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July 30, 2014   (2 comments)
Storylines: Lester continues to be object of affection for teams
We are now less than 48 hours until the trade deadline. Things appear to heating up on the Jon Lester front as he has been scratched from his Wednesday start and it appears he may be dealt. The Indians are still quiet, but that is the league in general as not too much is available for trade without paying a significant price. The IBI's Jay Frierson chimes in with his storylines piece recappig all of the news from Tuesday.
July 30, 2014   (1 comments)
Bauer struggles lead to Mariners 5-2 win over Indians
It's always good to take advantage of what's in front of you. Seattle and third baseman Kyle Seager did just that against an Indians team which continues its search for consistency. Back at Progressive Field Tuesday for the first time in over two weeks, the Mariners took down the Tribe, 5-2, in what became Trevor Bauer's worst start of the season. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the frustrating loss from the ballpark.
July 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks loe to Bowie Baysox, 5-1
A three-run seventh inning and the starting pitching of righthander Zach Davies propelled the Bowie Baysox to a 5-1 win over the Akron RubberDucks Tuesday evening at Canal Park. Already leading 2-1, Bowie extended their advantage in the seventh with an RBI double by David Freitas off Akron reliever Jordan Cooper, sending Glynn Davis home. The Baysox would tack on two more runs in the inning, taking a comfortable 5-1 lead.
July 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Plutko, Carolina Mudcats cruise to 5-1 win against Salem
The Carolina Mudcats and Adam Plutko cruised to a decisive 5-1 victory over the Salem Red Sox on Tuesday night. A deadly combination of quality pitching and hitting paved the way for the Mudcats as they snapped their six game losing streak. Carolina starter Adam Plutko (3-5, 4.38) was dominant on his way to the win.
July 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains lose to Whitecaps, 7-2
Javier Betancourt laced a double to left field that plated two which capped a four run fourth inning and the Whitecaps beat the Captains 7-2 on Tuesday. In the bottom of the fourth, West Michigan sent eight hitters to the plated and scored five times to take a 5-2 lead. The Whitecaps used five hits and a hit batter in the inning to score the five runs.
July 29, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks Notebook: Gonzalez brings "energy" to Akron
The RubberDucks (59-51) were swept by at Richmond in a battle of the Eastern League Western division that gave the Flying Squirrels some breathing room at the top. Akron continued their road trip by splitting a four-game set with the Reading Fightin Phils, and the team began a series with the Bowie Baysox on Monday night with a loss, 12-4. The IBI's Spencer Davies talked to Erik Gonzalez in his latest notebook....
July 29, 2014   (7 comments)
A father and son's view on the Indians at the trade deadline
The Indians had an off day on Monday, but that did not stop all the talk about the upcoming trade deadline on Thursday. With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, there are many opinions and thoughts about what the Indians should do, or not do. The IBI's Michael Goodman offers up a unique take on this with a conversation with his father.
July 29, 2014   (1 comments)
After an offseason of change, Cloyd finally feels comfort
Through his first eight appearances of the season, Triple-A Columbus starting pitcher Tyler Cloyd struggled to a 1-3 record with a 6.38 ERA. He led the league with eight home runs given up and opponents were hitting .330 off of him. Since then he has turned things around and the IBI's Michael Rich recently had a chance to catch up with him to see what has changed...
July 29, 2014   (10 comments)
Around the Farm: July 28, 2014
The Indians were off on Monday, but the farm system was busy with several good performances all around. Dorssys Paulino capped off a dramatic come-from-behind Captains win with a walkoff homer, Brian Ruiz continues to hit, and Bobby Bradley continued his assault on the Arizona League. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps those performances and more as he goes Around the Farm...
July 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Is Jon Lester headed out of Boston?
The trading deadline is getting closer and there's a ton of buzz. 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 latest buzz surrounding Jon Lester, the latest on a pair of Indians that could be on the trading block, a few teams that could make sense for Troy Tulowitzki, and more.
July 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers come back to beat State College
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers saved their best for last on their way to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory against the State College Spikes. The Scrappers totaled just five hits, but managed a run in the sixth and two in the eighth to come back from a 2-0 deficit achieved in the third inning. Luis DeJesus got the win while Luke Eubank picked up the save.
July 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains split doubleheader with Beloit Snappers
The Lake County Captains split a double header with the Beloit Snappers, aided by a furious comeback in game one. The Captains were down, 4-1, going into the bottom of the sixth inning in a seven-inning game when they scored four runs. Beloit answered with a four spot of its own before the Captains added another four runs in the final frame to take the win. Beloit won the second game 6-3.
July 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks give up 20 hits in 12-4 loss to Bowie Baysox
The Akron RubberDucks started hot with three runs in the first inning, but fell off from there on their way to a 12-4 loss at the hands of the Bowie Baysox. Bowie tallied 20 hits in the game and scored 10 of 12 runs in a four-inning stretch, including five runs in the fourth. Shawn Morimando gave up seven hits in three innings while Adam Miller gave up six knocks in one frame of work.
July 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Cippers lose late lead to Norfolk Tides, fall 6-5
The Columbus Clippers took a 5-4 lead into the eighth inning, but went on to lose to the Norfolk Tides after giving up runs in each of the final two frames. Norfolk tallied once in the eighth before a Christian Walker home run put the Tides ahead for good in the top of the ninth inning. Austin Adams took the loss while Robert Coello got the win for Norfolk.
July 28, 2014   (1 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Lindor keeps things simple
It’s lonely at the top. Triple-A Columbus opened up last week by taking three of four in Louisville and found themselves alone in first for the first time since May 10. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was, provides all the news and notes from the team and recently sat down with Francisco Lindor to get his take on his promotion.
July 28, 2014   (27 comments)
Tribe Happenings: To buy or sell, that is the question
The MLB trade deadline is only three days away. The Indians suffered through a tough 5-6 road trip to start the second half of the season, a trip that started with so much promise but ended with so much frustration. But even with the poor showing they are still only 3.5 games out of a playoff spot with two months to play. The IBI's Tony Lastoria provides his thoughts on if the Indians should by or sell, what they even have to sell, how Carlos Santana has been the best hitter in the AL for two months and more.
July 28, 2014   (12 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #105: Indians 10, Royals 3
While the series in Detroit may have had a hangover effect on the Tribe as they traveled to Minnesota and Kansas City, they at least made sure to end a tough stretch on a high note before returning home and heading into an off-day. Sunday belonged to the Tribe and, more specifically Carlos Santana and Danny Salazar. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the victory.
July 28, 2014   (16 comments)
Around the Farm: July 27, 2014
Fresh off a player hitting for the cycle just a week earlier, the Indians got another one in their system on Sunday from the hot bat of outfielder Jordan Smith. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps Smith's impressive showing on the day and his clutch hit in the ninth which not only gave him the cycle but a RubberDucks win.....and Tony also recaps all of the other action Around the Farm...
July 27, 2014   (4 comments)
Storylines: Boston dangling Jon Lester
Carlos Santana is making fans forget about his horrible start very quickly. 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 a could-be blockbuster trade between the Red Sox and Dodgers, Terry Francona speaks about Francisco Lindor, and more.
July 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats drop sixth straight, lose to Nationals 6-5
A frustrating spell for the Carolina Mudcats continued Sunday as they fell to the Potomac Nationals 6-5 in eleven innings. Oscar Tejada’s walk off homer to left, his second long ball of the night, completed the series sweep for Potomac and handed the Mudcats their sixth consecutive defeat.

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