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August 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Davies feels he is over the injury hump
With the Clippers season set to wrap up a week from today, they are ever-so-close to clinching the division and a berth in the International League playoffs. The IBI's Michael Rich talks about that and more in his weekly Clippers notebook and also had a chance to sit down with Kyle Davies and Luke Carlin to talk about their late season success...
August 25, 2014   (12 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #129: Astros 1, Indians 3
It was a beautiful day at Progressive Field as the Columbus Clippers....I mean the Cleveland Indians....defeated the Astros 3-1. The kids made their presence known once again as Bauer tossed a shutout over six innings while Jose Ramirez notched three hits and an RBI and Roberto Perez and Tyler Holt made key plays on defense. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the win.
August 25, 2014   (9 comments)
Around the Farm: August 24, 2014
One week remains in the minor league regular season. Some players are playing out the string as their teams have little chance to make the playoffs, but a lot of players are right in the thick of a playoff race and coming up clutch. One such player is Torsten Boss who may have had the hit of the season for the Mudcats on Sunday. The IBI's Tony Lastoria shares the details and more in Around the Farm...
August 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: A's hoping to acquire Escobar from Rays
A series win in Chicago would set the Indians up for another intriguing September. 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 the recover of Yan Gomes from his concussion, Oakland placing a waiver claim on Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar, and more.
August 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Aguilar, Clippers hold off Indians, 4-3
James Ramsey hit a go-head double in the fifth and the Columbus Clippers (74-62) held on for a 4-3 victory over the Indianapolis Indians (68-68) in front of 9,879 at Huntington Park on Sunday night. With the game tied at one to start the Clippers fifth, Luke Carlin led off with a double off the wall in right. The next batter, Ramsey laced a double to left to put the Clippers in front.
August 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Lugnuts hold off Lake County on Sunday
Lansing scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to re-take the lead and went on to win the ballgame by 5-4 over the Captains on Sunday. In the inning, Lansing used three hits, a Captains error and a sacrifice fly to take the lead, and halted the Captains momentum. The loss snapped a five game Captains winning streak.
August 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Boss’ big blow staggers Dash in series win
A ninth-inning rally propelled the Carolina Mudcats to a 7-5 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash Sunday. Torsten Boss erased a one-run deficit with a three-run homer to right as the Mudcats downed the Dash for the third consecutive day.
August 24, 2014   (0 comments)
B-Mets complete sweep, down RubberDucks 5-2
The Binghamton Mets were looking for a three-game sweep of the AkronRubberDucks entering Sunday’s series finale at NYSEG Stadium. Lefty Steven Matz made sure they got it.
August 24, 2014   (3 comments)
Bauer, Indians edge Houston, 3-1 to win three-game series
If the Indians want to play in October again, the road to another potential playoff spot begins and ends with only one thing: Pitching. Starting pitching was the name of the game for the second day in a row Sunday, as the Tribe edged Houston, 3-1 to win the three-game series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps another series win from the ballpark.
August 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Scrappers sweep Muckdogs with 7-6 win
After back to back pitcher’s duels to open the three game series between the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and Batavia Muckdogs, both teams would combine for twenty-two hits and thirteen runs on Sunday. The Scrappers bounced back from an early 3-1 deficit to earn the three game sweep with a 7-6 win.
August 24, 2014   (1 comments)
The WAR Room: Analyzing Marcum on the comeback trail
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers, including right-hander Shaun Marcum. Join Jim Piascik as he analyzes what Marcum's performance in Columbus tells us about his progress in Columbus and so much more as he takes you into The WAR Room.
August 24, 2014   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #128: Astros 2, Indians 3
It was a walk-off in Cleveland as Jose Ramirez drove home Tyler Holt to seal a 3-2 victory. In a series that has been defined by a lack of defense on both sides, Danny Salazar may have been the biggest perpetrator of poor defense on the Indians' side on Saturday, as his failure to back up a play in the 3rd allowed a second run to score. Nevertheless, the IBI's John Grimm suggests that from a purely pitching perspective, Danny Salazar is becoming the non-traditional contact manager that Cleveland had hoped.
August 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains extend streak to five with sweep of TinCaps
Dorssys Paulino singled home Clint Frazier to cap a four run bottom of the fifth inning and the Captains went on to beat Fort Wayne 6-5. The Captains won on a walk-off error. Lake County batted around in the bottom of the fifth inning, and used four hits, a hit batter and an error to plate the four runs. The Paulino single gave the Captains lead.
August 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Brown leads Mudcats past Dash, 7-4
A late rally from the home team was not enough as the Carolina Mudcats rode an early lead to a 7-4 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash on Saturday night. Carolina starter D.J. Brown (3-7, 4.36) produced a strong outing in which he allowed just two earned runs off of seven hits over 5.1 innings. The right-hander walked one and fanned three Dash batters on his way to the win.
August 24, 2014   (12 comments)
Around the Farm: August 23, 2014
With one week to go before the Indians of the regular season, not only are several Indians affiliates pushing for a strong finish to make the playoffs, but several players are looking to finish strong as a springboard into 2015. The IBI's Arthur Kinney takes us Around the Farm and talks about Bradley Zimmer's impressive night and much more...
August 23, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks held to teo-hits in loss to Mets, 5-1
The Akron RubberDucks turned a stunning triple play in Saturday night’s game against the Binghamton Mets. Unfortunately, that was the only highlight of the night during a forgettable, 5-1 loss to the Mets at NYSEG Stadium.
August 23, 2014   (1 comments)
Lindor perfect from plate in Clippers 9-2 loss to Indians
The first place Columbus Clippers took a beating from Indianapolis Saturday night. The second place Indian's offense was on fire leading them to a 9-2 win. After a two run homer in the first off of starting pitcher Gabriel Arias the Indians were off to a quick 2-0 lead. Francisco Lindor came through in the bottom of the first to cut Indianapolis' lead in half with a single homer deep to centerfield. Lindor has racked up four homers in his 29 games in triple-a so far.
August 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Zimmer and Shane lead Scrappers to 5-1 win in Batavia
Casey Shane, just promoted to Mahoning Valley on Friday, spent his 19th birthday making his first start for the Scrappers. Shane scattered five hits, allowing just one unearned run, while earning the win. Bradley Zimmer homered and drove in three runs as the Scrappers beat the Batavia Muckdogs 5-1.
August 23, 2014   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have acquired catcher Chris Gimenez from the Texas Rangers for future considerations. They also placed catcher Yan Gomes on the 7-day Disabled List with concussion symptoms, retroactive to August 22.
August 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Consistency is the name of Merritt's game
After going 6-9 in Lake County during 2013, few people, if any, saw a potential ace in Carolina Mudcats left-hander Ryan Merritt before the season began. That perception has certainly changed now. A 16th round draft pick in 2011, Merritt is having one of the best seasons in Mudcats franchise history, including before they were affiliated with the Indians. The IBI's Zachary Francis recently sat down and spoke with the talented lefty about his season...

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