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May 21, 2014   (2 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: Merritt is topping the league leaderboard
The normal comforts of home were not had by the Carolina Mudcats this past week as they struggled to just a 1-4 record before traveling to Wilmington for the start of a three game set and dropped the first game. The IBI's Zachary Francis recaps the week that was for the Carolina Mudcats, gets us caught up with Ryan Merritt's nice season to date, and highlights all of the important news and notes for the team.
May 21, 2014   (7 comments)
Around the Farm: May 20, 2014
The big performances were few and far in between in the Indians system on Tuesday night, but the IBI's Arthur Kinney is here to sort it all out and provide the details on who played well and who struggled. He takes us Around the Farm and looks at the big night from Claudio Bautista, the struggles from Danny Salazar and lots more.
May 21, 2014   (3 comments)
Bauer tosses a gem, leads Indians past Detroit, 6-2
The odds of winning the lottery? One in 175 million. The odds of the last place Indians beating Justin Verlander and his $180 million contract Tuesday night? Apparently not as high as many thought. Backed by a total team effort on both sides of the ball, the Tribe cashed in against Verlander and first place Detroit, winning 6-2 to take the first two games of the three-game series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
May 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Bautista's walk-off single gives Captains 7-6 win
For the second-straight game, the Lake County Captains (15-30) turned Classic Park into walk-off city as they won another game in their final at-bat. Lake County defeated the Fort Wayne Tincaps (17-27) 7-6 on Tuesday afternoon.
May 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Murata, Akron outlast Altoona 1-0 in pitcher's duel
Akron right fielder Jordan Smith had the RubberDucks only extra-base hit when he doubled in the top of the fifth inning. This would prove to be vital, as a Tyler Naquin RBI single followed one batter later, and was the difference in Akron’s 1-0 victory in Altoona. The win evened the series at a game apiece with two more left to be played.
May 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Brown, Mudcats rocked by Wilmington, 8-4
D.J. Brown and the Carolina Mudcats lost 8-4 to the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Tuesday night in the first game of a three-game road trip. The Mudcats simply couldn't keep up with the Blue Rocks offensively as they fell behind and never recovered.
May 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Salazar, Clippers fall to Chiefs, 5-3
The Columbus Clippers (22-22) hung in there, but ultimately fell in the final game of the road trip, losing to the Syracuse Chiefs (23-22) 5-3 at NBT Bank Stadium. The two teams split the four-game set, but the Clippers walk away having taken five of eight to win the season series.
May 21, 2014   (3 comments)
Storylines: After long wait, Drew heads back to Boston
Trevor Bauer and a great offensive approach helped the Tribe assure themselves a huge series win against Detroit. 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 Stephen Drew finally landing a contract, Matt Harvey continuing to expect to pitch this season, and more.
May 20, 2014   (0 comments)
Coach's Corner '14: Akron manager Dave Wallace
In today's Coach's Corner, Jim Piascik sat down with Double-A Akron manager Dave Wallace and talked about the RubberDucks' progress through roughly 40 games. They focused on the hitting side of the equation, talking about the continued improvement of Francisco Lindor and his readiness for the major leagues, what changes Giovanny Urshela made to key his hot start to the season, the development of Tyler Naquin, and much more.
May 20, 2014   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E12: Taming the Tigers edition
Our new bi-weekly format of Smoke Signals continues tonight at 11:00pm ET. In tonight's show IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis joins Smoke Signals regular Tony Lastoria to talk about several things regarding the Indians. They will talk about the current homestand with the disappointing sweep to the Athletics and the promising start of the series with the Tigers. Also, they will talk about the decision to add Jason Giambi to the roster and send down Jesus Aguilar, the importance of at least winning this Tigers series, the emergence of Corey Kluber as a legit front of the rotation pitcher and lots more!
May 20, 2014   (6 comments)
Indians add Bauer, Giambi, Sellers and send out three
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have activated designated hitter Jason Giambi from the 15-day Disabled List and recalled both right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer and infielder Justin Sellers from Triple-A Columbus.
May 20, 2014   (2 comments)
Bauer is ready to rock and roll in Cleveland's rotation
After a disappointing 2013 for Trevor Bauer, the righty labored through the offseason and after recording seven quality starts it is apparent his hard work has paid off. Bauer has been the essence of consistency this season at Triple-A Columbus and because of that he will make his second big league start of the season Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers. The IBI's Adrienne Robbins caught up with him before his departure from Columbus....
May 20, 2014   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #45: Tigers 4, Indians 5
After getting swept with absolute ease by perhaps the second best team in baseball, the Indians welcomed in the one team that is likely better. The Indians gave up leads of 1-0, 3-1, and 4-3 on the night before finally scoring once again when the Tigers had no shot to comeback....with a walkoff homer from Michael Brantley in the 10th inning. The IBI's Kevin Dean shares his second thoughts on the game...
May 20, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks Notebook: LaHair finding comfort in Akron
The RubberDucks won two series, sweeping the Harrisburg Senators at home and taking two out of three from the Erie SeaWolves on the road before dropping Monday evening’s contest in Altoona. The IBI's Spencer Davies recaps the week that was for the RubberDucks in his new weekly notebook and updates us all on how many of the players are doing, all the latest transactions news, and more.
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.

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