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

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

July 24, 2013   (11 comments)
Minor Happenings: Packer is back to form and improving value
In this week’s edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the continued strong performance of Double-A Akron lefty Matt Packer and his major league future, provides some comments from Ross Atkins on some players at rookie level Arizona, and some news and insights into players such as Carlos Moncrief, Jose Ramirez, Bryson Myles, Nellie Rodriguez, Matt LaPorta, LeVon Washington and more.
July 24, 2013   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 7/17/13 - 7/23/13
Last week bore witness to another handful of losses for the Lake County Captains as they dropped four of six games at home. The bullpen continues to be problematic for the team and the offense, though productive, continues to lack timing when it comes to big hits. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the events that took place in Lake County last week.
July 23, 2013   (4 comments)
Hamilton has overcome challenges and is ready to blossom
Professional baseball presents a constant course of inevitable challenges, but Nick Hamilton has overcome adversity since his toddler years. He has overcome a serious hearing issue as a child and is a prospect in the organization that he grew up with and loved, and the same organization his father is the play-by-play announcer for on the radio. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently sat down with him and shares his story...
July 23, 2013   (0 comments)
Bandits rob Captains, 7-4
Quad Cities (16-13) scored four times in the sixth inning and defeated the Captains (15-15) by a final of 7-4. Roberto Pena and Brian Blasik walked to begin the sixth and Jordan Scott, who had five RBI’s, singled them both home.
July 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains secure series win with win over Quad Cities
The Captains captured their second victory over Quad Cities on Sunday night, taking down the River Bandits 7-3.
July 20, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains come out swinging to snap skid
The Lake County Captains (14-14, 36-58) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back as they snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Quad Cities River Bandits (15-12, 53-43) on Saturday night.
July 20, 2013   (0 comments)
Haase's homer not enough as Kernels sweep Captains
The Cedar Rapids Kernels (19-8, 59-36) used two home runs by right fielder Adam Brett Walker and a complete game from southpaw Brett Lee to defeat the Lake County Captains (13-14, 36-59) 4-1 on Friday night in front of 5,557 fans at Classic Park.
July 19, 2013   (6 comments)
Around The Farm: July 18, 2013
The Cleveland organization got homer-happy Thursday night, as Lake County led the way with four home runs on their own. None of those shots could overshadow what happened with Carolina, however, as the team hit their first walk-off home run of the season. To find out walked off for the Mudcats and everything else you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
July 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains fall 9-7 despite four home runs
The Lake County Captains accumulated four home runs at Classic Park on Thursday night but fell to the Cedar Rapids Kernels 9-7. Right-hander Luis DeJesus (3-9, 6.18) received the start for the Captains to counter Cedar Rapids’ righty Josue Montanez (3-2, 5.35).
July 18, 2013   (5 comments)
Minor Happenings: Colon's back and better than ever
Well not that Colon, obviously. While Tony is off having fun on vacation, Jim Piascik fills in, analyzing High-A Carolina right-hander Joseph Colon's return from injury and his development, admires and breaks down the progress Double-A outfielder Carlos Moncrief has made in 2013, checks in with Aeros manager Edwin Rodriguez on how a dozen of his players are doing and what changes they are making, and provides insight and information on the likes of Alex Monsalve, Bryson Myles, Dorssys Paulino, Nellie Rodriguez, D'Vone McClure, and more!
July 18, 2013   (8 comments)
Around The Farm: July 17, 2013
Nellie Rodriguez struggled at Lake County early in the season, making it was clear that the organization pushed the first baseman too quickly. After he was moved down to Mahoning Valley, Rodriguez looked better and started to produce, not that anyone could have seen Wednesday night coming. Rodriguez turned in a career performance, and to read all about it and the rest of the action from the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
July 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains fall 7-6 in 12 innings
The Lake County Captains dropped an extra-inning affair with a 12-inning 7-6 loss against the Cedar Rapids Kernels Wednesday night. Right-hander Dylan Baker (6-5, 3.26) took the bump for the Captains to counter Cedar Rapids’ righty Christian Powell (2-3, 5.68).
July 17, 2013   (1 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 7/10/13 - 7/16/13
Last week wasn’t as glamorous for the Lake County Captains in comparison to others as they went 1-5. Three of their losses were one-run games and it was the bullpen that let the team down in most of the decisions. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the Captains' week in her weekly notebook.
July 16, 2013   (13 comments)
The IBI midseason prospect rankings: #11-#20
Now that we have hit the All-Star break and more than half the season is over, it felt right to have an updated prospect ranking on IBI. Since Tony will be putting in a ton of work ranking the prospects for 2014 soon enough, Jim Pete and Jim Piascik both ranked their top prospects and then merged their lists into one. Part one of that list is after the jump, as well as the two Jims' e-mail chain as they justified their rankings to each other.
July 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains lose road finale to Timber Rattlers, 6-2
The Captains fell to the Timber Rattlers 6-2 on Monday. The Captains were 1-5 on their road trip to Wisconsin. They are now 13-11 on the second half of the season.
July 15, 2013   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: The Price is right in Columbus
There are all sorts of goodies in this week’s Minor Happenings report. Tony takes a look at the strides that Triple-A Columbus right-handed reliever Bryan Price has made and if he is on the major league radar, he puts versatile Low-A Lake County infielder Erik Gonzalez under the prospect microscope, he provides a ton of comments from the front office on players up and down the Single-A Mahoning Valley roster, and provides insight and information on the likes of Cord Phelps, Trey Haley, Cody Anderson, LeVon Washington, Matt LaPorta and more!
July 14, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains snap four game skid, win 4-3
After four straight losses, the Captains grabbed a 4-3 victory over the Timber Rattlers on Sunday afternoon. With the , it brought Lake County to a 13-10 record for the second half of the season and it's also their first win on their six game road trip throughout Wisconsin.
July 14, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains drop game in walkoff fashion, 6-4
The Captains fell to the Timber Rattlers on Saturday night, 6-4. The game went into extra innings until the 4-4 tie was finally broken up by Wisconsin for the walkoff win.
July 13, 2013   (0 comments)
Snappers sweep Captains, 7-6
The Beloit Snappers (15-6, 58-33) scored two runs in the last two innings to walk-off and sweep the Lake County Captains (12-9, 35-53) by a final score of 7-6 on Friday night. The Captains’ bullpen faltered for the third straight night as the Snappers walked-off twice in the series.
July 12, 2013   (3 comments)
Around The Farm: July 11, 2013
Early in the afternoon, former ATF darling and highly regarded prospect Danny Salazar led the big league club to victory. A success story like Salazar shows exactly why following these prospects is fun: you are getting a glimpse at the major league contributors of tomorrow. A few players were doing their best Salazar impersonations Thursday, including a first baseman at Columbus trying to jumpstart his season and an outfielder rehabbing in Arizona trying to get back. For all this and more, join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around The Farm.

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