Erie’s Tony Plagman drilled a two-out, game-winning, solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, sending the SeaWolves into celebration mode with a 3-2 win over the Akron Aeros at Jerry Uht Park. With the bases empty, Plagman, a third year pro out of Georgia Tech, yanked a 2-1 pitch from Rob Bryson over the right field fence for the game-winner.
The AZL Indians officially began their post-Dorssys Paulino phase with a win on Tuesday night as they defeated the visiting AZL Dodgers by a final score of 7-6 in 11 innings. Paulino was called up to Mahoning Valley on Tuesday, but his former teammates put forth a strong effort to get the win.
A four run second inning was all the Muckdogs needed Tuesday, winning 4-1 and delivering the Scrappers their fifth loss in six days. Luis Morel got the start for the Scrappers, and pitched well were it not for the disastrous second inning.
The Columbus Clippers (68-63) put together a late-game rally on Tuesday night to defeat the Louisville Bats (50-82) by a final score of 10-7. The Clippers trailed 7-5 entering the seventh inning, but they were able to score five unanswered runs across two innings to take the lead and ultimately put the game away.
The Carolina Mudcats and Potomac Nationals split a twin bill on Tuesday night at Pfitzner Stadium. The Mudcats blanked the P-Nats 4-0 before the Nationals returned the favor in a 3-0 win. The Mudcats are 28-30 in the second half, 60-68 overall. Potomac’s record stands at 25-32, and 56-71 overall, after the night’s action.
Danny Jimenez led the Lake County Captains to a 6-0 shutout victory on Tuesday over the Lansing Lugnuts to take three of four to close out the series. Jimenez (2-3, 5.24) toed the rubber for his sixth start for the Captains to counter Lansing’s Noah Syndergaard (7-5, 2.88).
Double-A Akron is cruising in first place as they now have less than two weeks until the end of the regular season. They are all but sure to be in the playoffs and they have several players on the roster that have played better of late. Nathan Kemp steps in for Jimmy Piascik this week and talks Aeros in the IPI weekly notebook "Launching off with the Aeros".
This is part four of a five-part series of post-draft pieces that Tony is posting to the site over the course of August. This series of articles touches on all 26 drafted and signed players from the 2012 Draft with a small writeup from Tony on each player and then a comment on every player from Indians Amateur Scouting Director Brad Grant. In today's piece Tony provides comments from Grant and a quick summary on Kieran Lovegrove, Jacob Lee, Nelson Rodriguez, Jimmy Stokes, and D.J. Brown.
The IPI has learned that the Indians have promoted rookie level Arizona shortstop Dorssys Paulino to short season Single-A Mahoning Valley. The move has not yet been made official by the Indians, he supposedly left Arizona yesterday and should join Mahoning Valley this week, likely in Batavia today or tomorrow.
The Carolina Mudcats were rained out, giving the system a short set of games. T.J. House saw a few of the cards tumble, as he got blitzed in only one inning of work. The Akron bullpen pitched well though, led by Preston Guilmet and Bryce Stowell. Columbus led the way on the night though, as David Huff pitched like a major leaguer, and his offense dominated once again. An intriguing shortstop prospect led the way for ATF? Who? Find out after the jump...
Just a night after the Scrappers emerged walk off winners in a fourteen inning half-marathon, the Scrappers delivered a decidedly lackluster outing, losing 8-4 to the Jamestown Jammers The fan of zany stats could have had a field day with this one. The Scrappers had five hits on the night, which is also the number of errors they committed.
The Lansing Lugnuts (29-25, 76-47) took an early 4-0 lead after the first inning and added to it while the pitching staff two-hit the Lake County Captains (30-25, 61-63) for a 10-0 win on Monday night. With the loss, Lake County snapped a three game winning streak.
Akron starter T.J. House pitched just one inning and Erie designated hitter Tony Plagman had two doubles and an RBI as the SeaWolves beat the Aeros, 5-2, on Monday night at Jerry Uht Park. House (7-4, 3.72) walked the bases loaded to begin the game as the SeaWolves piled on four in the first.
Everything went right for the Columbus Clippers (67-63) on Monday night as they trounced the Louisville Bats (50-81) by the final score of 10-1. With the victory, the Clippers pulled within 2.5 games of the International League Wild Card. Only the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and the Pawtucket Red Sox sit above them.
The minor league season is winding down, and the first of those season's that will end is the rookie level Arizona League Indians season who wrap up play in a little over a week. Sean Mahon chimes in with his second to last notebook of the season with observations and information from scouts on players like Mitch Brown, Dorssys Paulino, Caleb Hamrick, and lots more.
Every once in awhile, there's a night that really has leveled off numbers, and that's what Sunday night was for ATF. Sure, there was the Lake County Captains, that are clicking on all cylinders right now, but passed that, the system is just playing well. Lee, Sever, Wendle, LRod, Myles, Sabourin, Ramirez, Aguilar, Chen and Neal are a few that make an appearance. Who's at the top? Find out...after the jump...
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!