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

August 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains lose to Bowling Gree in 11 innings
The Lake County Captains (28-27, 55-70) went 2-11 with runners in scoring position and they left 12 men on base in a 4-3 loss to the Bowling Green Hot Rods (26-30, 58-67) in 11innings on Monday night. The Hot Rods won the series opener on a bases-loaded wild pitch in the 11th. In the game, both teams combined to leave 25 men on base.
August 18, 2014   (7 comments)
IBI Hot List: Chang, Brown leading late season surge
It’s been awhile since we last posted a Hot List. The IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at all of the good and some not so good performances in the Indians minor league system so far in August and provides insight and information into players such as Yu-Cheng Chang, Mitch Brown, Bobby Bradley, Anthony Gallas, Bobby Ison, Greg Allen, Giovanny Urshela and much more...
August 17, 2014   (0 comments)
Brown dominates in Captains 4-1 win
Mitch Brown dominated over six shutout innings and the Captains went on to win the game by a final of 4-1. Brown (6-8) won his fourth game in five starts and allowed just two hits, two walks and he struck out five. The Captains have now won four straight series.
August 17, 2014   (0 comments)
The WAR Room: Ramsey surging 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, including James Ramsey's red-hot debut in Columbus. Join Jim Piascik as he brings you an abbreviated version of The WAR Room, with all of the advanced stats of Cleveland's minor leaguers you could want.
August 17, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains smack 15 hits and win 10-5
Mike Papi blasted a three run home run over the wall in right field wall as the Captains went on to beat Fort Wayne 10-5. Papi’s homer capped a four run top of the third inning. The Captains hit three home runs on the night. Lake County and Fort Wayne will play a rubber game on Sunday.
August 16, 2014   (0 comments)
TinCaps late rally sinks Captains, 5-4
Fernando Perez lined a double to the gap in left field and Ronnie Richardson scored from first base as the TinCaps beat the Captains 5-4 on Friday Night. The double occurred in the eighth inning and was Perez’s 14th RBI against the Captains this season.
August 15, 2014   (16 comments)
Around the Farm: August 14, 2014
It is amazing how quickly things can change in baseball. In the immediate aftermath of the trade deadline, it was Zach Walters destroying opposing pitching while James Ramsey struggled. Well, another week made a huge difference, as now Ramsey is destroying opposing pitching too, just like he did Thursday night. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Ramsey's debut to date, Anderson Polanco's encouraging results in Lake County, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains knock off Dayton Dragons, 4-3
The Lake County Captains used a two-run seventh inning to beat the Dayton Dragons, 4-3, in come-from-behind fashion. Lake County benefited from eight hits by seven different players while the pitching staff held the Dragons to four base knocks. After a Justin Brantley blown save, Wander Beras picked up the win and Trevor Frank finished his 13th save of the season.
August 14, 2014   (6 comments)
Minor Happenings: Castillo's big week has people taking notice
In this week’s second edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the suddenly hot performance from little known shortstop prospect Ivan Castillo. He breaks him down as a prospect, explains his value, where he needs work and what his future holds. He also provides comments from Ross Atkins on new pickups Zach Walters and James Ramsey plus what the Indians are working on with Zach McAllister in Triple-A. He also provides all the details on the playoff races for all six stateside affiliates, insight and info on players like Joe Wendle, Jerrud Sabourin and Cameron Hill, and much more.
August 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains Notebook: Haase, Brantley continue to lead team
The Lake County Captains picked up five straight wins this week as the team's offense has suddenly come to life. They remain 6 1/2 games back in the second half playoff race, though the first place West Michigan Whitecaps have already clinched a spot. Sitting just 2 1/2 games behind the second place South Bend Silver Hawks, the Captains are still playing meaningful baseball.
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.

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