Good pitching dominates for the Indians and their affiliates tonight.
Columbus - Ryan Merritt and relievers pitch a shutout. Merritt with a bounceback performance that puts his ERA squarely back into Merritt country.
Akron - The bullpen failed but DJ Brown was solid, albeit not out there lon enough.
Lynchburg - Pannone and McKenzie were almost unhittable. McKenzie looked a little wild at times, especially in the 5th inning when he walked a guy on 4 pitches, wild pitched him to second and wild pickoff attempt him to 3rd base before he struck out the side, ending with 8 Ks in the game. Lynchburg pitchers held the Mudcats to one unearned run on six hits in 14 innings in the doubleheader. Total pitching domination. Nice to see out of the co-aces of this team.
Lake County - Aaron Civale got on the Shane Bieber bus and rode it to a dominating performance as Lake County pitchers gave the organization its third shutout of the evening.
Akron was the only team in our minor leagues that gave up an earned run tonight...and we had some hitting, too.