Columbus Clippers 14, Toledo Mud Hens 8
Box Score · Clippers improve to 48-42
The Columbus Clippers put this one out of reach in a hurry, scoring 12 runs in the first five innings as multiple players had monster games in an offensive explosion (please carry over to the Indians!)
Yandy Diaz and Adam Moore had three-hit games, with Moore missing the cycle by a home run (he had the first three pieces by the fourth inning).
Ronny Rodriguez had four hits including a home run and a stolen base while Richie Shaffer remained hot with his 19th homer of the season.
Starting pitcher Shawn Morimando didn’t have his best stuff, but he didn’t need it, giving up four runs in five innings of work to earn his seventh straight win.
Akron RubberDucks 5, Erie Sea Wolves 6
Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 44-43
The RubberDucks received a huge boost with the activation of Greg Allen before yesterday’s game, who had been out for two months with a broken hamate bone in his wrist. Allen would go 0-3 with a sacrifice fly and a run scored on the day.
Yu-Cheng Chang and Joe Sever had multi-hit efforts for Akron while Mike Papi blasted off with his seventh home run of the season but the team’s comeback came up just one run short as Luis Lugo had another rough outing.
Lugo gave up six runs (five earned) in six innings on seven hits while walking two and striking out five. The southpaw has struggled as of late, raising his season ERA to an ugly 5.42, which is sixth from last in the Eastern League.
Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Wilmington Blue Rocks 5
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 53-38
Lynchburg will be happy to get out of Wilmington as they were walked off upon for the third straight game.
Ka’ai Tom, Andrew Calica and Conner Marabell all had multi-hit games for the Hillcats, with Marabell blasting a home run and Tom stealing his 17th base of the season.
Lake County Captains 6, Peoria Chiefs 1
Box Score · Captains improve to 37-53
Indians 2015 first round pick Brady Aiken didn’t have his best stuff again, but he continues to find ways to work around trouble on the basepaths. Yesterday, Aiken danced around 10 baserunners from seven hits and three walks to throw six shutout innings with two strikeouts. It was Aiken’s first scoreless outing since the second appearance of his pro career in the AZL on June 25th, 2016.
Aiken was aided by a caught stealing and two ground ball double plays on the night, and his season ERA dropped to 4.10 with the outing, although his WHIP remains high at 1.76.
Offensively, Mitch Longo blasted a three-run home run while Luke Wakamatsu, Logan Ice and Jose Medina all provided multi-hit games to help Lake County snap their two-game losing streak.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 0, Hudson Valley Renegades 8
Box Score · Scrappers fall to 13-11
Just like the Indians last night, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers offense took the day off, as the team recorded just three hits en route to being shut out. Simeon Lucas managed to go 2-3 with a double in the loss while Nolan Jones walked twice.
James Karinchek and Felix Tati both had rough outings, giving up three earned runs each in 2.2 and 2.1 innings respectively to keep this game out of reach early.
Box Score · Indians fall to 5-11
The AZL Indians jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead thanks to multi-hit games and home runs from Michael Tinsley and Ronny Dominguez as well as a strong performance from Tyler Freeman, who went 2-3 with a double, a hit by pitch and two runs batted in.
Unfortunately, the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead as long reliever Luis Valdez gave up five runs (four earned) in three innings and a total of four errors defensively helped another pair of runs score as the Indians were held scoreless for the final seven innings en route to the loss.
The DSL Indians had their game postponed due to rain.