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June 20, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains struggle against Silver Hawks, lose 8-1
The Lake County Captains (28-44) were defeated by the South Bend Silver Hawks (41-30) Friday evening by the score of 8-1. The Captains were unable to muster any offense against Silver Hawk starter John Omahen (2-2, 4.30) throughout the night.
June 20, 2014   (6 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano from Triple-A Columbus and have optioned right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister to Columbus.
June 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E19: First half minor league 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 the first half of the minor league season. With Single-A finishing off their All Star break and kicking off second half play on Thursday along with Triple-A and Double-A in the middle of their season, now is a good time to review how the season is going for several Indians players at the unofficial halfway point.
June 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Lindor, LaHair lead Akron RubberDucks to 3-2 win against Reading
After finding themselves in an early 2-0 hole, the Akron RubberDucks rebounded with three runs in two innings to take a 3-2 victory against the Reading Fihgtin Phils. The RubberDucks were led by multi-hit games from three players, including five total bases from star short stop Francisco Lindor. Will Roberts picked up the win for Akron and Shawn Armstrong tallied his 10th save of the year.
June 18, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks make use of long ball to top Reading, 4-3
The Akron RubberDucks managed just five hits compared to 11 for the Reading Fightin Phils, but still took the win, 4-3, Wednesday. Akron got the hits that counted as Jake Lowery, Anthony Gallas and Francisco Lindor each hit solo home runs. Joseph Colon picked up the win for the RubberDucks for a solid eight innings of work and Tyler Sturdevant got the save.
June 17, 2014   (3 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E18: Talking Tribe and first half minors
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 the Indians recently completed road trip and dive into some more post-draft talk and look at how Indians minor league players at High-A Carolina and Low-A Lake County have performed up to the All Star break.
June 17, 2014   (2 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced the signing of outfielder Bradley Zimmer to a minor league contract. Zimmer was the club’s first round (21st overall) selection in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
June 17, 2014   (2 comments)
IBI on Site 1.08
In this week's episode of IBI on Site we go to short season Single-A Mahoning Valley as host Hayden Grove sits down and interviews three Scrappers, right-handed pitcher Kieran Lovegrove, infielder Garrett Smith and outfielder D'vone McClure. He also talks to the IBI's Tony Lastoria to get his thoughts on what we will see at Mahoning Valley this year and which draft picks may find their way to Niles over the course of the season.
June 16, 2014   (0 comments)
Jorge Martinez powers Mahoning Valley Scrappers to 10-inning win
I took an extra inning, but the Mahoning Valley Scrappers pulled through to beat the Jamestown Jammers, 2-1, Monday. Just four games into the year, both teams sport a .500 record after the contest. Scrapper Jorge Martinez powered the win with two solo home runs. The Scrappers were held to just four hits, but Martinez proved to be the difference they needed.
June 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Six-run second inning does in Scrappers on the road
One inning can be everything in the game of baseball. The Mahoning Valley Scrappers found that out the hard way on Sunday afternoon in Jamestown, NY. The Scrappers surrendered six runs on five hits and were never able to recover, eventually falling to the Jamestown Jammers, 9-4.
June 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Scrappers fall to Jammers in a pitcher’s duel, 4-1
What a difference one day can make in the game of baseball. One night after the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and Jamestown Jammers put on an offensive display when each pounded out 14 hits, the combine to record 14 hits on Saturday night in a 4-1 pitching dominated Jammers victory.
June 13, 2014   (0 comments)
Ducks quack louder than Dogs bark
In a match-up between the Eastern League's two first place teams, Akron right-hander Will Roberts filled the role of stopper, hurling six innings and allowing just one run to lead Akron to a 6-1 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs in the series opener at Canal Park on Friday.
June 13, 2014   (0 comments)
Offense propels Scrappers to Opening Day win, 10-9
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers did not leave their offense in Arizona when they ended extended spring training. That offense was on display early and often on Opening Night as the Scrappers batted around the order and jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning on their way to a 10-9 victory.
June 13, 2014   (0 comments)
Kime, Captains shutout Dragons, 5-0
The Lake County Captains (26-42) defeated the Dayton Dragons (35-31) Friday night at Fifth Third Field by the score of 5-0. After scoring early and often in the series finale Thursday night against the South Bend Silver Hawks, the Captains once again played from in front after they scored first in the top of the third inning.
June 12, 2014   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have activated first baseman Nick Swisher from the 15-day Disabled List and placed designated hitter Jason Giambi on the 15-day Disabled List with left knee inflammation.
June 11, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks tally 16 hits in 12-6 loss to Binghamton Mets
The Akron RubberDucks managed to tally 16 hits, but still lost, 12-6, to the Binghamton Mets Wednesday. Three different RubberDucks tallied three hits in the game, but the scoring touch wasn't there when it mattered most, even though the team finished five for 15 with runners in scoring position. Binghamton tallied 12 hits in its winning effort.
June 11, 2014   (0 comments)
Hawks fly ball Captains, 6-3
The Lake County Captains (24-41) fell to the South Bend Silver Hawks (38-26) at Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium by the score of 6-3 Tuesday evening. The loss pushed the Captains' road record to 6-24 on the season.
June 10, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.07
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 Low-A Lake County as host Hayden Grove sits down and interviews two of the Captains three All Stars in catcher Eric Haase and right-handed pitcher Jordan Milbrath on camera. He also recaps the recently completed Indians draft and gets us up to date on how some players from the 2013 Draft are doing.
June 10, 2014   (1 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E17: Draft recap and J.P. Feyereisen 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 recap the Indians 2014 Draft and provide thoughts and insight into what the Indians accomplished. Also, they will also have an on-air interview with 16th round pick and newly signed right-handed pitcher J.P. Feyereisen to talk about how the draft process went for him, his pro career getting started and much more.
June 9, 2014   (1 comments)
Lake County Captains top Dayton Dragons behind Haase, Lugo
The Lake County Captains took a 3-0 lead early against the Dayton Dragons and never looked back. Lake County won by a final of 5-2 after Eric Haase hit a three-run home run in the third inning. Luis Lugo got his fourth win of the season after pitching six innings with three hits, one run and striking out 10 Dragon batters.

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