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August 5, 2014   (0 comments)
Rodriguez’s Late Homer Pushes Captains Past Whitecaps
Nellie Rodriguez scorched his 19th home run of the season in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Captains went on to beat West Michigan 3-2. The homer, a solo shot from Rodriguez, was deposited into the bleachers in left field. The win snapped a three game losing streak for Lake County.
August 5, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers hold on for 3-1 win against Pawtucket Red Sox
First impressions are so important in life and they’re pretty important in baseball too. Dusty Brown made a powerful first impression in his debut with the Columbus Clippers (62-56) on Tuesday afternoon. He hit two home runs, including one that broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning and sent the Clippers to a 3-1 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox (64-54) in the finale at McCoy Stadium.
August 5, 2014   (1 comments)
Stories from the Past: Q&A with Johnny Goryl
Probably the most fascinating person in the entire Cleveland Indians organization to talk to is Johnny Goryl. He is not a Hall of Famer, was never an All Star and spent limited time in the big leagues as a player, but what makes him so interesting is his long tenure in the game as this season marks his 64th year in the game. The IBI's Tony Lastoria shares a lot of unique stories and experiences and talks about some of his most memorable moments in the game over the years.
August 5, 2014   (3 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Tomlin from Triple-A Columbus and optioned outfielder Tyler Holt to Columbus. They also Activated outfielder Nyjer Morgan from the 60-day DL and released him.
August 5, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.14: Celebrating Thome
Here is episode number 14 this season of "IBI on Site", a new exciting project here at the IBI.
In this week's show, we head to Cleveland where host Hayden Grove talks to IBI Indians beat writer Jim Berdysz about the team and also provides a firsthand look at the unveiling of the Jim Thome statue along with comments from Mark Shapiro, Mike Hargrove, Charlie Manuel and Jim Thome himself.
August 5, 2014   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #112: Reds 1, Indians 7
Things have been trending upward of late for the Indians. With a three game winning streak entering the game, the Indians sent Corey Kluber to the mound to open a four game (two at home, two on the road) stretch against the Cincinnati Reds. After another strong performance from their ace, the team has now moved to just 2.5 games back of the Blue Jays for the second Wild Card spot and 5.5 games back of Detroit in the division. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts...
August 5, 2014   (12 comments)
Around the Farm: August 4, 2014
Half of the Indians stateside affiliates were off on Monday as Akron, Carolina and Arizona all had scheduled off days. Of the three affiliates in action, right-hander Jordan Carter impressed the most with his good outing for Mahoning Valley. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about his performance and more as he goes Around the Farm in the Indians system...
August 5, 2014   (4 comments)
Indians defeat Reds in first game of Battle of Ohio, 7-1
Corey Kluber wasn't an All-Star, but he sure continues to pitch like one. Backed behind the arm of their ace, the Indians took down in-state rival Cincinnati, 7-1 Monday night to win the first game in the Battle of Ohio. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the Indians fourth straight win from the ballpark.
August 5, 2014   (8 comments)
Storylines: Cubs to promote top prospect
Don't look now, but the Indians are in the thick of the Wild Card race once again! 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 Cubs promoting one of their top prospects, injury updates on Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher, players who have been placed on revocable waivers, and more.
August 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Comeback falls short as Lake County Captains lose to Whitecaps
The Lake County Captains scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull within one, but were unable to tie the game in the ninth as they lost to the West Michigan Whitecaps, 5-4. The Captains' comeback try was field by RBIs from four different players, as well as two doubles from Eric Haase, but it wasn't enough to get one last run. Dace Kime took the loss after giving up four runs.
August 4, 2014   (0 comments)
4-run 4th powers Mahoning Valley Scrappers against Vermont
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Vermont Lake Monsters held each other scoreless apart from a five-total-run fourth inning. Luckily for Mahoning Valley, the Scrappers had four of those runs as they beat the Lake Monsters, 4-1. Luis Gomez improved to 4-0 on the season with the win while Luke Eubank picked up the hold and J.P. Feyereisen got the save.
August 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers blanked by Pawtucket Red Sox, 5-0
The Columbus Clippers were shutout by the Pawtucket Red Sox on top of being held to just four hits in the game. Only Giovanny Urshela managed an extra-base hit for the Clippers as they left nine runners on base and finished 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position. Tyler Cloyd gave up all five Pawtucket runs in seven innings, while also allowing 11 hits by the Red Sox.
August 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Walters, Ramsey make their debut
The trade deadline came and went and the Cleveland Indians shipped off a pair of veterans. In exchange, they got young talent in the form of infielder Zach Walters and outfielder James Ramsey. Both were assigned to the Columbus Clippers (61-55) and both made their debuts on Friday night against Louisville. Join Michael Rich as he recaps the Clippers' week and Walters' and Ramsey's debuts.
August 4, 2014   (14 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Indians are running out of time with McAllister
Time is running out for Zach McAllister and the Indians. Not only time on this season, but next season as well. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about how the Indians are in almost the same situation with McAllister now as they were this time last year with Carlos Carrasco. He also talks about the Cabrera and Masterson trades, takes a look at the 2015 Indians roster and their needs, ponders a potential DL assignment for Nick Swisher, and more.
August 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #111: Rangers 3, Indians 4
Is it because of the calming influence of Terry Francona and the other leaders in the clubhouse? Is it because the race for the final AL wild card spot is full of flawed teams? Or is it just a complete luck of the draw? Somehow, this ball club, with all its imperfections, now has only three games sitting between them and a playoff berth. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he discusses the highlights of Sunday's walk-off win.
August 4, 2014   (18 comments)
Around the Farm: August 3, 2014
Triple-A Columbus infielder Zach Walters continues to impress in the early going since the Indians acquired him last week from the Cardinals in exchange for Justin Masterson. The Indians really like Walters, and you can see why on days like Sunday when he mashes two homers. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps the impressive showing for Walters and much more as he takes us Around the Farm....
August 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Goldschmidt could be done for 2014
With Sunday's sweep, the Indians find themselves right back in the Wildcard race. In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the unfortunate news for Paul Goldschmidt, the Padres closing in on their new GM, and more.
August 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Nationals sweep doubleheader over Mudcats
The Potomac Nationals continued their dominance over the Carolina Mudcats winning both games of Sunday’s doubleheader to complete the franchise’s first series sweep at Five County Stadium.
August 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Scrappers drop back-to-back games in Vermont
One night after falling to the Vermont Lake Monsters on an unearned run, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers came out on Sunday afternoon and continued to kick the ball around. The Scrappers committed two more errors and dropped their second straight in Vermont and third-straight on the road trip by a 6-2 final.
August 3, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks outlast Senators, rain to claim 6-5 win
Erik Gonzalez stroked four hits on Sunday, including a two-run triple, as the Akron RubberDucks defeated the Harrisburg Senators, 6-5, in the finale of a four-game series at Metro Bank Park.

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