Low-A Lake County shortstop and unanimous #1 Indians prospect Francisco Lindor has had a very good first full professional season to date. He's lived up to all of the accolades bestowed upon him coming out the draft, and has impressed everyone from the fans to the Indians organization with his play this year. With two months left in the season, he wants to finish strong, continue to get better, and not let up.
The Lake County Captains sailed to a 9-2 victory on a trio of home runs and a total of 18 hits against the West Michigan Whitecaps on Friday night. Left-hander Shawn Morimando (3-2, 3.90) started for the Captains, besting West Michigan’s Jeff Ferrell (2-3, 5.40).
The Lake County Captains shined in situational hitting on Wednesday as a couple of two-out hits propelled them past the West Michigan Whitecaps in a 6-1 victory. All-Star Joe Colon (7-8, 3.01) took the bump for the Captains against West Michigan lefty Thomas Collier (6-6, 2.50).
The final game of the series between the Lake County Captains and Fort Wayne TinCaps was cut short due to rain for the second time in three days, giving Lake County the 2-1 win. Left-hander Elvis Araujo (2-6, 4.72) took the wheel for the Captains on the mound against Fort Wayne’s Ruben Mejia (1-2, 3.89).
A pair of base running blunders proved to be costly for the Lake County Captains as they fell to the Fort Wayne TinCaps 5-4 on Monday. Right-hander Mason Radeke (5-1, 2.96) took the bump for the Captains for the first time against Fort Wayne’s Cody Hebner (6-3, 4.13). Radeke was formerly a starter in the Lake County bullpen this season, though he started last season for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, where he went 2-0 in nine games.
The Lake County Captains were washed away by the Fort Wayne TinCaps 4-0 in a six-inning game cut short due to the rain on Sunday. Left-hander Shawn Morimando (2-1, 3.67) took the bump for the Captains after receiving a no decision in his last start in Dayton. From the other dugout, righty Matt Wisler (2-4, 2.74) started for the TinCaps after receiving a loss in his last decision.
The Lake County Captains drained the Dayton Dragons 8-3 on Monday as the Captains’ bats compiled 14 hits and took advantage of a trio of Dayton errors. All-Star Cody Anderson (4-4, 2.99) started for the Captains against Dayton’s Tanner Robles (4-5, 4.56), though Anderson did not pitch deep into the game.
Double-A Akron outfielder Jordan Henry was recently activated from the disabled list after missing the first two months because he was rehabbing from surgery to his right knee. Now that he is back playing and is healthy again, he is looking to find consistency in his game and once again be a threat on the basepaths. Stephanie Metzger recently talked to him and gives us an update on how he is doing in his return.
Low-A Lake County right-handed pitcher Joe Colon is having another good season for the Indians. He was rewarded for his good season to date by being named to the Midwest League All Star team, a game which is being played tonight. Stephanie Metzger recently sat down with Colon and talked about his season and where it may go from here....
The Lake County Captains could not take advantage of 12 total hits or a late inning rally on Wednesday as they fell to the South Bend Silver Hawks 5-4. Right-hander Felix Sterling (3-5, 5.72) took the bump for the Captains against South Bend righty Tyler Green (1-3, 2.79). Green threw well in his last outing against the Captains while Sterling was coming off a rough appearance against Dayton.
The Lake County Captains snapped a three-game losing streak on Tuesday night as they beat the South Bend Silver Hawks 9-6, thanks to a pair of home runs. Lake County sent left-hander Shawn Morimando (1-1, 4.22) to the bump against South Bend’s Jesse Darrah (5-2, 3.77), a righty whom the Captains hit hard back in May.
The Lansing Lugnuts sent the Lake County Captains packing after a three-game sweep as Lake County failed to overcome a rough start by Cody Anderson and a trio of errors in a 7-1 loss. Starting for the Captains was All-Star Cody Anderson (4-3, 2.91) against Lansing’s Justin Nicolino (2-0, 1.47). This time, though, Anderson struggled to keep the Lugnuts from stealing an early lead.
Low-A Lake County right-handed reliever Jeff Johnson got off to a very slow start, but after a few tough outings he has been on quite a roll and has settled in as the closer for the team. A year removed from the draft and an injury scare, he is back pitching as good as he ever has. Stephanie Metzger talked to him this week and provides the details on his season to date.
The Akron Aeros conquered the New Britain Rock Cats 6-2 on Tuesday evening as the Aeros’ offense worked for 12 hits while their bullpen was nearly flawless. Starting for the Aeros was lefty Giovanni Soto (4-2, 4.07) who had received no-decisions in his last two starts.
The Lake County Captains ignited a late-inning rally on Sunday to overcome the Fort Wayne TinCaps as Francisco Lindor fought his way through a recent slump and Elvis Araujo tossed another solid outing. Araujo (2-4, 3.19), who struggled in his last start against Lansing as he gave up five runs in three innings. On the bump for the TinCaps was righty Ruben Mejia (1-1, 4.74) who was making his second start of the season.
The Lake County Captains fell short in the first of a three-game series as Tommy Collier tossed a complete game 1-0 shutout for the West Michigan Whitecaps. Right-hander Joe Colon (5-4, 2.93) took the bump for the Captains against West Michigan righty Tommy Collier (2-4, 3.04). Colon was coming off a strong six-inning showing, during which he allowed just five hits and two runs at West Michigan.
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