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May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers drop series opener to Bats, 5-3
Chris Nelson continues to be the bane of the Clippers existence. Friday night he homered and doubled, driving in two runs and scoring two more as the Columbus Clippers (24-29) dropped the series opener 5-3 to the Louisville Bats (26-28) on Friday night at Huntington Park, which was their third loss in a row and 13th of their last 17.
May 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Cardinals promote Taveras
It's finally the weekend and with the weather heating up, grab your tickets and head out to Progressive Field! In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the Cardinals promoting their top prospect, the Blue Jays also promoting their top prospect, Corey Kluber joins elite company, and more.
May 30, 2014   (5 comments)
Minor Happenings: Colon is showing rapid improvement
In today’s edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the emergence of Joseph Colon as a starting pitching prospect for the Indians, the significant strides he has made with his stuff over the past year and what his future holds with the Indians. He also looks at the good play of Tyler Holt and his role in the organization, provides a ton of comments from the front office on players at High-A Carolina and Low-A Lake County, and provides lots of insight, news and analysis on players such as Roberto Perez, D.J. Brown, Eric Haase, Cody Anderson, Ryan Merritt, Grant Fink and others.
May 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts: T.J. House and the art of pitching
In this era of pitchers blowing fastballs by hitters with triple-digit velocity, it's refreshing to see a hurler not blessed with a power arm find success through the actual art of pitching and that is exactly what left-hander T.J. House did against the White Sox on Wednesday night. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he breaks down the lone bright spot from a tough series in Chicago in a special off-day edition of Second Thoughts.
May 30, 2014   (13 comments)
Around the Farm: May 29, 2014
It was a tale of two offensive explosions Thursday night. On one hand, the Akron RubberDucks erupted for 16 runs, led by a stellar performance from Bryson Myles. On the other hand, the Columbus Clippers allowed 18 runs, capped off by turning to Elliot Johnson to close out the game on the mound. Elsewhere, Adam Plutko made his Carolina League debut, Lake County *only* allowed eight runs (breaking the mold set by Akron and Columbus), and much more. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks it all down and takes you Around the Farm.
May 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains struggle, fall to Silver Hawks, 8-1
South Bend batted around and scored six runs in the top of the third inning and went on the beat Lake County 8-1. The Silver Hawks (34-19) batted around in the inning and used six hits to plate the six runs. Stryker Trahan hit a two run homer, which capped the inning. The Silver Hawks have won the first two games of the three game series against the Captains.
May 30, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks crush Baysox, 16-4
The Akron RubberDucks registered season-high totals with 16 runs and 17 hits Thursday night, as they cruised to a 16-4 win over the Bowie Baysox at Prince George’s Stadium.
May 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Could Morales become a Yankee?
It's almost June! Where has time gone? In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on a report that Kendrys Morales could make sense for the Yankees, the Royals shook up their coaching staff, some eye popping numbers about the Tribe, and more.
May 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats rally to upend Blue Rocks 6-4
The Carolina Mudcats rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Wilmington Blue Rocks 6-4 on Thursday night at Five County Stadium. The Mudcats used a four-run fifth inning to take the lead, and they never looked back.
May 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers overpowered by Knights, 18-9
Some days a lineup can seem like they can hit anything and everything. That feeling must not be common for the last-place Charlotte Knights (18-35), but they certainly had a night to remember as they recorded 20 hits in an 18-9 victory over the Columbus Clippers (24-28)
May 29, 2014   (2 comments)
Coach's Corner '14: Akron manager Dave Wallace part two
In today's Coach's Corner, Jim Piascik sat down with Double-A Akron manager Dave Wallace and talked about the RubberDucks' pitchers. After discussing hitters last week, this week they focused on the pitching side of the equation, including Cody Anderson's growth and the adjustments he is making, what Will Roberts is doing to improve in his second year in Akron, what is making Joe Colon so effective this season, discussing some of the new faces to the organization, and much, much more.
May 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains Notebook: Lugo, Bautista starting to heat up
The Lake County Captains posted a 2-5 week, but some close games at least kept the games interesting. The offense remains underwhelming as infielder Paul Hendrix is the only player hitting above .300. The team failed to produce any runs in three of its losses last week, and its two wins were one-run games. Here's the week that went down for the Captains.
May 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E14: The Robbie Aviles edition
Our new bi-weekly format of Smoke Signals continues tonight at 11:00pm ET. In tonight's show IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis joins Smoke Signals regular Tony Lastoria to talk with Low-A Lake County right-handed starting pitching Robbie Aviles in an on-air interview. This is an old feature of the show that they are bringing back and they couldn't get it kickstarted back up with a hotter pitcher in the system. Tune in!
May 29, 2014   (7 comments)
Trend Spotting: Jesus Aguilar and a case study in ballpark effect
Tracking Jesus Aguilar throughout the minor league system it appeared that he had two tangible skills worth monitoring, on-base ability and power, which if developed would carry him to the big leagues. He had a big jump in his power numbers early this season with a transition to Huntington Park in Columbus, and the IBI's Michael Hattery offers up a case study as to why we need to take offensive performances in Columbus (and Akron) with a grain of salt.
May 29, 2014   (9 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #54: Indians 2, White Sox 3
When you’re struggling offensively, you should enjoy running into a guy like Hector Noesi. With the return of Jason Kipnis to the lineup and Noesi (career ERA of 5.73) on the hill, this was as good a chance as any to break out of the funk. Instead, the Indians failed to score more than two runs for a fourth consecutive game (all losses), and dropped a second straight winnable game late. The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts on another tough loss for the Indians...
May 29, 2014   (14 comments)
Around the Farm: May 28, 2014
With the month of June approaching, it is likely the time worthy players will start earning promotions to the next level. Adam Plutko started the process, moving from Lake County to Carolina, but a few others look primed to make jumps of their own. Lake County infielder Paul Hendrix is one, as he continues to rake, as is fellow Captain Jordan Milbrath. However, Wednesday's headliner, Cole Sulser, is not as close to a promotion as Hendrix or Milbrath, but the right-hander was impressive in his own right. Join Jim Piascik as he analyzes Sulser's turnaround and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
May 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks split doubleheader with Bowie Baysox
Righthander Jordan Cooper dominated the Bowie Baysox over five shutout innings in game two of a doubleheader Wednesday night, leading the Akron RubberDucks to a 5-1 victory and a split in the twinbill at Prince George’s Stadium. The victory in game two, coupled with Bowie’s 3-1 win in game one, leaves the RubberDucks with a three-game lead in the EL West.
May 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats scoring drought extends to 26 innings in 3-0 loss
The Carolina Mudcats couldn't find their bats for the second straight night as they fell 3-0 to the Wilmington Blue Rocks Wednesday. The Mudcats’ fifth-straight defeat came down to a series of errors in the second inning and a failure to manufacture runs. Carolina's scoring drought now stands at twenty-six long innings.
May 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake Couny Captains outhit South Bend, 9-6, but lose 4-1
The Lake County Captains outhit the South Bend Silver Hawks, 9-6, but ended up losing by a score of 4-1 Wednesday. Captains starter Jordan Milbrath had a solid outing in the loss as he struck out seven Silver Hawks over 5.1 innings of work. Paul Hendrix continued his hot streak as he led Laky County by going three for four at the plate.
May 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Columus Clippers fall to Charlotte Knights in extra innings, 5-2
Free baseball was played at Huntington Park Wednesday morning as the Clippers once again went into extra innings with the Charlotte Knights. With no end in sight southpaw Nick Hagadone took over in tenth – letting up a big fly over the left field wall for a three-run homer, putting the Knights up 5-2. The Clippers were unable to dig themselves out of Hagadone's hole and fell to Charlotte for the first time the series.

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