It's always good to see your first round picks leading the way down on the farm. Tyler Naquin and Francisco Lindor played pivotal roles in leading the Carolina Mudcats Thursday, flashing the potential that makes them both top prospects in the organization. You never want to see players hurt, however, and Cleveland saw two of their better pitchers injured in Columbus. To help make sense of all that went on, join Andrew Zajac, as he goes Around The Farm...
On a night with a somber tune, the Clippers secured their second win of the series in Scranton, beating the RailRiders 4-1. The big news from the night ended up being bad news for not only the Clippers, but the Indians organization as a whole. In the bottom of the fifth Carlos Carrasco took a line drive up the middle off of his arm and left the game immediately. Carrasco was, apparently, in a great deal of pain as he made his way to the hospital. As the injury is yet to be confirmed, the fear is that Carrasco could be out for quite a while with a somewhat serious arm issue.
Triple-A Columbus right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco was struck on his right elbow by a line drive off the bat of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre second baseman Corban Joseph and was removed from the game in the fifth inning of action on Thursday night. He has been taken to an area hospital for further evaluation, likely to get x-rays on his arm/elbow.
The Columbus Clippers have finished their third week of the season going 3-4 and bringing their overall record to 10-10 on the year. Through 20 games the Clippers are in third place in their division and 3.5 games behind the division-leading Indians of Indianapolis. The IBI's Cameron Weimer takes us "sailing" to get us caught up on the week that was in the weekly Clippers notebook...
In this week’s second edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the hot start that Akron first baseman Chun Chen is off to, what has changed with his approach, and when he may get to Columbus (or Cleveland). He also has a ton of comments from the front office regarding the Columbus roster on things such as the presence of so many six-year free agents as well as the plans for Carlos Carrasco and others. Finally, he touches on the return of Austin Adams and Trey Haley, the release of Delvi Cid and who may be replacing him, the blistering bat of Jerrud Sabourin, the potential of Dylan Baker and much more.
On a cold morning in Scranton, Pennsylvania, some late inning heroics from the Clippers propelled Columbus to their tenth win of the year, defeating Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5-4. In his third start of the year for the Clippers, phenom Trevor Bauer continued his dominance of the International League.
Wednesday night was a cold and wet one in Northeast Ohio, as anyone who braved the weather to catch a ballgame can attest. Despite this, a few players found a way to overcome the weather, including Akron designated hitter Chun Chen, Columbus starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, and others. Jim Piascik was one of those who froze last night (as he watched the Aeros hold on to a 5-4 victory) and he will recap the night in the minor leagues as he takes you Around The Farm.
We settle in with the first Tuesday edition of Minor Happenings of the season today, and with that comes a pretty large update on several players in the system. Tony breaks down the encouraging start to the season by lefty T.J. House, how he has looked, what he needs to work on, and what the rest of the season may hold for him. In addition to that he has several comments and insight from the front office on players such as Jerrud Sabourin, Joey Wendle, Shawn Morimando, Bryson Myles, Rob Whitenack and more as well as a litany of injury updates on players such as LeVon Washington, Mason Radeke, Alex Monsalve, and more.
After losing three out of their last four to the Toledo Mud Hens, the Columbus Clippers were able to get a big victory on Monday morning, shutting out the Mud Hens for a 3-0 victory. Clippers’ starter Joe Martinez had a great bounce back start after a poor outing against the Louisville Bats on Wednesday of last week.
With nearly five months in the Indians organization under his belt, first baseman Mike McDade is finding comfort in his new surroundings. He spent all of 2012 in the Blue Jays farm system, but was put on waivers this past offseason and the Indians picked him up. The IBI's Ethan Day recently sat down to talk to him and gives the details how his adjustment is going with his new organization.
It is Monday, and that means it is time to review some of the hot and some not so hot performances from the past week in the Indians' system. In this week's Hot List, Tony looks at a few starting pitching options in the upper levels of the system with the likes of Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, T.J. House and Danny Salazar that could soon be in Cleveland, the red hot bats of Logan Vick, Eric Haase, Giovanny Urshela, some concerns about Tyler Naquin, and much more.
The Clippers managed only five hits on Sunday, as they were shutout 3-0 by Toledo Mud Hens starting pitcher Casey Crosby. The slumping Clippers have scored just 10 runs in the past six games, and are 1-5 in that span. Giovanni Soto, making his first start since August 7 of last year with Double-A Akron, didn’t last long.
The Columbus Clippers snapped a four-game losing streak by blanking the Toledo Mud Hens 1-0 Saturday. Behind the spectacular performance by right-hander Carlos Carrasco, the Clippers were able to squeeze out the victory despite the recent struggles by the offense.
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