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IBI Scoreboard for July 24, 2014
Triple-A
COL 8
LOU 1
Double-A
AKR 1
REA 6
High-A
WIL 0
CAR 0
Low-A
WIS 7
LC 4
Short-A
MV 1
WIL 5
DSL
IND 7
ROY 8

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July 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Rays may be rethinking trade options
It may be time to let Masterson rest his ailing knee with a DL stint. 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 Tampa Bay's thinking after a recent hot streak, Mickey Callaway speaking about Danny Salazar, and more.
July 1, 2014   (1 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E21: Indians first half review
In tonight's show IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis joins Smoke Signals regular Tony Lastoria to discuss all things pertaining to the Cleveland Indians. The Indians reached the halfway mark in their season on Sunday with their 81st game, so now is a good time to sit back and review the first half of the season, talk about what went right, what went wrong, and what the Indians need to do to make another second half run at the playoffs this season.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers lack scoring touch in loss to Auburn
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers totaled 10 hits, but gave up that same number of base knocks as they lost to the Auburn Doubledays, 5-2. The Scrappers were led on offense by Bradley Zimmer, who finished 3 for 4 with one double and one run scored. Starting pitcher Sean Brady tossed five innings and gave up two runs while Jose Zapata took the loss in relief.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains give up 15 hits, lose to Bowling Green, 10-2
The Bowling Green Hot Rods kept on adding to their lead as they topped the Lake County Captains, 10-2. The Captains gave up 15 total hits in the game, including 12 off of starter Luis Lugo, who took the loss. James Stokes and Ben Heller pitched a scoreless inning each to end the game on a high note for Lake County.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks jump out to beat Erie SeaWolves by seven
The Akron RubberDucks took a 10-0 lead before winning by seven runs against the Erie SeaWolves Tuesday. Akron totaled 16 hits, against 12 from Erie, led by four hits from Anthony Gallas – two of which were a home run and a triple. Starter Gabriel Arias got the win after 6.2 innings of one-run baseball.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Shawn Morimando leads Mudcats to win against Lynchburg, 8-3
The Carolina Mudcats tallied 10 hits and eight runs on their way to beating the Lynchburg Hillcats Tuesday. Logan Vick scored three runs while Alex Monsalve had four RBIs to pace the offense. Shawn Morimando picked up the win – his eighth of the season – while Clayton Cook tossed three scoreless innings in relief.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Rain-shortened game ends with 6-3 Columbus Clippers victory
The Columbus Clippers took a 6-3 after a seven-inning, rain-shortened matchup with the Louisville Bats Tuesday. Each team totaled eight hits, but the Clippers used a five-run third inning to tie up the win. Zach McAllister improved to 4-0 on the season while Mark Lowe picked up his 10th save of 2014.
July 1, 2014   (13 comments)
Indians and Mets might make good trade partners
Now that it is July, the trade rumor mill is heating up. There are a lot of names on the block and the Indians in spite of being a sub .500 team appear to be buyers and not sellers. They are scouting pitching and there have been many reports of scouts at the Indians minor league games scouting players. This of course has led to all kinds of speculation who the Indians might target and who is the best fit. The IBI's Jeff Ellis takes a look at two players that fit the Indians needs and would be realistic trade possibilities.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks Notebook: Smith's confidence is showing
The RubberDucks (48-35) split two series this past week with both the Erie SeaWolves and the Harrisburg Senators. Akron sits a half-game back from the Richmond Flying Squirrels (48-34) for first place in the EL Western. The IBI's Spencer Davies recaps the week that was for Akron in his latest notebook....
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.10
Here is episode number ten this season of "IBI on Site", a new exciting project here at the IBI. In this week's show we go back to short season Single-A Mahoning Valley where host Hayden Grove gets a chance to catch up with 2014 first round pick outfielder Bradley Zimmer. We also talk to lefty Sean Brady and media director and radio voice of the Scrappers Tim Pozsgai about the team.
July 1, 2014   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #82: Indians 0, Dodgers 1
The past three games the Indians have played, three one-hit games have occurred. Josh Tomlin's dominating performance was followed by the Cleveland offense subdued by Felix Hernandez on Sunday in Seattle and, on Monday, by Dan Haren and the Dodgers. The IBI's John Grimm notes that Corey Kluber's excellent performance was, in this sense, a tough loss that nevertheless narrowed Kluber's ERA-FIP gap and made brief note of the unusual strike zone of Angel Hernandez.
July 1, 2014   (20 comments)
Around the Farm: June 30, 2014
It was a night of offense up and down the Indians system as Columbus scored 10 runs on 18 hits, Akron scored 9 runs on 13 hits and Lake County scored 13 runs on 13 hits. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps all of the big performances, the best of which came from Roberto Perez at the plate and also Danny Salazar on the mound.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Astros experience massive information breach
Happy first of July! 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 massive information breach the Astros experienced, the Cardinals in search for a second or third baseman, another All-Star balloting update, and more.
June 30, 2014   (1 comments)
Brantley is carrying on the family legacy on the mound
Baseball bloodlines have become an integral part of the game. The Alomars, the Ripkens, the Molinas. The Niekro knuckleball danced its way through generations. Ken Griffey Jr. once played alongside his father, solidifying one of baseball’s greatest father-son moments. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger talks about Michael Brantley's cousin Justin who is making his way through the Indians minor league system as a pitcher.
Baseball seems to be a genetic trait, and the Brantley family is no different.
June 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Ciriaco and starting pitching guides Clippers
The Columbus Clippers spent last week in the midst of a 10-game road trip through Lehigh Valley, Buffalo, and Toledo. They had a few hot performances with the bat, notably from Audy Ciriaco, and some quality starts on the mound. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was for the Clippers...
June 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains demolish Dayton Dragons, 13-2
Nellie Rodriguez blasted a three-run homerun in the top of the sixth inning, to cap a six run outburst as the Captains went on to beat the Dragons 13-2 on Monday. Rodriguez now has 10 homeruns on the season and 35 RBI. The Captains have won four straight series.
June 30, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks win 9-1 behind home runs from Smith, Gonzalez
It may have taken 73 games to get it, but Akron’s Jordan Smith made his first Double-A homer a big one. Smith belted a two-out, three run homer to right field in the bottom of the first inning Monday night, helping the RubberDucks build a commanding early lead in a 9-1 victory over the Erie SeaWolves in the opener of a four-game series at Jerry Uht Park.
June 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats blanked by Winston-Salem Dash, 3-0
Offense eluded the Carolina Mudcats Monday as they were blanked by the Winston-Salem Dash by a 3-0 score. The Mudcats were held to just four hits in the defeat due largely to a phenomenal start from Winston-Salem’s Terance Marin (2-0, 2.37). Marin allowed just two hits and one walk in 8.0 shutout innings while striking out four.
June 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers pounce on Louisville for 10-1 win
For the first time since returning to AAA May 16, Danny Salazar looked better than new. Salazar went seven innings, giving up one run on five hits and fanning nine. Columbus has won three in a row now after its 10-1 dominating victory against the Louisville Bats Monday night.
June 30, 2014   (11 comments)
2014 MLB Draft: Papi set to come to Cleveland on Tuesday
First round pick Mike Papi's college season ended last week and his pro career is set to kick off later this week. He is set to come to Cleveland on Tuesday, sign his contract and then report to Mahoning Valley sometime over the weekend. The IBI's Tony Lastoria provides a quick update on the last unsigned top 25 pick of note.

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