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Triple-A
330 Huntington Park Lane
Columbus, OH, 43215
Phone: 614-462-5250

Manager: Chris Tremie
Pitching Coach: Tony Arnold
Hitting Coach: Jim Rickon

June 2, 2014   (0 comments)
A notorious slow starter, Moncrief still positive as June arrives
If you’re looking for someone with a contagious attitude, look no further than outfielder Carlos Moncrief. The native Mississippian has a trademark grin that shows up in the outfield and in the batter’s box, and it’s pretty easy to see why. A slow starter in the past, the arrival of June is just in time to heat up his cold bat. The IBI's Grant Miller recently sat down with the Indians top prospect about how he is adjusting to Triple-A and what he is doing to adjust to the new level.
June 2, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Roster takes a hit in May with lots of moves
The Clippers took two of four from Charlotte, the team that has the dubious distinction of holding the worst record in the International League, then two of three from Louisville before beginning a long road trip on Sunday. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was, talks to manager Chris Tremie about all of the roster moves of late, highlights all the good and bad performances from the past week and more.
June 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers fall to Bats, 3-2
It’s the little mistakes that can come back to haunt a team, and on Sunday the Columbus Clippers made one of those mistakes. A late wild pitch by Kyle Davies ultimately lead to the Louisville Bats (27-30) scoring the winning run in a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Clippers (26-30) on Sunday.
June 1, 2014   (0 comments)
The WAR Room: Colon and Aviles riding sinkers to great results
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. Among those trends is the success of Akron RubberDucks right-hander Joe Colon and Lake County Captains right-hander Robbie Aviles, both of whom are finding success with their sinkers. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks it all down in this week's edition of The WAR Room.
June 1, 2014   (3 comments)
Around The Farm:  May 31. 2014
The Columbus Clippers went off in grand fashion Saturday night, scoring 19 runs in the first game of their doubleheader. Everything clicked for the Clippers, including offensive breakouts up and down the lineup and masterful pitching. Join Arthur Kinney as he breaks down all the action in Columbus, takes a look at the other games on the night, and takes you Around the Farm.
May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers score 19 runs in first, walk off in second game
The Columbus Clippers scored 19 runs in game one of a double header with the Lousiville Batts Saturday before battling through a tight game in the evening. Game two ended as the Clippers walked off in the bottom of the ninth after they scored nine runs in the eighth inning of game one. In total, Columbus outscored Louisville 21-4 for the day.
May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers drop series opener to Bats, 5-3
Chris Nelson continues to be the bane of the Clippers existence. Friday night he homered and doubled, driving in two runs and scoring two more as the Columbus Clippers (24-29) dropped the series opener 5-3 to the Louisville Bats (26-28) on Friday night at Huntington Park, which was their third loss in a row and 13th of their last 17.
May 30, 2014   (5 comments)
Minor Happenings: Colon is showing rapid improvement
In today’s edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the emergence of Joseph Colon as a starting pitching prospect for the Indians, the significant strides he has made with his stuff over the past year and what his future holds with the Indians. He also looks at the good play of Tyler Holt and his role in the organization, provides a ton of comments from the front office on players at High-A Carolina and Low-A Lake County, and provides lots of insight, news and analysis on players such as Roberto Perez, D.J. Brown, Eric Haase, Cody Anderson, Ryan Merritt, Grant Fink and others.
May 30, 2014   (13 comments)
Around the Farm: May 29, 2014
It was a tale of two offensive explosions Thursday night. On one hand, the Akron RubberDucks erupted for 16 runs, led by a stellar performance from Bryson Myles. On the other hand, the Columbus Clippers allowed 18 runs, capped off by turning to Elliot Johnson to close out the game on the mound. Elsewhere, Adam Plutko made his Carolina League debut, Lake County *only* allowed eight runs (breaking the mold set by Akron and Columbus), and much more. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks it all down and takes you Around the Farm.
May 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers overpowered by Knights, 18-9
Some days a lineup can seem like they can hit anything and everything. That feeling must not be common for the last-place Charlotte Knights (18-35), but they certainly had a night to remember as they recorded 20 hits in an 18-9 victory over the Columbus Clippers (24-28)
May 29, 2014   (7 comments)
Trend Spotting: Jesus Aguilar and a case study in ballpark effect
Tracking Jesus Aguilar throughout the minor league system it appeared that he had two tangible skills worth monitoring, on-base ability and power, which if developed would carry him to the big leagues. He had a big jump in his power numbers early this season with a transition to Huntington Park in Columbus, and the IBI's Michael Hattery offers up a case study as to why we need to take offensive performances in Columbus (and Akron) with a grain of salt.
May 29, 2014   (14 comments)
Around the Farm: May 28, 2014
With the month of June approaching, it is likely the time worthy players will start earning promotions to the next level. Adam Plutko started the process, moving from Lake County to Carolina, but a few others look primed to make jumps of their own. Lake County infielder Paul Hendrix is one, as he continues to rake, as is fellow Captain Jordan Milbrath. However, Wednesday's headliner, Cole Sulser, is not as close to a promotion as Hendrix or Milbrath, but the right-hander was impressive in his own right. Join Jim Piascik as he analyzes Sulser's turnaround and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
May 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Columus Clippers fall to Charlotte Knights in extra innings, 5-2
Free baseball was played at Huntington Park Wednesday morning as the Clippers once again went into extra innings with the Charlotte Knights. With no end in sight southpaw Nick Hagadone took over in tenth – letting up a big fly over the left field wall for a three-run homer, putting the Knights up 5-2. The Clippers were unable to dig themselves out of Hagadone's hole and fell to Charlotte for the first time the series.
May 28, 2014   (7 comments)
IBI Stock Watch: Gonzalez, Head among many improving stock
Today is the first “stock watch” of the 2014 season for 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. The IBI's Tony Lastoria reviews over 20 performances to date from Columbus to Lake County and provides details as to whose prospect stock is falling, improving, or has not changed. Players reviewed include Roberto Perez, Giovanny Urshela, Austin Adams, Jordan Smith, Joseph Colon, Tyler Sturdevant, Ryan Merritt, Louis Head, Eric Haase, Robbie Aviles and many others.
May 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers plate eight, beat Knights
The Columbus Clippers have been run deficient over the last couple of weeks, but they took care of that notion in the first inning of Tuesday night’s 8-6 win over the Charlotte Knights at Huntington Park in front of 7,858 in attendance.
May 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Adams' return to form has been impressive
Before right-hander Austin Adams had surgery on his throwing shoulder in May 2012, he was riding the crest of the wave. Over the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Adams threw 243 strikeouts in 248 innings in Single-A and Double-A. Then an injury came, threatening to make him another hurler derailed by the treatment table. But Adams hasn’t let that happen. The IBI's Grant Miller recently sat down with the talented righty to talk about his return from injury and recent success.
May 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers earn walk-off win in 12th against Charlotte Knights
While the Charlotte Knights had a 3-2 lead going into the ninth inning, the Columbus Clippers managed to extend the game, before walking off in the bottom of the 12th. Elliot Johnson singled to center field to score Luke Carlin and end the game in the third inning of extra play. Tyler Cloyd ended with the no decision, but pitched a strong game of six innings, six hits, two runs and just one walk compared to four strikeouts.
May 26, 2014   (2 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Salazar returns to Columbus
The Clippers dropped the final two games in Syracuse, but ultimately won the season series against the Chiefs taking five of eight. The Clippers finished the road trip taking only two of eight games. Danny Salazar made his return to the Clippers a forgettable one, lasting just 2.2 innings and 70 pitches where he gave up five runs on six hits and three walks and only struck out one. Join Michael Rich and go Sailing with the Clippers.
May 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Errors, cold bats plague Clippers, swept by Bulls
It takes a lot to shake a team – or a player – out of a slump. The most important ingredients in doing so are solid defense and consistent hitting. To get anywhere, there must be at least one of those two. The Columbus Clippers (22-26) are a team in a slump, and the absence of both those traits led to a 5-1 loss against the Durham Bulls (30-21) on Sunday evening.
May 25, 2014   (4 comments)
The WAR Room: Lindor, Hendrix continue to impress
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. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down the continuing success of Francisco Lindor and Paul Hendrix, the Jose Ramirez experience in Columbus, and much more.

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