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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.
August 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Walters powers Clippers over Pawtucket, 9-4
A five-run seventh inning gave the Columbus Clippers (61-55) the breathing room they needed to hold off the Pawtucket Red Sox (63-553) to claim their first victory in four games.
August 3, 2014   (6 comments)
Brantley's walk-off homer sends Indians over Rangers, 4-3
It started rough, eased up late and ended so smooth. Operating in extra innings against the Rangers knotted in a 3-3 tie, Cleveland's favorite doctor came up and saved the life of the game. On a 3-2 pitch from Texas rookie Phil Klein in the bottom of the 12th, Michael Brantley lined a walk-off solo homer into the visitors bullpen to give the Indians a 4-3 victory Sunday. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the series sweep from the ballpark.
August 3, 2014   (0 comments)
The WAR Room: Lindor, Gonzalez adjusting well to new levels
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the pitchers last week, today we focus on the hitters. In particular, Jim Piascik focuses on the success Francisco Lindor and Erik Gonzalez have found since their respective promotions to Columbus and Akron. Join Jim as he goes in-depth on the advanced stats for Cleveland's minor leaguers and takes you into The WAR Room.
August 3, 2014   (4 comments)
Jim Thome officially retires as a Cleveland Indian
Not even Jim Thome envisioned a day like this. For him, being immortalized at the top of Indians record books and among some of the game's greats was an accomplishment already. Playing 22 years in the big leagues, 12 of them with the Tribe, he first became a household name in Cleveland during the mid-90s, and soon, an iconic baseball legend across the country. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a memorable day for Thome during his statue unveil ceremony.
August 3, 2014   (15 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #110: Texas 0, Cleveland 2
On a night where Jim Thome was immortalized in bronze, the Cleveland and Texas bats participated in an evening of silence, as the Cleveland Indians found their way back to .500, defeating the Rangers, 2-0. The performance of T.J. House - while brief, proved to be the defining performance of the night. The IBI's John Grimm breaks down T.J. House by presenting another lefty breakout pitcher as a perfect-world projection: the Houston Astros' Dallas Keuchel.
August 3, 2014   (5 comments)
Around The Farm: August 2, 2014
Not every night in the Cleveland organization can be filled with eye-catching performances, as sometimes each team has a collective down night. That was the case Saturday, but while any insane two-homer or nine-inning shutout outings were absent, there were still some interesting performances to behold. Join Arthur Kinney as he recaps those performances, including Zach Walters highlighting Around the Farm for the second straight night, and takes you Around the Farm.

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