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Carolina Mudcats

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Advanced Single-A
1501 NC Highway 39
Zebulon, NC 27597
Phone: 919-269-2287

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

May 31, 2012   (0 comments)
Mudcats storm back late, win game, series
The Carolina Mudcats (24-27) beat the Wilmington Blue Rocks (24-27) on Thursday night, 7-5. After the Blue Rocks tied the game in the top of the eighth, 2-2, the Mudcats erupted for five runs in the bottom of the inning to take the game and the series from the Blue Rocks. The Mudcats were led by Jake Lowery who went 2-for-4 with three RBI’s.
May 31, 2012   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: House is answering the call
This week in Minor Happenings, Tony talks about the continued resurgence of left-handed pitching prospect T.J. House and the surprising good play of late of first baseman Jerrud Sabourin. Also, comments from the Indians front office are provided on several infielders in the system, and he provides an update on several players like Ezequiel Carrera, Bryce Stowell, Steven Wright, Carlos Moncrief, Grant Sides and more.
May 31, 2012   (0 comments)
Fishing for Mudcats: "Choking on the splinters..."
The Carolina Mudcats rolled out an 0-6 record during the eighth week of Carolina League play, to fall seven games behind first place, and likely end their hopes for a first half title. With pitching that dropped off the deck, and an offense that hasn't been able to put it all together just yet, Edwin Rodriguez finds himself behind the eight ball early in the season. Jim Pete and Beck go Fishing for Mudcats..Yo, Cut it...
May 30, 2012   (0 comments)
Mudcats sock the Rocks, 5-3
The Carolina Mudcats (23-27) took two in a row against the Wilmington Blue Rocks (24-26) with a 5-3 win on Wednesday. Behind a strong pitching performance from Francisco Jimenez the Mudcats were able to keep the Blue Rocks bats at bay for the majority of the night.
May 30, 2012   (4 comments)
IPI Stock Watch: May 30, 2012
It is Wednesday, which means it is time to take stock on some of the players in the Indians’ minor league system that are increasing their value and others that are dropping in value. In today's premium feature, Tony provides info on potential callups and prospect stock tips on 20 players including Matt LaPorta, Scott Barnes, Matt Lawson, T.J. McFarland, Rob Bryson, Adam Abraham, Jeremie Tice, Tyler Holt, Kyle Blair, Shawn Armstrong, Jerrud Sabourin, Luis DeJesus, Jordan Smith and more!
May 30, 2012   (0 comments)
The 2012 Transaction Rundown:  May 19-25
Here is the (heavily delayed) transaction rundown with a look back at a week that began with shuffling in the minor league rosters marked by the return to health of hot corner prospects Lonnie Chisenhall and Giovanny Urshela, and ended with Zach McAllister's return to Columbus to make room for Juan Diaz in Cleveland and Matt Lawson's return to competitive baseball from extended spring training.
May 30, 2012   (0 comments)
Offensive explosion ends losing streak
The Carolina Mudcats (22-27) ended their six game losing streak in a big way as they defeated the Wilmington Blue Rocks (24-25) 11-3 on Tuesday night. Led by shortstop Tony Wolters and left fielder Jeremie Tice’s three RBI’s each, the offense was able to pound Blue Rock pitching to help propel the Mudcats to the win.
May 28, 2012   (0 comments)
Mudcats losing streak hits six
The Carolina Mudcats (22-27) losing streak continued Monday and has now reached six games after a 4-3 loss to the Wilmington Blue Rocks (24-25). A two out rally in the fourth by the Blue Rocks proved to be too much for the Mudcats to overcome. The Mudcats took an early 2-0 lead as they scored twice in the bottom of the second but were unable to hold on to it as the Blue Rocks quickly struck back in the top of the third scoring two of their own and then took the lead in the fourth for good.
May 28, 2012   (0 comments)
Dash completes sweep of Mudcats
The Carolina Mudcats (22-25) losing steak was pushed to a season high five games as they lost 8-3 to the Winston Salem-Dash (27-19), giving them the series sweep. The story of the game was the Mudcats inability to get hits with runners in scoring position
May 27, 2012   (0 comments)
Mudcats fall to the Dash in the 9th, 7-5
The Mudcats gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to fall to the Winston-Salem Dash 7-5 during the Saturday night game in Carolina.
May 26, 2012   (0 comments)
Mudcats fall to Winston-Salem 7-5
The Carolina Mudcats (22-23) returned home following a rough road trip, where the Mudcats lost both series and compiled a 2-4 record, to take on the Winston Salem-Dash (25-19). The Mudcats fell to the Dash 7-5. Mudcat starter Francisco Jimenez found it hard to retire the lead off hitters in innings as three straight lead off home runs...
May 24, 2012   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: Bellows' new approach is paying off
In today’s Minor Happenings, Tony talks about the hot hitting Kyle Bellows, lists lots of comments from the Indians front office on players such as Matt LaPorta, Scott Barnes and others at Triple-A that could help the team this year, talk about Austin Adams’ surgery and what it means for his future, and provide updates on several other players like Kevin Slowey, Roberto Perez, Clayton Cook, Cody Anderson and more.
May 23, 2012   (0 comments)
Mudcats hooked by Keys, 7-2
The Frederick Keys plated seven runs over three innings, and defeated the Carolina Mudcats 7-2 in six-and-one-half innings on a soaking Wednesday night at Five County Stadium. The game was called with two on and no outs in the bottom of the seventh due to a steady downpour. Kyle Blair (1-1) was hit hard in relief for the Mudcats (22-23). Blair allowed seven runs on five hits, and walked a season-high five hitters in two-and-a-third innings.
May 23, 2012   (0 comments)
Fishing for Mudcats: "This job is not without paradox..."
The Carolina Mudcats just haven't been able to find any sort of consistency in the first quarter of the season, and are slowly creeping down in the standings. This week's edition of Fishing for Mudcats takes a look at who's stepping up, and who's not, as we speed towards to all-star break...
May 23, 2012   (6 comments)
IPI Stock Watch: May 23, 2012
It is Wednesday, which means it is time to take stock on some of the players in the Indians’ minor league system that are increasing their value and others that are dropping in value. In today's premium feature, Tony provides prospect stock tips on 20 players, including David Huff, Matt LaPorta, Jared Goedert, Eric Berger, Bryan Price, Kyle Bellows, Nick Weglarz, Trey Haley, Will Roberts, Michael Goodnight, Bryson Myles, Zach MacPhee and more!
May 23, 2012   (0 comments)
Mudcats shut down by Keys, 6-1
Scott Copeland held the Carolina Mudcats at bay through six innings, enough time for the Frederick Keys to pull away in a 6-1 victory on Tuesday night at Harry Grove Stadium. Copeland (2-3) held the Mudcats to one run, despite six hits. The right-hander walked two and struck out four. The Mudcats fall back to .500 at 22-22 with the setback. Frederick improves to 15-26.
May 22, 2012   (3 comments)
Minor Happenings: Adams is not close to a return
In this week’s Minor Happenings, Tony provides a ton of updates on the walking wounded in the Indians system, players like Austin Adams, Tyler Sturdevant, Matt Packer, Chen Lee, and more. Also, he discusses how lefty T.J. McFarland looks ready for Triple-A, he provides some comments from the front office on some players at Low-A Lake County and extended spring training, and gives updates on several players like Ronny Rodriguez, Lonnie Chisenhall, Shawn Morimando, Michael Goodnight, and Thomas Neal.
May 22, 2012   (0 comments)
Mudcats enjoy late scoring frenzy in 10-6 win
The Carolina Mudcats scored 10 runs over the final four innings to pull away from the Frederick Keys 10-6 in front of 1,823 on a rainy Monday night at Harry Grove Stadium. The Mudcats improve to 22-21, and drop the Frederick Keys to 14-26 in the process. Will Roberts (2-2) earned his second winning decision by holding the Keys to four runs over six innings.
May 21, 2012   (0 comments)
3 Up, 3 Down: Anderson climbing, Carrera sliding
In his weekly Monday piece "3 Up, 3 Down", Tony looks at a few of the good and not so good performances from the past week in the Indians’ minor league system. Insight gathered from talking with scouts, coaches and executives inside and outside the organization are used for this week's players: Cody Anderson, Kyle Bellows, Russ Canzler, Ezequiel Carrera, Leonardo Castillo, and Mike Rayl.
May 20, 2012   (0 comments)
Mudcats drop finale and series to Potomac
The Potomac Nationals took an early lead and never looked back as they defeated the Carolina Mudcats 4-2 on Sunday afternoon at Pfitzer Stadium. After decimating the Nationals on Friday night 12-5, the Mudcats let two consecutive games slip away and ended their three game road trip to Northern Virginia on a low note.

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