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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.
July 18, 2013   (8 comments)
Around The Farm: July 17, 2013
Nellie Rodriguez struggled at Lake County early in the season, making it was clear that the organization pushed the first baseman too quickly. After he was moved down to Mahoning Valley, Rodriguez looked better and started to produce, not that anyone could have seen Wednesday night coming. Rodriguez turned in a career performance, and to read all about it and the rest of the action from the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
July 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains fall 7-6 in 12 innings
The Lake County Captains dropped an extra-inning affair with a 12-inning 7-6 loss against the Cedar Rapids Kernels Wednesday night. Right-hander Dylan Baker (6-5, 3.26) took the bump for the Captains to counter Cedar Rapids’ righty Christian Powell (2-3, 5.68).
July 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Mudcats drop series opener 8-3
The Carolina Mudcats began a four-game home series against the Winston-Salem Dash with an 8-3 loss at Five County Stadium Wednesday night. A season-high three home runs felled the Mudcats, whose bullpen struggled to contain the Dash offense.
July 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Rodriguez's career night not enough, Scrappers fall 7-5
Just two days removed from a 12-game losing streak-ending victory, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ defense allowed three unearned runs and the Scrappers fell to the Brooklyn Cyclones 7-5. The defense, which has recorded multiple errors in 14 of the team’s last 15 games, committed two errors in the bottom of the third inning which allowed the go-ahead runs to score.
July 17, 2013   (2 comments)
Aeros comeback to win 5-4
The Akron Aeros walked off over the Erie SeaWolves with a big hit from Kyle Bellows for a 5-4 victory on Wednesday afternoon. Right-hander Will Roberts (6-7, 4.30) received the start for the Aeros to counter Erie righty Victor Larez (6-7, 5.03).
July 17, 2013   (14 comments)
2013 Trade Deadline: Top trade assets for the Indians
The July 31st trade deadline is only two weeks away. The second half of the season is set to begin and the Indians are right in the thick of the playoff race as they are 1.5 games out of first place and 3.0 games out of the wildcard. The Indians have been aggressive in their pursuit of options to complement their team and improve the lineup or pitching staff, and Tony runs down the assets the Indians have to acquire one of those players. He uses insight gathered from the team and other organizations and touches on the top 20 players that teams will covet when completing a deal with the Indians.
July 17, 2013   (25 comments)
Trade Deadline looms at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The second half of the 2013 Major League Baseball season is dawning on the North Coast, and the Cleveland Indians are seven games above 500, and have an opportunity to get even better. Join Jim Pete as he returns to the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario to talk the realities of the 2013 season, if the Indians should target anyone, and who that might be.
July 17, 2013   (1 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 7/10/13 - 7/16/13
Last week wasn’t as glamorous for the Lake County Captains in comparison to others as they went 1-5. Three of their losses were one-run games and it was the bullpen that let the team down in most of the decisions. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the Captains' week in her weekly notebook.
July 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Call to the Bullpen: Episode 1.14
It's the All-Star Break and here to discuss all the highs and lows of the Indians first half are Jake and Hayden on Call to the Bullpen! Jason Kipnis made his All-Star debut on Tuesday night and put on quite a show. The trade market continues to heat up and the Indians look to get busy at any moment as they seek bullpen help, another quality starter and possibly another bat. Tune in tonight for all this and more at 10pm ET!
July 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts: Where the rotation stands
It’s the All-Star break in 2013 and once again, the Indians find themselves within striking distance of the division lead. There have been many keys that have led to their strong showing in the first half. However, one element that deserved a good deal of the credit is the starting pitching staff, one that originally had a lot of ‘maybes’ and ‘what-ifs’. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he breaks down the rotation at the halfway point.
July 17, 2013   (5 comments)
Around The Farm:  July 16, 2013
There was only one game played in the Indians organization on Tuesday night because of the MLB All Star game, but it was a big one. In Akron the game featured the debut of shortstop Francisco Lindor as well as the continued good play of several other hot prospects in the system.
July 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Lindor’s arrival brings excitement but Aeros fall 5-2
After arriving one day before, top minor league prospect Fransisco Lindor made his highly anticipated and much talked about debut on Tuesday night but he was relatively quiet at the plate as the Aeros lost to the Erie SeaWolves 5-2 on Tuesday night at Canal Park.

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