Second-half turnarounds are commonly mentioned in baseball, and the case is no different for the Lake County Captains. Since the All-Star break, the team has posted a 5-1 record with some solid outings from the starting pitching staff. The offense has added a number of home runs as they hit eight this past week, so it seems things may be starting to come together for the 28-45 squad.
Dylan Baker, SP2 G, 2-0, 12.2 IP, 1.59 ERA, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 11:3 K:BB
An Indians’ Minor League Player of the Week award and three-straight strong outings from Baker are an indication that things are falling into place for him. Captains pitching coach Steve Karsay mentioned to me earlier this season that Baker’s working on mixing pitches and pounding the strike zone, so perhaps that has been a difference-maker.
Ryan Merrit, SP1 G, 1-0, 8 IP, 0.00 ERA, 5 H, 0 R, 4:0 K:BB
It doesn’t get much better than the outing Merritt crafted on Monday. The Captains couldn’t produce much against the Bowl...