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July 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats shut down Lynchburg for seven innings in win
The Carolina Mudcats managed just four runs on 12 hits, but still came up with a 4-2 victory against Lynchburg Wednesday. Carolina used a two-run third to take the 3-2 lead before sealing the game with a run in the fourth. The Mudcats added two errors on the day, but the pitching staff allowed just six total hits. Ryan Merritt picked up the win for Carolina.
July 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers trampled by Toledo Mud Hens, 7-2
Kyle Davies took the bump for Columbus Wednesday night against the Toledo Mud Hens. The Mud Hens got the best of the starter collecting four runs on four hits. Davies lasted four innings and was saddled with his fourth loss after the Clippers' 7-2 trampling.
July 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains beat Bowling Green Hot Rods, 4-2
The Lake County Captains beat the Bowling Green Hot Rods, 4-2, behind seven hits, including three for extra bases. Mitch Brown picked up with win after six solid innings, including seven strikeouts, and Trevor Frank got the save. Clint Frazier blasted a sixth-inning home run while Richard Stock picked up two hits for the Captains.
July 2, 2014   (2 comments)
Coach's Corner '14: Pitching coach Greg Hibbard
In this week’s edition of “Coach’s Corner” the IBI's Tony Lastoria had a chance to sit down with short season Single-A Mahoning Valley pitching coach Greg Hibbard for a few moments and talk about some of his pitchers. They talked about the focus for talented righty Kieran Lovegrove, the advanced maturity of lefty Sean Brady, the promise of lefty reliever Anderson Polanco, the change in repertoire for righty Juan Santana, and lots more.
July 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: Sever has a changed mentality to game
The Carolina Mudcats were able to continue their strong start to the second half of the season, going 4-3 on the week. Carolina dropped two of three at Salem before winning two of three on the road against Winston Salem. The Mudcats finished off the week by winning the first game of a three game set at home against Lynchburg. The IBI's Zachary Francis recaps the week that was and also talks to infielder Joe Sever about his season to date.
July 2, 2014   (12 comments)
Around the Farm: July 1, 2014
No one is hotter in the Indians farm system than outfielder Anthony Gallas. Since being promoted to Akron a few weeks ago he has been on an absolute tear at the Double-A level and is doing all he can to show he belongs there. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps his big night and the rest of the Indians minor leagues players Around the Farm...
July 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Rays may be rethinking trade options
It may be time to let Masterson rest his ailing knee with a DL stint. 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 Tampa Bay's thinking after a recent hot streak, Mickey Callaway speaking about Danny Salazar, and more.
July 1, 2014   (1 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E21: Indians first half review
In tonight's show IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis joins Smoke Signals regular Tony Lastoria to discuss all things pertaining to the Cleveland Indians. The Indians reached the halfway mark in their season on Sunday with their 81st game, so now is a good time to sit back and review the first half of the season, talk about what went right, what went wrong, and what the Indians need to do to make another second half run at the playoffs this season.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers lack scoring touch in loss to Auburn
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers totaled 10 hits, but gave up that same number of base knocks as they lost to the Auburn Doubledays, 5-2. The Scrappers were led on offense by Bradley Zimmer, who finished 3 for 4 with one double and one run scored. Starting pitcher Sean Brady tossed five innings and gave up two runs while Jose Zapata took the loss in relief.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains give up 15 hits, lose to Bowling Green, 10-2
The Bowling Green Hot Rods kept on adding to their lead as they topped the Lake County Captains, 10-2. The Captains gave up 15 total hits in the game, including 12 off of starter Luis Lugo, who took the loss. James Stokes and Ben Heller pitched a scoreless inning each to end the game on a high note for Lake County.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks jump out to beat Erie SeaWolves by seven
The Akron RubberDucks took a 10-0 lead before winning by seven runs against the Erie SeaWolves Tuesday. Akron totaled 16 hits, against 12 from Erie, led by four hits from Anthony Gallas – two of which were a home run and a triple. Starter Gabriel Arias got the win after 6.2 innings of one-run baseball.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Shawn Morimando leads Mudcats to win against Lynchburg, 8-3
The Carolina Mudcats tallied 10 hits and eight runs on their way to beating the Lynchburg Hillcats Tuesday. Logan Vick scored three runs while Alex Monsalve had four RBIs to pace the offense. Shawn Morimando picked up the win – his eighth of the season – while Clayton Cook tossed three scoreless innings in relief.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Rain-shortened game ends with 6-3 Columbus Clippers victory
The Columbus Clippers took a 6-3 after a seven-inning, rain-shortened matchup with the Louisville Bats Tuesday. Each team totaled eight hits, but the Clippers used a five-run third inning to tie up the win. Zach McAllister improved to 4-0 on the season while Mark Lowe picked up his 10th save of 2014.
July 1, 2014   (13 comments)
Indians and Mets might make good trade partners
Now that it is July, the trade rumor mill is heating up. There are a lot of names on the block and the Indians in spite of being a sub .500 team appear to be buyers and not sellers. They are scouting pitching and there have been many reports of scouts at the Indians minor league games scouting players. This of course has led to all kinds of speculation who the Indians might target and who is the best fit. The IBI's Jeff Ellis takes a look at two players that fit the Indians needs and would be realistic trade possibilities.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks Notebook: Smith's confidence is showing
The RubberDucks (48-35) split two series this past week with both the Erie SeaWolves and the Harrisburg Senators. Akron sits a half-game back from the Richmond Flying Squirrels (48-34) for first place in the EL Western. The IBI's Spencer Davies recaps the week that was for Akron in his latest notebook....
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.10
Here is episode number ten this season of "IBI on Site", a new exciting project here at the IBI. In this week's show we go back to short season Single-A Mahoning Valley where host Hayden Grove gets a chance to catch up with 2014 first round pick outfielder Bradley Zimmer. We also talk to lefty Sean Brady and media director and radio voice of the Scrappers Tim Pozsgai about the team.
July 1, 2014   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #82: Indians 0, Dodgers 1
The past three games the Indians have played, three one-hit games have occurred. Josh Tomlin's dominating performance was followed by the Cleveland offense subdued by Felix Hernandez on Sunday in Seattle and, on Monday, by Dan Haren and the Dodgers. The IBI's John Grimm notes that Corey Kluber's excellent performance was, in this sense, a tough loss that nevertheless narrowed Kluber's ERA-FIP gap and made brief note of the unusual strike zone of Angel Hernandez.
July 1, 2014   (20 comments)
Around the Farm: June 30, 2014
It was a night of offense up and down the Indians system as Columbus scored 10 runs on 18 hits, Akron scored 9 runs on 13 hits and Lake County scored 13 runs on 13 hits. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps all of the big performances, the best of which came from Roberto Perez at the plate and also Danny Salazar on the mound.
July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Astros experience massive information breach
Happy first of July! 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 massive information breach the Astros experienced, the Cardinals in search for a second or third baseman, another All-Star balloting update, and more.
June 30, 2014   (2 comments)
Brantley is carrying on the family legacy on the mound
Baseball bloodlines have become an integral part of the game. The Alomars, the Ripkens, the Molinas. The Niekro knuckleball danced its way through generations. Ken Griffey Jr. once played alongside his father, solidifying one of baseball’s greatest father-son moments. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger talks about Michael Brantley's cousin Justin who is making his way through the Indians minor league system as a pitcher.
Baseball seems to be a genetic trait, and the Brantley family is no different.

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