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August 7, 2014   (18 comments)
Pestano for Clevinger: Indians go for upside
Today the Indians completed one of the first waiver deals of the baseball season. They traded right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano to the Angels for right-handed pitching prospect Michael Clevinger. The IBI's Jeff Ellis provides his thoughts on the deal and provides some info on the new pickup for the Indians...
August 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Diamonds in the Rough '14: Louis Head
This is a new feature piece here at the IBI that 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 focus in on an upper level pitcher who has really come on strong the last two seasons and established himself as one of the Indians better bullpen prospects. That person is Louis Head. Tony provides the details on his stuff, how good he is, what he is working on, his future and much more...
August 7, 2014   (1 comments)
Captains Notebook: Brown, Frank lead the pitching staff
The Lake County Captains' offense appeared to go missing last week. Luckily, the team received a few solid pitching performances, particularly from Mitch Brown - though the team posted a 3-4 record for the week. The final full month of the season has arrived, but the Captains are slipping from contention for a second-half playoff spot. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger provides the week in review for the Captains....
August 7, 2014   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #114: Indians 3, Reds 8
The Indians fell to the Reds 8-3 on Wednesday night. Danny Salazar struggled with the home run ball and was promptly optioned out to Columbus after the game. Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes had good games, but nothing else really went right for the Indians. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on Salazar's outing, the possibility of Carlos Carrasco moving into the rotation and more...
August 7, 2014   (13 comments)
Around the Farm: August 6, 2014
No matter how many times it is said, patience is really the name of the game when it comes to prospects. Even when it comes to a second round pick like Mitch Brown, jumping ship after fewer than two full professional seasons makes no sense. Brown may not be a finished product, but most prospects are not; otherwise they would be in the major leagues. Prospects in Brown's position are looking for growth and he has definitely shown that this year. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps Brown's dominant outing, LeVon Washington's offensive outburst, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 7, 2014   (4 comments)
Storylines: Indians option struggling Salazar back to Columbus
Lots of players are going on waivers and many are being snatched up either to block a player from slipping through or a team legitimately trying to add them to the roster. In today's Storylines, the IBI's Jay Frierson provides the details on some players on waivers, some Tribe news with Danny Salazar being optioned to Columbus, and much more.
August 6, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers top Brooklyn Cyclones in 12 innings
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers were forced to extra innings after the Brooklyn Cyclones even the game at one in the eighth inning, but ended up winning with a run in the bottom of the 12th inning. Mahoning Valley didn't have a single pitcher toss more than four innings, while just one of five pitchers tossed less than two. Greg Allen led the team with three hits.
August 6, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats demolish Frederick Keys, 11-3, behind 14 hits
The Carolina Mudcats piled on 11 runs in a eight-run route of the Frederick Keys. Carolina Starter Ryan Merritt tossed six innings of two-run ball to earn his 11th win of the year. Merritt has recorded a 2.61 ERA so far this season. Eight of nine Mudcats hitters tallied at least one hit in the game, while five different Carolina players had multi-hit outings.
August 6, 2014   (0 comments)
2-run 9th gives Akron RubberDucks walk off win against New Britain
The Akron RubberDucks scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth, including a Jake Lowery solo home run, in order to beat the New Britain Rock Cats, 6-5, in walk off fashion. The RubberDucks totaled 12 hits as every starter tallied at least one hit in the game. After Joseph Colon tossed five solid innings, Enosil Tejada benefited from the late rally to pick up the win.
August 6, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains blank West Michigan Whitecaps, 5-0
The Lake County Captains scattered three runs across the first seven innings as they beat the West Michigan Whitecaps, 3-0. Both teams totaled seven hits, but Lake County made them count, led by Ivan Castillo who totaled three hits, including one double, and two runs scored. Mitch Brown got the win while Robbie Aviles recorded a hold and Trevor Frank tallied his 11th save.
August 6, 2014   (3 comments)
Scouting the Indians 2014 Draft: Part 2
Over the course of the next few weeks the IBI's Tony Lastoria will continue to post pieces on all of the players that the Indians drafted and signed from the 2014 Draft. The Indians signed 30 players in total and he will have a tons of comments on each and every player from Indians Amateur Scouting Director Brad Grant as well as other insights as well. In today's second edition he looks at Justus Sheffield, Steven Patterson, Jordan Dunatov, Jordan Carter and David Speer.
August 6, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: Lee handling transition to bullpen well
It was a difficult week for the Carolina Mudcats, as the team went just 1-5, closing the week on a five-game skid. With the difficult week, the team fell to 21-23 in the second half and 2.5 games behind Winston Salem in the Carolina League’s Southern Division. The IBI's Zachary Francis recaps the week that was for the Mudcats and also sat down with reliever Jacob Lee to talk about his role change...
August 6, 2014   (8 comments)
Around the Farm: August 5, 2014
Zach McAllister shined once again for Columbus on Tuesday night, while Josh Tomlin struggled in Cleveland. McAllister's strange season continues as he has no problem dominating a Triple-A lineup but has had his problems getting big league hitters out. The IBI's Arthur Kinney takes us around the farm and notes McAllister's good outing, Michael Bourn's rehab appearance and much more...
August 6, 2014   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #113: Reds 9, Indians 2
The Cleveland Indians lost to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night by a score of 9-2. Much like the Indians enjoyed the previous game, the Reds had their ace, Johnny Cueto, on the hill. Cueto did not disappoint as he threw a complete game while only yielding two runs, but the game may have been much different if not for a crazy play in the seventh inning. The IBI's Charlie Adams provides his second thoughts...
August 6, 2014   (0 comments)
Michael Bourn on rehab assignment: "I want to be healthy"
Michael Bourn's rehab assignment began on Tuesday with the Akron RubberDucks and is scheduled to through next Tuesday. assignment. The IBI's Spencer Davies briefly spoke with Bourn about the team and his health ad provides the details after the jump...
August 6, 2014   (8 comments)
Cueto, Reds shutdown Tribe for 9-2 win
It was a tale of the good, the bad and the ugly Tuesday at Progressive Field. Well, mostly the bad and the ugly. Outscored 8-1 over the final eight innings, the Indians snapped their four-game win streak, falling to the Reds, 9-2. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a bizarre game from the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.
August 6, 2014   (1 comments)
Storylines: Biogenesis findings could lead to more suspensions
During a baseball season, on any given night, you could see something you've never seen before. Tuesday's odd game was proof of that. 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 possibility of more Biogenesis-related suspensions, the Padres select their new GM, and more,
August 5, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudats fall to Frederick Keys after rain delay, 7-3
The Carolina Mudcats fell to the Frederick Keys by a score of 7-3 on rainy Tuesday night at Harry Grove Stadium. An unrelenting stream of hits from the Keys’ hitters paved the way for a quality home win for the team at the bottom of the Northern Division. Frederick totaled sixteen hits off of five Carolina pitchers in just eight innings. Meanwhile, the Keys pitchers held the Mudcats to just three runs off of eight hits.
August 5, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks rally to beat New Britain Cats, 3-2
A two-RBI double by Jordan Smith paired with a seven-inning outing by Duke von Schamann gave the Akron RubberDucks the momentum for a comeback 3-2 victory over the New Britain Rock Cats on Tuesday evening at Canal Park. A homer parked by Reynaldo Rodriguez gave the Rock Cats (55-59) an early 2-0 lead in the first. The pair of runs would be New Britain’s only in the evening.
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.

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