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May 12, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains lose early lead, game to Fort Wayne, 10-5
The Lake County Captains dropped their second straight game by losing to the Fort Wayne TinCaps, 10-5, Monday. Lake County held a 3-0 lead early, but gave it up before coming back to tie the game at five. Fort Wayne ended up scoring once in the fifth and four times in the sixth to post the winning margin. Dace Kime fell to 0-6 on the year, giving up 10 hits and six runs in five innings of work.
May 12, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers take comeback win against Syracuse, 5-4
After going down to an early 3-0 deficit, the Columbus Clippers found a way to beat the Syracuse Chiefs, 5-4, Monday in Columbus. The Chiefs scored twice in the second and once in the fourth before Columbus tacked one on the board in the bottom of the fourth frame. The Clippers then scored three times in the seventh to take the lead, then sealed the win in the bottom of the ninth after Syracuse tied it in the top half.
May 12, 2014   (17 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Bourn is not living up to expectations
Michael Bourn was brought in to be firestarter at the top of the Indians lineup, steal a lot of bases and play exceptional defense in center field. That's what the Indians him paid $48 million for - and potentially $60 million. With Nyjer Morgan up and doing exactly what was hoped of Bourn, it does bring about some questions if Morgan keeps up his good play and Bourn continues to struggle with performance and injuries. The IBI's Tony Lastoria touches on all of that and also talks about Josh Tomlin's nice showing to date, Axford's removal from closer, Chisenhall's growth and more.
May 12, 2014   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers: Carson enjoying some home cooking
The Triple-A Columbus Clippers returned home last week and got on a roll winning six-straight games before seeing the streak come to an end on Sunday. The IBI's Michael Rich takes us sailing in our weekly Clippers notebook to get us all caught up on all of the Clippers news and notes from the past week and also talk about the good play of late from outfielder Matt Carson.
May 12, 2014   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #38: Indians 6, Rays 5
The Indians have now won three straight series after taking the finale of their three-game set against the Rays. Strong starting pitching and just enough offense has attributed to the Tribe winning seven out of their last 10 games. The IBI's Jake Dungan gives his thoughts on Sunday's victory, including Tomlin's strong start, Morgan establishing himself as a key contributor and the first post-Axford save opportunity.
May 12, 2014   (12 comments)
Around the Farm: May 11, 2014
The Indians strong pitching throughout their system continued on Sunday as Ryan Merritt, Kyle Davies, and others pitched well. Two pitches in particular at High-A Carolina continue to pitch well and the IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about them and more in his recap of the performances Around the Farm...
May 12, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Martin Perez to DL with elbow injury
The Indians celebrated Mother's day with a much needed series victory on Sunday. 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 a big blow to the Texas rotation, the Yankees' plans at shortstop, and more.
May 11, 2014   (0 comments)
Error-plagued Clippers fall to Chiefs, 4-1
When base runners are hard to come by, you have got to make every single one count. That’s exactly what the Syracuse Chiefs did on Sunday afternoon as they defeated the Columbus Clippers 4-1 thanks to some timely hitting, and the home team’s defensive errors.
May 11, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats withstand late Red Sox rally, win 7-5
After holding the lead from the beginning, the Carolina Mudcats withstood a furious ninth-inning rally from the Salem Red Sox to hold on for a 7-5 win on Sunday.
May 11, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks drop series finale to Curve, 7-4
The Altoona Curve took an early lead over the Akron RubberDucks Sunday afternoon, pulling out a 7-4 victory over the Akron RubberDucks at Canal Park on the final day of the four-game series.
May 11, 2014   (3 comments)
The WAR Room: Lindor leading the way
For the first time this season, The WAR Room is bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. Now that we have about five weeks of the season in the books, the numbers are starting to look like something we can use. This week Jim Piascik takes a look at the hitters throughout the system, including Francisco Lindor's torrid start with the RubberDucks, Jesus Aguilar's powerful surge in Columbus, and much more.
May 11, 2014   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #37: Indians 1, Rays 7
In any baseball season, there will come games like Saturday's contest against Tampa Bay - contests whose sole highlight is its absence. Such was the case when Zach McAllister took the hill; the brightest moment of the night was its conclusion, the clement words: It's Over. The IBI's John Grimm provides some Second Thoughts on the game and other things going on with the Indians.
May 11, 2014   (0 comments)
Colon shines as RubberDucks defeat Curve, 2-0
The Altoona Curve managed just a single hit in six shutout innings against Akron starter Joe Colon (2-2, 2.50). The Akron bullpen continued to shut down the Curve offense by allowing just one more hit in Saturday's 2-0 victory at Canal Park.
May 11, 2014   (0 comments)
Gallas, Rodriguez help Mudcats crush Red Sox 11-3
The Carolina Mudcats toppled the Salem Red Sox 11-3 on Saturday night after having dropped two-straight to the Sox. Anthony Gallas and Luigi Rodriguez produced big games for Carolina, while fueling a big eighth inning that secured the win for the away team.
May 11, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains fall to Hot Rods, 6-3
The Lake County Captains couldn’t maintain a one-run lead over the Bowling Green Hot Rods as they fell 6-3. Right-hander Robbie Aviles (0-1, 1.47) crafted another solid start for the Captains opposite Bowling Green lefty Blake Snell (2-2, 2.54), who punched out nine hitters through six innings.
May 11, 2014   (0 comments)
Carson, Cooper lead Clippers past Chiefs, 4-2
A tied up ball game in the seventh, the Columbus Clippers had the bases loaded with two outs. David Cooper stepped into the box and delivered a hit right down the left field line, bringing in Audy Ciriaco and Tim Fedroff to score. The double put Columbus up for the first time in the game 4-2. The Clippers late rally proved to be enough to take the win 4-2. They lead the series with the Syracuse Chiefs 2-0.
May 11, 2014   (4 comments)
Around the Farm: May 10, 2014
There was an offensive explosion at High-A Carolina while most of the other affiliates struggled to do much hitting and scoring on Saturday night. There were also several good pitching and hitting performances throughout the system, and the IBI's Arthur Kinney takes us Around the Farm to review all of the action.
May 10, 2014   (4 comments)
The MLB Draft: The history of it and how it works
The Major League Baseball draft is the biggest and most complicated in all of sports. It has a long and very interesting history, most of which has been based on the idea of keeping player salaries lower, and has gone through so many changes over the years that the IBI's Jeff Ellis often finds the rules are misunderstood. Jeff takes a look at how the draft was started and reviews how it works today.
May 10, 2014   (10 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #36: Indians 6, Rays 3
The lead-up to the 7 PM contest between Cleveland and Tampa Bay saw the Cleveland sports Twitter cosmos was astir regarding a rather different team. In the aftermath of drafting a certain Mr. John Paul (a pope, possibly, or a papal candidate) as well as the news of a possible suspension to a star wide receiver, frantic emotions defined the zeitgeist - the roller-coaster trajectory to the Indians 6-3 win was no less viscerally gripping. The IBI's John Grimm provides his second thoughts on the Indians' fourth straight win.
May 10, 2014   (9 comments)
Around the Farm: May 9, 2014
It was another busy night Around the Farm with lots of exciting and some not so exciting performances. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the night and takes a look at how Giovanny Urshela continues his early season offensive onslaught, Francisco Lindor comes up with another big hit, Clint Frazier is really starting to settle in and more!

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