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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 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Big sixth pushes Nationals past Mudcats, 6-5
A five-run bottom of the sixth allowed the Potomac Nationals to overcome an early deficit Friday as they defeated the Carolina Mudcats 6-5. Carolina jumped ahead in the top of the second as Eric Haase’s first Carolina League homerun put the Mudcats ahead. After Alex Monsalve walked and Joe Sever singled up the middle, Haase sent Matthew Spann’s offering over the leftfield fence as the Mudcats went up 3-0.
August 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Urshela powers Clippers past Mud Hens, 6-2
The last time the Columbus Clippers (69-58) faced Toledo Mud Hens (62-65) starter Derek Hankins, he shut them down for 8.2 innings and held them to a run. But Giovanny Urshela and the rest of the Clippers offense got a measure of payback on Friday night in a 6-2 win at Fifth Third Field.
August 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Diamonds in the Rough '14: Todd Hankins
This weekly feature piece here at the IBI 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 the IBI's Tony Lastoria decided to talk about Todd Hankins, a position player who has been around a few years but one that a lot of people may not know much about. What kind of prospect is he? How is his bat and defense? What kind of future does he have? Tony provides all the details...
August 15, 2014   (8 comments)
Second Thoughts: The kids are alright
Newcomer Zach Walters made his presence known in Cleveland with a walk-off home run on Wednesday while Tyler Holt has already been turning some heads on the national level with his sensational defense in the outfield in just his first couple starts in the majors. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he takes a look at what the Tribe's rookies have done so far this season.
August 15, 2014   (16 comments)
Around the Farm: August 14, 2014
It is amazing how quickly things can change in baseball. In the immediate aftermath of the trade deadline, it was Zach Walters destroying opposing pitching while James Ramsey struggled. Well, another week made a huge difference, as now Ramsey is destroying opposing pitching too, just like he did Thursday night. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Ramsey's debut to date, Anderson Polanco's encouraging results in Lake County, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 15, 2014   (3 comments)
Storylines: Manfred pegged as Selig's replacement
Is it weird to anyone else how much the Indians have been off lately? Well, the good news is that the Indians are back in action today! 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 election of Rob Manfred as the next commissioner of MLB, John Axford gets the axe, whether Mets manager Terry Collins is safe or on the hot seat, and more.
August 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers held by State College in 8-2 loss
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers gave up six runs in the third inning on their way to an 8-2 loss against the State College Spikes. The Scrappers managed nine hits in the game, but couldn't find the scoring touch as the State College pitching staff held strong. Juan Santana took the loss for Mahoning Valley after giving up seven runs in just three innings of work.
August 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains knock off Dayton Dragons, 4-3
The Lake County Captains used a two-run seventh inning to beat the Dayton Dragons, 4-3, in come-from-behind fashion. Lake County benefited from eight hits by seven different players while the pitching staff held the Dragons to four base knocks. After a Justin Brantley blown save, Wander Beras picked up the win and Trevor Frank finished his 13th save of the season.
August 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Ramsey sparks Columbus Clippers to win against Lehigh Valley
After the Columbus Clippers took an early 2-0 lead, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs came back to move ahead 3-2 before a three-run third inning put Columbus back ahead for good. James Ramsey sparked the clippers by going 5 for 5 with four RBIs, one home run and two doubles. Kyle Davies picked up the win while Bryan Price got the hold and Mark Lowe was credited with the save.
August 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats lose to Myrtle Beach despite stellar pitching
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans needed just two innings to pick up the winning run as they beat the Carolina Mudcats, 1-0. Carolina held the Pelicans to just two hits, but stellar pitching was not backed up with stellar hitting as the Mudcats had just three of their own. Adam Plutko took the loss despite pitching seven innings of superb two-hit baseball.
August 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks take two from Portland Sea Dogs
After Wednesday's game was postponed, the Akron RubberDucks came out in a stalemate with Portland, until a final-inning breakthrough. Akron ended up scoring in in the seventh inning of a shortened, seven-inning game to start the day with a 1-0 win. The RubberDucks followed up with a 4-2 win in the nightcap.
August 14, 2014   (6 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today awarded the trade waiver claim of right-handed pitcher John Axford to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Axford’s contract has now been assigned to Pittsburgh's Major League roster and they are responsible for the remaining $1.1 million approximately left on his contract.
August 14, 2014   (6 comments)
Minor Happenings: Castillo's big week has people taking notice
In this week’s second edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the suddenly hot performance from little known shortstop prospect Ivan Castillo. He breaks him down as a prospect, explains his value, where he needs work and what his future holds. He also provides comments from Ross Atkins on new pickups Zach Walters and James Ramsey plus what the Indians are working on with Zach McAllister in Triple-A. He also provides all the details on the playoff races for all six stateside affiliates, insight and info on players like Joe Wendle, Jerrud Sabourin and Cameron Hill, and much more.
August 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains Notebook: Haase, Brantley continue to lead team
The Lake County Captains picked up five straight wins this week as the team's offense has suddenly come to life. They remain 6 1/2 games back in the second half playoff race, though the first place West Michigan Whitecaps have already clinched a spot. Sitting just 2 1/2 games behind the second place South Bend Silver Hawks, the Captains are still playing meaningful baseball.
August 14, 2014   (11 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #119-120: Indians split doubleheader
In game one of the doubleheader Zach Walters hit the Indians’ sixth walk off home run of the season, the most in the majors, and an outstanding start from Trevor Bauer. In game two they got more excellent pitching but the offense struggled as they lost 1-0 in 12 innings. It was a night of missed opportunities for the Indians, and the IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts on the doubleheader...
August 14, 2014   (19 comments)
Around the Farm: August 13, 2014
It was a big night Around the Farm in the Indians system. Even though Double-A Akron was rained out, the other five stateside affiliates were in action and three of them played doubleheaders. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps the busy night and notes another big outing from lefty Ryan Merritt, first baseman Bobby Bradley extends his hitting streak to 16 games, and more.
August 14, 2014   (1 comments)
Indians split doubleheader with D-Backs
The Indians played two games Wednesday, but it's the first one they will want to remember. Just like the roller coaster of a season it's been, a twin bill with Arizona started sweet but would end sour. When the dust settled after 21 innings of play, the Tribe and D-Backs split a doubleheader on one swing of the bat from each ball club. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps both games from the ballpark.
August 14, 2014   (5 comments)
Storylines: Machado is back on the DL with knee injury
Manny Machado is going to miss yet more time this season as he came down with a knee injury recently. The Indians will activate Michael Bourn on Friday. The IBI's Jay Frierson provides the details on both of those news bits and much more in another daily edition of Storylines...
August 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains finish suspended game with win, lose rematch
The Captains won the suspended game from Tuesday Night by a final of 9-8, but lost the regularly scheduled ballgame 6-0. The Captains won on a walk-off error in the early game, the 11thwalk-off of the season for the Captains. Dayton’s Amir Garrett pitched a gem in the late game shutting out the Captains on just three hits. The Captains are at the .500 mark at 25-25 in the second half.
August 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers lose to State College Spikes, 5-4
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers fell behind early in Wednesday night in State College in large part to some shaky defense. The Scrappers were able to bounce back and rally, getting the tying run on base in the 9th inning, but ultimately ended up falling 5-4 to the State College Spikes.

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