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August 4, 2014   (14 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Indians are running out of time with McAllister
Time is running out for Zach McAllister and the Indians. Not only time on this season, but next season as well. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about how the Indians are in almost the same situation with McAllister now as they were this time last year with Carlos Carrasco. He also talks about the Cabrera and Masterson trades, takes a look at the 2015 Indians roster and their needs, ponders a potential DL assignment for Nick Swisher, and more.
August 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #111: Rangers 3, Indians 4
Is it because of the calming influence of Terry Francona and the other leaders in the clubhouse? Is it because the race for the final AL wild card spot is full of flawed teams? Or is it just a complete luck of the draw? Somehow, this ball club, with all its imperfections, now has only three games sitting between them and a playoff berth. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he discusses the highlights of Sunday's walk-off win.
August 4, 2014   (18 comments)
Around the Farm: August 3, 2014
Triple-A Columbus infielder Zach Walters continues to impress in the early going since the Indians acquired him last week from the Cardinals in exchange for Justin Masterson. The Indians really like Walters, and you can see why on days like Sunday when he mashes two homers. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps the impressive showing for Walters and much more as he takes us Around the Farm....
August 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Goldschmidt could be done for 2014
With Sunday's sweep, the Indians find themselves right back in the Wildcard race. In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the unfortunate news for Paul Goldschmidt, the Padres closing in on their new GM, and more.
August 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Nationals sweep doubleheader over Mudcats
The Potomac Nationals continued their dominance over the Carolina Mudcats winning both games of Sunday’s doubleheader to complete the franchise’s first series sweep at Five County Stadium.
August 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Scrappers drop back-to-back games in Vermont
One night after falling to the Vermont Lake Monsters on an unearned run, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers came out on Sunday afternoon and continued to kick the ball around. The Scrappers committed two more errors and dropped their second straight in Vermont and third-straight on the road trip by a 6-2 final.
August 3, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks outlast Senators, rain to claim 6-5 win
Erik Gonzalez stroked four hits on Sunday, including a two-run triple, as the Akron RubberDucks defeated the Harrisburg Senators, 6-5, in the finale of a four-game series at Metro Bank Park.
August 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Walters powers Clippers over Pawtucket, 9-4
A five-run seventh inning gave the Columbus Clippers (61-55) the breathing room they needed to hold off the Pawtucket Red Sox (63-553) to claim their first victory in four games.
August 3, 2014   (6 comments)
Brantley's walk-off homer sends Indians over Rangers, 4-3
It started rough, eased up late and ended so smooth. Operating in extra innings against the Rangers knotted in a 3-3 tie, Cleveland's favorite doctor came up and saved the life of the game. On a 3-2 pitch from Texas rookie Phil Klein in the bottom of the 12th, Michael Brantley lined a walk-off solo homer into the visitors bullpen to give the Indians a 4-3 victory Sunday. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the series sweep from the ballpark.
August 3, 2014   (0 comments)
The WAR Room: Lindor, Gonzalez adjusting well to new levels
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the pitchers last week, today we focus on the hitters. In particular, Jim Piascik focuses on the success Francisco Lindor and Erik Gonzalez have found since their respective promotions to Columbus and Akron. Join Jim as he goes in-depth on the advanced stats for Cleveland's minor leaguers and takes you into The WAR Room.
August 3, 2014   (4 comments)
Jim Thome officially retires as a Cleveland Indian
Not even Jim Thome envisioned a day like this. For him, being immortalized at the top of Indians record books and among some of the game's greats was an accomplishment already. Playing 22 years in the big leagues, 12 of them with the Tribe, he first became a household name in Cleveland during the mid-90s, and soon, an iconic baseball legend across the country. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a memorable day for Thome during his statue unveil ceremony.
August 3, 2014   (15 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #110: Texas 0, Cleveland 2
On a night where Jim Thome was immortalized in bronze, the Cleveland and Texas bats participated in an evening of silence, as the Cleveland Indians found their way back to .500, defeating the Rangers, 2-0. The performance of T.J. House - while brief, proved to be the defining performance of the night. The IBI's John Grimm breaks down T.J. House by presenting another lefty breakout pitcher as a perfect-world projection: the Houston Astros' Dallas Keuchel.
August 3, 2014   (5 comments)
Around The Farm: August 2, 2014
Not every night in the Cleveland organization can be filled with eye-catching performances, as sometimes each team has a collective down night. That was the case Saturday, but while any insane two-homer or nine-inning shutout outings were absent, there were still some interesting performances to behold. Join Arthur Kinney as he recaps those performances, including Zach Walters highlighting Around the Farm for the second straight night, and takes you Around the Farm.
August 3, 2014   (4 comments)
House leads Indians to shutout Rangers, 2-0
Two runs on five hits. Talk about a unique way for the current Indians team to honor Jim Thome's No. 25. Well, maybe not exactly, but that would be all the runs and hits the Tribe offense needed Saturday. A two run sixth inning was enough for Cleveland to shutout the Rangers, 2-0 to win their second straight against Texas. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
August 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers rally to take out Red Sox in extra inning thriller
Free baseball at McCoy Stadium where the Columbus Clippers took on the Pawtucket Red Sox. Clippers wrapped up the win 2-1, furthering their lead in the International League West Standings. Columbus holds on to their number one spot, above the Indianapolis Indians.
August 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Errors-plague Scrappers in loss to Lake Monsters
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers felt the effects of three long close games in Tri-City on Saturday night. The Scrappers came out flat and allowed 3 runs, only 2 earned in the 2nd inning on their way to a 3-2 loss.
August 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Espino carves up former mates in Senators win
Harrisburg right-hander Paolo Espino had plenty of dominant pitching performances during his years with the Cleveland Indians organization, including a franchise-record 24 wins for Akron. After watching him twirl eight masterful innings for the Senators on Saturday night in a 3-2 win over the RubberDucks, one thing became clear: It was more fun when he was on our side.
August 2, 2014   (1 comments)
Cycle just the latest triumph for Jordan Smith in second half
After struggling at the outset of the 2014 campaign, Akron RubberDucks outfielder Jordan Smith has really turned things around in the second half, which included hitting for the cycle last weekend against Reading. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he talks in-depth with Smith as well as manager Dave Wallace about the outfielder's recent success and what he needs to do to maintain it.
August 2, 2014   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #109: Texas 2, Cleveland 12
Following up on a surprising two-year trend of beating the Texas Rangers, the Cleveland Indians bounced back from three straight series opener losses with a decisive 12-2 victory over Texas. Taking the hill for Cleveland was Danny Salazar, who threw six innings with only one unearned run scoring. The IBI's John Grimm examine's Salazar's performance, the pitcher's success on Friday, why such success was unlikely, and the positive regression experienced by the Dominican right-hander.
August 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers rally falls just short as Bats prevail, 5-4
The reinforcements arrived on Friday night at Huntington Park, but it was not enough as the Columbus Clippers (59-55) lost the series finale 5-4 to the Louisville Bats (56-58) in front of 10,600 in attendance. With the loss, the Clippers finished off a 2-5 home stand.

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