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June 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E16: 2014 MLB Draft preview show
Our new bi-weekly format of Smoke Signals continues tonight at 11:00pm ET. In tonight's special edition show IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis joins Smoke Signals regular Tony Lastoria to preview the 2014 MLB Draft. With the draft set to start on Thursday, Jeff and Tony will discuss what lies ahead for the Indians in what is really one of the most important drafts for them in some time considering the amount of high level picks they have. They will discuss all the top players, who the Indians may target and much more.
June 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks beat New Britain Rock Cats, 9-6
The Akron RubberDucks were part of a sweep for Cleveland Indians minor league affiliates Wedneday as they beat the New Britain Rock Cats, 9-6 New Britain managed 11 hits, but still found themselves four behind in that category as seven of nine Akron starters had hits in the game. Matt Packer got the win after giving up four runs on six hits in five innings of work.
June 3, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.06
Here is episode number six this season of "IBI on Site", a new exciting project here at the IBI. In this week's show we go back on site to Akron, home of the Indians' Double-A affiliate Akron RubberDucks, but it is not what you think. Host Hayden Grove talks to August Fagerstrom of the Akron Beacon Journal and Fangraphs to discuss how several Cleveland Indians players are performing and sits down with RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander to talk about all of the rebranding efforts the team has made.
June 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E15: Nasty Masty edition
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 talk about Monday night's dominant performance from Indians righty Justin Masterson. After some early command issues he settled in and pitched as well as he ever has as an Indian. They will talk about the performance and how he fits into things with the Indians the rest of this season and beyond plus much more!
June 2, 2014   (1 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-handed pitcher Mark Lowe to Columbus. Also, right-handed pitcher Blake Wood has been claimed by the Kansas City Royals on outright waivers.
May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains lose two-run lead, fall to Great Lakes, 6-5
The Lake County Captains couldn't overcome four opposing runs in the opening inning as they lost to the Great Lakes Loons, 6-5, Saturday. The Captains scored twice in the first and once in the second, but still found themselves in a one-run hole going into the third. The Loons sealed the win with a run in the bottom of the eighth as Lake County could not answer in the ninth.
May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Morimando dazzles in Double-A debut
Akron starter Shawn Morimando did not disappoint in his Double-A debut, pitching six scoreless innings against the Harrisburg Senators on Friday evening at Canal Park, contributing to the Ducks’ 10-0 shutout victory.
May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Frazier, Captains walk-off to beat Silver Hawks, 5-4
Clint Frazier hit a walk-off single through the left side and the Captains beat the Silver Hawks 5-4. In the 12th, trailing 4-2, the Captains had two runners on and one out and then Dorssys Paulino laced a double off the wall which scored both runners and tied the score at 4-4. Paulino went to third on the throw, after two walks Clint Frazier was the hero. The Captains improve to 6-2 in extra innings. 9,407 fans watched the game the largest crowd at Classic Park since 2004.
May 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains struggle, fall to Silver Hawks, 8-1
South Bend batted around and scored six runs in the top of the third inning and went on the beat Lake County 8-1. The Silver Hawks (34-19) batted around in the inning and used six hits to plate the six runs. Stryker Trahan hit a two run homer, which capped the inning. The Silver Hawks have won the first two games of the three game series against the Captains.
May 30, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks crush Baysox, 16-4
The Akron RubberDucks registered season-high totals with 16 runs and 17 hits Thursday night, as they cruised to a 16-4 win over the Bowie Baysox at Prince George’s Stadium.
May 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E14: The Robbie Aviles edition
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 talk with Low-A Lake County right-handed starting pitching Robbie Aviles in an on-air interview. This is an old feature of the show that they are bringing back and they couldn't get it kickstarted back up with a hotter pitcher in the system. Tune in!
May 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks split doubleheader with Bowie Baysox
Righthander Jordan Cooper dominated the Bowie Baysox over five shutout innings in game two of a doubleheader Wednesday night, leading the Akron RubberDucks to a 5-1 victory and a split in the twinbill at Prince George’s Stadium. The victory in game two, coupled with Bowie’s 3-1 win in game one, leaves the RubberDucks with a three-game lead in the EL West.
May 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Kipnis activated from DL, Sellers optioned to Columbus
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have activated second baseman Jason Kipnis from the 15-day Disabled List and have optioned infielder Justin Sellers to Triple-A Columbus.
May 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Swisher placed on DL, Santana to concussion DL
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have placed catcher/infielder Carlos Santana on the 7-day Disabled List with concussion-like symptoms, retroactive to May 26 and have selected the contract of catcher George Kottaras from Triple-A Columbus.
May 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E13: Looking for consistency edition
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 talk about several things regarding the Indians. They will talk about the Indians up and down performance on their current road trip, the issues at third base and other positions, which players are setting themselves up for All Star consideration, and also dive into some draft talk and much more if time permits.
May 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Colon, Akron RubberDucks blank Reading Fightin Phils, 9-0
Nine runs in the first three innings proved to be all the Akron RubberDucks needed to beat the Reading Fightin Phils, 9-0, Monday. Akron posted a solo run in the first, before adding five in the second and three in the third inning. RubberDucks starter Joseph Colon stole the show after the early offense, pitching a complete-game shutout while giving up just three hits and one walk and striking out four.
May 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Loons conquer Captains 9-6
Great Lakes batted around and scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning and beat Lake County 9-6. In the seventh inning, the Loons used five hits, an error and a walk to plate four unearned runs. Great Lakes had a total of 16 hits in the ballgame, the most of any opponent against the Captains this season.
May 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains beat Bowling Green Hot Rods, 5-4
Other than the Indians themselves, the Lake County Captains were the only Cleveland affiliate to win Saturday, as they beat the Bowling Green Hot Rods, 5-4. Lake County starter Adam Plutko tossed 6.1 innings of six-hit baseball and struck out eight batters. Trevor Frank and Ben Heller tallied a hold and a save, respectively, after combining for 2.1 innings of no-hit ball while Frank struck out two.
May 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks lose to Reading Fightin Phils, 3-2, in 12 innings
The Akron RubberDucks took a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning but the Reading Fightin Phils came back to tie it up with solo runs in the seventh and eighth innings. The game ended up going to 12 innings, when Reading scored in the top half and Akron couldn't answer. The RubberDucks finished with 12 hits compared to 10 for Reading.
May 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron holds Reading scoreless through 9, fall in extras
Pitching stole the show for both the Akron RubberDucks and the Reading Fightin’ Phils, leading to a 12-inning, 2-1 win for the Fightin’ Phils at Friday night’s game in Canal Park. The scoreboard repeated zeros for 11 innings, with a home run by Reading’s Edgar Duran breaking the scoreless tie in the 12th inning. A RBI by Brock Stassi brought the Fightin’ Phils lead to 2-0 in the top of the 12th.

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