June 16, 2014 (1 comments)
It’s been awhile since we last posted a Hot List. Such is the way things work once the draft season kicks in. The IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at all of the good and some not so good performances in the Indians minor league system so far in June and provides insight and information into the struggles for Cody Anderson, the hot hitting Tyler Naquin and Carlos Moncrief, the hot pitching of Luis Lugo and Ryan Merritt, and much more.
June 16, 2014 (0 comments)
The Clippers come home from a long road trip and promptly swept a four game home series against Scranton Wilkes-Barre over the weekend. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was for the Indians Triple-A affiliate with all the news and notes for the team and also recently sat down with right-handed reliever to talk about his progress on the mound this season.
June 15, 2014 (0 comments)
When things are going well, a team is easy to watch. Right now, the Columbus Clippers are making for some enjoyable viewing. The Clippers (36-33) clinched a four-game sweep of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (32-36) with a 11-3 victory on Sunday evening.
June 15, 2014 (4 comments)
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 Carolina left-hander Ryan Merritt continuing to dominate at the High-A level, Lake County left-hander Luis Lugo's slightly hidden greatness, and much more.
June 14, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers won their tenth straight game against the Scranton RailRiders Saturday night with a shutout victory. The Clippers 7-0 win came with the help of Zach McAllister who made his second rehab start in Columbus.
June 14, 2014 (6 comments)
When a player moves up the minor league ladder, it’s safe to assume that it might take them some time to acclimatize to each level. That isn’t the case with Columbus Clippers outfielder Tyler Holt. Ever since making his Triple-A debut on May 26, Holt has been a revelation. Grant Miller recently spoke with Holt about his transition and his goals for the rest of the season.
June 13, 2014 (0 comments)
Audy Ciriaco broke an 0-for-11 slump with a three-run homer to right center field in the second inning, and Tyler Holt hit what turned out to be the game-winning home run in the fourth inning and the Columbus Clippers (34-33) held off the visiting Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders (32-34) 4-3 in front of a sold out crowd of 10,478 at Huntington Park on Friday night.
June 13, 2014 (4 comments)
Nights like Clint Frazier had on Thursday have not come as frequently as we would like for the center fielder so far in 2014, but while Frazier is struggling a bit this year, putting up big stats this season is not the real goal. It is more important right now for Frazier to learn about the grind that is the minor league season, just like another top prospect a few years ago with. Join Jim Piascik as he explains Frazier's situation in more detail, breaks down Carlos Moncrief's recent surge, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 12, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers didn't score until the fifth inning, but made every run count on their way to a 5-4 victory against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. The Clippers totaled just six hits, but used a four-run seventh inning to seal the deal after going down, 3-0, early in the game. The RailRiders rallied in the eighth to come back within one, but ultimately fell short.
June 11, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers (32-33) continued their hot hitting road trip, pounding five home runs and 20 hits in a 14-2 victory of the Charlotte Knights on Tuesday afternoon at BB&T Stadium.
June 9, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers fell behind, 2-0, early on and never made it all the way back on their way to a 4-2 loss against the Charlotte Knights. Columbus was held to just three hits, while the Knights piled on nine against the Clippers' pitching staff. Columbus starter Tyler Cloyd pitched 5.1 innings and gave up five hits and three runs while striking out five Charlotte batters.
June 9, 2014 (2 comments)
The Indians Triple-A Columbus affiliate continued their up and down performance over the past week. The bullpen was strong for them and they continue to get good showings from Tyler Holt and others, though the starting pitching continues to be a problem for them. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was in his weekly notebook...
June 8, 2014 (0 comments)
A consistent offensive effort gave the Columbus Clippers (31-32) a 13-9 victory on the road against the Charlotte Knights (21-43). The victory clinched at least a split of the series for the Clippers, with the two teams going at it once again on Monday and Tuesday.
June 8, 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. 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. One of those trends is Akron outfielder Tyler Naquin continuing to hit in Double-A and how it is starting to look more sustainable. Join Jim Piascik as he takes you into The WAR Room.
June 7, 2014 (0 comments)
Carlos Moncrief broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run home run in the fifth inning, J.C. Ramirez was sharp out of the Columbus bullpen, and the Clippers beat the Charlotte Knights 5-3 on Saturday in the opening game of their four-game series from BB&T Ballpark. The game was played in front of 10,402 fans - the third largest crowd in BB&T Ballpark history. It was also the 17th sell-out crowd of the season.
June 6, 2014 (0 comments)
Joey Terdoslavich’s two-run single in the bottom of the sixth was enough for the Gwinnett Braves (31-29) to escape with the win 3-2 in the final game against the Columbus Clippers (29-32) this season in a game that took just under three hours to complete at Coolray Field.
June 6, 2014 (9 comments)
Thursday may have been the day the organization begins adding new players to the organization, but for all of the minor leaguers already in the system, it was just another day. Akron RubberDucks starter Cody Anderson pitched just like he has lately, which is good considering the turnaround the right-hander has undergone recently. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Anderson's rebound, Zach McAllister's rehab start, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 5, 2014 (1 comments)
In today’s Minor Happenings the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the comeback that right-handed reliever Tyler Sturdevant is making, why he has had so much success this season and where he fits into the Indians’ Major League plans. He also looks at infielder Paul Hendrix’s outstanding month of May and All Star snub, how left-hander Luis Lugo is having an excellent season that many are not even aware he is having and how infielder Audy Ciriaco has been a man of many hats and been one of the Indians better minor league signings at Triple-A in some time.
June 5, 2014 (9 comments)
You know it's a good night offensively on the farm when you average 10 runs per team. Columbus, Akron, and Carolina all went off at the plate Wednesday, scoring runs left and right on the way to victory. Leading the charge in Akron was a familiar face in second baseman Joey Wendle, as the infielder typically makes waves with his bat. Join Jim Piascik as he looks at Wendle's performance, breaks down Yhoxian Medina's effort in Carolina, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 4, 2014 (0 comments)
While the Gwinnett Braves managed eight hits and four runs, the output was no where near enough to push the visiting Columbus Clippers Wednesday. Columbus finished the shellacking with 13 hits and nine runs scored behind three-hit games from Justin Sellers and Jose Ramirez, and a three-RBI performance from Adam Abraham. Due von Schamann pitched five innings and gave up four runs in the win.