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May 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers fall in fast paced opener, 3-2
Lake Erie's ninth inning comeback fell one run short as the Crushers fell to the Gateway Grizzlies 3-2 on opening night at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon. In front of 2,938 local baseball fans, the Crushers put up a fight all game long but could not overcome the dominant start by Gateway's Tim Brown.
May 18, 2013   (4 comments)
Around The Farm:  May 17, 2013
It was a full slate of action on Friday night as all of the Indians affiliates were back in action. Ezequiel Carrera chipped in with a good all-around showing in Columbus, Tyler Naquin was an on-base machine in Carolina, Charlie Valerio continued his good season to date and more. The IBI's Arthur Kinney takes us around the farm...
May 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Roberts and strong hitting lead Aeros to win
Brett Myers was the headline, but it was a combined effort from pitcher Will Roberts and several major hits from the Aeros lineup that led to an Aeros 4-1 victory over the Erie SeaWolves Friday night at Canal Park. The win snapped their three game losing streak to successfully begin a seven-game homestand.
May 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains sunk by Tincaps, 4-3
The Fort Wayne Tincaps (24-15) scored two runs in the seventh inning and withheld a rally by the Lake County Captains (13-25) to take game one of the series on Friday night in front of 5,847 fans by a final score of 4-3.
May 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Brach pitches Clippers to 6-3 win
The Columbus Clippers got a big win on Friday night, thanks to a dominant performance from Clippers starter Brett Brach and some early offense. Brach pitched 7.1 nearly flawless innings for Columbus. He allowed only one run, two walks, and six hits on the evening, and had Chiefs hitters guessing all night long.
May 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Latimore is settling in well with Indians organization
Change is inevitable in the game of professional baseball, and for Double-A Akron outfielder Quincy Latimore, the changes started from the bottom – literally. Latimore, who was formerly a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, was required to wear his pants down over his socks before he joined the Cleveland Indians’ farm system. Now, he’s done away with the high socks and joined a new team.
May 17, 2013   (17 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Getting a read on Lonnie Chisenhall
On Monday, the Cleveland Indians sent third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall down to Triple-A Columbus. The move came across as somewhat surprising, but should it have been? Chisenhall has struggled mightily so far in his Major League career, so maybe we should have all seen it coming. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he looks back at Chisenhall and his demotion in this week's edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
May 17, 2013   (0 comments)
2013 Lake Erie Crushers team preview
The Crushers are ready to start the regular season after two weeks of spring training. They will be taking on the Gateway Grizzlies in the home opener tonight, and will be doing so with an almost entirely different roster. Just as with any offseason in the Frontier League, the Crushers’ roster faced a lot of turnover as only seven of the ten players in camp from last season made the final roster. The IBI's Kyle Ferrara previews the 2013 version of the Lake Erie Crushers...
May 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Call to the Bullpen 1.6
Is it time to start believing in this Indians team or should we wait to see whether or not this is just another optical illusion as we've seen at the start of the last two seasons? Was sending Lonnie Chisenhall and Nick Hagadone to AAA Columbus the right move? Is Trevor Bauer close to a permanent big league call-up? Will Brett Myers have any significant impact when he returns from injury? All this and more will be answered in this week's episode.
May 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers are ready, excited to kick off the season
Manager Jeff Isom and his 24 Lake Erie Crushers players will drive up to All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon Friday, just like they have for the past two weeks. They will loosen their arms, stretch and listen to music. Just like they have for the past two weeks. But unlike the past two weeks, the team will take the field at 7:05 in front of a packed house on fireworks night to welcome baseball back to the community.
May 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts: An entirely droll off day
Setting aside a few torturous offensive performances at the beginning of the week including both parts of the doubleheader against the Yankees as well as the first game in Philadelphia, the Indians have been absolute must-watch television. With the Indians reaching the quarter pole tonight, it is time to reflect back on what the Indians have shown this season compared to the fool's gold from last season. The IBI's Michael Hattery shares his second thoughts on an Indians off day...
May 17, 2013   (3 comments)
Around The Farm: May 16, 2013
Wednesday night, Jim Piascik complained about the lack of pitching throughout the minor league system. The pitchers in Columbus used that as fuel Thursday night, turning in a dominant collective appearance as they led the Clippers to victory. Okay, while using it as fuel is unlikely, the dominant pitching did happen. That effort was not enough to take the top spot, however, as a few top prospects in Carolina continued their push to get promoted quicker than anyone expected. Find out who these top prospects are and everything else that happened in the minors last night and go Around The Farm.
May 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains fall 6-2 to Lugnuts
After falling to the Lugnuts on Tuesday 7-4 and dominating them 13-4 on Wednesday, the Captains could not close the series with a victory Thursday and fell to the Lugnuts 6-2.
May 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Clippers edge Chiefs in extra innings, 4-2
The Columbus Clippers needed eleven innings to pick up their second win of the series against the Syracuse Chiefs 4-2 on Thursday Night. The win gives the Clippers the lead in the series, 2-1.
May 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Battaglia's game winning hit snaps Mudcats nine game home losing streak
The Carolina Mudcats may have been down late in the bottom of the ninth, but they were not ready to roll over and extend their losing streak just yet. With Naquin on third and Lindor standing on second, backup catcher Ryan Battaglia singled to shallow left field and both Naquin and Lindor were waved around to score to give Carolina the 5-4 win.
May 16, 2013   (10 comments)
Finally healthy, Haley looks to make it as a reliever
A sports hernia is an often-misdiagnosed tearing of the oblique abdominal muscles. At least that is what the good people at sportshernia.com tell me. Akron Aeros right-hander Trey Haley managed to pitch through the pain of a misdiagnosed sport hernia over parts of the previous three seasons -- in particular last season. When he was shut down for surgery in early June, he owned a 1.26 ERA in 14.1 innings. After finding a way to perform with great amounts of pain, Haley told Jim Piascik that he is happy to be in Akron and is just looking to be consistent in 2013.
May 16, 2013   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: Several injured prospects are on the mend
In this week’s week-ending edition of Minor Happenings, Tony provides a bevy of updates on the walking wounded in the Indians system with players such as Alex Monsalve, Chen-Chang Lee, Shawn Armstrong, Joey Wendle and a half a dozen others. On top of that he provides several comments and insight from the Indians front office on players at Low-A Lake County like Anthony Santander, Eric Haase and others. He also touches on the recent good play of outfielder Tim Fedroff and his big league chances, and provides insight and analysis on the likes of Jeremy Hermida, Jesus Aguilar, Cody Anderson, Jeremy Lucas and others.
May 16, 2013   (2 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers: 5/9/13 - 5/15/13
The Columbus Clippers finished their sixth week of the season capturing five wins in the seven games played. The Clippers are 22-18 on the year and had their best week of the season posting a 5-2 record. The IBI's Cameron Weimer recaps the week that was for the Clippers.
May 16, 2013   (0 comments)
The Inside Pitch 2.5: Indians and Draft Talk
After a week hiatus, The Inside Pitch returns. Andrew and Jeff will discuss the recent successes of the Tribe, what to do with Trevor Bauer and Lonnie Chisenhall, and the season looking forward. They'll also discuss the upcoming MLB draft. Who are players on the rise? What will the top five look like? Finally, what players are potential targets for the Indians at number five?
May 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #39: Indians 10, Phillies 4
The Indians had either won or tied eight straight series heading into Wednesday’s game against the Phillies. Needing a win to keep that streak alive, the Indians relied on Corey Kluber, who was coming off a start in which he gave up eight runs in only 4.2 innings against the Detroit Tigers. Philadelphia starter Cole Hamels made his second career start against the Indians and faced a lineup that was without starters Michael Bourn and Michael Brantley. Join Michael Goodman as he gives his Second Thoughts on the win.

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