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June 21, 2014   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #74: Tigers 6, Indians 4
What can you say? Don’t pitch to guys named Martinez. Former Indian Victor Martinez continued to torture his former team, hitting a first pitch two-run shot to right in the fourth inning of Friday night’s 6-4 loss to the Tigers. As bad as it was to give up that homer, the three-run home run that John Axford gave up to J.D. Martinez in the eighth was the big one. The IBI's Michael Rich provides his second thoughts on the game...
June 21, 2014   (2 comments)
Around the Farm: June 20, 2014
The rookie level Arizona League team for the Indians kicked off their season on Friday night, so now there are six stateside affiliates in action for the Indians. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps their opening night as well as the night for the other five affiliates and especially notes the struggles that Danny Salazar continues to have, Alex Lavisky's nice season, and more.
June 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Smith drives in GW in 9th, extending Ducks streak to 4
Akron RubberDucks right fielder Jordan Smith blasted a one-out, RBI triple to center field in the top of the ninth inning Friday night, setting the stage for a 2-1 victory over the Harrisburg Senators in the opener of a three-game series at Metro Bank Park.
June 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Scrappers strand 15 runners on base in loss to Batavia
Friday night’s game in Batavia, NY started out looking like it would be an easy walk in the park for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers as they loaded the bases and grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning. From there, the bats went quite with runners in scoring position as the Scrappers left 15 runners on base in a 7-4 loss to the Batavia Muckdogs.
June 21, 2014   (6 comments)
Martinez combo powers Tigers over Indians, 6-4
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Victor Martinez was once a friend of the Tribe, now he's their most feared enemy. Having played with the Indians for more that eight seasons from 2002-2009, Martinez led the offensive charge for the Tigers Friday night, as Detroit hung onto defeat Cleveland, 6-4. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a tough loss from the ballpark.
June 21, 2014   (1 comments)
Storylines: Rodriguez settles legal matters
Omar Vizquel officially joins the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame today! 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 Alex Rodriguez settling all of his legal matters, a top Cuban prospect defects from Cuba, the possibility of David Price being dealt, and more.
June 20, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats bullpen collapses, Keys win in extras, 8-6
The Carolina Mudcats blew a pair of late-inning leads Friday as they fell to the Frederick Keys 8-6 in ten innings. The Mudcats held a three-run lead going into the eighth and a two-run advantage to begin the ninth, but Carolina’s bullpen just could not close the door blowing two separate save opportunities.
June 20, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains struggle against Silver Hawks, lose 8-1
The Lake County Captains (28-44) were defeated by the South Bend Silver Hawks (41-30) Friday evening by the score of 8-1. The Captains were unable to muster any offense against Silver Hawk starter John Omahen (2-2, 4.30) throughout the night.
June 20, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers fall to IronPigs on the road, 4-3
A two-out rally in the fifth inning was all the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (38-37) needed to hand the visiting Columbus Clippers (38-36) their third consecutive loss, 4-3, in front of 10,100 fans at Coca-Cola Park.
June 20, 2014   (6 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano from Triple-A Columbus and have optioned right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister to Columbus.
June 20, 2014   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: Naquin, Lugo continue to shine
After a two week hiatus because of the insane amount of time spent on the draft there past two weeks here at the IBI, the Happenings are back! In today’s report, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the season that outfielder Tyler Naquin has had and the significant adjustment he has made which has led to a major improvement in an area of greatest weakness. He also looks at the sensational season that lefty Luis Lugo is having, provides tons of comments from Ross Atkins and Ted Kubiak on several players and roster issues - including some absolutely glowing comments on catcher Francisco Mejia - and provides an update on Jose Ramirez, Bryson Myles, Adam Miller, Giovanny Urshela and much more.
June 20, 2014   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #73: Angels 3, Indians 5
It's precisely games like this that make baseball the greatest sport of all time. Nick Swisher had about as bad a game as a hitter could have, let alone one being paid $15 million a year. In his four at-bats during regulation play, the Tribe first baseman struck out three times and incurred the wrath of many fans. A long drive to right field made everyone forget about those first four at-bats. The IBI's Jake Dungan recaps another dramatic Tribe victory.
June 20, 2014   (12 comments)
Around the Farm: June 19, 2014
The night after only the Akron RubberDucks were in action, the Cleveland system had seven games going on thanks to the combination of two doubleheaders and the end of the All-Star break for Carolina and Lake County. Two RubberDucks still headlined the night, however, with Will Roberts putting together his best start of the season and Francisco Lindor showing off some power. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down the busy night in the system and takes you Around the Farm.
June 20, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Floyd suffers broken elbow
The weekend is nearly upon us! 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 Gavin Floyd's broken elbow, the latest trade rumors involving the Rays, Rangers, and Padres, while also updating the latest draft picks to ink contracts.
June 19, 2014   (5 comments)
Swisher walk-off slam sends Tribe over Halos, 5-3
All it takes is one hit. Trailing the Angels 3-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning, Nick Swisher got some sweet redemption. Hitless in the ballgame with three strikeouts, the switch-hitter came up big when it mattered most, connecting on a game winning walk-off grand slam to send the Tribe to a 5-3 victory. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps Cleveland's biggest win of the season.
June 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Coach's Corner '14: Lake County hitting coach Shaun Larkin
With the Single-A second half set to kickoff tonight, I figured it was a good time to unveil another Coach’s Corner piece, so today we have a Q&A with Low-A Lake County hitting coach Shaun Larkin. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recently sat down with Larkin and talked about several players in the Lake County lineup. They discussed players such as Paul Hendrix, Nellie Rodriguez, Eric Haase, Anthony Santander, Clint Frazier, Josh McAdams, Grant Fink and more.
June 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E19: First half minor league review
Our new bi-weekly format of Smoke Signals continues tonight at 11:00pm ET. In tonight's show IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis joins Smoke Signals regular Tony Lastoria to discuss the first half of the minor league season. With Single-A finishing off their All Star break and kicking off second half play on Thursday along with Triple-A and Double-A in the middle of their season, now is a good time to review how the season is going for several Indians players at the unofficial halfway point.
June 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Kime, Heller help Lake County Captains to 5-3 win against South Bend
The Lake County Captains got to hit the showers after the top of the ninth inning as they beat the South Bend Silver Hawks, 5-3. Lake County had three errors in the game, but used a home run from Dorssys Paulino and two RBIs from Grant Fink to take the victory. Dace Kime picked up the W with eight strikeouts in five innings while Ben Heller got the save after fanning all three batters he faced.
June 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Lindor, LaHair lead Akron RubberDucks to 3-2 win against Reading
After finding themselves in an early 2-0 hole, the Akron RubberDucks rebounded with three runs in two innings to take a 3-2 victory against the Reading Fihgtin Phils. The RubberDucks were led by multi-hit games from three players, including five total bases from star short stop Francisco Lindor. Will Roberts picked up the win for Akron and Shawn Armstrong tallied his 10th save of the year.
June 19, 2014   (0 comments)
17-hit night powers Carolina Mudcats to 11-10 victory against Keys
Most nights when a team gives up 11 hits and 10 runs, it doesn't come out with the win. That wasn't the case Thursday as the Carolina Mudcats responded to early offense from the Frederick Keys to pile on 17 hits and 11 runs in the win. Joe Sever tallied four base knocks and Yandy Diaz and Todd Hankins added three each to pace the offense.

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