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May 21, 2014   (8 comments)
Indians top Tigers on a balk-off, sweep three-game series
They never flinched. "I don't even know where to start with that game," Tribe outfielder David Murphy said. "I don't know if that was a baseball game or a marathon combined with a circus." Scoring 11 runs on 17 hits, the Indians edged Detroit, 11-10, winning with game a walk-off balk in the bottom of the 13th inning. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a wild win from the ballpark.
May 21, 2014   (1 comments)
Stokes hopeful improved fastball leads to opportunity
Since last season, Jimmy Stokes has picked up some velocity on his fastball. He also picked up a college diploma. The tall right-handed pitcher is currently in Arizona out in extended spring training and the IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently caught up with him to see how things are going and how his new throwing program is coming along.
May 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats lose both games of double header to Wilmington
The Carolina Mudcats lost both games of a double header against the Wilmington Blue Rocks Wednesday. The first game ended with a 9-4 Wilmington victory, while the Blue Rocks came from behind to win 3-2 in game two. Carolina found itself up 2-0 going into the sixth inning of a seven-inning game, but gave up three runs in the final two frames to take the loss.
May 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains pile it on in 10-3 win against Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne was sitting pretty just one run back heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, but the Lake County Captains busted the game open in their half with three runs. Lake County piled on five more runs between the seventh and eighth innings to win, 10-3, Wednesday. Claudio Bautista, Dorssys Paulino and Paul Hendrix each had three hits as Lake County totaled 15 hits as a team. Pitcher Robbie Aviles tossed seven innings of six-hit, three-run ball and struck our four without walking a TinCaps batter.
May 21, 2014   (1 comments)
Akron RubberDucks rally to beat Altoona Curve, 6-2, behind Naquin
The Akron RubberDucks found themselves down one after the fifth inning, but scored six runs in the final four frames to secure a 6-2 win agains the Altoona Curve, Wednesday. Tyler Naquin finished the day with four RBIs – including a three-run home run in the ninth inning to seal the victory. Starting pitcher Joseph Colon finished five innings with five hits and one run while striking out seven Altoona batters.
May 21, 2014   (12 comments)
Asdrubal Cabrera: Above-average players & contract extensions
There may be no player on the Cleveland Indians that draws the same sustained levels of disdain from the fanbase as Asdrubal Cabrera. In the big picture, however, the IBI's John Grimm asserts that Cabrera's diverse offensive portfolio and improved defense is a net positive for Cleveland, and he reflects on how Cabrera's widely-panned contract, counter-intuitively, demonstrates the effectiveness of contract extensions as a team-building strategy.
May 21, 2014   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #46: Tigers 2, Indians 6
The Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night by a score of 6-2. The Indians received most of their offense in a four-run second inning thanks to five consecutive batters getting a hit or walk with just one out. While the Indians offense pulled together a great inning to account for a decent night, Trevor Bauer’s most-recent call-up was the real story. The IBI's Charlie Adams provides his second thoughts on the big win for the Indians...
May 21, 2014   (2 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: Merritt is topping the league leaderboard
The normal comforts of home were not had by the Carolina Mudcats this past week as they struggled to just a 1-4 record before traveling to Wilmington for the start of a three game set and dropped the first game. The IBI's Zachary Francis recaps the week that was for the Carolina Mudcats, gets us caught up with Ryan Merritt's nice season to date, and highlights all of the important news and notes for the team.
May 21, 2014   (7 comments)
Around the Farm: May 20, 2014
The big performances were few and far in between in the Indians system on Tuesday night, but the IBI's Arthur Kinney is here to sort it all out and provide the details on who played well and who struggled. He takes us Around the Farm and looks at the big night from Claudio Bautista, the struggles from Danny Salazar and lots more.
May 21, 2014   (3 comments)
Bauer tosses a gem, leads Indians past Detroit, 6-2
The odds of winning the lottery? One in 175 million. The odds of the last place Indians beating Justin Verlander and his $180 million contract Tuesday night? Apparently not as high as many thought. Backed by a total team effort on both sides of the ball, the Tribe cashed in against Verlander and first place Detroit, winning 6-2 to take the first two games of the three-game series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
May 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Bautista's walk-off single gives Captains 7-6 win
For the second-straight game, the Lake County Captains (15-30) turned Classic Park into walk-off city as they won another game in their final at-bat. Lake County defeated the Fort Wayne Tincaps (17-27) 7-6 on Tuesday afternoon.
May 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Murata, Akron outlast Altoona 1-0 in pitcher's duel
Akron right fielder Jordan Smith had the RubberDucks only extra-base hit when he doubled in the top of the fifth inning. This would prove to be vital, as a Tyler Naquin RBI single followed one batter later, and was the difference in Akron’s 1-0 victory in Altoona. The win evened the series at a game apiece with two more left to be played.
May 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Brown, Mudcats rocked by Wilmington, 8-4
D.J. Brown and the Carolina Mudcats lost 8-4 to the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Tuesday night in the first game of a three-game road trip. The Mudcats simply couldn't keep up with the Blue Rocks offensively as they fell behind and never recovered.
May 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Salazar, Clippers fall to Chiefs, 5-3
The Columbus Clippers (22-22) hung in there, but ultimately fell in the final game of the road trip, losing to the Syracuse Chiefs (23-22) 5-3 at NBT Bank Stadium. The two teams split the four-game set, but the Clippers walk away having taken five of eight to win the season series.
May 21, 2014   (3 comments)
Storylines: After long wait, Drew heads back to Boston
Trevor Bauer and a great offensive approach helped the Tribe assure themselves a huge series win against Detroit. 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 Stephen Drew finally landing a contract, Matt Harvey continuing to expect to pitch this season, and more.
May 20, 2014   (0 comments)
Coach's Corner '14: Akron manager Dave Wallace
In today's Coach's Corner, Jim Piascik sat down with Double-A Akron manager Dave Wallace and talked about the RubberDucks' progress through roughly 40 games. They focused on the hitting side of the equation, talking about the continued improvement of Francisco Lindor and his readiness for the major leagues, what changes Giovanny Urshela made to key his hot start to the season, the development of Tyler Naquin, and much more.
May 20, 2014   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E12: Taming the Tigers edition
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 talk about several things regarding the Indians. They will talk about the current homestand with the disappointing sweep to the Athletics and the promising start of the series with the Tigers. Also, they will talk about the decision to add Jason Giambi to the roster and send down Jesus Aguilar, the importance of at least winning this Tigers series, the emergence of Corey Kluber as a legit front of the rotation pitcher and lots more!
May 20, 2014   (6 comments)
Indians add Bauer, Giambi, Sellers and send out three
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have activated designated hitter Jason Giambi from the 15-day Disabled List and recalled both right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer and infielder Justin Sellers from Triple-A Columbus.
May 20, 2014   (2 comments)
Bauer is ready to rock and roll in Cleveland's rotation
After a disappointing 2013 for Trevor Bauer, the righty labored through the offseason and after recording seven quality starts it is apparent his hard work has paid off. Bauer has been the essence of consistency this season at Triple-A Columbus and because of that he will make his second big league start of the season Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers. The IBI's Adrienne Robbins caught up with him before his departure from Columbus....
May 20, 2014   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #45: Tigers 4, Indians 5
After getting swept with absolute ease by perhaps the second best team in baseball, the Indians welcomed in the one team that is likely better. The Indians gave up leads of 1-0, 3-1, and 4-3 on the night before finally scoring once again when the Tigers had no shot to comeback....with a walkoff homer from Michael Brantley in the 10th inning. The IBI's Kevin Dean shares his second thoughts on the game...

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