The Lake County Captains’ (12-18) offense was held to only two hits on Monday night and the Bowling Green Hot Rods (17-14) got just enough offense of their own to win 4-0. Starter Jake Floethe (4-1, 3.72) allowed only one hit in six innings. Three batters were walked and three fell victim to strikeouts. The Hot Rods took advantage of two errors to take the early 1-0 lead. Second baseman Ryan Brett singled to lead off the game.
In today's Monday afternoon staple "3 Up, 3 Down", Tony takes a look at three of the best and worst 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 in this piece, and today he discusses Jesus Aguilar, Russ Canzler, Leonardo Castillo, Jake Lowery, Nick Weglarz, and Steven Wright.
The Lake County Captains (12-17) used a five-run fifth inning to defeat the Bowling Green Hot Rods (16-14) 5-0 on Sunday afternoon. Lefthanded starter Shawn Morimando made his 2012 season debut with the Captains. Morimando was selected in the 19th round of the 2011 draft from Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia.
The Lake County Captains (11-17) opened a four game series against the Bowling Green Hot Rods (16-13) and fell in the opener in a pitcher’s duel. Lefthander Ryan Carpenter (4-1, 2.57 ERA) blanked the Captains over six innings, only allowing three hits and one walk. He struck out three.
Joe Colon (2-3) got the win for Lake County on Friday night. Colon pitched seven shutout innings allowing just three base hits and struck out five. Francisco Valera finished off the ballgame by pitching two scoreless innings himself and the Captains swept the Dragons 5-0. This is the first time this season Lake County has won three straight ballgames.
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).
In today's Happenings Tony talks about lefty Giovanni Soto who is really coming into his own and has become a nice starting pitching prospect for the Indians. He also touches on Matt LaPorta's continued destruction of Triple-A pitching, gets Akron manager Chris Tremie's thoughts on several players that are working on defense, unveils lefty Scott Barnes' new role, and discussed many other players like Kyle Landis, Mike Rayl, Joseph Colon, Jared Goedert, and more!
The Lake County Captains may not be doing good in the win-loss column, but the talent on the team is probably the most interesting to follow this season. In her weekly "On-Deck" notebook, Lianna recaps the week that was for the Captains with the good/bad hitting and pitching performances and news and notes.
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.
It is Wednesday, which means it is time to take stock on some of the players in the Indians’ minor league system. In today's premium feature, Tony provides prospect stock tips on 20 players, including Beau Mills, Scott Barnes, Cody Allen, Jared Goedert, Steven Wright, Tyler Holt, Mike Rayl, Shawn Armstrong, Alex Lavisky, Cody Anderson and more!
A month into the season the injuries are starting to mount up for the young Indians. Tony has a big update on those players down for some time or just nicked up, including LeVon Washington, Lonnie Chisenhall, Bryce Stowell, Scott Barnes, Hector Rondon and many others. In addition to the injuries, Tony also discusses several other players in the organization such as Steven Wright, Will Roberts, David Huff, Shawn Armstrong, T.J. McFarland, Matt LaPorta, Jeremie Tice and Jeff Johnson.
3 up, 3 down 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. This week Tony provides insight on six player in the Indians system: Trevor Crowe, Juan Diaz, Anthony Gallas, Matt LaPorta, Luigi Rodriguez, and Ronny Rodriguez.
"IPI on Site" has settled in to its Sunday evening position and is a weekly on-line video show on the IPI that features a player in the Cleveland Indians' farm system. This week we catch up with Low-A Lake County outfielder Bryson Myles and find out how his season is going, what he is working on, and more!
Burlington sent nine batters to the plate and scored four runs in the opening frame of the ballgame. The early four run lead was insurmountable for the Captains. The big hit in the inning came off the bat of Dusty Robinson. Robinson doubled to left center field, which scored the first two runs for Burlington. From that point, Burlington used three more hits and scored two more runs and had the early 4-0 lead after a half of an inning.
The Lake County Captains opened a three game series against the Burlington Bees on a cold, cloudy day at Classic Park. They showed the 1,668 fans in attendance a great pitching performance, as Will Roberts led the Captains to a 6-0 victory. Lake County scored the game’s first run in the second inning, off of right hander Jose Macias (1-3, 6.65 ERA). Catcher Alex Lavisky singled to center to lead off.
The Peoria Chiefs defeated the Lake County Captains by a score of 3-0. The Chiefs pitching was the story of the game. Starter P.J. Francescon (2-1) pitched six innings allowing just two hits. He did not walk a hitter, and did not allow a run to score. Francescon struck out nine Captains hitters and earned the win. The dominant start was a big part of the victory for the Chiefs.
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