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June 25, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks Notebook: Lavisky's adjustments are paying off
The RubberDucks (45-33) went 4-2 on their road trip last week, sweeping the Reading Fightin Phils and dropping two out of three games to the Harrisburg Senators. They split a two-game series with the Erie SeaWolves due to a postponed game on Tuesday night. The IBI's Spencer Davies recaps the week that was for Akron in his latest notebook....
June 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers split doubleheader with Batavia
In two seven-inning games on Wednesday, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers went 1-1 with a 5-0 shutout victory in the opener. The Scrappers scored five runs in their first two innings of the day, but only scored one more run throughout the ensuing 12 innings of play. Batavia took home the second game after piling on four unanswered runs to win, 4-1.
June 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats' offense stays quiet in loss to Salem Red Sox
The Carolina Mudcats outhit the Salem Red Sox, 8-7, Wednesday, but still took a loss, 5-1. The Mudcats were led by Luigi Rodriguez who had two hits, including a double, and scored the team's only run. Adum Plutko gave up just two hits in five innings, but took the loss on two runs with three walks allowed.
June 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers drop two to Buffalo, including 13-inning heartbreaker
The Columbus Clippers dropped two games in a doubleheader with Buffalo Wednesday, with the first loss coming in 13 innings. The game totaled 21 hits between the two teams, but Buffalo finished with the win after Columbus came back with three runs between the eighth and ninth innings to tie the game and force extras. The Clippers lost the nightcap, 3-2.
June 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains sweep doubleheader behind 7 homers
After Tuesday's game was postponed, the Lake County Captains took on Bowling Green in a doubleheader Wednesday, and came away with a pair of 7-2 victories. In game one the Captains totaled 10 hits, but in game two they managed their seven runs on just six hits. Dace Kime and Justin Brantley were credited with the wins as Lake County totaled seven home runs on the day.
June 25, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks lose to SeaWolves, 4-2
The Erie SeaWolves left Akron with a series tie at one a piece with a 4-2 victory at Canal Park. In the third inning, Francisco Lindor took a bad hop off of his face and was taken out of the game. Jordan Smith had his second three-hit game of the season with three singles for the RubberDucks.
June 25, 2014   (3 comments)
Coaches Corner '14: Akron hitting coach Rouglas Odor
In today's Coach's Corner, Jim Piascik brings you his recent Q&A with Double-A Akron RubberDucks hitting coach Rouglas Odor. In their talk, Odor discussed Tyler Naquin's recent hot streak and the adjustments that made it happen, what work Francisco Lindor still has to do at the plate to become a finished product, Bryson Myles' recent surgery, his timeline for recovery, and what was working well for him pre-injury, what Jordan Smith needs to do to turn his season around, and much more.
June 25, 2014   (27 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #77: Indians 8, D'Backs 9
The Cleveland Indians lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning) in a 14-inning affair that saw the Indians tie the game in the 9th, take a two-run lead in the 11th and ultimately lose in the 14th. The IBI's Charlie Adams gives his thoughts on the game and looks at how hot Carlos Santana has been and how he is actually projecting out to his best season in the majors.
June 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Notebook: Martin is still learning on the mound
The Carolina Mudcats couldn’t have hoped for a better start to the second half, as they won three of their first four games. However, the team dropped two straight to end the week to bring their record to 3-3 in the second half and 32-41 overall. The IBI's Zachary Francis recaps the week for the Mudcats and also catches up with pitching prospect Josh Martin...
June 25, 2014   (5 comments)
Around the Farm: June 24, 2014
It was a quiet night on the farm thanks to Mother Nature as Double-A Akron, Low-A Lake County and short season Single-A Mahoning Valley were postponed because of rain, Triple-A Columbus had their game suspended in the fourth inning, and rookie level Arizona had a scheduled night off. Yet, High-A Carolina was in action and the IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps their performance on Tuesday.
June 25, 2014   (11 comments)
Storylines: Rays ready to deal Price
It's officially trade rumors season! 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 trade rumors surrounding three key players, Grady Sizemore finds a new home, and more.
June 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats blanked by Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 6-0
The Carolina Mudcats again fell to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans after allowing six runs across the fourth and seventh innings. Even though Carolina managed 11 hits, compared to seven for Myrtle Beach, the team still couldn't put a run on the board. Starter Cole Sulser struck out seven in six innings but still took his seventh loss of the season.
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 24, 2014   (7 comments)
Seven Up: Indians prospects who have improved their stock
As we are at the unofficial halfway point of the minor league season with the Single-A second half underway, short season ball having started and the Double-A and Triple-A All Star games looming, now is a good time to focus in on the Indians prospects who have really improved their stock to the industry not just with their performance but more importantly their development this season. The IBI's Tony Lastoria has talked to lots of Indians personnel and scouts from other teams and in those conversations came up with seven players who have really jumped up in value this season.
June 24, 2014   (18 comments)
Around the Farm: June 23, 2014
The Indians had several more pro debuts once again on Monday night as players like Bradley Zimmer, Luke Eubank, Leandro Linares and Ping-Hsueh Chen all made their professional debuts. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about their debuts, the outstanding outing from Joseph Colon at Akron and much more in his trip Around the Farm...
June 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Cardinals lose two players to DL
The Monday blues are out of the way and after an off day, the Indians are back in action tonight! 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 the injury bug plaguing the Cardinals pitching staff, an update on the Matt Kemp rumors, where Michael Brantley stands in the latest All Star balloting update, and more.
June 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats fall short in extras against Myrtle Beach, 6-4
While the Carolina Mudcats managed to force extra innings, 10 hits proved too few as they lost to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 6-4, after giving up to runs in the top of the 10th. Four different Mudcats totaled two hits while Luigi Rodriguez tallied a home run and a triple. Carolina starter Michael Peoples pitched four innings, but D.J. Brown got the loss after 5.2 innings in relief.
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 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks top Erie SeaWolves after lengthy delay
As the RubberDucks emerged from their clubhouse at nearly 6:30 p.m., ready to take on the SeaWolves in the first game of a three-game set at Canal Park, the green-splattered radar foreshadowed a long evening ahead. Nearly six hours later, that forecast was correct, as Akron reliever Shawn Armstrong tossed the final pitch at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday to secure a 7-1 victory for the home team.
June 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers rally to beat Lehigh Valley with 5-run 8th
The Columbus Clippers rallied from a 4-2 deficit to beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 7-4, Monday night. Columbus came up with five runs in the top of the eighth to scrape out the victory. The Clippers' offense was powered by Audy Ciriaco, who had a home run with four RBIs on three hits in the game. Nick Hagadone got the win for the Clippers while C.C. Lee picked up the save.

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