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July 17, 2013   (1 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 7/10/13 - 7/16/13
Last week wasn’t as glamorous for the Lake County Captains in comparison to others as they went 1-5. Three of their losses were one-run games and it was the bullpen that let the team down in most of the decisions. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the Captains' week in her weekly notebook.
July 14, 2013   (0 comments)
Aeros offense batters Taillon and Curve, 10-3
The Akron Aeros’ offense battered Jameson Taillon and the Altoona Curve for 16 hits during a 10-3 win on Saturday night at Canal Park.
July 12, 2013   (1 comments)
"The Sandlot" Anniversary Tour comes to Classic Park
The stories that touch the heart are the ones that come from the heart. “The Sandlot” is clearly a film about baseball set in the 1960s, but its inspiration derived from a real-life experience. David Mickey Evans directed and narrated “The Sandlot” 20 years ago and is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the film with a tour of several ballparks, where the film is being shown. Included in this tour is Classic Park, home of the Lake County Captains. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently spoke with Evans to discuss the film.
July 10, 2013   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 7/3/13 - 7/9/13
The past week was a good one for the Lake County Captains as they went 4-1 since last Wednesday with one game suspended due to rain. Most notable is the team’s offense, which took off and scored a total of 41 runs during the last five games. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the week that was for the Captains.
July 8, 2013   (2 comments)
Tejeda is a bullpen arm with some promise
The minor leagues may be considered a place for adjustments and learning from mistakes but so far, Enosil Tejeda has mostly seen success. Tejeda, a 24-year-old right-hander from the Dominican Republic, has been one of the double-A Akron Aeros’ most reliable bullpen arms since his promotion from high-A Carolina in May. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger talked with him recently and provides the details in her latest.
July 3, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains' offense comes alive in 10-5 victory
The Lake County Captains’ offense exploded for a season-high 21 hits during a 10-5 victory over the Lansing Lugnuts on Wednesday night. Right-hander Jake Sisco (4-6, 3.55) manned the mound for the Captains to counter Lansing righty Roberto Osuna (3-4, 4.20). Osuna was ranked the Toronto Blue Jays’ sixth top prospect by Baseball America for 2013.
July 3, 2013   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 6/26/13 - 7/2/13
The Lake County Captains suffered a four-game losing streak this past week, but have rebounded over the last three days winning three straight. The offense still struggles to produce runs, but the batting averages have collectively jumped. The starting rotation stepped things up as only one start was rough this week and the bullpen has done its best to keep the team within games. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the week that was for the Captains...
June 29, 2013   (0 comments)
Akron wins game one before rains washes away doubleheader
The Akron Aeros defeated the Altoona Curve in the first of a seven-inning game on Friday night. Originally scheduled to be part of a double-header, the rain impeded the second game from even starting.
June 27, 2013   (0 comments)
Aguilar driving in runs, continuing growth as hitter
Double-A Akron first baseman Jesus Aguilar was recently named to the Eastern League All Star team and is having a solid season producing big RBI numbers for Akron. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently caught up with him and talked about the adjustments he is making and what he needs to do to continue to grow as a hitter.
June 26, 2013   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 6/19/13 - 6/25/13
Second-half turnarounds are commonly mentioned in baseball, and the case is no different for the Lake County Captains. Since the All-Star break, the team has posted a 5-1 record with some solid outings from the starting pitching staff. The offense has added a number of home runs as they hit eight this past week, so it seems things may be starting to come together for the 28-45 squad.
June 25, 2013   (2 comments)
Five-run seventh powers O's past Tribe
The Cleveland Indians fell 6-3 to the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night despite another strong outing from right-hander Justin Masterson. The Indians led 3-1 in the seventh inning, but the Orioles scored five runs that inning, which proved to be the difference. Join the IBI's Stephanie Metzger as he provides all the details from game two of the Tribe's four-game set against Baltimore.
June 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Indians take first from the Orioles, 5-2
Michael Brantley lifted the Cleveland Indians over the Baltimore Orioles with four RBIs and a home run to give Cleveland the 5-2 win on Monday night. Ubaldo Jimenez (6-4, 4.58) received the start against Baltimore lefty Zach Britton (1-2, 5.51).
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Aeros blast Rock Cats 13-4
The Akron Aeros offense unloaded on the New Britain Rock Cats with a 13-4 win on Friday night. Right-hander Will Roberts (5-4, 4.58) received the start for the Aeros against New Britain righty Tom Stuifbergen (1-1, 11.68).
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Lake County rolls over Dayton
The Lake County Captains’ offense continued its tear through the second half of the season as they plated 11 runs in a victory over the Dayton Dragons on Friday night. Right-hander Luis DeJesus (2-7, 6.32) received the start for the Captains against Dayton righty Jackson Stephens (0-1, 6.75).
June 21, 2013   (0 comments)
Long ball powers Captains to 11-3 victory
The Lake County Captains kicked off the second half of the season with a handful of home runs as they hit five over the fence in an 11-3 victory over the Dayton Dragons on Thursday. Dylan Baker (3-5, 4.08) was sent to the bump for the Captains to counter Dayton’s Nick Travieso (1-2, 6.75). Baker tamed the Dragons for a solid start with some help from his offense.
June 19, 2013   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 6/12/13 - 6/18/13
The first half of the Lake County Captains 2013 season is officially in the books and so far, it’s been a tough go for the guys. The team posted a 23-44 record in the first half, the worst in the Midwest League. The three-day All-Star break may be much needed for the team, with the exception of Logan Vick and Louis Head, who were nominated to the All-Star Team and headed to Dayton on Tuesday. The IBI's Stephanie Metzgere reviews the first half...
June 14, 2013   (0 comments)
Cooper is a man of many roles on the Akron pitching staff
Routine is tough when toggling between a starting and relieving role, but Jordan Cooper has learned to focus on the things he can control. Since being promoted from High-A Carolina at the end of April he has put on several different hats for the Double-A Akron pitching staff, and the IBI's Stephanie Metzger gets us caught up on how things are going for him in Akron.
June 12, 2013   (3 comments)
Cleveland takes series with second-straight 5-2 win
The Cleveland Indians completed a nine-game road trip with their second-straight win as they topped the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Wednesday. Wednesday’s win keeps Cleveland as sole owners of the second place slot in the American League Central, as they remain five games behind the first-place Detroit Tigers and a half game ahead of the third-place Kansas City Royals. Join Stephanie Metzger as she recaps Wednesday's win.
June 12, 2013   (3 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 6/5/13 - 6/11/13
It was an ugly week for the Lake County Captains as they went winless since last Wednesday. The team dropped seven games and was rained out one evening, dropping their record to a league-worst 20-41. The offense continues to be problematic for the team and the starting pitching remains a nightly question mark. With the All-Star break approaching, perhaps a few days rest will be beneficial. Join Stephanie Metzger as she recaps the week in On-Deck with the Captains.
June 11, 2013   (2 comments)
Indians stop streak, win 5-2
The Indians have been looking for a stopper as of late, and on Tuesday they found exactly just that in right-hander Corey Kluber. Kluber pitched brilliantly to lead the Indians to a 5-2 win, which also happened to stop an eight-game losing streak. Join the IBI's Stephanie Metzger as she provides all the play-by-play from what ended up being a critical Indians win.

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