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IBI Scoreboard for July 24, 2014
Triple-A
COL 8
LOU 1
Double-A
AKR 1
REA 6
High-A
WIL 0
CAR 0
Low-A
WIS 7
LC 4
Short-A
MV 1
WIL 5
DSL
IND 7
ROY 8

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May 20, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.05
Here is episode number five this season of "IBI on Site", a new exciting project here at the IBI. In this week's show we go on site to Akron, home of the Indians' Double-A affiliate Akron RubberDucks. Host Hayden Grove talks to manager Dave Wallace about a lot of his players, interviews outfielder Bryson Myles on camera, and also checks in with IBI contributor and RubberDucks intern Jake Dungan to get his thoughts on the RubberDucks experience and what he has seen the first month-plus of the season from the players.
May 20, 2014   (11 comments)
Around the Farm: May 19, 2014
The High-A Carolina Mudcats had a night off on Monday, but the Indians other three farm teams were in action and provided several interesting performances. Alex Lavisky continues to play well at Akron and Adam Plutko continues to dominate at Lake County, and the IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps those performances among many others as he takes us Around the Farm...
May 20, 2014   (9 comments)
Brantley's walk-off homer sends Indians over Tigers in extras
Just what the doctor ordered. For a team that has struggled virtually all season, there continues to be one Tribe player that has remained consistent, and so smooth. Knotted in a 4-4 tie in the tenth inning, Michael Brantley gave the Indians their biggest hit of the year. Leading the club in both homers and RBI, Dr. Smooth added to his total launching a walk-off home run off Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque to give the Tribe a 5-4 win Monday. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the victory from the ballpark.
May 20, 2014   (2 comments)
Storylines: Sabathia's knee sidelines him
The Indians finally broke the losing streak on Monday! Can they repeat their winning ways on Tuesday? 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 how long CC Sabathia will be out of action, Alex Rodriguez's possible occupation after he retires, potential replacements for GM Kevin Towers, and more.
May 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubbeDucks come back before falling to Altoona, 4-3
The Akron RubberDucks lost to the Altoona Curve, 4-3, Monday after finding themselves down 2-0 in the first. Akron scored twice in the fifth and once in the seventh to take the lead, but Altoona came back with a two-run eighth inning. Starter Gabriel Arias pitched 5.2 innings with eight hits and two runs on five strikeouts. Alex Lavisky finished two for three with a walk and a run scored.
May 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Plutko paces Lake County Captains to 3-2 walk-off win against Fort Wayne
The Lake County Captains picked up their 14th win of the season by beating the Fort Wayne TinCaps, 3-2, Monday. Lake County scattered three one-run innings behind two hits from Anthony Santander and Claudio Bautista. Bautista added a solo home run and two RBIs. Pitcher Adam Plutko finished seven innings with three hits and two runs – only one of which was earned.
May 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers blanked by Syracuse Chiefs, 5-0
The Columbus Clippers went down early and never made it back against the Syracuse Chiefs Monday. Columbus lost 5-0 even though it outhit Syracuse, seven to six. Leadoff man Elliot Johnson finished with two hits, but three runs through three innings for the Chiefs was enough. Scott Barnes lasted just 2.1 innings as he gave up those three runs on just two hits with two walks.
May 19, 2014   (0 comments)
The IBI Hot List: Milbrath is working through first struggles
The IBI 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 2500 words, and highlights players such as Jordan Milbrath, Giovanny Urshela, Todd Hankins, Robbie Aviles, Eric Haase, Cody Anderson and many others.
May 19, 2014   (14 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Indians offense is in need of an overhaul
The Indians defense has been a hatchet job worse than the goriest of horror movies, and the offense is wildly inconsistent and lacks any punch whatsoever. Without a pretty solid effort from their starting rotation and bullpen up to his point, the Indians might be rivaling the Cubs and Astros as the worst team in baseball – though are dangerously close to that level anyway. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about the issues with the Indians lineup, why Jesus Aguilar should be given a chance, and more.
May 19, 2014   (2 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Bauer the next top Clipper set to join Indians
he eight game home stand concluded in walk-off fashion on Monday morning (yes, I said morning). The Clippers got a double from infielder Audy Ciriaco in the ninth to overcome a Mark Lowe blown save and the Clippers defeated Syracuse 5-4. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was and looks at some of the top Clippers' players who are now helping the parent club in Cleveland.
May 19, 2014   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #44: Athletics 13, Indians 3
It was almost the same story every game. The Indians would take an early 1-0 lead, but that advantage would be short-lived as the A's bats roared back to not only take the lead, but put some distance between them and the Tribe on the scoreboard. 11-1, 6-2 and 13-3 were the finals of the three games with Oakland on top in every one. The IBI's Jake Dungan gives his thoughts on the sweep.
May 19, 2014   (10 comments)
Around the Farm: May 18, 2014
The Indians had several players get their first game action of the season on Sunday with a new affiliate or returning from injury. Righty Duke von Schamann made his Triple-A debut and had mixed results, J.C. Ramirez returned from injury with Double-A Akron, outfielder LeVon Washington played in his second game since missing a month due to an injured oblique. The IBI's Tony Lastoria takes us Around the Farm and recaps all of the performances.
May 19, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks rally to knock off SeaWolves on the road
Designated hitter Tyler Holt rose to the occasion in the top of the ninth inning, and hit what turned out to be the game-winning two-out RBI single off of Slade Smith (0-1, 9.53) to center field that brought in Bryson Myles. New arrival J.C. Ramirez (1-0, 0.00) followed with a 1-2-3 ninth inning, which secured the Akron RubberDucks 2-1 victory over the Erie SeaWolves (18-22).
May 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: White Sox lose Abreu to injury
The Indians are digging themselves a very large early season hole. 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 White Sox losing their MVP candidate, a DL stint for Washington's Gio Gonzalez, and more.
May 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats beat Red Sox in pitching duel 3-1, snap skid
The Carolina Mudcats made a three-run second inning hold up as they snapped a season-high four-game losing streak in a 3-1 victory over the Salem Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Mudcats brought their record on the season back to .500 (20-20).
May 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Moncrief, Clippers dismantle Chiefs 8-3
A monster game from Carlos Moncrief propelled the Columbus Clippers to an 8-3 victory on the road against the Syracuse Chiefs on Sunday afternoon. The right fielder went 3-for-3 on the day, and was a triple shy of batting for the cycle, as the Clippers (22-20) gained the early upper hand on the Chiefs (21-22) by scoring five runs in the first three innings.
May 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County outclassed by West Michigan, 9-3
The West Michigan Whitecaps (25-18) pulled away from the Lake County Captains (13-30) with a five-run sixth inning winning 9-3 on Sunday afternoon. The Whitecaps broke the Captains two-game winning streak, and managed a split of the four-game series.
May 18, 2014   (13 comments)
Oakland slams Cleveland 13-3, sweep three-game series
All winter, the Indians pushed the slogan "Unfinished business," claiming to have more work to do after sneaking into the postseason last year. Yet on the brink of summer, the Tribe sits in the unfinished basement of the A.L. Central where the workload continues to mount quickly. Sunday afternoon proved no different, as Oakland slammed Cleveland 13-3 to sweep the three-game weekend series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the action from the ballpark.
May 18, 2014   (4 comments)
The WAR Room: Plutko's performance paces the organization
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers. It is still early enough that there is some noise in the numbers, but at this point in the season, we are starting to see some interesting trends emerge. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks it all down, including Adam Plutko's dominance of the Midwest League, a look at some straggling RubberDucks, and much more.
May 18, 2014   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #43: Oakland 6, Cleveland 2
The ingredients presented to Cleveland and Oakland were very much similar: an entirely comparable number of baserunners, an entirely comparable set of circumstances. Yet the X-Factor separating the two teams on Saturday was clutch, the ability to score with men on base. The IBI's John Grimm notes clutch's importance yet its fickle unpredictability, and makes notes of managerial decisions as well as the strength of Cleveland's offensive contact to date.

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