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September 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Royals trump the Indians 7-1, Tribe remains half game out
The Cleveland Indians’ offense could not craft more than one run on Monday night as the team fell to the Kansas City Royals 7-1. Lefty Scott Kazmir picked his way through five innings of work as he fought to keep Cleveland in the game against Kansas City right-hander James Shields, but the Royals were sharp in all facets of the game and came away with a victory in game one of the series.
 
September 4, 2013   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 2013 season review
Development was the anchor for the Lake County Captains this year. The team certainly had its ups and downs as it finished 54-83 overall. Each element of the team had its holes, from struggling starters to a handful of ugly errors, but the team undoubtedly showed progress, which is the name of the game in the minors. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger chimes in with her final notebook and recaps the season that was for the Captains.
 
September 3, 2013   (5 comments)
Crockett is rocketing through the system
Three months ago, Kyle Crockett was treading the ball field at the University of Virginia. He was a junior ending his collegiate career with hopes of playing professional baseball. He’d spent the past three years converting holds and saves and on June 7, he converted his dream into a reality. Fast-forward to today, and he's already on the Major League doorstep and considered an option for the Indians in the bullpen in the very near future.
 
September 2, 2013   (0 comments)
Hot Rods rout Lake County 10-2 in season finale
The Lake County Captains fell to the Bowling Green Hot Rods 10-2 in their final game of the 2013 season on Monday afternoon.
 
September 2, 2013   (0 comments)
Hot Rods clinch division with 9-4 victory over Lake County
The Bowling Green Hot Rods sealed their title as champions of the Midwest League Eastern Division as they defeated the Lake County Captains 9-4 on Sunday.
 
August 31, 2013   (0 comments)
Armstrong's season derailed by injury, but he's still on right track
Professional baseball bears witness to an inevitable path of highs and lows. Players fall victim to the unsympathetic elements of the game beyond their control. One of those things beyond their control are injuries, which is something that Double-A Akron right-handed Shawn Armstrong had to deal with this season. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently caught up with him and talked with him about how he has handled such a frustrating season.
 
August 31, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains drop home finale 8-5
The Lake County Captains dropped the final home game of their 2013 season to the Lansing Lugnuts 8-5 on Friday night. Friday’s loss seals the Captains’ home record at 30-40 and 54-80 overall. Luis Morel received the loss and Lansing reliever Griffin Murphy received the win.
 
August 29, 2013   (0 comments)
Haase, Sever lead Captains past Lugnuts 6-2
The Lake County Captains defeated the Lansing Lugnuts 6-2 on Thursday night with a solid start from D.J. Brown and some offensive offerings from Joe Sever and Eric Haase.
 
August 28, 2013   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 8/21/13 - 8/27/13
The season is winding down to its final week and the Lake County Captains won’t be seeing any postseason action this year. The past two weeks were vital for the team's chances to advance, but the wins just didn’t happen as the team was swept by West Michigan and dropped two of three to Dayton. With one homestand remaining, the team will look to finish strong before the fall leagues start. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the previous week for the Captains.
 
August 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Whitecaps sink Captains 6-2
The West Michigan Whitecaps washed over the Lake County Captains with a pair of home runs in a 6-2 win on Saturday night.
Right-hander Jake Sisco (4-11, 4.83) tossed two innings for the Captains in opposition to Whitecaps’ starter Edgar De La Rosa (8-6, 5.87). Luis DeJesus pitched in relief for the Captains and surrendered a pair of costly home runs.
 
August 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains halt losing skid with much needed 8-5 win
The Lake County Captains halted a three-game skid as they defeated the Dayton Dragons 8-5 on Friday night.
 
August 23, 2013   (0 comments)
Amaral's grand slam powers Dragons past Captains 5-1
The Lake County Captains let an early lead slip as the Dayton Dragons clawed their way to a 5-3 win on Thursday night. Right-hander Robbie Aviles (4-3, 3.84) received the start for the Captains against Dayton righty Drew Cisco (4-7, 3.90).
 
August 21, 2013   (0 comments)
Baker's outing not enough as Captains fall 4-3
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.
 
August 21, 2013   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 8/14/13 - 8/20/13
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.
 

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