The Columbus Clippers were able to contain eight hitters on the Charlotte Knights roster on Thursday night. Unfortunately, it was the ninth that proved to be deadly. The Knights (44-32) defeated the Clippers (35-40) in ten innings by a final score of 5-4.
Today's Minor Happenings is stuffed with lots of updates from Tony on several players up and down the Indians minor league system. He talks about the red hot Russ Canzler and what his play of late may mean for a big league opportunity, the good pitching from Brett Brach, the pro debut of Tyler Naquin, and what is going on with Dillon Howard. He also provides several updates on the walking wounded in the system and updates on some of the things many other players are working on.
The Columbus Clippers won their second game in a row Wednesday night, but it took them extra innings to do it. Columbus (35-38) defeated the Charlotte Knights, 5-3, in ten innings in Charlotte, to take a 2-1 lead in the four-game series between the two clubs.
In this week's IPI Stock Watch, with the first half of the season coming to close Tony reviews the season to date and notes which players have improved or hurt the stock they had at the start of the season. In today's piece he makes note of several players at every level of the Indians' system, namely Cody Allen, Corey Kluber, Tim Fedroff, Steven Wright, Nick Weglarz, Tony Wolters, Will Roberts, Jordan Smith, Robel Garcia, Felix Sterling and many more.
The Clippers’ bats were out in full force Tuesday night as Columbus throttled the Charlotte Knights on way to a 13-2 victory. Columbus (34-38) had 19 hits—four doubles, two home runs—and scored in five of their nine at-bats in Charlotte. The win comes one day after the Clippers struggled at the plate in a 5-2 loss in which they had just five hits and left five runners on base.
For five and a half innings Monday night, the Clippers were on way to a win in their game against Charlotte, but a late rally propelled the Knights past Columbus in the series opener between the two clubs. Columbus, after splitting a series with Charlotte at Huntington Park last week, fell to the Knights, 5-2, to begin a four-game series.
Another Monday is here, and that means it is time to once again go "Sailing with the Clippers". Andrew Holleran catches everyone up on the week that was for the Indians' Triple-A affiliate with recaps of all the games, who is playing well and not playing well, a transaction rundown and lots more.
It was a neck-and-neck affair for eight innings, but a big ninth ultimately ensured a victory for the Columbus Clippers on Sunday, as they beat the Gwinnett Braves by a final score of 6-2. The stats for both teams were almost identical across the board, and the Braves actually outhit the Clippers 11-9, but Columbus had the advantage where it counted.
After dropping two tough games on Friday, the Columbus Clippers bounced back Saturday night with a 6-1 win over the Gwinnett Braves. Much of the credit for the victory goes to Clippers starter Chris Schwinden (4-5, 2.70 ERA), who pitched seven stellar innings and allowed just one run on three hits. He walked just one and struck out three in the win.
The Columbus Clippers lost a pair of games to the Gwinnett Braves Friday night. After winning the series opener Thursday, the Clippers lost a double header to the Braves, falling behind early in both games. Columbus lost game one of the double header, 4-0, in a shortened seven-inning contest. In game two, also seven innings, the Clippers fell, 8-3.
The Indians have been quite busy on the transactions front the past few weeks from the big league team down to Low-A Lake County. Several players have been promoted/demoted while others have been activated from injuries. Arthur Kinney is here is recap all of the activity...
Maybe a day late, but never a dollar short, Tony has another Minor Happenings update that takes a look at the play of Jordan Smith at Low-A Lake County as well as the return of outfielders Bo Greenwell and Jordan Henry. He also gives updates on the adjustments, struggles, and improvements happening with other players like Russ Canzler, Adam Abraham, Mike Rayl, Zach MacPhee and others.
Behind one big inning--one big hit, really--the Clippers defeated the Gwinnett Braves on Thursday night. Columbus had a four-run sixth inning and got a very solid outing from left-hander Corey Kluber. With the 4-0 victory, the Clippers took game one of the four-game set between the two clubs.
It is Wednesday, which means it is time to take stock on some of the players in the Indians’ minor league system. This report is a snapshot of a few players up and down the system and how their value may be decreasing or increasing as prospects. This week's report has 20 players and features the likes of David Huff, Tim Fedroff, Trevor Crowe, Kyle Bellows, Steven Wright, Bryce Stowell, Jeremie Tice, Jake Lowery, Will Roberts, Jordan Smith, Grant Sides, Shawn Morimando and others.
It was a promising start for the Clippers in Huntington Park, but one catastrophic inning would ultimately be too much to overcome. Columbus (30-35) fell to the Charlotte Knights (39-28) by a final score of 13-6 on Tuesday, and much of the Knights’ offense came courtesy of a fourth inning explosion in which they scored seven runs.
A bit of a catch-up posting today in Minor Happenings as this bi-weekly column was absent last week due to the insane amount of draft coverage on the site. In today’s Happenings, Tony takes a look at the recent hot performances from right-hander Mason Radeke and designated hitter Jeremie Tice, gets some more post-draft comments from Brad Grant, and provides some updates on players like Tyler Holt, Shawn Morimando, Nick Weglarz, and others.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!