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IBI Scoreboard for August 26, 2014
Triple-A
COL 3
TOL 1
Double-A
TRE 5
AKR 0
High-A
LYN 3
CAR 4
Low-A
LC 3
LAN 2
Short-A
SC 6
MV 2
Rookie
IND 0
RED 3

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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.
August 2, 2014   (4 comments)
Around the Farm: August 1, 2014
Recently acquired infielder Zach Walters made his organizational debut for the Indians on Friday night and had a big game for Triple-A Columbus collecting three hits. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps his performance along with all the other performances up and down the Indians system as he goes Around the Farm...
August 2, 2014   (1 comments)
Murphy, Indians offense explode to rout Texas, 12-2
All it takes is a flip of the calendar. With just two months of the regular season remaining on the schedule, the Tribe offense flipped the switch on high to jump-start an important stretch of baseball in August and September that lie ahead. The club exploded for a dozen runs on 16 hits to rout Texas in the series opener, 12-2. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
August 2, 2014   (3 comments)
Storylines: Cliff Lee "likely" lost for season
The Indians got off to a hot start to open up the month of August. Can they keep it rolling on Saturday? 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 Cliff Lee's latest injury, an embattled former closer given his walking papers, a possible target for the Red Sox in the offseason, and more.
August 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Walk-off homerun for Tri-City prevents sweep
After two nights of back and forth nail biters, why would the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and Tri-City ValleyCats deliver anything less in the final game of their three game series. The Scrappers and ValleyCats each led at one point before entering the bottom of the 9th tied at 4. A one out, three run homerun from Terell Joyce would end the game and prevent the Scrappers attempt at a three game sweep.
August 1, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks lose close one to Senators, 3-2
Harrisburg right-hander Scott McGregor twirled seven strong innings Friday night, and the Senators scratched out enough offense to edge the Akron RubberDucks, 3-2, at Metro Bank Park.
August 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Brown, Captains crush Hot Rods, 8-1
On a night that focused on the movie “Major League” and the prime giveaway was a Jobu bobble head, the Lake County Captains (19-20, 46-63) bats were alive as they defeated the Bowling Green Hot Rods (16-24, 48-61) 8-1 on Friday night in front of 9,069 fans at Classic Park.
August 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Error-plagued Mudcats lose to Nationals, 4-2
Fielding miscues cost the Carolina Mudcats dearly Friday as they fell to the Potomac Nationals 4-2 on a wet evening at Five County Stadium. A Yandy Diaz throwing error brought in two unearned runs as the P-Nats did most of their damage in a three-run top of the third.
August 1, 2014   (3 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled outfielder Tyler Holt from Triple-A Columbus and designated right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister for assignment for the purpose of optional assignment to Columbus.
August 1, 2014   (7 comments)
The WAR Room: A special, in-depth look at Ramsey & Walters
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. However, today is a special edition of The WAR Room taking a look at Cleveland's deadline acquisitions: James Ramsey and Zach Walters. We have all seen the scouting reports and raw stat lines written about and tweeted, but what do the advanced stats say? Join Jim Piascik as he delves into what the numbers say about the two newest members of the Cleveland organization and takes you into The WAR Room.
August 1, 2014   (4 comments)
Diamonds in the Rough '14: Yu-Cheng Chang
This is a new feature piece here at the IBI that specifically looks at some of the prospects that have maybe not had as much attention they deserve for a variety of reasons but who are interesting or are coming onto the scene. This week we take a look at a hitter, shortstop Yu-Cheng Chang at rookie level Arizona. What kind of prospect is he? How is his bat and defense? What kind of future does he have? The IBI's Tony Lastoria provides some information on all of that and more...
August 1, 2014   (9 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #108: Mariners 6, Indians 5
With the fate of their season continuing to hang precariously in the balance, the Tribe entered the eighth inning of Thursday's rubber match against the Mariners with a 5-4 lead. Unfortunately, the battle was won by Mike Zunino as he lined a 2-0 cutter from Bryan Shaw over the left field wall for a two-run homer as Seattle emerged victorious taking two out of three in the series. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the loss.
August 1, 2014   (18 comments)
Around the Farm: July 31, 2014
The trade deadline has come and gone with Cleveland adding to two interesting prospects to their farm system. James Ramsey and Zach Walters will make their organizational debuts in the coming days, but on Thursday, the stage was set for two players on the opposite ends of the prospect spectrum; one at the beginning and one near the end. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Bobby Bradley's season in the Arizona League, Adam Miller's shutdown outing in Akron, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 1, 2014   (6 comments)
McAllister inconsistent again; Mariners edge Indians late, 6-5
As teams bolstered their rosters across the country Thursday, the Indians were busy subtracting players from their big league team, not adding them. It showed on the field in the rubber match with Seattle. Leading Seattle 5-4 in the eighth, right-hander Bryan Shaw served up what became the game-winning homer to Mariners catcher Mike Zunino, as the Mariners edged Cleveland, 6-5. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the loss from the ballpark.
August 1, 2014   (3 comments)
Storylines: Trade deadline passes with flurry of moves
It's officially August and the trading deadline has come and gone. Will the focus for the Indians continue to be to make the playoffs? 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 big trades that occurred at the trading deadline, two injury updates on Tribe players, Cliff Lee's injury on Thursday, and more.
July 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrapper win in 11 innings against Tri-CIty ValleyCats
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers were forced to extra innings, but managed to score in the top of the 10th, hoping to take the victory. The Tri-City ValleyCats answered in the bottom half, but Mahoning Valley still took the win after scoring in the 11th. Ramon Rodriguez was credited with both a blown save and the victory, while Justin Garcia tallied a hold.
July 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats held to 4 hits in 4-3 loss to Salem Red Sox
The Carolina Mudcats fell, 4-3, to the Salem Red Sox after giving up 11 hits and managing just four of their own. No Carolina player managed to tally more than one hit, while Luigi Rodriguez's double was the Mudcats' only extra-base hit of the game. Josh Martin was tagged with a blown save and Rob Nixon got the loss.

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