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3180 Fort Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Phone: 434-528-1144

Manager: Scooter Tucker
Pitching coach: Steve Karsay
Hitting coach: Tony Mansolino

June 18, 2014   (1 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: Karsay talks about first half pitching
The Carolina Mudcats closed out the first half of the season on a sour note, going only 1-3 on the week, with one game being canceled by rain. The Mudcats enter the All-Star Break at 29-38 and finished the first half in a tie for third with the Winston Salem Dash. The IBI's Zachary Francis gets us caught up on the week that was for the Mudcats and
June 16, 2014   (1 comments)
IBI Hot List: Anderson's struggles continue into June
It’s been awhile since we last posted a Hot List. Such is the way things work once the draft season kicks in. The IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at all of the good and some not so good performances in the Indians minor league system so far in June and provides insight and information into the struggles for Cody Anderson, the hot hitting Tyler Naquin and Carlos Moncrief, the hot pitching of Luis Lugo and Ryan Merritt, and much more.
June 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Brown, Mudcats fall just short to Blue Rocks, 3-2
The Carolina Mudcats ended the first half of the season in losing fashion Sunday as they fell to the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-2. Carolina’s bullpen struggles continued as the Blue Rocks rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth to steal the finale of the four-game set.
June 15, 2014   (4 comments)
The WAR Room: Merritt continues to dominate in Carolina
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers. It is still early enough that there is some noise in the numbers, but at this point in the season, we are starting to see some interesting trends emerge. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks it all down, including Carolina left-hander Ryan Merritt continuing to dominate at the High-A level, Lake County left-hander Luis Lugo's slightly hidden greatness, and much more.
June 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Morimando shines, but Mudcat bats struggle in 5-1 loss
A brilliant performance from starter Shawn Morimando wasn't enough as the Carolina Mudcats fell 5-1 to the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Saturday night. After taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth, the Mudcats bullpen allowed six consecutive Blue Rock scores, which, ultimately, proved to be too much to overcome.
June 13, 2014   (1 comments)
Mudcats split doubleheader with Blue Rocks
The Carolina Mudcats and Wilmington Blue Rocks split a doubleheader Friday after rain postponed the series’ opening game originally scheduled for Thursday. Wilmington shutout the Mudcats 6-0 in game one, but Carolina was able to salvage a split after an extra frame squeaking out a 4-3 win in game two.
June 11, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: Brown is settling in as a starter
As a difficult first half draws to a close, the Carolina Mudcats will not quit fighting to the very end. The Mudcats took three of five from the Winston Salem Dash in a home-and-home series before heading back to Zebulon to take on the Potomac Nationals, from whom they split the first two games of a series to improve to 4-3 on the week. The IBI's Zachary Francis recaps the week that was and features righty D.J. Brown...
June 11, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats lose skipper, but win game over Nationals, 6-4
After losing their skipper early in the game, the Carolina Mudcats pulled together to end a three game slide and win 6-4 over the Potomac Nationals on Tuesday night at Five County Stadium.
June 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Caolina Mudcats squander hot bats, lose to Potomac, 5-4
The Carolina Mudcats took a 3-2 lead into the eighth inning, but came out of it down 5-4. That was the final score as the Mudcats lost to the Potomac Nationals at home, falling to eight games below .500 for the season. Carolina outhit the Nationals 12-7, but couldn't find the scoring touch when it mattered. Shawn Morimando got the no decision after pitching 6.1 strong innings.
June 8, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats fall in back-and-forth affair, 8-7
In a back-and-forth game, the Carolina Mudcats dropped the rubber match of their weekend series with the Winston-Salem Dash losing 8-7 Sunday. Winston-Salem escaped with the win despite being outhit by the Mudcats 15 to 10.
June 8, 2014   (1 comments)
The WAR Room: Naquin continues to produce in Akron
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the pitchers last week, today we focus on the hitters. It is still early enough that there is some noise in the numbers, but at this point in the season, we are starting to see some interesting trends emerge. One of those trends is Akron outfielder Tyler Naquin continuing to hit in Double-A and how it is starting to look more sustainable. Join Jim Piascik as he takes you into The WAR Room.
June 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats blow early lead, fall to Dash 7-5
The Carolina Mudcats fell 7-5 to the Winston-Salem Dash after blowing an early lead on Saturday night. The Dash took the lead in the seventh inning with three crucial runs that ultimately proved to be too much for the Mudcats to handle.
June 6, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats rally in ninth to beat Dash, 3-1
The Carolina Mudcats opened their three-game series against the Winston-Salem Dash with a 3-1 win Friday thanks to a furious ninth inning comeback. After being held scoreless through the game’s first eight frames and trailing 1-0, Carolina’s bats came alive for three ninth-inning runs to steal the series opener from the hometown Dash.
June 6, 2014   (9 comments)
Around the Farm: June 5, 2014
Thursday may have been the day the organization begins adding new players to the organization, but for all of the minor leaguers already in the system, it was just another day. Akron RubberDucks starter Cody Anderson pitched just like he has lately, which is good considering the turnaround the right-hander has undergone recently. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Anderson's rebound, Zach McAllister's rehab start, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 5, 2014   (0 comments)
Sever walk helps Carolina Mudcats to comeback win against Dash
After a rain delay of almost 90 minutes, the Carolina Mudcats came back to beat the Winston-Salem Dash, 5-4, Thursday. Carolina moved to within six games of .500 by piling up just seven hits and scrapping out the win despite the Dash totaling 10 hits. Mudcats starter D.J. Brown gave up nine hits and four runs in 4.1 innings, but his bullpen combined to pitch 4.2 scoreless frames with six strikeouts.
June 5, 2014   (1 comments)
Minor Happenings: Sturdevant has re-established his value
In today’s Minor Happenings the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the comeback that right-handed reliever Tyler Sturdevant is making, why he has had so much success this season and where he fits into the Indians’ Major League plans. He also looks at infielder Paul Hendrix’s outstanding month of May and All Star snub, how left-hander Luis Lugo is having an excellent season that many are not even aware he is having and how infielder Audy Ciriaco has been a man of many hats and been one of the Indians better minor league signings at Triple-A in some time.
June 5, 2014   (9 comments)
Around the Farm: June 4, 2014
You know it's a good night offensively on the farm when you average 10 runs per team. Columbus, Akron, and Carolina all went off at the plate Wednesday, scoring runs left and right on the way to victory. Leading the charge in Akron was a familiar face in second baseman Joey Wendle, as the infielder typically makes waves with his bat. Join Jim Piascik as he looks at Wendle's performance, breaks down Yhoxian Medina's effort in Carolina, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Crolina Mudcats topple Winston-Salem Dash behind 12-run outing
The Carolina Mudcats exploded for 12 runs off of 16 hits on their way to beating the Winston-Salem Dash Wednesday. Carolina's offense was sparked by a seven-run third inning while the Dash failed to score their second run until the top of the ninth. Mudcats' starter Shawn Morimando claimed his sixth win on the season with a six-inning, four-hit, one-run effort.
June 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: Morimando is showing a lot of progress
A rough stretch of the season for the Carolina Mudcats continued for another week as the team went just 2-5 on the week. The IBI's Zachary Francis gets us all caught up with the week that was for the Mudcats, who is playing well and who is not, and also sat down with talented lefty Shawn Morimando to get his thoughts on his performance to date.
June 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Carolina Mudcats give up 12 hits, lose to Winston-Salem, 4-2
An early deficit proved to be too much for the Carolina Mudcats as they suffered a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Winston-Salem Dash on Tuesday night. A late rally from the Mudcats wasn't enough to recover from the four run deficit that was created behind the stellar pitching of Winston-Salem's Tyler Danish.

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