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.
With a first half crown hanging in the balance, the Salem Red Sox scored four early runs, and held on for a 4-3 win over the Carolina Mudcats on Thursday night at Salem Memorial Ballpark. Carolina drops to 31-36 with the setback. Matt Barnes (5-1) once again shined for the Red Sox (39-27) who move to within two games of Winston-Salem for first place in the Southern Division. Barnes fanned nine hitters over five innings. The right-hander allowed one run on two hits.
Kyle Blair stifled Lynchburg hitters, and the Carolina Mudcats’ offense pulled away for a 7-2 victory on Wednesday night at Lynchburg City Stadium. Three players had multi-hit efforts in the win for Carolina (31-35). Blair (5-1) earned his fourth straight winning decision, holding the Hillcats (35-31) to one run on two hits over five innings.
The Mudcats just can't put together a week in which it all clicks. They are close, yet so far away. With the all-star break on the horizon, the Mudcats are likely trying to figure things out going forward to make a run at the second half title. Check out this week's edition of Fishing for Mudcats with IPI's very own Jim Pete...
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.
The Lynchburg Hillcats swept a twin bill from the Carolina Mudcats on a Tuesday night that featured delays for a threat of weather and a power outage at Lynchburg City Stadium. It marks the third time Carolina has dropped both games of a doubleheader.
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.
After a short hiatus due to the Memorial Day holiday and last week’s MLB Draft, it is time for another Monday edition of “3 Up, 3 Down”. This is a weekly premium feature on the site that focuses in on a few of the good and not so good performances from the past week in the Indians’ minor league system. Insight gathered from talking with scouts, coaches and executives inside and outside the organization are used when talking about each of these players. Today's featured players are Ezequiel Carrera, David Huff, Mason Radeke, Jerrud Sabourin, Giovanny Urshela, and Nick Weglarz,
The Carolina Mudcats (29-33) bounced back after losing both ends of a double header yesterday to take the final game of the series against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (32-30) 3-1. Mike Rayl got the start for the Mudcats and turned in one of his better outings of the year, hurling five innings while giving up only one run and striking out five.
The Carolina Mudcats (29-31) lost both games of the doubleheader to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (30-30) Saturday by a tally of 3-0 in the first, and 8-1 in the second. The Pelicans put together a two out rally in the top of the first to take a 1-0 lead to start the game.
The Carolina Mudcats (28-31) opened up there series with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (30-29) with an impressive 5-1 win pushing their winning streak to three games. Behind second baseman Tony Wolters' 2-for-4 and two RBI night, the Mudcats scored early on Pelican starter Randy Henry who was making his first professional start as he has been the Pelican closer for the majority of the year.
The Mudcats' Tyler Cannon and Michael Goodnight shined in a 12-1 thumping of the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Thursday night at Daniel Frawley Stadium. The Mudcats (28-31) salavaged a split of the series with Wilmington (28-31) thanks to the win.
Tony Wolters plated three runs on three hits to help the Carolina Mudcats knock off the Wilmington Blue Rocks 5-2 on Wednesday night at Daniel Frawley Stadium. Will Roberts (3-2) held Wilmington (28-30) to two runs on six hits over six innings to pick up the win.
The first half is winding to a close, and the Carolina Mudcats are trying to right a ship that has seemingly sailed after lsoing all their games last week. While this week was an improvement, as they played over .500 baseball, they still dropped another game to first place Winston-Salem. It may be over...before it's over. Join Jim Pete on a fishing trip, with this week's Fishing for Mudcats...
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