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Danny Salazar has another poor rehab outing in disastrous Clippers blowout loss

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for July 7, 2017.

Columbus Clippers 1, Indianapolis Indians 21

Box Score · Clippers fall to 44-41

Thankfully this only counts as one loss, but it sure didn’t help the run differential.

In what was expected to be a battle of elite pitchers with a rehabbing Danny Salazar squaring off opposite top Pirates pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow, the game turned into the ultimate blowout.

Salazar pitched poorly, giving up three hits, all of them solo home runs in 3.1 innings while walking two and striking out four in 3.1 innings, which hit his 60 pitch limit.

His piggyback partner Adam Plutko promptly came in and gave up seven runs in 3.2 innings on 11 hits while walking four and striking out two.

And if you thought that was bad, poor back-up catcher Jeremy Lucas was called upon in the ninth inning to save the bullpen and promptly gave up seven runs in 0.2 innings. All in all, Clippers pitchers gave up seven home runs en route to the 21-1 blowout loss.

Akron RubberDucks 4, Harrisburg Senators 1 (F/10)

Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 43-38

Things were very quiet in this game until extra innings thanks to some decent pitching performances from both sides.

Luis Lugo tossed 5.2 innings, giving up just one run while striking out four and walking three.

The game was tied 1-1 heading into the 10th inning when Luigi Rodriguez blasted off for a three-run homer to give Akron a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Wilmington Blue Rocks 6

Box Score · Hillcats fall to 50-34

Second verse, same as the first.

Lynchburg lost to Wilmington 6-2 on Tuesday and they decided to keep the status quo yesterday, losing the exact same way.

Shao-Ching Chiang pitched into the seventh inning but was knocked around for five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four.

Both of Lynchburg’s runs were scored via solo shots from Sicnarf Loopstok and Connor Marabell.

Lake County Captains 1, Fort Wayne TinCaps 2

Box Score · Captains improve to 35-48

Lake County outhit Fort Wayne 7-6 and committed zero errors to Fort Wayne’s three, but they still found themselves on the losing end of a frustrating game.

Conner Capel, Luke Wakamatsu and Li-Jen Chu all had multi-hit games in the loss as the team went 1-6 with runners in scoring position.

Tanner Tully had a solid start wasted as he pitched five innings, giving up one run on four hits while striking out seven and walking one.

Mahoning Valley Scrappers 0, West Virginia Black Bears 5

Box Score · Scrappers fall to 10-7

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers had a rough day yesterday, managing just three hits as they were shutout by West Virginia.

Nolan Jones had the best day offensively, going 1-3 with a triple and a walk, but he also committed two costly errors.

Scrappers ace Francisco Perez had a rough day, giving up three runs in the first inning but he managed to pitch into the sixth before being pulled as he gave up all five runs (four earned) on six hits while striking out four.

DSL Indians 1, DSL Rays2 5 (F/10)

Box Score · Indians fall to 11-18

This game was tied 1-1 heading into extra innings, but the DSL Indians promptly gave up four runs in the top of the 10th to lose it. All runs for the DSL Rays2 were unearned thanks to six errors from the Indians.

Ignatio Feliz had a great start ruined as he pitched 5.2 shutout frames, giving up just one hit while walking three and striking out five.

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The AZL Indians had a scheduled off day.