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April 11, 2014   (0 comments)
Lindor HR lifts RubberDucks over Baysox, 2-1 in extra innings
Akron RubberDucks shortstop Francisco Lindor led off the bottom of the 13th with a walk off home run to center field Friday night, handing the RubberDucks a hard-fought, 2-1 victory over the Bowie Baysox at Canal Park. It was Lindor’s second homer of the season, and snapped an 0-12 slide at the plate for the Indians star prospect. The timely blast ended the marathon game at 3-hours and 49-minutes.
April 11, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats late surge not enough, fall to Nationals 4-2
Despite keeping it close throughout and a late inning rally, the Carolina Mudcats were never able to take control of the game as they fell to the Potomac Nationals 4-2 on Friday night. Carolina (5-3) trailed by no more than one run until the seventh inning, when the team gave up three runs with the score tied at one to fall behind by more than they could catch up to.
April 11, 2014   (0 comments)
Cloyd pitches gem in Clippers 4-2 win over Bats
In his first two starts of the season, Columbus Clippers (2-6) starting pitcher Tyler Cloyd has done his best Jekyll and Hyde impersonation. After giving up six earned runs in 3.1 innings last Sunday, Cloyd was outstanding in his return performance in the Clippers 4-2 win over the Louisville Bats (4-3) on Friday night.
April 11, 2014   (2 comments)
2014 IBI Positional Rankings: The Left-handed Relievers
Today we move on to the left-handed relief pitchers in our annual IBI positional rankings. Like with the right-handed relievers, this is a tough position to rank because lefty relievers can be scarce in a farm system for a variety of reasons. At the moment the Indians have a solid one-two punch in Cleveland in Marc Rzepczynski and Josh Outman and have them backed up with Nick Hagadone in Columbus, but they have some legitimate prospect depth behind them to fill a need if any of the above trio get hurt, under perform, or leave the team in free agency or trade. The IBI's Tony Lastoria ranks the options and provides scouting reports and insight on names like Crockett, Barnes, Polanco, Soto, Pannone and Araujo.
April 11, 2014   (8 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #10: Indians 3, White Sox 7
All good things must come to an end and such was the case for the Indians' 14-game win streak against the White Sox. Of course, with no Jason Giambi to summon from the bench, the task was somewhat tougher. Despite Danny Salazar making history, it was pretty much the Jose Abreu show on Thursday as he clubbed a pair of home runs. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps Thursday's 7-3 loss.
April 11, 2014   (17 comments)
Around the Farm: April 10, 2014
As a soon-to-be 24-year-old just now debuting at Double-A, Joe Wendle is bound to have some questions about his future. So far in 2014, Wendle is doing what he does best to answer those questions -- hitting -- and Thursday night was no different. Joining Wendle is a catcher in Lake County continuing his development, some rough pitching performances throughout the system, and much more. Join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 11, 2014   (3 comments)
Storylines: Bourn expected back with Indians soon
Spring has sprung in Northeast Ohio! In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on an update on Michael Bourn, White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia is done for the year, and more.
April 10, 2014   (0 comments)
LumberKings crush Captains 12-2
The Clinton LumberKings (4-3) roughed up the Lake County Captains (4-3) pitching staff to the tune of 12 runs on 14 hits to take the series finale and rubber match on Thursday night. The Lumberkings won the game in a landslide 12-2, and also took the series 2-1.
April 10, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats rally to beat Frederick Keys 4-3
An impressive eighth by the Carolina Mudcats secured a 4-3 come from behind win over the Frederick Keys on Thursday night. Down by two runs, Carolina responded with three runs in the eighth to earn their first comeback win of the season.
April 10, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks come up short, fall to Bowie Baysox 6-3
The RubberDucks stranded ten runners in Thursday's home opening loss against the Frederick Keys 6-3. Akron outhit the Keys, but were unable to capitalize on their opportunities ending the night batting 1-10 with runners in scoring position. RubberDucks top pitching prospect, Cody Anderson, also had some troubles in his first home start of the season.
April 10, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers outlasted by Louisville Bats in 6-5 thriller
Louisville Bats third baseman Chris Nelson has become a problem for the Columbus Clippers. For the second time in as many days, Nelson provided the winning hit, this time in walk-off fashion as the Louisville Bats defeated the Clippers 6-5 in the Bats home opener at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday night.
April 10, 2014   (4 comments)
2014 IBI Positional Rankings: The Right-handed Relievers
Today we move on to the right-handed relief pitchers in our annual IBI positional rankings. This is always the toughest position to project in a minor league system as most Major League relievers are failed minor league starters. As a result, most of the Indians pen prospects of the future will come from the current pool of starters they have at all levels of the system. That said, the IBI's Tony Lastoria sees several interesting right-handed relievers worth keeping an eye on and gives scouting reports and insight into players such as C.C. Lee, Austin Adams, Bryan Price, Trevor Frank, D.J. Brown, Louis Head and many more.
April 10, 2014   (3 comments)
Frank riding a wave of success to Lake County
Trevor Frank prefers to spend his free time surfing, but the waves of Lake Erie may not produce a swell large enough for shortboards. Frank doesn’t mind, however, because he’s spending his summer toeing the rubber rather than rails of a surfboard. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently sat down with the Low-A Lake County reliever and talks about his ascent up the pro ranks...
April 10, 2014   (0 comments)
Chisenhall placed on paternity list, Sellers recalled
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled infielder Justin Sellers from Triple-A Columbus and have placed third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall on the Paternity List.
April 10, 2014   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts Games #8 & #9: Indians split doubleheader
Another doubleheader, another split. After a great offensive series against Minnesota and an eight run outburst on Tuesday, the Indians offense slumped in both games on Wednesday. The team managed only 11 hits in the two games, but thanks to some stellar pitching found a way to take one game of the doubleheader. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides some "second thoughts" on the games...
April 10, 2014   (19 comments)
Around the Farm: April 9, 2014
Death, taxes (which Jim Piascik finished last night), and #WashTime making noise on the field. Anyone familiar with Cleveland's minor league system knows to expect great things when LeVon Washington is on the field and Wednesday was no exception. Joining Washington is a Lake County pitcher showing some surprising swing and miss in his game, a pair of organizational debuts with the RubberDucks, and more. Join Jim as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 10, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Angels lose Hamilton to thumb injury
It what seems to be a growing theme, an injury headlines today's article. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on a potential surgery-causing injury to Josh Hamilton, what MLB executives think Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales are worth, and more.
April 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats post big fifth inning, top Frederick, 9-2
Nine runs proved to be plenty as the Carolina Mudcats topped the Frederick Keys, 9-2, Wednesday in Maryland. The Mudcats improved their record to 4-2 on the season, fueled largely by five runs in the fifth inning. Three different Mudcats recorded two RBIs while Alex Monslave tallied three hits and three runs.
April 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains' streak snapped with 4-1 loss to Clinton Lumberkings
After going down 4-0, the Lake County Captains couldn't make a late comeback, losing to the Clinton Lumberkings, 4-1. The Captainssent Luis Lugo to the mound, but he lasted less than four innings before being removed from the game. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Captains.
April 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks strike early, beat the Altoona Curve, 5-4
The Akron RubberDucks jumped out to an early lead and ended up beating Altoona, 5-4, Wednesday. Starter Gabriel Arias pitched five strong innings while Akron collected nine hits as a team. Next up, the RubberDucks are set to head home to Akron to debut new uniforms and a renovated stadium.

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