Columbus Clippers 3, Gwinnett Stripers 7
Box Score · Clippers fall to 23-24
It isn’t a big surprise that the Clippers had a huge letdown just one day after Shane Bieber tossed a no-hitter, but this was a pretty ugly performance all-around.
No one on the Clippers offense had a multi-hit game, although Francisco Mejia showed signs of life (batting 7th in the order now, yeesh), going 1-2 with a pair of walks.
Adam Rosales (who?) hit a solo home run for Columbus as well.
On the pitching side of the equation, Mitch Talbot gave up four runs in 5.0 innings and Cam Hill’s struggles continue since being activated from the disabled list as he gave up two runs in 0.2 innings to raise his ERA to 8.31.
Akron RubberDucks 4, Richmond Flying Squirrels 7
Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 29-20
Akron put four runs on the board in the middle innings, but that would be the end of their scoring and the bullpen and defense was unable to keep Richmond off the board.
Daniel Salters led the way for the RubberDucks, going 2-4 with a double and two runs batted in, but that was about it offensively as Akron managed just five hits on the day.
Sean Brady gave up four runs (three earned) in 5.1 innings and Kieren Lovegrove gave up a pair of unearned runs late to allow Richmond to take over.
Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Buise Creek Astros 1
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 24-22
Change-up king Eli Morgan was promoted to High-A Lynchburg last week and his debut went okay, giving up three runs in five innings, but he showed what he was capable of Saturday in his second start for the Hillcats.
Morgan tossed 7.0 innings, giving up one run on five hits while striking out seven and walking none. The lone run came on a solo home run.
Morgan left the game with a 1-1 tie, but Lynchburg put another run on the board to take the lead in the top of the eighth to give him his first win.
Emmanuel Tapia had a strong game, going 3-4 with a solo home run while Conner Capel went 2-4 with the go-ahead home run in the eighth.
Lake County Captains 1, Great Lakes Loons 7
Box Score · Captains drop to 21-28
Lake County’s struggles continue as the offense couldn’t put any runs on the board until the bottom of the ninth inning, scoring just once and failing to get even close to overcoming the seven-run deficit.
Jose Medina was the lone Captain to have a multi-hit game, going 2-4 with the one run batted in.
Gregori Vasquez pitched into and out of trouble all game, giving up four runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings while striking out four and walking none. Great Lakes tacked on three more runs on reliever Tommy DeJuneas in the top of the ninth to twist the knife.