June 22, 2014 (1 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, in particular Jesus Aguilar and Jose Ramirez pushing to make it back to the majors. Though limited roster spots in Cleveland (and injury in the case of Ramirez) may keep the pair in Triple-A, neither is being held back by their performance. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down the hitters throughout the system and takes you into The WAR Room.
June 22, 2014 (7 comments)
When it comes to prospects, sometimes the divide between one who makes it and one who does not just comes down to health. Roberto Perez and LeVon Washington are both examples of this, as they are both in the midst of big years after injury-riddled 2013 seasons. Now that both are healthy, Perez and Washington are raking, as they did Saturday. Join Arthur Kinney as he writes about Perez and his future, Washington and his potential rise, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 21, 2014 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats and Shawn Morimando had everything working on their way to a 12-2 demolition of the Frederick Keys at Five County Stadium. Starter Shawn Morimando (7-2, 3.12) earned the win after pitching 6.0 innings in which he allowed only two earned runs off of six hits.
June 20, 2014 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats blew a pair of late-inning leads Friday as they fell to the Frederick Keys 8-6 in ten innings. The Mudcats held a three-run lead going into the eighth and a two-run advantage to begin the ninth, but Carolina’s bullpen just could not close the door blowing two separate save opportunities.
June 20, 2014 (2 comments)
After a two week hiatus because of the insane amount of time spent on the draft there past two weeks here at the IBI, the Happenings are back! In today’s report, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the season that outfielder Tyler Naquin has had and the significant adjustment he has made which has led to a major improvement in an area of greatest weakness. He also looks at the sensational season that lefty Luis Lugo is having, provides tons of comments from Ross Atkins and Ted Kubiak on several players and roster issues - including some absolutely glowing comments on catcher Francisco Mejia - and provides an update on Jose Ramirez, Bryson Myles, Adam Miller, Giovanny Urshela and much more.
June 20, 2014 (12 comments)
The night after only the Akron RubberDucks were in action, the Cleveland system had seven games going on thanks to the combination of two doubleheaders and the end of the All-Star break for Carolina and Lake County. Two RubberDucks still headlined the night, however, with Will Roberts putting together his best start of the season and Francisco Lindor showing off some power. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down the busy night in the system and takes you Around the Farm.
June 19, 2014 (0 comments)
Most nights when a team gives up 11 hits and 10 runs, it doesn't come out with the win. That wasn't the case Thursday as the Carolina Mudcats responded to early offense from the Frederick Keys to pile on 17 hits and 11 runs in the win. Joe Sever tallied four base knocks and Yandy Diaz and Todd Hankins added three each to pace the offense.
June 18, 2014 (1 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats closed out the first half of the season on a sour note, going only 1-3 on the week, with one game being canceled by rain. The Mudcats enter the All-Star Break at 29-38 and finished the first half in a tie for third with the Winston Salem Dash. The IBI's Zachary Francis gets us caught up on the week that was for the Mudcats and
June 16, 2014 (1 comments)
It’s been awhile since we last posted a Hot List. Such is the way things work once the draft season kicks in. 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 June and provides insight and information into the struggles for Cody Anderson, the hot hitting Tyler Naquin and Carlos Moncrief, the hot pitching of Luis Lugo and Ryan Merritt, and much more.
June 15, 2014 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats ended the first half of the season in losing fashion Sunday as they fell to the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-2. Carolina’s bullpen struggles continued as the Blue Rocks rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth to steal the finale of the four-game set.
June 15, 2014 (4 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. It is still early enough that there is some noise in the numbers, but at this point in the season, we are starting to see some interesting trends emerge. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks it all down, including Carolina left-hander Ryan Merritt continuing to dominate at the High-A level, Lake County left-hander Luis Lugo's slightly hidden greatness, and much more.
June 15, 2014 (0 comments)
A brilliant performance from starter Shawn Morimando wasn't enough as the Carolina Mudcats fell 5-1 to the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Saturday night. After taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth, the Mudcats bullpen allowed six consecutive Blue Rock scores, which, ultimately, proved to be too much to overcome.
June 13, 2014 (1 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats and Wilmington Blue Rocks split a doubleheader Friday after rain postponed the series’ opening game originally scheduled for Thursday. Wilmington shutout the Mudcats 6-0 in game one, but Carolina was able to salvage a split after an extra frame squeaking out a 4-3 win in game two.
June 11, 2014 (0 comments)
As a difficult first half draws to a close, the Carolina Mudcats will not quit fighting to the very end. The Mudcats took three of five from the Winston Salem Dash in a home-and-home series before heading back to Zebulon to take on the Potomac Nationals, from whom they split the first two games of a series to improve to 4-3 on the week. The IBI's Zachary Francis recaps the week that was and features righty D.J. Brown...
June 11, 2014 (0 comments)
After losing their skipper early in the game, the Carolina Mudcats pulled together to end a three game slide and win 6-4 over the Potomac Nationals on Tuesday night at Five County Stadium.
June 9, 2014 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats took a 3-2 lead into the eighth inning, but came out of it down 5-4. That was the final score as the Mudcats lost to the Potomac Nationals at home, falling to eight games below .500 for the season. Carolina outhit the Nationals 12-7, but couldn't find the scoring touch when it mattered. Shawn Morimando got the no decision after pitching 6.1 strong innings.
June 8, 2014 (0 comments)
In a back-and-forth game, the Carolina Mudcats dropped the rubber match of their weekend series with the Winston-Salem Dash losing 8-7 Sunday. Winston-Salem escaped with the win despite being outhit by the Mudcats 15 to 10.
June 8, 2014 (1 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. It is still early enough that there is some noise in the numbers, but at this point in the season, we are starting to see some interesting trends emerge. One of those trends is Akron outfielder Tyler Naquin continuing to hit in Double-A and how it is starting to look more sustainable. Join Jim Piascik as he takes you into The WAR Room.
June 7, 2014 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats fell 7-5 to the Winston-Salem Dash after blowing an early lead on Saturday night. The Dash took the lead in the seventh inning with three crucial runs that ultimately proved to be too much for the Mudcats to handle.
June 6, 2014 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats opened their three-game series against the Winston-Salem Dash with a 3-1 win Friday thanks to a furious ninth inning comeback. After being held scoreless through the game’s first eight frames and trailing 1-0, Carolina’s bats came alive for three ninth-inning runs to steal the series opener from the hometown Dash.