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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 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains give up 15 hits, lose to Bowling Green, 10-2
The Bowling Green Hot Rods kept on adding to their lead as they topped the Lake County Captains, 10-2. The Captains gave up 15 total hits in the game, including 12 off of starter Luis Lugo, who took the loss. James Stokes and Ben Heller pitched a scoreless inning each to end the game on a high note for Lake County.
June 30, 2014   (2 comments)
Brantley is carrying on the family legacy on the mound
Baseball bloodlines have become an integral part of the game. The Alomars, the Ripkens, the Molinas. The Niekro knuckleball danced its way through generations. Ken Griffey Jr. once played alongside his father, solidifying one of baseball’s greatest father-son moments. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger talks about Michael Brantley's cousin Justin who is making his way through the Indians minor league system as a pitcher.
Baseball seems to be a genetic trait, and the Brantley family is no different.
June 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains demolish Dayton Dragons, 13-2
Nellie Rodriguez blasted a three-run homerun in the top of the sixth inning, to cap a six run outburst as the Captains went on to beat the Dragons 13-2 on Monday. Rodriguez now has 10 homeruns on the season and 35 RBI. The Captains have won four straight series.
June 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains fall to Dragons in pitcher's duel, 3-2
The Dayton Dragons (3-7, 39-39) broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly by centerfielder Gabriel Rosa to take Sunday’s game by a score of 3-2 over the Lake County Captains (7-3, 34-46). The last two games of the series have been won in the ninth inning by a sacrifice fly.
June 29, 2014   (1 comments)
The WAR Room: McAllister dominating in Columbus
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers, including how well Zach McAllister is pitching in Columbus and what it means. Also inside today's edition of The WAR Room is a look at three Akron relievers who are making some real noise, a breakdown of the disconnect between a few Mudcats starters' ERA and FIP, and much more. Join Jim Piascik as he takes you into The WAR Room.
June 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Fink, Captains rally in ninth to beat Dragons, 3-2
The Lake County Captains (7-2) scored a run in the top of the ninth inning to defeat the Dayton Dragons (2-7) by the final score of 3-2 Saturday evening. The win allowed the Captains to maintain their one-game lead over the Lansing Lugnuts for first place in the Midwest League Eastern Division.
June 28, 2014   (1 comments)
Captains trounce Dragons with impressive 11-2 win
The Lake County Captains (6-2) got a lot of offense and took advantage of great pitching to defeat the Dayton Dragons (2-6) by the final score of 11-2 Friday evening. Similar to many of the previous games on the current road trip, the Captains managed to score first in this contest.
June 27, 2014   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: Rodriguez finding confidence in approach
In today’s edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the resurgence of High-A Carolina outfielder Luis Rodriguez and what has helped him turn his season around. He also talks about Double-A Akron right-handed pitcher Joseph Colon’s improvements and rise in ranks, provides lots of quotes from Low-A Lake County pitching coach Rigo Beltran on several of his pitchers, plus provides insight and news on players such as Francisco Lindor, Yandy Diaz, Ben Heller and more.
June 27, 2014   (16 comments)
Around the Farm: June 26, 2014
It is easy to get caught up in recent events and become prisoners of the moment. Really, it just seems like human nature to overvalue the most recent thing to happen. Each year, it happens to a certain number of players: those with hot Aprils seem to have figured something out and those with cold ones seem to have taken a step back. By and large, however, these early season performances go back to normal, which is exactly what is happening with Ronny Rodriguez. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Rodriguez's season, Bobby Bradley's debut to date, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains lose to Bowling Green Hot Rods, 9-3
The Lake County Captains posted a three-run third, but couldn't score before or after on their way to a 9-3 loss against Bowling Green. BG posted its nine runs on 11 hits, including a five-run sixth inning. Luis Lugo took the loss for Lake County while Nellie Rodriguez paced the Captains' offense with all three RBIs.
June 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Seven Down: Indians prospects who have hurt their stock
Earlier this week we posted the seven Indians prospects who have improved their stock the most, but just like there are two sides to every coin and a yin to a yang, that means there have been some prospects who have hurt their prospect value this season. The IBI's Tony Lastoria looks at those seven players who have struggled and uses insight and information gained from Indians personnel, scouts and his own observations to explain their struggles and what they need to do to get back on track.
June 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains Notebook: Heller showing dominant form in pen
The Lake County Captains (32-44) crafted a successful week, giving them a solid start to the season’s second half. Posting a 5-1 record, the team holds the best second-half record in the Midwest League and seems to have found some new life after an underwhelming first half. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the week that was for the Captains...
June 26, 2014   (13 comments)
Around the Farm: June 25, 2014
One bounce of the ball can be all it takes to change everything. Top prospect Francisco Lindor experienced this firsthand Wednesday as a routine double play grounder took a bad hop, bouncing up and hitting him in the face. Lindor seems to have avoided being struck in the eye, a potentially positive development, though he is still getting checked out. Join Jim Piascik as takes you Around the Farm, reporting from Canal Park and bringing you the rest of the action on a busy night in the system.
June 25, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains sweep doubleheader behind 7 homers
After Tuesday's game was postponed, the Lake County Captains took on Bowling Green in a doubleheader Wednesday, and came away with a pair of 7-2 victories. In game one the Captains totaled 10 hits, but in game two they managed their seven runs on just six hits. Dace Kime and Justin Brantley were credited with the wins as Lake County totaled seven home runs on the day.
June 24, 2014   (7 comments)
Seven Up: Indians prospects who have improved their stock
As we are at the unofficial halfway point of the minor league season with the Single-A second half underway, short season ball having started and the Double-A and Triple-A All Star games looming, now is a good time to focus in on the Indians prospects who have really improved their stock to the industry not just with their performance but more importantly their development this season. The IBI's Tony Lastoria has talked to lots of Indians personnel and scouts from other teams and in those conversations came up with seven players who have really jumped up in value this season.
June 22, 2014   (0 comments)
Haase, Captains knock off Silver Hawks, 6-3
The Lake County Captains (3-1) defeated the South Bend Silver Hawks (1-3) by the final score of 6-3 Sunday afternoon. The victory gave the Captains the series win over the Silver Hawks.
June 22, 2014   (1 comments)
The WAR Room: Aguilar, Ramirez stay hot in Columbus
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the pitchers last week, today we focus on the hitters, in particular Jesus Aguilar and Jose Ramirez pushing to make it back to the majors. Though limited roster spots in Cleveland (and injury in the case of Ramirez) may keep the pair in Triple-A, neither is being held back by their performance. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down the hitters throughout the system and takes you into The WAR Room.
June 22, 2014   (7 comments)
Around The Farm:  June 21, 2014
When it comes to prospects, sometimes the divide between one who makes it and one who does not just comes down to health. Roberto Perez and LeVon Washington are both examples of this, as they are both in the midst of big years after injury-riddled 2013 seasons. Now that both are healthy, Perez and Washington are raking, as they did Saturday. Join Arthur Kinney as he writes about Perez and his future, Washington and his potential rise, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 22, 2014   (0 comments)
Rodriguez, Captains walk-off winners in extras
Nellie Rodriguez singled home Ivan Castillo in the bottom of the 11th inning and the Captains beat South Bend 5-4. The Captains won a total of 20 games at Classic Park. Of the 20 wins, eight have come via the walk-off. Lake County will go for the series win on Sunday.
June 20, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains struggle against Silver Hawks, lose 8-1
The Lake County Captains (28-44) were defeated by the South Bend Silver Hawks (41-30) Friday evening by the score of 8-1. The Captains were unable to muster any offense against Silver Hawk starter John Omahen (2-2, 4.30) throughout the night.

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