The Lake County Captains fell to the Dayton Dragons 4-3 despite another solid outing from starting pitcher Dylan Baker on Wednesday night. Baker (7-6, 3.77) received a no-decision as he tossed six scoreless innings in his last outing. Lefty Amir Garrett (1-2, 5.61) received the start for the Dragons.
The Lake County Captains continued their recent success with a handful of W’s last week, complete with one of their own being deemed Cleveland Indians Minor League Player of the Week. As the playoffs loom closer, the team now must press to produce offensively, which has been its Achilles all year. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger takes a look back at the previous week for the Captains.
Two weeks remain in the regular season but lefty Ryan Merritt has had months to prove himself as one of Lake County’s most reliable arms. He is working to improve while he and his teammates shoot for a bid in the Midwest League playoffs. Time is winding down, but Merritt’s lengthy career is just starting and the IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently sat down with him to discuss his season and future.
The Lake County Captains defeated the South Bend Silver Hawks 1-0 due to several scoreless innings from reliever Luis Morel on Thursday night. Shortstop Dorssys Paulino put the Captains on the board right off the bat as he welcomed Shipley with a solo home run in the first inning. The solo shot was Paulino's fifth of the year.
The Lake County Captains downed the South Bend Silver Hawks for their first extra-inning win of the season as Joe Sever touched down with a game-winning double for a 10-9 win on Wednesday night. Right-hander Felix Sterling (3-4, 4.86) received the start for the Captains to counter Silver Hawks' righty Blake Perry (7-5, 3.97).
The Lake County Captains strung together a handful of wins last week, including a three-game sweep of the Bowling Green Hot Rods. The sweep was huge, especially against one of the better pitching staffs in the Midwest League, and will hopefully give the Captains a boost as they continue to make a push for the playoffs in the remaining weeks of the season. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger reflects on the Captains' previous week.
The Akron Aeros smacked the New Britain Rock Cats for 15 hits on Wednesday evening, resulting in a 7-3 win. Josh Tomlin received the start in his first rehab appearance for the Aeros. Tomlin tossed two innings of scoreless ball, allowing one hit as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery.
The Captains returned home this past week, where they posted a 3-4 record. The offense seemed to generate some more hits, though these hits didn't necessarily come at the right times. Timely hitting has been an issue for the team all season, but a couple of home runs boosted the offense through a few games. Stephanie Metzger recaps the week that was for the Captains.
Look closely at Francisco Lindor’s glove and you’ll see an interesting monogram. Embroidered on the shortstop’s Rawling’s model is “Lindor – BC.” The “BC” doesn’t stand for a college. It isn’t the initials of a girlfriend or family member. In this case, “BC” is a mantra: be consistent. That is what he has been and then some this year, and the IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently sat down and talked with the top prospect about his season to date.
The Cleveland Indians took the finale of a three-game series against the Miami Marlins with a 2-0 victory and solid start from Scott Kazmir on Sunday. Thanks to RBI singles by Lonnie Chisenhall and Michael Brantley, the Tribe offense was able back up another shutout effort by the pitching staff. Join the IBI's Stephanie Metzger as she recaps the Indians' Sunday win in South Beach.
The Akron Aeros dropped their third-straight game on Wednesday with a 5-2 loss to the New Britain Rock Cats. Lefty Matt Packer received the start for the Aeros and faltered in two innings, resulting in Packer's sixth loss of the season. Pat Dean manned the mound for the Rock Cats, resulting in Dean's sixth win of the year as he tossed 7.2 innings and allowed just two runs.
A string of losses punt a dent in the Lake County Captains’ week, but the team managed to pin a trio of close wins. The month of July resulted in a 12-14 record and it seemed the team couldn’t string wins together, with the exception of a six-game win streak the first week of the month. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the previous week for the Captains.
The Akron Aeros dropped the finale of a seven-game road trip with a 3-2 loss to the Bowie Baysox on Wednesday morning. Toru Murata (4-5, 3.78) dealt five scoreless innings for the Aeros before the Baysox finally ignited some offense.
Last week bore witness to another handful of losses for the Lake County Captains as they dropped four of six games at home. The bullpen continues to be problematic for the team and the offense, though productive, continues to lack timing when it comes to big hits. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the events that took place in Lake County last week.
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