April 23rd Minor League Daily

Every night throughout the 2015 minor league season, I will post this to recap the games that occur that day. I will look at some of the best 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 Louisville Bats 11-1

  • Adam Moore (C): 3-3, 2 1B, 2B, 2 RBI (4), BB, 2 R
  • Francisco Lindor (SS): 2-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI (6), SB, K
  • James Ramsey (DH): 2-4, 1B, HR (3), RBI (9), BB, SB, K, 2 R
  • Giovanny Urshela (3B): 2-5, 1B, HR (1), RBI (1), 2 R, K
  • Zach Walters (LF): 1-5, 3B, 2 RBI (3)
  • Shaun Marcum (SP): W (2-0), 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K
  • Ryan Webb (RP): 2 IP, 2 K

Thursday’s Transactions: 3B Giovanny Urshela activated from 7-day disabled list, INF Michael Martinez placed on temporary inactive list

Friday’s Matchup: Louisville Bats (6-7) @ Columbus Clippers (7-7) at 7:15 PM

Friday’s Pitching Matchup: Bats RHP Michael Lorenzen (2-0, 0.69) vs. Clippers RHP Toru Murata (0-0, 0.00)

Double-A Akron: Fell to the Bowie Baysox 3-2 in 10 innings

  • Erik Gonzalez (SS): 2-5, 2 1B, 2 RBI (11), 2 K, CS
  • Mike Clevinger (SP): 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 7 K
  • Grant Sides (RP): 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 K
  • Louis Head (RP): 1.1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K

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

Friday’s Pitching Matchup: Baysox RHP Dylan Bundy (0-1, 3.00) vs. RubberDucks LHP Ryan Merritt (0-1, 4.05)

High-A Lynchburg: OFF DAY

Friday’s Matchup: Lynchburg Hillcats (5-9) @ Potomac Nationals (8-6) at 7:05 PM

Friday’s Pitching Matchup: Hillcats LHP Luis Lugo (0-1, 8.64) vs. Nationals RHP Wander Suero (2-0, 4.09)

Low-A Lake County: Fell to the South Bend Cubs 10-0

  • Grant Fink (1B): 2-2, 2 1B, BB
  • Taylor Murphy (3B): 1-4, 2B, K
  • Cameron Hill (RP): 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • David Speer (RP): 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K

Friday’s Matchup: Great Lakes Loons (7-5) @ Lake County Captains (6-9) at 6:30 PM

Friday’s Pitching Matchup: Loons RHP Trevor Oaks (1-0, 0.82) vs. Captains RHP Jordan Milbrath (0-1, 7.04)

Minor League Player of the Day: Francisco Lindor

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April 16th Minor League Daily

Every night throughout the 2015 minor league season, I will post this to recap the games that occur that day. I will look at some of the best 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 1: Defeated the Toledo Mud Hens 1-0

  • Francisco Lindor (SS): 1-3, 1B, RBI (2), E
  • Toru Murata (SP): 4 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K
  • Ryan Webb (RP): W (1-0), 2 IP, 2 K
  • Shawn Armstrong (RP): Sv (3), 1 IP, 1 K

Game 2: Fell to the Toledo Mud Hens 3-2

  • Michael Martinez (2B): 1-2, 3B, RBI (2), BB
  • Tyler Holt (CF): 1-3, 1B, RBI (1), SB
  • Giovanni Soto (SP): 2 IP, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Dustin Molleken (RP): 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K

Friday’s Matchup: Columbus Clippers (4-4) @ Toledo Mud Hens (5-3) at 7:00 PM

Friday’s Pitching Matchup: Clippers LHP Nick Maronde (0-1, 3.60) vs. Mud Hens RHP Thad Weber (1-0, 5.40)

Double-A Akron: Fell to the Altoona Curve 2-1 in 11 innings

  • Todd Hankins (CF): 2-4, 2 1B, BB, 2 CS, K
  • Yandy Diaz (3B): 2-5, 2 1B
  • Jake Lowery (1B): 1-4, 3B, RBI (2) (Tied game in top of the 9th)
  • Cody Anderson (SP): 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K
  • Trey Haley (RP): 1 IP, 2 K
  • Louis Head (RP): 2 IP, 5 K

Thursday’s Transactions: INF Yonathan Mendoza assigned to Akron from Extended Spring Training

 

Friday’s Matchup: Akron RubberDucks (3-4) @ Altoona Curve (4-3) at 6:30 PM

Friday’s Pitching Matchup: RubberDucks LHP Shawn Morimando (0-0, 0.00) vs. Curve RHP Tyler Glasnow (0-0, 0.00)

High-A Lynchburg: Fell to the Potomac Nationals 5-4 in 10 innings

  • Paul Hendrix (3B): 3-5, 3 1B, 2 K
  • Luigi Rodriguez (DH): 2-5, 1B, 2B, 2 RBI (3), 2 K
  • Bradley Zimmer (RF): 1-5, HR (2), RBI (3), R, K
  • Nellie Rodriguez (1B): 1-3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, K
  • Adam Plutko (SP): 6.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K
  • Delvy Francisco (RP): 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K

Friday’s Matchup: Potomac Nationals (4-4) @ Lynchburg Hillcats (2-6) at 6:30 PM

Friday’s Pitching Matchup: Nationals RHP Blake Schwartz (0-1, 1.50) vs. Hillcats RHP Mitch Brown (0-1, 9.82)

Low-A Lake County: Fell to the West Michigan Whitecaps 5-3

  • Bobby Ison (RF): 2-4, 2 1B, CS, E
  • Taylor Murphy (DH): 1-4, HR (1), 3 RBI (3), R, K
  • Ordomar Valdez (3B): 1-2, 2B, 2 BB, E
  • Claudio Bautista (2B): 1-4, 2B, K
  • Anderson Polanco (SP): 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K, HBP
  • Cameron Hill (RP): 1 IP, 1 K

Friday’s Matchup: West Michigan Whitecaps (4-4) @ Lake County Captains (3-5) at 6:30 PM

Friday’s Pitching Matchup: Whitecaps RHP Spencer Turnbull (1-0, 5.40) vs. Captains LHP Justus Sheffield (1-0, 0.00)

Minor League Player of the Day: Paul Hendrix

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April 15th Minor League Daily

Every night throughout the 2015 minor league season, I will post this to recap the games that occur that day. I will look at some of the best 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: Off Day

Wednesday’s Transactions: RHP Shaun Marcum outrighted to Columbus from Cleveland after clearing waivers

Thursday’s Matchup: Columbus Clippers (3-3) @ Toledo Mud Hens (4-2) at 4:00 PM (DH)

Thursday’s Pitching Matchup Game 1: Clippers RHP Danny Salazar (1-0, 0.00) vs. Mud Hens LHP Kyle Ryan (0-0, 5.79)

Thursday’s Pitching Matchup Game 2: Clippers RHP Toru Murata (0-0, 0.00) vs. Mud Hens RHP Tim Melville (0-1, 9.00)

 

Double-A Akron: Defeated the Trenton Thunder 2-1

  • Jeremy Lucas (1B): 2-3, 2 1B, BB, R, K
  • Jake Lowery (C): 1-4, 1B, RBI (1), SB
  • Will Roberts (SP): W (1-0), 6 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Josh Martin (RP): Sv (1), 1.1 IP, 2 K

Thursday’s Matchup: Akron RubberDucks (3-3) @ Altoona Curve (3-3) at 6:00 PM

Thursday’s Pitching Matchup: RubberDucks RHP Cody Anderson (0-1, 1.42) vs. Curve RHP Jason Creasy (0-0, 0.00)

High-A Lynchburg Game 1: Fell to the Frederick Keys 7-0

  • Eric Haase/Paul Hendrix: 2B each

Game 2: Fell to the Frederick Keys 4-3

  • Bradley Zimmer (CF): 2-3, 2 1B, RBI (2), BB
  • Paul Hendrix (3B): 1-3, 1B, SF, RBI (2), K
  • Clint Frazier (RF): 1-3, 1B, BB, HBP, R, K
  • Michael Peoples (SP): 5 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 6 K
  • Nick Pasquale (RP): 0.1 IP, 1 K

Thursday’s Matchup: Potomac Nationals (3-4) @ Lynchburg Hillcats (2-5) at 6:30 PM

Thursday’s Pitching Matchup: Nationals RHP Brian Rauh (1-0, 0.00) vs. Hillcats RHP Adam Plutko (0-1, 1.50)

Low-A Lake County: Fell to the West Michigan Whitecaps 2-1

  • Francisco Mejia (C): 1-3, 2B
  • Greg Allen (CF): 1-3, 1B, RBI (4), BB, K
  • Dace Kime (SP): L (0-2), 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • Jordan Carter (RP): 2.2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB

Wednesday’s Transactions: INF/OF Taylor Murphy assigned from Extended Spring Training

Thursday’s Matchup: West Michigan Whitecaps (3-4) @ Lake County Captains (3-4) at 6:30 PM

Thursday’s Pitching Matchup: Whitecaps RHP Jeff Thompson (0-1, 7.71) vs. Captains LHP Anderson Polanco (0-1, 5.40)

Minor League Player of the Day: Will Roberts

 

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April 13th Minor League Daily

Every night throughout the 2015 minor league season, I will post this to recap the games that occur that day. I will look at some of the best 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: Postponed to Tuesday due to rain

Monday’s Transactions: LHP Kyle Crockett optioned to Columbus from Cleveland, RHP Jordan Cooper assigned to Columbus from Akron

Tuesday’s Matchup: Columbus Clippers (2-2) @ Louisville Bats (1-3) at 5:05 PM (DH)

Tuesday’s Pitching Matchup Game 1: Clippers LHP Bruce Chen (1-0, 0.00) vs. Bats RHP Jon Moscot

Tuesday’s Pitching Matchup Game 2: Clippers RHP Jordan Cooper vs. Bats LHP David Holmberg (0-1, 10.38)

 

Double-A Akron: Postponed to May 27th due to rain

Monday’s Transactions: RHP Jordan Cooper assigned to Columbus from Akron

Tuesday’s Matchup: Trenton Thunder (3-1) @ Akron RubberDucks (1-3) at 6:35 PM

Tuesday’s Pitching Matchup: Thunder RHP Luis Severino vs. RubberDucks LHP Ryan Merritt

High-A Lynchburg: Fell to the Frederick Keys 4-3 in 16 innings

  • Clint Frazier (CF): 3-6, 3 1B, BB, SB, SAC
  • Ivan Castillo (SS): 2-6, 2 1B, 3 RBI (4), K, SF, 2 SB
  • James Roberts (2B): 2-6, 2 1B, BB, R, SB
  • Paul Hendrix (3B): 2-6, 2 1B, HBP
  • Justin Brantley (RP): 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K
  • Benny Suarez (RP): 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB
  • Casey Weathers (RP): 2 IP, 2 BB, 1 K
  • Joe Sever (RP): 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K

Tuesday’s Matchup:  Lynchburg Hillcats (2-3) @ Frederick Keys (4-1) at 7:00 PM

Tuesday’s Pitching Matchup: Hillcats RHP Michael Peoples vs. Keys RHP Mitch Horacek (1-0, 3.60 ERA)

Low-A Lake County: Postponed to Tuesday due to rain

Tuesday’s Matchup: Bowling Green Hot Rods (1-3) @ Lake County Captains (2-2) at 5:30 PM (DH)

Tuesday’s Pitching Matchup Game 1: Hot Rods RHP Chris Pike vs. Captains RHP Jordan Milbrath

Tuesday’s Pitching Matchup Game 2: Hot Rods RHP Enderson Franco vs. Captains LHP Sean Brady

Minor League Player of the Day: Ivan Castillo

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April 12th Minor League Daily

Every night throughout the 2015 minor league season, I will post this to recap the games that occur that day. I will look at some of the best 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: Fell to the Indianapolis Indians 2-1

  • Michael Martinez, James Ramsey, Carlos Moncrief: 1B each
  • Michael Roth (SP): 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Jeff Manship (RP): 1 scoreless IP
  • Giovanni Soto (RP): 1.1 IP, 1 H

Sunday’s Transactions: RHP Bryan Price placed on 7-Day DL with a right lat strain (retro to 4/10), RHP Austin Adams recalled to Cleveland, RHP Shaun Marcum’s contract was purchased by Cleveland, C Alex Lavisky assigned to Columbus from Akron, RHP Charles Brewer activated from DL and released

Monday’s Matchup: Columbus Clippers (2-2) @ Louisville Bats (1-3) at 6:35 PM

Monday’s Pitching Matchup: Clippers RHP Jordan Cooper vs. Bats RHP Jon Moscot

Double-A Akron: Fell to the Binghamton Mets 6-2

  • Ollie Linton (CF): 1-3, 1B, RBI (1), SB, K
  • Mike Clevinger (SP): L (0-1), 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K, HB

Sunday’s Transactions: C Alex Lavisky assigned to Columbus from Akron

Monday’s Matchup: Trenton Thunder (3-1) @ Akron RubberDucks (1-3) at 6:35 PM

Monday’s Pitching Matchup: Thunder RHP Luis Severino vs. RubberDucks LHP Ryan Merritt

High-A Lynchburg: Fell to the Potomac Nationals 5-0

  • Yhoxian Medina (2B): 2-3, 2 1B, BB
  • Bradley Zimmer (RF): 1-3, 1B, BB, 2 SB
  • Paul Hendrix (3B): 1-4, 2B, 2 K
  • Delvy Francisco (RP): 2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K, HBP

Sunday’s Transactions: RHP Mason Radeke placed on 7-Day DL, RHP Casey Weathers assigned to Lynchburg

Monday’s Matchup: Lynchburg Hillcats (2-2) @ Frederick Keys (3-1) at 7:00 PM

Monday’s Pitching Matchup: Hillcats LHP Luis Lugo vs. Keys RHP Sebastian Vader

Low-A Lake County: Defeated the Bowling Green Hot Rods 2-1

  • Claudio Bautista (2B): 2-3, 2B, HR (1), 2 RBI (2), R, BB
  • Bobby Bradley (1B): 1-3, 1B, BB
  • Thomas Pannone (SP): 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 9 K
  • Cameron Hill (RP): W (1-0), 2 IP, 2 H, 2 K
  • Nick Pasquale (RP): Sv (1), 1 IP, 1 H

Monday’s Matchup: Bowling Green Hot Rods (1-3) @ Lake County Captains (2-2) at 6:30 PM

Monday’s Pitching Matchup: Hot Rods RHP Enderson Franco vs. Captains RHP Jordan Milbrath

Minor League Player of the Day: Claudio Bautista

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4/10: Captains drop 2015 opener

Lansing, Michigan-The Lake County Captains opened the 2015 Midwest League season on the short end of a 3-2 loss to the Lansing Lugnuts on Friday night at Cooley Law School Stadium. The Captains have dropped two straight season openers to Lansing.

The Captains drew first blood in the top of the first inning against Lugnuts’ starter Chase De Jong. Centerfielder Greg Allen led off with a walk and he rounded the bases on a RBI double by shortstop Yu-Cheng Chang.

Lansing tied the game up at one run apiece in the third inning.Third baseman Gunnar Heidt walked to open the frame and advanced to second on a groundout. Shortstop Richard Urena lined a two-out single to center field, scoring Heidt from second base.

The Captains ran into trouble in the fourth inning as a crucial error led to two runs for Lansing. Catcher Danny Jensen reached second base on a one-out error by left fielder Dorssys Paulino. Paulino dropped the fly ball, allowing Jensen to advance to second rather than it being the second out. Following a strikeout, Left fielder Chris Carlson singled home Jansen to give Lansing a 2-1 lead. Captains’ sarter Dace Kime threw a wild pitch moving Carlson to second base. Heidt plated Carlson with a sinhgle to right field.

Lake County knocked De Jong out of the game in the fifth inning. Allen lined a two-out double to left field. De Jong was replaced by reliever Mark Biggs. Biggs threw a wild pitch to the backstop, advancing Allen ninety feet from scoring. Cheng walked to put runners on the corners with two outs. Biggs got a popout to end the threat.

De Jong did not pick up the win as he threw 4.2 innings, short of the five inning requirement. He scattered four hits, one run and two walks while he struck out a career-high nine batters.

Kime took the loss as he gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits in five innings of work. He walked one and fanned five batters in his second Opening Day start for Lake County. Jordan Carter entered and pitched a scoreless sixth inning.

The Captains pulled within a run in the seventh inning to make it 3-2. Second baseman Claudio Bautista singled to begin the rally and moved to second base on a groundout. Allen struck again as he singled home Bautista. Allen swiped second base before the inning was ended by a strikeout.

Biggs picked up the win with one run allowed on two hits in 2.1 innings with one walk and three strikeouts.

In the eighth, Francisco Gracesqui walked two of the three Captains batters he faced but got a double play before departing. Phil Kish walked one but extinguished the threat.

Carter struck out batters in two innings of work for the Captains. Reliever Nick Pasquale threw a scoreless eighth inning in his first game action since 2013. Pasquale missed 2014 with a shoulder injury.

Kish earned the save with 1.1 scoreless innings with a walk and a strikeout.

The Captains outhit the Lugnuts 6-4 in the opener. Allen had two hits, including the RBI double. Chang, first baseman Bobby Bradley and third baseman Grant Fink each reached base twice.

The Captains and Lugnuts will take place in a scheduled doubleheader tomorrow to conclude the series. Lefty Anderson Polanco will get the game one start for Lake County and will be countered by Starlyn Suriel. Southpaw Justus Sheffield will start game two for Lake County and will be opposed by Shane Dawson. First pitch is set for 12:05 PM with game two taking place 25 minutes following the conclusion of game one.

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April 10th Minor League Daily

Every night throughout the 2015 minor league season, I will post this to recap the games that occur that day. I will look at some of the best 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 Indianapolis Indians 3-0

  • James Ramsey (CF): 2-5, 1B, HR (1), 2 RBI (3), R, K
  • Jesus Aguilar (1B): 2-5, 1B, 2B, RBI (1)
  • Francisco Lindor (SS): 1-3, 1B, 2 BB, 2 SB, R
  • Tyler Holt (DH): 0-2, 3 BB, R, K
  • Danny Salazar (SP): W (1-0), 6 IP, 4 H, 7 K
  • Bullpen (Enosil Tejeda, C.C. Lee, Shawn Armstrong): 3 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K

Friday’s Transactions: 1B/OF Jerry Sands’ contract selected by the Cleveland Indians, RHP Austin Adams optioned to Columbus

Saturday’s Matchup: Columbus Clippers (2-0) @ Indianapolis Indians (0-2) at 7:05 PM

Saturday’s Pitching Matchup: Clippers LHP Nick Maronde vs. Indians RHP Chris Volstad

Double-A Akron: Fell to the Binghamton Mets 1-0

  • Bryson Myles (LF): 1-2, 1B, HBP, CS
  • Cody Anderson (SP): L (0-1), 6.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, HBP
  • Grant Sides (RP): 1.2 IP, 1 H, 3 K
  • Louis Head (RP): 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K

Saturday’s Matchup: Binghamton Mets (1-1) @ Akron RubberDucks (1-1) at 2:05 PM

Saturday’s Pitching Matchup: Mets RHP Gabriel Ynoa vs. RubberDucks LHP Shawn Morimando

High-A Lynchburg: Postponed due to rain

Saturday’s Matchup: Lynchburg Hillcats (1-0) @ Potomac Nationals (0-1) at 2:05 PM (DH)

Saturday’s Pitching Matchup Game 1: Hillcats RHP Adam Plutko vs. Nationals RHP Brian Rauh

Saturday’s Pitching Matchup Game 2: Hillcats RHP D.J. Brown vs. Nationals RHP Blake Schwartz

Low-A Lake County: Fell to the Lansing Lugnuts 3-2

  • Greg Allen (CF): 2-4, 1B, 2B, RBI (1), BB, R, K, SB
  • Yu-Cheng Chang (SS): 1-3, 2B, RBI (1), BB, 2 K
  • Dace Kime (SP): L (0-1), 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
  • Jordan Carter (RP): 2 IP, 2 K
  • Nick Pasquale (RP): 1 IP, 1 K

Saturday’s Matchup: Lake County Captains (0-1) @ Lansing Lugnuts (1-0) at 12:05 PM (DH)

Saturday’s Pitching Matchup Game 1:  Captains LHP Anderson Polanco vs. Lugnuts RHP Starlyn Suriel

Saturday’s Pitching Matchup Game 2: Captains LHP Justus Sheffield vs. Lugnuts LHP Shane Dawson

Minor League Player of the Day: Danny Salazar

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