the Lake County Captains ended the first half of the regular season with a heartbreaking loss to the Dayton Dragons on Sunday in front of a Father’s Day crowd of 3,701. Lefthander Shawn Morimando started for the Captains and allowed two runs in the first inning.
The Lake County Captains (31-37) swatted two homers and defeated the Dayton Dragons (29-40) by a score of 11-2. Lake County had a big five run inning in the bottom of the third inning. The Captains sent eight men to the plate and used a two run double by Jerrud Sabourin and a RBI triple by Todd Hankins in the inning to fuel the five run frame. It was a 6-0 game headed to the fourth inning.
The Indians have been quite busy on the transactions front the past few weeks from the big league team down to Low-A Lake County. Several players have been promoted/demoted while others have been activated from injuries. Arthur Kinney is here is recap all of the activity...
Although the Captains (30-37) provided the post-game pyrotechnics Friday night at Classic Park, the in-game fireworks were courtesy of the Dayton Dragons (29-39). The Dragons cruised to a 9-3 victory, their eighth win in their last 12 contests.
Maybe a day late, but never a dollar short, Tony has another Minor Happenings update that takes a look at the play of Jordan Smith at Low-A Lake County as well as the return of outfielders Bo Greenwell and Jordan Henry. He also gives updates on the adjustments, struggles, and improvements happening with other players like Russ Canzler, Adam Abraham, Mike Rayl, Zach MacPhee and others.
The Lake County Captains (30-36) had their hearts broken by the South Bend Silver Hawks (34-33) for the second consecutive night. One game after South Bend officially eliminated Lake County from playoff contention, the Silver Hawks, who are vying for the wild card spot themselves, won in extra innings 9-7.
Rodriguez and Lindor are once again hitting and being a nuisance for opposing pitchers at the top of the lineup, Felix Sterling's woes on the mound continue, and Mason Radeke is blazing hot on the mound. There are only four games left before the All-Star break, and Lianna Holub chimes in with her weekly Captains notebook "On-Deck with the Captains" for the last full week of the first half.
Low-A Lake County right-handed pitcher Mason Radeke is off to a very good start this season, and has really come on strong of late. As a 35th round pick of the Indians in last year's draft, he uses his low draft selection as motivation and just continues to attack hitters. Mike Zavagno recently had a chance to sit down with the right-hander...
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.
It is Wednesday, which means it is time to take stock on some of the players in the Indians’ minor league system. This report is a snapshot of a few players up and down the system and how their value may be decreasing or increasing as prospects. This week's report has 20 players and features the likes of David Huff, Tim Fedroff, Trevor Crowe, Kyle Bellows, Steven Wright, Bryce Stowell, Jeremie Tice, Jake Lowery, Will Roberts, Jordan Smith, Grant Sides, Shawn Morimando and others.
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.
A bit of a catch-up posting today in Minor Happenings as this bi-weekly column was absent last week due to the insane amount of draft coverage on the site. In today’s Happenings, Tony takes a look at the recent hot performances from right-hander Mason Radeke and designated hitter Jeremie Tice, gets some more post-draft comments from Brad Grant, and provides some updates on players like Tyler Holt, Shawn Morimando, Nick Weglarz, and others.
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.
After a short hiatus due to the Memorial Day holiday and last week’s MLB Draft, it is time for another Monday edition of “3 Up, 3 Down”. This is a weekly premium feature on the site that focuses in on a few of the good and not so good performances from the past week in the Indians’ minor league system. Insight gathered from talking with scouts, coaches and executives inside and outside the organization are used when talking about each of these players. Today's featured players are Ezequiel Carrera, David Huff, Mason Radeke, Jerrud Sabourin, Giovanny Urshela, and Nick Weglarz,
Lake County (29-33) was unable to come up with base hits in the clutch on Sunday afternoon, falling to the Lansing Lugnuts (43-19) by a score of 4-1. The Captains certainly did not struggle to put runners on base, netting 11 hits and walking twice. However, the team went 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men stranded on the afternoon. Lake County did not help their cause by striking out 13 times.
The first-place Lansing Lugnuts (42-19) defeated the Lake County Captains (29-32) by a score of 6-5 on Saturday night at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing. The win clinched the first half championship of the Midwest League’s Eastern Division for the Lugnuts. Lansing scored all six of their runs in the bottom of the first inning of off Captains’ starter Elvis Araujo (2-5, 3.88) and relied on their bullpen to hold the lead in the late innings.
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