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May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains lose two-run lead, fall to Great Lakes, 6-5
The Lake County Captains couldn't overcome four opposing runs in the opening inning as they lost to the Great Lakes Loons, 6-5, Saturday. The Captains scored twice in the first and once in the second, but still found themselves in a one-run hole going into the third. The Loons sealed the win with a run in the bottom of the eighth as Lake County could not answer in the ninth.
May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats stifled by Myrtle Beach Pelicans, lose 2-0
The Carolina Mudcats were held to just two hits as they lost to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 2-0, Saturday. Todd Hankins and James Roberts each had singles, but that was all the Carolina offense could muster. Myrtle Beach starter Andrew Faulkner pitched seven innings with two hits and seven strikeouts to get the win.
May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers score 19 runs in first, walk off in second game
The Columbus Clippers scored 19 runs in game one of a double header with the Lousiville Batts Saturday before battling through a tight game in the evening. Game two ended as the Clippers walked off in the bottom of the ninth after they scored nine runs in the eighth inning of game one. In total, Columbus outscored Louisville 21-4 for the day.
May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks fall off late, lose to Harrisburg Senators, 6-4
The Akron RubberDucks kept pace with the Harrisburg Senators through three innings, but ended up losing, 6-4, after squandering an eighth-inning lead. Harrisburg struck for three runs in the final two innings to seal the win. Akron starter Cody Anderson had a solid six-inning outing of four hits and three runs, but was credited with a no decision as Adam Miller took the loss.
May 31, 2014   (5 comments)
2014 MLB Draft: The Ohio Players
Last year the IBI's Jeff Ellis did a feature on the top prospects in the state of Ohio. This year’s class is stronger at the top but the depth is not where it was last year, though there are still plenty of interesting players and a few familiar names from last year as well. Jeff found nine guys to talk about this year that he had some familiarity with and he shares his thoughts on all of them in his latest...
May 31, 2014   (7 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #55: Colorado 2, Cleveland 5
The Colorado Rockies entered Progressive Field as one of the hottest batting teams in the major leagues, and one of the best contact teams, in the majors. Kluber's dominating performance in a 5-2 defeat of Colorado required tremendous skill not only from the pitcher, but also from the catcher. The IBI's John Grimm discusses the divergent catcher-framing abilities of the two catchers and explores the magnitude of Kluber's achievements to date.
May 31, 2014   (14 comments)
Around the Farm: May 30, 2014
Danny Salazar's fall continued on Friday night as he had another rough outing for Columbus, Ronny Rodriguez had an exceptional night at the plate and Shawn Morimando was stunning in his Double-A debut. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps that performances and more as he takes us Around the Farm to highlight all the good and bad performances from the night in the Indians system.
May 31, 2014   (2 comments)
Kluber dominates again, leads Tribe past Rockies, 5-2
Who said the Indians don't have an ace? Corey Kluber is not your prototypical front of the line starter, but he sure keeps pitching like one. Friday night at Progressive Field was no different, as the right-hander led the Tribe past the Colorado Rockies, 5-2, snapping the team's four-game losing streak. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the victory from the ballpark.
May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Morimando dazzles in Double-A debut
Akron starter Shawn Morimando did not disappoint in his Double-A debut, pitching six scoreless innings against the Harrisburg Senators on Friday evening at Canal Park, contributing to the Ducks’ 10-0 shutout victory.
May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Frazier, Captains walk-off to beat Silver Hawks, 5-4
Clint Frazier hit a walk-off single through the left side and the Captains beat the Silver Hawks 5-4. In the 12th, trailing 4-2, the Captains had two runners on and one out and then Dorssys Paulino laced a double off the wall which scored both runners and tied the score at 4-4. Paulino went to third on the throw, after two walks Clint Frazier was the hero. The Captains improve to 6-2 in extra innings. 9,407 fans watched the game the largest crowd at Classic Park since 2004.
May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats drop series opener to Pelicans, 12-6
The Carolina Mudcats fell 12-6 Friday to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in the first of a three-game road trip. The Mudcats jumped out to an early lead behind the bat of Ryan Battaglia, but were overpowered by the explosive Myrtle Beach offense.
May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers drop series opener to Bats, 5-3
Chris Nelson continues to be the bane of the Clippers existence. Friday night he homered and doubled, driving in two runs and scoring two more as the Columbus Clippers (24-29) dropped the series opener 5-3 to the Louisville Bats (26-28) on Friday night at Huntington Park, which was their third loss in a row and 13th of their last 17.
May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Cardinals promote Taveras
It's finally the weekend and with the weather heating up, grab your tickets and head out to Progressive Field! 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 Cardinals promoting their top prospect, the Blue Jays also promoting their top prospect, Corey Kluber joins elite company, and more.
May 30, 2014   (5 comments)
Minor Happenings: Colon is showing rapid improvement
In today’s edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the emergence of Joseph Colon as a starting pitching prospect for the Indians, the significant strides he has made with his stuff over the past year and what his future holds with the Indians. He also looks at the good play of Tyler Holt and his role in the organization, provides a ton of comments from the front office on players at High-A Carolina and Low-A Lake County, and provides lots of insight, news and analysis on players such as Roberto Perez, D.J. Brown, Eric Haase, Cody Anderson, Ryan Merritt, Grant Fink and others.
May 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts: T.J. House and the art of pitching
In this era of pitchers blowing fastballs by hitters with triple-digit velocity, it's refreshing to see a hurler not blessed with a power arm find success through the actual art of pitching and that is exactly what left-hander T.J. House did against the White Sox on Wednesday night. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he breaks down the lone bright spot from a tough series in Chicago in a special off-day edition of Second Thoughts.
May 30, 2014   (13 comments)
Around the Farm: May 29, 2014
It was a tale of two offensive explosions Thursday night. On one hand, the Akron RubberDucks erupted for 16 runs, led by a stellar performance from Bryson Myles. On the other hand, the Columbus Clippers allowed 18 runs, capped off by turning to Elliot Johnson to close out the game on the mound. Elsewhere, Adam Plutko made his Carolina League debut, Lake County *only* allowed eight runs (breaking the mold set by Akron and Columbus), and much more. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks it all down and takes you Around the Farm.
May 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains struggle, fall to Silver Hawks, 8-1
South Bend batted around and scored six runs in the top of the third inning and went on the beat Lake County 8-1. The Silver Hawks (34-19) batted around in the inning and used six hits to plate the six runs. Stryker Trahan hit a two run homer, which capped the inning. The Silver Hawks have won the first two games of the three game series against the Captains.
May 30, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks crush Baysox, 16-4
The Akron RubberDucks registered season-high totals with 16 runs and 17 hits Thursday night, as they cruised to a 16-4 win over the Bowie Baysox at Prince George’s Stadium.
May 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Could Morales become a Yankee?
It's almost June! Where has 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 a report that Kendrys Morales could make sense for the Yankees, the Royals shook up their coaching staff, some eye popping numbers about the Tribe, and more.
May 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats rally to upend Blue Rocks 6-4
The Carolina Mudcats rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Wilmington Blue Rocks 6-4 on Thursday night at Five County Stadium. The Mudcats used a four-run fifth inning to take the lead, and they never looked back.

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