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IBI Scoreboard for August 28, 2014
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CLE 3
KC 2
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COL 2
IND 4
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ERI 10
AKR 8
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WS 1
CAR 0
Low-A
DAY 11
LC 1
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AUB 12
MV 7

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August 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers edged by Jamestown, 2-1
One night after an offensive explosion that resulted in the Mahoning Valley Scrappers getting a walk off win, it was a pitcher’s duel at Eastwood Field. The Scrappers were only able to manage five hits while falling to the Jamestown Jammers 2-1. The Jammers struck first when they put a run on the board in the top of 3rd inning.
August 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks snap skid with 11-3 win against Trenton
The RubberDucks entered Thursday’s game against Trenton looking to avoid a four- game sweep, snap a six-game losing streak and zero in further on an EL playoff berth. After scoring 11 runs on 15 hits in an 11-3 victory over the Thunder at Canal Park, they managed to do all three.
August 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats lose to Lynchburg, 6-2
A pair of middle-inning homers buried the Carolina Mudcats Thursday as they fell to the Lynchburg Hillcats 6-2. Lynchburg finally got to Carolina starter D.J. Brown in the top of the fourth. Sean Godfrey led off with a base hit to left, before Jose Martinez gave the Hillcats a 2-0 lead, hammering a hanging breaking ball over the fence in left. Tyler Tewell then doubled to right and advanced to third on a Blake Brown single.
August 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers lose to Indianapolis Indians, 2-1
Gabriel Arias came back from recent struggles to throw seven innings and allow two runs (one earned), but it was not enough and the Columbus Clippers dropped the opener of a three game series to the Indianapolis Indians 2-1 on Thursday night at Victory Field. The Clippers committed two errors, one a fielding error by the first baseman and the other a wild pickoff attempt, which led to the first run scored by Indianapolis.
August 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Diamonds in the Rough '14: Claudio Bautista
This weekly feature piece here at the IBI specifically looks at some of the prospects that have maybe not had as much attention they deserve for a variety of reasons but who are interesting or are coming onto the scene. This week the IBI's Tony Lastoria decided to talk about Claudio Bautista, a position player who has had a strong season at Low-A Lake County but someone that a lot of people may not know much about. What kind of prospect is he? How is his bat and defense? What kind of future does he have? Tony provides all the details...
August 28, 2014   (0 comments)
On-Deck With the Captains: 8/22/14-8/27/2014
The Lake County Captains are going to the playoffs. It was a rough first half for the team, so rough that any thought of a playoff bid seemed long gone. Instead, the team bore down and crafted a successful second half, clinching a playoff spot on Aug. 27. The pitching has stepped up and the bats have produced, an obvious recipe for success. Now, the Captains will close the season out at home before they seek a Midwest League championship.
August 28, 2014   (9 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #131: Chicago 3, Cleveland 2
After more dramatics from Zach Walters on Tuesday, Corey Kluber took the mound on Wednesday in a game where the Indians were the heavy favorites. The White Sox were losers of seven straight and 14 of their last 18. Meanwhile, the Indians had their ace on the mound, had won three straight, and were facing a pitcher they’d hit well all season. It didn’t matter. Join Michael Goodman as he gives his Second Thoughts on Wednesday's 3-2 loss.
August 28, 2014   (15 comments)
Around the Farm: August 27, 2014
The playoffs may pass the major league club by this season, but playoff fever is in full effect on the minor league side, with the Lake County Captains clinching a spot in the postseason. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps the night, including Claudio Bautista's large role in the Captains' clincher, Francisco Mejia putting up a big night with the Scrappers, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 27, 2014   (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats squandered a strong start from Mike Clevinger as the Lynchburg Hillcats came from behind to earn a 6-2 victory at Five County Stadium on Wednesday night.
August 27, 2014   (0 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers saw their early 6-1 lead disappear thanks to a five fun 6th inning for the Jamestown Jammers, but won it in the bottom of the 9th inning on Francisco Mejia’s RBI single.
August 27, 2014   (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains (35-28, 62-71) rallied back from an early 1-0 deficit to clinch a playoff spot in the 2014 Midwest League Playoffs with a 3-1 win over the Great Lakes Loons (27-37, 58-74).
August 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Trenton’s Jake Cave blasted a three-run homer in the fourth inning Wednesday night, leading the Thunder to their seventh straight victory with an 8-2 victory over the Akron RubberDucks at Canal Park.
August 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Elliot Johnson's four RBI night led the Clippers to a 9-4 win over the Mud Hens, one night after clinching the International League West.
August 27, 2014   (2 comments)
Everything is coming together for Rodriguez this season
The Low-A Lake County Captains are on the verge of making the playoffs. The Captains roster has been in flux all season and features a good mix of legit high upside prospects along with some solid veteran role player types, but one player who has been there all season and might be the team MVP is first baseman Nellie Rodriguez. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talked with him earlier this season on the adjustments he has made over the past year-plus in the system.
August 27, 2014   (3 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: Clevinger is adjusting to new team
In the midst of a playoff race, the Carolina Mudcats are making a furious late season push to be a representative from the Carolina League’s Southern Division. The team won six of seven games this week and closed the week with five wins in a row to find themselves just 1.5 games back in the Southern Division with one week left in the regular season. The IBI's Zachary Francis recaps the week that was for the Mudcats and also sat down and talked with recent trade acquisition Michael Clevinger...
August 27, 2014   (27 comments)
Around the Farm: August 26, 2014
The Columbus Clippers clinched the division title and berth in the International League playoffs on Tuesday night. The Lake County Captains moved one step away from a playoff berth with a win, and the Carolina Mudcats kept themselves in the playoff chase with a win. In addition to the team success on the night, the IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps the notable individual performances Around the Farm...
August 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Braves could look to deal B.J. Upton
It was a big day in Cleveland, as Kevin Love was officially introduced as a Cleveland Cavalier. 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 some intriguing trade rumors surrounding the Braves, interest in Bartolo Colon after he cleared waivers, and more.
August 26, 2014   (0 comments)
The Captains won their sixth straight series with a 3-2 win over Lansing on Tuesday Night. The Captains finished the season with a 7-7 record against the Lansing Lugnuts.
August 26, 2014   (1 comments)
Trenton starter Jaron Long tossed six shutout innings and Mason Williams had a pair of hits and two runs scored as the Thunder defeated the Akron RubberDucks, 5-0, on Tuesday night at Canal Park.
August 26, 2014   (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats inched ever closer to the postseason with a 4-3 win over the Lynchburg Hillcats on Tuesday night at Five County Stadium.

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