August 8, 2013 (15 comments)
After yet another depressing loss at the major league level, why not take some time to focus on the happiness and promise of the minor leagues? Why not bask in the insane success of Trevor Frank in the Mahoning Valley bullpen or the way that a finally healthy Alex Monsalve is producing at Akron? Leave all your Tiger trouble behind and join Jim Piascik as he recaps all you need to know about Wednesday night in the minor leagues and goes Around The Farm.
August 8, 2013 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats lost to the Potomac Nationals in the final game of a home series 8-7 in 11 innings at Five County Stadium. Josh Martin (0-1) took the loss for the Mudcats. He pitched an inning with two hits and two runs. Colin Bates (4-4) was the winning pitcher with two innings and one run.
August 6, 2013 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats took the second win in a home series against the Potomac Nationals with a 5-4 comeback at Five County Stadium Tuesday night.
August 5, 2013 (4 comments)
In today's new edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the hot play of Mahoning Valley first baseman Nellie Rodriguez and looks at his value and the strides he has made. He also provides a ton of comments from the front office on players at rookie level Arizona such as Kieran Lovegrove, Mitch Brown, Anderson Polanco, Gerald Bautista, D’Vone McClure and many more, and also provides some insight from the front office on the promotion process.
August 4, 2013 (10 comments)
It’s not often that a player can lead a team in batting average, home runs and runs batted in after missing a month of the season, but Carolina Mudcats second baseman Joey Wendle is doing just that. What a first full season in the minors Wendle is having and he has jumped into the mix with the other talented middle infielders in the organization. The IBI's Zachary Francis recently caught up with Wendle and talked about his success this season.
August 3, 2013 (0 comments)
After tying the game late, the Carolina Mudcats lost it in the 10th inning, falling to the Frederick Keys 4-3 on Friday night. The loss drops Carolina’s record to 22-17 in the second half, but coupled with a loss by Myrtle Beach, the Mudcats stay a half game out of first place in the division.
August 2, 2013 (6 comments)
So often, the difference between a prospect developing into a major leaguer or busting out in the minors is health. Some players are just unlucky with their bodies and see their careers end while others manage to stay on the field and make something happen. Bryson Myles is turning heads now that he is healthy and he continued to do so Thursday night. To read about Myles and everything else you need to know about the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
August 2, 2013 (0 comments)
In the first game of a six-game homestand, the Carolina Mudcats broke a close game open late and defeated the Frederick Keys 9-5 on Thursday night at Five County Stadium. Carolina improved to 22-16 in the second half with the victory.
July 30, 2013 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats ended an away series with at Wilmington with a 6-2 win against the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium Tuesday afternoon.
July 30, 2013 (1 comments)
The end of the minor league season is now in sight as it is just five weeks away, and in today’s week opening edition of Minor Happenings the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the dominating performance of Danny Salazar and how good he is and how the Indians are using him. He also explains the minor league promotion process with why some guys are not promoted when they may be playing well, and also provide lots of news and insights into players like Juan Diaz, Kyle Bellows, Tyler Naquin, LeVon Washington, Ben Heller, Casey Shane and more.
July 30, 2013 (13 comments)
What a strong month it has been for short season Single-A Mahoning Valley's Nellie Rodriguez who has turned his season around after a disappointing campaign the first two months of the year with Low-A Lake County. The IBI's Michael Hattery recaps the big night from Rodriguez, Clint Frazier, Joey Wendle and many others in another edition of Around the Farm...
July 29, 2013 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats lost to the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 4-3, at Frawley Stadium Monday night.
July 28, 2013 (0 comments)
High-A Carolina outfielder Bo Greenwell was having one of his better seasons in 2011 when a pitch crushed his pinky finger in his hand and required reconstructive surgery. Since then it has been a struggle for him with several injuries and setbacks that have pushed him back in the organization, but he remains positive and confident in himself and is striving to finish this season strong to put him in the best possible position this offseason when he enters free agency.
July 26, 2013 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats jumped out in front early and never looked back, defeating the Winston Salem Dash 7-2 Friday night. The win continued Carolina’s season-high win streak to six games. Carolina (19-14, 41-62) moved to a season-high five games over .500 for the second half.
July 26, 2013 (16 comments)
We all know Francisco Lindor is an elite player, but watching his video game numbers pile up upon his promotion to Double-A is an entirely new level of dominance. Lindor did show his human side a little bit Thursday -- striking out for the first time -- but he more than made up for it in power. To read about Lindor's night, a Mahoning Valley infielder showing he can hit, and much more, join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around The Farm.
July 25, 2013 (1 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats jumped out to an early lead and were able to withstand a feverish rally in the bottom of the ninth for the 5-4 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash on Thursday night, their season-high fifth consecutive win. The victory puts Carolina’s record at 18-14 in the second half.
July 25, 2013 (3 comments)
In today’s second edition of Minor Happenings for the week, Tony takes an in-depth look at some of the hot prospects in the organization. He provides some insight into the season that outfielder LeVon Washington has had and when and where he will be promoted, provides some comments from Ross Atkins on a very talented Carolina Mudcats roster, reviews the hot start by shortstop Francisco Lindor at Akron and his major league time clock, provides insight into outfielder Clint Frazier’s pro debut and how the Indians are handling him, and discusses infielder Joe Sever who is an emerging prospect in the system.
July 25, 2013 (10 comments)
Wednesday night was a good night in the organization, and not just because the major league club won. See, Wednesday night was #WashTime, as the outfielder made his presence known in Arizona. In addition to #WashTime, the organization also had some Tyler Naquin, a little Eric Haase, and much more. To read all about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around The Farm.
July 25, 2013 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats took the first game in a series at Winstom-Salem with a 8-2 win against the Dash at BB&T ballpark Wednesday night. Shawn Morimando (7-9) started for the Mudcats and pitched six innings with three hits, two runs and five strikeouts.
July 24, 2013 (11 comments)
In this week’s edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the continued strong performance of Double-A Akron lefty Matt Packer and his major league future, provides some comments from Ross Atkins on some players at rookie level Arizona, and some news and insights into players such as Carlos Moncrief, Jose Ramirez, Bryson Myles, Nellie Rodriguez, Matt LaPorta, LeVon Washington and more.