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April 21, 2014   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #18: Blue Jays 4, Indians 6
The Indians have been in a kind of funk where they needed a game where almost everything clicked to help them relax and breathe easier. On Sunday, the pitching still had some issues, but the offense worked pitch counts, drew walks, got on base and, most importantly, didn't try to do too much with runners in scoring position. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps a big Easter Sunday win.
April 21, 2014   (10 comments)
Inside the Wigwam: Was Bourn activated too soon?
In the first weekly installment of Inside the Wigwam, "The Birdman" Tribe IBI beat reporter Jim Berdysz questions the Indians rush to activate Michael Bourn from the disabled list and the demotion of Nyjer Morgan. He will also share some News and Notes surrounding the club and give his "Final Call" on a rough week of baseball.
April 21, 2014   (2 comments)
Around the Farm: April 20, 2014
It was a light schedule on Sunday around the Indians minor league system because of Easter Sunday, but one team that was in action was High-A Carolina and they had several very impressive performances on the day. Join the IBI's Tony Lastoria as he takes us Around the Farm to talk about the impressive showing to date of Shawn Morimando and more.
April 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Morimando strong in win over Frederick
Shawn Morimando looked stout over six innings as the Carolina Mudcats beat the Frederick Keys 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at Five County Stadium. Alex Monsalve drove in a season-high three runs and the Mudcats (9-7) snapped the Keys’ winning streak at four games.
April 21, 2014   (1 comments)
Storylines: Nova suffers elbow injury
There should be a roster move to talk about on Monday for the Indians. 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 the latest elbow injury suffered by Ivan Nova, the Twins adding a new outfielder, and more.
April 20, 2014   (9 comments)
Murphy lifts Tribe over Blue Jays on Easter, 6-4
Like the day itself, Sunday could be the day that resurrected the Indians season. Trailing the Blue Jays 4-2 in the sixth, David Murphy lifted the Tribe past Toronto with a bases clearing three-run double, as the team held on win, 6-4. IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz recaps the action from the ballpark.
April 20, 2014   (12 comments)
Around the Farm: April 19, 2014
The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the night that was in the Indians farm system on Saturday with our daily Around the Farm column here at IBI. Triple-A Columbus first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Double-A Akron third baseman Giovanny Urshela continued to stay hot, and Arthur talks about them and more....
April 20, 2014   (1 comments)
Storylines: Marcum still rehabbing in Arizona
Happy Easter to everyone! 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 Shaun Marcum still awaiting a Minor League assignment, possible future changes in Arizona, and more.
April 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers lose 2 games, give up 4 homers to single player
J.D. Martinez stole the show with three home runs in the opener before another in the night cap as Toledo beat Columbus twice Saturday. Tyler Cloyd struggled, as did game No. 2 starter Toru Murata, leading to a total of 15 Mud Hen runs on the day. The Clippers stormed back for a shot to win the second game, but ended up falling 7-6.
April 19, 2014   (4 comments)
Buehrle, Blue Jays shutout Indians, 5-0
It's not quiet Easter, but the Indians offense tallied for a big egg Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field. Backed by the arm of four-time All-Star Mark Buehrle, Toronto shutout the Tribe for the first time this season, 5-0, to take the first two games of the three game series. IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz recaps the action from the ballpark.
April 19, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 4/13/14 - 4/19/14
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.
April 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Urshela, Arias power RubberDucks to 3-1 victory against Bowie
The Akron RubberDucks improved to two games over .500 after beating the Bowie Baysox, 3-1, Saturday. Akron's offense was powered by home runs from Giovanny Urshella, his team-high third on the year, and Alex Lavisky. Starter Gabriel Arias pitched six strong innings, giving up just five hits and no walks, while reliever Duke von Schamann fanned four in three innings to pick up the save.
April 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains lose to Burlington Bees in finale, 6-1
The Lake County Captains record fell to 5-11 after falling to the Burlington Bees, 6-1, Saturday. The Bees struck twice in the second, fourth and fifth innings while Lake County managed its solo run in the fifth. Captains starter Luis Lugo gave up six runs in less than five innings, but was spelled by Robbie Aviles, who turned in a promising set of 4.1 shutout innings.
April 19, 2014   (3 comments)
Small town country boy Merritt looking to make it big with Indians
Ryan Merritt may be a self-described “country boy” from a small town in Texas, but the talented left-hander has made a name for himself and now hopes to make it all the way to the big city of Cleveland. He is one of the Indians better young pitching prospects, and the IBI's Daniel Kale had a chance to sit down with him recently and get his thoughts on his career to date and where things go from here.
April 19, 2014   (9 comments)
Around the Farm: April 18, 2014
Double-A Akron shortstop Francisco Lindor and Low-A Lake County left-handed pitcher Matt Whitehouse had nice showings to lead the Indians farm system on Friday night. The IBI's Arthur Kinney talks about those two performances and many others on the night in our daily Around the Farm piece here at IBI.
April 19, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks storm back for 7-6 victory over Baysox
Tyler Naquin’s perfect, one-hop throw to catcher Tony Wolters with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday retired Bowie’s Sharlon Schoop to end the game and secure a 7-6 RubberDucks victory at Prince George’s Stadium. The pivotal play at the plate came after Buck Britton singled up the middle off Akron right-hander Shawn Armstrong.
April 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Ike Davis finally lands in Pittsburgh
It's finally the weekend! 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 Ike Davis finding a new home in Pittsburgh, Manny Ramirez attempting another comeback, and more.
April 18, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers upended by Mud Hens 5-3
The Toledo Mud Hens (5-10) snapped a three-game losing streak at the expense of the Columbus Clippers (5-8) winning 5-3 on Friday night at Huntington Park. Both ball clubs recorded six hits a piece, but half of the Mud Hens hits were home runs, which resulted in all five Toledo runs.
April 18, 2014   (0 comments)
Bees sink slumping Captains 5-2
The Lake County Captains (5-10) fell behind the Burlington Bees (8-6) early in the game and could not catch back up as they fell 5-2 on Friday night in front of 1,534 fans at Classic Park. With the loss, the Captains have dropped nine of the last ten games since starting the season 4-1.
April 18, 2014   (13 comments)
Masterson bounces back, Blue Jays edge Indians, 3-2
It wasn't a good Friday by any means for the Indians in their series opener with the Toronto Blue Jays. Loading up the bases with two out in the bottom of the ninth, the Tribe couldn't deliver any walk-off magic, as they fell in a frustrating loss to Toronto, 3-2. IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz recaps the action from the ballpark Friday night.

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