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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 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 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 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.
June 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers lose to Auburn in extra innings
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning, but allowed the Auburn Doubledays to battle back and force extra innings. Auburn went on to score in the 10th to take the win after the Scrappers totaled nine hits and three errors in the game. Mahoning Valley starter Cameron Hill pitched a strong game, going four innings with two hits and no runs or walks.
June 22, 2014   (0 comments)
Offensive explosion leads Scrappers to 15-5 win in Auburn
The offense has been very quiet in the early stages of the 2014 season for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. After the first 4 innings on Sunday afternoon it appeared it would stay that way. But the Scrappers offense then exploded for 14 runs over the next 6 innings en route to a 15-5 win over the Auburn Doubledays.
June 22, 2014   (0 comments)
Senators prevail over Ducks in series finale, 7-5
Harrisburg’s Matt Skole hit a two-run double during a three-run seventh-inning rally Sunday, as the Senator’s came from behind to beat the Akron RubberDucks, 7-5, in the finale of a three-game series at Metro Bank Park.
June 22, 2014   (0 comments)
Rodriguez, Captains walk-off winners in extras
Nellie Rodriguez singled home Ivan Castillo in the bottom of the 11th inning and the Captains beat South Bend 5-4. The Captains won a total of 20 games at Classic Park. Of the 20 wins, eight have come via the walk-off. Lake County will go for the series win on Sunday.
June 22, 2014   (0 comments)
Senators power-up in 5-2 win over Ducks
Harrisburg’s Wilson Ramos slugged a three-run homer in the third inning Saturdaynight, one of three Senators home runs in a 5-2 victory over the Akron RubberDucks at Metro Bank Park.
June 21, 2014   (1 comments)
Scrappers early runs not enough in loss to Batavia
For the second night in a row, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers grabbed an early lead in the top of the first inning. For the second night in a row, they were unable to capitalize on it as the Batavia Muckdogs had an answer every time the Scrappers crossed the plate, leading to a 10-6 setback for the Scrappers.
June 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Smith drives in GW in 9th, extending Ducks streak to 4
Akron RubberDucks right fielder Jordan Smith blasted a one-out, RBI triple to center field in the top of the ninth inning Friday night, setting the stage for a 2-1 victory over the Harrisburg Senators in the opener of a three-game series at Metro Bank Park.
June 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Scrappers strand 15 runners on base in loss to Batavia
Friday night’s game in Batavia, NY started out looking like it would be an easy walk in the park for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers as they loaded the bases and grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning. From there, the bats went quite with runners in scoring position as the Scrappers left 15 runners on base in a 7-4 loss to the Batavia Muckdogs.
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.

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