May 7, 2014 (0 comments)
Matt Carson’s two-run homer in the seventh inning ended up being the difference as the Columbus Clippers (15-15) took the second game of their four-game series 5-3 against the Rochester Red Wings (16-14) Tuesday night at Huntington Park. Carson’s home run was proceeded by a RBI double off the bat of Giovanny Urshela that gave the Clippers their first lead of the game.
May 6, 2014 (11 comments)
In this week’s first edition of Minor Happenings which focuses on the pitching in the Indians organization, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the hot start by Robbie Aviles and why he has had more success this season. He also breaks down Trevor Bauer’s outstanding start to his season and the work he put in over the offseason to get where he is today, provides lots of comments and quotes from the front office on some key prospects at Triple-A Columbus, and provides insight and updates on players such as Austin Adams, Will Roberts, Cole Sulser, Kenny Mathews, T.J. House and more.
May 5, 2014 (0 comments)
Giovanny Urshela tallied two hits and two runs while Matt Carson went 3 for 3 to lead the Columbus Clippers to a win against Rochester, 6-4. Tyler Cloyd pitched five innings and the Clippers' bullpen added four shutout frames in support. The win moved Columbus within one game of a .500 record.
May 5, 2014 (3 comments)
It is Monday, which means it is time to recap all of the hot and cold performances in the Indians minor league system over the past week. The Hot List showcases the Top 15 performances from the previous seven days as well as the Bottom 5 performances over the past seven days, and includes insight, information and more on each player listed. Today’s listing includes 20 players and over 2500 words on players such as Francisco Lindor, Paul Hendrix, Anthony Santander, Kenny Mathews, Duke von Schamann, D.J. Brown and more.
May 5, 2014 (1 comments)
After splitting the week with three wins and two losses, the Clippers have finally started to show consistency. Columbus returns to Huntington Park Monday sporting a 13-15 record and sit second in the International League West standings. The IBI's Adrienne Robbins reviews the week that was for the Clippers.
May 5, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers (13-15) had another opportunity to break even on the season. They were successful two days ago, but not Sunday evening. A two-run home run in the seventh inning by Roman Ali Solis allowed the Durham Bulls (20-11) to take the final game of the four-game series 6-2 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
May 4, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers (13-14) lost to the Durham Bulls (19-11) 1-0 Saturday. Thanks to phenomenal pitching performances by each starter the game was scoreless all game until Jerry Sands hit a walk-off single in the 11th inning.
May 2, 2014 (0 comments)
As the old baseball saying goes “walks will haunt” and it applied to the Columbus Clippers 4-3 win over the Durham Bulls on Thursday night. Clippers Jesus Aguilar led off the eighth inning with a walk off of Durham (18-11) reliever Steve Geltz (2-2, 3.86), and later scored the game winning run on a sacrifice fly by Matt Carson as the Clippers (13-13) finally climbed to .500 after Friday’s victory.
May 2, 2014 (20 comments)
Some nights you just have it. Thursday was certainly one of those nights for Josh Tomlin, as the right-hander was simply dealing. Tomlin had it all as he continues to make his case for a promotion to Cleveland. Clint Frazier also turned some heads, and though he is not making a case for a promotion to Cleveland, the center fielder had an important first Thursday. Join Jim Piascik as he writes about Tomlin, Frazier, and the rest of the action in the minor leagues as he takes you Around the Farm.
May 2, 2014 (0 comments)
If the Cleveland Indians are still looking for a starting pitcher to fill out their rotation, Josh Tomlin (2-1, 2.06) made his case for the role on Thursday. Tomlin hurled a three hit shutout and ten strike outs as the Columbus Clippers (12-13) defeated the Durham Bulls 3-0 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
May 1, 2014 (7 comments)
In today’s Minor Happenings the IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about the incredible strides that right-handed pitcher Jordan Milbrath has made in the organization since being drafted a little over 10 months ago. Tony also talks about catcher Roberto Perez’s improvement, provides some comments from the front office on several of the Indians higher profile pitchers, and provides lots of insight and information on the development so far this season for players like Carlos Moncrief, Joseph Colon, Shawn Morimando, Adam Plutko and others.
April 29, 2014 (0 comments)
Doubleheaders have not been kind to the Columbus Clippers (11-13) over the past year. They have been swept in two previous twin bills this season and five straight dating back to July 6, 2013. The Clippers ended that streak with a split against the Norfolk Tides (8-17) at Harbor Park on Tuesday.
April 29, 2014 (3 comments)
A day late but never a dollar short, it is time to recap all of the hot and cold performances in the Indians minor league system over the past week. The Hot List showcases the Top 15 performances from the previous seven days as well as the Bottom 5 performances over the past seven days, and includes insight, information and more on each player listed. Today’s listing includes 20 players and over 2000 words, and highlights players such as Roberto Perez, Jordan Milbrath, Carlos Moncrief, Michael Peoples and more.
April 28, 2014 (0 comments)
Coming up on the one month mark and after a rocky start, Columbus has begun to even things out. The Clippers' record has yet to reach the .500 mark, but after winning five of the last seven they are inching closer (.455). The IBI's Adrienne Robbins reviews the week that was for the Clippers.
April 27, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers (10-12) used three home runs to power past the Norfolk Tides (7-16) beating them 6-2, on Sunday afternoon at Harbor Park. Andy Ciriaco, Roberto Perez and Carlos Moncrief each homered, and drove in all six Clipper runs.
April 26, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers stretched the game to 11 innings, but eventually fell to the Norfolk Tides, 3-2, Saturday night. The loss brought Columbus to three games under .500 after the team gave up the deciding run in the second inning of extra play. Travis Banwart's shutout play through 5.2 innings of work went to waste, but the overall pitching performance was a bright spot for the Clippers.
April 26, 2014 (4 comments)
Glen Anthony “T.J.” House, Jr. got his first Major League experience last season when he was called up for three days in June. He’s working hard to make sure that it is not another Moonlight Graham moment as he never got into a game and has not been back since. The IBI's Michael Rich recently caught up with House and talked about that memorable first time call to the big leagues and what he is doing to get back there.
April 25, 2014 (0 comments)
Columbus starter Josh Tomlin cruised through the Gwinnett Braves (12-9) lineup pitching eight scoreless innings as the Clippers (9-11) won 7-1 at Huntington Park in front of 7,119 in attendance on Friday.
April 25, 2014 (22 comments)
With another season here, the IBI's Tony Lastoria digs up an article which has been a site favorite for a few years. He talks about the decisions teams make with their prospects and the way they are handled which provides a good idea of how a team values each player in the organization. If you pay attention to how a player is used and how they are moved, you can get a good feel for their prospect value.
April 25, 2014 (8 comments)
When it comes to prospects, everything is easier when the top guys are performing the way they are supposed to. Such was the case Thursday night as top prospect and shortstop-in-waiting Francisco Lindor put on a show for the RubberDucks. Though, as Jim Piascik cautions, just because Lindor is highly rated and has a strong reputation does not mean he is ready for Cleveland just yet. Join Jim as he breaks down Lindor, looks at how Carolina starter D.J. Brown is seizing his opportunity, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.