Yesterday was not a good day for pitchers, both for Indians affiliates and their opponents.
Offense was the name of the game yesterday as nearly every top prospect had a huge day, with Clint Frazier, Bobby Bradley and Franciso Mejia going deep. Bradley Zimmer didn't launch one, but he still managed two hits on the day.
Let's get to work...
Columbus Clippers 10, Pawtucket Red Sox 6
Box Score · Clippers improve to 56-46
Offense was the name of this game as the Columbus Clippers scored in all of the first five innings.
No one managed a home run for the Clippers, but Jesus Aguilar went 3-5 while, Collin Cowgill, Yandy Diaz, Giovanny Urshela and Guillermo Quiroz all had two hits on the day. Yhoxian Medina and Diaz also collected triples for Columbus.
Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger didn't have his best stuff, giving up five runs in five innings on eight hits while only striking out one batter, but he picked up the win thanks to some Danny Salazar-esque run support.
Akron RubberDucks 5, Altoona Curve 10
Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 54-47
This game would have been much worse of a blowout if not for a big ninth inning rally from the RubberDucks. It was 10-1 heading into the ninth inning, but Akron scored four runs in the top of the frame thanks to a three run bomb by Clint Frazier, who had a monster game, going 4-5 and coming at triple short of the cycle.
Bradley Zimmer and Joe Sever both collected two hits on the day while Eric Haase joined Frazier with a home run of his own.
Starting pitcher DJ Brown had a rough night, giving up nine runs in 4.1 innings on 12 hits to pick up the loss.
Lynchburg Hillcats 12, Carolina Mudcats 10
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 64-34
Two offenses clashed in this barnburner, as Lynchburg and Carolina traded body blows in the first three innings, scoring a combined 18 runs in the first three frames.
Francisco Mejia got off a hot start in the first inning in his first game in a week, clubbing a grand slam to extend his hitting streak to 37 games. Mejia would also walk twice in the game.
Bobby Bradley and Will Allen would also hit home runs for Lynchburg, who managed to score 12 runs despite only picking up seven hits on the day.
Mark Mathias received a major scare, taking a pitch to the face and being taken off the field on an ambulance, but reports are he is doing well at the hospital after receiving stitches and will hopefully recover soon.
Anderson Polanco was teed off on, giving up six runs in just two innings, but thankfully Cameron Hill stepped in and picked up the win as the bullpen shut the door on Carolina.
Lake County Captains 8, Beloit Snappers 9
Box Score · Captains fall to 51-47
Down 7-3 in the eighth inning, the Lake County Captains mounted a furious comeback, scoring one in the eighth and four in the top of the ninth to take an 8-7 lead.
Unfortunately, their lead would not last long.
Beloit would plate two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning off Devon Stewart to pick up a walk-off win.
Martin Cervenka led the way for Lake County with a 3-4 day, and Nathan Lukes, David Armandariz and Jose Medina also picked up two-hit games. The Captains would hit six doubles overall and Armandariz also blasted a home run.
Starting pitcher Jared Robinson struggled through five innings, giving up seven earned runs on nine hits while only striking out one.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 7, Lowell Spinners 2
Box Score · Scrappers improve to 14-21
Thanks to six multi-hit games from the Scrappers, Mahoning Valley was able to coast to an easy victory last night.
Gabriel Mejia, Andrew Calica and Todd Isaacs all pushed their batting averages above .300 with big games. The Scrappers would also steal four bases on the day.
Indians 2016 third round pick Aaron Civale got back on track, tossing three scoreless innings while Tanner Tully and Henry Martinez combined to give up two runs over the final six innings to pick up the victory.
DSL Indians 3, DSL Yankees1 2
Box Score · Indians improve to 20-21
There wasn't much offense to go around for either team as both the DSL Indians and DSL Yankees1 only managed to collect four hits apiece. Christopher Cespedes hit a home run for the Indians while Jhan Rodriguez and Christopher De Jesus collected RBIs.
Luis Araujo tossed five shutout innings for the Indians to pick up the win.
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The AZL Indians had a scheduled day off.