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IBI Scoreboard for July 24, 2014
Triple-A
COL 8
LOU 1
Double-A
AKR 1
REA 6
High-A
WIL 0
CAR 0
Low-A
WIS 7
LC 4
Short-A
MV 1
WIL 5
DSL
IND 7
ROY 8

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June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers fall 2-1 in 10th inning
BATAVIA, NY- For the second night in a row, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers lost via the walk-off, falling to the Batavia Muckdogs 2-1.
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Indians sign Crockett and Roberts
On Saturday the Cleveland Indians announced that they signed 4th round pick left-handed pitcher Kyle Crockett and 15th round pick shortstop James Roberts.
June 22, 2013   (1 comments)
Lowery rebounding from tough 2012, showing promise in Akron
One could be forgiven for selling their Jake Lowery stock after 2012. The catcher was presented with a challenging assignment and simply could not manage it, ending the year with a demotion and plenty of questions. So far in 2013, though, Lowery has shown that last year was a fluke. Given another aggressive promotion due to injuries, Lowery filled in admirably and bounced back in a strong way. He recently talked to Jim Piascik about what Double-A is like, his approach at the plate and behind it, and much more.
June 22, 2013   (6 comments)
Trend Spotting: Michael Brantley's value conflict
One of the many ideas emphasized throughout the Indians offseason was that the front office truly believed that it had developed a core group of players that they could build around in order to compete for division titles. They even made some acquisitions by signing free agents Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn to expand to that core. The IBI's Michael Hattery takes a look at whether or not Michael Brantley truly should be part of that core...
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 6/15/13 - 6/21/13
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.
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Indians sign Kime and Mathews
The Indians have inked two more draft picks as 3rd round pick right-handed pitcher Dace Kime and 7th round pick left-handed pitcher Kenny Mathews both signed deals on Friday.
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers win fifth straight in extra innings, 3-1
Lake Erie (15-16) won its fifth straight ball game Friday in extra innings fueled by clutch hitting and even better pitching with a 3-1 victory over Schaumburg.
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #72: Twins 1, Indians 5
Some were starting to question the future of Scott Kazmir as a starter for the Indians after his last start against Washington, when he served up five runs, four hits and three home runs in just two and two-thirds innings of work. Whether it was the rain, a mechanical issue or just another example of the inconsistency that the left-hander has dealt with so far this season, he had nothing working for him that night.
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers take 3-2 loss after late-inning collapse
Cole Sulser’s professional debut went as smoothly as Scrappers fans could hope for, but the Mahoning Valley bullpen faltered in the ninth inning and the Batavia Muckdogs walked away with a 3-2 victory. a
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Carolina opens second half with 5-1 loss
Looking to improve on a disappointing first half of the season, the Carolina Mudcats returned to action after the All-Star break on Friday night, dropping the series opener to the Potomac Nationals 5-1.
June 22, 2013   (11 comments)
Around The Farm:  June 21, 2013
Some familiar names made an appearance in Friday night's Around the Farm, headlined by the hot hitting Ronny Rodriguez. The Akron middle infielder has been filling up the stat sheet in June. Jeremy Hermida, Danny Salazar, Jose Ramirez, Jesus Aguilar, Carlos Moncrief, C.C. Lee, Francisco Lindor and Tyler Naquin all make an appearance on a busy night of organizational work. Join Arthur Kinney for Friday's ATF...
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
IronPigs slip past Clippers 4-2
The Clippers dropped their sixth-straight game Friday after failing to take full advantage of a one-out bases loaded situation in the bottom of the ninth in a 4-2 loss to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Kipnis and Kazmir lead Indians to 5-1 victory over Twins
Jason Kipnis hit a two-run bloop single and the Cleveland offense posted three runs in the seventh inning off three different Minnesota pitchers, as the Indians beat the Twins, 5-1, in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field.
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Aeros blast Rock Cats 13-4
The Akron Aeros offense unloaded on the New Britain Rock Cats with a 13-4 win on Friday night. Right-hander Will Roberts (5-4, 4.58) received the start for the Aeros against New Britain righty Tom Stuifbergen (1-1, 11.68).
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Lake County rolls over Dayton
The Lake County Captains’ offense continued its tear through the second half of the season as they plated 11 runs in a victory over the Dayton Dragons on Friday night. Right-hander Luis DeJesus (2-7, 6.32) received the start for the Captains against Dayton righty Jackson Stephens (0-1, 6.75).
June 21, 2013   (15 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: The case to acquire Cliff Lee
It's hard to believe it, but we're now more than halfway through the month of June, which means the MLB Trade Deadline is just over a month away. While the Cleveland Indians trail the Detroit Tigers by four games in the American League Central, as long as the team maintains that pace, they should be buyers come the deadline. And who should the Indians look to buy at that point? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he offers his thoughts on the topic in the lastest edition of the weekly IBI staple, Orbiting Cleveland.
June 21, 2013   (7 comments)
2013 MLB Draft: Sleepers, awards, and predictions
Every year after the draft IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis does a tools piece, and every year it doesn't really generate much interest. As a writer it seemed time for him to change it up a bit and shake up how he goes about this article. He wanted to make it more fun and give some awards and predictions, and he shares all of that in his latest.
June 21, 2013   (0 comments)
Call to the Bullpen: Episode 1.10
Call to the Bullpen is celebrating it's 10th show this week! Nick Swisher and Asdrubal Cabrera are injured, but that hasn't stopped the Indians from winning six out of their last eight games and taking three straight series wins. This week, Jake and Hayden break down the starting lineup and whether or not it's lived up to the preseason hype thus far plus lots more. Listen in tonight at 10:30pm!
June 21, 2013   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts: When Game 7's go wrong
Prior to last night, it had been sixteen years since a Miami team won a decisive Game 7 in a major championship series. If you’re hazy on the details of that prior occasion, just recall the color teal and recoil in disgust. Yes, there are worse feelings than watching a regret-free LeBron James dance around in bliss. The IBI's Andrew Clayman takes a look at MLB's awful postseason setup with determining home field advantage.
June 21, 2013   (1 comments)
AZL Indians drop opener 9-4 to AZL Reds
Over two months into the major league baseball season, the AZL Indians, the Cleveland Indians rookie league affiliate, kicked off their Arizona League season Thursday against their complex rival, the AZL Reds. Early season jitters and rust were apparent for the Indians throughout the game, starting in the top of the first inning, as the team ultimately lost 9-4. .

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