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Joe Sever stays hot with three-hit night for Akron

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for April 30, 2018.

Columbus Clippers 2, Louisville Bats 7

Box Score · Clippers fall to 10-12

On a night when Cleveland Indians bats finally came to life, it was the Columbus Clippers who went silent. They fell to the Louisville Bats, 7-2, and only Yandy Diaz, Eric Haase, and Todd Hankins were able to muster hits — all singles.

Diaz is riding a seven-game hitting streak and he has nine hits in his last ten games. Unfortunately, he has yet to homer on the season and his only extra base hits are four doubles. He’s hitting enough and drawing a lot of walks (16 so far), but the ability to elevate the ball still seems to be missing from his game.

Shawn Morimando’s awful 2018 continued, but this short 4.1 inning outing might have been his best since his debut on April 6. Last night against the Bats, he allowed three runs and walked five. Still nothing to inspire confidence for the 25-year-old pitcher.

Akron RubberDucks 7, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 5

Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 13-10

Tim Tebow went 1-for-4.

Okay, onto the rest of the recap. Joe Sever led the hot RubberDuck bats with three hits, including two doubles and a run batted in. Sever is absolutely on fire over his last 10, racking up 14 hits, including four multi-hit games.

Conversely, Bobby Bradley continued his ice cold start with an 0-for-4 night. His season slash is an abysmal .127/.123/.241, but he’s hit two home runs and he’s a 21-year-old playing in Double-A. He has plenty of time to adjust and grow before the Indians, or Indians fans, should start to worry about him.

On the mound, Cameron Mingo made his season debut allowing three earned runs over 2.1 innings. A combined effort of Dominic DeMasi, Nick Pasquale, David Speer, and Henry Martinez combined to keep the Rumble Ponies to just one run off six hits over the final 6.2 innings. Speer led the way with three strikeouts.

The Lynchburg Hillcats and Lake County Captains had scheduled days off.