Clinton LumberKings RHP Tanner Andrews did not have a good start against the Lake County Captains on Wednesday. But for one inning, he was immaculate.
In the top of the 2nd inning, Andrews struck out the side on nine pitches — a so-called “immaculate inning.” That was easily the highlight of the night for him, as he gave up a run in the 1st, four runs in the 3rd, and another run in the 5th. Clinton, however, scored five runs in the 1st and two runs in the 4th, so the LumberKings had a 7-6 lead when Andrews left after six innings.
Clinton scored once more in the 8th, and held on to win 8-6 and give Andrews a victory.
Evan Edwards hit a 3-run homer and J.D. Osborne hit a solo shot for the LumberKings. Peyton Burdick also drove in two runs for Clinton, and Christopher Torres had three hits and one RBI.
Jose Fermin and Ruben Cardenas each drove in a pair of runs for the Captains.
CR’s winning streak ends at 8
The Great Lakes Loons beat the Cedar Rapids Kernels 6-2 on Wednesday, ending CR’s winning streak at eight games.
Prior to the game at Veterans Memorial Stadium, four people were inducted into the Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame: former major-leaguers Hector Cruz (1970-72 Cedar Rapids Cardinals) and Jerry Reuss (1967 Cedar Rapids Cardinals), former Kernels manager Jake Mauer (2013-16), and Gary Keoppel, who served as a member of the club’s executive committee for 26 years. You can read more about each of their contributions to Cedar Rapids professional baseball here.
Bieber named All-Star Game MVP
Indians RHP Shane Bieber was named MVP of Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game at Cleveland’s Progressive Field. He earned the honor by striking out the side in the 5th inning, fanning Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, Arizona Diamondbacks middle infielder/centerfielder Ketel Marte, and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr.
The American League won the game 4-3.
Bieber made five starts for the Captains in 2017, posting a 3.10 ERA and 31 strikeouts while walking only one batter in 29 innings in the Midwest League.