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Indians Prospect Insider

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.
June 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Ciriaco and starting pitching guides Clippers
The Columbus Clippers spent last week in the midst of a 10-game road trip through Lehigh Valley, Buffalo, and Toledo. They had a few hot performances with the bat, notably from Audy Ciriaco, and some quality starts on the mound. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was for the Clippers...
June 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains demolish Dayton Dragons, 13-2
Nellie Rodriguez blasted a three-run homerun in the top of the sixth inning, to cap a six run outburst as the Captains went on to beat the Dragons 13-2 on Monday. Rodriguez now has 10 homeruns on the season and 35 RBI. The Captains have won four straight series.
June 30, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks win 9-1 behind home runs from Smith, Gonzalez
It may have taken 73 games to get it, but Akron’s Jordan Smith made his first Double-A homer a big one. Smith belted a two-out, three run homer to right field in the bottom of the first inning Monday night, helping the RubberDucks build a commanding early lead in a 9-1 victory over the Erie SeaWolves in the opener of a four-game series at Jerry Uht Park.
June 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats blanked by Winston-Salem Dash, 3-0
Offense eluded the Carolina Mudcats Monday as they were blanked by the Winston-Salem Dash by a 3-0 score. The Mudcats were held to just four hits in the defeat due largely to a phenomenal start from Winston-Salem’s Terance Marin (2-0, 2.37). Marin allowed just two hits and one walk in 8.0 shutout innings while striking out four.
June 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers pounce on Louisville for 10-1 win
For the first time since returning to AAA May 16, Danny Salazar looked better than new. Salazar went seven innings, giving up one run on five hits and fanning nine. Columbus has won three in a row now after its 10-1 dominating victory against the Louisville Bats Monday night.
June 30, 2014   (11 comments)
2014 MLB Draft: Papi set to come to Cleveland on Tuesday
First round pick Mike Papi's college season ended last week and his pro career is set to kick off later this week. He is set to come to Cleveland on Tuesday, sign his contract and then report to Mahoning Valley sometime over the weekend. The IBI's Tony Lastoria provides a quick update on the last unsigned top 25 pick of note.
June 30, 2014   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #81: Indians 0, Mariners 3
This game was officially the halfway point in the season. The Indians now stand at 39-42, 6.5 games back in the division and 4.5 games back for the second Wild Card spot. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on the game and also looks at key areas of the team that need to step up in the second half.
June 30, 2014   (8 comments)
Around the Farm: June 29, 2014
It was another busy night on the farm as Indians 2014 draft picks continue to impress with their performance in the early going and other players around the system had good a good day. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps the action and talks about the big day from Adam Abraham and many others...
June 29, 2014   (1 comments)
Storylines: Yankees could look to add pitching
Sunday's game marked the official halfway point for the Indians' season. 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 pieces focuses on trade plans for the Yankees, Boston still hoping to extend Jon Lester, and more.
June 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats survive to beat Dash behind huge 2nd inning
Thanks to an early offensive surge, the Carolina Mudcats held on to defeat the Winston-Salem Dash 5-4 Sunday at BB&T Ballpark. After the Dash jumped ahead with a run in the bottom of the first, the Mudcats stormed back with four runs of their own in the top of the second to grab a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
June 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains fall to Dragons in pitcher's duel, 3-2
The Dayton Dragons (3-7, 39-39) broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly by centerfielder Gabriel Rosa to take Sunday’s game by a score of 3-2 over the Lake County Captains (7-3, 34-46). The last two games of the series have been won in the ninth inning by a sacrifice fly.
June 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Banwart, Clippers blank Mud Hens, 4-0
Another impressive pitching performance, another solid win. Three days after Zach McAllister dominated the Buffalo Bisons, Travis Banwart repeated the feat against the Toledo Mud Hens, and went seven innings in a 4-0 Clippers win.
June 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Scrappers upend Jammers in rain-shortened game, 8-3
The fans of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers were certainly entertained today. After a four loss streak the streak was finally over. Playing the Jamestown Jammers that Scrappers took an eighth inning game win that was interrupted by the rain. After eight innings the Scrappers defeated the Jammers 8-3.
June 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Adam Abraham drives in six, RubberDucks win 11-2
Adam Abraham homered and doubled twice to drive in a game-high six runs batted in, leading the Akron RubberDucks (47-35) to an 8-2 victory Sunday afternoon over the Harrisburg Senators (32-48). The win split the series between the two teams.
June 29, 2014   (1 comments)
The WAR Room: McAllister dominating in Columbus
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers, including how well Zach McAllister is pitching in Columbus and what it means. Also inside today's edition of The WAR Room is a look at three Akron relievers who are making some real noise, a breakdown of the disconnect between a few Mudcats starters' ERA and FIP, and much more. Join Jim Piascik as he takes you into The WAR Room.
June 29, 2014   (11 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #80: Cleveland 5, Seattle 0
Saturday's west-coast game in Seattle saw Cleveland tie up the series with a 5-0 victory. Powered on offense by three doubles and one home run, the story of the night was Josh Tomlin, who threw an incredible no-walk, one-hit, eleven-strikeout complete game shutout. The IBI's John Grimm breaks down Tomlin's success within the context of his both his career history and its lack of parallels with even Tomlin's previous career-best strikeout performances.
June 29, 2014   (21 comments)
Around the Farm: June 28, 2014
The pitching struggled for the most part Around the Farm for the Indians on Saturday; however, Low-A Lake County right-handed reliever Ben Heller had another impressive outing in relief. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about how impressive he has been and also provides all the good and some bad performances from the day...
June 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Fink, Captains rally in ninth to beat Dragons, 3-2
The Lake County Captains (7-2) scored a run in the top of the ninth inning to defeat the Dayton Dragons (2-7) by the final score of 3-2 Saturday evening. The win allowed the Captains to maintain their one-game lead over the Lansing Lugnuts for first place in the Midwest League Eastern Division.
June 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats rally to beat Dash in thriller, 11-9
The Carolina Mudcats used a late rally to down the Winston-Salem Dash, 11-9, on Saturday night. Down by two runs going into the eighth, the Mudcats used some timely hitting to level the game and ultimately take the lead.

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