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May 29, 2013   (7 comments)
Needing relief at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The Indians have been an interesting team in 2013. Initially, the starting rotation faltered, and the offense struggled to score runs with consistency. But the bullpen was solid. Then, the offense started clicking, and so did the starters. The bullpen remained solid. Now, the starters are consistent, while the offense has scuffled here and there, and the bullpen is struggling. Join Jim Pete at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario as he looks at the bullpen...
May 29, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers strike early, beat Freedom 11-7
Apparently, the Lake Erie Crusher hitters are morning people. After struggling to hit with men in scoring position for the first 10 games of the season, the Crushers (4-7) finally woke up as they pounded out 11 runs on 19 hits in their 11-7 victory over the Florence Freedom (6-5).
May 29, 2013   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 5/22/13 - 5/28/13
It was a painful week for the Lake County Captains as they went winless since last Wednesday. The Captains’ offensive woes continue and their starting pitching screams of inconsistency. The team’s youth has made itself clear and once the short-season Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ season starts, some of the current roster may take a trip to Niles, Ohio for some fine-tuning. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger chimes in with her weekly notebook...
May 29, 2013   (0 comments)
Marson begins rehab assignment in Akron
The Cleveland Indians have announced that catcher Lou Marson will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday night with Double-A Akron. If there are no setbacks, his rehab assignment will be transferred to Triple-A Columbus on Friday.
May 29, 2013   (0 comments)
Coach's Corner '13: Lake County pitching coach Steve Karsay
It is time for another edition of “Coach's Corner” hear at the IBI, a monthly piece where Tony sits down with a coach in the Indians minor league system and really break down and discuss several players on the roster as well as some of the general philosophies they are teaching. He recently had a chance to sit down with Low-A Lake County pitching coach Steve Karsay and talked about the strides left-hander Ryan Merritt has made, the changes right-hander Jake Sisco has incorporated, the rise of right-hander Michael Peoples, the full season debuts of right-handers Dylan Baker and Mitch Brown, and tons more.
May 29, 2013   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #51: Indians 2, Reds 8
Zach McAllister did not have his best stuff last night, but he bobbed and weaved his way through five-plus innings and gave the Indians a chance to come back and win. Unfortunately, the bullpen woes continued for the Indians and things fell apart late in the game as the Reds trounced them 8-2. The IBI's Jake Dungan provides his "second thoughts" on another rough loss for the Indians...
May 29, 2013   (7 comments)
Around the Farm: May 28, 2013
The Indians had a quieter night than usual on Tuesday night around the farm thanks to Low-A Lake County's rainout. All three of Columbus, Akron and Carolina were in action and really struggled, and Tony chimes in with the notable performances from all three stops and discusses the struggles of Rob Whitenack.
May 29, 2013   (1 comments)
Indians drop fifth straight, fall 8-2
The Tribe's struggles continued on Tuesday as the team struggled to score runs and fell 8-2 to the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ballpark. Zach McAllister was once again effective, but it proved to be a moot point as only Michael Bourn was able to collect more than one hit. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he provides all the play-by-play and recaps the action from the tough Indians loss.
May 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Bats defeat Clippers 5-2  to even series at 1-1
LOUISVILLE, KY – The Columbus Clippers fell to the Louisville Bats 5-2 Tuesday night to the bring the series to a 1-1 standstill. After a Monday night slugfest — where the two clubs combined for 39 hits in the game — the two teams mustered only 15 hits on Tuesday. The Clippers’ inconsistency at the plate led them to go 6-for-32 while the Bats went 9-for-31 on the night.
May 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers lose fourth straight; fall 8-2
Much to the delight of the kids sitting on the hill in left field, Freedom shortstop Junior Arrojo led off the sixth with a solo home run to left field. In hot pursuit, one young boy appeared to be hit by the Florence lead off man’s shot; the Crushers felt his pain the rest of the night.
May 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Aeros lose fourth straight, fall 9-1
Akron, OH – Looking to put a stop to their three-game skid, the Akron Aeros were unable to and dropped a difficult 9-1 contest to the Harrisburg Senators on Tuesday night at Canal Park.
May 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Lamb dominates as Mudcats fall 6-0
ZEBULON, N.C.—John Lamb and the Wilmington Blue Rocks held the Carolina Mudcats scoreless in a 6-0 win at Five County Stadium Tuesday night. Lamb (4-4) threw seven innings and allowed five hits and two walks. The Mudcats dropped to 18-32 and were shutout for the third time this season.
May 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Anything is possible for talented Indians righty Cody Anderson
There have been few bright spots in an otherwise bleak season for the Carolina Mudcats, but one of the brightest spots has been the maturation of right handed starting pitcher Cody Anderson. The Quincy, California native, the owner of a Carolina League-leading five wins and the league’s fourth best ERA at 2.47 has been the ace of the Carolina staff thus far in his ten starts this season. The IBI's Zachary Francis recently caught up with him and gets us up to date on his season.
May 28, 2013   (5 comments)
2013 MLB Draft: The Ohio draft prospects
IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis always gets questions about the local talent in Ohio. Sometimes it is from people who want to see these players live, or because there just is a natural interest in the local talent. The state of Ohio baseball in general is a bit down this season as this will be the first time since 2009 a player from Ohio won't go in round one. Jeff targets a few players and gives each a label that explains why you should watch for these players during the draft this year.
May 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Launching off with the Aeros: 5/21/13 – 5/27/13
The Akron Aeros stumbled over the past week, dropping five of seven games and falling to a 22-29 record. After the team's recent string of losses, the Aeros are 10 games behind the Erie SeaWolves and only 1.5 games ahead of the last-place Altoona Curve. The Aeros may be fading, but that does not mean the entire team performed badly. A newly-added outfielder put on a show, a pitcher left his early season struggles far behind, and a top prospect just may be turning the corner. To find out who these players are and everything you need to know about the team, join Jim Piascik and go Launching off with the Aeros.
May 28, 2013   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #50: Reds 4, Indians 2
The first meeting of the two Ohio teams in 2013 produced a great game and the foundation for an interesting final three. When all was said and done, the Indians found themselves on the short end of the stick (a recent trend), thanks to their reeling bullpen (another recent trend). The IBI's Kevin Dean shares his "second thoughts" on what was yet another tough loss for the Indians...
May 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals: Episode 6.9
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves tonight from 10:00pm – 11:00pm EST. In tonight's episode, Tony and Jim discuss the rough week the Indians had losing six of their last seven and four in a row going into Tuesday's game, the issues with Pestano and Perez at the backend of the bullpen, the lack of left-handed relief, the play of Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes and when/if a change will eventually come at catcher, and much more.
May 28, 2013   (1 comments)
Around the Farm: Memorial Day 2013
There's few better ways to celebrate Memorial Day than by taking in a good ole ball game, and all four of the Indians' minor league affiliates were in action on Monday. Bo Greenwell came a single shy of the cycle for the Carolina Mudcats while Justin Toole had a brilliant performance for the Akron Aeros. Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco was also on the mound for the Columbus Clippers. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps all these performances and more as he takes you Around the Farm.
May 27, 2013   (0 comments)
Clippers win 13-11 in 12-inning marathon
LOUISVILLE, KY – The Columbus Clippers ended their four-game losing streak with a 12-inning marathon win over the Louisville Bats, 13-11 on Monday. It took the Clippers 12 innings and 19 hits to beat the Bats in the first game of the series Monday night. The teams combined for 34 hits on the game.
May 27, 2013   (1 comments)
For Cleveland fans, something always goes wrong
The Cleveland Indians are in the midst of a four game losing streak and losers of six of their last seven. After a good start, things are falling apart, and it makes the IBI's James Keene wonder if once again Cleveland fans are being set up for disappointment. Somehow, someway, for Clevelanders, something always goes wrong.

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