Jeanmar Gomez made a strong pitch to rejoin the Cleveland rotation, going seven innings while allowing just three singles, no walks, striking out eight and recording eight of his nine outs on balls in play on the ground. Dan Wheeler added two Ks in his 8th straight scoreless appearance. He does not have much of a future role in Cleveland, but I am a little surprised Wheeler has not been picked up by a team in contention looking for a little extra bullpen help. Jason Donald provided the only offense that mattered with his 6th HR of the season.
Akron jumped ahead early, with a five-run first capped by a Juan Diaz grandslam (HR #11). Chun Chen went 2-5 with an RBI double (#27) raising his season line to .319/.408/.446. Thomas Neal went 3-5 to raise his line to .324/.401/.477.
Tony Wolters (#23) and Jesus Aguilar (#25) had doubles, but Carolina was not able to overcome Lynchburg. Will Roberts gave up four runs in six innings to take the loss.
The top of the Captains' lineup, Jose Ramirez (3-5), Jordan Smith (2-4, 2B, BB) and Jerrud Sabourin (2-4, 2 2B), provided the offense. Jake Lowery also had two hits, including his third HR as a Captain. Nicolas Pasquale and Enosil Tejada provided three innings of scoreless relief to seal the win.
Luis DeJesus had a no-hitter going until midway through the game, but finished with 7IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB and 6K. Jairo Kelly helped with the offense, going 2-4 with two stolen bases as the Scrappers' leadoff man.
Jorge Martinez, once again, power the Goodyear attack, going 2-4 with his 4th AZL HR of the season. Mitch Brown gave up three runs in the start, giving way to three innings of relief from the recently demoted Felix Sterling.