June 6, 2012 (0 comments)
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.
June 6, 2012 (0 comments)
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.
June 3, 2012 (1 comments)
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.
May 30, 2012 (0 comments)
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.
May 26, 2012 (0 comments)
The Erie SeaWolves washed over the Akron Aeros as T.J. McFarland struggled to keep the Erie line-up at bay on Friday. McFarland, who was coming off an impressive start against Richmond in which he allowed 12 hits, but only one run, was looking to earn his ninth win of the year.
May 23, 2012 (0 comments)
The Trenton Thunder snapped the Akron Aeros’ four-game win streak with a 3-2 win at Waterfront Park on Tuesday. Right-hander Paulo Espino got the start for Akron against Trenton’s Vidal Nuno, who was making his debut with the Thunder. The Thunder struck first as centerfielder Abraham Almonte laced a lead-off single to center and advanced to second on a wild pitch.
May 22, 2012 (0 comments)
The Akron Aeros downed the Trenton Thunder 5-1 on Monday thanks to the bat of Kyle Bellows and the formidable arms of the Aeros’ bullpen. Right-hander Brett Brach (1-1, 4.26) took the bump for Akron in his third start with the team against Trenton’s Brett Marshall (4-2, 2.98).
May 19, 2012 (0 comments)
T.J. House and the Akron Aeros’ offense annihilated the Richmond Squirrels on Friday in a 16-3 victory at Canal Park. House was coming off of a shaky start against the Harrisburg Senators, during which he allowed six runs on seven hits through five innings. This time around, House was dialed in as he tossed five innings of scoreless baseball.
May 13, 2012 (0 comments)
The Akron Aeros fell to the Harrisburg Senators 8-4 on Sunday afternoon after falling behind early in the first inning. Left-hander T.J. House took the bump for Akron against Harrisburg’s Mike Ballard. The Aeros were 2-0 in House’s two starts prior to Sunday’s game. House’s start was rough this time around as he surrendered four runs in the first.
May 13, 2012 (0 comments)
Alex Monsalve lifted the Lake County Captains over the Great Lakes Loons with a solo home run on Saturday afternoon, ensuring the Captains’ with a 6-4 win. Lake County scored first off of Great Lakes’ starter Jarret Martin (2-1, 2.63) as centerfielder Luigi Rodriguez reached on a fielder error by Great Lakes’ shortstop Pedro Guerrero.
May 11, 2012 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains failed to ignite much offense on Fireworks Night on Friday as they fell to the Dayton Dragons in a 5-4 loss. Left-hander Shawn Morimando took the bump for the Captains for his second start of the season. The 19-year-old held the Dragons to no hits through three innings until Dayton drew first blood in the fourth.
May 10, 2012 (0 comments)
EASTLAKE - The Dayton Dragons could not come through with runners on base on Thursday night as they fell to the Lake County Captains 2-1 in the second game of a three-game series.
Starter Cody Anderson (2-1, 2.45) took the bump for the Captains, coming off a loss in his last outing during which he went six innings and allowed just one hit and one run. Starting for Dayton was Tanner Robles (2-1,...
May 4, 2012 (0 comments)
A trio of home runs lifted the Lake County Captains over the Dayton Dragons in a 5-4 victory on Thursday night. After taking the first game of the series on Wednesday, the Captains turned to Elvis Araujo (0-4, 2.61), who was still seeking his first win of the season. The Captains earned Araujo some early run support in their half of the first inning as center fielder Luigi Rodriguez led the game off with a walk. Shortstop Francisco Lindor laid down a sacrifice bunt to push Rodriguez to second, and Lindor reached base on a throwing error by Dayton pitcher Radhames Quezada (0-3, 2.61).
May 2, 2012 (0 comments)
The Lake County bats came alive for 14 hits in Dayton on Wednesday night as they downed the Dragons in a 5-3 victory. The Captains scored first as shortstop Francisco Lindor and catcher Alex Monsalve hit back-to-back singles with one out. Left fielder Bryson Myles, who just returned after missing a week with a hamstring issue, kicked off his comeback with an RBI single to third to plate Lindor, giving the Captains a 1-0 lead.
April 26, 2012 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains battled both the chill and the Peoria Chiefs in an extra-inning 7-6 victory on Thursday night. Right-hander Felix Sterling (0-0, 3.15 ERA) started for the Captains against Peoria’s Michael Jensen (3-1, 1.50), a righty from Salinas, California. Sterling sailed through two innings walking just two, but ran into trouble in the third inning. With one out and one man on, third baseman Wes Darvill sent a shot over the right field fence for his first career home run, giving Peoria a 2-0 lead.
April 25, 2012 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains celebrated a 6-3 victory on Wednesday night as center fielder Luigi Rodriguez went 3-for-4 in the team’s return home for a three-game series against the Peoria Chiefs. Right-hander Cody Anderson (1-0, 3.00 ERA) took the bump for the Captains for his third start of the season as lefty Gerardo Concepcion (0-0, 0.00 ERA) made his season debut for Peoria. Concepcion was signed by the Chicago Cubs in March 2011, inking a five-year, $3 million deal with a $3 million signing bonus.
April 21, 2012 (0 comments)
After suffering through a 10-game losing streak, the Lake County Captains finally set sail with a 7-0 win over the Clinton LumberJacks on Friday. All systems were go for the Captains as they were anchored by another quality start, while the offense caught fire and the bullpen found its niche.
April 19, 2012 (0 comments)
After dropping nine straight games, seven of which were at home, the Lake County Captains looked to change their luck as they hit the road to take on the Clinton LumberKings on Thursday night. The change in venue did not help as the Captains lost their tenth straight game, falling to Clinton by a score of 2-1. Starting for Lake County was Joe Colon, who had a rough outing in his previous start on Saturday when he surrendered six runs in 2.2 innings of work. This time around Colon was locked in as he provided the Captains with a stellar start allowing one run in six innings.
April 18, 2012 (0 comments)
The Akron Aeros completed a three-game series with the Bowie Baysox by celebrating a 4-3 win on Wednesday. Right-hander Steven Wright (2-1, 1.56 ERA) started for Akron. In his previous start against the Trenton Thunder last Friday he went a solid 5.2 innings and picked up a 2-1 win for the Aeros. In Wednesday night's game Wright allowed the first three Bowie batters to reach base in the first, but leadoff hitting right fielder Buck Britton was caught stealing third for the first out.
April 18, 2012 (0 comments)
EASTLAKE - The Lake County Captains are sinking as they dropped their eighth straight game in a 5-2 loss against the West Michigan Whitecaps on Tuesday night.
Starting for the Captains was Elvis Araujo, a left-hander who spent last season with Mahoning Valley. Araujo made it through the first inning, despite a throwing error from shortstop Francisco Lindor that allowed the lead-off runner to...