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April 25, 2013   (0 comments)
Some early season off day Tribe thoughts
With the Indians getting the day off today - a much needed one at that - the IBI's Jake Dungan takes the time to add his two cents on a few of the latest hot topics of discussion amongst Tribe fans. He talks about the good start of the season from Mark Reynolds, the mounting injuries for the Tribe, and the Marson-Gomes dynamic.
April 25, 2013   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #19: White Sox 3, Indians 2
Coming off three straight wins to climb back to 8-10, the Indians needed to solve Jorge Quintana to leave Chicago with a rain-shortened series sweep. Two weeks ago, Quintana pitched seven innings of one-hit baseball against the Indians, and he was facing a lineup without Michael Bourn, Carlos Santana, and Asdrubal Cabrera during this game. From the start, this looked like a tough game to win. Join Michael Goodman as he gives his Second Thoughts on Wednesday's loss.
April 25, 2013   (0 comments)
Clippers come back late for 5-4 victory
On a cold morning in Scranton, Pennsylvania, some late inning heroics from the Clippers propelled Columbus to their tenth win of the year, defeating Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5-4. In his third start of the year for the Clippers, phenom Trevor Bauer continued his dominance of the International League.
April 25, 2013   (14 comments)
Around The Farm: April 24, 2013
Wednesday night was a cold and wet one in Northeast Ohio, as anyone who braved the weather to catch a ballgame can attest. Despite this, a few players found a way to overcome the weather, including Akron designated hitter Chun Chen, Columbus starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, and others. Jim Piascik was one of those who froze last night (as he watched the Aeros hold on to a 5-4 victory) and he will recap the night in the minor leagues as he takes you Around The Farm.
April 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Mudcats night darkened by Nationals two-run homer
Potomac Nationals first baseman Kevin Keyes hit a two-run homer that shattered a light bulb in left field to give Potomac the 2-0 win over the Carolina Mudcats on Wednesday night at Five County Stadium. The Nationals held the Mudcats scoreless for the first time this season. With the offense failing to score, Shawn Morimando suffered the loss for Carolina despite an impressive outing.
April 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Aeros take series with 5-4 win over Thunder
The Akron Aeros completed a three-game series against the Trenton Thunder with a 5-4 win and some contributions at the plate from Chun Chen. Right-hander Toru Murata (1-2, 2.60) took the bump to counter Trenton righty Caleb Cotham (1-1, 4.85). The Thunder struck first in the form of a solo home run off the bat of catcher Kyle Higashioka in the second inning.
April 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Six run sixth drops Captains, 10-1
The main theme of the series has been a big inning putting the game away and the West Michigan Whitecaps (8-9) did just that. The Whitecaps scored seven runs in the sixth inning to defeat the Lake County Captains (6-13) by a final score of 10-1 Wednesday afternoon.
April 24, 2013   (5 comments)
Indians bats go cold again, fall to Chicago, 3-2
Just as this offensive roller coaster looked to be on its way up, things took another dive for the Indians on Wednesday, as they fell to their division rival Chicago White Sox, 3-2. For the second time in less than two weeks, Tribe bats were silenced by another stellar pitching performance by Chicago left-hander Jose Quintana. The White Sox starter limited the team to just two runs on four hits through five innings, ending Cleveland’s three game winning streak. Join Jim Berdysz as he recaps Wednesday's game, after the jump...
April 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Rodriguez is making big strides in first full season
Most seniors in high school think about summer, college and upcoming graduation parties as they’re getting fitted for their tux for senior prom. Lake County Captains’ first baseman Nelson Rodriguez learned he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians during his tux fitting at Men’s Warehouse. Since being drafted and signing, he has been one of the most encouraging stories with the strides he has made to date.
April 24, 2013   (6 comments)
Running outta starters at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The Indians have issued tryouts to the staff of Indians Baseball Insider, looking for the next starter to fill in a spot in the Tribe rotation. Yeah, it's nearly that bad, as Corey Kluber enters the fray for the Indians as the eighth starter to pitch for the Tribe in 2013. It's April 24th. Is there any hope at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario? Can the Indians overcome this major weakness to do any damage?
April 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Marson activated from DL, Gomes optioned to Columbus
Today the Indians activated catcher Lou Marson from the 15-day disabled list and optioned catcher Yan Gomes to Triple-A Columbus.
April 24, 2013   (1 comments)
Coach's Corner '13: Carolina manager Dave Wallace
Coach's Corner returns to the IBI today for the 2013 season, and is a piece where Tony sits down with a coach in the Indians minor league system and really breaks down and discusses several players on the roster. He recently had a chance to sit down with High-A Carolina manager Dave Wallace and they talked in detail about the transition that Tony Wolters is making to catcher, his timeline, what he has impressed with so far, and what his early challenges are with the change. They also talked about the impressive work ethic of Francisco Lindor, the rapid growth of Cody Anderson, the showing to date of Tyler Naquin, the potential of Shawn Morimando, the pitching role changes for Michael Goodnight and Jordan Cooper, and more.
April 24, 2013   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 4/17/13 - 4/23/13
Things are looking better for the Lake County Captains, though the offense still struggled this past week. The team went 3-5 since last Wednesday and the starting pitching has made significant strides. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the week that was and provides all sorts of updates in her weekly Captains notebook...
April 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Late home runs lead Captains to 8-5 win
COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Two ninth inning home runs helped lead the charge as the Lake County Captains (6-12) scored five runs in the last two innings to defeat the West Michigan Whitecaps (7-9) by a final score of 8-5.
April 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Espino leads Aeros to 7-1 win
AKRON – The Akron Aeros took full advantage of a six-inning no-hit bid from starter Paolo Espino on Tuesday night as they picked up a 7-1 win over the Trenton Thunder.
April 24, 2013   (7 comments)
Around The Farm:  April 23, 2013
The Indians may have been rained out on Tuesday, but all of the team's minor league affiliates were still in action. Akron's Paolo Espino flirted with a no-hitter while Carolina's Tyler Naquin continues to show why the Indians decided to select him in the first round of the 2012 draft. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he recaps all of the night's action as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Offense propels Mudcats to 7-1 victory
Zebulon, NC- After a Monday night win over the Potomac Nationals, the Carolina Mudcats came out swinging and defeated the Potomac Nationals 7-1 for a second straight victory Tuesday.
April 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Clippers fall in pitching duel 2-1
Moosic, PA – The Columbus Clippers bats came up short to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Tuesday night as the team fell 2-1 in what was the first of eight straight road games for the Clippers.
April 23, 2013   (1 comments)
Launching Off With The Aeros: 4/16/13 – 4/22/13
The Aeros continued to stay at the bottom of the Eastern League over the past week as they lost four of seven and fell to 6-12. The youth and inexperience that makes the team exciting to watch from a prospect standpoint is the culprit for the losing, as most of the players are at the Double-A level for the first time. There were still plenty of noteworthy performances, however, especially a competition between two dueling aces. For all that and more, join Jim Piascik as he Launches Off With The Aeros.
April 23, 2013   (1 comments)
Minor Happenings: When will Indians make a House call?
We settle in with the first Tuesday edition of Minor Happenings of the season today, and with that comes a pretty large update on several players in the system. Tony breaks down the encouraging start to the season by lefty T.J. House, how he has looked, what he needs to work on, and what the rest of the season may hold for him. In addition to that he has several comments and insight from the front office on players such as Jerrud Sabourin, Joey Wendle, Shawn Morimando, Bryson Myles, Rob Whitenack and more as well as a litany of injury updates on players such as LeVon Washington, Mason Radeke, Alex Monsalve, and more.

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