August 25, 2012 (0 comments)
The Clippers showed a lot of resiliency coming back from a 6-0 deficit, but it was Indianapolis that walked-off with an 8-6 victor over Columbus.
August 24, 2012 (0 comments)
Once again, the Mud Hens put a beating on Columbus pitching, winning decisively 10-3 over the Clippers at Huntington Park. The Mud Hens got off to a fast start as Ryan Rayburn hit a deep two run bomb to left center. Danny Worth added to the Hens advantage with an RBI single to center and just like that Toledo led 3-0 after a half an inning of play.
August 23, 2012 (4 comments)
This week in Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the conservative approach used by the Indians with Danny Salazar and why he has been impressive this season, the strides at the plate made by shortstop Ronny Rodriguez and why he has solidified himself as a top prospect, provide quotes from the front office on players at the rookie level Arizona level, and lots of insight and info on other players like T.J. McFarland, Preston Guilmet, Bo Greenwell, Jake Lowery, Aaron Siliga, Hector Rondon and many more.
August 22, 2012 (4 comments)
Tony chimes in with a new edition of the IPI Hot List, a piece that will become a weekly staple next season and ranks the top 20 performances in the Indians' system from the past seven days. In no way does it rank or list players based on value; it is simply a snapshot of the top 20 performances from the past week without any discrimination regarding whether a player is a prospect or not. In this week's list Tony provides insight and updates on players like Cord Phelps, Danny Salazar, Dorssys Paulino, Mitch Brown, Mason Radeke, Rob Nixon, Ronny Rodriguez, David Huff, Anthony Santander, and lots of others.
August 21, 2012 (0 comments)
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.
August 20, 2012 (0 comments)
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.
August 19, 2012 (0 comments)
A late rally wasn’t enough for the Columbus Clippers on Sunday afternoon, and their early game mistakes ultimately cost them a 9-8 decision to the Louisville Bats.
August 18, 2012 (0 comments)
Two Clippers that have been a major reason for Columbus' success at the plate this season were responsible for another victory Friday night. Behind the bats of Cord Phelps and Russ Canzler, the Clippers defeated the Durham Bulls, 4-3. Columbus won for the second night in a row after beating the Bulls, 7-1, Thursday. With the win, Columbus splits its four-game set against Durham.
August 17, 2012 (3 comments)
In this week’s second edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the outstanding season to date from shortstop Dorssys Paulino and ponders if he should be the Indians #1 rated prospect. In addition to that he runs down a gauntlet of injuries in the system with updates on LeVon Washington, Clayton Cook, Hector Rondon and others, plus a look at Matt LaPorta’s fade, Giovanny Urshela’s improved power, Matt Lawson’s future, the overlooked but impressive debut of Anthony Santander, and lots more!
August 17, 2012 (0 comments)
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.
August 15, 2012 (0 comments)
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.
August 15, 2012 (5 comments)
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.
August 15, 2012 (3 comments)
Triple-A Columbus outfielder Tim Fedroff is once again having another banner season in the Indians' system. Has he done enough to get noticed and will he get an opportunity in the big leagues before the end of this season? Time will tell. Matt Kraus recently sat down with the tough lefty to see how things are going for him this season.
August 14, 2012 (0 comments)
It was a quick, quiet night for the Columbus Clippers (64-60) on Tuesday night as they fell to the Durham Bulls (58-67) by a final score of 6-3. Both offenses were able to do some damage early. The Clippers struck in the first inning on an RBI double into deep left by right fielder Vinny Rottino.
August 13, 2012 (0 comments)
Another week is in the boos for the Indians' Triple-A affiliate the Columbus Clippers, and they are still hanging around in the International League wildcard race. Andrew Holleran is here once again like he is every Monday with his notebook "Sailing with the Clippers" to recap the week that was for the Clippers.
August 12, 2012 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers were unable to overcome an early deficit on Sunday night and fell to the division-leading Indianapolis Indians by a final score of 5-4.
August 12, 2012 (0 comments)
Columbus fell to the Indianapolis Indians, 4-0, in game two of its series against the International League West Division leaders. The Clippers won the series opener and first game of the home stand, 5-1, on Friday night. Columbus has five more games on its seven-game stand at Huntington Park.
August 11, 2012 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers returned home to Huntington Park Friday night after a lengthy road trip and started off their home stand with a win. Columbus defeated the Indianapolis Indians, 5-1, to open a four-game set against the International League’s best team.
August 9, 2012 (0 comments)
After a stretch of great defensive performances, the Columbus Clippers (63-57) struggled on both sides of the ball on Thursday night as they fell to the Durham Bulls (57-63) by a final score of 12-2.
August 9, 2012 (3 comments)
There are lots of good things happening in the Indians minor league system and this week Tony touches on the hot pitching of late from Jeanmar Gomez and the incredible turnaround by Tony Wolters, has all sorts of comments from the Indians Player Development staff on players at Mahoning Valley, provides injury updates on several players like Tyler Naquin and LeVon Washington, and lots of stuff on Cord Phelps, Paolo Espino, Todd Hankins, Jerrud Sabourin, Jacob Lee, Nelson Rodriguez and more!