EASTLAKE, OH – The Lake County Captains (5-10) fell behind the Burlington Bees (8-6) early in the game and could not catch back up as they fell 5-2 on Friday night in front of 1,534 fans at Classic Park. With the loss, the Captains have dropped nine of the last ten games since starting the season 4-1.

The Bees stung first with a two-run first inning against Captains’ starter Mitch Brown. Second baseman Kody Eaves opened the frame with a walk. Left fielder Chad Hinshaw moved Eaves to third with a single. Center fielder Mark Shannon grounded out to first, scoring Eaves from third. First baseman Eric Aguilera continued the inning with a single. Aguilera was caught stealing second base in a rundown, but Hinshaw scored on the throw.

Burlington added a run in the second inning to open a 3-0 lead on the home team. Catcher Anthony Benboom tripled down the right field line to lead off. Three batters later, shortstop Erick Salcedo grounded out into a fielder’s choice, plating Benboom.

Brown ran into more trouble in the fifth inning before departing the game. Designated hitter Exicardo Cayones walked and moved to third on a one-out double by Eaves. Brown’s second wild pitch of the game scored Cayones.  A passed ball got past catcher Eric Haase, bringing home Eaves. The passed ball signaled the end of Brown’s night. Matt Whitehouse entered the game and got the final two outs of the inning.

Brown was hung with his second loss of the season as he gave up five runs (four earned) on four hits in four and one third innings. He walked four and struck out four to go along with a hit batter and two wild pitches.

On the visitor’s side of the field, Bees’ starter Michael Clevinger held the Captains at bay with four hits allowed in five innings. He fanned four Captains batters for his first win of 2014.

Alfonso Alcantara began the sixth on the mound.

The Captains finally dented the scoreboard with a run in the sixth as they took advantage of Alcantara’s erratic pitching. Shortstop Dorssys Paulino reached on a wild pitch on a strike three. Two consecutive wild pitches moved Paulino all the way to third. Haase grounded out, bringing home Paulino for the run.

Whitehouse allowed two base runners the rest of the game, one hit and one walk, as he kept the Bees scoreless through four and two third innings. He struck out six batters to close out the game.

Lake County loaded the bases in the bottom half of the ninth inning with a single and two walks following a strikeout. Alcantara was relieved by Alan Busenitz. Center fielder Clint Frazier drove in a run with a sacrifice fly to center field.

Alcantara was charged with two runs on two hits in three and one third innings.

Busenitz retired the final two batters to pick up his third save.

The Captains had six hits in the game, including two doubles. Second baseman Paul Hendrix led the Captains with two hits. The Captains left nine men on base as they went 0-6 with runners in scoring position.

The Captains and Bees will take part in the rubber game of the series on Saturday afternoon. Southpaw Luis Lugo (0-2, 12.71) will toe the rubber for Lake County against RHP Garrett Nutt (0-0, 2.45) for Burlington. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 PM.

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Triple-A Columbus: Fell to the Toledo Mud Hens 5-3

  • Jose Ramirez (2B): 2-4, 2 1B, R, SB
  • David Cooper (1B): 2-4, 2 1B, RBI (6), K
  • Jesus Aguilar (DH): 1-4, 2B, RBI (10), R, K
  • Ryan Rohlinger (3B): 1-4, HR (2), RBI (3), R, K
  • Josh Tomlin (SP): 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K
  • Mark Lowe (RP): 1 IP, 1 K

Saturday’s Matchup: Toledo Mud Hens (5-10) @ Columbus Clippers (5-8) in a doubleheader starting at 3:05 PM.

Saturday’s Pitching Matchup (Game 1): Mud Hens LHP Mike Belfiore (1-1, 7.50) vs. Clippers RHP Tyler Cloyd (1-1, 4.63)

Double-A Akron: Defeated the Bowie Baysox 7-6

  • Francisco Lindor (SS): 3-5, 3 1B, R, K, SB, CS
  • Jordan Smith (RF): 2-4, 2 1B, 2 RBI (4), K
  • Bryson Myles (LF): 2-4, 1B, 2B, RBI (5), BB, 2 R, SB
  • Giovanny Urshela (3B): 2-5, 2 1B, RBI (11), SB, 2 R
  • Enosil Tejeda (RP): 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K
  • Shawn Armstrong (RP): 1 IP, 3 H, 1 K

Saturday’s Matchup: Akron Rubberducks (8-7) @ Bowie Baysox (8-7) at 2:05 PM.

Saturday’s Pitching Matchup: Rubberducks RHP Gabriel Arias (1-1, 2.00) vs. Baysox RHP Matt Bischoff (1-1, 4.82)

High-A Carolina: Fell to the Frederick Keys 3-1 in 11 innings

  • James Roberts (3B): 2-2, 2 1B, BB (6 game hitting streak)
  • Erik Gonzalez (SS): 1-5, HR (1), RBI (8), R, 2 K (11 game hitting streak)
  • D.J. Brown (SP): 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 K
  • Benny Suarez (RP): 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K

Saturday’s Matchup: Frederick Keys (7-8) @ Carolina Mudcats (8-7) at 6:00 PM

Saturday’s Pitching Matchup: Keys RHP Parker Bridwell (0-1, 1.64) vs. Mudcats LHP Shawn Morimando (1-0, 2.81)

Low-A Lake County: Fell to the Burlington Bees 5-2

  • Paul Hendrix (2B): 2-3, 1B, 2B, R, BB, K
  • Clint Frazier (CF): 1-4, 2B, RBI (2)
  • Matt Whitehouse (RP): 4.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 K

Saturday’s Matchup: Burlington Bees (8-6) @ Lake County Captains (5-10) at 1:00 PM.

Saturday’s Pitching Matchup: Bees RHP Garrett Nuss (0-0, 2.45) vs. Captains LHP Luis Lugo (0-2, 12.71)

Indians Minor League Player of the Day: DJ Brown

 

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Triple-A Columbus: Defeated the Toledo Mud Hens 3-0

  • Jose Ramirez (2B): 2-4, 1B, HR (1), 2 RBI (7), R, CS
  • Roberto Perez (C): 2-3, 2 1B, R, BB
  • Nyjer Morgan (CF): 1-3, 1B, RBI (1), BB
  • TJ House (SP): W (1-1), 5 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 6 K
  • Bullpen (Scott Barnes, Nick Hagadone, Vinnie Pestano): 4 IP, 1 H, 6 K

Friday’s Matchup: Toledo Mud Hens (4-10) @ Columbus Clippers (5-7) at 7:15 PM

Friday’s Pitching Matchup: Mud Hens RHP Derek Hankins (1-1, 5.91) vs. Clippers RHP Josh Tomlin (0-1, 4.50)

Double-A Akron: Defeated the Bowie Baysox 3-2

  • Giovanni Urshela (3B): 2-4, 2 1B, 2 RBI (10), R
  • Bryson Myles (LF): 2-3, 2 1B, BB, CS
  • Tony Wolters (C): 1-4, 2B, RBI (3), K
  • Will Roberts (SP): W (2-1), 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Tyler Sturdevant (RP): 1 IP, 2 K
  • Kyle Crockett (RP): Sv (2), 1 IP, 1 K

Friday’s Matchup: Akron Rubberducks (7-7) @ Bowie Baysox (8-6) at 6:35 PM

Friday’s Pitching Matchup: Rubberducks RHP Kyle Davies (0-1, 1.50) vs. Baysox LHP Jake Pettit (1-1, 7.20)

High-A Carolina: Fell to the Salem Red Sox 10-2 in 10 innings

  • Anthony Gallas (RF): 2-4, 1B, HR (3), RBI (6), R
  • Todd Hankins (2B): 1-4, HR (1), RBI (7), R, BB
  • Luigi Rodriguez (LF): 1-3, 1B, BB, SB, K (season debut)
  • Cole Sulser (SP): 6 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 4 K
  • Grant Sides (RP): 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K

Thursday’s Transactions: OF Luigi Rodriguez was activated from the 7-Day DL

Friday’s Matchup: Frederick Keys (6-8) @ Carolina Mudcats (8-6) at 7:00 PM

Friday’s Pitching Matchup: Keys RHP Branden Kline (1-1, 4.20) vs. Mudcats RHP D.J. Brown (1-0, 3.38)

Low-A Lake County: Defeated the Burlington Bees 6-3

  • Cody Ferrell (LF): 3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI (3), K
  • Eric Haase (C): 2-5, 1B, HR (3), RBI (4), 2 K
  • Josh McAdams (RF): 2-4, 2 1B, R
  • Clint Frazier (CF): 1-5, 1B, RBI (1), R (season debut)
  • Adam Plutko (SP): 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R/0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
  • Wander Beras (RP): Sv (1), 1 H, 1 BB

Thursday’s Transactions: OF Clint Frazier assigned from Arizona, OF Jorge Martinez assigned to Mahoning Valley

Friday’s Matchup: Burlington Bees (7-6) @ Lake County Captains (5-9) at 6:30 PM

Friday’s Pitching Matchup: Bees RHP Michael Clevinger (0-0, 3.12) vs. Captains RHP Mitch Brown (0-1, 3.68)

Player of the Day: Cody Ferrell

EASTLAKE, Ohio – The Lake County Captains (4-9) could not generate any offense in their doubleheader Wednesday night as they were swept by the Peoria Chiefs (8-4) by a pair of 4-0 scores.

The Captains have dropped eight straight ballgames since their last win April 8.

In game one, Peoria hit Captains’ starter Dace Kime with a three spot in the third inning. Third baseman Michael Schulze opened the frame with a single and he moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. Shortstop Juan Herrera doubled home Schulze for the first run of the game. Catcher Carson Kelly walked and completed a double steal along with Herrera. Kime threw a pitch to the backstop, bringing home Herrera and right fielder Ronald Castillo singled home Kelly for a 3-0 lead.

Kime was hung with the loss as he allowed three runs on four hits in four innings. He walked two and struck out one before Alexis Paredes entered for the fifth inning.

The Captains’ defense struggled to make plays in the sixth inning, giving away a run.  Shortstop Paul Hendrix made his second error of the game, allowing Schulze to reach base. A pass ball by catcher Eric Haase moved him up 90 feet and then Haase threw the ball away to plate him.

Chiefs’ starter Nick Petree shut down the Captains with six shutout innings. He scattered four hits and two walks while striking out five. Kyle Barraclough worked out of a late seventh inning jam to keep the shutout alive.

Paredes surrendered one unearned run in three innings.

In the nightcap, the Captains’ offense was nearly non-existent as they only managed two hits.

Peoria jumped to a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning.

Right fielder Jimmy Bosco led off the inning with a triple, designated hitter Ronald Castillo singled home his fourth run of the series and, two batters later, Castillo crossed the plate on a RBI single by catcher Steve Bean.

The Chiefs added two more runs in the fifth inning to knock starter Jordan Milbrath out of the game. Bosco singled home two runs to end Milbrath’s night.

Ben Heller and Trevor Frank combined to shutout the Chiefs over the last two and two thirds innings.

“Jordan pitched well tonight, he mixed his pitches very well throughout his outing,” manager Mark Budzinski said.

Arturo Reyes was terrific in the game with eight strikeouts and two hits allowed in six innings. Chris Thomas walked the tightrope to close the game.

 “The last few games have been difficult, as they threw the ball around and kicked it around lately,” Budzinksi said. “I was very proud of them to come back in the second game and have a clean game.”

The Captains look to break the streak as they are scheduled to welcome the Burlington Bees to Classic Park Thursday. RHP Adam Plutko (0-0, 4.15) is set to toe the rubber for Lake County against RHP Clint Sharp (0-0, 3.24) for Burlington. First pitch Is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Every night throughout the 2014 minor league season, I will post this to recap the games that occur that day. I will look at some of the performances, announce a player of the day and give the next day’s pitching matchups. Follow @IndiansSystem on Twitter and Like the Indians System on Facebook for up-to-date scores and stats! 

Triple-A Columbus: Defeated the Toledo Mud Hens 3-1

  • Jose Ramirez/Jesus Aguilar/Carlos Moncrief: 1B, RBI each
  • Trevor Bauer (SP): W (1-0), 6 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 9 K
  • Austin Adams (RP): 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K

Wednesday’s Transactions: INF Justin Toole assigned to AA Akron

Thursday’s Matchup: Columbus Clippers (4-7) @ Toledo Mud Hens (4-9) at 6:30 PM

Thursday’s Pitching Matchup: Clippers LHP TJ House (0-1, 4.50) vs. Mud Hens LHP Robbie Ray (1-1, 3.00)

Double-A Akron Game 1: Defeated the Trenton Thunder 4-3

  • Tyler Naquin (CF): 2-4, 2 1B, R, K
  • Joe Wendle (2B): 1-3, 2B, RBI (2)
  • Francisco Lindor (SS): 1-3, 1B, RBI (8), BB, K
  • Giovanni Soto (RP): Sv (1), 2 IP, 1 R/0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Double-A Akron Game 2: Fell to the Trenton Thunder 1-0

  • Alex Lavisky/Tyler Naquin: 1B each
  • Joe Colon: L (0-2), 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 4 K
  • Kyle Crockett (RP): 1 IP, 1 H

Wednesday’s Transactions: INF Justin Toole assigned from AAA Columbus, SS Ronny Rodriguez placed on the temporary inactive list

Thursday’s Matchup: Akron Rubberducks (6-7) @ Bowie Baysox (8-5) at 6:35 PM

Thursday’s Pitching Matchup: Rubberducks RHP Will Roberts (1-1, 4.09) vs. Baysox LHP Tim Berry (0-0, 0.75)

High-A Carolina Game 1: Beat the Salem Red Sox 4-0

  • Erik Gonzalez (SS): 3-4, 1B, 2B, 3B, RBI (6), 2 R, K
  • Anthony Gallas (LF): 1-3, 2B, RBI (5)
  • Ryan Merritt (SP): W (2-0), 5.2 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 6 K
  • Elvis Araujo (RP): Sv (1), 1.1 IP, 3 K

High-A Carolina Game 2: Defeated the Salem Red Sox 2-1

  • Erik Gonzalez (SS): 2-3, 1B, 2B, RBI (7)
  • Josh Martin (RP): W (2-1), 2.2 IP, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Louis Head (RP): Sv (4), 1 IP, 3 K

Wednesday’s Transactions: Placed RHP Dylan Baker (right ankle fracture) and OF LeVon Washington (left oblique strain) on the 7 Day DL, RHP Grant Sides assigned from Mahoning Valley

Thursday’s Matchup: Salem Red Sox (6-7) @ Carolina Mudcats (8-5) at 7:00 PM

Thursday’s Pitching Matchup: Red Sox LHP Corey Littrell (0-1, 1.69) vs. Mudcats RHP Cole Susler (0-1, 2.53)

Low-A Lake County Game 1: Fell to the Peoria Chiefs 4-0

  • Cody Ferrell (CF): 2-4, 2 1B, CS
  • Alexis Paredes (RP): 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R/0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Low-A Lake County Game 2: Fell to the Peoria Chiefs 4-0

  • Nellie Rodriguez (DH): 1-1, 1B, 2 BB
  • Ben Heller (RP): 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Trevor Frank (RP): 1 IP, 1 H

Thursday’s Matchup: Burlington Bees (7-5) @ Lake County Captains (4-9) at 6:30 PM

Thursday’s Pitching Matchup: Bees RHP Adam Sharp (0-0, 3.24) vs. Captains RHP Adam Plutko (0-0, 4.15)

Player of the Day: Trevor Bauer

Every night throughout the 2014 minor league season, I will post this to recap the games that occur that day. I will look at some of the performances, announce a player of the day and give the next day’s pitching matchups. Follow @IndiansSystem on Twitter and Like the Indians System on Facebook for up-to-date scores and stats! 

Triple-A Columbus: Game vs. the Indianapolis Indians was postponed to July 10th at 6:05 PM (DH)

Monday’s Transactions: RHP Toru Murata assigned to Mahoning Valley, C Luke Carlin placed on 7-Day Disabled List

Tuesday’s Matchup: Columbus Clippers (3-7) @ Indianapolis Indians (9-2) has been postponed to July 12th at 6:05 PM (DH)

Double-A Akron: Fell to the Trenton Thunder 2-0

  • Tyler Holt (LF): 2-4, 2 1B
  • Duke von Schamann(RP): 5 IP, 1 BB, 1 K

Tuesday’s Matchup: Trenton Thunder (6-5) @ Akron Rubberducks (5-6) at 6:35 PM

Tuesday’s Pitching Matchup: Thunder LHP Jeremy Bleich (1-1, 9.00) vs. Rubberducks RHP Cody Anderson (1-1, 3.75)

High-A Carolina: Fell to the Potomac Nationals 6-5

  • Alex Monsalve (C): 2-5, 1B, HR (1), RBI (5), 2 R, K
  • Anthony Gallas (RF): 2B, HR (2), RBI (4), 2 R, K
  • Todd Hankins (LF): 2-5, 2 2B, R, K
  • Erik Gonzalez (SS): 2-5, 2 1B, RBI (5), SB

Tuesday’s Matchup: Salem Red Sox (6-5) @ Carolina Mudcats (6-5) at 7:00 PM

Tuesday’s Pitching Matchup: Red Sox RHP Luis Diaz (1-0, 0.00) vs. Mudcats RHP Michael Peoples (0-0, 4.91)

Low-A Lake County: Fell to the Peoria Chiefs 9-6

  • Grant Fink (3B): 1-3, HR (1), 4 RBI (9), R, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Eric Haase (C): 1-4, HR (2), RBI (3), 2 R, BB
  • Robbie Aviles (RP): 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 K
  • Ben Heller (RP): 1 scoreless IP

Tuesday’s Matchup: Peoria Chiefs (6-4) @ Lake County Captains (4-7) has been postponed to Wednesday at 5:30 PM (DH).

Player of the Day: Duke von Schamann

 

EASTLAKE, Ohio – The Peoria Chiefs (6-5) took full advantage of seven Captains errors and a few rain delays to defeat the Lake County Captains (4-7) 9-6 Monday night at Classic Park. The game featured nearly two hours of delays due to weather.

The Captains have now dropped six straight games.

Following a 92-minute delay due to rain, the Chiefs put a four-spot on Captains’ starter Luis Lugo. Centerfielder C.J. McElroy led off the game with a single. Catcher Carson Kelly coaxed a one-out walk to move McElroy to second. Rightfielder Ronald Castillodoubled home McElroy to put the first run on the board. Lugo walked another batter to load the bases. Second baseman Mason Katzcleared the bases with a three-run double to center field.

After the end of the first inning, home-plate umpire Adrian Gonzalez called for the tarp as the skies opened up. The game was delayed for 27 minutes.

Former Cleveland Indians minor leaguer Juan Herrera reached on a fielder’s choice in the second inning. Herrera stole second base and scored on a fielding error by shortstop Dorssys Paulino.

The Chiefs led 5-0 after an inning and a half.

The Captains gained a run back in the bottom half of the inning. The first two batters reached before right fielder Josh McAdams singled home a run.

Lugo only pitched two innings before coming out of the game.

Lake County loaded the bases in the third inning but could not muster a run across the plate. McAdams was called out on strikes to end the third inning and was ejected from the game.

In the fourth inning, Peoria opened up a five run lead over the Captains. McElroy led off with a single, his third of the night, and he moved to second on an error by third baseman Grant Fink. A single by Kelly moved him to third and a groundout by Castillo scored him.

Chiefs’ starter Alex Reyes, rated the No. 7 Cardinals prospect by Baseball America, allowed one run on two hits and five walks with five strikeouts in three innings. Kevin Herget entered in the fourth inning for the visitors.

The Captains loaded the bases in the fourth inning with two outs. Fink made up for his error earlier in the game with a grand slam to left field to make it a one run game at 6-5.

Aviles kept the Captains in the game with four solid innings of relief. He surrendered one run on four hits before making way for lefty Wander Beras.

The Chiefs added three more insurance runs in the eighth inning to distance themselves from the Captains. The eighth Captains error of the game and Fink’s second error allowed a run to score. A sacrifice fly and a wild pitch spelled the end for the home team. Beras gave up three runs (two earned) in two innings.

Herget allowed four runs, all unearned, on two hits in two and thirds innings of relief to pick up the win. Zach Loraineallowed one run in two and one third innings for his second save.

Ben Heller entered and threw a scoreless ninth inning with the Captains down four runs.

Catcher Eric Haase took Loraine deep in the bottom of the ninth for his second homerun of the season to cap the scoring at 9-6.

The Captains only had five hits in the game. In fact, they had more errors then hits on the night including four by Paulino.

Lake County is scheduled to continue the series with Peoria Tuesday night. RHP Dace Kime (0-2, 17.05) is seet make the start for Lake County as he is scheduled to face RHP Nick Petree (0-0, 0.00) for the Chiefs. First pitch from Classic Park is set for 6:35 p.m.