August 1, 2014 (7 comments)
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. However, today is a special edition of The WAR Room taking a look at Cleveland's deadline acquisitions: James Ramsey and Zach Walters. We have all seen the scouting reports and raw stat lines written about and tweeted, but what do the advanced stats say? Join Jim Piascik as he delves into what the numbers say about the two newest members of the Cleveland organization and takes you into The WAR Room.
August 1, 2014 (18 comments)
The trade deadline has come and gone with Cleveland adding to two interesting prospects to their farm system. James Ramsey and Zach Walters will make their organizational debuts in the coming days, but on Thursday, the stage was set for two players on the opposite ends of the prospect spectrum; one at the beginning and one near the end. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Bobby Bradley's season in the Arizona League, Adam Miller's shutdown outing in Akron, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 31, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers and the Louisville Bats were tied at two going into the ninth, but the Bats managed to put four runs across the plate in the final inning to take a 6-2 win. Josh Tomlin got the start for the Clippers and gave up two runs in five innings, but Mark Lowe took the loss after giving up all four of the ninth-inning scores. Giovanny Urshela had two hits and scored one Columbus run.
July 31, 2014 (13 comments)
Duke von Schamann went seven scoreless innings for the RubberDucks. Jesus Aguilar combined a homer, a double, and two walks for the Clippers. Jerrud Sabourin did the same for the Mudcats. But despite a night chock full of elite performances, none topped Tyler Cloyd's no-hitter in Columbus. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps the very busy night in the organization and takes you Around the Farm.
July 31, 2014 (0 comments)
Tyler Cloyd carried a perfect game into the ninth inning before hitting Donnie Murphy with a pitch, but still had a career night as he no-hit the Louisville Bats. Cloyd struck out nine batters on the way to his ninth win of the season. The Columbus Clippers put 13 runs on the board on their pitcher's big night, led by multi-hit games from five different players.
July 29, 2014 (1 comments)
Through his first eight appearances of the season, Triple-A Columbus starting pitcher Tyler Cloyd struggled to a 1-3 record with a 6.38 ERA. He led the league with eight home runs given up and opponents were hitting .330 off of him. Since then he has turned things around and the IBI's Michael Rich recently had a chance to catch up with him to see what has changed...
July 28, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers took a 5-4 lead into the eighth inning, but went on to lose to the Norfolk Tides after giving up runs in each of the final two frames. Norfolk tallied once in the eighth before a Christian Walker home run put the Tides ahead for good in the top of the ninth inning. Austin Adams took the loss while Robert Coello got the win for Norfolk.
July 28, 2014 (1 comments)
It’s lonely at the top. Triple-A Columbus opened up last week by taking three of four in Louisville and found themselves alone in first for the first time since May 10. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was, provides all the news and notes from the team and recently sat down with Francisco Lindor to get his take on his promotion.
July 27, 2014 (0 comments)
In literature, rain can sometimes have a transformative power. One heavy shower can change a character’s attributes, and even enhance some. The Columbus Clippers (58-52) were already playing well before the rain came on Sunday evening, but they celebrated the end of the downpour by scoring six runs in the seventh inning on their way to an 11-5 victory over the Norfolk Tides (50-59).
July 27, 2014 (1 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, including Mitch Brown. Brown is finding some strong success in Lake County this year, a very positive step for the 2012 second round pick's development. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Brown's season to date and the rest of the pitchers in the system as he takes you into The WAR Room.
July 27, 2014 (9 comments)
Through his first five games at the Triple-A level, Francisco Lindor has fit right in. He took that to another level Saturday, launching his first two home runs as a Clipper. Arthur Kinney recaps Lindor's night and time in Columbus so far in addition to bringing you the action from around the organization. Join Arthur as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 26, 2014 (0 comments)
Francisco Lindor shined in the Clippers 6-5 loss to the Norfolk Tides. The short stop went yard not just once, but twice. The switch hitter is currently batting .333 in his first five games in triple-A. Top of the second and T.J. House immediately put a runner on after hitting him with his second pitch. The struggle continued for House as he let up a grounder out to right field for a single.
July 26, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers (57-51) ran into a buzz saw on Friday night by the name of the Norfolk Tides (49-58). Norfolk used two run producing innings and a solid start from Mike Wright to hold down the Clippers for a 5-2 win at Huntington Park in front of a packed house of 10,802.
July 25, 2014 (6 comments)
Corey Kluber's dominant outing at the major league level may be (rightfully) getting most of the attention today, but the organization's starter one level down also made some noise Thursday. Toru Murata may not be having the best year, but you could not tell Thursday as the right-hander carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps Murata's big night, takes a look at Carlos Moncrief's plate discipline this season, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 24, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers jumped out to a 6-0 lead through two innings before eventually beating the Louisville Bats, 8-1, Thursday. Columbus scored its eight runs off of eight hits, powered by a five-RBI night from Carlos Moncrief. Toru Murata picked up the win after tossing seven innings of two-hit, no-run baseball before J.C. Ramirez finished the game with 1.1 shutout innings.
July 24, 2014 (5 comments)
In this week’s Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the emergence of Sean Brady who is another good lefty starting pitching prospect for the Indians in the lower levels of the minors. He also talks about the early impressions that catcher Francisco Mejia has left so far this season, the Dominican Summer League sensation Gabriel Mejia, provides a ton of quotes from the Indians front office on players like Ryan Merritt, Cody Anderson, Yandy Diaz, Tyler Holt and others, and also provides some insight and information on players like Gabriel Arias, Jordan Smith, Clint Frazier, Taylor Murphy, and more!
July 24, 2014 (18 comments)
Though the lower levels of the minors are more about development than raw results, it is always great to see a top prospect putting up strong numbers down in Lake County. Clint Frazier has pulled that off of late, surging in a big way in the second half of the season. He was at it again Wednesday, so Jim Piascik broke down his performance compared to another first round pick who went through Lake County recently, Francisco Lindor. Join Jim as he recaps Frazier's night and all the action from the minor league side as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 23, 2014 (0 comments)
With both starting pitchers giving up four runs, the Columbus Clippers and Louisville Bats played to a 6-5 Louisville victory behind 23 total hits. Columbus came up short with 11 hits, including a pair of base knocks from each of its top three batters in the order and another two hits from the Clippers' seventh hitter. Vinnie Pestano took the loss after giving up a run in 0.1 innings.
July 22, 2014 (0 comments)
After Monday's pitchers' duel, the Columbus Clippers battled to a 8-5 win against the Louisville Bats as the teams combined for 27 hits. Two different Columbus players tallied three hits in the game while another two had a pair of hits each. Every Clippers batter totaled at least one hit in the game, while just three didn't manage to cross home plate for a run.
July 22, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers scored in the top of the first before going eight innings without another run. Luckily for them, the Clippers were able to hold the Louisville Bats scoreless throughout the game. Columbus' run came off an RBI from Jesus Aguilar while Gabriel Arias picked up the win after tossing 7.2 innings of shutout ball. Mark Lowe picked up his 15th save of the season.