Baseball is a game of adjustments. The pitcher decides to throw a curveball after the batter hit his last fastball for a home run; a batter moves up in the box expecting an off-speed pitch; a shortstop moves toward second base because the batter has a knack for hitting the ball right back up the middle; any of these little shifts can change the outcome of a game. Sometimes players make big adjustments and it seems to lead to a breakthrough. To find out who might have made such a breakthrough and all you need to know about Wednesday in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
The Columbus Clippers had the tying run on the on-deck circle in the bottom of the ninth but ultimately fell to the Toledo Mud Hens 9-4 Wednesday. Joe Martinez's (1-5, 6.95 ERA) pitching woes continued, as he allowed seven earned runs (nine total) on 12 hits with four strikeouts and no walks in six innings.
COLUMBUS- The Columbus Clippers faced the Toledo Mudhens Tuesday night in the midst a seven-game losing streak. Thanks to an amped up offense, the streak is no more as the Clippers came out on top with a 13-9 win.
Dime-a-dog night had spirits high at Huntington Park even with the Columbus Clippers riding a six-game losing streak. Unfortunately, the Indianapolis Indians swept the Clippers at home, ending the series with a 6-2 loss, continuing Columbus on their losing ways.
COLUMBUS- There is a popular saying in baseball, “You live and die on the long ball.” In the Columbus Clippers case Sunday, they definitely died by it. Led by seven homeruns, the Indianapolis Indians routed the Clippers in a 13-3 affair on Sunday.
The Columbus Clippers just can’t seem to catch a break these days. After trailing 5-0 early in the game, the Clippers battled back to take a 8-5 lead but could not hold on to it as they collapsed against the Indianapolis Indians 10-9 in extra innings Saturday.
In retrospective, the Clippers might have wished that the downpour prior to Friday’s action would have canceled the game all together. After the hour and 15 minute rain delay, Columbus was beat up in an 11-0 routing by the Indianapolis Indians.
It was a rainy night around Ohio, and while a some games were delayed, everyone was able to play. On the farm there were a few highlights with Tyler Holt and Ronny Rodriguez having big games for Akron and Mason Radeke making an impressive start for Lake County. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he takes us Around the Farm and recaps the minor league action from Friday night.
Jim Piascik was at Akron's 15 inning win Thursday night and he only has one thing to report from it: it was long. Outside of a relatively boring game in Akron, the Mudcats made a late charge at a victory, some Lake County players showed some power, and a Columbus outfielder displayed why he may be a major league option at some point in 2013. To find out all you need to know about Thursday in the minor leagues, join Jim as he goes Around The Farm.
The Columbus Clippers fell to the Louisville Bats 4-1 in the final game of the series Thursday night. The Bats snatched the series from the Clippers 3-1. Indians pitching prospect Danny Salazar picked up his first loss of the season (0-1, 2.08 ERA), pitching four innings and giving up three earned runs on six hits. Bats pitcher Greg Reynolds, on the other hand, pitched a near-complete game going 8.1 innings, allowing one earned run on nine hits.
Thanks to the holiday weekend, today’s edition of Minor Happenings is the only edition this week, but have no fear, it is a doozy. In today’s extended edition Tony takes a look at the struggles that Trevor Bauer is having in Columbus, what his problem is, and what he needs to do to get himself right. He also looks at the recent adjustments made by Matt Packer, the strides Lonnie Chisenhall is making, shares some comments from the front office on pitchers like Austin Adams, Jordan Cooper, Trey Halley and others, provides several injury updates, and discusses several prospects like Danny Salazar, Tyler Holt, Fabio Martinez, Anthony Santander and more!
The Columbus Clippers finished their eighth week of the season losing six of the seven games played and are now 29-24 on the year. The six games lost this week are the most the Clippers have lost in a week all season, and come a week after they set their longest win streak of the season with six in a row. The IBI's Cameron Weimer takes us sailing with his weekly Clippers notebook...
Things were busy on the farm Wednesday, with all of Cleveland's affiliates in action and Lake County completing a doubleheader. Great performances rolled in from throughout the system, with major league options impressing in Columbus, top prospects shining in Akron and Carolina, and a Lake County prospect hitting his first home run of the season. The headlines, however, belonged to a dominant Carolina pitcher and a returning reliever making his first appearance of the season. To find out who these players are and find out all you need to know about Wednesday in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
The Columbus Clippers dropped their second game of the series against the Louisville Bats 10-7 Wednesday morning. The Clippers have lost six of their seven games in the last week. Despite a decent performance from the Clippers’ bats, it was Louisville making all of the plays from the plate. The Bats scored in six of the eight innings—racking up ten runs in the first six innings of play including four home runs.
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