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April 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers split error-filled doubleheader with Tides
Doubleheaders have not been kind to the Columbus Clippers (11-13) over the past year. They have been swept in two previous twin bills this season and five straight dating back to July 6, 2013. The Clippers ended that streak with a split against the Norfolk Tides (8-17) at Harbor Park on Tuesday.
April 29, 2014   (3 comments)
The IBI Hot List: 4/21/2014 - 4/27/2014
A day late but never a dollar short, it is time to recap all of the hot and cold performances in the Indians minor league system over the past week. The Hot List showcases the Top 15 performances from the previous seven days as well as the Bottom 5 performances over the past seven days, and includes insight, information and more on each player listed. Today’s listing includes 20 players and over 2000 words, and highlights players such as Roberto Perez, Jordan Milbrath, Carlos Moncrief, Michael Peoples and more.
April 29, 2014   (2 comments)
IBI on Site 1.02
In episode two of this season's new TV program here at IBI, host Hayden Grove goes "on site" to Akron and talks with the IBI's Jim Piascik about several noteworthy Akron players, conducts an on-air interview with top prospect Francisco Lindor and gets a tour from owner Ken Babby on all of the new amenities and other things to enjoy at a RubberDucks game this season.
April 29, 2014   (13 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #26: Indians 3, Angels 6
After being swept in San Francisco, the Indians traveled down the California coast and turned to their number one in game number one of three against the Angels. If you have paid even mild interest to the team's first 25 games, what unfolded in this one should come as no surprise. The IBI's Kevin Dean shares his second thoughts....
April 29, 2014   (26 comments)
Carrasco removed from rotation, McAllister to start Wednesday
Indians manager Terry Francona informed the media on Monday night that right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been removed from the starting rotation. The IBI's Tony Lastoria provides some quick thoughts on how things may shake out over the next few days and who fills the vacated fifth spot in the rotation.
April 29, 2014   (11 comments)
Around the Farm: April 28, 2014
Columbus and Carolina were washed out on Monday, but Akron and Lake County played and came through with victories and some impressive performances in the process. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps the night Around the Farm and takes a look at the nice games from Will Roberts, Anthony Santander and more.
April 29, 2014   (4 comments)
Storylines: Harper will miss significant time
A rainy week is in store for Northeast Ohio. Will the Indians alleviate the gloomy weather? 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 injury update for Bryce Harper, some staggering numbers from the Indians weekend series in San Francisco, a Cubs pitcher could be moved, and more.
April 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains outlast West Michigan to win, 5-4
The Lake County Captains beat the West Michigan Whitecaps, 5-4, Monday behind nine hits and solid relief from Kenny Mathews. Starter Adam Plutko lasted five innings but gave up six hits and three runs while walking three and fanning four. Mathews provided three innings of no-run relief on just one hit. Anthony Santander led the offense by going 3 of 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
April 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks beat Binghamton, 4-0, behind strong pitching
The Akron RubberDucks defended their home diamond Monday by beating the Binghamton Mets. Will Roberts pitched six shutout innings while striking out seven. The Akron bullpen pitched three shutout innings with seven strikeouts, lead by Shawn Armstrong who tallied three strikeouts in his inning of work. Tony Wolters led the offense by going 2 for 4 with an RBI.
April 28, 2014   (26 comments)
Tribe Happenings: How much longer on Carrasco?
The Indians were swept right out of San Francisco on Sunday and with that their short six-game West Coast trip is off to a rough start. They actually pitched well overall, but some key mistakes in the field and one or two bad pitches did them in. The IBI's Tony Lastoria chimes in with his weekly Happenings column on the Indians and talks about how much longer the Indians can afford to stick with Carlos Carrasco, who comes up to replace Yan Gomes when he leaves for the birth of his child, some concerns with Masterson and more.
April 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers: 4/23/2014 - 4/27/2014
Coming up on the one month mark and after a rocky start, Columbus has begun to even things out. The Clippers' record has yet to reach the .500 mark, but after winning five of the last seven they are inching closer (.455). The IBI's Adrienne Robbins reviews the week that was for the Clippers.
April 28, 2014   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #25: Indians 1, Giants 4
There's no use sugarcoating it. The Indians headed west with a nice little hot streak under their belts winning four out of their last five games and three straight in a key division battle against Kansas City. Unfortunately, that momentum fell flat once they set foot in AT&T Park. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps a frustrating end to a disappointing weekend in San Francisco.
April 28, 2014   (13 comments)
Around the Farm: April 27, 2014
Triple-A Columbus continues to be the affiliate with some of the most exceptional early season performances, and the IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about them in his trip Around the Farm. He talks about the surprising performance of Roberto Perez and the red hot Trevor Bauer, plus rolls through the rest of the system highlighting the good and some bad performances from Sunday.
April 28, 2014   (6 comments)
Storylines: Garza advises Samardzija to get out of Chicago
Danny Salazar finally showed what he is capable of on Sunday, but the Tribe offense is still scuffling. 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 Matt Garza giving advice to Jeff Samardzija, a new foreign player for teams to bid on this offseason, and more.
April 27, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks win 6-4, take series against Altoona
A two-run second inning, followed by another third-inning run gave the Akron RubberDucks an early lead, which they hung on to defeat the Altoona Curve 6-4 on Sunday afternoon at Canal Park.
April 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats pitching struggles in 10-3 loss to Keys
Despite holding an early lead, shaky pitching undid the Carolina Mudcats in a 10-3 loss to the Frederick Keys on Sunday afternoon. The loss marked the first time Carolina did not win in Frederick this season.
April 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains top Silver Hawks 2-0 in 12, end 8-game skid
The Lake County Captains (6-17) broke the second eight-game losing streak of the season with a 2-0 win over the South Bend Silver Hawks (14-9) in 12 innings on Sunday afternoon. The Captains won their first extra inning game of the year.
April 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers blast 3 HRs to sink Tides 6-2
The Columbus Clippers (10-12) used three home runs to power past the Norfolk Tides (7-16) beating them 6-2, on Sunday afternoon at Harbor Park. Andy Ciriaco, Roberto Perez and Carlos Moncrief each homered, and drove in all six Clipper runs.
April 27, 2014   (21 comments)
Inside the Wigwam: Carlos Carrasco to the bullpen?
In this week's Inside the Wigwam, "The Birdman" IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz wonders if Carlos Carrasco would benefit with a role change to the Tribe bullpen. He also shares some news and notes surrounding a struggling Cleveland team, and gives his "Final Call" on Carrasco and an ugly three-game sweep by the Giants this weekend.
April 27, 2014   (0 comments)
The WAR Room: 2013 RubberDucks, Mudcats, Captains pitchers
To start off The WAR Room, Jim Piascik will be going back to 2013 and going over last year's performances. Since we are nearly to the point of having enough minor league games in the books to have useful stats, he will be finishing the 2013 retrospective early (to get to 2014 sooner), bringing you all of the Akron, Carolina, and Lake County pitching stats today. Join Jim as he analyzes Cody Anderson, Cleveland's best minor league pitcher in 2013, other impressive starters like Joe Colon and Shawn Morimando, and much more.

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