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IBI Scoreboard for August 19, 2014
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LC 3
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May 25, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 5/18/13 - 5/25/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
May 25, 2013   (4 comments)
Trend Spotting: Nick Swisher’s stability and Perez stumbles
While Nick Swisher’s ebullient smile and incessant on-field/in dugout antics have endeared him to Indians fans as fast as one would expect; Swisher’s on field performance has been somewhat underrated with the stability of production he offers. On the other hand Chris Perez has had some early struggles but his numbers and career performance show he should be in for another 30 save season. The IBI's Michael Hattery takes a look at both in his weekly "Trend Spotting" piece.
May 25, 2013   (0 comments)
River City wins 8-6 with walkoff
River City won in walk off fashion Friday after the Crushers held on to a 7-6 lead for four innings, but had a blown save from Brian Duffy in the ninth as Lake Erie lost 8-6.
May 25, 2013   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts: Game #47: Red Sox 8, Indians 1
It was a rough night for the Cleveland Indians as the Tribe struggled significantly against Red Sox starter John Lackey. With two games left in the series, it's imperative for Indians starters Scott Kazmir and Corey Kluber to go out and give the team quality outings. Join the IBI's Michael Hattery as he looks back at last night's contest and offers his Second Thoughts while also looking ahead at what the future could hold for both Kazmir and Kluber...
May 25, 2013   (0 comments)
Mudcats cruise past Dash 5-3
ZEBULON - The Mudcats jumped out to an early lead on Friday night at Five County Stadium and never relinquished it as the team held on for a 5-3 win over the Winston Salem Dash. The win brought Carolina’s record to 16-30 on the season.
May 25, 2013   (0 comments)
Clippers fall 8-4 to Chiefs
COLUMBUS- Walking batters is never a good strategy to win a ballgame. Right-hander Trevor Bauer found that out the hard way in an 8-4 loss to the Syracuse Chiefs Friday.
May 25, 2013   (0 comments)
Around the Farm:  May 24, 2013
Three out of four Indians' minor league affiliates were in action on Friday night, and there was plenty of action to recap. Akron Aeros left-hander Matt Packer was among the night's most impressive performers as he pitched seven shutout innings and struck out 10 to lead the Aeros. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps Packer's performance and more as he takes you Around the Farm.
May 25, 2013   (1 comments)
Red Sox pummel Indians 8-1
Justin Masterson’s 19-inning scoreless streak came to a close as the Cleveland Indians fell to the Boston Red Sox 8-1 on Friday evening. Not much went right for the Indians in the contest as the offense and pitching performances were both inconsistent, and the team could only muster one run. Join the IBI's Stephanie Metzger as she recaps the contest and looks back at all the action after the jump...
May 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Packer leads Aeros to 3-0 win
ERIE- In a shutout pitcher’s duel through seven innings, Aeros’ starter Matt Packer stole the show and got his second win of the season as the Akron Aeros defeated the Erie SeaWolves 3-0.
May 24, 2013   (8 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Extending Michael Brantley
Few Cleveland Indians players have been as consistent as Michael Brantley this season as the left-landed hitter has provided quality offense and defense in almost every game he's played. With his value now at an all-time high, should the Indians now be exploring a contract extension? Also, how much would the Indians have to spend to extend Brantley? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he tackles both these questions in the weekly IBI staple, Orbiting Cleveland.
May 24, 2013   (2 comments)
Urshela is focused on baseball and improving every day
When asked if he has any hobbies outside of baseball, Akron Aeros third baseman Giovanny Urshela said no. The focus is all on baseball for Urshela. The 21-year-old infielder is swinging the bat well, hitting .275 in his first 39 games at the Double-A level, though his on-base percentage is lagging behind. Urshela has a plan to improve that, though, as he looks to improve himself as a ballplayer every day.
May 24, 2013   (6 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #46: Indians 12, Red Sox 3
While the central storyline of this game was unavoidably the return of Terry Francona to Fenway, the Indians’ hammering of the Red Sox by a score of 12-3 should not be relegated to footnote status. This was a critical bounce back after a two-game stumble against Detroit, and it sets a very nice tone for a tough six-game holiday weekend road trip. The IBI's Andrew Clayman shares his second thoughts on the win...
May 24, 2013   (1 comments)
Around The Farm: May 23, 2013
You know it's going to be a good night when LeVon Washington is involved. The Lake County outfielder was up to his normal tricks, showing the all-around game that makes him one of the most dynamic prospects in the entire organization. The bats were also out in force in Akron, as the Aeros scored 11 runs and routed the Baysox. One bat in particular stood out as his power and overall talent took over the game. To find out who he is and all you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
May 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Clippers fall short of Chiefs 8-7
The Columbus Clippers' seven-game winning streak was snapped Thursday as they dropped a nail biter 8-7 in extra innings to the Syracuse Chiefs at Huntington Park. After an hour and one minute rain delay, the game finally started and boy, was it a rollercoaster ride. Throughout the contest's duration, there were three lead changes and two ties before the Chiefs finally prevailed.
May 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Hidalgo leads Crushers' 3-1 victory over Miners
Two days ago, designated hitter Anderson Hidalgo was on the suspended list for the Crushers. Thursday night, he drove in what was ultimately the game winning run with a bases-loaded single with nobody out in the top of the fourth inning as the Crushers (3-3) went on to beat the Miners (3-3) by a score of 3-1.
May 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains swept by Lansing 6-1
The Lansing Lugnuts (21-23) completed a sweep of the Lake County Captains (15-29) on Thursday night by a final score of 6-1. The Captains have lost four straight as the Lugnuts have won eight straight games. It was an all-lefty starter matchup as Ryan Merritt of the Captains faced Daniel Norris for the Lugnuts.
May 23, 2013   (0 comments)
Cleveland jumps on Boston, ride six-run sixth to 12-3 win
After Wednesday night’s rain-soaked finale to a short series with the Detroit Tigers, some timely hits and an explosive sixth inning lifted the Cleveland Indians over the Boston Red Sox with a 12-3 series premiere. Right-hander Zach McAllister (3-3, 2.89) received the start as the team picked up the pieces after Wednesday’s long-winded loss. Join Stephanie Metzger as she recaps Thursday's big win.
May 23, 2013   (1 comments)
Vick's career is just getting started
The Low-A Lake County Captains have been a disappointment in the win-loss record to date and several of their higher profile prospects have underwhelmed to date. But one player that has had a good showing in the early going is outfielder Logan Vick, and the IBI's Kaily Cunningham recently caught up to talk about his season to date.
May 23, 2013   (0 comments)
Aeros power by BaySox 11-5
The Akron Aeros ended their five-game losing streak with a bang. A colorful crowd of 8,000 students was on hand to take in the 10:35 start between the Aeros and the Baysox and the excitement started right away. Akron won 11-5 and moved to 21-26 while the Baysox fell back to .500 at 22-22 on the year.
May 23, 2013   (0 comments)
Indians designate Huff for assignment, recall Barnes
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have designated left-handed pitcher David Huff for assignment and recalled left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes from Triple-A Columbus.

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