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September 8, 2013   (0 comments)
After winning the team's first division title in team history, the Lake Erie Crushers came out flat against the Traverse City Beach Bums by dropping game one of the playoffs 8-0 Saturday night in Avon.
September 7, 2013   (5 comments)
Indians down Mets 9-4 for fourth straight win
Cleveland struck for five runs in the first inning, establishing a lead they would maintain for the entire game, as the Indians beat the New York Mets 9-4 Saturday night. Corey Kluber was impressive in his return from the disabled list as he allowed just two earned runs while Asdrubal Cabrera and Nick Swisher each hit home runs to supply the offense. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he provides all the play-by-play from the huge Tribe win.
September 7, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 9/1/13 -9/7/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
September 7, 2013   (1 comments)
The Scrapperbook: 2013 season in review
The 2013 Mahoning Valley Scrappers were defined by a couple of overriding themes: a lack of offense, dominant pitching, and a killer 12-game losing streak during which seemingly nothing went write for the boys of Niles, Ohio. The IBI's Hayden Grove chimes in with his review of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and touches on the good and not so good performances on the season.
September 7, 2013   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #140: Mets 1, Indians 8
A week ago, we were in the middle of a brutal 1-5 road trip. While some of the slumps this season have been particularly frustrating, this team has proven time and time and time again that they are not in this to roll over and quit. The visiting Mets were blown out 8-1 as Scott Kazmir's dominant start and Nick Swisher's grand slam paved the way for the Tribe. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan for his thoughts on the victory.
September 7, 2013   (0 comments)
Kazmir's dominance, Swisher's slam lead Indians to 8-1 win
Scott Kazmir struck out 12 batters in six innings and Nick Swisher hit a grand slam as the Cleveland Indians beat the New York Mets 8-1 in the opener of a three-game weekend series at Progressive Field. With the win, the Indians have won three games in a row as they continue their push toward a playoff spot and continue to strengthen their standing in the wildcard race.
September 6, 2013   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: Sulser may be older, but he can pitch
The minor league season is over, but there is still a lot to wrap up. In today’s piece Tony looks at the sensational pro debut for short season Single-A Mahoning Valley right-hander Cole Sulser and his prospect future, looks at the exceptional season that Low-A Lake County outfielder LeVon Washington had at the plate, the amazing consistency of High-A Carolina outfielder Jordan Smith and what kind of prospect he truly is, and tons of comments from Triple-A Columbus pitching coach Tony Arnold on several of his pitchers such as Trevor Bauer, T.J. House, Bryan Price and others.
September 6, 2013   (4 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Yan Gomes, superstar?
Of all the Indians' offseason acquisitions, Yan Gomes has arguably had the most unexpected impact. He was initially thought to be an afterthought in the Esmil Rogers trade, but he has since cemented himself as key member of the Tribe's roster. Gomes has been so good, in fact, that he could be on his way to becoming a Major League everyday catcher. But could his ceiling even be higher? Do the Indians have a potential star on their hands? The IBI's Steve Orbanek ponders that notion in this week's edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
September 6, 2013   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers: 2013 season in review
The Columbus Clippers finished in second place in the International League West (nine games behind Indianapolis) with a 71-73 record under first-year manager Chris Tremie. They made a late season push for the playoffs in August but ultimately fell six contests short of the Wildcard. The IBI's Ethan Day reviews the season that was by recapping the good and some bad performances this season at Columbus.
September 6, 2013   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts: Starting Pitching and a pennant race
The offensive struggles and upside have been fairly well profiled. Beating a dead horse is one that we are attempting to avoid at least to the best of our ability, but perhaps the most pressing question is not whether the offense will bounce back - because it will - but rather can this rotation hold together for twenty-three more games. The IBI's Michael Hattery takes a look at that question in an off day edition of Second Thoughts...
September 6, 2013   (0 comments)
The Lake Erie Crushers were held to just a pair of hits in the 2013 regular season finale on Thursday night, as they were defeated by the Traverse City Beach Bums, 2-0, at All Pro Freight Stadium.
September 5, 2013   (4 comments)
A three year Indians review: The Starting Rotation
Next up in the three year review series are the starting pitchers. The IBI's Jeff Ellis handled this group on the whole and used some advanced stats to try and show how things have changed for the Indians than in previous years. At the start of the year he felt this was a weak link unit for the Indians and they would ultimately fail because of it, but their showing to date is impressive and bodes well for the future.
September 5, 2013   (7 comments)
IBI Update: What we have in store for the offseason
The minor league season may be over, but the real fun is about to begin. Those who have been around the IBI in the past know that just because the games have stopped it does not mean the coverage stops too. In fact, there will be as much or even more coverage on the minor leaguers and major league team the next several months leading into next season. Tony provides the details...
September 5, 2013   (13 comments)
Trend Spotting: The Cowboy returns and the '14 fifth starter
The last month of baseball, especially while the Indians remain on the fringes, has a collection of interesting storylines or players who are worth monitoring. Compelling, because some players are auditioning or beginning their audition for their place on the 2014 Indians. The IBI's Michael Hattery looks at one of those players, the forgotten soldier Josh Tomlin, and how his appearances this month could set him up to have a more vital role in 2014.
September 5, 2013   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #139: Orioles 4, Indians 6
For only the second time since August 17th the Indians offense scored more than five runs. Led by Yan Gomes, Jason Kipnis, Mike Aviles, and Ryan Raburn the team tallied ten hits in the rubber game of a huge three game set against the Baltimore Orioles. This was the team’s last chance to deliver a loss to one of their wildcard competitors and the team’s offense responded with a big performance. The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts on the important win...
September 5, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers end season on high note with 2-0 win
The Scrappers ended their 2013 season on Wednesday night with a 2-0 victory over the Auburn Doubledays. The Scrappers 2013 season was a tumultuous one, but ended on the right note, sending the Scrappers into the 2014 season with a little momentum.
September 5, 2013   (0 comments)
The Lake Erie Crushers captured their first divisional championship, with a 5-1 victory over the Traverse City Beach Bums at All Pro Freight Stadium on Wednesday night.
September 5, 2013   (1 comments)
Around The Farm: September 4, 2013
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers finished their season Wednesday night, once again posting a shutout en route to a victory. The Scrappers only allowed three runs in their four September games, but a consistent star for the team led the way. Nellie Rodriguez capped his comeback campaign in Mahoning Valley Wednesday, flashing everything he can bring to a team. To read all about the final action in the minor league season, join Jim Piascik one final time and go Around The Farm.
September 4, 2013   (0 comments)
Indians win three-game series with Orioles, rally for 6-4 win
There would be no need to sacrifice a live chicken to give the Tribe a victory Wednesday night. Before the rubber match against the Orioles, the team got an unexpected September call-up from the farm. Reliever Cody Allen and other members of the bullpen brought in a chicken to try and keep the team loose. That and some timely hitting and good bullpen work led to an important 6-4 win for the Indians.
September 4, 2013   (11 comments)
Living in the moment is hard at the Corner of Carnegie & Ontario
Ubaldo Jimenez. Just saying the name for me brings up a small dose of bile in my throat. You know the guy I'm talking about. He's the former Rockies' ace that threw a no-hitter, and hit 96 at will with his 12 different pitches. He's just not that guy anymore, and perhaps that's not a bad thing at all. Join Jim Pete at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario as he tries to rationalize Ubaldo Jimenez for the pitcher he is, and not the pitcher he was.

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