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June 12, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains pound TinCaps 11-0
The Lake County Captains (21-41) used a season-high 10 extra base hits on Wednesday night to break two different streaks while defeating the Fort Wayne TinCaps (40-24) by a final score of 11-0. Lake County snapped a seven-game losing streak while Fort Wayne broke a nine-game winning streak.
June 12, 2013   (3 comments)
Cleveland takes series with second-straight 5-2 win
The Cleveland Indians completed a nine-game road trip with their second-straight win as they topped the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Wednesday. Wednesday’s win keeps Cleveland as sole owners of the second place slot in the American League Central, as they remain five games behind the first-place Detroit Tigers and a half game ahead of the third-place Kansas City Royals. Join Stephanie Metzger as she recaps Wednesday's win.
June 12, 2013   (0 comments)
Lizcano's birthday bash leads Crushers to 8-4 win
Ricardo Lizcano delivered a special birthday present to his mother today, as his home run to lead off the fifth started a four-run rally that gave the Crushers the lead for good. It was his first home run of the year. Trailing 3-2 in the fifth, Lizcano’s solo home run tied the game and Andrew Davis’ three run shot to left gave the Crushers (10-13) the lead in a game they would go on to win 8-4 over Evansville (15-7).
June 12, 2013   (0 comments)
Indians officially sign four draft picks
The first batch of official 2013 Draft signings are now in the books as they have officially signed 8th round pick right-handed pitcher Trevor Frank, 20th round pick catcher Shane Rowland, 23rd round pick third baseman Grant Fink and 36th round pick second baseman Mike Giuffre.
June 12, 2013   (2 comments)
2013 MLB Draft: Day 2 and 3 thoughts
The Indians completed the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Saturday night with a group of 39 new faces. Tony takes a look back on the selections the Indians made from the 2nd through 40th rounds, looks at the strategy the Indians used, talks about some of the players that intrigue him the most, has some input by college coaches on the new draft setup, and more.
June 12, 2013   (3 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 6/5/13 - 6/11/13
It was an ugly week for the Lake County Captains as they went winless since last Wednesday. The team dropped seven games and was rained out one evening, dropping their record to a league-worst 20-41. The offense continues to be problematic for the team and the starting pitching remains a nightly question mark. With the All-Star break approaching, perhaps a few days rest will be beneficial. Join Stephanie Metzger as she recaps the week in On-Deck with the Captains.
June 12, 2013   (4 comments)
2013 MLB Draft: June 12th signing update
Another day, another update on the signing status of several of the Indians draft picks. In today's update Tony gives an update on Clint Frazier and has the day he will sign, discusses a few new players who are expected to sign, talks about some high leverage players that will decline to sign and go to or back to school, and more.
June 12, 2013   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #64: Indians 5, Rangers 2
At long last, the Indians' eight-game losing streak is finally over. Some timely hits and an outstanding performance by right-hander led to the Tribe's 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers, and it now appears as if the Kluber could indeed be proving that he's here to stay. With the streak behind them, the Indians can now move forward but not before the IBI's Jake Dungan takes a look back at last night's contest and offers his Second Thoughts.
June 12, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers fall 9-2 to Otters
Home plate umpire Pete Peederson frantically waved off the run at the end of the fifth inning. Leadoff man Kevin Berard lined a single to center which would have scored Juan Sanchez, but Seth Granger was thrown out trying to advance from first to third before Sanchez could touch the plate. It was that kind of night for the Crushers (9-13), who failed to cash in on scoring opportunities against Otters' starter Bryce Morrow. They managed just two runs on 13 hits as they dropped the series opener to Evansville (15-6) by a score of 9-2.
June 12, 2013   (8 comments)
Around The Farm:  June 11, 2013
In today's "War and Peace" edition of Around the Farm, the IBI's Arthur Kinney chimes in on several good and bad performances on the night from around the Indians farm system. Diasuke Matsuzaka made his return to the mound but it was cut short because of injury, Lonnie Chisenhall continues to rake, Ronny Rod continues to hit in Akron, and more.
June 11, 2013   (2 comments)
Indians stop streak, win 5-2
The Indians have been looking for a stopper as of late, and on Tuesday they found exactly just that in right-hander Corey Kluber. Kluber pitched brilliantly to lead the Indians to a 5-2 win, which also happened to stop an eight-game losing streak. Join the IBI's Stephanie Metzger as she provides all the play-by-play from what ended up being a critical Indians win.
June 11, 2013   (0 comments)
Mudcats split doubleheader with Nationals
ZEBULON – After rain postponed the series opener, the Carolina Mudcats and Potomac Nationals played a double header on Tuesday. Carolina broke their six-game losing streak with an 11-3 victory in game one, but dropped game two 3-1 to split the doubleheader. Both games were seven innings.
June 11, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains fall 7-4 to Fort Wayne
The Captains fell 7-4 to Fort Wayne Tuesday night, bringing their record to 20-41 on the season. Fort Wayne is now 43-20 on the season.
June 11, 2013   (0 comments)
Braves spear Clippers 9-2
Pitching in his first game since sustaining a left oblique injury in a game back on April 28, right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed a scoreless 2 2/3 innings against the Gwinnett Braves Tuesday. After throwing 41 pitches (he was limited to 50), Matsuzaka exited the game and everything went downhill from there. Reliever Paolo Espino, Cole Cook and Bryan Price combined to surrender nine runs on 11 hits en route to a 9-2 beat down by the Braves.
June 11, 2013   (2 comments)
2013 MLB Draft: Scout's take on the Indians draft
We have a few different post-draft articles coming to the IBI over the next few days. In addition to the signing updates, we will also have our detailed site recap of the draft as well as a post-draft Q&A with John Mirabelli. In part one of our site recap today, we let the scouts do the talking as they provide many comments on the players the Indians selected and provide some insight into the signability of a few of those player. In total, 13 players are reviewed by scouts outside of the organization.
June 11, 2013   (0 comments)
Launching off with the Aeros: 6/4/13 – 6/10/13
With nine wins over the past two weeks, the Akron Aeros have almost climbed back over .500 for the first time since May 10. The recent hot streak moved the Aeros to only four games back of first place. The team has been a lot of fun to watch and is filled with players to keep an eye on. To read about who these players are, which toolsy outfielder was out of his mind over the past week, and everything else you need to know about the team, join Jim Piascik and go Launching off with the Aeros.
June 11, 2013   (0 comments)
2013 MLB Draft: June 11th signing update
Tony checked in yesterday with his first signing update with news, notes and firsthand information on 14 of the Indians 39 draft picks. Today, he continues his signing updates with more news on Clint Frazier, some additional players that have agreed to terms on deals, a few players who have decided not to sign (one who is a pretty big name), and more.
June 11, 2013   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #63: Rangers 6, Indians 3
The Indians got a little bit of what they had been looking for on Monday as Scott Kazmir pitched well and Carlos Santana delivered a key, three-RBI base hit. However, the strong pitching and clutch hit were not nearly enough as a three-run seventh inning by the Texas Rangers doomed the Tribe and brought their losing streak to eight games. Join the IBI's Kevin Dean as he offers his Second Thoughts on the latest Indians loss.
June 11, 2013   (1 comments)
The Crushers Notebook: 6/4/13 to 6/10/2013
The Crushers managed another .500 week after dropping their first two games in Traverse City. From the sixth through the eighth they recorded a season high win streak of three, counting their final game in Traverse City and their first two in Washington. They are now 9-12, still in last place in the East Division. Kyle Ferrara details that week that was for the Crushers...
June 11, 2013   (0 comments)
Martinez cruises in 5-2 victory against Braves
It had been more than month but Columbus right-hander Joe Martinez finally earned his second win of the season by leading the Clippers to a 5-2 triumph against the Gwinnett Braves Monday.

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