Look, if you are going to have Bobby Bradley up at the plate with the bases loaded, he is probably going to hit it out of the park. It's just kind of things, you see? For the second time this season, that exact scenario played out and Bobby Bradley helped the Lynchburg Hillcats jumped out to a quick lead in their game against the Salem Red Sox.
Only two Cleveland Indians affiliates played yesterday, and one of them had Ross Detwiler starting, so it was not a very eventful day down on the farm.
Columbus Clippers 1, Indianapolis Indians 7
Box Score · Clippers fall to 32-25
For the second time this year, the Columbus Clippers faced top Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow, and for the second time this year, Glasnow took them five innings and held them to a single run. It was not just Glasnow, however, as the Indianapolis Indians used four total pitchers on Monday, all of which kept the Clippers off home plate.
Columbus had their fair share of hits with seven, but they were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and they stranded 10 total runners on base. Three of those hits came from catcher Adam Moore, who now has a three-game hit streak going and is batting .424 in his last 10 games. Another of the hits came off the bat of Jesus Aguilar and over the left-center wall. That was Aguilar's 10th of the season, which ties him for the third-highest total in the International League.
Bryson Myles has struggled to adjust to Triple-A pitching since his debut, and he is currently slashing .204/.291/.306 in his 16 games with the Clippers.
Ross Detwiler has had a couple good outings acting as a starter, but the lifetime relief pitcher had his worst start of the season on Monday when he allowed six earned runs on 10 hits. His one strikeout was tied for a season low in Triple-A, and his three walks tied for a season high.
Lynchburg Hillcats 13, Salem Red Sox 5
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 37-20
Unlimited... POWER. Bobby Bradley continues to be the biggest power threat in the Indians organization, and he showed off his raw strength with a first-inning grand slam to immediately give the Lynchburg Hillcats a chance at winning as part of an eight-run frame.
On top of the four runs he batted in with the grand slam, he also plated two more runs in the seventh with a double that scored David Armendariz and Claudio Bautista. His strikeout issues appear to be rearing their ugly head again, as he whiffed three times on Monday. In his last 10 games, he has struck out 17 times and walked just twice.
Although he was 0-for-4 with four strikeouts on the day, Yu-Cheng Chang was named the Carolina League Player of the Week yesterday after a stellar week of baseball for the Hillcats.
Starting pitcher Luis Lugo lasted just 1.2 innings yesterday, after a second-inning collapse. He cruised perfectly fine through the first frame with a 1-2-3 inning, but he walked five of the first seven batters he faced in the second before he was pulled for Matt Whitehouse.
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The Akron RubberDucks, Lake County Captains, and DSL Indians all had scheduled off days.