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July 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats fall to Nationals in shootout, 11-8
The Potomac Nationals outslugged the Carolina Mudcats Friday to come away with an 11-8 victory. The Mudcats fell despite grabbing a six-run lead in the top of the first and outhitting the Nationals 15 to 13.
July 25, 2014   (7 comments)
Diamonds in the Rough '14: Ben Heller
This is a new feature piece here at the IBI that specifically looks at some of the prospects that have maybe not had as much attention they deserve for a variety of reasons but who are interesting or are coming onto the scene. We kick things off with High-A Carolina right-handed reliever Ben Heller who is having a fantastic season and has vaulted himself up the prospect charts for the Indians. What does he throw? How good is his stuff? What is he working on? What kind of future does he have? The IBI's Tony Lastoria provides some information on all of that and more...
July 24, 2014   (5 comments)
Minor Happenings: Brady, Mejia are standing out in the Valley
In this week’s Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the emergence of Sean Brady who is another good lefty starting pitching prospect for the Indians in the lower levels of the minors. He also talks about the early impressions that catcher Francisco Mejia has left so far this season, the Dominican Summer League sensation Gabriel Mejia, provides a ton of quotes from the Indians front office on players like Ryan Merritt, Cody Anderson, Yandy Diaz, Tyler Holt and others, and also provides some insight and information on players like Gabriel Arias, Jordan Smith, Clint Frazier, Taylor Murphy, and more!
July 24, 2014   (18 comments)
Around the Farm: July 23, 2014
Though the lower levels of the minors are more about development than raw results, it is always great to see a top prospect putting up strong numbers down in Lake County. Clint Frazier has pulled that off of late, surging in a big way in the second half of the season. He was at it again Wednesday, so Jim Piascik broke down his performance compared to another first round pick who went through Lake County recently, Francisco Lindor. Join Jim as he recaps Frazier's night and all the action from the minor league side as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats fall to Wilmington Blue Rocks in extra innings
The Carolina Mudcats spread six runs across the first, fourth and sixth innings to force extras, but came up short as the Wilmington Blue Rocks tallied the winning run in the top of the 10th inning. Yhoxian Medina sparked the Mudcats' offense with three singles and two RBIs. Cole Sulser pitched 4.1 innings and gave up eight hits and six runs, but got a no decision as Grant Sides took the loss.
July 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: Sulser brings smarts, poise to mound
This incarnation of the Carolina Mudcats have been difficult to figure out. One week, the team will reel off five wins in a row, and the next, they will trade victories with losses and finish under .500 for the week. This was one of those weeks, as the team went 3-4, but took two of three in Myrtle Beach, the first half division winners. The IBI's Zachary Francis catches us on the week that was for the Mudcats and also recently sat down to talk with Cole Sulser about his season...
July 22, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats demolished by Wilmington Blue Rocks, 9-2
The Carolina Mudcats gave up 12 hits on their way to losing 9-2 against the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Wilmington had four players record multiple hits and two players with three RBIs. Carolina had just five hits in the loss while Adam Plutko took the L after lasting just 0.2 innings and giving up five hits and seven earned runs.
July 22, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats give up 5 in 4th, lose to Myrtle Beach, 5-1
The Carolina Mudcats held the Myrtle Beach Pelicans without a run for eight total innings, but gave up five in the fourth on their way to a 5-1 loss. The Mudcats were ahead after a run in the top of the third before David Lyon sparked the Myrtle Beach win with a two-out, three-run home run. Dylan Baker gave up all five runs in the loss while D.J. Brown pitched 4.1 innings of scoreless relief.
July 20, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats earn first series win at Myrtle Beach
The Carolina Mudcats scored a 4-3 triumph over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Sunday night at TicketReturn.com Field to claim their first series win on the Grand Strand. The Mudcats (19-12, 48-50) extended their lead to three games over the Pelicans (16-15, 60-39) in the Carolina League Southern Division as well.
July 20, 2014   (0 comments)
The WAR Room: A trio of Clippers look major league ready
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. In particular, Jim Piascik looks at the impressive seasons of Jesus Aguilar, Jose Ramirez, and Giovanny Urshela, all of whom look ready to contribute in Cleveland. Join Jim as he writes about all that and more and takes you into The WAR Room.
July 20, 2014   (4 comments)
Around The Farm: July 19, 2014
Though the season has not gone as planned for Jerrud Sabourin, you would not know it based off Saturday night. Sabourin pulled off a rare event in baseball, as Arthur Kinney recaps. In addition to Sabourin, Arthur writes about the season Alex Monsalve is putting together, Anthony Gallas big doubleheader, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 20, 2014   (0 comments)
Sabourin, Mudcats demolish Pelicans, 17-2
The Carolina Mudcats flexed their muscle in a 17-2 shellacking of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Saturday night. The Southern Division leaders were clicking on all cylinders during the emphatic win over the second place Pelicans.
July 19, 2014   (4 comments)
Around The Farm: July 18, 2014
The major league team got back into the swing of things Friday, returning from the All-Star break in grand style. But there was still action down on the farm, including Mahoning Valley's Leo Castillo making his case to get back up to Lake County. Join Arthur as he recaps the night, including Castillo's performance, Shawn Morimando's second outing in Akron, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 18, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats fall to Hillcats in pitchers dual; 3-2
The Carolina Mudcats (17-12, 46-50) dropped another close one to the Lynchburg Hillcats (13-15, 47-51), losing 3-2 in Friday’s rubber match. A two-run fourth inning carried the Hillcats to the series win as Lynchburg overcame a two-RBI performance from Joe Sever in Carolina’s final game of the season at Calvin Falwell Field.
July 18, 2014   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Frazier's surge an encouraging sign
In today’s Minor Happenings, Jim Piascik fills in for Tony and take a look at High-A Carolina pitcher Adam Plutko's adjustment to the level after a stellar debut in Lake County. He also breaks down Clint Frazier's recent surge and how the 2013 first round pick has progressed this season. Finally, Jim talked to Double-A Akron RubberDucks pitching coach Jeff Harris about Cody Anderson and the adjustments he is making, Joe Colon and his approach to pitching, and much more.
July 18, 2014   (5 comments)
Around the Farm: July 17, 2014
Major League Baseball decided to take Thursday off, but that was not the case in the minors. Every Cleveland affiliate was in action Thursday, filling the baseball gap in our lives very well. Jim Piascik recaps all the action, featuring this year's 10th round pick, Steven Patterson, reaching base seven (seven!) times, Danny Salazar's latest Columbus start, and much more. Join Jim as he takes you Around the Farm
July 17, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats fall in close game against Lynchburg Hillcats
The Carolina Mudcats outhit the Lynchburg Hillcats, 8-7, but still ended up losing their Thursday game, 2-1. Carolina's James Roberts picked up a third of the team's hits while also recording one RBI. Benny Suarez took the loss for the Mudcats while Ben Heller was saddled with a blown save.
July 17, 2014   (2 comments)
2014 IBI Midseason Top 30 Prospects, part two
Welcome to IBI's midseason top 30 prospect rankings. Now that we are at the All-Star break and more than half of the way through the minor league season, Jim Piascik is re-ranking the top prospects in Cleveland's system, including the risers, the fallers, those who stayed steady, and the newly drafted. Join Jim in part two of his rankings, where he breaks down #15 through #1.
July 17, 2014   (10 comments)
Around the Farm: July 16, 2014
The organization had a few All-Stars in action Wednesday night, though none really had a stellar performance that stood out. The same could be said for Carolina third baseman Yandy Diaz, though the bigger picture is much more encouraging when it comes to the 22-year-old. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps Diaz's debut season to date, updates you on a few rehabbing players in Arizona, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 16, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats beat Lynchburg Hillcats 4-3 in final inning
The Carolina Mudcats rallied to take a 4-3 win against the Lynchburg Hillcats after scoring the winner in the top of the ninth inning. Carolina totaled 10 hits on the evening, sparked by two-hit games from Luigi Rodriguez and Jerrud Sabourin. Jacob Lee was saddled with a blown save, but still picked up the win as Grant Sides finished the game with a scoreless ninth.

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