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July 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Pierzynski signs with Cardinals
We're entering the last weekend in July, can you believe it? 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 A.J. Pierzynski signing with the Cards, the latest on Jake Peavy, when we could see Asdrubal Cabrera back on the field, and more.
July 25, 2014   (7 comments)
Diamonds in the Rough '14: Ben Heller
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. We kick things off with High-A Carolina right-handed reliever Ben Heller who is having a fantastic season and has vaulted himself up the prospect charts for the Indians. What does he throw? How good is his stuff? What is he working on? What kind of future does he have? The IBI's Tony Lastoria provides some information on all of that and more...
July 25, 2014   (15 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #102: Indians 1, Royals 2
It's tough to definitively say what could've been in the game of baseball, but if there was ever one single play to point to as the primary cause for a loss, Ryan Raburn accomplished that feat on Thursday. Danny Duffy had his good stuff working, but Corey Kluber was better and could've very well had a shutout win. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps an especially tough loss for the Tribe.
July 25, 2014   (6 comments)
Around The Farm: July 24, 2014
Corey Kluber's dominant outing at the major league level may be (rightfully) getting most of the attention today, but the organization's starter one level down also made some noise Thursday. Toru Murata may not be having the best year, but you could not tell Thursday as the right-hander carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps Murata's big night, takes a look at Carlos Moncrief's plate discipline this season, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers lose to Williamsport Crosscutters, 5-1
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers took a 1-0 lead early, but gave up a pair in the third and three runs in the eighth on their way to a 5-1 loss against the Williamsport Crosscutters. Mahoning Valley was aided by two hits from Austin Fisher, but he found little help from the rest of the lineup. Juan Santana took the loss after giving up just two runs in five innings of work.
July 25, 2014   (4 comments)
Storylines: Mariners acquire Morales
As July draws to a close, the Hot Stove is heating up. Will the Indians make any moves? 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 Kendrys Morales reuniting with his former team, injury updates on the Tribe front, a plethora of trade rumors, and more.
July 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains lose to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 7-4
The Lake County Captains gave up seven runs in the top of the second inning no their way to a 7-4 loss to the Wilmington Timber Rattlers. Lake County didn't manage any of its runs until the eighth inning when the Captains' got three runs across the plate. Luis Lugo took the loss after giving up five runs in 1.2 innings of work.
July 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks fall to Reading Fightin Phils, 6-1
The Akron RubberDucks fell behind 4-0 before eventually losing the game 6-1 against the Reading Fightin Phils Thursday night. Akron totaled six hits in the game but didn't manage to get a runner across home plate until the eighth inning. Reading had control of the game after two runs crossed home in the bottom of the first inning.
July 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers pick up 8-1 win against Louisville Bats
The Columbus Clippers jumped out to a 6-0 lead through two innings before eventually beating the Louisville Bats, 8-1, Thursday. Columbus scored its eight runs off of eight hits, powered by a five-RBI night from Carlos Moncrief. Toru Murata picked up the win after tossing seven innings of two-hit, no-run baseball before J.C. Ramirez finished the game with 1.1 shutout innings.
July 24, 2014   (4 comments)
Minor Happenings: Brady, Mejia are standing out in the Valley
In this week’s Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the emergence of Sean Brady who is another good lefty starting pitching prospect for the Indians in the lower levels of the minors. He also talks about the early impressions that catcher Francisco Mejia has left so far this season, the Dominican Summer League sensation Gabriel Mejia, provides a ton of quotes from the Indians front office on players like Ryan Merritt, Cody Anderson, Yandy Diaz, Tyler Holt and others, and also provides some insight and information on players like Gabriel Arias, Jordan Smith, Clint Frazier, Taylor Murphy, and more!
July 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains Notebook: Kime continues to work through struggles
The Captains have fallen victim to a seven-game losing skid, a tough 180 flip from the six-game winning streak the team crafted just two weeks ago. The team remains the worst-hitting squad in the league with a collective .239 average, but they lead the Midwest League in home runs with 85. Here's the week in review for the Captains.
July 24, 2014   (9 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #101: Indians 1, Twins 3
The Indians lost the rubber match on Wednesday to the Twins, 3-1. These are the series that the Indians need to win if they want to earn a playoff spot. The loss in this game was a huge missed opportunity, and offsets any momentum gained during the Detroit series. The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts on one of the more frustrating losses of the season for the Indians...
July 24, 2014   (8 comments)
Indians land another top pick in Competitive Balance Lottery
On Wednesday there was another competitive balance lottery and once again the results were good for the Indians. There were 12 picks up for grabs between 15 teams, so three teams were shut out of the lottery. The IBI's Jeff Ellis provides his thoughts on the importance of the additional pick the Indians awarded and how the lottery works.
July 24, 2014   (18 comments)
Around the Farm: July 23, 2014
Though the lower levels of the minors are more about development than raw results, it is always great to see a top prospect putting up strong numbers down in Lake County. Clint Frazier has pulled that off of late, surging in a big way in the second half of the season. He was at it again Wednesday, so Jim Piascik broke down his performance compared to another first round pick who went through Lake County recently, Francisco Lindor. Join Jim as he recaps Frazier's night and all the action from the minor league side as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 24, 2014   (3 comments)
Storylines: Colon flirts with perfection as Mets beat Mariners
IBI's Jamyson Frierson takes a look into the top story lines for the Cleveland Indians and all of Major League Baseball. Today's top stories start with Bartolo Colon's near-perfect game as the ageless wonder continues to perform. The Indians made a few transactions and are set to get an important player back on the mound.
July 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers lose to State College Spikes, 5-3
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers saw a 3-0 advantage evaporate as the State College Spikes picked up two runs in the sixth before dropping a three-spot in the eighth for a 5-3 win. None of the first three Mahoning Valley batters tallied a hit, nor did the Scrappers' designated hitter, D'vone McClure. Sean Brady tossed a quality start through five shutout innings before the pen gave up five runs.
July 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats fall to Wilmington Blue Rocks in extra innings
The Carolina Mudcats spread six runs across the first, fourth and sixth innings to force extras, but came up short as the Wilmington Blue Rocks tallied the winning run in the top of the 10th inning. Yhoxian Medina sparked the Mudcats' offense with three singles and two RBIs. Cole Sulser pitched 4.1 innings and gave up eight hits and six runs, but got a no decision as Grant Sides took the loss.
July 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains lose to Wisconsin after giving up 5 in 1st
The Lake County Captains gave up five runs to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in the first inning and could not recover on their way to an 8-4 loss. Starter Dace Kime gave up all eight runs on nine hits in the first four innings of the game before the Lake County bullpen finished the game on a scoreless streak of five innings. Clint Frazier went three for three with a home run in the loss.
July 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers fall short against Louisville Bats, 6-5
With both starting pitchers giving up four runs, the Columbus Clippers and Louisville Bats played to a 6-5 Louisville victory behind 23 total hits. Columbus came up short with 11 hits, including a pair of base knocks from each of its top three batters in the order and another two hits from the Clippers' seventh hitter. Vinnie Pestano took the loss after giving up a run in 0.1 innings.
July 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks lose tight game against Richmond, 2-0
The Akron RubberDucks gave up just five hits, but only managed five of their won in a 2-0 loss to the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Richmond scored in the first before a seven-inning stalemate and a ninth-inning run to seal the win. Akron starting pitcher Shawn Morimando pitched six innings without giving up a run, but was still saddled with the loss as no RubberDuck had more than one hit.

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