September 5, 2014 (2 comments)
In today’s Minor Happenings piece, the IBI's Tony Lastoria looks at the outstanding finish to the season for Short-A Mahoning Valley second baseman Steven Patterson and looks at what kind of prospect he is for the Indians. He also breaks down Low-A Lake County left-handed pitcher Luis Lugo’s season and prospect standing, and provides tons of interesting comments from the front office on things like Francisco Lindor’s timeline, the growth of Erik Gonzalez into a legit shortstop prospect, Danny Salazar’s recovery from an early season setback and more.
September 5, 2014 (17 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks and Columbus Clippers reversed fortunes Thursday, with both teams ending the night with their series tied 1-1 after a RubberDucks win and a Clippers loss. The Lake County Captains stayed consistent, however, winning their second game in a row to advance to the next round of the playoffs. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps all of the playoff action, including Nellie Rodriguez powering the Captains to victory, as he takes you Around the Farm.
September 4, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers were two outs away from heading to Durham with a 2-0 series lead, but the Durham Bulls rallied in the ninth inning to tie it and then won it in the tenth, 4-3 to tie the series at one in front of 5,158 at Huntington Park on Thursday night.
September 4, 2014 (20 comments)
The playoffs started Wednesday night for the Columbus Clippers, Akron RubberDucks, and Lake County Captains, with two of the three teams ending the night with a win. Though it was obviously more than a one-person effort, the Clippers and Captains used big nights from an outfielder to find victory (James Ramsey and Clint Frazier, respectively), while Duke von Schamann did his best for the RubberDucks in a loss. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps all of the playoff action and takes you Around the Farm.
September 3, 2014 (0 comments)
The Clippers kicked off the playoffs with a dominating win Wednesday night, overcoming the Durham Bulls 9-4.
September 2, 2014 (1 comments)
The Clippers wrapped up the regular season on Monday and are preparing for a playoff run and chance at a third Triple-A National Championship, something that has never been done before. The IBI's Michael Rick recaps the week that was, notes all of the player moves and gets us set for the start of the playoffs in his latest notebook...
September 2, 2014 (0 comments)
The Clippers ended their regular season with a 2-1 win over the Toledo Mud Hens in 12 innings on Monday.
September 1, 2014 (11 comments)
Rain may have suspended the major league club's hunt for the playoffs on Sunday Night Baseball, but the actual playoffs opened up for one team down in the minors. With the rest of the affiliates close to wrapping up their seasons, the Arizona League team kicked off their semifinal matchup Sunday. Join Arthur Kinney as he breaks down that playoff action, highlights Audy Ciriaco's big night in Columbus, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 31, 2014 (0 comments)
Audy Ciriaco hit a RBI single in the first that gave the Columbus Clippers (78-65) the lead and then a three-run homer in the seventh that put it out of reach in a 5-1 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens (69-73) on Sunday night in front of 9,894 at Huntington Park.
August 31, 2014 (7 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 a look at four Columbus hitters who could be September callups. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Jesus Aguilar, Giovanny Urshela, Francisco Lindor, and Carlos Moncrief in addition to the rest of the organization as he takes you into The WAR Room.
August 31, 2014 (7 comments)
As the great philosopher Jagger once said: "but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need." The RubberDucks tried to clinch a playoff spot with a win last night, but despite their loss, found themselves in anyway. Join Arthur Kinney as he recaps the action in the organization, including Erik Gonzalez leading the way for the RubberDucks, and takes you Around the Farm.
August 31, 2014 (0 comments)
The Indianapolis Indians (72-70) used a four-run eighth inning to defeat the Columbus Clippers (77-65) 4-2 on Saturday night at Victory Field. Jaff Decker lined a single to left with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning to give Indianapolis the lead off of Jordan Cooper (0-1, 4.91).
August 30, 2014 (12 comments)
With the season winding down, it is time for players to try to make their final impressions on the organization before heading into the long offseason. For players like Joey Wendle (who missed a big chunk of the season due to injury), however, these final days are critical to make up for lost time. Join Arthur Kinney as he breaks down Wendle doing just that Friday and recaps the rest of the action in the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 30, 2014 (0 comments)
The Clippers lost their second consecutive game in Indianapolis Friday night, 9-7 after a late game rally by the Indians. Kyle Davies (9-8) made his final regular season start going 5 IP with five runs on 11 hits and three walks.
August 29, 2014 (6 comments)
In this week’s edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the hot hitting Jesus Aguilar at Triple-A Columbus and just how potent his bat is, the strides he has made this season and wonders why he is not yet in Cleveland. He also takes a look at the strong pro debut from 17th round pick Cameron Hill and gives some insight into his stuff and ability, provides a ton of comments from the front office on players like Yandy Diaz, Dylan Baker, LeVon Washington and others, and more!
August 29, 2014 (19 comments)
Thursday night in the Cleveland organization was highlighted by the old and the new. At this point, Nellie Rodriguez putting up big numbers in Lake County has become old news, as the first baseman has spent most of 2014 doing just that. Casey Shane shutting down the New York-Penn League is new, however, as the 2013 sixth round pick was only recently called up from the Arizona League. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps all of the action in the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 28, 2014 (0 comments)
Gabriel Arias came back from recent struggles to throw seven innings and allow two runs (one earned), but it was not enough and the Columbus Clippers dropped the opener of a three game series to the Indianapolis Indians 2-1 on Thursday night at Victory Field. The Clippers committed two errors, one a fielding error by the first baseman and the other a wild pickoff attempt, which led to the first run scored by Indianapolis.
August 28, 2014 (15 comments)
The playoffs may pass the major league club by this season, but playoff fever is in full effect on the minor league side, with the Lake County Captains clinching a spot in the postseason. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps the night, including Claudio Bautista's large role in the Captains' clincher, Francisco Mejia putting up a big night with the Scrappers, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 27, 2014 (0 comments)
Elliot Johnson's four RBI night led the Clippers to a 9-4 win over the Mud Hens, one night after clinching the International League West.
August 26, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers (76-62) wrapped up the International League West Division Championship and a spot in the playoffs with a 3-1 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens (67-71) on Tuesday night at Fifth Third Field.