The Lake County Captains (5-13) engaged in a late inning slugfest with the Kane County Cougars (9-9) and defeated the Cougars 11-8 on Monday afternoon. Captains’ starter Will Roberts and Cougars’ starter Kellen Moen continued the pitcher’s duel from Sunday with two and a half perfect innings to start the ballgame. Kane County capitalized on some fielding mistakes to take an early lead in the third.
In this season's first "Three Up, Three Down" report - a new premium feature on the IPI, Tony takes a look at some of the notable good and bad performances from the past week in the Indians' minor league system. He breaks down the performance of six players: Cody Anderson, Kyle Bellows, Cole Cook, Cord Phelps, Bryce Stowell, and Tony Wolters.
GENEVA, IL- The Lake County Captains (4-13) opened a three game series at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark and fell victim to a 1-0 loss to the Kane County Cougars (9-8) on Sunday. The Captains started left-hander Elvis Araujo to face the Cougars. He allowed a single in the first inning to second baseman Daniel Mateo but was able to get an inning ending double play off the bat of third baseman Michael Antonio.
The Captains’ bullpen struggles continued on Saturday night as the Captains (4-12) dropped the rubber match 8-5 to the LumberKings (5-11). The LumberKings started the game with two runs in the first inning off of Captains starter Felix Sterling. Centerfielder Jamal Austin led off the game with a single and then stole second. Designated hitter Jabari Blash took a one out walk and then first baseman Ramon Morla singled to load the bases.
After suffering through a 10-game losing streak, the Lake County Captains finally set sail with a 7-0 win over the Clinton LumberJacks on Friday. All systems were go for the Captains as they were anchored by another quality start, while the offense caught fire and the bullpen found its niche.
After dropping nine straight games, seven of which were at home, the Lake County Captains looked to change their luck as they hit the road to take on the Clinton LumberKings on Thursday night. The change in venue did not help as the Captains lost their tenth straight game, falling to Clinton by a score of 2-1. Starting for Lake County was Joe Colon, who had a rough outing in his previous start on Saturday when he surrendered six runs in 2.2 innings of work. This time around Colon was locked in as he provided the Captains with a stellar start allowing one run in six innings.
It's time for another edition of the Happenings in the Cleveland Indians farm system. Today Tony talks about the hot hitting Jared Goedert and what he needs to do get a big league opportunity, has lots of quotes from Ross Atkins on the Low-A Lake County roster, gives an update on the health of LeVon Washington and others, and discusses lots of other players like House, Barnes, Diaz, Chisenhall, Tice, Sterling, Stowell and more!
The Captains are taking on water fast and sinking quickly during a current 9-game losing streak. The offense and pitching are in a funk where on the recent homestand they allowed 57 runs and scored only 23 runs in 7 games. Lianna Holub sorts it all out in her weekly review of the Lake County Captains.
The West Michigan Whitecaps defeated the Lake County Captains 8-5 on Wednesday afternoon in Eastlake. The big inning was the ninth inning. The Whitecaps scored four runs in the ninth. The big hit in the inning was a one out double by Brandon Loy that gave West Michigan the lead 6-5. The Whitecaps tacked on two more and took the game 8-5. During the seven game home stand (all losses by the Captains) Lake County gave up twenty runs in the final frame.
A new feature to (finally) debut on the IPI today, "The Radar Report". This is a self-explanatory report that will provide low, high, and average fastball velocities on a weekly basis for several prospects in the Indians' system. This week's report has radar information on close to two dozen players.
EASTLAKE - The Lake County Captains are sinking as they dropped their eighth straight game in a 5-2 loss against the West Michigan Whitecaps on Tuesday night.
Starting for the Captains was Elvis Araujo, a left-hander who spent last season with Mahoning Valley. Araujo made it through the first inning, despite a throwing error from shortstop Francisco Lindor that allowed the lead-off runner to...
Minor Happenings is now a bi-weekly feature on the IPI, and today we post the first early week edition of this popular site staple. Tony gives the 411 on fast-rising prospect RHP Cody Allen, provides lots of comments from Assistant Farm Director Carter Hawkins, has injury updates on close to a dozen players, and lots more!
The Lake County Captains lost their seventh consecutive ballgame with a 7-2 loss to the Bowling Green Hot Rods on Monday night in front of 1,212 fans at Classic Park. West Michigan scored two runs off of Captains starter Felix Sterling in the first inning. Shortstop Eugenio Suarez coaxed a one out walk and then designated hitter Dean Green hit a two run home run to deep center field, his third of the season.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods sent 16 men to the plate in the top half of the ninth inning and scored 11 runs en route to the 22-12 victory over the Captains on Sunday afternoon in Eastlake. Before the big inning, the score was 11-10 BG heading to the ninth. In the first inning, The Captains took the early lead. Luigi Rodriguez started the rally with a slap single to center. Rodriguez stole second base. Alex Monsalve was hit by the pich. Rodriguez stole third and Monsalve stole advanced to second on a wild pitch.
The Lake County Captains fell behind early against the Bowling Green Hot Rods and lost their fifth game in a row with an 8-4 loss at Classic Park in front of 2,172 fans. The Captains drew first blood off of left-handed starter Ryan Carpenter. Centerfielder Luigi Rodriguez led off the inning with a double to left field and then shortstop Francisco Lindor scored Rodriguez with an RBI single to right field.
The Lake County Captains hosted the Bowling Green Hot Rods for the second game of their opening home stand on Friday evening, which resulted in a 2-1 loss. Starting for the Captains was Will Roberts, a right-hander out of the University of West Virginia. Roberts put together a solid six-inning start for a win in his last outing and despite the loss on Friday night he assembled another solid showing.
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