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Single-A
35300 Vine Street
Eastlake, OH 44095
Phone: 440-975-8085

Manager: Mark Budzinski
Pitching Coach: Rigo Beltran
Hitting Coach: Shuan Larkin

August 11, 2012   (0 comments)
Lake County loses rain-shortened game
After five and one half innings of play between the Lake County Captains and the Great Lakes Loons on Friday night, both teams could only sit and watch as Mother Nature began joined the contest as an uninvited third party.
August 10, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains Fall 6-3 Despite Homers From Lindor, Lavisky
The Lake County Captains (25-21) had their three game winning streak snapped by the Great Lakes Loons (21-25) on Thursday night when they fell by a count of 6-3.
August 9, 2012   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 8/2/12 - 8/8/12
The Captains had another winning week and are still two games up on South Bend for the final spot in the playoffs. Second baseman Jose Ramirez continues to terrorize Midwest League pitching and lefty Kyle Petter rebounded with a good week of work out of the pen. Lianna Holub recaps the week that was in here Captains notebook "On-Deck with the Captains".
August 9, 2012   (3 comments)
Minor Happenings: Wolters' turnaround has been amazing
There are lots of good things happening in the Indians minor league system and this week Tony touches on the hot pitching of late from Jeanmar Gomez and the incredible turnaround by Tony Wolters, has all sorts of comments from the Indians Player Development staff on players at Mahoning Valley, provides injury updates on several players like Tyler Naquin and LeVon Washington, and lots of stuff on Cord Phelps, Paolo Espino, Todd Hankins, Jerrud Sabourin, Jacob Lee, Nelson Rodriguez and more!
August 9, 2012   (2 comments)
Morimando a model of consistency for Captains
Low-A Lake County lefty Shawn Morimando has remained a model of consistency in the ever-shifting Lake County starting rotation this season. The pitching staff has seen various players converted from relievers, sent to the bullpen, called up, or sent down, but Morimando has been one Captain to answer the bell every fifth day for manager Dave Wallace. Mike Zavagno recently sat down with Morimando to discuss his season to date.
August 8, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains beat the Loons, 5-2
The Lake County Captains picked up a 5-2 victory in the first of a three-game series against the Great Lakes Loons to provide reliever Cody Penny with a win in his Captains debut. All-Star Cody Anderson (6-7, 5.92) received the start for the Captains against Great Lakes’ right-hander Gustavo Gomez (4-6, 3.29).
August 8, 2012   (4 comments)
Around the Farm: August 7, 2012
While the big league Indians are as painful to watch as the old Sylvester Stallone/Dolly Parton flick, Rhinestone right now (maybe more painful), the minor league system continues to showcase an abundance of talent. Is Scott Barnes the next great lefty reliever? Is Tony Wolters a top ten prospect? Can Ronny Rodriguez hit 20 home runs in a season? Check out who climbed the ATF mountain on Tuesday night, after the jump...
August 8, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains closing in on playoffs with 7-5 win
he Lake County Captains (24-20. 55-58) used a clutch homerun by first baseman Leonardo Castillo in the bottom of the eighth inning to win the matinee on Tuesday afternoon by a final score of 7-5 over the South Bend Silver Hawks (22-22, 57-57). Lake County is now two games ahead of South Bend in the chase for the final wild-card spot.
August 7, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains edge past Silver Hawks in extras
The Lake County Captains edged their way past the South Bend Silver Hawks due to some extra-inning hustle from Jordan Smith to secure a 4-3 win on Monday night. Right-hander Mason Radeke (5-5, 3.67) manned the mound for the Captains against South Bend lefty Keith Hessler (1-1, 2.78).
August 6, 2012   (2 comments)
Rodriguez showing no fear in Lake County
The Lake County Captains are a team full of prospective minor league ballplayers. With the exception of Francisco Lindor, none may have as much talent as Luigi Rodriguez. Rodriguez possesses that multi-tool ability that everybody covets, and while he has a long road to the majors, his plus-plus speed just may get him there early. IPI's Stephanie Metzger spent some time with Rodriguez...after the jump...
August 5, 2012   (0 comments)
Lake County blows big lead in 7-6 loss
The Lake County Captains jumped out to an early lead over the South Bend Silver Hawks and could not hold on as the bullpen gave up the winning run in the ninth inning. The Captains fell to the Silver Hawks 7-6.
August 4, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains win 5-3
COMSTOCK PARK, MI- The Lake County Captains (22-18, 53-56) used a three run third inning to take the lead and added on after that to secure a 5-3 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps (19-21, 55-55) on Friday night. Lake County won three of four in the last series.
August 2, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains Blanked By Whitecaps 6-0
he Lake County Captains’ offense nearly fell victim to perfection as they tallied just three hits in a 6-0 loss against the West Michigan Whitecaps on Thursday. All-Star Cody Anderson (4-6, 3.29) started for the Captains against West Michigan righty Jeff Ferrell (4-4, 4.42).
August 2, 2012   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 7/26/12 - 8/1/12
The Captains are currently riding a five game winning streak where the pitching and hitting are clicking on all four cylinders, and they may be poised to make a run in the playoffs in the second half. Lianna Holub chimes in with her weekly notebook "On-Deck with the Captains"...
August 2, 2012   (3 comments)
Minor Happenings: Fedroff fights for big league opportunity
In this week's second edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a long, hard look at the Triple-A Columbus roster. He takes a look at the hot hitting Tim Fedroff, Ezequiel Carrera and Jared Goedert and provides insight and analysis on whether they are big league options for the Indians anytime soon, provides several interesting comments from Ross Atkins on how they handle players that are affected by trades as well as some thoughts on Vinny Rottino and J.C. Romero, and more.
August 2, 2012   (0 comments)
Lake County beats West Michigan in a 7-2 romp
The Lake County Captains strung together sixteen hits on Wednesday to post a 7-2 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps and extend a five-game winning streak. Left-hander Elvis Araujo took the mound for the Captains against West Michigan righty Marcelo Carreno. Araujo had a tough month of July as he posted a 2-3 record and 6.95 ERA, and he struggled on Wednesday as he had trouble finding the plate.
August 1, 2012   (6 comments)
Minor Happenings: So long Mr. Wright, Hello Mr. Anderson
With the trade deadline now in the past and my vacation but a distant memory, it is time to get back into the swing of things with Minor Happenings as we head down the home stretch of the minor league season. Today, Tony provides updates on the departing Steven Wright and incoming Lars Anderson, the recent impressive performances from lefties T.J. House and Danny Jimenez, all sorts of goodies from Farm Director Ross Atkins on some pitchers in the system, an update on the health of Jeremie Tice, and more.
August 1, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains come through late for 3-2 win
The Lake County Captains (20-17, 51-55) scored the winning run late in the seventh inning in a 3-2 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps (18-19, 54-53). Lake County won their fourth straight game in the process.
July 30, 2012   (0 comments)
Jimenez dominates in Captains 11-2 win over Dragons
The Lake County Captains (19-17) swept the Dayton Dragons (13-23) out of Classic Park with a convincing 11-2 win on Monday night. Danny Jimenez (1-1, 3.38), making his first start of the season, set the tone for the Captains in five dominating innings.
July 30, 2012   (2 comments)
MacPhee is small in stature, but hopes for big things
The Indians organization prides itself on building around guys who bring a winning attitude to the ballpark each day. In the 13th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, the Tribe found itself another one of those players in the form of Arizona State second baseman/outfielder Zach MacPhee. Working through a position change and inconsistent playing time, he has had an interesting season to date, and Mike Zavagno recently sat down with him to discuss it all.

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