Five errors by the Williamsport CrossCutters in the final two innings of Sunday afternoon’s game gave the Scrappers men on first and third with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. With the Scrappers down 6-5, Nellie Rodriguez worked the count full with a chance to deliver... and he did.
Coming off of their sweep of the State College Spikes, the Scrappers spirits were high coming into their battle with the Batavia Muckdogs. Unfortunately, those well-feelings didn’t last long as the Batavia ballclub thrashed the Scrappers by a final score of 10-3 on Friday night.
Since the last edition of the Scrapperbook was published, things have been very rocky for the boys of summer in Niles, Ohio. They went on to lose 12 games in a row, but have since battled back to win seven of their last nine games. The IBI's Hayden Grove gets us all caught up on things happening down in The Valley in his latest "Scrapperbook".
We all know Francisco Lindor is an elite player, but watching his video game numbers pile up upon his promotion to Double-A is an entirely new level of dominance. Lindor did show his human side a little bit Thursday -- striking out for the first time -- but he more than made up for it in power. To read about Lindor's night, a Mahoning Valley infielder showing he can hit, and much more, join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around The Farm.
The Scrappers completed their first sweep of the 2013 season on Thursday night, beating the State College Spikes by a final score of 3-1. After a horrendous and franchise record-breaking 12 game losing streak, the Scrappers have comeback nicely, winning three straight series for the first time since 2011 and securing victories in seven of their last nine games.
In today’s second edition of Minor Happenings for the week, Tony takes an in-depth look at some of the hot prospects in the organization. He provides some insight into the season that outfielder LeVon Washington has had and when and where he will be promoted, provides some comments from Ross Atkins on a very talented Carolina Mudcats roster, reviews the hot start by shortstop Francisco Lindor at Akron and his major league time clock, provides insight into outfielder Clint Frazier’s pro debut and how the Indians are handling him, and discusses infielder Joe Sever who is an emerging prospect in the system.
Wednesday night was a good night in the organization, and not just because the major league club won. See, Wednesday night was #WashTime, as the outfielder made his presence known in Arizona. In addition to #WashTime, the organization also had some Tyler Naquin, a little Eric Haase, and much more. To read all about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around The Farm.
After walking off in game one of Wednesday night's doubleheader, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers duplicated the walk-off feat in game two and swept the twin-set with the State College Spikes by the score of 1-0.
In this week’s edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the continued strong performance of Double-A Akron lefty Matt Packer and his major league future, provides some comments from Ross Atkins on some players at rookie level Arizona, and some news and insights into players such as Carlos Moncrief, Jose Ramirez, Bryson Myles, Nellie Rodriguez, Matt LaPorta, LeVon Washington and more.
With an 8-2 victory over the Staten Island Yankees in Monday’s matinee, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers have now won consecutive series for the first time in 2013. The offense has scored at least seven runs in back-to-back games, and the bullpen threw six-plus scoreless innings in the win.
On Sunday, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and Staten Island Yankees took part in a daytime doubleheader at Richmond County Bank Ballpark. Game one featured excellent pitching by the Staten Island staff, with the Yankees ultimately coming away with a 3-0 victory.
The Cleveland organization got homer-happy Thursday night, as Lake County led the way with four home runs on their own. None of those shots could overshadow what happened with Carolina, however, as the team hit their first walk-off home run of the season. To find out walked off for the Mudcats and everything else you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!