The Indians had a quieter night than usual on Tuesday night around the farm thanks to Low-A Lake County's rainout. All three of Columbus, Akron and Carolina were in action and really struggled, and Tony chimes in with the notable performances from all three stops and discusses the struggles of Rob Whitenack.
ZEBULON, N.C.—John Lamb and the Wilmington Blue Rocks held the Carolina Mudcats scoreless in a 6-0 win at Five County Stadium Tuesday night. Lamb (4-4) threw seven innings and allowed five hits and two walks. The Mudcats dropped to 18-32 and were shutout for the third time this season.
There have been few bright spots in an otherwise bleak season for the Carolina Mudcats, but one of the brightest spots has been the maturation of right handed starting pitcher Cody Anderson. The Quincy, California native, the owner of a Carolina League-leading five wins and the league’s fourth best ERA at 2.47 has been the ace of the Carolina staff thus far in his ten starts this season. The IBI's Zachary Francis recently caught up with him and gets us up to date on his season.
Zebulon, N.C.—Bo Greenwell fell a single shy of the cycle on Monday afternoon, and drove in five runs, as the Carolina Mudcats toppled the Wilmington Blue Rocks 13-8 at Five County Stadium. The Mudcats won their fourth home game in the last five tries, and improved to 18-31 overall.
Zebulon, N.C. – The Carolina Mudcats allowed eight runs in a disastrous seventh inning as the Winston-Salem Dash claimed the finale of weekend series with an 11-4 win on Sunday afternoon. A crowd of 5,968 at Five County Stadium watched the Dash end Carolina’s three-game winning streak at home.
After taking a big early lead, the Carolina Mudcats gave up the lead in the top of the eighth, but rallied for the 8-7 win on Saturday night at Five County Stadium against the Winston Salem Dash. The second straight win against the Dash brings Carolina’s record to 16-31.
ZEBULON - The Mudcats jumped out to an early lead on Friday night at Five County Stadium and never relinquished it as the team held on for a 5-3 win over the Winston Salem Dash. The win brought Carolina’s record to 16-30 on the season.
Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which is a great time to enjoy some good weather, some baseball, and most importantly remember and honor all of the veterans out there. In today’s Happenings, Tony touches on the promotion of Chun Chen and his blistering performance to date and what it could mean for him as a major league option going forward. He also provides comments from Ross Atkins on players like Danny Salazar, LeVon Washington, Francisco Lindor and others, talks about Austin Adams’ amazing return, and provides insight and information on Carlos Carrasco, Roberto Perez, Tyler Naquin, Dorssys Paulino and more!
The rains held off in the minor leagues Wednesday night, not subjecting those games to the wet quagmire the major league team had to slog through. Akron hosted Rehab Wednesday with two major league pitchers on rehab assignments, Carolina had a hard time scoring runs, and Lake County furiously tried to come back from a 9-3 deficit with a five-run ninth. The highlight of Wednesday, though, was a top prospect maybe, just maybe, beginning to break through after a season of struggle. To find out who this is and read all about the night in the minors, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
The Carolina Mudcats scored two runs in the ninth inning, but came up one short in a 3-2 loss to Myrtle Beach on Wednesday night at TicketReturn.com Field. The loss was Carolina’s 14th in one-run finals this year, and second straight to the Pelicans. Myrtle Beach increased their Carolina League-best record to 29-16 while the Mudcats fell to 15-30 in the first half.
Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Edwin Garcia bounced an infield single inches past the glove of J.D. Reichenbach to plate the winning run as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans escaped the Carolina Mudcats 3-2 in 11 innings on Tuesday night at TicketReturn.com Field. Carolina (15-29) dropped their 13th game decided by one run, and fell to 1-3 in extra-inning games.
In this week’s first edition of Minor Happenings in the Indians’ farm system, Tony touches on the strides that Cody Anderson is making as a prospect, provides tons of comments from the front office on some of the pitching options at Triple-A Columbus like Danny Salazar, Preston Guilmet, Matt Langwell and Giovanni Soto, and also touches on a few hitters with the return of Tony Wolters to Carolina and the strides he is making as a hitter and catcher and also an in depth look at the promotion of Chun Chen and his future in the organization. In addition to that, he provides lots of insight and information on several other prospects in the organization.
The Mudcats proved victorious Sunday afternoon against the Lynchburg Hillcats at Calvin Falwell Field inside City Stadium. Carolina finished 6-2 over Lynchburg while snapping their six game losing streak.
The Carolina Mudcats just aren't very good right now. The team has been riddled with injury since the middle of April, but even with the missing starters, have had a hard time plating runners. Three guys that haven't been struggling are #1 picks Francisco Lindor and Tyler Naquin, who really are the leaders of this ballclub. You throw in starter Cody Anderson, who's been dominant of late, and you have three of the most intriguing prospects in the system. Join Jim Pete, as he goes Fishing for Mudcats.
Saturday's action in the minor leagues was headlined by the performances of a few former blue chippers in the Columbus lineup, along with an assist from a journeyman veteran. Meanwhile in Lake County, a starting pitcher turned in his most dominant start to date, while Akron and Columbus struggled to score enough runs to win. To read all about Saturday in the minor leagues, join Michael Hattery as he takes you Around The Farm.
The Carolina Mudcats dropped their sixth straight game to the Lynchburg Hillcats, falling 7-3 Saturday night at Calvin Falwell Field. Six unearned runs against the Mudcats over two innings allowed the Hillcats to achieve an easy victory. Right-handed pitcher Nick Pasquale (0-2) took the loss for the Mudcats. Pasquale allowed seven runs on ten hits in 4.2 innings, but only one of the seven runs was earned.
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