June 14, 2013 (8 comments)
Despite being on the road, the Columbus Clippers and Akron Aeros got caught in the rain much like the rest of Northeast Ohio, seeing their games cancelled. The Carolina Mudcats and Lake County Captains were in action, though they did not provide much in the way of highlights. Despite the light night, one Carolina pitcher continued his recent push of success and up the prospect ladder. To find out who he is and all you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
June 13, 2013 (1 comments)
After the copious amount of draft coverage on the site over the last two weeks, it is time to get things back on track and back to normal. That means catching up on the Happenings in the minor leagues. In today’s only edition of Minor Happenings this week, Tony gets us caught up on a few things and talks about the strides lefty Shawn Morimando is making and the consistency that Cody Anderson is showing in Carolina. He also provides several comments from Ross Atkins on the significant delivery adjustment Trevor Bauer is making, how Lonnie Chisenhall looks in Columbus, talks of a position change for Chun Chen, and tons more.
June 13, 2013 (4 comments)
As we near mid-June, we can begin to look back at some horrible early-season performances and what players have brought their stats up to a respectable level. Some of it will be simple regression, but sometimes there is something more, maybe a tweak to a batting stance or changing where you stand on the rubber. Two shortstops both made adjustments earlier in the season and are enjoying much better results in June. A coincidence? Maybe. But most importantly, things look good now. To find out who these players are and all you need to know about Wednesday in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
June 13, 2013 (0 comments)
A high scoring duel left the Carolina Mudcats in defeat Wednesday night at Five County Stadium. After several rallies, victorious comeback hits, and slack errors, the Potomac Nationals ultimately won the game 13-11. The Mudcats finished the game with 11 runs on 16 hits with 2 errors while the Nationals prevailed with 13 runs on 17 hits with 2 errors. Right-handed pitcher Mason Radeke took the loss for the Mudcats, tossing 2 innings and allowing six runs on six hits.
June 11, 2013 (0 comments)
ZEBULON – After rain postponed the series opener, the Carolina Mudcats and Potomac Nationals played a double header on Tuesday. Carolina broke their six-game losing streak with an 11-3 victory in game one, but dropped game two 3-1 to split the doubleheader. Both games were seven innings.
June 9, 2013 (0 comments)
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans completed a three-game sweep of the Carolina Mudcats Sunday afternoon at Five County Stadium with a 6-4 win.
June 9, 2013 (2 comments)
Manager David Wallace needs a big bucket, as his fishin' boat is starting to take on water...and a lot of it. The Mudcats could only muster up a 1-6 record with only two weeks left in the first half of the season. The Muddies are firmly in the Mud, with the worst record in the Carolina League. Luckily, lefty Shawn Morimando showcased some southpaw hope for the future. Join Jim Pete as he helps bail out Wallace and the Muddies with his weekly report.
June 9, 2013 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats gave up a two-run lead in the seventh inning and allowed four runs in the top of the tenth to lose to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 8-4, at Five County Stadium Saturday. This was Carolina’s seventh consecutive loss to the Pelicans and the second in a three-game series.
June 7, 2013 (0 comments)
ZEBULON, N.C.- The Carolina Mudcats fell to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 10-1 in the first game of the three-game series Friday night at Five County Stadium.
June 7, 2013 (0 comments)
For the second straight night, the Wilmington Blue Rocks surged ahead by five, only to hold on for a 6-4 win against the Carolina Mudcats. Carolina (20-39) finished with two wins in their seven-game road trip. Cody Anderson (5-3) tossed his shortest outing of the year for the Mudcats, allowing four runs on six hits in only three innings of work. It was the first time in 12 starts that the right-hander failed to make it through five.
June 7, 2013 (10 comments)
On a night where all the attention is on the MLB draft and new addition to the Cleveland organization Clint Frazier, there was still plenty of action throughout the minor leagues. Not all was good -- Carlos Carrasco was scratched from his start -- but some, like Akron finishing a sweep, was. The focus from Thursday is on an IBI favorite, however, who simply catches our collective attention. To find out who he is and all you need to know from Thursday in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
June 6, 2013 (0 comments)
Baseball is a game of adjustments. The pitcher decides to throw a curveball after the batter hit his last fastball for a home run; a batter moves up in the box expecting an off-speed pitch; a shortstop moves toward second base because the batter has a knack for hitting the ball right back up the middle; any of these little shifts can change the outcome of a game. Sometimes players make big adjustments and it seems to lead to a breakthrough. To find out who might have made such a breakthrough and all you need to know about Wednesday in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
June 5, 2013 (0 comments)
After falling behind early and attempting to claw back into it, the Carolina Mudcats couldn’t complete the rally as they fell to the Wilmington Blue Rocks 6-4 on Wednesday night. With the loss, Carolina fell a season-high 18 games under .500 at 20-38. Making his fifth start of the season with Carolina, starting pitcher Nick Pasquale started strong but struggled towards the end of his start.
June 4, 2013 (0 comments)
WILMINGTON – A second straight strong outing by a Mudcats starting pitcher wasn't enough as the Carolina Mudcats fell to the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-1 on Tuesday night. With the loss, Carolina falls to 20-37 on the season.
June 3, 2013 (0 comments)
Shawn Morimando won his third straight start to lead the Carolina Mudcats over the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 5-1, at Frawley Stadium Monday night.
June 2, 2013 (0 comments)
The Winston-Salem Dash completed a series sweep against the Carolina Mudcats with a 15-6 win at BB&T Ballpark Sunday afternoon. Home runs from first baseman Jerrud Sabourin and centerfielder Tyler Naquin weren’t enough to make up for the performance of the struggling Mudcats bullpen.
June 2, 2013 (2 comments)
The first half of the Carolina League season has turned into an observance of players rather than team. While the Muddies have several interesting prospects, none seem to be able to drive in or score enough runs to win ball games. Still, there are several intriguing players, and former top pick Tyler Naquin has been taking center stage. Go fishin' with Jim Pete as he details the Muddies week that was.
June 2, 2013 (1 comments)
Fishing for Mudcats returns this week in two parts after taking a temporary vacation last week. This morning, Jim Pete takes a look at action from week seven, which was play from the previous week. Francisco Lindor and Cody Anderson rose to the top once again, as the Mudcats showed life for the first time since early April. Join Jim Pete for Part One, and tune in later today for Part Two, looking at this past week's Carolina Mudcat action.
June 1, 2013 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats fell to the Winston-Salem Dash 3-2 after the Mudcats stranded several runners on Saturday night at BB&T Ballpark.
June 1, 2013 (4 comments)
It was a rainy night around Ohio, and while a some games were delayed, everyone was able to play. On the farm there were a few highlights with Tyler Holt and Ronny Rodriguez having big games for Akron and Mason Radeke making an impressive start for Lake County. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he takes us Around the Farm and recaps the minor league action from Friday night.