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June 13, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers take out Rail Riders, 4-3
Audy Ciriaco broke an 0-for-11 slump with a three-run homer to right center field in the second inning, and Tyler Holt hit what turned out to be the game-winning home run in the fourth inning and the Columbus Clippers (34-33) held off the visiting Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders (32-34) 4-3 in front of a sold out crowd of 10,478 at Huntington Park on Friday night.
June 13, 2014   (1 comments)
Swisher brought experience, energy to RubberDucks rehab
Indians first basement Nick Swisher completed a rehab appearance at Double-A Akron this week and was activated by the Indians on Thursday in Boston. But the impression he left on the players in Akron and the sincere love of the game he shows was something to take in and witness firsthand, which is exactly what the IBI's Hayden Grove did. He sat down and talked to Swisher about his Akron experience and more...
June 13, 2014   (9 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #67: Indians 2, Red Sox 5
Consistency continues to elude the Indians even now in mid-June. Just when it looked like they were getting locked into a groove after sweeping their last home stand and taking two out of three in Texas, they have suddenly lost their way once again in Kansas City and now Boston. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the Tribe's third straight loss and gives an update on the team's potential All-Star representatives.
June 13, 2014   (4 comments)
Around the Farm: June 12, 2014
Nights like Clint Frazier had on Thursday have not come as frequently as we would like for the center fielder so far in 2014, but while Frazier is struggling a bit this year, putting up big stats this season is not the real goal. It is more important right now for Frazier to learn about the grind that is the minor league season, just like another top prospect a few years ago with. Join Jim Piascik as he explains Frazier's situation in more detail, breaks down Carlos Moncrief's recent surge, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 13, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Trade rumors are heating up
Happy Friday! In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on a few trade rumors, an update on draft signings, a loophole in Yu Darvish's contract, and more.
June 12, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks lose, 11-3, to Binghamton after 8-run frame
The Akron RubberDucks looked to be in good shape through four innings with a 1-0 lead, but the wheels came off when they were down by a run going into the seventh. The Binghamton Mets scored eight runs in that frame alone to pave the way for a 11-3 victory. Akron was outhit, 14-8, in the loss.
June 12, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains pile up 9-run 4th, beat South Bend, 13-6
The Lake County Captains piled on a season-high nine runs in the fourth inning on their way to a 13-6 victory against the South Bend Silver Hawks. South Bend managed 10 hits, but it was nowhere near enough to overcome the 15 hits and scoring parade from Lake County. The Captains overcame two errors in the field for their 25th win of the season.
June 12, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers rally to beat RailRiders at home, 5-4
The Columbus Clippers didn't score until the fifth inning, but made every run count on their way to a 5-4 victory against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. The Clippers totaled just six hits, but used a four-run seventh inning to seal the deal after going down, 3-0, early in the game. The RailRiders rallied in the eighth to come back within one, but ultimately fell short.
June 12, 2014   (3 comments)
2014 MLB Draft: Final draft thoughts from Jeff Ellis
Another draft is in the books and it’s time for IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis to review the draft in whole and shape up his thoughts and ideas on the draft this year. He gives his thoughts on this draft as a whole and particularly the top 12 selections in the draft and also makes note of some players beyond the top 12 that he likes and hopes the Indians sign.
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 12, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains Notebook: Brown is starting to come around
The Lake County Captains (24-42) split a 4-4 week, including a sweep of a rain makeup double-header June 5. The team managed to keep most games tight, except for June 6, which resulted in a 14-4 blowout loss. The team remains the worst-hitting squad in the league and the pitching sits among the bottom half of the Midwest League, but they're finding small ways to win. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the Captains' previous week.
June 12, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks Notebook: Roberts is evolving as a pitcher
The Akron RubberDucks won a series at New Britain, taking two out of three from the Rock Cats. The team then lost two out of three to the Senators in Harrisburg. Tuesday, the team was swept in a double-header by the Binghamton Mets. Akron has now dropped five of their last nine games. The IBI's Spencer Davies recaps the week that was for Akron in his latest notebook...
June 12, 2014   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #66: Indians 1, Royals 4
After impressing in Texas the Indians two two steps back in Kansas City losing both games and not looking good in doing so. The poor hitting, struggles against lefties, and sloppy defense returned, and it all added up to a quick two-game sweep at the hands of the Royals. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on the game...
June 12, 2014   (4 comments)
2014 MLB Draft: June 12th signing update
In another big signing update, the IBI's Tony Lastoria provides updates on 10 players the Indians selected in the 2014 MLB Draft. He notes Justus Sheffield's travel plans and signing status, negotiations with Sam Hentges, the signing of another four players, one player who is transferring to another school and likely won't sign, and much more!
June 12, 2014   (6 comments)
Around the Farm: June 11, 2014
Nick Swisher and the energy he brings to everything he does was back in Canal Park Wednesday for the second straight night as the first baseman continued his rehab assignment. After a bit of a down game Tuesday, Swisher looked the part of a major leaguer, lining two doubles and totaling three hits. Jim Piascik was there Wednesday and spoke with Swisher, along with other coaches and players, about the state of his knee and how ready the first baseman is to rejoin the big league roster. Join Jim as he details Swisher's night and recaps the rest of the action in the system as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 12, 2014   (7 comments)
Storylines: Liriano headed to DL
No matter how bad the Red Sox are doing at any point in a season, playing Boston in Boston is a tough series. 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 the Pirates losing another starter to the disabled list, Nick Swisher's probable return to the Tribe, and more.
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)
Lake County Captains stifled by South Bend Silver Hawks, 5-3
The Lake County Captains found themselves down 4-0 going into the seventh inning against the South Bend Silver Hawks, and a three-run seventh wasn't enough to cover that gap. Lake County ended up losing the game, 5-3, as its record fell to 24-42 on the year. Starter Jordan Milbrath gave up four runs on six hits over five innings of work.
June 11, 2014   (3 comments)
2014 MLB Draft: Post-draft thoughts
This was by far one of the most exciting drafts the Indians have had in recent years, both by the anticipation of what they would do with their top picks and who they actually ended up picking in the top rounds of the draft. The IBI's Tony Lastoria provides his thoughts on what the Indians did, insight into some philosophy changes they made going in, comments on several different players and lots more.
June 11, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: Brown is settling in as a starter
As a difficult first half draws to a close, the Carolina Mudcats will not quit fighting to the very end. The Mudcats took three of five from the Winston Salem Dash in a home-and-home series before heading back to Zebulon to take on the Potomac Nationals, from whom they split the first two games of a series to improve to 4-3 on the week. The IBI's Zachary Francis recaps the week that was and features righty D.J. Brown...

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