August 23, 2014 (0 comments)
Francisco Lindor, Justin Sellers and Audy Ciriaco combined for eight of the Columbus Clippers (73-61) nine hits in a 5-2 win over the Louisville Bats (64-70) on Friday night at Louisville Slugger Field.
August 22, 2014 (8 comments)
In this week’s Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the strong rebound right-handed pitcher Mitch Brown has made this season and just how impressive he has been since early May. He also spends a lot of time looking at the Happenings in Arizona with a deep look into the spectacular showing Bobby Bradley has had and why it is so special on so many levels, he provides a ton of comments from Ross Atkins on the players in Arizona such as Bradley, Yu-Cheng Chang, Alexis Pantoja, Justus Sheffield, Grant Hockin, Jared Robinson and others, and more.
August 22, 2014 (16 comments)
Clint Frazier and Carlos Moncrief highlighted the night for the organization on Thursday, but the pair are pretty different when it comes to their developmental status. As a young outfielder in Low-A, Frazier's performance on-the-field matters less than Moncrief's, who is an older player in Triple-A. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down what that means in addition to recapping the rest of the action from throughout the minor leagues as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 21, 2014 (0 comments)
Down a run in the ninth, the Columbus Clippers (72-61) put up five runs in the ninth to turn back the Louisville Bats (64-69) 9-6 at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday night. In a back-and-forth battle, the Clippers loaded the bases with one out in the ninth down 5-4 off of reliever Fabio Castillo (2-1, 2.50). Justin Freeman replaced Castillo and got Francisco Lindor to hit a sacrifice fly to deep center, tying the game. It was the 20th blown save by the Louisville pitching staff.
August 21, 2014 (13 comments)
Now. We always want things now. Better sooner than later. Yet, when it comes to prospects, it is often about the long game. D'vone McClure's stock has fallen after two subpar seasons in Arizona, yet the outfielder is still only 20 years old. Dace Kime may be a bit older than McClure, but the 22-year-old is only in his first full professional season. These players are not supposed to be finished products, and looking between the lines, there are positive signs for both. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps McClure and Kime's performances and the rest of the action from throughout the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 20, 2014 (0 comments)
After an embarrassing 9-1 loss to the Mudhens Tuesday night, the Clippers once again struggled to keep up with Toledo's offense losing 6-2.
August 19, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers tied the Toledo Mud Hens at one in the fifth inning, but Toledo managed eight runs in the final four innings on its way to a 9-1 victory. Columbus gave up a total of 13 hits while tallying just seven base knocks itself. Kyle Davies took the loss for the Clippers after giving up four earned runs.
August 18, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers scored eight runs in the first inning on their way to an 11-6 win against the Toledo Mud Hens Monday. Columbus totaled 11 hits to score its 11 runs, led by two hits and three RBIs from Giovanny Urshela. Gabriel Arias started the game but gave up five runs on his way to the no decision while Josh Outman picked up the win.
August 18, 2014 (1 comments)
Triple-A Columbus is finishing strong and could be on the verge of clinching a playoff spot by the weekend. One of the keys to their playoff run has been the strong arm of Carlos Moncrief who now has 21 outfield assists on the season. The IBI's Michael Rich recently sat down with him to talk about his success this season both defensively and offensively, and he also runs down the week that was for the Clippers with all the news and notes.
August 18, 2014 (7 comments)
It’s been awhile since we last posted a Hot List. 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 August and provides insight and information into players such as Yu-Cheng Chang, Mitch Brown, Bobby Bradley, Anthony Gallas, Bobby Ison, Greg Allen, Giovanny Urshela and much more...
August 17, 2014 (0 comments)
Sometimes you’re the bug. Sometimes you’re the windshield. The Columbus Clippers (70-59) played the role of bug on Sunday night, dropping the finale of the three game with the Toledo Mud Hens (63-66) at Fifth Third Field 9-2.
August 17, 2014 (0 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, including James Ramsey's red-hot debut in Columbus. Join Jim Piascik as he brings you an abbreviated version of The WAR Room, with all of the advanced stats of Cleveland's minor leaguers you could want.
August 17, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers (70-58) beat the Toledo Mud Hens (62-66) 4-2 Saturday night. Toledo slowed down Columbus through eight innings, but the Clippers rallied for three runs in the ninth to beat the Mud Hens. The Clippers extended their winning streak to five games and maintain a six-game division lead.
August 15, 2014 (0 comments)
The last time the Columbus Clippers (69-58) faced Toledo Mud Hens (62-65) starter Derek Hankins, he shut them down for 8.2 innings and held them to a run. But Giovanny Urshela and the rest of the Clippers offense got a measure of payback on Friday night in a 6-2 win at Fifth Third Field.
August 15, 2014 (16 comments)
It is amazing how quickly things can change in baseball. In the immediate aftermath of the trade deadline, it was Zach Walters destroying opposing pitching while James Ramsey struggled. Well, another week made a huge difference, as now Ramsey is destroying opposing pitching too, just like he did Thursday night. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Ramsey's debut to date, Anderson Polanco's encouraging results in Lake County, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 14, 2014 (0 comments)
After the Columbus Clippers took an early 2-0 lead, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs came back to move ahead 3-2 before a three-run third inning put Columbus back ahead for good. James Ramsey sparked the clippers by going 5 for 5 with four RBIs, one home run and two doubles. Kyle Davies picked up the win while Bryan Price got the hold and Mark Lowe was credited with the save.
August 14, 2014 (6 comments)
In this week’s second edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the suddenly hot performance from little known shortstop prospect Ivan Castillo. He breaks him down as a prospect, explains his value, where he needs work and what his future holds. He also provides comments from Ross Atkins on new pickups Zach Walters and James Ramsey plus what the Indians are working on with Zach McAllister in Triple-A. He also provides all the details on the playoff races for all six stateside affiliates, insight and info on players like Joe Wendle, Jerrud Sabourin and Cameron Hill, and much more.
August 13, 2014 (0 comments)
There was free baseball at Huntington Park as the Clippers rallied in the bottom of the 10th to beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 6-5. With the Pigs up by one the Clippers had one last chance. With two outs Carson sent a grounder through the infield gap out to centerfield to reach first. Ramsey followed with a double, moving Carson to third.
August 13, 2014 (9 comments)
It was another rainy night in the organization, with four rainouts (including the big league club). But the rain did not dampen every team and it certainly did not keep Anthony Gallas down. The RubberDucks outfielder has done nothing but impress since being called up to Akron and that was no different Tuesday night. Join Tony Lastoria as he recaps Gallas' night, Danny Salazar's outing, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 12, 2014 (0 comments)
Outside of the fourth inning, the Columbus Clippers were held in check by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Fortunately for the Clippers, that fourth inning yielded six runs to power Columbus to a 6-1 win and erase an early deficit. Francisco Lindor finished with two hits, one home run and three RBIs, showing off his blue-chip ability.