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July 10, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains Notebook: Rodriguez is red hot with the bat
The Captains had a rough week losing five in a row before winning on Wednesday night to finish the week 1-6. Some bats are starting to heat up (and some cool down) and the roster shuffling continues as players continue to come and go. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the week that was for the Captains...
July 10, 2014   (10 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #90: Yankees 5, Indians 4
The Indians roller coaster season continued on Wednesday. After a galvanizing win against the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday, the Indians blew an early lead and ended up losing this game in 14 innings, 5-4. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on a frustrating loss for the Indians...
July 10, 2014   (10 comments)
Around the Farm: July 9, 2014
Most of Cleveland seemed to come to a standstill while awaiting LeBron James' announcement on Wednesday, an announcement we are all still waiting to bear witness to. But while there was mostly inaction regarding The Decision 2.0, the minor leagues provided plenty of action, including Erik Gonzalez showing more signs of life following a bit of an extended slump. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Gonzalez's season to date and the rest of the action throughout the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 10, 2014   (5 comments)
Ellsbury, Yankees edge Indians in 14 innings, 5-4
Jacoby Ellsbury decided 14 innings was long enough. Tied at four with two outs, the Yankees center fielder went deep off Tribe reliever Vinnie Pestano for the game-winning homer Wednesday, as New York edged the Indians, 5-4. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a frustrating extra inning loss from the ballpark.
July 10, 2014   (1 comments)
Storylines: Masahiro Tanaka placed on 15-day DL
The New York Yankees took a hit is pitching phenomenon Masahiro Tanaka was sent to the 15-day disable list. He had a 12-4 record with a 2.51 ERA before heading to the DL with an elbow injury. For the Indians, Zach McAllister makes his return to the majors. In other news and notes, the trading game is fully in play as the season winds on.
July 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers crushed by Hudson Valley, 11-3
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers gave up 17 hits on their way to a 11-3 route at the hands of the Hudson Valley Renegades. Hudson Valley's Hunter Lockwood went five for five to lead the charge, while Bradley Zimmer and Taylor Murphy each had two hits for the Scrappers in the loss. Julian Merryweather was credited with the loss after giving up 10 hits and seven runs in 3.2 innings of work.
July 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks to Richmond Flying Squirrels in 11 innings
After the Richmond Flying Squirrels forced extra innings with a run in the bottom of the eighth, the Akron RubberDucks pouched for three runs in the top of the 11th innings to take the 5-2 victory. Tony Wolters and Francisco Lindor each had two hits, while Ronny Rodriguez hit a home run to help lead the charge. Akron's Joseph Colon pitched six innings of one-run baseball in the no-decision.
July 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers shut down by Pawtucket Red Sox, lose 3-1
The Columbus Clippers attempted a furious rally in the bottom of the ninth, but could only get one run on the board on their way to a 3-1 loss agains the Pawtucket Red Sox. Jesus Aguilar hit an RBI double, but it was not quite enough as the comeback faltered. Toru Murata took the loss after a quality start, but Steven Wright stole the show for Pawtucket with eight two-hit, no-run innings.
July 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats complete game with 7-run 8th, win second
After their game Tuesday was suspended, the Carolina Mudcats finished strong with a 12-4 win against Lynchburg, including a seven-run eighth inning. Carolina totaled 17 hits before getting ready for the nightcap against the Hillcats. The Mudcats took their originally scheduled game as well, beating the Hillcats 5-4 behind eight total hits.
July 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Pitching inside paying off for Will Roberts
As the Akron RubberDucks travel to Richmond for a key divisional battle with the first place Flying Squirrels, RubberDucks right-hander Will Roberts has the opportunity to take a stroll down memory lane. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he sits down with the Virginia native and discusses his pro ball experience thus far and what has made him one of the more successful pitchers in the Indians organization this season.
July 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: Plutko is making adjustments in Carolina
It was a week of streaks for the Mudcats, completing a season long four-game winning streak to start the week and finishing the week with a three game losing streak. The IBI's Zachary Francis recaps the week that was for the Mudcats and also recently sat down with righty Adam Plutko to talk about his transition to Carolina.
July 9, 2014   (19 comments)
Around The Farm: July 8, 2014
It was another full slate of action Around the Farm in the Indians system on Tuesday night. Carlos Moncrief continued his recent hot play, Dylan Baker and Adam Miller made their return to the mound, some pitchers on a roll of late had a hiccup with a poor night, and much more. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps all the action....
July 9, 2014   (5 comments)
Total team effort lead Indians to 5-3 win over Yankees
He is without question a star in the making. Just call him the city's new favorite No. 23. Looking to bounce back after a loss to New York in the series opener Monday, All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley led a total team effort by the Tribe Tuesday night. Behind solid starting pitching and timely hitting, the Indians rallied to take down the Yanks, 5-3. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the action from the ballpark.
July 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Red Sox shopping Peavy
A big win against Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday could be the confidence booster this offense needed. 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 teams talking to Boston about their pitching, Troy Tulowitzki's future in Colorado, and more.
July 8, 2014   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: Injuries are piling up in Indians system
In today’s early week edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria runs down all of the injuries throughout the Indians minor league system and provides updates on the status of the players and when they might be returning to the field. He also takes a look at the recent good pitching from High-A Carolina reliever Rob Nixon, provide tons of comments from the front office on several players at Triple-A Columbus who have recently been called up (Tyler Holt and Roberto Perez) or soon will be (Giovanny Urshela, Bryan Price, etc), and much more.
July 8, 2014   (2 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have placed right-handed pitcher Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation. They have added left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus to take his spot on the roster.
July 8, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.11
Here is episode number 11 this season of "IBI on Site", a new exciting project here at the IBI. In this week's show we go back to Double-A Akron where host Hayden Grove was there for the July 4th weekend and had a chance to sit down with manager Dave Wallace and get updates on his players, interview outfielder Anthony Gallas and talk to IBI contributor Jake Dungan.
July 8, 2014   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #88: Yankees 5, Indians 3
It was another short night for Justin Masterson as he lasted just two-plus innings and was his fourth start in five in which he’s failed to go more than four innings. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on the Indians 5-3 loss to the Yankees, why it is time to sit down Masterson and maybe give Carlos Carrasco a shot, what the acquisition of Chris Dickerson means, and more.
July 8, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains lose 12-4 to Lansing after giving up 6 in the 7th
The Lansing Lugnuts tallied 13 hits on their way to a 12-4 win against the Lake County Captains Tuesday night. Nellie Rodriguez and Claudio Bautista each tallied two hits for Lake County, but the team simply couldn't score enough runs to hold on. Mitch Brown took the loss for the Captains after giving up nine runs in 6.1 innings.
July 8, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers lose to the Williamsport, 8-3
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers fell to the Williamsport Crosscutters 8-3 after giving up five runs in the final two innings. Mahoning Valley totaled just four hits in the game, including a home run by Leo Castillo. Kieran Lovegrove took the loss, even though Edward Estrella gave up five earned runs in just 1.2 innings of relief.

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