Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Francisco Mejia (Akron, DH) - 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI - Mejia's return from the 7-day Disabled List was a triumphant one marked by multiple extra-base hits and multiple RBI. He also got his batting average back over the .300 mark (slash line now stands at .302/.340/.500 in 22 games), which it had dropped under during a 0-for-17 (four games) mini-slump not long before he went on the DL in early May. Hopefully, Mejia can stay healthy and keep hitting like this.
Bobby Bradley (Akron, 1B) - 2-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB - Bradley continued to be feast-or-famine on Saturday as he made it five straight outings with either multiple or no hits (two multi-hit, three no-hit) with this effort highlighted by a two-run homer in the eighth inning.
Dorssys Paulino (Akron, LF) - 3-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS - Paulino had a perfect day at the plate but not so much on the basepaths.
Thomas Pannone (Akron, SP) - L (0-1), 5.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R (5 earned), 2 BB (1 intentional), 5 K, 2 HR allowed, 1 E - Pannone follows up his solid Double-A debut (3 H and 3 BB in 5.2 shutout innings) with this far less stellar effort. Obviously, it's still too soon to read anything into either outing.
Leandro Linares (Akron, RP) - 2.2 IP, 1 BB, 3 K - Linares kept the RubberDucks in the game with his near-perfect Double-A debut. Unfortunately, the offense couldn't capitalize and mount a successful comeback.
Martin Cervenka (Lynchburg, C) - 2-7, 1 RBI - While it took a 15-inning game, Cervenka has back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time since the opening week of the season.
Andrew Calica (Lynchburg, CF) - 3-6, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB - Calica extended his hitting streak to eight games and scored the inning run in the bottom of the 15th on Saturday.
Willi Castro (Lynchburg, SS) - 3-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K - Castro extended his hit streak to seven games and his multi-hit streak to four contests and also drove in the aforementioned game-winning run.
Shane Bieber (Lynchburg, SP) - ND, 6.2 IP, 10 H, 2 R (both earned), 4 K - Bieber continues his pattern of allowing too many runners on base but keeping them from scoring.
Jordan Milbrath (Lynchburg, RP) - H (1), 1,1 IP, 1 H, 1 HBP - Milbrath makes it four scoreless outings out of five this year.
Jared Robinson (Lynchburg, RP) - BS (1), 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R (earned), 2 BB (1 intentional), 1 WP - Robinson allowed his first earned run of the month and was charged with his first blown save of the season.
Justin Garcia (Lynchburg, RP) - W (2-1), 4 IP, 1 BB,7 K - Garcia's longest outing of the year was also his best as his four masterful extra innings of relief kept the game tied until the Hillcats could score the game-winning run in the 15th inning.
Alexis Pantoja (Lake County, 2B) - 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K - Pantoja's second multi-hit effort in four games was one of the few highlights of a rough evening for the Captains.
Li-Jen Chu (Lake County, C) - 2-4, 1 2B, 2 K - Chu continues to be a bright spot in a weak Lake County lineup, batting .299/.404/.423 with 15 RBI in 38 games.
Conner Capel (Lake County,, CF) - 2-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 K - Capel doubled twice and scored both times in his second multi-hit game in the past four days.
Aaron Civale (Lake County, SP) - L (2-3), 6.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R (all earned), 1 BB, 3 K - Civale's uneven season continues as he has allowed two or more earned runs in five of his last six outings.
Michael Letkewicz (Lake County, RP) - 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K - Letkewicz rebounded nicely from allowing two earned runs on four hits in one inning in his last outing with this solid eighth frame on Saturday night.