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August 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains flip the script on Dragons, 12-0
The Lake County Captains (38-30, 65-73) used five homeruns to turn the tables on the Dayton Dragons (31-38, 67-70) Sunday afternoon. The Dragons beat the Captains 11-1 on Saturday and the Captains returned the favor with a 12-0 rout.
August 31, 2014   (2 comments)
The WAR Room: Breaking down September callup candidates
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, including a look at four Columbus hitters who could be September callups. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Jesus Aguilar, Giovanny Urshela, Francisco Lindor, and Carlos Moncrief in addition to the rest of the organization as he takes you into The WAR Room.
August 31, 2014   (8 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #134: Cleveland 3, Kansas City 2
The stretch run in 2013 that propelled the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs was a stretch of a remarkably easy strength of schedule. When Cleveland defeated Kansas City in Kauffman Stadium on Saturday ensuring a series win against the AL Central, the narrative changed. With a bullpen that allowed two runs in 5.1 innings, the IBI's John Grimm examines how the bullpen has reached its current zenith as one of the best pens in the game.
August 31, 2014   (6 comments)
Around The Farm: August 30, 2014
As the great philosopher Jagger once said: "but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need." The RubberDucks tried to clinch a playoff spot with a win last night, but despite their loss, found themselves in anyway. Join Arthur Kinney as he recaps the action in the organization, including Erik Gonzalez leading the way for the RubberDucks, and takes you Around the Farm.
August 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains clobbered by Dragons, 11-1
The Dayton Dragons (31-37, 67-69) hammered out 16 hits and 11 runs to keep the race for the second wildcard spot alive as they defeated the Lake County Captains (37-29, 64-72) 11-1 on Saturday night. The Captains lost back-to-back games for the first time since August 2nd-August 4th when the Captains dropped three-straight games.
August 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Baker pitches gem, but Mudcats bats can't capatilze
The Carolina Mudcats failed to capitalize on a strong outing from Dylan Baker as the Winston-Salem Dash put a late run on the board to steal a 1-0 victory on Saturday night.
August 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Despite loss, RubberDucks clinch playoff berth
The word starting spreading through the Akron dugout during the ninth inning of Saturday’s game against Erie at Canal Park, and the news was exactly what the players wanted to hear. The Altoona Curve had posted a 3-1, 10-inning victory over the Bowie Baysox, which clinched an Eastern League playoff spot for the RubberDucks.
August 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers falter late, lose to Indians 4-2
The Indianapolis Indians (72-70) used a four-run eighth inning to defeat the Columbus Clippers (77-65) 4-2 on Saturday night at Victory Field. Jaff Decker lined a single to left with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning to give Indianapolis the lead off of Jordan Cooper (0-1, 4.91).
August 30, 2014   (4 comments)
Carr's camera has shot many memories over the years
You probably wouldn’t know him if you saw him. But if you are a Cleveland Indians fan, you have probably bumped into Ken Carr at one time or another. Be it spring training, at Progressive Field, or at one of the minor league ballparks, the man with the faded safari hat, glasses, and cameras has been shooting pictures for 25 years. The IBI's Tony Lastoria did a feature on him last year and updated it and re-posted it here for all to enjoy...
August 30, 2014   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #133: Cleveland 6, Kansas City 1
For the first time in 2014, Cleveland finds itself five games over .500, as the Indians took the first game of a critical road series in Kansas City. With the last three innings imperiled by rain, Salazar's effective if unorthodox night was cut short at five innings and 72 pitches. The IBI's John Grimm examines the peculiarities of Salazar's most bimodal pitch: the splitter.
August 30, 2014   (12 comments)
Around The Farm: August 29, 2014
With the season winding down, it is time for players to try to make their final impressions on the organization before heading into the long offseason. For players like Joey Wendle (who missed a big chunk of the season due to injury), however, these final days are critical to make up for lost time. Join Arthur Kinney as he breaks down Wendle doing just that Friday and recaps the rest of the action in the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Scrappers top Doubledays 5-2 to start final home series
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are making the best of their final home stand of the season. After splitting two games with Jamestown last night, the Scrappers jumped out early on their way to a 5-2 win over the Auburn Doubledays.
August 30, 2014   (0 comments)
SeaWolves leave Ducks feeling green in defeat
The Akron RubberDucks entered Friday’s series opener with a chance to clinch an Eastern League playoff spot with a win, but it was the Erie SeaWolves who played as if the playoffs were on the line by bashing Akron’s bullpen on the way to a 14-4 victory at Canal Park in front of a sold out crowd of 8,109.
August 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats fall to Hillcats in heartbreaker, 5-4
The Lynchburg Hillcats outlasted the Carolina Mudcats 5-4 in ten innings to claim Friday’s series finale. Carolina fell behind early, but battled back to force extras before Will Skinner’s RBI single won it for Lynchburg in the top of the tenth.
August 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Indians rally to knock off Davies and Clippers, 9-7
The Clippers lost their second consecutive game in Indianapolis Friday night, 9-7 after a late game rally by the Indians. Kyle Davies (9-8) made his final regular season start going 5 IP with five runs on 11 hits and three walks.
August 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Loons beat Captains in pitchers duel, 2-1
The Great Lakes Loons (30-36, 64-72) stayed in the race for the final playoff spot and avoided the sweep as they scored two unanswered runs in a 2-1 walk off win against the Lake County Captains (37-29, 64-72) on Friday night. Alex Santana provided the walk off single in front of a packed crowd at Dow Diamond.
August 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Montero encounters strange situation on rehab stint
Labor Day weekend has finally arrived! 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 bizarre situation that unfolded involving Jesus Montero, how Derek Jeter could be hurting the Yankees playoff chances, the discord between Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager Bo Porter, and more.
August 29, 2014   (6 comments)
Minor Happenings: Aguilar is making his presence noticed
In this week’s edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the hot hitting Jesus Aguilar at Triple-A Columbus and just how potent his bat is, the strides he has made this season and wonders why he is not yet in Cleveland. He also takes a look at the strong pro debut from 17th round pick Cameron Hill and gives some insight into his stuff and ability, provides a ton of comments from the front office on players like Yandy Diaz, Dylan Baker, LeVon Washington and others, and more!
August 29, 2014   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #132: Indians 3, White Sox 2
Carlos Carrasco's brilliant stretch of pitching since returning to the starting rotation continued on Thursday as he held Chicago to just one run over six and two thirds innings. Jason Kipnis extended his dominant play in his hometown as the Windy City while Michael Bourn claimed the league lead in triples with nine. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the Indians' 3-2 victory in Chicago.
August 29, 2014   (19 comments)
Around the Farm: August 28, 2014
Thursday night in the Cleveland organization was highlighted by the old and the new. At this point, Nellie Rodriguez putting up big numbers in Lake County has become old news, as the first baseman has spent most of 2014 doing just that. Casey Shane shutting down the New York-Penn League is new, however, as the 2013 sixth round pick was only recently called up from the Arizona League. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps all of the action in the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.

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