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July 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Cippers lose late lead to Norfolk Tides, fall 6-5
The Columbus Clippers took a 5-4 lead into the eighth inning, but went on to lose to the Norfolk Tides after giving up runs in each of the final two frames. Norfolk tallied once in the eighth before a Christian Walker home run put the Tides ahead for good in the top of the ninth inning. Austin Adams took the loss while Robert Coello got the win for Norfolk.
July 28, 2014   (1 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Lindor keeps things simple
It’s lonely at the top. Triple-A Columbus opened up last week by taking three of four in Louisville and found themselves alone in first for the first time since May 10. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was, provides all the news and notes from the team and recently sat down with Francisco Lindor to get his take on his promotion.
July 28, 2014   (27 comments)
Tribe Happenings: To buy or sell, that is the question
The MLB trade deadline is only three days away. The Indians suffered through a tough 5-6 road trip to start the second half of the season, a trip that started with so much promise but ended with so much frustration. But even with the poor showing they are still only 3.5 games out of a playoff spot with two months to play. The IBI's Tony Lastoria provides his thoughts on if the Indians should by or sell, what they even have to sell, how Carlos Santana has been the best hitter in the AL for two months and more.
July 28, 2014   (12 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #105: Indians 10, Royals 3
While the series in Detroit may have had a hangover effect on the Tribe as they traveled to Minnesota and Kansas City, they at least made sure to end a tough stretch on a high note before returning home and heading into an off-day. Sunday belonged to the Tribe and, more specifically Carlos Santana and Danny Salazar. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the victory.
July 28, 2014   (16 comments)
Around the Farm: July 27, 2014
Fresh off a player hitting for the cycle just a week earlier, the Indians got another one in their system on Sunday from the hot bat of outfielder Jordan Smith. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps Smith's impressive showing on the day and his clutch hit in the ninth which not only gave him the cycle but a RubberDucks win.....and Tony also recaps all of the other action Around the Farm...
July 27, 2014   (4 comments)
Storylines: Boston dangling Jon Lester
Carlos Santana is making fans forget about his horrible start very quickly. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on a could-be blockbuster trade between the Red Sox and Dodgers, Terry Francona speaks about Francisco Lindor, and more.
July 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats drop sixth straight, lose to Nationals 6-5
A frustrating spell for the Carolina Mudcats continued Sunday as they fell to the Potomac Nationals 6-5 in eleven innings. Oscar Tejada’s walk off homer to left, his second long ball of the night, completed the series sweep for Potomac and handed the Mudcats their sixth consecutive defeat.
July 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers offense erupts, steamroll Tides 11-5
In literature, rain can sometimes have a transformative power. One heavy shower can change a character’s attributes, and even enhance some. The Columbus Clippers (58-52) were already playing well before the rain came on Sunday evening, but they celebrated the end of the downpour by scoring six runs in the seventh inning on their way to an 11-5 victory over the Norfolk Tides (50-59).
July 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Smith hits for the cycle, RubberDucks split series with 6-4 win
Jordan Smith hit a go-ahead 2-run triple in the top of the ninth that completed the cycle and led his RubberDucks to a 6-4 win at Reading. Akron split the four-game series with the Fightin Phils. Both Smith and Bryson Myles hit solo homers in Sunday afternoon’s game. Seven RubberDucks had multi-hit performances in the win, including three-hit games from Erik Gonzalez and Bryan LaHair.
July 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Scrappers rally falls short, lose to Spikes 8-5
After a lighting delay during the game the Mahoning Valley Scrappers fought ferociously against the State a College Spikes, but fell short at the very end of the game. The Scrappers fought hard but could not come up with the hits to produce runs against the Sikes and ended the game with an 8-5 loss.
July 27, 2014   (1 comments)
The WAR Room: Brown coming around in Lake County
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers, including Mitch Brown. Brown is finding some strong success in Lake County this year, a very positive step for the 2012 second round pick's development. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Brown's season to date and the rest of the pitchers in the system as he takes you into The WAR Room.
July 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #104: Cleveland 5, Kansas City 7
Cleveland dropped the third game of a four-game series in Kansas City on Saturday, falling to the Royals 7-5 in a loss that both ensured a series loss and a road trip that will end under .500. Scoring, fueled by a five-run second for the Indians and five response runs in the next two innings by Kansas City. The IBI's John Grimm ponders both the state of the rotation going forward as well as the return of Carlos Santana.
July 27, 2014   (9 comments)
Around The Farm: July 26, 2014
Through his first five games at the Triple-A level, Francisco Lindor has fit right in. He took that to another level Saturday, launching his first two home runs as a Clipper. Arthur Kinney recaps Lindor's night and time in Columbus so far in addition to bringing you the action from around the organization. Join Arthur as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 26, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks Out-Foxed at Reading, 6-3
Reading designated hitter Jake Fox went 3-for-4, with a pair of RBI on Saturday night as the Fightin Phils claimed a 6-3 victory over the Akron RubberDucks at FirstEnergy Stadium. The RubberDucks (58-50) lost for the ninth time in the last 10 games, but remained stationary in second place in the EL West standings as both Richmond (1st) and Bowie (3rd) lost.
July 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats skid extends to five after loss to Nationals, 3-2
The Carolina Mudcats suffered a hearbreaking loss as they fell 3-2 to the Potomac Nationals on Saturday night. The Mudcats tied the game with a late run in the top of the ninth but a walk off RBI single from Mike McQuillan proved to be the difference.
July 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Lindor's 2 HR not enough as Clippers fall to Tides, 6-5
Francisco Lindor shined in the Clippers 6-5 loss to the Norfolk Tides. The short stop went yard not just once, but twice. The switch hitter is currently batting .333 in his first five games in triple-A. Top of the second and T.J. House immediately put a runner on after hitting him with his second pitch. The struggle continued for House as he let up a grounder out to right field for a single.
July 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Scrappers top Crosscutters in extras, 5-1
Baseball is a funny game where everything can change in a matters of seconds. It was never more apparent then on Saturday night in Williamsport. The Mahoning Valley Scrappers went 9 innings without a hit. Then in the top of the 10th inning the exploded for 4 runs on 5 hits to beat the Williamsport Crosscutters 5-1.
July 26, 2014   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-handed pitcher Josh Tomlin to Columbus.
July 26, 2014   (3 comments)
Cook is settling in after long return from shoulder surgery
High-A Carolina right-handed pitcher Clayton Cook is someone who came out of high school with good prospect pedigree when the Indians selected him in the ninth round of the 2008 Draft. He quickly asserted himself as one of the Indians best young pitching prospects, but early in the 2012 season some persistent pain in his right shoulder changed his career outlook like the snap of a finger. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recently spoke to him about his comeback...
July 26, 2014   (6 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #103: Cleveland 4, Kansas City 6
It is a rare evening in Kauffman Stadium that a game's outcome is determined by the team to hit the fifth home run, but - in the spirit of 'You Can't Predict Baseball' - Carlos Santana's two home run game was outpaced by Kansas City's three home run game. Even in one of the most spacious parks in the majors, Indians Josh Tomlin struggled, surrendering two long balls in the game. The IBI's John Grimm examines Tomlin's fly ball tendencies, both the problems they generate and the benefits that they do not.

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