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July 30, 2013   (10 comments)
A three year Indians review: Catcher
In his fifth part of this series, the IBI's Jeff Ellis takes a look at the Indians catching position over the past three years and shows how productive the position has been for them and how it has significantly improved this season. He also sheds light on what a crazy talent Carlos Santana has become and how he is no doubt a top five player at his position.
July 30, 2013   (0 comments)
Launching off with the Aeros: 7/23/13 – 7/29/13
The Akron Aeros got some decent pitching over the past week, though a rough performance from the offense sent them on their way to a losing record. The Aeros lost four of their six games, dropping their record to 53-55. Akron is in fourth place in the Western Division, 5.5 games out of first place and five games out of the wild card. To find out all you need to know from the past week, join Jim Piascik and go Launching off with the Aeros.
July 30, 2013   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #105: White Sox 2, Indians 3
After a quality sweep of the Rangers, the Indians welcomed a down and selling White Sox team to town for a four-game set. The run of quality starting pitching continued, but the visiting team pitched just as well, resulting in a grind-out battle all the way. Tied late, a record-setting walk-off home run sent the Indians to their fifth straight win. The IBI's Kevin Dean shares his second thoughts on a thrilling late inning win for the Indians...
July 30, 2013   (0 comments)
Frazier, Santana lead AZL Indians to 4-1 win over AZL Dodgers
After a somewhat sloppy defeat Sunday, the AZL Indians rebounded nicely Monday afternoon, taking their rematch against the AZL Dodgers, 4-1. Clint Frazier and Juan Santana each played a key role in the victory, as Frazier homered and Santana tossed a gem for six innings.
July 30, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers tread water by splitting doubleheader
Lake Erie treaded water Monday in Evansville by winning game one of a double header and dropping game two. In game one, the Crushers got a strong performance out of starter Matt Smith. Smith has been having an up and down season so far this year, but Monday on the road he was almost untouchable.
July 30, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains routed in series finale by Great Lakes 9-0
The Captains were sunk by the Loons Monday night, 9-0. Despite four hits, Lake County could not capitalize on their men on base and earned no runs against the Loons.
July 30, 2013   (13 comments)
Around the Farm: July 29, 2013
What a strong month it has been for short season Single-A Mahoning Valley's Nellie Rodriguez who has turned his season around after a disappointing campaign the first two months of the year with Low-A Lake County. The IBI's Michael Hattery recaps the big night from Rodriguez, Clint Frazier, Joey Wendle and many others in another edition of Around the Farm...
July 29, 2013   (0 comments)
Late miscues by Durham prove costly as Clippers take 5-4 win
The Columbus Clippers took the win Monday night at Huntington Park, 5-4. After a back and forth battle with the Durham Bulls the Clippers came out with their second win of the series.
July 29, 2013   (4 comments)
Giambi sends Indians to fifth straight win, beat Chicago 3-2
With one swing of the bat at 42 years and 202 days young, Jason Giambi entered himself in Major League Baseball record books Monday night at Progressive Field. Pinch hitting with the Tribe and Chicago White Sox tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth, “Big G” connected on a game-winning homer giving the Indians the 3-2 win and sending them to their fifth straight victory.
July 29, 2013   (0 comments)
Mudcats lose lead in fifth to fall to Wilmington 4-3
The Carolina Mudcats lost to the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 4-3, at Frawley Stadium Monday night.
July 29, 2013   (1 comments)
Big homers, Nellie Rodriguez help Scrappers sweep Cross-Cutters
Four straight hits in the fourth inning from the Scrappers would prove to be more than enough to sweep the two-game set with the Williamsport CrossCutters on Monday night by a final score of 5-2.
July 29, 2013   (1 comments)
A three year Indians review: Third Base
In his fourth part in this series, the IBI's Jeff Ellis delves into third base to finish off the infield and looks at whether the Indians have improved at the position this season. This is a position that has been in flux since Casey Blake was traded in July of 2008 as the Indians have tired vets like Jack Hannahan and top prospects like Andy Marte and Lonnie Chisenhall, but have struggled to find consistency and a long term solution.
July 29, 2013   (5 comments)
Notes From the Wigwam: Tribe caps strong week with sweep
The Cleveland Indians had a successful week as they are currently on a four-game win streak and coming of a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers. Despite the strong performance, the Tribe was unable to gain ground on the Tigers as Detroit also had a strong week and went 6-1. Nonetheless, the Tribe now has momentum again that they'll look to carry into this week. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps the week that was in his weekly notebook, Notes From the Wigwam.
July 29, 2013   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #104: Rangers 0, Indians 6
For the first time in 33 years, the Indians have swept the Texas Rangers in Cleveland. At the center of it all for the Tribe was another outstanding starting pitching performance, this time by right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez who went a dominant eight shutout innings against the Rangers offense surrendering just two hits while walking three and striking out six. Victory was the ninth in the last 13 ballgames for the streaking Tribe, and the IBI's Jim Berdysz shares his second thoughts on the win.
July 29, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers come out on top again in extras, 9-8
Extra innings has been a common theme for the Lake Erie Crushers and Sunday night in Evansville was another late game as the Crushers came out on top 9-8 in 14 innings.
July 29, 2013   (9 comments)
Around The Farm:  July 28, 2013
Outfielder LeVon Washington returned to Low-A Lake County with a bang, Danny Salazar racked up 11 strikeouts on just 75 pitches in another stellar outing for Triple-A Columbus, outfielder Matt LaPorta continued his rehab, and much more on Sunday. The IBI's Arthur Kinney takes us Around the Farm and highlights all the good and some bad in the Indians system on the day...
July 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Clippers squander Salazar’s 11-strikeout outing
Columbus right-hander Danny Salazar fanned 11 batters Sunday but offensive struggles lead to the Clippers demise as they fell 4-1 in a disappointing loss to the Durham Bulls Sunday.
July 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Rodriguez delivers walkoff knock for Scrappers over Williamsport
Five errors by the Williamsport CrossCutters in the final two innings of Sunday afternoon’s game gave the Scrappers men on first and third with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. With the Scrappers down 6-5, Nellie Rodriguez worked the count full with a chance to deliver... and he did.
July 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Lake County pulls away from Loons on late homer
After three straight losses on their road trip, The Captains were able to rebound and grab a 5-4 victory from the Great Lakes Loons on Sunday. This victory was from the fourth game during The Captains eight game road trip.
July 28, 2013   (3 comments)
Indians win fourth straight following three-game sweep of Texas
Ubaldo Jimenez pitched eight shutout innings, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 6-0 victory and a three-game sweep over the Texas Rangers, marking the first such sweep for the Tribe over Texas since 1980. The Indians have now won four games in a row, but still trail the Detroit Tigers by three games in the American League Central. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps Cleveland's fourth straight victory.

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