July 22, 2014

Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – Playoffs Edition 9/13/11

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.

The Clippers kick off the Governor’s Cup Finals series tonight at home again Lehigh Valley, after completing a first-round sweep over the Durham Bulls this past Friday night. The Clippers looked unstoppable against Durham, out-scoring the Bulls by a collective 16-5 in the three game sweep. Their starters were lights-out; their offense was clutch; they shut down the Bulls’ stars on offense. In short, it was a complete domination. And, to me, it defied all logic. But, we’ll get to that in a moment.

This Week: 3-0
Playoff Results: Beat Durham 3-0 to advance to the Governor’s Cup Finals

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 8/23/11

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.
They may be limping home, but the magic number continues to fall. The Clippers now have a magic number of just two to clinch the IL West. The other division leaders are creeping closer in terms of record, but Columbus is still leading the way with a little bit of cushion.

This Week: 1-5
Season Record: 80-51, 1st place (of four) in ILW (International League West) by 12.0 games

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 8/17/11

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday some Wednesday afternoons for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.
Well, after the winning streak ended, the Clippers are treading water a bit. Thankfully, so is pretty much everybody else. The Clippers’ magic number for their division is down to six, and they have a 7.5 game lead for the best record in the league. Not that that last part matters with respect to the playoffs, but even still… considering how much of their roster from the beginning of the season is now in Cleveland, it’s pretty impressive. We’ll have some playoff scenarios later on, but after closing out the week by winning five of six, and barring a monumental collapse (which I’ve now just guaranteed simply by writing about it), your Clippers are most likely bound for the IL Playoffs once again.

This Week: 5-4
Season Record: 79-46, 1st place (of four) in ILW (International League West) by 14.0 games

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 7/19/2011

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.
Now that’s more like it! After some well-deserved rest for most of the roster–and in spite of a swell of roster moves due to the Tribe’s injury situation–The Ship came out of the All-Star break with all guns blazing. The Clippers are currently riding a four-game winning streak, and have pushed their IL West lead up to 12.5 games. Put it this way: there are still seven weeks left in the season, and their magic number is already down to just 36 games. In addition to their division dominance, the Clip Show also have a nice six-game lead over Lehigh Valley for the best record in the IL.

This Week: 4-1
Season Record: 62-34, 1st place (of four) in ILW (International League West)

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Da Clip Show: Keeping An Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 6/28/2011

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.
The hot streak has cooled. After winning 16 of 17 to reach a high water mark of 52-23, the Clippers have lost three in a row to Gwinnett. I guess that’s OK. I mean, you can’t expect a team to keep winning at that clip all season, right? Some more roster upheaval, as reigning IL Batter of the Week Lonnie Chisenhall has moved on to Cleveland, so it will again fall onto the remaining guys and callups to keep the train rolling… just like last season.

This Week: 4-3
Season Record: 52-26, 1st place (of four) in ILW (International League West)

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 6/21/2011

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.
The hottest team in baseball? Your Columbus Clippers. They have now won 12 out of 13, and sit 25 games above .500. They have a divisional lead of 7.5 games, and a league lead of 4.5 games. The pitching has continued to be solid, allowing just 14 runs in 6 games (2.33 rpg). The offense continues to hum, scoring 26 runs in those same six games (4.33 rpg)… and that includes being shutout in their only loss. In short, the past two weeks have been some of the best Columbus has played since I’ve been following them, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down.

This Week: 5-1
Season Record: 48-23, 1st place (of four) in ILW (International League West)

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 6/14/11

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.
Holy bounce-back, Batman! Even without their best hitter, the Clippers managed to straighten out whatever was ailing them, and are now in the midst of a seven-game winning streak. They’ve pushed their division lead back up to 5.5 games, and lead Lehigh Valley by 2.5 games for the best overall IL record. The Clippers put it all together this past week, out-scoring their opponents 46-17 over seven games. If you’re scoring at home, that’s almost 7 runs a game on offense versus allowing under 2.5 runs a game. When you look at it that way, it’s not that surprising that they’ve been on fire.

Two Weeks: 6-0
Season Record: 43-22, 1st place (of four) in ILW (International League West)

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 6/7/11

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.
Throw the brakes on. After a pretty sweet streak in which the Clippers pushed their record to 20 games over .500, the Clippers have lost seven of nine and have seen their division lead cut to just two games. For once, it wasn’t just the pitching that let them down, either. The bats, much like their major league brethren, have deserted them at times. 27 runs in eight games (3.4 runs per game) from a team that was scoring at a 6+ run-per-game clip… when you have a weak pitching staff, that drop-off is going to hurt you. It hurt the Clippers this week.

Two Weeks: 2-6
Season Record: 37-22, 1st place (of four) in ILW (International League West)

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 5/31/2011

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.
First and foremost, my apologies. There was no Clip Show last week, and the reason for that is a bit embarrassing. It seems your trusty Clip Show reporter managed to break his right leg in a couple of places, and last Tuesday was spent shuttling around Columbus to various doctors’ offices. Wednesday involved leg surgery, and the recovery from that has keep said reporter in a state of bed-riddenness for the past week. So, don’t think too badly of me for not getting back to this until today. If it’s any consolation, I’m forced to write this week’s update from a fully-reclined-with-my-leg-elevated position, which sucks if you’re scoring at home. OK, on to the baseball. The Clippers rebounded from a mini-swoon–and another crazed roster flux–to right the ship and get back onto the winning path, blazing their way 3.5 game lead for overall best record in the IL.

Two Weeks: 9-4
Season Record: 35-16, 1st place (of four) in ILW (International League West)

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 5/17/11

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.
It was bound to happen, but the Clippers have finally cooled off for a spell. Turns out when you allow 52 runs in seven games, your record won’t be so good. The Clippers are still hitting, but their pitching abandoned them this week, and it showed in the won/lost columns. That said, their record is still 14 games over .500, which is good enough for a 4.0 game lead in their division. Nothing to be alarmed about just yet, unless the pitching doesn’t come back around.

This Week: 2-5
Season Record: 26-12, 1st place (of four) in ILW (International League West)

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 5/3/11

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.
Holy schnikes! Ladies and gentlemen, your Columbus Clippers might be the hottest team in ALL of baseball (I mean, ALL). 12 wins in a row have them sitting at 20-5, with a 3.5 game lead over Louisville in their division (and in the overall IL standings). Columbus is just mashing their opponents, and, other than the crazy 18-12 game against Charlotte, the Clippers have been getting great pitching along the way. Here’s hoping their imminent return to the Rainforest that is Columbus won’t put a wrench into the machine. Columbus opens an eight-game home stand on Thursday.

This Week: 7-0
Season Record: 20-5, 1st place (of four) in ILW (International League West)

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 4/21/2011

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.

Ok, a couple quick notes. First, DP is out of town so I will be sitting in his chair this week. I cannot possibly do as thorough of a job as DP does, but I’ll try my best none the less. 2nd, you may have noticed today is Thursday and Da Clip Show normally runs on Tuesdays. Yeah, oops. Rookie mistake on my part, but I’m sure DP will have this feature back to running on all cylinders next week. For this week, though, you’re stuck with me.

Now, on to business, The Clippers. After a red hot 4-0 start, the Clippers dropped 3 of their next 5 and are 5-5 overall since the hot start. Some up and down performances from key prospects will do that to you. Also, who else is getting tired of Toledo and Louisville? 10 straight games (with 2 more to go) against the same two teams will do that to you.

This Week: 5-3

Season Record: 9-5, 2nd place (of four) in ILW (International League West)

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 4/13/11 And, We’re Back!

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.

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I know, I know, it’s not really Tuesday. There’s always that one week or so when both the Clippers and Blue Jackets overlap, so today’s first Clip Show of 2011 comes on Wednesday. The season is just getting underway, and so today’s column won’t be so much about individual performances so far as it will be about story lines and players to watch this spring and summer. Last year, it was Santana, Brantley, and LaPorta. This summer brings us a whole new crop of prospects worth following, not to mention what looks to be a very solid AAA team looking to build on a Championship season from 2010. Let’s get it started!

This Week: 4-2

Season Record: 4-2, 2nd place (of four) in ILW (International League West)

Tribe to Play 2011 Intra-Squad Game in Columbus

clippers vs. tribeCan’t get to Spring Training in Arizona this coming winter spring? Well, if you live in Central Ohio (that’s me!) and have nothing going on next March 30th, the Tribe and Columbus Clippers (well, err, they’re *techincally* the Tribe too, kinda) invite you to Huntington Park for an intra-squad scrimmage in the intimate confines.

In the context of releasing their 2011 schedule today, the Clippers also announced:

The Columbus Clippers, reigning International League Governors’ Cup Champions and also Triple-A National Champions will play an exhibition game on Wednesday March 30 against their parent team, the Cleveland Indians at 1:05 pm. It will be the first time the two teams have played in Columbus as [the Clippers] start the third year of [their] affiliation with the Tribe, an affiliation which was recently extended through the 2014 season. Box Seats will be included in full season and 35 game season ticket packages and will not be available for early sale. All reserved seats will be $20, general admission will be $10 and all will go on sale November 12, 2010.

Crap. I only have the 20-game package. Nevertheless, it’s a great opportunity to see the (presumably) Opening-Day Tribe roster in a small-park setting, playing against guys we already know and love from the organization.

The biggest question I have is: who do I root for in this game?

Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – Season Wrap-Up Edition

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.

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At last, we’ve come to the end of the road for Da Clip Show in 2010, but what an end of the road it is! The Clippers surprised everyone—myself included (seriously, go back and look at BOTH my series predictions)—in eviscerating both opponents on their way to winning the Governor’s Cup as IL Champs. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the final record and score totals for the playoffs: 6-2 record; Clippers 59, Opponents 24. That’s a beatin’! Now, join us as we wrap up the Governor’s Cup series and take a look back at 2010 for the Clippers!

This Week: 3-1
Results: Beat Durham to win the Governor’s Cup (IL Championship)

Da Clip Show – Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 9/14/10 – Playoffs Edition Part Deux

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.

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Wow, it looks like the Clippers have picked the right time to get hot again. Part of it is the fact that their AAA brethren have all been a bit more plundered by September call-ups from their big clubs, but the Clippers still had to get it done on the field. And get it done they did, handling Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with relative ease. Let’s take a quick look at the Clippers’ week, and take a more in-depth look at the IL Championship (Governor’s Cup) Series with Durham…

This Week: 3-1

Results: Beat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the IL Semi-Finals

Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 9/7/10 Playoffs Edition

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.

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Well, it wasn’t pretty over the weekend, but they made it! The Clippers won five in a row to clinch a playoff spot, and then promptly collapsed in losing their final four games. This put them into the playoffs as the Wild Card, as Louisville surged to take the division win. But, it’s playoff baseball! Let’s take a quick look at the Clippers’ week, and take a more in-depth look at the playoff series with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…

This Week: 3-4

Final Record: 79-65, 2nd place (of four) in ILW (International League West)

Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 8/31/2010

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.

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As the great Bob Mould once opined, “The tragic comedy / I hit the station as the needle hits ‘E’”. Columbus looks to be running on fumes, but, unlike their major league brethren, the good news for Columbus is that they’re still technically in the playoffs as of now, and the season ends on Labor Day. Only one more week to go! Honestly, a couple of walk-off losses made the difference between a really good week and a week of treading water like what actually came down. Let’s take a closer look at the Clippers’ week, and check the “Playoff Watch” and “And Finally” sections for a playoff update…

This Week: 3-4

Current Record: 76-61, 2nd place (of four) in ILW (International League West)

Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 8/24/2010

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.

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The Clippers began this week after a three-game sweep of the rival Louisville Bats. They’d regained first place in their division, and had seven more games coming up in the friendly confines of Huntington Park. Sounded like a recipe for some success. Not so fast, my friends. A five-game losing streak did some damage to the Clippers’ playoff aspirations, as their division lead is now gone again (0.5 games behind Louisville) and they find themselves clinging onto the Wild Card lead by just 2.0 games with just 14 games to go. Take note in the schedule section of the final two meetings of the year between Columbus and Louisville. Those two games will be HUGE. Let’s take a closer look at the Clippers’ week, and check the “Playoff Watch” and “And Finally” sections for a playoff update…

This Week: 2-5

Current Record: 73-57, 2nd place (of four) in ILW (International League West)

Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 8/17/2010

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.

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The Clippers’ backs were against the wall: they were coming home from an atrocious road trip where they went 1-7; Louisville had taken the division lead away from them after winning eight in a row and 19-of-20; the white-hot Bats were waiting for three games over the weekend at Huntington Park. Things looked bleak. And then the Clippers showed these men of will what will really was, and SWEPT THE BATS OUT OF COLUMBUS to take the division lead back! Let’s take a closer look at the Clippers’ week, and check the Playoffs and And Finally section for a playoff update…

This Week: 4-3

Current Record: 71-52, 1st place (of four) in ILW (International League West)