May 9, 2014 (9 comments)
In this week's week-ending edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about the waiting game for Jesus Aguilar’s arrival in Cleveland and what the Indians are waiting for, provides lots of front office comments on some players at Double-A Akron, provides injury updates on several players including LeVon Washington and Bryan Price, and provides lots of insight and information on prospects such as Bryson Myles, Joe Wendle, Anthony Gallas, Dorssys Paulino and others!
May 9, 2014 (31 comments)
Some nights, nothing of note happens on the Cleveland sports scene. Others go absolutely crazy (and I'm not just talking about the glorious arrival of Johnny Manziel). The big league team got a win Thursday, but the minor leagues were filled with great performances as well. Adam Plutko put together the best outing of his career, Francisco Lindor hit a huge grand slam, Trevor Bauer continued dealing, and that is just the beginning. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps it all and takes you Around the Farm.
May 9, 2014 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains (10-24) broke their four-game losing streak with a dominant pitching performance and a couple of long balls on Thursday evening at Classic Park. The Captains took game one of the series with the Bowling Green Hot Rods (15-18) 5-1, snapping the Hot Rods’ six-game winning streak.
May 8, 2014 (2 comments)
The Lake County Captains had an interesting week that consisted of an 18-inning game, position players pitching and the departure of Dorssys Paulino. Now 9-24, the team remains in the basement of the Midwest League. One player who isn't struggling is shortstop Paul Hendrix, who will look for more playing time with Paulino gone. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently spoke with Hendrix and recaps the Captains' previous week.
May 8, 2014 (20 comments)
Following a down season at the plate in 2013, it seemed like Roberto Perez was hitting the wall. But the new season brought Perez health and a reinvigorated performance as the catcher is enjoying the best offensive season of his professional career. Join Jim Piascik as he analyzes Perez, the continued emergence of Jordan Milbrath, and the rest of the action Wednesday night in the minor leagues as he takes you Around the Farm.
May 7, 2014 (0 comments)
After going up 1-0 in the top of the first inning, the Lake County Captains lost to the West Michigan Whitecaps, 4-1, Wednesday. Lake County was led by catcher Eric Haase, who went 2 for 4, but his run was the only score the Captains could muster. Jordan Milbrath took the loss, despite not giving up a single earned run. He pitched six innings and gave up five hits and three unearned runs to go with three strikeouts and two walked batters.
May 7, 2014 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains (9-23) could not hold on to a 1-0 early lead as the West Michigan Whitecaps (19-13) scored three unanswered runs to take the middle game of the series 3-1 on Tuesday night.
May 6, 2014 (11 comments)
In this week’s first edition of Minor Happenings which focuses on the pitching in the Indians organization, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the hot start by Robbie Aviles and why he has had more success this season. He also breaks down Trevor Bauer’s outstanding start to his season and the work he put in over the offseason to get where he is today, provides lots of comments and quotes from the front office on some key prospects at Triple-A Columbus, and provides insight and updates on players such as Austin Adams, Will Roberts, Cole Sulser, Kenny Mathews, T.J. House and more.
May 5, 2014 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains scored twice in the third inning to even the score before embarking on a wild ride Monday night. Neither team scored between the fourth and 16th innings, before both added a run in the 17th. Lake County was held scoreless in the top of the 18th before West Michigan finished it off. Outfielder Cody Ferrell got the loss and outfielder Brian Ruiz got a blown save as the Captains emptied the bull pen, and the dugout.
May 5, 2014 (3 comments)
It is Monday, which means it is time to recap all of the hot and cold performances in the Indians minor league system over the past week. The Hot List showcases the Top 15 performances from the previous seven days as well as the Bottom 5 performances over the past seven days, and includes insight, information and more on each player listed. Today’s listing includes 20 players and over 2500 words on players such as Francisco Lindor, Paul Hendrix, Anthony Santander, Kenny Mathews, Duke von Schamann, D.J. Brown and more.
May 5, 2014 (0 comments)
The Dayton Dragons made a comeback in the middle innings to take the final game of the three-game series against the Lake County Captains. Lake County (9-21) won two out of three after falling in the finale 6-4 on Sunday afternoon. The series win against Dayton (17-12) was the first since the opening weekend against Lansing, one month ago.
May 4, 2014 (1 comments)
For one final time, The WAR Room will bring you the advanced statistics from the 2013 season. Starting next week, we will begin evaluating the 2014 stats, as at that point the number of games played will be enough to yield useful stats. Join Jim Piascik as he looks back one more time on 2013 and brings you the advanced statistics for the Carolina Mudcat and Lake County Captain hitters.
May 3, 2014 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains defeated the Dayton Dragons 8-6 on Saturday despite having to face Cincinnati Reds’ fireballer Aroldis Chapman in a rehab start.
May 2, 2014 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains (8-20) got their first taste of a walk-off celebration as they came back in the bottom of the tenth inning with three runs to take game one of the series 9-8 on Friday night against the Dayton Dragons (17-10).
May 2, 2014 (20 comments)
Some nights you just have it. Thursday was certainly one of those nights for Josh Tomlin, as the right-hander was simply dealing. Tomlin had it all as he continues to make his case for a promotion to Cleveland. Clint Frazier also turned some heads, and though he is not making a case for a promotion to Cleveland, the center fielder had an important first Thursday. Join Jim Piascik as he writes about Tomlin, Frazier, and the rest of the action in the minor leagues as he takes you Around the Farm.
May 2, 2014 (1 comments)
West Michigan scored a run in the top of the tenth inning to beat Lake County 3-2. In the tenth, Wynton Bernard doubled to begin the inning. A sacrifice bunt put runners on the corners and a fielder’s choice scored Bernard from third base. The Whitecaps won three out of four from Lake County. The Captains have lost three straight ballgames.
May 1, 2014 (7 comments)
In today’s Minor Happenings the IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about the incredible strides that right-handed pitcher Jordan Milbrath has made in the organization since being drafted a little over 10 months ago. Tony also talks about catcher Roberto Perez’s improvement, provides some comments from the front office on several of the Indians higher profile pitchers, and provides lots of insight and information on the development so far this season for players like Carlos Moncrief, Joseph Colon, Shawn Morimando, Adam Plutko and others.
May 1, 2014 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains may not be winning, but the past week had some undeniable high points. The team posted a 2-5 record and is 7-19 overall, ranking them dead last in the Midwest League. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger discusses some highlights from the Captains' previous week.
May 1, 2014 (8 comments)
With Columbus and Carolina off for the day and rain knocking out the RubberDucks' game, the Lake County Captains were the only Cleveland affiliate in action Wednesday night. With one team going, Jim Piascik used this opportunity to break down each Captains player's night, including Robbie Aviles continuing his walk-less streak, Eric Haase flashing more power, and much more. Join Jim as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 30, 2014 (0 comments)
Wynton Bernard tripled and scored in the bottom of the seventh inning and the West Michigan Whitecaps beat the Lake County Captains 4-1. Lake County has lost back-to-back games after winning the opener in the four game set. West Michigan (14-12) scored in the bottom of the second inning. Ben Verlander singled, and then Harold Castro doubled Verlander to third. Both runners touched home plate on the RBI double from Bennent Pickar and the score was 2-0 Whitecaps.