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June 27, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushes walk off to a walk in 3-2 win
The second game of the series was completed on Thursday evening, after being suspended due to rain with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning on Wednesday night. The Crushers were trailing 2-1 when the game was called on Wednesday, but came back to win a bizarre, 10-inning affair 3-2 on a walk-off walk from Kevin Berard.
June 27, 2013   (0 comments)
Aguilar driving in runs, continuing growth as hitter
Double-A Akron first baseman Jesus Aguilar was recently named to the Eastern League All Star team and is having a solid season producing big RBI numbers for Akron. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently caught up with him and talked about the adjustments he is making and what he needs to do to continue to grow as a hitter.
June 27, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains offense sunk by Loons, lose 3-1
The Great Lakes Loons (6-2, 33-45) used another great pitching performance to defeat the Lake County Captains (5-3, 28-47) on Thursday afternoon by a final score of 3-1. The Captains have lost two straight after sweeping Bowling Green earlier this week.
June 27, 2013   (1 comments)
Perez activated from DL, House optioned to Columbus
The Indians have activated right-handed closer Chris Perez from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-handed pitcher T.J. House to Columbus. House did not appear in a game since being called up on Monday.
June 27, 2013   (0 comments)
A few pitching hiccups at the beginning and end of the AZL Indians’ game proved to be costly, as the Indians fell to the Brewers 9-8 in extra innings Wednesday night at Goodyear Ballpark, and extended the Indians’ losing streak to three games.
June 27, 2013   (14 comments)
MLB trade rumor analysis: Asdrubal Cabrera
Since the Indians drafted Francisco Lindor in 2011, the tenure of Asdrubal Cabrera has had a fast-approaching, but unknown expiration date. Is this the right time to deal the 27-year old shortstop? If so, what's a reasonable return and who would be interested? The IBI's Charlie Adams weighs in with some heavy analysis and insight in this fantastic piece.
June 27, 2013   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers: 6/20/13 - 6/26/13
It appears that the Clippers set their anchor at the beginning of June and forgot to pull it back up because they are going nowhere fast. Yet again, Columbus finished the week with a losing record, going 2-4 in six contests against Pawtucket, Lehigh Valley and Norfolk. Now seven games below .500 at 36-43, the Clippers sit 16 games behind front-runner Indianapolis in the International League West.
June 27, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers battle raindrops, lose 6-4
After several days of severe storms, Lake Erie and the Frontier Greys were finally able to finish Tuesday's game, losing 6-4, but game number two of the doubled header was another rainout. In front of one of the largest crowds seen at All Pro Freight Stadium this season at 3,140, rain put everyone on hold again Wednesday.
June 27, 2013   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #77: Indians 4, Orioles 3
Scott Kazmir was absolutely brilliant for the second consecutive start, limiting a good Orioles offense to just one run over seven innings. Joe Smith came in and blew the lead in the eighth but the bats rallied for two runs in the ninth and then Vinnie Pestano slammed the door in the ninth for a much needed 4-3 Indians win. The IBI's Michael Hattery shares his "second thoughts" on the game...
June 27, 2013   (0 comments)
The Inside Pitch 2.11: The NBA Draft Edition
The Inside Pitch is back for 2013. The on-line radio show is hosted by Andrew Zajac and Jeff Ellis, who are two contributing members of IndiansBaseballInsider.com. In tonight's episode, Andrew and Jeff will be providing live coverage of the NBA Draft. They'll be dissecting the picks as they happen. In between picks, they may also dive into the Tribe discussing their recent winning ways as well as Jason Kipnis' month of June.
June 27, 2013   (1 comments)
Around the Farm: June 26, 2013
The Indians had a busy night on the farm as everyone was in action, although Columbus was suspended after three innings because of rain. Wonderkid Clint Frazier was back in the lineup on Wednesday after his multi-hit debut on Tuesday, and Joey Wendle continues to hit well at Carolina. Tony shares thoughts on both of them and more in ATF....
June 27, 2013   (3 comments)
Indians rally late, defeat Orioles 4-3 on a big comeback win
Hall of Famer Ty Cobb once said, “Speed is a great asset.” For the Indians on Wednesday, speed would prove to be a huge asset when it would matter the most. Down 3-2 in the ninth inning, the Tribe rallied back to steal a win from the Orioles with a 4-3 victory in Baltimore.
June 26, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains shutout by Loons, 2-0
After a slow start to Wednesday’s game, the first home game of the second half, the Captains couldn’t break through and fell to the Loons 2-0.
June 26, 2013   (0 comments)
Aeros blown out by the Senators, 11-2
The Harrisburg Senators finished a three game sweep of the Akron Aeros Wednesday afternoon at Metro Bank Park. Aeros RHP Will Roberts (6-8) took the loss for the Aeros while Harrisburg's Taylor Hill stretched his winning record to 7-2.
June 26, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers get spiked by the Spikes, 6-1
For the sixth time in ten games, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers scored two or less runs, falling to the State College Spikes 6-1. The Scrappers could only muster four hits, while the pitching limited damage as best as possible.
June 26, 2013   (0 comments)
Keys blow it open in ninth, beat Mudcats 6-2
After keeping the game close all afternoon, the Carolina Mudcats dropped a heartbreaker to the Frederick Keys 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Five County Stadium. The loss drops the Mudcats record to 2-4 in the second half and 24-52 overall.
June 26, 2013   (1 comments)
Sabourin hitting his way onto prospect radar
Signed as an undrafted free agent, Carolina Mudcats first baseman Jerrud Sabourin has developed into a true underdog story. The model of consistency, Sabourin leads the Carolina League in batting average at .318 and is fourth on the team in hits and plays great defense at first base. Sabourin was recently honored for his efforts with a selection to the Carolina League All-Star team. The IBI's Zachary Francis recently caught up with him to see how his season is going.
June 26, 2013   (0 comments)
Cabrera activated from disabled list, McDonald DFAed
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have reinstated shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (right quad strain) from the 15-day disabled list and designated infielder John McDonald for assignment.
June 26, 2013   (1 comments)
Minor Happenings: Hamrick and others off to impressive start
In today’s second edition of Minor Happenings for the week, Tony takes a look at the emergence of two high profile pitching prospects in Mahoning Valley with Caleb Hamrick and Luis Lugo. He also provides several comments from the front office on players at High-A Carolina, the strides that Ronny Rodriguez continues to make, the prospect standing of Jerrud Sabourin, the injury concerns of Matt LaPorta, the inconsistency that Luis DeJesus is working through, the big pro debut of Clint Frazier and more.
June 26, 2013   (0 comments)
AZL Indians fall in slugfest to AZL Brewers, 17-5
After a solid opening weekend, the AZL Indians kicked off their second week of play Tuesday against the AZL Brewers. Tuesday also marked the professional debut of the Indians 2013 first round draft pick, Clint Frazier, and he certainly demonstrated why the Indians chose to take him with the fifth overall selection.

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