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September 5, 2014   (13 comments)
Detroit erupts for seven runs in extras, sending Tribe to 11-4 defeat
For the second straight night, the Indians blanked Detroit through nine innings of play Thursday. There's just one problem. The game went 11 innings, and two of the innings combined to result in 11 runs for the surging Tigers. Deadlocked in a 4-4 tie in extras, Motown scored seven runs on five hits in the 11th, rallying them to an easy 11-4 victory in the series finale.
September 5, 2014   (6 comments)
Storylines: Tanaka to throw bullpen session on Saturday
Yankees star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka's season may not be done just yet. He is expected to throw a bullpen session this weekend and manager Joe Girardi maintains that he will pitch again this season. The IBI's Jay Frierson provides the update on Tanaka, surgery on the horizon for Homer Bailey, and more...
September 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers blow late lead, lose 4-3 in extras to even series
The Columbus Clippers were two outs away from heading to Durham with a 2-0 series lead, but the Durham Bulls rallied in the ninth inning to tie it and then won it in the tenth, 4-3 to tie the series at one in front of 5,158 at Huntington Park on Thursday night.
September 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Roberts guides RubberDucks back to even in series
Right-hander Will Roberts set a new career-high with 11 strikeouts, and led theAkron RubberDucks to a 5-1 victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels in game two of the Eastern League Western Division Series Thursday night at Canal Park.
September 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains pound South Bend 7-2 to move on in playoffs
The Lake County Captains (2-0) scored seven runs to take the lead and they made it stick as they took game 2 on Thursday night 7-2. The Captains swept the South Bend Silver Hawks in two games to punch their ticket to the Eastern Division Finals.
September 4, 2014   (2 comments)
Diamonds in the Rough '14: Trevor Frank
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 takes a look at right-handed reliever Trevor Frank, a backend arm who has had a lot of success early in his pro career and a key member of the Low-A Lake County pitching staff this season. What kind of prospect is he? What does he throw? What kind of future does he have? Tony provides all the details...
September 4, 2014   (2 comments)
Captains Notebook: Captains get crucial Game 1 victory
Only one game truly mattered this past week and the Lake County Captains made it count. On Wednesday, the team sealed the first of a three-game series against the South Bend Silver Hawks to gain an edge in the first round of the Midwest League playoffs. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps what happened over the final week of the Captains’ regular season and the first game of the playoffs.
September 4, 2014   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #137: Tigers 0, Indians 7
It would have been a disaster if the Indians were swept in this series. They would have been behind as much as seven games in the Wild Card race, which would have put the playoffs almost entirely out of reach. Winning at least one game was an absolute necessity, and now the Indians have done just that thanks to the arm of Danny Salazar and a surge offensively. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on the big win for the Indians...
September 4, 2014   (20 comments)
Around the Farm: September 3, 2014
The playoffs started Wednesday night for the Columbus Clippers, Akron RubberDucks, and Lake County Captains, with two of the three teams ending the night with a win. Though it was obviously more than a one-person effort, the Clippers and Captains used big nights from an outfielder to find victory (James Ramsey and Clint Frazier, respectively), while Duke von Schamann did his best for the RubberDucks in a loss. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps all of the playoff action and takes you Around the Farm.
September 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Rockies ink De La Rosa to an extension
Danny Salazar was the headliner of the night with his dominant performance against the Tigers on Wednesday at Progressive Field. The IBI's Jay Frierson recaps the news and notes from Wednesday and notes a new contract for Rockies lefty Jorge De La Rosa, some injury notes around the league and more.
September 3, 2014   (9 comments)
Salazar tosses complete game shutout; Tribe blanks Detroit, 7-0
Six weeks ago Danny Salazar was wearing a Columbus Clippers uniform, pitching in Triple-A after a disappointing first two months of the season in the big leagues. He's since returned to the majors and hasn't missed a beat. Wednesday night against Detroit proved to be the right-hander's best start yet, hurling his first complete game shutout to help the Indians blank their division rivals, 7-0. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
September 3, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks show late fight, but fall in extras 3-2
An 11th inning RBI double by Richmond’s Angel Villalona proved to be the difference-maker in Akron’s playoff opener at Canal Park Wednesday night as the Flying Squirrels captured a 3-2 win over the RubberDucks.
September 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains come out strong with series opening win, 6-2
The Lake County Captains (1-0) pounded out 14 hits in the series opener and got a stellar start from Mitch Brown to take a 1-0 lead in the Midwest League Eastern Division Semifinals over the South Bend Silver Hawks (0-1), 6-2.
September 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers bomb Durham in series opener, 9-4
The Clippers kicked off the playoffs with a dominating win Wednesday night, overcoming the Durham Bulls 9-4.
September 3, 2014   (1 comments)
Scouting the Indians 2014 Draft: Part 6
Over the course of the past few weeks the IBI's Tony Lastoria has been posting draft pieces like this on all of the players that the Indians drafted and signed from the 2014 Draft. The Indians signed 30 players in total and I have comments and details on each and every player from Indians Amateur Scouting Director Brad Grant. In today's final piece Tony provides insight, details and comments from Grant on Sam Hentges, Greg Allen, Cameron Hill, Taylor Murphy and Juan Gomes.
September 3, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks Playoff Preview: Game 1
Wednesday night, the Akron RubberDucks will welcome in the Richmond Flying Squirrels to Canal Park to open up a best of five playoff series that will determine who will be crowned the EL Western division champions and who will advance to the Eastern League Championship series. The IBI's Spencer Davies discusses the Game 1 EL Western Division matchup between the Akron RubberDucks and the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
September 3, 2014   (4 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: 2014 season in review
The Carolina Mudcats third season as the Advanced-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians came to an end on Monday. Finishing at 33-36 in the second half and 62-74 overall, the Mudcats failed to make the playoffs in the Carolina League. There were several surprises throughout the season on the field. Some players were better than expected, some were not as good as expected, and others put on performances words almost cannot describe. Here is the IBI's Zachary Francis' take on the stars of the year...
September 3, 2014   (58 comments)
Is it time to trade Lonnie Chisenhall?
A few months back the IBI's Jeff Ellis brought up what was then a more controversial view that the Indians should strongly look to trade Lonnie Chisenhall. At the time Chisenhall still looked like a breakout candidate and was not that far removed from being a potential all-star, but he held by the numbers which showed he was in for a massive regression, which we are seeing now. He looks into why the Indians should consider trading him and what they do with his spot in the lineup.
September 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Murphy nears return to Indians lineup
Outfielder David Murphy appears to be close to returning to action with the Indians in Cleveland but first will be tested in a minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus. The IBI's Tony Lastoria notes his plan of attack on his rehab assignment and provides all the other news around the MLB on the day.
September 3, 2014   (8 comments)
Tigers comeback to stun Indians, 4-2 on Martinez's blast
Coming into 2014, J.D. Martinez hit a combined 18 home runs over the last two years with the Houston Astros. He's already slugged 19 this season now as a member of the Detroit Tigers. And his last homer Tuesday night was his biggest one yet. Trailing the Tribe by one in the ninth, the Tigers left fielder took closer Cody Allen deep for a three-run homer, helping Motown comeback to stun the Indians, 4-2.

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