Once again, weather made for another tough week for Lake County and an ugly double-header loss capped it off. It was a particularly ugly trip through the Captains rotation with Hunter Gaddis, who we talked about last week, getting hit hard in his start, a somewhat tough start for Tanner Burns, a blowup start for Mason Hickman, and a shorter, but very good start from Xzavion Curry, who continues to turn in consistently good outings week in and week out. They managed to make it out of their series with Great Lakes tied in the standings in second place, 2.5 games back of Dayton for the top spot in the division. If the playoffs happen, it might just be the top finishers in each division, so looking at the standings either way, without halves in the season, gets more important. A series with the team that has the second least wins in the league, South Bend, now looms.

Day by Day

6/22 – L 9-1 at Great Lakes
6/23 – W 7-1 at Great Lakes
6/24 – W 7-1 at Great Lakes
6/25 – L 6-3 at Great Lakes
6/26 – Rainout at Great Lakes
6/27 – L 9-8 at Great Lakes (G1)
627 – L 14-6 at Great Lakes (G2)
6/29 – Rainout vs. South Bend

Player of the Week

C Bryan Lavastida: 9-20, 3 HR, 6 RBI

Lavastida had a pair of three hit games and a two homer game as his bat is starting to break out a little. He was having some bad luck offensively early on but his walk and strikeout rates were solid, around 11% each and had a good approach at the plate. It was only a matter of time before Lavastida’s bat started to come around. 

Who’s Hot

INF Brayan Rocchio: 6-21,  2 2B, 1 RBI, SB

Not as good as a week ago, but you’re starting to see Rocchio have more consistent results at the plate and raising his power output in the process in a few of those nights.

LHP Logan T. Allen: 6IP, 4H, BB, 9K

Six innings and nine strikeouts are career best for Allen at this point, though both of those numbers could move up. It’s a surprise he’s not up in Akron yet.

Who’s Not

RHP Mason Hickman: 4IP, 7H, 8ER, 5BB, K

This was not a typical Hickman start. His control was off and he was hit around in the zone a lot when wasn’t walking five batters. He’ll rebound but this was Hickman’s first sort of hiccup.

OF Austen Wade; 2-8, 2B, 3 BB

Wade has seen his playing time reducing and it’s hard for him to get at bats in Lake County with more prospects who needs it, but he needs to force Cleveland to make a move that involves him. However, that might be near the end of the road for him after the draft here.

Up next:

6/30 HOME vs. South Bend – 7pm

7/1 HOME double header vs. South Bend (4pm)

7/2 HOME vs. South Bend 7pm

7/3 HOME vs. South Bend 7pm

7/4 HOME vs. South Bend 6:35

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