Yesterday I was bored so I made the trip over to South Bend to see the Silverhawks play. They were playing the Lake County Captains who are a brand new team in the Midwest League. They are affiliated with the Cleveland Indians, and are the second new Lake County team that I have seen this season. The first was the Fielders that are from Illinois, and the Captains are from Ohio.
Part of the allure of going to the game was to see Geovanni Soto pitch. Earlier in the week Soto was part of the trade that sent Jhonny Peralta to the Tigers. This would be the first start for the prospect in the Indians orgainization. He is pictured above so that you can see that he is not the Cubs catcher. How cool would that battery be someday? Geovanni Soto pitching to Geovany Soto. That would make some heads turn. This Soto had a good game. The first batter of the day Keon Broxton hit a double, but that would be the only hit Soto gave up. He pitched five innings allowing one run and striking out seven. That is pretty good for a guy who had the bases loaded in the first with his reliever one batter away from coming in. He settled down nicely to get the win though.
Diogenes Rosario took the loss for the Hawks. He looks great against some batters, but others hit him hard. The two home runs that I saw the Captains hit were no-doubters. The first homer by Greg Folgia hit the top of the scoreboard in left, and the second homer by Adam Abraham cleared the stadium with room to spare. Rosario lasted four innings giving up three runs. The Hawks couldn’t get the key hits when they needed them though, and lost 5-2. That drops them to 12-21 in the second half.