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.
April 24, 2014 (0 comments)
The Gwinnett Braves (12-8) played from ahead through the middle innings after a sacrifice fly by Edward Salcedo gave them the lead in the fourth inning, but Clippers second basemen Ryan Rohlinger singled to left in the 11th inning to complete the comeback for Columbus (8-11) over the visiting Braves 5-4 on Thursday night at Huntington Park.
April 24, 2014 (13 comments)
In today’s second part of our bi-weekly Minor Happenings piece, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a deep look into Triple-A Columbus second baseman Jose Ramirez’s performance, his usage, how he fits onto the Major League roster and how he is being showcased as a potential trade chip. In addition to that he provides several comments from the front office on some players at Low-A Lake County such as Nellie Rodriguez, Jordan Milbrath and others, and provides insight and information on players such as Jesus Aguilar, Francisco Lindor, James Roberts, Claudio Bautista and more!
April 24, 2014 (14 comments)
Jose Ramirez, power hitter? The International League has been kind to Ramirez so far in 2014, as the infielder has put on an uncharacteristic power show. But Ramirez reminded us of the other parts of his game Wednesday, showing off his wheels and on-base ability. Join Jim Piascik as he analyzes Ramirez's night, Dorssys Paulino's talent shining through in Lake County, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 23, 2014 (0 comments)
After leading early in the game, the Columbus Clippers lost 3-2 to the Gwinnett Braves Wednesday. Columbus scored both its runs in the bottom of the first inning before allowing one in the fourth and the deciding runs in the eighth. The Clippers' third and forth batters – Nyjer Morgan and Jesus Aguilar – both went 0-4 in the game.
April 23, 2014 (2 comments)
Today in Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the impressive showing Ryan Merritt has had to date and how his value continues to increase. He also provides several comments from the front office on players at High-A Carolina such as Erik Gonzalez, Torsten Boss, Jeremy Lucas, Louis Head and others, looks at the slow start by Cody Anderson and why it is not a big deal, reviews Josh Tomlin’s performance to date, and provides insight and analysis on players like T.J. House, Enosil Tejeda, Michael Peoples, and more!
April 23, 2014 (1 comments)
It has been a rocky start to the season to say the least for the Columbus Clippers. At 7-10 the Clippers just recently rose above Toledo in the International League West standings to get out of last place. Although the team has struggled to get to the .500 mark, there's been a glimmer of hope from many players. The IBI's Adrienne Robbins takes a look at how the Clippers are playing in her recent notebook...