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IBI Scoreboard for April 23, 2014
MLB
KC 3 Recap
CLE 5 Box
Triple-A
GWI 3 Recap
COL 2 Box
Double-A
AKR 5 Recap
TRE 9 Box
High-A
CAR 3 Recap
WIL 4 Box
Low-A
LC 5 Recap
LAN 6 Box

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April 9, 2014   (1 comments)
Captains win fourth straight, top LumberKings 6-5
The Lake County Captains (4-1) jumped out to a 6-1 lead and held off a late Clinton LumberKings (2-3) surge in a 6-5 win on the road at Ashford University Field. The Captains have won four straight games after dropping the season opener.
 
April 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers get first win of season behind two Aguilar blasts
Designated hitter Jesus Aguilar continued his hot streak from the plate smacking two home runs (three in last two games) and driving in five of the Clippers six runs to help the team collect its first win of the season 6-5 over the Louisville Bats. Five games into the season, the Columbus Clippers finally got into the win column defeating the Bats in dramatic fashion Tuesday night at Huntington Park.
 
April 9, 2014   (2 comments)
Storylines: Rays' Moore to get second opinion on injured elbow
The amount of elbow injures to pitchers this season has become extremely alarming. 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 a potentially devastating injury for Matt Moore, the Giants putting an end to extension talks with Kung Fu Panda, and more.
 
April 8, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats roll 7-0 behind stellar pitching; Baker perfect
In their first road game of the season, the Carolina Mudcats (3-2) relied on six perfect innings from starter Dylan Baker to secure a 7-0 shutout victory over the Frederick Keys (2-3) on Tuesday night. Baker started his tenure off with Carolina on a high note with a perfect pitching performance after being transferred from Mahoning Valley on Monday. Baker retired 18 straight Keys' batters.
 
April 8, 2014   (0 comments)
Walk off homer sinks RubberDucks 4-3
Altoona Curve outfielder Willy Garcia was hit-less in his last eight at bats, including five strikeouts; however, in the bottom of the ninth inning, he made-up for his poor start with a walk off, solo home run off of Tyler Sturdevant to seal the victory for the Curve 4-3 over the Akron RubberDucks. The loss drops the RubberDucks to below .500 for the season (2-3).
 
April 8, 2014   (3 comments)
2014 IBI Positional Rankings: The Left-handed Starters
Today we move on to the left-handed starting pitchers in our annual IBI positional rankings. Since drafting and developing C.C. Sabathia the Indians have not had a lot of success over the last 15 or so years in the left-handed pitching department - be it starting or relieving. While they still have a long way to go, things on that front may be changing as they have a few very promising left-handed arms in the lower levels and for the first time in a few years there are some legitimate upside left-handed starting pitching prospects throughout the organization. The IBI's Tony Lastoria ranks them all and includes scouting reports on them as well.
 
April 8, 2014   (2 comments)
Burning Tread with the RubberDucks: 4/3/14 – 4/7/13
The Akron RubberDucks made it through their rain soaked first week at .500, splitting a four-game series with the Binghamton Mets. Strong performances from top prospects like Francisco Lindor, Cody Anderson, and Joe Wendle led the way during the RubberDucks' first week, but that was far from the whole story. Join Jim Piascik as he bids adieu to the old Akron "Launching off with the Aeros" notebook and introduces the new edition: Burning Tread with the RubberDucks.
 
April 8, 2014   (16 comments)
Second Thoughts: A week's worth of stray observations
Although Monday's game was washed away, we are now officially a week into the season, the Indians having played six games thus far. While the IBI's Kevin Dean is not taking much stock in any six-game stretch (especially the first one of the year), there are still observations worth making, and he shares them in today's Second Thoughts.
 
April 8, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Sandoval, Giants far apart in extension talks
Rain, rain, go away! 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 extension talks between Pablo Sandoval and the Giants, Tommy Hanson finding a new home, and more.
 
April 7, 2014   (2 comments)
Indians pickup two prospects for Hynes, Guilmet
On Sunday the Indians completed a trade with the Dodgers acquiring right-handed pitcher Duke von Schamann in exchange for left-handed pitcher Colt Hynes. Less then 24 hours later the Indians completed a trade with the Orioles acquiring infielder/outfielder Torsten Boss in exchange for right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet.
 
April 7, 2014   (4 comments)
2014 IBI Positional Rankings: The Right-handed Starters
Today we move on to the right-handed starting pitchers in our annual IBI positional rankings. It is no secret that the Indians have really struggled to draft and develop good starting pitching over the past two decades or so, but things look to be on the up as they have a good mixture of interesting upper level right-handed starters worth keeping an eye on as well as several high upside young, raw arms in the lower levels of the system. The IBI's Tony Lastoria ranks the Top 15 right-handed starting pitching prospects with scouting reports for names like Anderson, Plutko, Milbrath, Sulser, Colon, Peoples and more.
 
April 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #6: Twins 10, Indians 7
Despite winning their first home opener since 2008, the Indians pitching woes turned out to be too much for the offense to overcome, even after they scored seven runs on Sunday. Justin Masterson struggled with command as he gave up six runs (five earned) in three and two-thirds innings. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the Twins taking the series with a 10-7 win.
 
April 7, 2014   (27 comments)
Around the Farm: April 6, 2014
The Indians continue to get good performances from a few of their top prospects in the early going, and have also had some lesser prospects contribute as well. In today's trip Around the Farm, the IB's Tony Lastoria takes a look at some hot days at the plate from Jesus Aguilar and Joey Wendle as well as some nice performances on the mound by Cole Sulser and others.
 
April 7, 2014   (4 comments)
Storylines: Indians send Hynes to Dodgers
The Indians completed a minor trade on Sunday and acquired more Minor League pitching depth. 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 Tommy John surgery trend now trickling down to top prospects, a potential injury for Yasiel Puig, and more.
 

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