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September 9, 2014   (1 comments)
Storylines: MLB releases 2015 regular season schedule
As September rolls on, the playoff race gets tighter and tighter. Will the Indians make a final push? 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 Major League Baseball releasing the 2015 regular season schedule, David Ortiz talking retirement, what Melky Cabrera could fetch in free agency, and more.
September 8, 2014   (7 comments)
Salazar struggles; Angles rout Tribe, 12-3
Things were far from normal for the Indians Monday afternoon at Progressive Field. Well, at least on the pitching side of things. Making up a rained out game initially scheduled for June 18 against the first place L.A. Angles, Tribe starter Danny Salazar was tagged for six runs on eight hits through 4 2/3 innings, as the Wahoos fell to the Halos, 12-3.
September 8, 2014   (17 comments)
Tribe Happenings: It's been a good transition year for Indians
Even coming off of a successful 2013 season where they made the playoffs, the Indians came into 2014 in somewhat of a transition year with a lot of question marks that needed to be answered. With three weeks left in the season, it is safe to say that the Indians answered a lot of those question marks and have set themselves up well for the next few seasons. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about the strides they have made from a team and roster perspective, their chances of making the playoffs, why no Lindor is a good thing, gripes about Kipnis hitting fifth, and more...
September 8, 2014   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #141: White Sox 0, Indians 2
Carlos Carrasco followed up Corey Kluber's complete game victory on Saturday with nearly one of his own as he came one out shy of a shutout on Sunday while allowing only four hits and striking out eight. Scott Carroll, once again, handcuffed Cleveland's bats. However, the two runs they did manage to push across were enough. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the win.
September 8, 2014   (21 comments)
Around the Farm: September 7, 2014
There was only one game on the docket in the Indians farm system on Sunday as only one team is still left standing this season. Well, that team will be left standing a little longer as the Low-A Lake County Captains won Game 2 of their Eastern Division Finals series and clinched a berth into the best-of-five Midwest League Championship Series which starts in Kane County on Wednesday. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps all of the action from this game...
September 7, 2014   (12 comments)
Storylines: No Lindor debut in 2014
The Browns may have broken our hearts, but the Indians continue to stay in the playoff race. 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 Terry Francona's decision to not promote Lindor, the Rangers looking to hang onto their GM, and more.
September 7, 2014   (0 comments)
The WAR Room: The 2014 Carolina Mudcats season in review
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. With the minor league seasons coming to an end, today we start bringing you seasons in review, starting with the 2014 Carolina Mudcats. This week Jim Piascik focuses on the Mudcats' pitchers, including Ryan Merritt's banner season. Join Jim as he recaps the 2014 Mudcats pitchers and takes you into The WAR Room.
September 7, 2014   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #140: White Sox 1, Indians 3
The first two games of the weekend series against the White Sox saw Cleveland face off against the formidable lefty duo, Chris Sale and Jose Quintana; Cleveland, through excellent performances by its own starters in T.J. House and Corey Kluber, both took two games from two very solid Chicago starters and also took the series. The IBI's John Grimm examines the Corey Kluber performance that buoyed Cleveland's fortunes on Saturday.
September 7, 2014   (25 comments)
Around the Farm: September 6, 2014
All good things must come to an end. That's what happened for Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron on Saturday as both saw their season's come to an end after a Game 4 loss. However, all of the news was not bad as Low-A Lake County won their second round series opener. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the playoff action and individual play, notes the decision looming on Francisco Lindor, and more.
September 7, 2014   (11 comments)
Kluber's complete game sends Tribe to 3-1 win over Chicago
For a season that has endured countless ups and downs, there has been one constant that has defined the Indians all year long. Pitching. Saturday night at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario was no different. Tossing his third complete game victory of the season, Corey Kluber and the Tribe edged the White Sox, 3-1 to win their second straight over Chicago in the series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
September 6, 2014   (0 comments)
Nick Maronde looking for a fresh start with the Tribe
Nick Maronde became the latest player to trade his halo for a block "C" or vice-versa this season as the Indians and Angels have now had multiple personnel change squads this year, including Joe Smith, Vinnie Pestano and, most recently, J.B. Schuck. After appearing in two College World Series and playing with some of the game's best in LA, the left-hander is ready for the next chapter in his career, as the IBI's Jake Dungan writes.
September 6, 2014   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #139: White Sox 1, Indians 2
After Thursday's defeat in extra innings, Cleveland returned to extra innings on Friday to defeat Chicago 2-1 in 10 and start the weekend series with a victory. Central to this victory was Yan Gomes, who has followed up a breakout 2013 and contract extension with continued excellence. The IBI's John Grimm breaks down Indians' catchers framing metric and considers one play in very particular depth.
September 6, 2014   (16 comments)
Around the Farm: September 5, 2014
It was not a very good night on the farm as both Indians affiliates in action in playoff contests lost a pivotal Game 3. With Lake County off as they prepare to begin their Eastern Division Finals series, both Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron lost well pitched one run games. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the action from Around the Farm...
September 6, 2014   (8 comments)
Murphy's walk-off hit sends Indians over Chicago, 2-1
When it comes to walk-off wins, nobody in the American League does it better than the Indians. Activated off the disabled list just hours before first pitch Friday, outfielder David Murphy couldn't have had a better first at-bat back. Deadlocked with Chicago in a 1-1 tie in the 10th, Murphy notched a pinch-hit game winning single to center off reliever Maikel Cleto, edging the Tribe over the ChiSox, 2-1 in the series opener.
September 6, 2014   (3 comments)
Storylines: Washington announces resignation from Rangers
With baseball AND football on tap for the weekend, this has to be considered the best time of the year! 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 Ron Washington announcing his resignation, two GMs learn their fate for next season while a decision on a third could come soon, the Blue Jays lose a key player for the remainder of the season, and more.
September 5, 2014   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: Patterson leaves his mark in the Valley
In today’s Minor Happenings piece, the IBI's Tony Lastoria looks at the outstanding finish to the season for Short-A Mahoning Valley second baseman Steven Patterson and looks at what kind of prospect he is for the Indians. He also breaks down Low-A Lake County left-handed pitcher Luis Lugo’s season and prospect standing, and provides tons of interesting comments from the front office on things like Francisco Lindor’s timeline, the growth of Erik Gonzalez into a legit shortstop prospect, Danny Salazar’s recovery from an early season setback and more.
September 5, 2014   (6 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #138: Tigers 11, Indians 4
Detroit's hitters didn't bother to take much time to congratulate new father Josh Tomlin on Thursday night as they tagged him for five runs in a seven-run 11th inning, which allowed the Tigers to clinch the series win with an 11-4 victory. Trevor Bauer's first-inning struggles also continued as he allowed four runs to start the game before settling in. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the loss.
September 5, 2014   (17 comments)
Around the Farm: September 4, 2014
The Akron RubberDucks and Columbus Clippers reversed fortunes Thursday, with both teams ending the night with their series tied 1-1 after a RubberDucks win and a Clippers loss. The Lake County Captains stayed consistent, however, winning their second game in a row to advance to the next round of the playoffs. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps all of the playoff action, including Nellie Rodriguez powering the Captains to victory, as he takes you Around the Farm.
September 5, 2014   (13 comments)
Detroit erupts for seven runs in extras, sending Tribe to 11-4 defeat
For the second straight night, the Indians blanked Detroit through nine innings of play Thursday. There's just one problem. The game went 11 innings, and two of the innings combined to result in 11 runs for the surging Tigers. Deadlocked in a 4-4 tie in extras, Motown scored seven runs on five hits in the 11th, rallying them to an easy 11-4 victory in the series finale.
September 5, 2014   (6 comments)
Storylines: Tanaka to throw bullpen session on Saturday
Yankees star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka's season may not be done just yet. He is expected to throw a bullpen session this weekend and manager Joe Girardi maintains that he will pitch again this season. The IBI's Jay Frierson provides the update on Tanaka, surgery on the horizon for Homer Bailey, and more...

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