Despite being on the road, the Columbus Clippers and Akron Aeros got caught in the rain much like the rest of Northeast Ohio, seeing their games cancelled. The Carolina Mudcats and Lake County Captains were in action, though they did not provide much in the way of highlights. Despite the light night, one Carolina pitcher continued his recent push of success and up the prospect ladder. To find out who he is and all you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps (41-24) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings en route to a 4-1 win over the Lake County Captains (21-42) on Thursday night. Fort Wayne took two out of three games to win the series. Right-hander Luis DeJesus made the start for the Captains as he took on righty Walker Weickel for the TinCaps.
After the copious amount of draft coverage on the site over the last two weeks, it is time to get things back on track and back to normal. That means catching up on the Happenings in the minor leagues. In today’s only edition of Minor Happenings this week, Tony gets us caught up on a few things and talks about the strides lefty Shawn Morimando is making and the consistency that Cody Anderson is showing in Carolina. He also provides several comments from Ross Atkins on the significant delivery adjustment Trevor Bauer is making, how Lonnie Chisenhall looks in Columbus, talks of a position change for Chun Chen, and tons more.
As we near mid-June, we can begin to look back at some horrible early-season performances and what players have brought their stats up to a respectable level. Some of it will be simple regression, but sometimes there is something more, maybe a tweak to a batting stance or changing where you stand on the rubber. Two shortstops both made adjustments earlier in the season and are enjoying much better results in June. A coincidence? Maybe. But most importantly, things look good now. To find out who these players are and all you need to know about Wednesday in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
The Lake County Captains (21-41) used a season-high 10 extra base hits on Wednesday night to break two different streaks while defeating the Fort Wayne TinCaps (40-24) by a final score of 11-0. Lake County snapped a seven-game losing streak while Fort Wayne broke a nine-game winning streak.
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.
EASTLAKE, OH- The Lake County Captains (20-39) blew a four run lead in the ninth inning en route to a 7-6 loss in ten innings on Saturday night in front of 6,466 people at Classic Park. Lake County has dropped five straight games.
SOUTH BEND, IN- The South Bend Silver Hawks (42-17) used a four-run eighth inning to take a late 7-4 lead to sweep the Lake County Captains (20-38) on Friday night. Lake County has now lost four straight.
Eric Haase may be from “The State Up North”, but his dedication rests within the Buckeye State. Haase hails from Westland, Michigan, just east of Ann Arbor. Though he’s from the land of blue and maize, he had plans to move to the land of scarlet and grey his senior year of high school. That was put on hold, though, after he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 2011. Stephanie Metzger spoke with Haase recently about playing in Lake County, his decision to leave Michigan, and much more.
On a night where all the attention is on the MLB draft and new addition to the Cleveland organization Clint Frazier, there was still plenty of action throughout the minor leagues. Not all was good -- Carlos Carrasco was scratched from his start -- but some, like Akron finishing a sweep, was. The focus from Thursday is on an IBI favorite, however, who simply catches our collective attention. To find out who he is and all you need to know from Thursday in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
The South Bend Silver Hawks (41-17) swept the doubleheader from the Lake County Captains (20-37) on Thursday afternoon. South Bend won game one 6-1 and then they came back in game two to win 5-2. In game one, the Captains sent right-hander Jake Sisco to the mound to face right-hander Brandon Sinnery. In game two, Josh Martin made his first start of the year for Lake County. He was opposed by right-hander Blake Perry for South Bend.
Baseball is a game of adjustments. The pitcher decides to throw a curveball after the batter hit his last fastball for a home run; a batter moves up in the box expecting an off-speed pitch; a shortstop moves toward second base because the batter has a knack for hitting the ball right back up the middle; any of these little shifts can change the outcome of a game. Sometimes players make big adjustments and it seems to lead to a breakthrough. To find out who might have made such a breakthrough and all you need to know about Wednesday in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
The Lake County Captains were on the road most of the past week, and it was a successful road trip as they crafted their first multi-game win streak with four straight. The team went 5-2 for the week, including a split double-header complete with a walk-off against Bowling Green last Wednesday and a series win in Dayton. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger gets us all caught up with her weekly Captains notebook...
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