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Indians Prospect Insider

August 26, 2014   (4 comments)
Scouting the Indians 2014 Draft: Part 5
Over the past few weeks and upcoming 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 fifth edition of this piece he looks at Bobby Bradley, Julian Merryweather, J.P. Feyereisen, Argenis Angulo and Dominic DeMasi.
August 26, 2014   (13 comments)
Second Thoughts: The time is now for Indians to make a push
Despite going 4-2 on the week, the Indians odds of making the playoffs actually decreased. That number now stands at 9%. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his thoughts as the Indians get set to play a big stretch of games that will ultimately determine their playoff fate, he ponders about next year's defensive lineup, and more.
August 26, 2014   (34 comments)
Around the Farm: August 25, 2014
It was a wild night Around the Farm as the Indians had three of their affiliates go into extra innings and win key games and improve their playoff chances. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps all of the performances and notes the exceptional night from Jesus Aguilar, Bradley Zimmer's great pro debut, the return from injury for Mason Radeke, and much more.
August 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Choo to undergo surgery, miss rest of season
It's hard to believe that September is almost upon us and the season will be winding down. 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 news of two more Rangers being lost for the remainder of the season, the Pirates demoting their top prospect, an update on the Yunel Escobar waiver claim, and more.
August 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers late homers propel them to 11-9 win over Indians
The Clippers and Indianapolis Indians needed extra innings to determine a winner on Monday night. They got several big late inning homers to pull out an big 11-9 win.
August 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains win wild game in extras 9-7, inch closer to playoffs
The Lake County Captains (34-28, 61-71) scored three times in the top of the tenth inning to take a 9-6 lead and then hung on for a 9-7 win over the Lansing Lugnuts (27-36, 58-73) on Monday night.
August 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats outast Dash in 12 innings, 6-5
The Carolina Mudcats completed the sweep in their final road series of the year, defeating the Winston-Salem Dash 6-5 in twelve innings.
August 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Scrappers rally falls short in 4-3 loss to Spikes
On Monday night the Mahoning Valley Scrappers fell victim early to shaky defense and were never able to recover, despite rallying in the 9th inning, as they fell 4-3 to the State College Spikes.
August 25, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks shut down by Thunder pitching, 9-2
Lefthander Daniel Camarena of the Trenton Thunder delivered a dominant performance at Canal Park Monday night, striking out a season-high 12 batters during a 9-2 victory over the Akron RubberDucks in the opener of a four-game series.
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.

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