Columbus Clippers 0, Toledo Mud Hens 1
Box Score · Clippers fall to 42-40
Just one day after shutting out Toledo, the Columbus Clippers were shutout themselves, although it was a team effort from the Toledo pitching staff instead of one person.
The game boiled down to one mistake, a solo home run given up in the third inning by starting pitcher Chris Narveson, which would be his lone blemish on an otherwise stellar outing.
Narveson pitched six innings, giving up just the one run on four hits while walking zero and striking out two.
No Clippers had a multi-hit game, an extra base hit or even reached base more than once in the defeat.
Akron RubberDucks 6, Bowie Baysox 1
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 41-37
This was the Bobby Bradley and Joe Sever show.
Sever was perfect at the plate, going 4-4 with two doubles while Bradley was 3-4 with five runs batted in, missing the cycle by just a single.
Bradley is now batting a season high .267 at the plate while striking out at a full-season career low 23.1 percent. His ISO has also risen to .241, which is higher than it was last year when he won MVP of the Carolina League. And he’s doing all of this after just turning 21 years old in his first taste of Double-A.
Thomas Pannone pitched five solid innings, giving up just two runs to receive his fourth win of the season, striking out six and walking three.
Shortstop prospect Yu-Cheng Chang also hit a home run, his org-leading 18th of the season.
Lynchburg Hillcats 3, Frederick Keys 0
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 48-32
There is something special brewing in Lynchburg as the pitching staff continues to dazzle. Yesterday, it was Aaron Civale’s turn to shine as he hurled seven shutout innings on four hits while striking out eight and walking zero to earn his fifth win already since being promoted.
Yonathan Mendoza continues to be scorching red hot at the plate, going 3-4 to raise his season average above .300 while Daniel Salters, Jodd Carter and Ka’ai Tom all had multi-hit games in the victorious effort.
Lake County Captains 1, Bowling Green Hot Rods 2
Box Score · Captains fall to 34-47
Brady Aiken pitched well, but his offense couldn’t support him en route to another heartbreaking loss. Aiken lasted six innings, giving up just two runs on four hits while striking out three and walking five.
Lake County’s offense managed just three hits in total, with Emmanuel Tapia being the lone Captain to reach base twice, going 1-3 with a double and a walk in the loss.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 3, Auburn Doubledays 0 (F/15)
Box Score · Scrappers improve to 9-5
The Mahoning Valley pitching staff was impeccable yesterday, shutting out Auburn over 15 full innings before the offense finally got its act together. Felix Tati tossed six two-hit scoreless innings while striking out five and walking zero while Cesar Ventura followed with four shutout frames of relief.
Fifteenth round pick Kyle Nelson debuted with a scoreless inning while 2017 seventh round pick Kirk McCarty picked up his first career win with two scoreless innings of his own.
The top of the Scrappers lineup was actually spectacular, but the bottom half couldn’t buy a hit, stranding 11 total baserunners before finally coming through in the top of the 15th with RBI singles from Samad Taylor and Jesse Berardi.
Berardi went 4-7 at the dish while Oscar Gonzalez went 2-7 with a double and Ulysses Cantu stayed scorching with a 3-7 game out of the clean-up spot.
AZL Indians 6, AZL Giants 7
Box Score · Indians fall to 3-5
Quentin Holmes, the Indians first selection in the 2017 MLB draft made his professional debut in the leadoff position and looked solid, going 1-4 with a walk and a stolen base, also scoring a run.
Michael Tinsley went 2-4 with a triple and a walk, knocking in two runs while catcher Miguel Jerez went 3-4 with two doubles and a walk in the losing effort. The top of the lineup looked great, but the bottom of the lineup went a combined 0-16 to contribute to the loss.
Starting pitcher Luis Valdez was knocked around for five runs in 4.2 innings, which actually dropped his season ERA.
DSL Indians 0, DSL Cubs1 9
Box Score · Indians fall to 9-17
Catcher Christopher De Jesus allowed a Montero-esque seven stolen bases in the loss. The less said about this game, the better. Yuck.