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July 11, 2013   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #91: Blue Jays 5, Indians 4
After yet another bullpen implosion, Cleveland found itself on the losing end of a winnable game. Poor pitching from the pen, some untimely bad defense, and some missed opportunities early and late in the game offensively cost Cleveland. Justin Masterson also struggled, though Terry Francona leaving him in too long hints at a larger problme. Join Michael Goodman as he gives his Second Thoughts on Wednesday's loss.
July 11, 2013   (3 comments)
AZL Indians pounded 8-2 by league leading AZL Giants
The AZL Indians dropped their third straight game Wednesday night, falling to the AZL Giants by a final tally of 8-2. The AZL Giants improved to 14-2 on the season and demonstrated why they have the best record in the Arizona Rookie League, coming through with clutch hitting and strong pitching throughout the game.
July 11, 2013   (0 comments)
Around The Farm: July 10, 2013
There was no escaping the powerful storms that pushed through Northeast Ohio Wednesday night, as the Mudcats were delayed during their game in Virginia. The Mudcats were in the middle of an offensive outburst when the rains came down and, after the tarp was rolled back up, they continued assaulting the opposition. The Eastern League All-Star game in New Britain, Connecticut was also delayed, though there were fewer fireworks in that game. To read all about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
July 11, 2013   (0 comments)
Mudcats win 15-8 slugfest over Hillcats
The Carolina Mudcats came back from a Tuesday night shutout to beat the Lynchburg Hillcats 15-8, at Calvin Falwell Field. The Mudcats improved to 9-10 this half and 31-58 overall and the Hillcats dropped to 5-12 this half and 41-45 overall.
July 11, 2013   (0 comments)
Snappers walk-off to beat Captains, 3-2
The Lake County Captains (12-7, 35-51) scored a run in the sixth in order to force extra innings but they fell in the tenth inning on a walk-off home run by right fielder John Wooten. The Beloit Snappers (13-6, 56-33) took game one of the series by a 3-2 final score at Pohlman Field on Wednesday night.
July 11, 2013   (2 comments)
Indians late rally falls short as Blue Jays edge Tribe 5-4
They say baseball teams go as far as starting pitching takes them. Tribe ace Justin Masterson (10-7, 3.72 ERA) gave his team another quality start, but it was the bullpen that gave the game away late, yet again. Cleveland scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but it was not enough to overcome another bullpen meltdown as the Toronto Blue Jays squeezed by the Tribe 5-4. Join Jim Berdysz as he recaps Wednesday night's loss.
July 10, 2013   (0 comments)
All-Star Flores shining so far in 2013
When asked a few weeks ago if he thought he was deserving of an Eastern League All-Star nomination, Akron Aeros right-hander Jose Flores dismissed the question, saying he doesn't think about things like that. Flores will be thinking about the game tonight, however, as the reliever will be participating in the game in New Britain, Connecticut. Jim Piascik talked with Flores recently about what is different in 2013, what is making him successful, and more.
July 10, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers walk early and late in 6-4 win
Craig Hertler drew a leadoff walk in the first and third innings and came around to score both times as the Crushers went on to beat the Wild Things 6-4. The Crushers have now won two in a row have reached an even 23-23 on the season. The loss was Washington’s seventh in eight games.
July 10, 2013   (3 comments)
2013 Draft: July 10 signing update
The Cleveland Indians have signed 11th round draft pick right-handed pitcher Adam Plutko. With his signing they have now signed 25 of their 39 draft picks. The deadline is just two days away and Tony talks about who the Indians may still have their sights on and provides an update on the status of the unsigned picks.
July 10, 2013   (5 comments)
2013 MLB Draft: The Indians shadow draft
The 2013 Draft is long over now, and most players who are going to sign have done so. This year, IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis thought it might be fun to cap off the draft coverage here at the IBI with an Indians shadow draft. A shadow draft is exactly what you think it is: Jeff gets to put on my GM cap and make every single pick. Take a look at who he picks and compare his picks to what the Indians did.
July 10, 2013   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 7/3/13 - 7/9/13
The past week was a good one for the Lake County Captains as they went 4-1 since last Wednesday with one game suspended due to rain. Most notable is the team’s offense, which took off and scored a total of 41 runs during the last five games. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the week that was for the Captains.
July 10, 2013   (0 comments)
Call to the Bullpen: Episode 1.13
Welcome to the first of several installments of a special "Trade Talk" edition of Call to the Bullpen! The All-Star Break is coming up, which means the MLB trade market will soon be crazy busy. The Indians have shown no indication that they will sell or be dormant this trade season. In fact, the Tribe has been fervent in a search for a top of the rotation starter and Jake and Hayden are here to discuss all the latest rumors.
July 10, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #90: Blue Jays 0, Indians 3
Whether you like him or not, Ubaldo Jimenez has been a solid contributor to the Indians rotation this season. While we can all probably agree he’s far from being the Cy Young-contending ace he once was, he has been at least serviceable at the very minimum. Then again, being 7-4 with a 4.37 ERA is a tad better than serviceable. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps Ubaldo's dominant start and the Tribe's shutout victory over the Jays.
July 10, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers tame the Wild Things, 4-2
The Crushers quest to hurdle to the top of the standings continued on Tuesday night, and Craig Hertler supplied the gas in the 4-2 victory over the Washington Wild Things. The Crushers improved to 22-23 with the win, and moved ahead of Washington into fifth place in the East. Washington dropped to 22-24.
July 10, 2013   (4 comments)
Smoke Signals: Episode 6.13: Ubaldo Bizarro
Podcast with Tony Lastoria and Jim Pete, as they talk Cleveland Indians baseball on the Tuesday Night staple, Smoke Signals. In this episode, the crew talked Ubaldo and his Houdini act, the scrappy bench, the Tigers/Yankees/Red Sox, the trade deadline, prospects and call-ins from a couple of IBI regulars!
July 10, 2013   (11 comments)
Around The Farm:  July 9, 2013
It was a short day in terms of games in the Indians' farm system on Tuesday and finding any performances of note (good or bad) from the Mudcats game was as difficult as the nurse's job would've been if a stone sculpture of a turnip showed up at today's blood drive at the Jake, but the IBI's Arthur Kinney is here to take us "Around The Farm" and review the notable performances on the night...
July 9, 2013   (0 comments)
Indians blank Jays 3-0 on solid pitching from Jimenez
Quality starts have been few and far between for Tribe starter Ubaldo Jimenez. Tuesday proved different for the right-hander, as he and the Indians shutout the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-0 for their eleventh shutout of the year. The win was much needed after a disappointing loss to the Tigers the previous night.
July 9, 2013   (2 comments)
Scrappers extend losing streak to seven games
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers now own the worst record in the entirety of the New York Penn League, as they fell to the State College Spikes on Tuesday night by a final score of 12-5. Just seven days ago, the Scrappers owned a record of 7-9; a record some would call respectable. Fast forward a week and the Scrappers have yet to win a game and are currently 7-16 with a .304 winning percentage on the season.
July 9, 2013   (0 comments)
House brilliant in 4-0 shutout of Indians
The last time Clippers left-hander T.J. House saw his name in the win column was May 13. Going up against the International League West leading Indianapolis Indians Tuesday, it looked like that statistic wouldn’t change. Wrong.
July 9, 2013   (0 comments)
Lynchburg snaps Mudcats' four-game streak
The Carolina Mudcats ended a four-game winning streak with a 4-0 loss to the Lynchburg Hillcats Tuesday night. The Mudcats set a franchise record with 16 strikeouts in their second game in a series at Calvin Falwell Field.

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