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Triston McKenzie strikes out 13 batters, Francisco Mejia has second straight multi-homer game

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Cleveland Indians minor league recap for June 9, 2017.

Columbus Clippers 0, Louisville Bats 3

Box Score · Clippers fall to 28-31

The Columbus offense was no match for Cody Reed, who pitched eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball against them. Yandy Diaz, Mike Papi and Todd Hankins were the only Clippers to rack up singles.

Adam Plutko pitched well, but there wasn’t much he could do when his offense puts up zeroes. Plutko went 6.1 innings, giving up two runs on five hits while striking out three and walking three to take a tough luck loss on a quality start.

Akron RubberDucks 8, Portland Sea Dogs 14

Box Score · Hillcats fall to 26-29

I don’t know what’s gotten into top prospect Francisco Mejia lately, but I really like it. For the second consecutive game, Mejia blasted off with two home runs as every Akron position player reached base safely at least once. Mejia was joined in the multi-hit parade by Bobby Bradley Yu-Cheng Chang, who both went 2-4 with a walk each.

Akron took an 8-5 lead with a five-run eighth inning, then promptly blew it in the bottom of the frame when top relieving prospect Leandro Linares suddenly became very human. Linares gave up eight runs on seven hits and one walk in just 0.2 innings and by the time the eighth inning was over, the RubberDucks were trailing 14-8, which would be the final score.

Starting pitcher Nick Pasquale was ineffective, giving up four runs in four innings on six hits and four walks while striking out four.

Lynchburg Hillcats 7, Frederick Keys 1

Box Score · Hillcats improve to 33-25

Triston McKenzie is incredible.

The 19-year old phenom gave up a leadoff home run to begin yesterday’s game, then proceeded to allow just one more hit and one walk over the next seven innings while striking out 13 batters, which wasn’t even a season high for him since he struck out 14 batters last month.

Offensively, Ka’ai Tom, Martin Cervenka and Anthony Miller all had multi-hit efforts for the Hillcats, with Tom also contributing a solo home run.

Position player-turned reliever Paul Hendrix struck out five in the final two innings without giving up a run as he continues to work out the kinks.

Lake County Captains 3, Fort Wayne TinCaps 7

Box Score · Captains improve to 20-36

A six-run fourth inning doomed Micah Miniard and the Lake County Captains yesterday. Miniard was cruising along through the first three frames, but then gave up three doubles, two singles a walk and a hit by pitch in a disastrous fourth, which accounted for all of his runs allowed in five innings total and five of Fort Wayne’s seven total hits.

The Lake County offense wasn’t anything special, racking up just six hits with zero players picking up a multi-hit game. Gavin Collins did manage to go deep with his third home run of the season in the loss.

DSL Indians 9, DSL Pirates 11

Box Score · DSL Indians fall to 1-4

If you only give up any runs in one inning, you’d expect to win that game, right? That wasn’t the case yesterday for the DSL Indians, as they gave up a whopping 11 runs in a nightmare sixth inning, which ruined a great start from Yefferson Yanuzzi, who gave up zero runs in the first five innings on one hit while striking out six.

Here’s a gamelog of the disastrous sixth inning:

Jean Montero had a great game, going 2-4 with a walk and two stolen bases while Wilbis Santiago and Jeikol Contreras also had multi-hit efforts in the loss.

DSL Indians/Brewers 5, DSL Cubs1 6

Box Score · DSL Indians/Brewers fall to 1-4

The Indians players in this game were actually pretty decent.

Christopher Cespedes went 3-4 at the plate with a double, a triple and two runs batted in while starting pitcher Daritzon Feliz gave up two runs in four innings while striking out three.

Unfortunately, no Brewers prospects had multi-hit games and a Brewers reliever gave up three runs to keep the game out of reach.