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Indians Prospect Insider

April 30, 2013   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals: Episode 6.5
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves tonight from 10:00pm – 11:00pm EST. In tonight's episode, Tony and Jim discuss the Indians just completed 11-day nine-game road trip that they went 5-4 on, the Indians keystone combination of Jason Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera and if they can get things going, Carlos Santana's breakout month and if his start is sustainable and if it is time to move him up in the lineup, Ubaldo Jimenez's and Corey Kluber's excellent outings the last two nights, and more.
April 30, 2013   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #23: Indians 9, Royals 0
Who was that masked man? That was not the Ubaldo we have all come to loathe, and to his credit he pitched a wonderful ballgame and helped the Indians cruise to a much needed 9-0 win and more importantly finish the road trip with a 5-4 record. Ryan Raburn got into the action and clubbed two home runs, Carlos Santana continues to sizzle, and Asdrubal Cabrera looks to be heating up. All of that and more in today's "second thoughts"...
April 30, 2013   (0 comments)
Columbus bats fall silent in 5-1 loss
The Columbus Clippers lack of offense led them to their second loss of the series with the Pawtucket Rex Sox, falling, 5-1.
April 30, 2013   (3 comments)
Around the Farm: April 29, 2013
The Indians lower level affiliates have begun to produce some interesting position players over the past couple of season, but there aren't many as intriguing as Lake County's LeVon Washington. He has an abundance of talent, but has had a tough time staying on the field, as injury issues have sideline him over the past three seasons. After a 5-for-5 outing on Saturday, the centerfielder was at it again on Monday Night. Find out what he did in today's ATF...
April 30, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains sweep twinbill from Cougars
The Lake County Captains (8-16) came from behind late in both games to sweep the doubleheader from the Kane County Cougars (8-13) by a final score of 7-6 in the first game. Lake County won the nightcap 4-2.
April 30, 2013   (4 comments)
Ubaldo leads 9-0 victory over Royals
Ubaldo Jimenez pitched seven plus innings of shutout baseball and right fielder Ryan Raburn went 4-for-4 with two home runs, as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0. Nathan Kemp enters the Indians' twilight zone with his recap on the Indians big victory over the first place Royals.
April 29, 2013   (0 comments)
Altoona, Pimentel blank Aeros 2-0
You could forgive the Akron Aeros for assuming that Sunday's four home run barrage was a sign that their offense was heating up and about to take off. There is no way that their huge effort would be followed by a complete shutdown, right? Sometimes baseball just makes no sense. The Aeros (10-14) lost 2-0 Monday to the Altoona Curve (11-13) in the first game of a four game series at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Curve starter Stolmy Pimentel (2-0, 2.74 FIP) held the Aeros down for seven innings, striking out five while lowering his ERA to a miniscule 0.30.
April 29, 2013   (2 comments)
IBI Hot List: 4/22/13 - 4/28/13
The IBI Hot List is back for another week and ranks the hot (and some cold) performances in the Indians system over the past week. Last week saw LeVon Washington return with a fury with five hits on Saturday, Diasuke Matsuzaka looked to turn a corner, Preston Guilmet is squarely on the big league radar, Jordan Cooper is rising, Cord Phelps’ struggles continue, and much more. Tony ranks the good and bad performances and provides some commentary on each player.
April 29, 2013   (2 comments)
Rayl activated, Cooper promoted to Akron, more moves
The Indians made a slew of moves throughout their minor league system on Monday. Here is a quick recap of the activity that includes the activated of one of the Indians top prospects, outfielder Anthony Santander.
April 29, 2013   (4 comments)
Notes from the Wigwam: One of "those" weeks
The offensive woes continued for the Indians this past week as the team went 2-3 and averaged only 1.33 runs per game in their three losses. There were some positives though as Carlos Santana continued to rake, and Mike Aviles showed why he's such a valuable member of the team's bench. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps all of the action from the past week in the latest edition of Notes from the Wigwam.
April 29, 2013   (12 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #21 & #22: Indians split twin bill
It was a tale of two completely different ballgames on Sunday, as the Indians split a day-night doubleheader with the first place Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. The Indians were ice cold again in the first game as the Royals trounced them 9-0, but the Indians came back in the second game and pounded the Royals 10-3. The IBI's Jim Berdysz shares his "second thoughts" on the doubleheader.
April 29, 2013   (15 comments)
Around the Farm: April 28, 2013
It was a rough night for starters on the farm, but for two totally different reasons. In Columbus, the Clippers' starter, Daisuke Matsuzaka flirted with perfection through three innings before an injury took him out of the game. The Mudcats starter, Jacob Lee, got lit up like a pinball machine. Tune into today's ATF to find out which Indians players deserve to sit at the top of the prospect food train.
April 28, 2013   (0 comments)
The 2013 Transaction Rundown:  April 20-28
The transaction nuttiness continues as the Big Club's inability to stay healthy continues to result in a domino effect of upheaval throughout the organization, especially at Class AA Akron and above. Lou Marson came off and went back on the DL, Cord Phelps hit the DL, several minor league players made their season debuts, and much more.
April 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Clippers hold on for a 6-5 victory
Things were looking perfect for the Columbus Clippers early on Sunday afternoon, but after an injury and a late inning scare, Columbus was happy to get away with a 6-5 victory.
April 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Mudcats drop another series in 10-5 loss
The Carolina Mudcats took the field on Sunday afternoon in hopes of winning the weekend series against the Frederick Keys, but walked out 10-5 losers Sunday afternoon at Harry Grove Stadium.
April 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Akron powers past B-Mets 7-5
The Akron Aeros used four home runs to slug their way past the Binghamton Mets 7-5 Sunday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium, winning their second consecutive series. Akron is up to a 10-13 record now after a fairly rough start to the season. Heading into Sunday, the Aeros only owned a paltry .101 ISO and 12 home runs as a team, but from the most likely to the least likely, they broke out in a big way against Binghamton (12-11).
April 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Cleveland Sports Insiders 2.2: Draft recap
Week two of Cleveland Sports Insiders commences tonight as Jim and Steve are back with an analysis of the Cleveland Browns' 2013 draft. The two will also touch on Mike Brown's return to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers as well as the continued struggles of the Cleveland Indians. Be sure to tune in tonight at 9 p.m. to not miss a minute of the weekly IBI radio staple.
April 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Marson to DL, Gomes back up, and Barnes added
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled catcher Yan Gomes and placed catcher Lou Marson on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation (retroactive to April 25). They also recalled left-handed reliever Scott Barnes from Tripe-A Columbus for the doubleheader.
April 28, 2013   (13 comments)
Tribe Happenings: The time is now to extend Masterson
It is something that has not been talked about much yet, but right-hander Justin Masterson is getting closer and closer to free agency with every start he makes. At the same time, with every good start he makes, his price tag goes up and up as well. Tony discussed why the Indians have to extend now him and ensure he does not get away. He also touches on how close Yan Gomes is to taking Lou Marson's backup catching job, the close scare with Carlos Carrasco, moving on from Brett Myers, and more.
April 28, 2013   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #20: Royals 3, Indians 2
They say pitching is the key to winning in baseball. But there also is another key saying that should go along with that: you can’t win if you can’t score. This was exactly the case again for the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night as they fell to the first place Kansas City Royals, 3-2. The IBI's Jim Berdysz shares his second thoughts on the game...

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