July 11, 2014 (3 comments)
In today’s Minor Happenings, Tony Lastoria reviews the season that Low-A Lake County first baseman Nellie Rodriguez is having to date and the development process he has gone through with his coaches to bring more consistency to his bat. He also provides an absolute ton of comments from Ross Atkins on players up and down the system such as Giovanny Urshela, Ryan Merritt, Shawn Morimando, Clint Frazier, Eric Haase, Francisco Mejia, and many more.
July 11, 2014 (9 comments)
Well, LeBron James is still undecided. Or maybe he isn't. Who knows? But unlike James, one star in the Cleveland organization was ready to go Thursday night. Francisco Lindor may be having a slightly down season compared to his high standards, yet the shortstop still looks ready for a promotion sooner rather than later. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Lindor's night, recaps the rest of the action throughout the system, and takes you Around the Farm.
July 10, 2014 (0 comments)
In the first game of a double header, the Columbus Clippers were no-hit by the Indianapolis Indians through five innings before losing, 1-0. Columbus starter Danny Salazar pitched a gem of his own, giving up just two hits in six innings while striking out nine, but took the loss. Andy Oliver got his 11th save of the season after Nick Kingham's shutdown outing. The Clippers again lost in the second game late Thursday night.
July 10, 2014 (10 comments)
Most of Cleveland seemed to come to a standstill while awaiting LeBron James' announcement on Wednesday, an announcement we are all still waiting to bear witness to. But while there was mostly inaction regarding The Decision 2.0, the minor leagues provided plenty of action, including Erik Gonzalez showing more signs of life following a bit of an extended slump. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Gonzalez's season to date and the rest of the action throughout the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 9, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers attempted a furious rally in the bottom of the ninth, but could only get one run on the board on their way to a 3-1 loss agains the Pawtucket Red Sox. Jesus Aguilar hit an RBI double, but it was not quite enough as the comeback faltered. Toru Murata took the loss after a quality start, but Steven Wright stole the show for Pawtucket with eight two-hit, no-run innings.
July 8, 2014 (2 comments)
In today’s early week edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria runs down all of the injuries throughout the Indians minor league system and provides updates on the status of the players and when they might be returning to the field. He also takes a look at the recent good pitching from High-A Carolina reliever Rob Nixon, provide tons of comments from the front office on several players at Triple-A Columbus who have recently been called up (Tyler Holt and Roberto Perez) or soon will be (Giovanny Urshela, Bryan Price, etc), and much more.
July 8, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers scored a run in the bottom of the 10th, but still lost, 5-3, after giving up three runs in the top of the first frame of extra innings to the Pawtucket Red Sox. Bryan Price took the loss after Tyler Cloyd pitched 6.1 solid innings to start the game off for Columbus. Carlos Moncrief led the offense with three hits and a 10th-inning home run.
July 7, 2014 (0 comments)
After giving up 11 hits and four one-run innings, the Columbus Clippers lost, 4-1, to the Pawtucket Red Sox Monday. The Clippers totaled eight hits behind a 2 of 4 outing from Elliot Johnson and six one-hit nights, but only managed one run on the night. Kyle Davies took the loss, but Tyler Sturdevant still managed to pitch a scoreless ninth while fanning two.
July 7, 2014 (0 comments)
The Clippers started the week in second place, but winning all five home games against Louisville, Toledo and Pawtucket has propelled them into a first place tie with Indianapolis, which will make the next couple of weeks very interesting for Clippers fans. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was and takes note of two Clippers named to the All Star team.
July 6, 2014 (0 comments)
Losing a lead is never an easy pill to swallow, but when a team comes back from doing so they show signs of real togetherness. That good feeling was abound in Huntington Park on Sunday evening as the Columbus Clippers (49-41) rode a four-run fifth inning to a 5-4 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox (46-46).
July 6, 2014 (1 comments)
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the pitchers last week, today we focus on the hitters. In this week's The WAR Room, Jim Piascik checks in on where Tyler Naquin and Joey Wendle stand now that it is official both could miss the rest of the season with injuries. Join Jim as he breaks down Naquin and Wendle's season and a lot more as he takes you into The WAR Room.
July 5, 2014 (0 comments)
Danny Salazar took the mound for the Clippers Saturday night, after a career-high 105 pitches during his last outing. The righty was shaky however, pitching six innings and allowing four runs on five hits. Salazar did fan his fair share of Toledo Mudhens with nine strikeouts on the night.
July 5, 2014 (11 comments)
The Fourth of July proved to be a less-than-impressive day in the Cleveland organization, but Arthur Kinney still found some performances of note. One of them belonged to Joe Sever, who looks to be getting back on track after some recent struggles. Join Arthur as he recaps all of the Independence Day action and takes you Around the Farm.
July 5, 2014 (0 comments)
he fireworks display began early for the 10,529 in attendance at Huntington Park on Friday night as the Columbus Clippers (47-41) and the Toledo Mud Hens (43-46) put seven of the games eight runs on the board in the bottom of the first and the top of the second innings. The Clippers used a four-run first to grab the early lead, one that they would not relinquish in a 5-3 victory that snapped a two-game losing streak.
July 4, 2014 (3 comments)
In this week’s Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the recent surge in performance at Triple-A for right-handed pitcher Danny Salazar, how his stuff has looked and if he is getting back into the form that impacted the Indians roster late last season. He takes a deep look into the breakout performance at Double-A Akron for outfielder Anthony Gallas, what it means and what has changed for him. He also provides some insight into the turnaround for Low-A Lake County righty Mitch Brown, looks at the biggest change to Triple-A catcher Roberto Perez’s approach and more.
July 4, 2014 (15 comments)
The name of the game is patience. No wait, that was last night's theme. Anyway, Kieran Lovegrove rewarded anyone who has been patient with him Thursday night, tossing five no-hit innings and showing flashes of why he was a highly regarded third round pick in 2012. He was joined by Claudio Bautista, who will also need some patience in the future as he learns to be more selective at the plate. Join Jim Piascik as takes you Around the Farm, breaking down Lovegrove and Bautista's nights in addition to recapping all the action throughout the organization.
July 3, 2014 (0 comments)
When the other team’s starter has a flawless outing, there’s not much you can do. That’s exactly what happened on Thursday night, as the Columbus Clippers (46-41) fell 2-1 to the Toledo Mud Hens (43-45), thanks to magnificence of Toledo’s starter Derek Hankins.
July 3, 2014 (12 comments)
It is really hard to be patient for any stretch of time. Like waiting for Christmas as a child -- or even now for Jim Piascik, the wait for the final Hobbit movie -- is unbearable (same for the waits leading up to the first two, for that matter). But it is absolutely vital to be patient to a fault with prospects, especially ones with the talent of Mitch Brown and Carlos Moncrief. Join Jim as he breaks down Brown's turnaround, the recent resurgence of Moncrief, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 2, 2014 (0 comments)
Kyle Davies took the bump for Columbus Wednesday night against the Toledo Mud Hens. The Mud Hens got the best of the starter collecting four runs on four hits. Davies lasted four innings and was saddled with his fourth loss after the Clippers' 7-2 trampling.
July 1, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers took a 6-3 after a seven-inning, rain-shortened matchup with the Louisville Bats Tuesday. Each team totaled eight hits, but the Clippers used a five-run third inning to tie up the win. Zach McAllister improved to 4-0 on the season while Mark Lowe picked up his 10th save of 2014.