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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 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.
July 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains' rally falls short in loss to West Michigan
The Lake County Captains rallied with three runs in the ninth, but came up just short as they lost, 5-4, to the West Michigan Whitecaps. Torsten Boss lead the charge with three RBIs, but the Lake County offense couldn't do quite enough to complete the comeback try. Luis Lugo took the loss despite two innings of scoreless relief from Robbie Aviles.
July 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains Notebook: Kime's streaky season continues
The inclement weather doused the Captains week, but the team managed to pick up a trio of wins. It dropped two to the Wiscosin Timber Rattlers and one to the West Michigan Whitecaps, but managed to split with the Beloit Snappers as one game was cancelled due to rain. The Captains now sit 6.5 games back in the second half standings with a 45-62 overall record, the third worst in the Midwest League. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger shares her weekly notebook...
July 31, 2014   (13 comments)
Around the Farm: July 30, 2014
Duke von Schamann went seven scoreless innings for the RubberDucks. Jesus Aguilar combined a homer, a double, and two walks for the Clippers. Jerrud Sabourin did the same for the Mudcats. But despite a night chock full of elite performances, none topped Tyler Cloyd's no-hitter in Columbus. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps the very busy night in the organization and takes you Around the Farm.
July 31, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains stop West Michigan comeback try in 3-2 win
The Lake County Captains took a 3-1 lead into the seventh inning where the West Michigan Whitecaps moved within one, but the Captains' pitched stood strong to pull out the win. Dace Kime took the victory with six innings, five hits and just one run while striking out five West Michigan batters. James Stokes picked up a hold and Justin Brantley recorded the save.
July 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains lose to Whitecaps, 7-2
Javier Betancourt laced a double to left field that plated two which capped a four run fourth inning and the Whitecaps beat the Captains 7-2 on Tuesday. In the bottom of the fourth, West Michigan sent eight hitters to the plated and scored five times to take a 5-2 lead. The Whitecaps used five hits and a hit batter in the inning to score the five runs.
July 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains split doubleheader with Beloit Snappers
The Lake County Captains split a double header with the Beloit Snappers, aided by a furious comeback in game one. The Captains were down, 4-1, going into the bottom of the sixth inning in a seven-inning game when they scored four runs. Beloit answered with a four spot of its own before the Captains added another four runs in the final frame to take the win. Beloit won the second game 6-3.
July 27, 2014   (1 comments)
The WAR Room: Brown coming around in Lake County
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 Mitch Brown. Brown is finding some strong success in Lake County this year, a very positive step for the 2012 second round pick's development. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Brown's season to date and the rest of the pitchers in the system as he takes you into The WAR Room.
July 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains snap eight-game skid with 2-1 win
Trevor Frank pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his tenth save of the season and the Captains beat Wisconsin 2-1 on Friday night. In the ninth, Frank allowed two hits and had runners at the corners with one out but struck out the final two hitters to preserve the win. In all, Frank struck out three, or the side in his one inning. With the win the Captains snapped their eight game losing streak.

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