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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

August 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains finish suspended game with win, lose rematch
The Captains won the suspended game from Tuesday Night by a final of 9-8, but lost the regularly scheduled ballgame 6-0. The Captains won on a walk-off error in the early game, the 11thwalk-off of the season for the Captains. Dayton’s Amir Garrett pitched a gem in the late game shutting out the Captains on just three hits. The Captains are at the .500 mark at 25-25 in the second half.
August 12, 2014   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Pannone showing growth in return to AZL
In this week's first installment of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the development that lefty Thomas Pannone is making out in Arizona. There is a lot to like about him and Tony runs down his stuff, what he is working on and where he is making strides. Tony also provide lots of comments from the front office on players at Double-A Akron and High-A Carolina such as Elvis Araujo, Yandy Diaz, Ryan Merritt, Ben Heller and others, and provide lots of insight into the development of Justin Brantley, the plans for Nick Maronde and much more.
August 10, 2014   (0 comments)
Castillo's 2 HR power Captains past Tigers, 12-6
Ivan Castillo had four hits, two home runs, scored three runs and knocked in three as the Captains beat the TinCaps 12-6 on Sunday. Castillo’s second homer capped a three run top of the ninth inning. The Captains won three of the four contests played against Fort Wayne this weekend.
August 10, 2014   (6 comments)
The WAR Room: Bidding farewell to Vinnie Pestano
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 a look at what the Angels are getting in Vinnie Pestano. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Pestano's encouraging minor league performance and the rest of the stats from around the organization as he takes you into The WAR Room.
August 10, 2014   (7 comments)
Around the Farm: August 9, 2014
The story really has not changed much for Moncrief this season, as after a rough first two months from an overall performance standpoint, the 25-year-old has started getting better results without fixing his plate discipline. That still remains true, as evidenced by Moncrief's performance Saturday night. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Moncrief's season and the action throughout the minor league system as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Stock, Captains rally to topple Tincaps, 5-2
Catcher Richard Stock and second baseman Claudio Bautista went deep in the ninth inning to give the Lake County Captains (23-24, 50-67) some insurance runs as they led 3-2 after eight innings. The Captains defeated the Fort Wayne Tincaps (22-26, 52-65) 5-2 on Saturday night.
August 9, 2014   (5 comments)
Around the Farm: August 8, 2014
Cody Anderson put together a pretty good comeback performance Friday night, returning to the mound and putting up four perfect innings. Up in Columbus, Giovanny Urshela was not on the comeback trail, but he was continuing to put up big stats in his breakout season. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps Anderson and Urshela's nights and the rest of the action in the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains rush out to early lead in 8-5 win over Tincaps
One night after scoring eleven runs and losing a large lead late, the Lake County Captains (22-24, 49-67) jumped to an early lead and squashed a seventh inning rally by the Fort Wayne Tincaps (22-25, 52-64) on Friday night. The Captains took the game by a final score of 8-5.
August 8, 2014   (5 comments)
Minor Happenings: Bradley is looking like something "special"
In this week’s Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the surging Bobby Bradley out in Arizona and talks about how “special” he looks and why the Indians are excited about him. He also looks into the strong season to date from lefty Sean Brady, the suddenly red hot Francisco Miguel in Arizona, the quality season Duke von Schamann has put forth, provides tons of comments from the front office on players at Double-A Akron like Will Roberts, Jordan Smith, Anthony Gallas, Shawn Armstrong, Joe Colon and more!
August 8, 2014   (9 comments)
Around the Farm: August 7, 2014
James Ramsey did not get off to the best start in his Cleveland career, but he did his best to erase those first five games Thursday night. Meanwhile, farther south, Logan Vick continued his Carolina renaissance as he keeps benefiting from some good fortune after some wretched BABIP luck earlier in the season. Finally, even farther south and out to the west, Sicnarf Loopstok did his best to force a season's worth of performance into two games. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps all this and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Bullpen gives up 9 as Captains lose to Fort Wayne in extras
The Lake County Captains totaled 19 hits, but still lost to the Fort Wayne TinCaps in the bottom of the 10th after giving up four runs in each of the seventh and eighth innings. The top two Lake County hitters, Ivan Castillo and Clint Frazier, each had four hits and two RBIs in the loss. The Captains' bullpen combined to give up eight hits and nine runs in just 3.1 innings of relief.
August 7, 2014   (1 comments)
Captains Notebook: Brown, Frank lead the pitching staff
The Lake County Captains' offense appeared to go missing last week. Luckily, the team received a few solid pitching performances, particularly from Mitch Brown - though the team posted a 3-4 record for the week. The final full month of the season has arrived, but the Captains are slipping from contention for a second-half playoff spot. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger provides the week in review for the Captains....
August 7, 2014   (13 comments)
Around the Farm: August 6, 2014
No matter how many times it is said, patience is really the name of the game when it comes to prospects. Even when it comes to a second round pick like Mitch Brown, jumping ship after fewer than two full professional seasons makes no sense. Brown may not be a finished product, but most prospects are not; otherwise they would be in the major leagues. Prospects in Brown's position are looking for growth and he has definitely shown that this year. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps Brown's dominant outing, LeVon Washington's offensive outburst, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 6, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains blank West Michigan Whitecaps, 5-0
The Lake County Captains scattered three runs across the first seven innings as they beat the West Michigan Whitecaps, 3-0. Both teams totaled seven hits, but Lake County made them count, led by Ivan Castillo who totaled three hits, including one double, and two runs scored. Mitch Brown got the win while Robbie Aviles recorded a hold and Trevor Frank tallied his 11th save.
August 5, 2014   (0 comments)
Rodriguez’s Late Homer Pushes Captains Past Whitecaps
Nellie Rodriguez scorched his 19th home run of the season in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Captains went on to beat West Michigan 3-2. The homer, a solo shot from Rodriguez, was deposited into the bleachers in left field. The win snapped a three game losing streak for Lake County.
August 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Comeback falls short as Lake County Captains lose to Whitecaps
The Lake County Captains scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull within one, but were unable to tie the game in the ninth as they lost to the West Michigan Whitecaps, 5-4. The Captains' comeback try was field by RBIs from four different players, as well as two doubles from Eric Haase, but it wasn't enough to get one last run. Dace Kime took the loss after giving up four runs.
August 3, 2014   (0 comments)
The WAR Room: Lindor, Gonzalez adjusting well to new levels
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, Jim Piascik focuses on the success Francisco Lindor and Erik Gonzalez have found since their respective promotions to Columbus and Akron. Join Jim as he goes in-depth on the advanced stats for Cleveland's minor leaguers and takes you into The WAR Room.
August 3, 2014   (5 comments)
Around The Farm: August 2, 2014
Not every night in the Cleveland organization can be filled with eye-catching performances, as sometimes each team has a collective down night. That was the case Saturday, but while any insane two-homer or nine-inning shutout outings were absent, there were still some interesting performances to behold. Join Arthur Kinney as he recaps those performances, including Zach Walters highlighting Around the Farm for the second straight night, and takes you Around the Farm.
August 1, 2014   (0 comments)
Brown, Captains crush Hot Rods, 8-1
On a night that focused on the movie “Major League” and the prime giveaway was a Jobu bobble head, the Lake County Captains (19-20, 46-63) bats were alive as they defeated the Bowling Green Hot Rods (16-24, 48-61) 8-1 on Friday night in front of 9,069 fans at Classic Park.
August 1, 2014   (18 comments)
Around the Farm: July 31, 2014
The trade deadline has come and gone with Cleveland adding to two interesting prospects to their farm system. James Ramsey and Zach Walters will make their organizational debuts in the coming days, but on Thursday, the stage was set for two players on the opposite ends of the prospect spectrum; one at the beginning and one near the end. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Bobby Bradley's season in the Arizona League, Adam Miller's shutdown outing in Akron, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.

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