 26, 2014   (13 comments)
Second Thoughts: The time is now for Indians to make a push
Despite going 4-2 on the week, the Indians odds of making the playoffs actually decreased. That number now stands at 9%. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his thoughts as the Indians get set to play a big stretch of games that will ultimately determine their playoff fate, he ponders about next year's defensive lineup, and more.
August 26, 2014   (34 comments)
Around the Farm: August 25, 2014
It was a wild night Around the Farm as the Indians had three of their affiliates go into extra innings and win key games and improve their playoff chances. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps all of the performances and notes the exceptional night from Jesus Aguilar, Bradley Zimmer's great pro debut, the return from injury for Mason Radeke, and much more.
August 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Choo to undergo surgery, miss rest of season
It's hard to believe that September is almost upon us and the season will be winding down. 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 news of two more Rangers being lost for the remainder of the season, the Pirates demoting their top prospect, an update on the Yunel Escobar waiver claim, and more.

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