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July 20, 2013   (0 comments)
Haase's homer not enough as Kernels sweep Captains
The Cedar Rapids Kernels (19-8, 59-36) used two home runs by right fielder Adam Brett Walker and a complete game from southpaw Brett Lee to defeat the Lake County Captains (13-14, 36-59) 4-1 on Friday night in front of 5,557 fans at Classic Park.
July 20, 2013   (1 comments)
Mudcats click on all cylinders to down Dash 4-0
Coming off a 14 inning marathon win on Thursday night, the Carolina Mudcats showed no signs of a hangover, defeating the Winston Salem Dash 4-0 Friday night at Five County Stadium. The win brings the Mudcats’ second half record back to .500 at 13-13, and 35-61 overall.
July 20, 2013   (0 comments)
Errors and botched plays hand Tribe 3-2 loss in series opener
The Cleveland Indians fell victim to a pair of defensive miscues, which proved costly in a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Errors and botched plays by Chisenhall, Cabrera and Swisher led to the Twins scoring three runs (two unearned), spoiling a dominant start by Tribe southpaw Scott Kazmir. Join the IBI's Stephanie Metzger as she recaps a frustrating loss by the Tribe.
July 20, 2013   (10 comments)
Around The Farm:  July 19, 2013
Everyone was back in action on Friday night from the big league team on down to the rookie level team in Arizona. Matt LaPorta continues his rehab in Arizona and had a big night, Francisco Lindor continues to impress in the early going at Akron, and Diasuke Matsuzaka seems to have figured things out in Columbus. All of that and more in another trip around the farm....
July 19, 2013   (3 comments)
Phelps is learning new positions to add to utility resume
Triple-A Columbus infielder Cord Phelps has grown up in the Indians system and has continued to improve every year in different aspects of his game. While he has battled a few injuries this season, when he has played he has performed well. A new challenge the Indians threw his way this season was his first exposure to first base and left field, and the IBI's Adrienne Robbins recently caught up with him to see how the transition to both positions is going.
July 19, 2013   (4 comments)
The IBI 2013 midseason prospect rankings: #10-#1
Jim Pete and Jim Piascik both continue their discussion about their top 20 prospect rankings, started this past Tuesday. The Jims utilized information obtained at their own affiliates, as well as took information from the rest of the affiliate reporters across the IBI spectrum. Here is part two of that list, as well as the two Jims' e-mail chain as they justified their rankings to each other.
July 19, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers look to overcome inconsistency, play better in second half
The first half of the season saw the Crushers achieve a record of 25-25, which isn’t a bad mark considering they were as many as six games under .500 in the month of June. The IBI's Kyle Ferrara gets us set for the second half of the Crushers season.
July 19, 2013   (2 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Can ZMac extend the rotation and bullpen?
Zach McAllister seems to be ready to reclaim his place in the starting rotation this coming Tuesday after a successful start on Thursday night in Columbus. Can McAllister help solidify this rotation enough to allow the Indians to avoid the tough July trade market? In doing so, could he also help right the ship to a struggling bullpen? Jim Pete hijacks Orbiting for One Night Only with his take on an Orbanek favorite.
July 19, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts: Analyzing the Indians lineup
The second half of the season kicks off tonight! This means that the games are going to increasingly become more important as the weeks go by and the Indians look to keep pace with the Detroit Tigers in American League Central. One aspect of the team that has been consistent this season has been the offense, and the IBI's Michael Goodman looks at how each position player has performed to date and provides his expectations for the second half.
July 19, 2013   (6 comments)
Around The Farm: July 18, 2013
The Cleveland organization got homer-happy Thursday night, as Lake County led the way with four home runs on their own. None of those shots could overshadow what happened with Carolina, however, as the team hit their first walk-off home run of the season. To find out walked off for the Mudcats and everything else you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
July 19, 2013   (0 comments)
Karns Spins Gem as Senators Cruise Past Aeros, 12-3
Harrisburg pitcher Nate Karns and 12 runs is a lethal combination for Eastern League opponents of the Senators. That was certainly the case Thursday night as the Senators dealt the Aeros a 12-3 loss in the opener of a four game series at Metro Bank Park.
July 19, 2013   (0 comments)
Myles' walk-off home run gives Mudcats 5-2 victory
The Carolina Mudcats earned an extra-inning win against the Winston-Salem Dash 5-2 at Five County Stadium Thursday night. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Mudcats and gave the team its first walk-off home run of the season. The teams traded runs throughout regulation until a three-run inning for the Mudcats in the 14th.
July 19, 2013   (0 comments)
McAllister solid as Clippers defeat Ironpigs 3-2
The Clippers came back from the All-Star break well-rested defeating the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs 3-2. Columbus was able to consistently stay on the board, while the Ironpigs couldn’t seem to find their swing until it was too late.
July 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers even series, win 6-2
After Nellie Rodriguez' career night resulted in a 7-5 loss on Wednesday night, the rest of the Scrappers lineup showed up on Thursday, backing up Rodriguez and beating the Brooklyn Cyclones 6-2.
July 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains fall 9-7 despite four home runs
The Lake County Captains accumulated four home runs at Classic Park on Thursday night but fell to the Cedar Rapids Kernels 9-7. Right-hander Luis DeJesus (3-9, 6.18) received the start for the Captains to counter Cedar Rapids’ righty Josue Montanez (3-2, 5.35).
July 18, 2013   (1 comments)
Notes from the Wigwam: First half wrap-up, second half preview
After losing three of four to Detroit, the Indians won five out of their last six games heading into the All-Star break, including winning four straight and sweeping the Royals to end the first half and head into the All-Star break with a respectable 51-44 record and a game and a half behind Detroit. The Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he fills in for the honeymooning Steve Orbanek in this week's edition of Notes from the Wigwam.
July 18, 2013   (5 comments)
Minor Happenings: Colon's back and better than ever
Well not that Colon, obviously. While Tony is off having fun on vacation, Jim Piascik fills in, analyzing High-A Carolina right-hander Joseph Colon's return from injury and his development, admires and breaks down the progress Double-A outfielder Carlos Moncrief has made in 2013, checks in with Aeros manager Edwin Rodriguez on how a dozen of his players are doing and what changes they are making, and provides insight and information on the likes of Alex Monsalve, Bryson Myles, Dorssys Paulino, Nellie Rodriguez, D'Vone McClure, and more!
July 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers: 7/11/13 to 7/17/13
The Columbus Clippers concluded the first half of their season on a high note, finishing the past week with a 4-1 record. The winning record is quite a welcoming sign for the Clippers who have been inconsistent all season, and things seem to be clicking on all cylinders for Columbus as the offense, defense and pitching have all been productive as of late. The IBI's Ethan Day takes us sailing in his weekly Clippers notebook...
July 18, 2013   (15 comments)
Second Thoughts: Internal options for the pitching staff
With the trade deadline looming the Indians are said to be extremely active in trade discussion to improve the current team. Reports have linked the Indians to nearly every big-name presumed available starting pitcher and they’re also said to be on the lookout for relief help. That’s an expensive proposition, which may mean the Indians may have a need to look internally for players that can shore up the pitching staff. The IBI's Michael Goodman looks at those internal options they may turn to in the second half...
July 18, 2013   (12 comments)
Indians hit jackpot in the Competitive Balance Lottery
The competitive balance lottery happened on Wednesday to no fanfare at all, but Indians fans should really be happy about it and need to know about it. The reason is simple: this pick becomes a big trade asset for the Indians. It could be the centerpiece in a trade, especially if it's for pen help. The IBI's Jeff Ellis explains the value of the pick and how fortunate the Indians were to get it.

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