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June 16, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Pestano is working his way back
The Clippers come home from a long road trip and promptly swept a four game home series against Scranton Wilkes-Barre over the weekend. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was for the Indians Triple-A affiliate with all the news and notes for the team and also recently sat down with right-handed reliever to talk about his progress on the mound this season.
June 16, 2014   (8 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #70: Indians 3, Red Sox 2
After losing four in a row, the Indians managed to salvage their road trip with two straight wins to put them back at the .500 mark and maintain their position in the standings. Nick Swisher was the hero on Sunday as he put the Tribe ahead in extra innings with a solo home run. It was Swisher's first RBI since returning from the DL and his first homer since going deep against the Athletics on May 16th. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the Tribe's fifth extra-inning victory of the season.
June 16, 2014   (4 comments)
2014 MLB Draft: June 16th signing update
The IBI's Tony Lastoria is back in the saddle today after spending the last three and a half days at a state baseball tournament in Columbus. With that in mind, he uses today's update to get us all caught up on the news from over the weekend as the Indians officially inked a few players, agreed to terms with several more and got official word from some others that they are not signing - not to mention there is all kinds of other news surrounding unsigned picks.
June 16, 2014   (5 comments)
Around the Farm: June 15, 2014
One of the more encouraging performances over the past month has come at Low-A Lake County where right-handed pitcher Mitch Brown is starting to perform like the high draft pick and big time prospect he has been made out to be. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about his recent performance, the struggling Cody Anderson and a lot more in his trip Around the Farm...
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)
Clippers stay hot with 11-3 win over RailRaiders
When things are going well, a team is easy to watch. Right now, the Columbus Clippers are making for some enjoyable viewing. The Clippers (36-33) clinched a four-game sweep of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (32-36) with a 11-3 victory on Sunday evening.
June 15, 2014   (1 comments)
Storylines: Giants eyeing Samardzija
The Indians picked up an important win to split the series and get back to .500. 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 Jeff Samardzija rumors, the next step for Zach McAllister, and more.
June 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains fall in extras 3-2, Dragons walk-off winners
The Dayton Dragons (36-32) avoided the sweep on the final day of the first half of the 2014 Midwest League season with a walk-off win over the Lake County Captains (27-43) 3-2 in 11 innings on Sunday. The Captains completed the first half with a 27-43 record and a 6-3 record in extra-innings.
June 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Brown, Mudcats fall just short to Blue Rocks, 3-2
The Carolina Mudcats ended the first half of the season in losing fashion Sunday as they fell to the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-2. Carolina’s bullpen struggles continued as the Blue Rocks rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth to steal the finale of the four-game set.
June 15, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks blanked in series tiebreaker with Sea Dogs, 8-0
In front of a Father’s Day crowd at Canal Park, it was all Sea Dogs from the beginning to the end in the series tiebreaker on Sunday afternoon. Cody Anderson lost his fifth game of the season. The right-hander finished the day with six walks and three earned runs in just 4.2 IP.
June 15, 2014   (4 comments)
The WAR Room: Merritt continues to dominate in Carolina
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. It is still early enough that there is some noise in the numbers, but at this point in the season, we are starting to see some interesting trends emerge. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks it all down, including Carolina left-hander Ryan Merritt continuing to dominate at the High-A level, Lake County left-hander Luis Lugo's slightly hidden greatness, and much more.
June 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #69: Cleveland 3, Boston 2
After a two-year drought, Cleveland secured a season series victory over Boston with a 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Friday. Stemming from this narrow victory in which an RBI walk functioned as the winning run, the IBI's John Grimm breaks down the personnel dissonance, is unable to reap the rewards of his perfectly serviceable pitching style.
June 15, 2014   (4 comments)
Around the Farm: June 14, 2014
It was another big night Around the Farm for the Indians. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps all the action and notes yet another big performance from first baseman Jesus Aguilar in Columbus, Zach McAllister's rehab outing, another good start by Shawn Morimando, D'Vone McClure's walk rate and more.
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 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Morimando shines, but Mudcat bats struggle in 5-1 loss
A brilliant performance from starter Shawn Morimando wasn't enough as the Carolina Mudcats fell 5-1 to the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Saturday night. After taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth, the Mudcats bullpen allowed six consecutive Blue Rock scores, which, ultimately, proved to be too much to overcome.
June 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains pitching tames Dragons, 5-1
The Lake County Captains (27-42) tamed the Dayton Dragons (35-32) with a 5-1 victory behind a solid pitching performance. Lefty Luis Lugo (4-4,4.56) countered Dayton right-hander Sal Romano (4-5, 3.42) for the start. Lugo, who had a rough start to his season, was coming off a trio of impressive previous starts. That remained the case on Saturday.
June 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers extend streak, shutout RailRaiders, 7-0
The Columbus Clippers won their tenth straight game against the Scranton RailRiders Saturday night with a shutout victory. The Clippers 7-0 win came with the help of Zach McAllister who made his second rehab start in Columbus.
June 14, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks fall to Sea Dogs at home, 5-1
In front of the second consecutive sold out crowd of 8,107 at Canal Park on Military Appreciation Night, Portland’s Henry Owens bested the RubberDucks’ Duke von Schamann in a pitchers duel, leading his Sea Dogs to a 5-1 road victory. The RubberDucks (40-29) will try to win the rubber match with the Sea Dogs (43-23) tomorrow on Fathers Day.
June 14, 2014   (6 comments)
Holt's adjustment to Columbus not taking long at all
When a player moves up the minor league ladder, it’s safe to assume that it might take them some time to acclimatize to each level. That isn’t the case with Columbus Clippers outfielder Tyler Holt. Ever since making his Triple-A debut on May 26, Holt has been a revelation. Grant Miller recently spoke with Holt about his transition and his goals for the rest of the season.
June 14, 2014   (7 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #68: Cleveland 3, Boston 10
Cleveland fell to Boston 10-3 on Friday, in an affair that saw a fairly equal display of batters but was decided by the pitchers. While Boston right-hander John Lackey threw five strikeouts to one walk, Cleveland starter Justin Masterson lasted only two innings, walking four and striking out none. The IBI's John Grimm breaks down a possible source of Masterson's control problems on Friday and discusses the solid and altogether bizarre performance of Asdrubal Cabrera.

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