After tying the game late, the Carolina Mudcats lost it in the 10th inning, falling to the Frederick Keys 4-3 on Friday night. The loss drops Carolina’s record to 22-17 in the second half, but coupled with a loss by Myrtle Beach, the Mudcats stay a half game out of first place in the division.
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers continued their winning ways on Friday, inching out a 4-3 victory in 13 innings over the Connecticut Tigers. With the win, the Scrappers have now won 12 of their last 15 games.
Some guy named Danny Salazar was brilliant again Friday night for Triple-A Columbus. He pitched five no-hit innings with eight strikeouts and was an error away from being perfect in his outing before being removed. The IBI's Arthur Kinney shares his great outing as well as several other good (and bad) outings around the farm on Friday night.
The Fort Wayne Tincaps scored four runs in the final three innings to turn a 4-3 deficit into a 7-5 victory over the Lake County Captains on Friday night in front of 3,693 fans at Classic Park. Fort Wayne won the season series 10-8.
The Columbus Clippers lost their no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth innings but regardless, the end result was still a masterpiece. Led by yet another spectacular outing by right-hander Danny Salazar, the Clippers trumped the Buffalo Bisons 8-0 Friday.
Jose Fernandez struck out 14 Indians over eight innings as the Miami Marlins ended the Cleveland Indians' eight-game winning streak with a 10-0 blowout. Ubaldo Jimenez, on the other hand, needed 107 pitches to get through just four innings while errors by shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and a rough outing by Matt Albers put the game out of reach. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps Marlins rout of the Tribe.
The MLB Trade Deadline has come and gone, and it ended up being a quiet trade season for the Indians as the team only acquired left-hander Marc Rzepczynski. Some fans had been clamoring for other moves, but Tribe General Manager Chris Antonetti ultimately decided to make the safe move, which could be better for the long haul. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he discusses the Indians' approach at the deadline in this week's edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
The Indians won their eighth game in a row on Thursday afternoon and swept the White Sox out of town in the process with a convincing 6-1 win. Justin Masterson was brilliant once again as he picked up his 13th win of the season, and Ryan Raburn was the offense with two homers and four RBI. The IBI's Michael Hattery looks at Masterson's emergence and also looks at the dynamic catching duo of Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes.
So often, the difference between a prospect developing into a major leaguer or busting out in the minors is health. Some players are just unlucky with their bodies and see their careers end while others manage to stay on the field and make something happen. Bryson Myles is turning heads now that he is healthy and he continued to do so Thursday night. To read about Myles and everything else you need to know about the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
In the first game of a six-game homestand, the Carolina Mudcats broke a close game open late and defeated the Frederick Keys 9-5 on Thursday night at Five County Stadium. Carolina improved to 22-16 in the second half with the victory.
A four-run outburst in the top of the second inning by the Buffalo lead to the Columbus Clippers' demise as the fell 5-1 to the Bisons Thursday. Southpaw Ricky Romero notched a solid outing for Buffalo, holding the Clippers to one run on five hits in six innings. He also managed to strike out seven batters en route to his third win of the season.
The way the wind was blowing out of All Pro Freight Stadium before the game, the expectation was that a lot of balls would be sailing off the bat. Instead, they were sailing out of the hand of WildThings third baseman Chris Costantino. The two-base error brought home the first run of a circus-like third inning. The Crushers (35-30) added two more runs and went on to shutout the WildThings (30-35) 5-0.
The New Britain Rock Cats powered their way past the Akron Aeros Thursday afternoon, riding four home runs to a 9-5 victory at Willow Brook Park. The loss finished a New Britain sweep and is Akron's fourth in a row.
Justin Masterson continued his season-long dominance of Chicago and Ryan Raburn hit two home runs as the Cleveland Indians beat the White Sox, 6-1, to earn a four-game sweep. The sweep was the Tribe's second four-game sweep of the White Sox this season. The Indians have now won eight games in a row and 11 in a row at home, moving them to a season-high 12 games over .500. The IBI's Nathan Kemp was at the game and provides the story...
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