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Around the Farm: June 4, 2017: Haggerty Knocks in Five in Twin Bill

The Hillcats played a doubleheader on Sunday and Sam Haggerty was swinging it well in both games racking up five hits and five RBI's. Meanwhile in Akron, Bobby Bradley and Thomas Pannone were impressive, but not enough to secure the win for the RubberDucks. The IBI's Jake Dungan recaps all of Sunday's minor league action.

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.

Scoreboard

R H E R H E
Columbus Reading 4 8 1
Syracuse Akron 3 6 2
PPD - Rain BOX
Game 1 R H E Game 2 R H E
Lynchburg 5 `8 1 Lynchburg 3 12 1
Salem 3 3 0 Salem 2 6 0
BOX BOX
R H E
South Bend 5 10 1
Lake County 3 7 1
BOX

Highlights

Sam Haggerty (Lynchburg, 2B): *Game 1* 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K; *Game 2* 3-5, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K. Haggerty was the star of both ends of Lynchburg's doubleheader on Sunday recording multiple hits and driving in multiple runs while hitting for the cycle in the nine combined at-bats, plus an extra single. Hopefully this can get him back on a hot streak at the plate as the 23-year-old's numbers have fallen off significantly since April. His performance on Sunday did boost his average back up to .274 from .258, however.

Bobby Bradley (Akron, 1B): 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS. Bradley may not be hitting the ball as often so far this season, but when he gets a hold of one, odds are it's going a long way. Such was the case on Sunday as the 21-year-old mashed a 447-foot moonshot to right field for his eighth homer of the season. It was also his first homer since May 20th and just his second since May 1st. The Mississippi native is batting .268 since the start of May, however, after hitting just .176 in April.

Thomas Pannone (Akron, SP): 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, ND. Five starts into his RubberDucks career and Pannone is pitching just as well as he did in Lynchburg. His scoreless streak is over, but he still has a 1.80 ERA in 30 innings while posting an 0.97 WHIP and fanning 23. On Sunday, the left-hander pitched his longest game since coming to Akron going 6.2 innings of shutout ball while allowing only four hits and striking out five. Unfortunately, the bullpen was unable to preserve the lead as the 'Ducks would lose 4-3.

The Rest

  • Sicnarf Loopstok (Lynchburg, 1B-C): *Game 1* 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B; *Game 2* 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI. 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB. With his home run in Game 2, Loopstok has now tied his single-season career high of five bombs, previously accomplished in 2014 and 2015. Over his last 10 games, the 24-year-old is batting .414 with a homer and three RBI's.
  • Jose Vicente (Lake County, 1B): 1-3, 2 RBI, 1 K. For the first time since joining the Captains on May 4th, Vicente recorded multiple RBI's in a game with two on Sunday after driving in four in his previous 14. In his first 15 games in affiliated ball overall, the 21-year-old is batting .227 with a homer and six RBI's.
  • Connor Marabell (Lynchburg, RF): *Game 1* 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI; *Game 2* 1-4. With a hit in both games of Sunday's twin bill, Marabell extended his hit streak to 11 games as he has now had a knock in 11 of his 12 games since returning to Lynchburg and 16 of his last 17 games overall going back to his time with the Clippers.
  • Juan Hillman (Lake County, SP): 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, ND. Hillman followed up his best outing of the season last time out with another solid start on Sunday pitching a season-high six innings while allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits. Walks are still a bit of a of an issue for the left-hander as he issued three free passes against South Bend while striking out only two.
  • Jordan Milbrath (Lynchburg, RP): 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K. Milbrath has settled back in nicely since allowing a run on a hit, a walk and two hit batters on May 21st against Potomac pitching three straight scoreless appearances while allowing just four hits and a walk in six combined innings. The right-hander did hit a batter on Sunday, though, giving him five on the year.
  • Yu-Cheng Chang (Akron, SS): 2-4, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 SB. Chang is starting string some hits together of late as he has recorded a hit in five of his last six games and multiple hits in three of those contests. In that six-game span, the 21-year-old is batting .364 with three doubles, a triple and six RBI's.
  • Yonathan Mendoza (Lynchburg, 3B): *Game 1* 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB; *Game 2* 3-4, 2 R. Mendoza's hot streak continued on Sunday as his three-hit performance in Game 2 now has him batting .393 over his last 10 games while marking his fifth game of the season with three or more hits.
  • Argenis Angulo (Lynchburg, RP): *Game 1* 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 K, SV (8). Angulo continues to be an effective closer for the Hillcats as yet another shutout inning in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader earning his eighth save while continuing to lower his ERA to 1.48.
  • Gavin Collins (Lake County, 3B): 2-4, 1 R, 1 K. While Collins has not been able to string a ton of hits together early on for the Captains, he does have three multi-hit games in his first 14 for the Captains. He also scored one of Lake County's three runs in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Cubs.
  • Brock Hartson (Lynchburg, SP): *Game 1* 5.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 2 HR, ND. Hartson has been an underrated member of the Hillcats' starting rotation going 2-2 with a 3.46 ERA in six starts as he allowed three runs on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts. He has also made four appearances out of the bullpen acting as the team's swing man.
  • Leandro Linares (Akron, RP): 0.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, L (0-1). While Linares may still have his 0.00 ERA in tact with Akron, Sunday was one of his toughest outings of the year giving up three unearned runs on two hits and two walks without recording an out as he was handed his second loss of the year.
  • Joe Sever (Akron, LF): 2-3. Sever has been locked in of late recording hits in his last six games, including three straight two-hit efforts. In that span, the California native is batting .450 with a homer, a double a triple and four RBI's while raising his average to .266.
  • Conner Capel (Lake County, LF): 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K. It looks like Capel is finally figuring things out at the Single-A level as he is batting an even .400 over his last 10 games with four homers and nine RBI's. On the year, the 20-year-old is now batting .222 with nine homers and 23 RBI's as his power has come through of late hitting eight of those long balls since the beginning of May.
  • Daniel Salters (Lynchburg, C): *Game 1* 2-3, 1 R. The hits are still few and far between for Salters, but he came through in Game 1 on Sunday with a pair of hits and a run scored. Defensively, the 24-year-old has now thrown out 13 would-be base-stealers giving him a career-best caught-stealing rate of 36%.

Jake Dungan is the Managing Editor for IBI and a podcast host on the Smoke Signals Network. Email him at jdungan@indiansbaseballinsider.com or follow him on Twitter @JakeDBaseball.


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