The Carolina Mudcats dropped arguably their most bitter defeat on Thursday night as Myrtle Beach escaped with a 5-4 triumph in 11 innings at TicketReturn.com Field. A raucous crowd of 6,599 watched the Mudcats storm back from certain defeat to tie the game 4-4 in the ninth, only to lose in one of the craziest finishes of the year.
Columbus had both its pitching and hitting in rhythm Thursday night, and a victory against the Durham Bulls was the end result. The Clippers, after losing the first two games of their series with the Bulls, defeated Durham, 7-1, at Huntington Park Thursday. The Clippers were riding a four-game losing streak heading into Thursday night's contest.
In today's Q&A coaches session, Tony sits down and talks with short season Single-A Mahoning Valley pitching coach Greg Hibbard about an assortment of pitchers on the current roster, discusses how they are doing, what adjustments they are making, how their development is coming along, and lots more. Hibbard also discusses how he works with all the new pitchers from the recent draft.
Double-A Akron right-handed pitcher Trey Haley looks to have finally overcome a groin injury that had been bothering him for over a year thanks to a sports hernia surgery completed earlier this year. With that nagging injury now in the past, with his blazing fastball and promising secondary offerings, he looks poised to take off with his performance. Stephanie Metzger recently sat down with him to discuss how things are going.
If you watched the game last night you saw one of the most embarrassing displays of defense by the Indians in the second inning that has been seen in some time. It was a comedy of errors not only physically but mentally as well, and it contributed to a five-run Angels inning that put the game early en route to an 8-4 Angels win. Adam McGavin is here to give his second thoughts on last night's debacle.
It was a big night for Tribe prospects, as Dorssys Paulino continued his barrage in the rookie league with another multi-hit game. Mitch Brown showcased his top-of-the-rotation talent as well. T.J. House continued his break-out party, and Cord Phelps showed off why many think he's a major league caliber player. At the top of the list is a catcher who many think is a sleeper in the system, who hit the game winner in Mahoning. Find out who...after the jump...
The AZL Indians had a dominating 8-1 win over the visiting AZL Royals on Wednesday night. The offense was clicking with 15 hits, the pitching was great allowing one run on three hits, and the defense was sound not having any miscues.
The Carolina Mudcats (26-25) fell to the Frederick Keys (24-26) 8-2 sfter an hour and 35 minute rain delay 8-2 as the Keys were able to sweep the three game series. The Mudcats offense was only able to muster two hits in the game as the Keys starter Tim Berry tossed a stellar outing.
The Aeros defeated the Harrisburg Senators in game two of their series, 5-2, Wednesday night at Metro Bank Park. The Aeros boasted twelve hits led by Thomas Neal, Matt Lawson, and Chun Chen to take the Senators down for the second night in a row.
Just a night after Eastwood Field played host to the NYPL All-Star Game, it served as the battleground for a the Scrappers and Auburn Doubledays. The big crowd and large media presence were gone, but those that turned up to watch the teams continue their respective regular seasons saw a dandy, as they watched the Scrappers just edge the Doubledays in what was a nip-and-tuck 5-4 affair.
For the first seven innings on Wednesday night, it looked like a sure blowout victory for the Columbus Clippers (64-61). Their starting pitcher was dominating, and their offense was putting on a performance that Huntington Park hadn’t seen in a couple weeks. Then in one inning, the floor fell out from underneath their feet.
The Lake County Captains (27-23, 58-61) came right out of the gates with six runs in the first four innings and the pitching staff threw a five hit shutout to back the offense up in a 7-0 win over the Dayton Dragons (21-28, 51-68) on Wednesday night.
In this week’s first edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at Tyler Sturdevant's return to form, where he is at in his recovery from injury, and his Major League potential in the near future. He also looks at the progress being made by promising young lefty Luis Lugo in Arizona, why Giovanni Soto was shut down, provides lots of comments from Ross Atkins on the trade deadline decision-making process, plus updates and information on players like Matt Langwell, Chun Chen, Ronny Rodriguez, Jose Ramirez, Robbie Aviles, Claudio Bautista, and more.
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!