Columbus Clippers 7, Buffalo Bisons 5
Box Score · Clippers improve to 24-25
Columbus only scored in the first and last innings of this game, with a three-spot in the first inning to get on the board and then a four-spot in the ninth to take the lead for good.
Yu Cheng had a monster game, going 3-5 with all three hits being doubles to raise his season batting average to .276. He’s adapting well to his first taste of Triple-A.
Yandy Diaz also had a multi-hit game and pinch hitter Adam Rosales hit a solo blast in the ninth inning in his lone at bat.
Of note, a rehabbing Brandon Guyer played center field all game and went 1-5.
Adam Wilk didn’t have his best stuff, giving up four runs in 6.2 innings on eight hits. Luke Eubank earned the win with 1.1 innings of scoreless relief and could be one of the next men up for the Indians bullpen.
Cam Hill earned the save with one of his first scoreless outings since returning from the disabled list, although he still managed to have two wild pitches in 0.2 innings to allow an inherited runner to score.
Akron RubberDucks 3, Altoona Curve 0
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 31-21
Akron didn’t have much offense, scoring three runs on six hits and no extra base hits, but it was more than enough for Zach Plesac, who continued his solid run of starts since being promoted.
Plesac tossed 6.0 shutout innings, giving up just three hits while striking out four and walking none. He now has a 0.00 ERA in two starts for Double-A spanning 11.2 innings.
Sicnarf Loopstok had the only multi-hit game, although Mark Mathias, Andrew Calica, Ka’ai Tom and Sam Haggerty all reached base twice with combinations of singles and walks.
Lynchburg Hillcats 0, Carolina MudCats 7
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 24-24
Carolina proved to be the superior cats Tuesday in a forgettable game for Lynchburg.
The Hillcats were shut out on just three hits while committing an error in a 7-0 blowout.
Alexis Pantoja was the lone bright spot for Lynchburg, going 2-3 with a double.
Sam Hentges had his worst start of the season, giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits in 4.1 innings while striking out four and walking three.
Lake County Captains 1, Lansing Lugnuts 10
Box Score · Captains drop to 21-31
Lake County’s struggles continue as the Captains lost their fourth straight game and their 11th out of their last 13 in a strange game that was way closer than the score indicates.
Lake County was outscored 10-1 despite collecting 10 hits to Lansing’s 11 hits.
Unfortunately, the Captains went 0-6 with runners in scoring position and grounded into two double plays. They also committed four errors to Lansing’s zero.
Todd Isaacs led the way for Lake County, going 3-4 with a solo home run to account for all of the scoring. Will Benson and Tyler Friis also had multi-hit games in the losing effort.
Nick Gallagher shockingly saw his ERA drop after giving up eight runs on 10 hits in 4.0 innings because just one was earned thanks to all the errors.