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August 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Davies feels he is over the injury hump
With the Clippers season set to wrap up a week from today, they are ever-so-close to clinching the division and a berth in the International League playoffs. The IBI's Michael Rich talks about that and more in his weekly Clippers notebook and also had a chance to sit down with Kyle Davies and Luke Carlin to talk about their late season success...
August 25, 2014   (12 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #129: Astros 1, Indians 3
It was a beautiful day at Progressive Field as the Columbus Clippers....I mean the Cleveland Indians....defeated the Astros 3-1. The kids made their presence known once again as Bauer tossed a shutout over six innings while Jose Ramirez notched three hits and an RBI and Roberto Perez and Tyler Holt made key plays on defense. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the win.
August 25, 2014   (9 comments)
Around the Farm: August 24, 2014
One week remains in the minor league regular season. Some players are playing out the string as their teams have little chance to make the playoffs, but a lot of players are right in the thick of a playoff race and coming up clutch. One such player is Torsten Boss who may have had the hit of the season for the Mudcats on Sunday. The IBI's Tony Lastoria shares the details and more in Around the Farm...
August 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: A's hoping to acquire Escobar from Rays
A series win in Chicago would set the Indians up for another intriguing September. 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 recover of Yan Gomes from his concussion, Oakland placing a waiver claim on Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar, and more.
August 24, 2014   (3 comments)
Bauer, Indians edge Houston, 3-1 to win three-game series
If the Indians want to play in October again, the road to another potential playoff spot begins and ends with only one thing: Pitching. Starting pitching was the name of the game for the second day in a row Sunday, as the Tribe edged Houston, 3-1 to win the three-game series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps another series win from the ballpark.
August 24, 2014   (1 comments)
The WAR Room: Analyzing Marcum on the comeback trail
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers, including right-hander Shaun Marcum. Join Jim Piascik as he analyzes what Marcum's performance in Columbus tells us about his progress in Columbus and so much more as he takes you into The WAR Room.
August 24, 2014   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #128: Astros 2, Indians 3
It was a walk-off in Cleveland as Jose Ramirez drove home Tyler Holt to seal a 3-2 victory. In a series that has been defined by a lack of defense on both sides, Danny Salazar may have been the biggest perpetrator of poor defense on the Indians' side on Saturday, as his failure to back up a play in the 3rd allowed a second run to score. Nevertheless, the IBI's John Grimm suggests that from a purely pitching perspective, Danny Salazar is becoming the non-traditional contact manager that Cleveland had hoped.
August 24, 2014   (12 comments)
Around the Farm: August 23, 2014
With one week to go before the Indians of the regular season, not only are several Indians affiliates pushing for a strong finish to make the playoffs, but several players are looking to finish strong as a springboard into 2015. The IBI's Arthur Kinney takes us Around the Farm and talks about Bradley Zimmer's impressive night and much more...
August 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Consistency is the name of Merritt's game
After going 6-9 in Lake County during 2013, few people, if any, saw a potential ace in Carolina Mudcats left-hander Ryan Merritt before the season began. That perception has certainly changed now. A 16th round draft pick in 2011, Merritt is having one of the best seasons in Mudcats franchise history, including before they were affiliated with the Indians. The IBI's Zachary Francis recently sat down and spoke with the talented lefty about his season...
August 23, 2014   (7 comments)
Around the Farm: August 22, 2014
Though his first exposure to Triple-A has not gone perfectly, Francisco Lindor looked good Friday night. Lindor had the first four-hit night of his Triple-A career and extended his hitting streak to three games with hits in 10 of his last 11. Join Arthur Kinney as he breaks down Lindor's Triple-A career to date and recaps the rest of the night in the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 23, 2014   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #127: Astros 5, Indians 1
Carlos Carrasco threw another excellent start, but it was a late-inning collapse on the basepaths and with the gloves that shot down the Cleveland chances late as the Indians lost on Friday to the Astros, 5-1. Yet for the second game in a row, it was a Zach Walters solo home run that provided Cleveland's only run. The Legend of Zacky Thunderstick rises, and the IBI's John Grimm breaks it down.
August 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Red Sox sign Cuban outfielder to record deal
The weekend has finally arrived. Have a great and relaxing weekend! 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 Red Sox signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a record deal, how long fans can expect Yan Gomes to be out, an injury update on Orioles star Manny Machado, and more.
August 22, 2014   (4 comments)
Indians defensive errors give Houston a late 5-1 victory
The Indians have 99 problems, and all of them are errors. Knotted in a 1-1 tie with Houston in the ninth, two critical defensive errors by the Tribe cost them the series opener. Held to just one run on two hits all night, the Astros went onto score four runs in the inning, leading to a 5-1 victory. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps an ugly loss from the ballpark.
August 22, 2014   (8 comments)
Minor Happenings: Brown's re-emergence has been stellar
In this week’s Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the strong rebound right-handed pitcher Mitch Brown has made this season and just how impressive he has been since early May. He also spends a lot of time looking at the Happenings in Arizona with a deep look into the spectacular showing Bobby Bradley has had and why it is so special on so many levels, he provides a ton of comments from Ross Atkins on the players in Arizona such as Bradley, Yu-Cheng Chang, Alexis Pantoja, Justus Sheffield, Grant Hockin, Jared Robinson and others, and more.
August 22, 2014   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #126: Indians 1, Twins 4
Thursday was another reminder that nothing is automatic in baseball and even the best in the game have their off-days. Corey Kluber still gave the Indians a quality outing allowing only three runs in seven innings of work, but by his standards, he was below par for the course against the Twins as the Tribe failed to complete the three-game sweep. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the game.
August 22, 2014   (16 comments)
Around the Farm: August 21, 2014
Clint Frazier and Carlos Moncrief highlighted the night for the organization on Thursday, but the pair are pretty different when it comes to their developmental status. As a young outfielder in Low-A, Frazier's performance on-the-field matters less than Moncrief's, who is an older player in Triple-A. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down what that means in addition to recapping the rest of the action from throughout the minor leagues as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 22, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Angels acquire Beckham from White Sox
It's almost the weekend! 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 Angels acquiring Gordon Beckham, Garrett Richards receives a diagnosis, what some are saying about Asdrubal Cabrera in Washington, and more.
August 21, 2014   (1 comments)
Diamonds in the Rough '14: Anderson Polanco
This weekly feature piece here at the IBI specifically looks at some of the prospects that have maybe not had as much attention they deserve for a variety of reasons but who are interesting or are coming onto the scene. This week the IBI's Tony Lastoria decided to focus in on Anderson Polanco who is a lower level left-handed pitcher who has been on the prospect periphery for a little while but is starting to make some noise and establish himself a little more firmly on the radar.
August 21, 2014   (1 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Hendrix, Paulino heat up
The Lake County Captains are nearing the final stretch of the 2014 season. Last week, the team went 5-2, putting them 5 1/2 games out of first in the second half standings and 2 1/2 games behind the South Bend Silver Hawks.
The team is still 10 games away from elimintation, so the next two weeks will be incredibly interesting. Both the Captains and Silver Hawks have been winning as of late, the Captains posting a 7-3 record over their last 10 games and the Silver Hawks going 6-4.
August 21, 2014   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #125: Indians 5, Twins 0
The Indians are in the midst of an important nine game stretch of games. So many times this season the team has followed an emotional high (Tuesday’s comeback win) with a letdown. That wasn’t the case in this game as TJ House worked around a lot of traffic to keep the Twins off the board and the Indians got some key hits throughout the lineup. The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts on the game...

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