On-Deck with the Captains: 7/12/12 - 7/18/12
By Lianna Holub
July 19, 2012
Record (Overall in parenthesis): 5-1 (45-49)
Game Schedule & Results:
Thursday, July 12th – Wisconsin @ Lake County (L: Tejeda)
Friday, July 13th - Wisconsin @ Lake County (W: Petter)
Saturday, July 14th – Beloit @ Lake County (W: Colon)
Sunday, July 15th – Beloit @ Lake County ((W: Araujo, S: Sterling)
Monday, July 16th – Beloit @ Lake County (W: Tejeda)
Tuesday, July 17th - Off
Wednesday, July 18th – Lake County @ Quad Cities (W: Morimando)
7/14 – Nick Bartolone released from Indians organization
7/14 – Louis Head assigned to Lake County from Mahoning Valley
7/14 – Patric Tolentino placed on the 7-Day DL
7/15 – Jordan Casas activated from the 7-Day DL
7/17 – Jordan Casas released from the Indians organization
7/17 – Rob Nixon assigned to Carolina Mudcats
7/17 – Marcus Bradley assigned to Lake County from Mahoning Valley
7/18 – Jeff Johnson activated from the 7-Day DL
News on Offense:
Outfielder Jordan Smith is this week’s recipient of the Indians Minor League Player off the Week award. Jordan is the first player this season to win the award twice (his first win was from May 28th – June 3rd). Smith batted .571 with a home run and eight RBI. He recorded the eight RBI within a three game span. Jordan is currently second in the Midwest League with a .322 batting average.
After an atrocious week at the dish last week, shortstop Francisco Lindor broke out of his funk by hitting .333 with three doubles, a home run, and eight walks. He is hitting .266 for the year with five home runs, 29 RBI and a very good strikeout-to-walk ratio (49 K’s to 42 BB).
Hitter of the Week: Jordan Smith
No surprise here. Smith batted .538 this week, scored five runs, and had 11 RBI. He was also named the Indians Minor League Player of the Week (read above).
Weekly Batting Stats:
News on Pitching:
Closer Jeff Johnson returned to action on Wednesday evening after a brief stint on the disabled list. Johnson pitched one scoreless inning versus Quad Cities. He struck out two and walked one.
Felix Sterling recorded his first career save on Sunday night versus Beloit. Since the All-Star break concluded, Sterling has been used exclusively out of the Captains bullpen.
Pitcher of the Week: Shawn Morimando
It seems if it’s not Joe Colon winning the award, Shawn Morimando wins. Morimando went 1-0 this week. He threw 11 innings (two starts) and gave up three runs (two earned runs). Morimando is 4-2 on the season with a 3.55 ERA in 65 innings pitched.
Weekly Pitching Stats:
Thursday, July 19th – Lake County @ Quad Cities
Friday, July 20th - Lake County @ Cedar Rapids
Saturday, July 21st – Lake County @ Cedar Rapids
Sunday, July 22nd – Lake County @ Cedar Rapids
Monday, July 23rd – Lake County @ Cedar Rapids
Tuesday, July 24th - Off
Wednesday, July 25th – West Michigan @ Lake County
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