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August 30, 2014   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #133: Cleveland 6, Kansas City 1
For the first time in 2014, Cleveland finds itself five games over .500, as the Indians took the first game of a critical road series in Kansas City. With the last three innings imperiled by rain, Salazar's effective if unorthodox night was cut short at five innings and 72 pitches. The IBI's John Grimm examines the peculiarities of Salazar's most bimodal pitch: the splitter.
August 30, 2014   (12 comments)
Around The Farm: August 29, 2014
With the season winding down, it is time for players to try to make their final impressions on the organization before heading into the long offseason. For players like Joey Wendle (who missed a big chunk of the season due to injury), however, these final days are critical to make up for lost time. Join Arthur Kinney as he breaks down Wendle doing just that Friday and recaps the rest of the action in the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Scrappers top Doubledays 5-2 to start final home series
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are making the best of their final home stand of the season. After splitting two games with Jamestown last night, the Scrappers jumped out early on their way to a 5-2 win over the Auburn Doubledays.
August 30, 2014   (0 comments)
SeaWolves leave Ducks feeling green in defeat
The Akron RubberDucks entered Friday’s series opener with a chance to clinch an Eastern League playoff spot with a win, but it was the Erie SeaWolves who played as if the playoffs were on the line by bashing Akron’s bullpen on the way to a 14-4 victory at Canal Park in front of a sold out crowd of 8,109.
August 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats fall to Hillcats in heartbreaker, 5-4
The Lynchburg Hillcats outlasted the Carolina Mudcats 5-4 in ten innings to claim Friday’s series finale. Carolina fell behind early, but battled back to force extras before Will Skinner’s RBI single won it for Lynchburg in the top of the tenth.
August 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Indians rally to knock off Davies and Clippers, 9-7
The Clippers lost their second consecutive game in Indianapolis Friday night, 9-7 after a late game rally by the Indians. Kyle Davies (9-8) made his final regular season start going 5 IP with five runs on 11 hits and three walks.
August 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Loons beat Captains in pitchers duel, 2-1
The Great Lakes Loons (30-36, 64-72) stayed in the race for the final playoff spot and avoided the sweep as they scored two unanswered runs in a 2-1 walk off win against the Lake County Captains (37-29, 64-72) on Friday night. Alex Santana provided the walk off single in front of a packed crowd at Dow Diamond.
August 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Montero encounters strange situation on rehab stint
Labor Day weekend has finally arrived! 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 a bizarre situation that unfolded involving Jesus Montero, how Derek Jeter could be hurting the Yankees playoff chances, the discord between Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager Bo Porter, and more.
August 29, 2014   (6 comments)
Minor Happenings: Aguilar is making his presence noticed
In this week’s edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the hot hitting Jesus Aguilar at Triple-A Columbus and just how potent his bat is, the strides he has made this season and wonders why he is not yet in Cleveland. He also takes a look at the strong pro debut from 17th round pick Cameron Hill and gives some insight into his stuff and ability, provides a ton of comments from the front office on players like Yandy Diaz, Dylan Baker, LeVon Washington and others, and more!
August 29, 2014   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #132: Indians 3, White Sox 2
Carlos Carrasco's brilliant stretch of pitching since returning to the starting rotation continued on Thursday as he held Chicago to just one run over six and two thirds innings. Jason Kipnis extended his dominant play in his hometown as the Windy City while Michael Bourn claimed the league lead in triples with nine. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the Indians' 3-2 victory in Chicago.
August 29, 2014   (19 comments)
Around the Farm: August 28, 2014
Thursday night in the Cleveland organization was highlighted by the old and the new. At this point, Nellie Rodriguez putting up big numbers in Lake County has become old news, as the first baseman has spent most of 2014 doing just that. Casey Shane shutting down the New York-Penn League is new, however, as the 2013 sixth round pick was only recently called up from the Arizona League. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps all of the action in the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 29, 2014   (2 comments)
Storylines: Phillies president and CEO to take leave of absence
Happy Friday! 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 Phillies part-owner taking a leave of absence, Indians catcher Yan Gomes could be close to returning to the lineup, Mashahiro Tanaka continues to move forward in his rehab, and more.
August 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains outlast Great Lakes, 6-5
Grant Fink singled home Nellie Rodriguez in the top of the tenth inning and the Captains beat the Great Lakes Loons 6-5 on Thursday Night. The Captains are now 10-7 in extra innings and the Loons fall to 7-13 in extras. The Captains have won eight straight series.
August 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers edged by Jamestown, 2-1
One night after an offensive explosion that resulted in the Mahoning Valley Scrappers getting a walk off win, it was a pitcher’s duel at Eastwood Field. The Scrappers were only able to manage five hits while falling to the Jamestown Jammers 2-1. The Jammers struck first when they put a run on the board in the top of 3rd inning.
August 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks snap skid with 11-3 win against Trenton
The RubberDucks entered Thursday’s game against Trenton looking to avoid a four- game sweep, snap a six-game losing streak and zero in further on an EL playoff berth. After scoring 11 runs on 15 hits in an 11-3 victory over the Thunder at Canal Park, they managed to do all three.
August 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats lose to Lynchburg, 6-2
A pair of middle-inning homers buried the Carolina Mudcats Thursday as they fell to the Lynchburg Hillcats 6-2. Lynchburg finally got to Carolina starter D.J. Brown in the top of the fourth. Sean Godfrey led off with a base hit to left, before Jose Martinez gave the Hillcats a 2-0 lead, hammering a hanging breaking ball over the fence in left. Tyler Tewell then doubled to right and advanced to third on a Blake Brown single.
August 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers lose to Indianapolis Indians, 2-1
Gabriel Arias came back from recent struggles to throw seven innings and allow two runs (one earned), but it was not enough and the Columbus Clippers dropped the opener of a three game series to the Indianapolis Indians 2-1 on Thursday night at Victory Field. The Clippers committed two errors, one a fielding error by the first baseman and the other a wild pickoff attempt, which led to the first run scored by Indianapolis.
August 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Diamonds in the Rough '14: Claudio Bautista
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 talk about Claudio Bautista, a position player who has had a strong season at Low-A Lake County but someone that a lot of people may not know much about. What kind of prospect is he? How is his bat and defense? What kind of future does he have? Tony provides all the details...
August 28, 2014   (0 comments)
On-Deck With the Captains: 8/22/14-8/27/2014
The Lake County Captains are going to the playoffs. It was a rough first half for the team, so rough that any thought of a playoff bid seemed long gone. Instead, the team bore down and crafted a successful second half, clinching a playoff spot on Aug. 27. The pitching has stepped up and the bats have produced, an obvious recipe for success. Now, the Captains will close the season out at home before they seek a Midwest League championship.
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.

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