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IBI Scoreboard for August 19, 2014
Triple-A
TOL 9
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ALT 7
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High-A
FRE 2
CAR 6
Low-A
LC 3
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IND 3
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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.
April 18, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats fall to Keys 3-1 in pitchers' duel
The Carolina Mudcats fell to the Frederick Keys 3-1 after 11 innings of play on Friday night at Five County Stadium. With a steady rain falling in the top half of the eleventh inning, two Keys were walked by left-hander Elvis Araujo. When it was all said and done both runners would come around to score to give the Keys a two-run victory.
April 18, 2014   (0 comments)
The WAR Room: The 2013 Akron Aeros/RubberDucks hitters
To start off The WAR Room, Jim Piascik will be going back to 2013 and going over last year's performances. Ideally this is something that would happen in the offseason, but since he was not able to compute these stats earlier, they have to run now. Join Jim as he goes over the 2013 Akron Aeros/RubberDucks, a team that was filled with high-end prospects like Carlos Moncrief, Jesus Aguilar, Jose Ramirez, and many more.
April 18, 2014   (12 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #15: Indians 5, Tigers 7
Despite the efforts of Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall, the Indians could not overcome the pitching woes of Danny Salazar and the bullpen on Thursday. Even though the Indians managed to make Justin Verlander work during five innings, the Tiger bullpen came in and held the lead as they split the brief two-game series in Motown. The IBI's Jake Dungan recaps Thursday's loss.
April 18, 2014   (14 comments)
Around the Farm: April 17, 2014
In Adam Plutko's first start, he had the run prevention without the dominance. In his second start, he had the strikeouts, but not the run prevention. So what happened in Plutko's third start Thursday night? The 2013 11th round draft pick and College World Series champion put it all together. Join Jim Piascik as he looks at Plutko's overall brilliance, a few notable season debuts (including Clint Frazier day), and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 18, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains Sink Bees 6-3, end eight-game skid
Lake County left fielder Cody Ferrell tallied three hits, including a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning, as the Captains beat the Burlington Bees by a final of 6-3. Ferrell now has eight RBI’s on the season. The Captains snapped an eight-game losing streak with the win.
April 18, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks rally to beat Baysox 3-2
After splitting three series and losing one outright in 2014, the Akron RubberDucks were looking for a victory to set the tone for the series. Akron was able to do just that taking the opening game of the three-game series with a 3-2 win on Thursday. Akron’s hurlers have now allowed just eight runs in the past four games, and continued that success on Thursday as Will Roberts, Tyler Sturdevant and Kyle Crockett combined to throw a six hit, two-run performance.
April 18, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats fall in extra innings 10-2 to Red Sox
The Mudcats dropped a heartbreaker 10-2 to the Salem Red Sox in extra innings on Thursday night. A disastrous tenth inning that included four Mudcats’ errors, ultimately, cost Carolina the game. Mudcats manager Scooter Tucker thought the team played well, but was disappointed with the tenth inning collapse.
April 18, 2014   (2 comments)
Storylines: Athletics make pitch to stay put
Happy Friday! 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 with the Athletics' ballpark situation, some former Indians making the headlines, Joel Hanrahan is drawing interest from a number of teams, and more.

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