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IBI Scoreboard for July 28, 2014
Triple-A
NOR 6
COL 5
Double-A
BOW 12
AKR 4
Low-A
BEL 8
LC 9
Short-A
SC 2
MV 3
July 10, 2014   (10 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #90: Yankees 5, Indians 4
The Indians roller coaster season continued on Wednesday. After a galvanizing win against the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday, the Indians blew an early lead and ended up losing this game in 14 innings, 5-4. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on a frustrating loss for the Indians...
July 10, 2014   (10 comments)
Around the Farm: July 9, 2014
Most of Cleveland seemed to come to a standstill while awaiting LeBron James' announcement on Wednesday, an announcement we are all still waiting to bear witness to. But while there was mostly inaction regarding The Decision 2.0, the minor leagues provided plenty of action, including Erik Gonzalez showing more signs of life following a bit of an extended slump. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Gonzalez's season to date and the rest of the action throughout the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 10, 2014   (5 comments)
Ellsbury, Yankees edge Indians in 14 innings, 5-4
Jacoby Ellsbury decided 14 innings was long enough. Tied at four with two outs, the Yankees center fielder went deep off Tribe reliever Vinnie Pestano for the game-winning homer Wednesday, as New York edged the Indians, 5-4. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a frustrating extra inning loss from the ballpark.
July 10, 2014   (1 comments)
Storylines: Masahiro Tanaka placed on 15-day DL
The New York Yankees took a hit is pitching phenomenon Masahiro Tanaka was sent to the 15-day disable list. He had a 12-4 record with a 2.51 ERA before heading to the DL with an elbow injury. For the Indians, Zach McAllister makes his return to the majors. In other news and notes, the trading game is fully in play as the season winds on.
July 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Pitching inside paying off for Will Roberts
As the Akron RubberDucks travel to Richmond for a key divisional battle with the first place Flying Squirrels, RubberDucks right-hander Will Roberts has the opportunity to take a stroll down memory lane. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he sits down with the Virginia native and discusses his pro ball experience thus far and what has made him one of the more successful pitchers in the Indians organization this season.
July 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: Plutko is making adjustments in Carolina
It was a week of streaks for the Mudcats, completing a season long four-game winning streak to start the week and finishing the week with a three game losing streak. The IBI's Zachary Francis recaps the week that was for the Mudcats and also recently sat down with righty Adam Plutko to talk about his transition to Carolina.
July 9, 2014   (19 comments)
Around The Farm: July 8, 2014
It was another full slate of action Around the Farm in the Indians system on Tuesday night. Carlos Moncrief continued his recent hot play, Dylan Baker and Adam Miller made their return to the mound, some pitchers on a roll of late had a hiccup with a poor night, and much more. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps all the action....
July 9, 2014   (5 comments)
Total team effort lead Indians to 5-3 win over Yankees
He is without question a star in the making. Just call him the city's new favorite No. 23. Looking to bounce back after a loss to New York in the series opener Monday, All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley led a total team effort by the Tribe Tuesday night. Behind solid starting pitching and timely hitting, the Indians rallied to take down the Yanks, 5-3. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the action from the ballpark.
July 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Red Sox shopping Peavy
A big win against Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday could be the confidence booster this offense needed. 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 teams talking to Boston about their pitching, Troy Tulowitzki's future in Colorado, and more.
July 8, 2014   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: Injuries are piling up in Indians system
In today’s early week edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria runs down all of the injuries throughout the Indians minor league system and provides updates on the status of the players and when they might be returning to the field. He also takes a look at the recent good pitching from High-A Carolina reliever Rob Nixon, provide tons of comments from the front office on several players at Triple-A Columbus who have recently been called up (Tyler Holt and Roberto Perez) or soon will be (Giovanny Urshela, Bryan Price, etc), and much more.
July 8, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.11
Here is episode number 11 this season of "IBI on Site", a new exciting project here at the IBI. In this week's show we go back to Double-A Akron where host Hayden Grove was there for the July 4th weekend and had a chance to sit down with manager Dave Wallace and get updates on his players, interview outfielder Anthony Gallas and talk to IBI contributor Jake Dungan.
July 8, 2014   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #88: Yankees 5, Indians 3
It was another short night for Justin Masterson as he lasted just two-plus innings and was his fourth start in five in which he’s failed to go more than four innings. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on the Indians 5-3 loss to the Yankees, why it is time to sit down Masterson and maybe give Carlos Carrasco a shot, what the acquisition of Chris Dickerson means, and more.
July 8, 2014   (10 comments)
Around the Farm: July 7, 2014
Jake Lowery is starting to put things together in Akron. Bradley Zimmer may be on the move to Lake County with Mike Papi set to be in uniform on Tuesday with Mahoning Valley. Bobby Bradley continues to impress in his pro debut in Arizona. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about all that and more as he recaps the night Around the Farm....
July 8, 2014   (13 comments)
Masterson struggles continue, Yankees edge Indians, 5-3
Nine innings. The amount of innings in a baseball game. The same amount of innings Justin Masterson has also pitched in his last three starts. It's safe to say the All-Star break can't come soon enough for the one-time Tribe ace. New York invaded Progressive Field for the first this season Monday, handing the Indians a 5-3 loss in the series opener of a four-game series. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the game from the ballpark.
July 8, 2014   (4 comments)
Storylines: Potential injury to Aiken holding up deal
After Monday's disastrous outing, many of us are clamoring for Justin Masterson to hit the disabled list. Will we get our wish? 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 what's holding up a deal with number one overall pick Brady Aiken, another pitcher is slated to undergo Tommy John surgery, some injury updates to a few Indians, and more.
July 7, 2014   (22 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Bourn's chronic hamstring issues a concern
In today's Tribe Happenings the IBI's Tony Lastoria looks at the latest setback for Michael Bourn and how his injury may be more mental than physical at this point. He also takes a look at the magical season that just elected All Star outfielder Michael Brantley is having and why he should be in the MVP discussion, why Corey Kluber deserves to be an All Star but probably won't be getting a contract extension anytime soon, and more.
July 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Aguilar, Perez deserving All Stars
The Clippers started the week in second place, but winning all five home games against Louisville, Toledo and Pawtucket has propelled them into a first place tie with Indianapolis, which will make the next couple of weeks very interesting for Clippers fans. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was and takes note of two Clippers named to the All Star team.
July 7, 2014   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #87: Royals 1, Indians 4
As the Indians aimed to win a key divisional series against the Royals, All-Star candidates Michael Brantley and Corey Kluber each made their final push to represent the Tribe in the Midsumer Classic. Kluber pitched eight and a third innings as he earned his eighth win of the season while Brantley went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the victory.
July 7, 2014   (19 comments)
Around the Farm: July 6, 2014
The fireworks from the Fourth of July came to an end over the weekend, but Low-A Lake County infielder Grant Fink provided some of his own fireworks with a big day offensively. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps his extraordinary performances, talks about Bryan Price's rise in the system, Anthony Gallas' hot bat and much more.
July 6, 2014   (2 comments)
Michael Brantley voted to All-Star Game; Kluber up for Final Vote
Major League Baseball announced rosters for the 85th annual All-Star Game late Sunday night. For the Indians, outfielder Michael Brantley was voted in and Tribe starter Corey Kluber is up for the American League Final Vote. IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz explains more.

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