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July 5, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains listless in loss on Friday to Silver Hawks, 6-2
The Lake County Captains (9-6) were defeated by the South Bend Silver Hawks (9-5) Friday evening by the final score of 6-2. Lake County scored the first runs of the game in the top of the first inning. Silver Hawk starter Blayne Weller (4-4, 4.52 ERA) hit second baseman Claudio Bautista with a pitch to start the game. After Weller struck out the next two batters he faced, first baseman Nellie Rodriguez hit a two-run home run that gave the Captains a 2-0 lead.
July 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Scrappers Win First Series of the Year With 4-2 Win in Auburn
It took until the third week of the season, but the Mahoning Valley Scrappers picked up their first series win and first back to back wins of the season on Thursday night in Auburn with a 4-2 win. Kieran Lovegrove (1-0), making his 4th start of the season, set the tone for the Scrappers. Lovegrove breezed through 5 hitless innings in his best start of the year. He did not allow a run and walked 2 while striking out 5.
July 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks lose to Erie SeaWolves, 6-1
The Akron RubberDucks totaled eight hits, but lost to the Erie SeaWolves, 6-1. Bryan LaHair and Anthony Gallas each tallied two hits, but the scoring touch was hard to find after the second inning for Akron. Duke von Schamann picked up the loss after giving up four hits and five walks in 4.2 innings of work.
July 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers use strong pitching to top Auburn, 2-1
Juan Santana and Justin Garcia combined to toss seven innings of two-hit, no-run baseball to lead the Mahoning Valley Scrappers to a 2-1 win against the Auburn Doubledays. Garcia earned the win while Edward Estrella came in for the two-inning save. Steven Patterson sparked the Scrappers' offense with a home run in the first before Bradley Zimmer added the winning run in the same inning.
July 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks tagged for 6-4 loss by Erie SeaWolves
The Akron RubberDucks picked up nine hits, but couldn't rally quite enough as they lost to the Erie SeaWolves, 6-4. Bryan LaHair and Anthony Gallas each had two hits to pace the offense in a losing effort. Cody Anderson was tagged with his eighth loss of the season after giving up nine hits and four earned runs in five innings of play.
July 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains beat Bowling Green Hot Rods, 4-2
The Lake County Captains beat the Bowling Green Hot Rods, 4-2, behind seven hits, including three for extra bases. Mitch Brown picked up with win after six solid innings, including seven strikeouts, and Trevor Frank got the save. Clint Frazier blasted a sixth-inning home run while Richard Stock picked up two hits for the Captains.
July 1, 2014   (1 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E21: Indians first half review
In tonight's show IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis joins Smoke Signals regular Tony Lastoria to discuss all things pertaining to the Cleveland Indians. The Indians reached the halfway mark in their season on Sunday with their 81st game, so now is a good time to sit back and review the first half of the season, talk about what went right, what went wrong, and what the Indians need to do to make another second half run at the playoffs this season.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers lack scoring touch in loss to Auburn
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers totaled 10 hits, but gave up that same number of base knocks as they lost to the Auburn Doubledays, 5-2. The Scrappers were led on offense by Bradley Zimmer, who finished 3 for 4 with one double and one run scored. Starting pitcher Sean Brady tossed five innings and gave up two runs while Jose Zapata took the loss in relief.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains give up 15 hits, lose to Bowling Green, 10-2
The Bowling Green Hot Rods kept on adding to their lead as they topped the Lake County Captains, 10-2. The Captains gave up 15 total hits in the game, including 12 off of starter Luis Lugo, who took the loss. James Stokes and Ben Heller pitched a scoreless inning each to end the game on a high note for Lake County.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks jump out to beat Erie SeaWolves by seven
The Akron RubberDucks took a 10-0 lead before winning by seven runs against the Erie SeaWolves Tuesday. Akron totaled 16 hits, against 12 from Erie, led by four hits from Anthony Gallas – two of which were a home run and a triple. Starter Gabriel Arias got the win after 6.2 innings of one-run baseball.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.10
Here is episode number ten this season of "IBI on Site", a new exciting project here at the IBI. In this week's show we go back to short season Single-A Mahoning Valley where host Hayden Grove gets a chance to catch up with 2014 first round pick outfielder Bradley Zimmer. We also talk to lefty Sean Brady and media director and radio voice of the Scrappers Tim Pozsgai about the team.
June 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains demolish Dayton Dragons, 13-2
Nellie Rodriguez blasted a three-run homerun in the top of the sixth inning, to cap a six run outburst as the Captains went on to beat the Dragons 13-2 on Monday. Rodriguez now has 10 homeruns on the season and 35 RBI. The Captains have won four straight series.
June 30, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks win 9-1 behind home runs from Smith, Gonzalez
It may have taken 73 games to get it, but Akron’s Jordan Smith made his first Double-A homer a big one. Smith belted a two-out, three run homer to right field in the bottom of the first inning Monday night, helping the RubberDucks build a commanding early lead in a 9-1 victory over the Erie SeaWolves in the opener of a four-game series at Jerry Uht Park.
June 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Fink, Captains rally in ninth to beat Dragons, 3-2
The Lake County Captains (7-2) scored a run in the top of the ninth inning to defeat the Dayton Dragons (2-7) by the final score of 3-2 Saturday evening. The win allowed the Captains to maintain their one-game lead over the Lansing Lugnuts for first place in the Midwest League Eastern Division.
June 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Ducks rally falls short as Harper, Senators secure win
Harrisburg Senators starter John Simms stole the show in his Double-A debut, earning the win in the Sens 4-3 victory over the Akron RubberDucks on Friday evening at Canal Park. Simms (1-0) threw seven innings for Harrisburg, allowed four hits, one earned run and walked one batter.
June 28, 2014   (1 comments)
Captains trounce Dragons with impressive 11-2 win
The Lake County Captains (6-2) got a lot of offense and took advantage of great pitching to defeat the Dayton Dragons (2-6) by the final score of 11-2 Friday evening. Similar to many of the previous games on the current road trip, the Captains managed to score first in this contest.
June 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E20: First half Double-A & Triple-A review
Our new bi-weekly format of Smoke Signals continues tonight at 11:00pm ET. In tonight's show IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis joins Smoke Signals regular Tony Lastoria to discuss all things pertaining to the Cleveland Indians. They will continue their midseason review of the Indians minor league affiliates with a look at Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus and take about the good and bad showings there and other notable developments.
June 25, 2014   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers and optioned right-handed pitcher Mark Lowe to Columbus.
June 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains sweep doubleheader behind 7 homers
After Tuesday's game was postponed, the Lake County Captains took on Bowling Green in a doubleheader Wednesday, and came away with a pair of 7-2 victories. In game one the Captains totaled 10 hits, but in game two they managed their seven runs on just six hits. Dace Kime and Justin Brantley were credited with the wins as Lake County totaled seven home runs on the day.
June 24, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.09
Here is episode number nine this season of "IBI on Site", a new exciting project here at the IBI. In this week's show we go to the big leagues in Cleveland. Host Hayden Grove talks Tribe with beat reporters Zack Meisel and Jim Berdysz, talks to red hot third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall about his season and sits down with pitching coach Mickey Callaway to talk about some of the things he has seen this year.

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