Game Recap 4/28: Good Cook-ing Leads To Captains Win
The Lake County Captains improved to 15-5 on the year with a 4-1 win on Wednesday behind the young, right arm of Clayton Cook.
Cook put forth his best outing of the season to date going six shutout innings and allowed just three hits, two walks and struck out two batters. He was credited with the win, his first for the Captains, and he is now 1-2 with a 3.79 ERA on the season.
The Captains would get all the offense they would need in the first inning when they plated two runs off a Jeremie Tice RBI double and then a passed ball. In the third inning Tice tallied another RBI with a groundout, and the Captains scoring was finished in the 5th on a Bo Greenwell RBI single.
The Captains only managed four hits in the contest, and we led by Greenwell who went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Tice who went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Rob Bryson pitched two innings of hitless-shutout relief with no walks and three strikeouts. In the 9th the shutout was lost went Antwonie Hubbard allowed a run in his one inning of work, his first run allowed in five games this year covering 10.2 innings.
Trey Haley will get the ball for the Captains on Thursday against Dayton. Game time is 7pm.
Clippers Beat Knights Again
Chris Gimenez came off the bench for the Clippers Wednesday afternoon at Huntington Park, and his double and two-run home run proved to be the difference in a 4-2 victory over the Charlotte Knights.
The teams exchanged runs in the third inning and Columbus added another in the fifth, when Gimenez scored on Shelly Duncan's double. Gimenez homered an inning later to put the Clippers up by three.
Josh Tomlin (2-1) made his second start of the year (in place of the injured Scott Lewis), going five innings to get the victory. Jeremy Sowers, who took Lewis' spot on the roster, threw two scoreless innings in relief for the Clippers.
Steven Wright gave up a solo homer to Charlotte's Rob Hudson in the eighth inning, but Saul Rivera closed the door in the ninth to pick up his third save of the season. The double play ball aided Columbus, as Charlotte grounded into four of them on the day.
Game three of the four game set starts Thursday night at 6:35, with Carlos Carrasco getting the ball for Columbus. The game will be carried live on SportsTime Ohio.
Aeros Blasted Again By Curve
The Altoona Curve rattled off 10 runs on 15 hits in their, 10-2, win over Akron. Altoona sent nine men to the plate in the fourth inning and pounded out six runs on six hits to put the game out of reach.
Akron briefly led the game for half an inning when they scored in the top of the first after an RBI single by Jared Goedert.
Altoona took the lead and never gave it back in the third against Akron starter Zach Putnam (2-1). Chase d