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April 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Seventh-inning comeback gives Akron 2-1 win against Altoona
The Akron RubberDucks struck twice in the seventh inning to seal a 2-1 victory against Altoona Saturday. Bryson Myles, Jordan Smith and Alex Lavisky each singled in the seventh to bring around the pair of runs. Akron had trailed for six and a half innings before making its late comeback.
April 26, 2014   (4 comments)
House looking forward to another opportunity in Cleveland
Glen Anthony “T.J.” House, Jr. got his first Major League experience last season when he was called up for three days in June. He’s working hard to make sure that it is not another Moonlight Graham moment as he never got into a game and has not been back since. The IBI's Michael Rich recently caught up with House and talked about that memorable first time call to the big leagues and what he is doing to get back there.
April 26, 2014   (13 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #23: Indians 1, Giants 5
The Indians fell to the Giants 5-1 on Friday night in a game where it was never as close as the score indicates. Giants starter Tim Hudson was in complete control all night while Indians starter Carlos Carrasco actually pitched well but the Giants just maximized every run scoring opportunity they had. The IBI's John Grimm talks about Carrasco's interesting advanced stats and how he has been unable to catch a break so far this season.
April 26, 2014   (18 comments)
Around the Farm: April 25, 2014
It's been an exceptional month for Jesus Aguilar and Jose Ramirez at Triple-A Columbus and both continued their big April campaigns with another great showing on Friday night. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps their performance along with the rest of the good (and bad) showings on the night Around the Farm.
April 26, 2014   (3 comments)
Storylines: Sandoval seeking five-year deal
We're entering the last weekend in April. Where has the time gone? 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 extension talks with Pablo Sandoval and the Giants, Terry Francona's plans for Carlos Santana, Tony Clark's concerns with the Mets, and more.
April 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains outdueled, fall 1-0 to Silver Hawks, skid reaches seven
The Lake County Captains (5-16) were held without a hit for the first six and two thirds innings of the game by South Bend Silver Hawks (13-8) starter Blake Perry as South Bend took game one of the series 1-0 on Friday night. Despite the better pitching, the Captains have dropped seven straight games.
April 25, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks fall to Curve 5-3 in series opener
A one-out RBI triple from Tyler Naquin in the bottom of the eighth would bring the RubberDucks within one run of Altoona, but the Curve would respond with another run in the top of the ninth to stay ahead and seal a 5-3 victory.
April 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Tomlin leads Clippers past Braves 7-1
Columbus starter Josh Tomlin cruised through the Gwinnett Braves (12-9) lineup pitching eight scoreless innings as the Clippers (9-11) won 7-1 at Huntington Park in front of 7,119 in attendance on Friday.
April 25, 2014   (22 comments)
Determining Value
With another season here, the IBI's Tony Lastoria digs up an article which has been a site favorite for a few years. He talks about the decisions teams make with their prospects and the way they are handled which provides a good idea of how a team values each player in the organization. If you pay attention to how a player is used and how they are moved, you can get a good feel for their prospect value.
April 25, 2014   (7 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #22: Royals 1, Indians 5
Be forewarned, this analysis will be giving a lot of love to Indians right-hander Corey Kluber as he tossed his first big league complete game against the Royals on Thursday during the midday finale of the four-game set. Tribe hitters also finally managed to break through against Royals lefty Bruce Chen. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the Indians' rubber match victory.
April 25, 2014   (8 comments)
Around the Farm: April 24, 2014
When it comes to prospects, everything is easier when the top guys are performing the way they are supposed to. Such was the case Thursday night as top prospect and shortstop-in-waiting Francisco Lindor put on a show for the RubberDucks. Though, as Jim Piascik cautions, just because Lindor is highly rated and has a strong reputation does not mean he is ready for Cleveland just yet. Join Jim as he breaks down Lindor, looks at how Carolina starter D.J. Brown is seizing his opportunity, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 25, 2014   (2 comments)
Storylines: Oakland could be on the market for pitching
The Indians are about to embark on a long west coast trip! 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 the Athletics possibly seeking help in their rotation, Michael Pineda learns his punishment, Darren Oliver has landed a new job, and more.
April 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers force extra innings, earn 5-4 victory over Braves
The Gwinnett Braves (12-8) played from ahead through the middle innings after a sacrifice fly by Edward Salcedo gave them the lead in the fourth inning, but Clippers second basemen Ryan Rohlinger singled to left in the 11th inning to complete the comeback for Columbus (8-11) over the visiting Braves 5-4 on Thursday night at Huntington Park.
April 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats, Brown shutout Blue Rocks 7-0
The Carolina Mudcats bounced back from a tough loss in their previous outing to shutout the Wilmington Blue Rocks 7-0 on Thursday night behind a big seventh inning, and a strong pitching performance from D.J. Brown.
April 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Lugnuts win 10-2 to complete sweep of Captains
The Lansing Lugnuts (8-11) pounded out ten runs on eleven hits in the series finale on Thursday night, as they completed a four-game sweep of the Lake County Captains (5-15) with a 10-2 win. The Captains have dropped six straight games.
April 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Davies masterful in RubberDucks 4-1 win
Akron RubberDucks right-hander Kyle Davies struck out a season-high nine batters over six and 2/3 innings Thursday afternoon, picking up his second win of the season, as the RubberDucks defeated the Trenton Thunder, 4-1, at Arm and Hammer Park.
April 24, 2014   (13 comments)
Minor Happenings: Is Jose Ramirez trade bait?
In today’s second part of our bi-weekly Minor Happenings piece, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a deep look into Triple-A Columbus second baseman Jose Ramirez’s performance, his usage, how he fits onto the Major League roster and how he is being showcased as a potential trade chip. In addition to that he provides several comments from the front office on some players at Low-A Lake County such as Nellie Rodriguez, Jordan Milbrath and others, and provides insight and information on players such as Jesus Aguilar, Francisco Lindor, James Roberts, Claudio Bautista and more!
April 24, 2014   (6 comments)
Kluber hurls complete game in 5-1 victory over Royals
It was a day for smiles in the Indians series finale with Kansas City Thursday afternoon. And yes, even for Corey Kluber (2-2, 3.90 ERA), who had himself a career day on the mound in his fifth start. Tossing his first big league complete game victory, the right-hander led the Tribe past the Royals, 5-1 to win the four-game series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
April 24, 2014   (1 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 4/17/14 - 4/23/14
The arrival of first-rounder Clint Frazier highlighted the Captains’ week, though the team’s winning woes remained. They posted a 1-5 record last week as they managed to avoid a home sweep by the Burlington Bees, but their trip up north to Lansing, Mich. didn’t end well. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the week.
April 24, 2014   (10 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #21: Royals 3, Indians 5
The Indians rallied for a much needed 5-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday night, earning just their second win of the season against a left-handed starting pitcher in the process. The IBI's Michael Goodman reviews some of the performances from the game and notes some good and bad trends which are developing with some key Indians players.

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