Columbus Clippers 5, Toledo Mud Hens 3
Box Score · Clippers to 47-42
The hustle, the grit!
Daniel Robertson had himself a game yesterday for the Columbus Clippers. Robertson was perfect from the leadoff position, going 3-3 with two walks and a home run, which sparked a five-run rally that allowed the Clippers to win the game.
Robertson was joined in the multi-hit parade by Yandy Diaz and Ronny Rodriguez.
Starting pitcher Adam Plutko provided a quality start, throwing 7.1 innings, giving up three runs on four hits while walking one and striking out a season high eight.
Akron RubberDucks 4, Erie Sea Wolves 9
Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 44-42
Matt Esparza has been brilliant for Akron since being promoted on May 31st, but yesterday was a game he’d like to quickly put in the rear view mirror.
Esparza was blasted for nine runs (eight earned) in 4.2 innings while giving up 11 hits, walking two batters and striking out four.
Akron attempted to dig themselves out of the hole with two-run home runs from Bobby Bradley and Luigi Rodriguez as well as multi-hit efforts from Todd Hankins and Joe Sever, but they were buried too deep, too early in this one to recover.
Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Wilmington Blue Rocks 6
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 53-37
For the second straight game, the Lynchburg Hillcats bullpen let them down. Starting pitcher Shane Bieber wasn’t at his best, but he was solid, giving up four runs on seven hits in seven innings while walking zero (of course) and striking out six.
The Hillcats entered the ninth inning with a 5-4 lead thanks in part to multi-hit games from Sam Haggerty, Willi Castro and Martin Cervenka. Jodd Carter also reached base safely three times.
Unfortunately, the usually reliable Dominic DeMasi gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth to lose it after giving up four singles and only getting one batter out on a sacrifice bunt.
Lake County Captains 1, Peoria Chiefs 4
Box Score · Captains fall to 36-53
The Lake County offense couldn’t get out of first gear, scoring one run on a solo shot from Conner Capel, who was one of the only Captains to record a multi-hit game. Li-Jen Chu also recorded a pair of hits and a walk in the losing effort.
Starting pitcher Tanner Tully had a pretty good game, tossing a quality start by giving up three runs in 6.2 innings on on five hits while walking two and striking out four.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 4, Brooklyn Cyclones 2
Box Score · Scrappers improve to 13-10
Timly hitting and some solid bullpen work helped the Mahoning Valley Scrappers win their third straight game as they swept the Brooklyn Cyclones.
Ulysses Cantu, Ernie Clement and Jonathan Laureano all had multi-hit games in the winning effort.
Starting pitcher Grant Hockin gave up two runs in four innings on five hits while striking out two and walking none. Cezar Ventura was rock solid out of the bullpen, striking out five in 2.1 innings of work and giving up just one hit.
AZL Indians 3, AZL Padres 13
Box Score · Indians fall to 5-10
Tahnaj Thomas and Randy Marte gave up 12 runs in the first six innings to put this game completely out of reach in a hurry.
Indians second round compensatory pick Tyler Freeman went 2-4 with two doubles to remain red hot in his first taste of pro ball.
DSL Indians 8, DSL Dodgers2 3
Box Score · Indians improve to 14-21
The DSL Indians took advantage of five errors to easily pick up their 14th win.
Jonathan Lopez went 2-4 with two doubles while Henderson De Oleo launched his fourth home run in the victory.