Columbus Clippers 10, Louisville Bats 6
Box Score · Clippers improve to 11-12
Giovanny Urshela is looking more and more like he’s ready to be activated after a strong 3-6 day at the plate yesterday with a double and two runs scored to help lead the Clippers to a 10-6 victory over Louisville.
Eric Haase and Brandon Barnes also had multi-hit games and Mike Papi reached base safely three times, going 1-3 with two walks.
Starting pitcher Stephen Fife tossed five scoreless innings to begin the game before giving up a run in the sixth and two more in the seventh.
The Columbus bullpen wasn’t great, but thankfully it had 10 runs of support to work with and the three runs given up by Neil Ramirez in the bottom of the ninth didn’t matter much.
Akron RubberDucks 6, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 7
Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 13-11
Tim Tebow went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple as Akron’s bullpen imploded for four runs in the ninth inning to lose a very winnable game.
Mitch Brown, who has been sensational this season, entered the game with one out in the ninth and two men on base and promptly gave up a three run bomb to Peter Alonso, giving the Rumble Ponies a 7-6 lead.
Bobby Bradley showed signs of snapping out of his horrific funk to begin the season by going 3-4 with a triple and a home run, missing the cycle by a double. He was on deck at the end of the game with the tying run on third base. Even with the big game, Bradley is still scuffling big time this year to the tune of a .157/.237/.325 slashline. Hopefully this is a sign of his bat heating up.
Joe Sever and Conner Marabell also had multi-hit efforts for the RubberDucks.
Starting pitcher Sean Brady had his best outing of the season, giving up two runs in 5.2 innings on five hits while striking out six and walking three.
Lynchburg Hillcats 0, Winston-Salem Dash 9
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 12-12
This game was better off being forgotten.
Conner Capel had the only decent game offensively for the Hillcats, going 2-4 to raise his season batting average to .333. The rest of the Lynchburg offense had no answer for top White Sox prospect Dylan Cease, who struck out 12 and walked zero in 7.0 innings.
Hillcats starter Zach Plesac was tattooed for eight runs on 10 hits in 4.2 innings while striking out six and walking one.
Lake County Captains 5, Binghamton Timber Rattlers 10
Box Score · Captains fall to 11-12
Baseball is a strange sport.
In his first start since tossing a combined no-hitter, Indians southpaw prospect Francisco Perez was hit....a lot. Perez was blasted into orbit for nine earned runs on 10 hits in just 3.0 innings of work. He struck out four and walked four.
Lake County attempted to battle back thanks to Ernie Clement, who went 4-5 with two doubles. Jorma Rodriguez and Oscar Gonzalez also had multi-hit games and Will Benson belted his fifth home run of the season, a three-run bomb in the fifth inning, but the deficit was too much to overcome.