Mike Augliera and the Salem Red Sox held the Carolina Mudcats to four hits in a 3-0 win on Thursday night at Five County Stadium. The Mudcats fell to 4-9 in the second half, and 26-57 on the year. Salem improved to 8-6 in the second half, and 41-43 on the year.
A very Happy Fourth of July to all of the IBI readers! What better to celebrate our independence than good food, fireworks, and another edition of Minor Happenings! In today’s abbreviated version of the Happenings on the Indians farm (still over 2300 words), Tony takes a long look at the emerging star that is second baseman Joey Wendle and just how good of a prospect he really is for the Indians. He also provides tons of comments from Ross Atkins on Clint Frazier, Mitch Brown, Kieran Lovegrove, Juan Herrera, and many others.
Sometimes greatness can spoil people. Francisco Lindor could spend almost every night atop Around The Farm, though sometimes we can take his all-around excellence for granted. Lindor is one of the transcendent prospects in the game of baseball and is the kind of talent every team wants in its system. The shortstop was at it again Wednesday night, along with plenty of other players throughout the system. To read all about them, join Jim Piascik as he goes Around The Farm.
The Carolina Mudcats finished their series against the Lynchburg Hillcats Wednesday night at Five County Stadium, defeating the Hillcats 5-4. Starting right-handed pitcher Michael Peoples tossed 5.1 innings for the Mudcats, allowing four earned runs on five hits.
In this week’s first edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the big month that outfielder Carlos Moncrief had and just what kind of prospect he is for the Indians. He also checks in on the progress that right-handed pitcher Dylan Baker is making this season, provides several comments from the front office on players in the upper levels like Bryan Price, Jose Ramirez, Jose Flores, Ronny Rodriguez, Enosil Tejeda and others, and offers up updates and insight into the development of Toru Murata, Shawn Morimando, Juan Romero, Anderson Polanco and more!
Last week Tony posted the first part of the IBI Stock Watch with a look at the players at Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron that are either raising or lowering their prospect value halfway through the 2013 season. Today, he takes a look at some of those showings at the High-A Carolina level, players like Joey Wendle, Francisco Lindor, Tyler Naquin, Jerrud Sabourin, Shawn Morimando, Bryson Myles, Bo Greenwell, and many others.
The Indians got a sensational performance on the mound on Sunday from Low-A right-handed pitcher Dylan Baker, and he has really strung together some good starts of late. Tony touches on him and many other players that were in action on Sunday from Akron to Arizona.
Carolina jumped out to an early lead, and held on against Salem as they avoided the sweep by a final score of 5-3 on Sunday night. The win ends a four game losing streak, and brings Carolina’s record to 3-7 in the second half and 25-55 overall.
SALEM – For the second straight night, the Carolina Mudcats lost to the Salem Red Sox on a walk-off hit, 7-5 on Saturday night. The loss drops the Mudcats’ record to 2-7 in the second half and 24-55 overall.
Less than two months ago High-A Carolina left fielder Bryson Miles could barely brush his teeth. He’d dove for a ball at Harry Grove Stadium and landed the wrong way, leading to a painful shoulder subluxation. Since then he has been working to get back to 100%, and the IBI's Jacqueline Kantor recently caught up with him to see how he is progressing.
The Carolina Mudcats began a series at the Salem Red Sox with a 4-3 loss in 10 innings Friday night at Lewisgale Field. Joesph Colon made his first start off the DL and pitched three innings with two hits, one run and one strikeout. Rob Nixon (1-3) took the loss--the third in a row for Carolina. The Mudcats are 2-6 in the second half and 24-54 overall.
In today’s third edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the encouraging performance of short season Single-A Mahoning Valley infielder Claudio Bautista and what kind of prospect he truly is for the Indians. He also provides a ton of quotes and insight from Ross Atkins on several players at Double-A Akron like Ronny Rodriguez, Carlos Moncrief, Austin Adams and others, talks about the changes Will Roberts is working on, the injury to Luigi Rodriguez, and more.
The Carolina Mudcats ended a four-game series with the Frederick Keys with a 4-3 loss Thursday night at Five County Stadium. The loss was the second in the series for Carolina, and their fifth in the second half.
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