The modus operandi for the Carolina Mudcats offense has been to battle until the final out this year. Trailing 6-1 going into the ninth, the Mudcats nearly overcame the odds by bringing the tying run to the plate, but the Lynchburg Hillcats held on for a 6-3 win on Friday night at Calvin Falwell Field.
The Carolina Mudcats clubbed four doubles, and used three of them to plate runs in a 3-2 thriller over the Salem Red Sox on Thursday night at LewisGaleField. The win earns the Mudcats (24-22, 56-60) a win of the three-game series. J.D Reichenbach (4-5) dealt two scoreless innings for the win.
There are lots of good things happening in the Indians minor league system and this week Tony touches on the hot pitching of late from Jeanmar Gomez and the incredible turnaround by Tony Wolters, has all sorts of comments from the Indians Player Development staff on players at Mahoning Valley, provides injury updates on several players like Tyler Naquin and LeVon Washington, and lots of stuff on Cord Phelps, Paolo Espino, Todd Hankins, Jerrud Sabourin, Jacob Lee, Nelson Rodriguez and more!
he Salem Red Sox scored three runs, with two outs, in the bottom of the ninth to drop the Carolina Mudcats 7-6 on Wednesday night at LewisGale Field. Salem (18-27, 59-55) appeared down to the end with Xander Bogaerts at the plate and trailing 6-4. Against reliever Grant Sides (2-1), the shortstop smacked an 0-2 pitch off the right field wall for a run-scoring triple.
Giovanny Urshela and Ronny Rodriguez provided the offense to back Mike Rayl’s effort in a 6-2 win over the Salem Red Sox on Tuesday night at LewisGale Field. The infield duo cracked a pair of three-run homers, and Rayl pitched his 11th quality start of the season as Carolina improved to 23-21 in the second half and 55-59 overall.
The Carolina Mudcats offense was absolutely stagnant on Saturday Night, as the Lynchburg Hillcats overwhelmed the Muddies 10-2. Carolina took an early lead, but were unable to hold it, as they fell to one game over .500 in the second half of the season.
ZEBULON- The Carolina Mudcats (21-19) fell for the second straight night, losing to the Lynchburg Hillcats (19-21) 7-2. Each time the Mudcats would tie the game, the Hillcats would go right back in front in the next half inning.
The Carolina Mudcats (21-18) were shut out by the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (22-17) in their attempt to sweep the series as they fell 3-0. The Pelicans returned the favor to the Mudcats, who shut them out the previous night.
In this week's second edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a long, hard look at the Triple-A Columbus roster. He takes a look at the hot hitting Tim Fedroff, Ezequiel Carrera and Jared Goedert and provides insight and analysis on whether they are big league options for the Indians anytime soon, provides several interesting comments from Ross Atkins on how they handle players that are affected by trades as well as some thoughts on Vinny Rottino and J.C. Romero, and more.
The Carolina Mudcats shutout the Myrtle Beach Pelicans behind an oustanding pitching performance from starter Mike Rayl 5-0 on Wednesday night. After a 29 minute rain delay, Rayl came out and was dominant, as he did not give up a hit until there was one out in the fifth. He wound up going seven scoreless innings, surrendering four hits and striking out two.
The Mudcats couldn't hit this week, and they really couldn't pitch much. Put that all together, and your week isn't going to go very well. The Mudcats quest for the second half took a bit of a snag after a struggling week that saw a long losing streak, which coincided with a suspension by two of the Mudcats best players. Check out the week as we go Fishing with the Mudcats...
With the trade deadline now in the past and my vacation but a distant memory, it is time to get back into the swing of things with Minor Happenings as we head down the home stretch of the minor league season. Today, Tony provides updates on the departing Steven Wright and incoming Lars Anderson, the recent impressive performances from lefties T.J. House and Danny Jimenez, all sorts of goodies from Farm Director Ross Atkins on some pitchers in the system, an update on the health of Jeremie Tice, and more.
The Carolina Mudcats (19-18) squeezed out a 2-1 win against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (22-15) to open up a three game series. The Mudcats got two, two out hits in the bottom of the first to drive in their only runs of the game. That would be all the offense the Mudcats would need as the pitching was fantastic on the night.
For the second straight game, Anthony Gallas had the big hit as the Carolina Mudcats defeated the Wilmington Blue Rocks 5-2 to claim their first road series since winning three of four at Lynchburg, April 23-26. Carolina (19-18, 51-56) finished the road trip 2-5. Wilmington drops to 18-18 in the second half, 47-59 overall.
Anthony Gallas found himself in an opportune spot on Saturday night, and delivered his biggest hit of the season to help the Carolina Mudcats snap a season-long, six-game losing streak. Gallas crushed a grand slam out to left of Frawley Stadium, and the Mudcats toppled the Wilmington Blue Rocks 8-4 in a rain-shortened contest.
Wilmington, DE - The Carolina Mudcats dropped a Friday night game at Frawley Stadium to the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 6-2. The loss was the sixth straight for the Mudcats, tying a season-long. The Mudcats (17-18, 49-56) jumped out to an early lead when Delvi Cid scored from third on a throwing error by third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert. However, the Blue Rocks (18-16, 47-57) responded with crooked numbers in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings to pull away.
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