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June 17, 2013   (4 comments)
2013 MLB Draft: June 17th signing update
The Indians inked more players over the weekend, this biggest being 1st round pick outfielder Clint Frazier to a $3.5 million deal. The Indians have now signed 14 players from their 2013 Draft and more will filter in over the next three weeks before the signing deadline passes on July 12th. The signing news is slowing down, but Tony checks in today with a few updates on some players.
June 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Kaminsky leads Crushers to victory over Rockford, 8-4
Jumping on Rockford early and often, Lake Erie salvaged a weekend series with the Aviators with an 8-4 win on Sunday. After struggling all series long with the team's pitching, starter Alex Kaminsky came out and gave the Crushers a strong outing going seven innings and holding the Aviators to three runs on seven hits.
June 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #68: Indians 2, Nationals 0
Now that’s how you pitch! Indians starter Corey Kluber pitched the best game of his life on Sunday as the Tribe shutout Washington, 2-0 to take the three-game series. Pitching out of a bases loaded no out jam in the seventh inning and another two innings with runners on first and third and nobody out, Kluber earned every bit of that victory. The IBI's Jim Berdysz gives his second thoughts on the game...
June 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Dice-K gets loss in 6-3 loss to Charlotte
The Charlotte Knights sent the Columbus Clippers packing Sunday afternoon, winning 6-3 and splitting the four-game series 2-2. Daisuke Matsuzaka wasn’t able to get the win in his second start after a long stint on the DL.
June 17, 2013   (16 comments)
Around the Farm: June 16, 2013
You really have to love the nights when all of the affiliates lose. Tonight was such a night, but one player really stood out as a potential break-out candidate if he can continue to play at the high level that he's been performing at over the past month. Join Jim Pete as he takes a look at Lonnie Chisenhall, Jordan Smith, Chris Perez and even Daisuke Matsuzaka in the Sunday edition of ATF.
June 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains fall to Loons, 6-2
The Captains fell to The Loons on Sunday 6-2, splitting the four game series with Great Lakes and ending the first half of their season with a 23-44 record. The Captains are off until their road trip to Dayton on June 20th.
June 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Mudcats close first half with another loss
The first half of the Carolina League season came to a close on Sunday night as the Carolina Mudcats lost to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 7-5. The Mudcats lost for the 11th time in 12 games to bring their first half record to 22-48.
June 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Indians Kluber Washington 2-0
Corey Kluber escaped three no-out jams with no damage and the Cleveland offense provided just enough support, as the Indians beat the Nationals 2-0 to win the three-game series.
June 16, 2013   (1 comments)
Cleveland Sports Insiders 2.8: Nats get KLUBERED
Join Jim Pete and Steve Orbanek for tonight's episode of Cleveland Sports Insiders at 9:00 P.M. Tonight, they'll talk Corey Kluber, the latest streak, the next few weeks, and many other Tribe topics of note. They'll also jump into some Cleveland Cavaliers basketball, and focus squarely on the rumor mill. There are rumors that the CSI duo will announce their latest finishing move! Tune in at 9:00...
June 16, 2013   (5 comments)
Fishing for Mudcats: Fishing for Runs
The Mudcats offense continues to hit the cover off the ball. Unfortunately, it's rarely with runners in scoring position, and rarely makes much of a difference in the overall scheme of things. The Mudcats pitching continues to dive into mudholes, and runners continue to get stranded. Join Jim Pete as he goes fishing for those missing runs.
June 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Morimando's adjustments have helped his consistency
Left-handed Shawn Morimando has enjoyed a successful first half of the season at High-A Carolina. With the All Star break here, the IBI's Jacqueline Kantor had a chance to catch up with him to see how his first half went and what adjustments he has been working on that have helped him improve this season.
June 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers drop wild one to Rockford, 18-17
Lake Erie (10-16) dropped a wild one to Rockford (6-19) Saturday night with a final score of 18-17 in 13 innings. No lead was safe for either team as the Aviators finally got the winning run across in the bottom of the 14th off Dave Middendorf well into the morning.
June 16, 2013   (12 comments)
Baseball memories with dad on Father's Day
Cleveland Indians President, Mark Shapiro often talks about his love for the game of baseball and how it all stems from his relationship with his dad. He could have been talking about DJ Sebastian and his dad. As we celebrate Father’s Day, DJ shares the story of how he and his dad shared a love for the game of baseball.
June 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #67: Nationals 7, Indians 6
For the Indians, Saturday was a tale of the bad, the good, and the ugly. Cleveland was left stunned on Saturday night as the Washington Nationals scored twice in the final two innings to secure a 7-6 victory over the Tribe. This came after the Indians offense battled their way back from a 5-0 deficit to be up 6-5 with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Jim Berdysz shares his second thoughts...
June 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains sweep doubeheader from Loons
The Captains and the Loons played a double header Saturday night, with The Captains taking both games with finals of 5-2 and 4-3. Both games played were seven innings with the second game being a makeup from a postponed game on April 19th.
June 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Clippers joust Knights to 4-2 win
After splitting a doubleheader Friday night against the Charlotte Knights, the Columbus Clippers snatched a win Saturday night, 4-2. Columbus’ offense boomed in the first inning scoring all four of their runs, while Charlotte was unable to make up for the deficit throughout the game.
June 16, 2013   (3 comments)
Around the Farm: June 15, 2013
It was business as usual down on the farm for the Indians on Saturday night. Cord Phelps remained hot, Lonnie Chisenhall is making it very difficult for the Indians to keep him in Columbus, and more. The IBI's Michal Hattery chimes in with his thoughts on the action in the minors.
June 16, 2013   (2 comments)
Communication error in ninth proves costly in 7-6 loss
After the Cleveland offense mounted a five-run comeback against Washington ace Jordan Zimmermann, the Tribe bullpen allowed lead-changing solo homers in the eighth and ninth as the Nationals beat the Indians 7-6. The Indians were unable to get lockdown performances from their bullpen mates, and on Sunday they will focus on starting a new streak.
June 15, 2013   (6 comments)
2013 MLB Draft: Reviewing the Indians approach in the draft
The draft has come and gone, and now it is time for IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis to post his annual post-draft review. It was a very interesting draft and as always had a lot of trends that he found while following it. He touches on the Frazier pick and why the negatives on him are a bit overstated right now, the Indians approach in the draft with selecting several smaller sized players, and their "safe" approach with their bonus pool to maybe save money to strike and sign later round guys.
June 15, 2013   (2 comments)
Trend Spotting: Black holes and expectations at third base
Basking in the Indians third consecutive win, a quick rebound from an absolutely horrendous stretch, the Indians peak and valley tendencies have shown their ugly head. And as with many streaks, when it rained it poured, something which we can actually see manifested statistically in BABIP. The IBI's Michael Hattery takes a look at the statistical trends at third base with Mark Reynolds and wonders when Lonnie Chisenhall will be called up.

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