Columbus Clippers 10, Charlotte Knights 4
Box Score · Clippers improve to 36-37
Adam Rosales had a tremendous game, going 3-3 with two walks, a home run and three runs scored to pace an offensive explosion for Columbus.
Francisco Mejia stayed hot, going 2-5 with a double, Eric Haase went 2-4 with a home run, Brandon Barnes went 2-4 with a home run, Eric Stamets went 2-4 with a triple and a walk and Mike Papi went 1-3 with a home run as the Clippers scored six runs in the final two innings to pull away.
Shao Ching Chiang gave up three runs in the second inning but still managed to toss a quality start, lasting six innings and still just giving up those three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five.
Cam Hill tossed 1.1 scoreless innings to lock down the save.
Akron RubberDucks 2, Hartford Yard Goats 12
Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 42-32
One word for this game: Ouch!
Top Indians pitching prospect Triston McKenzie was rolling along until the third inning when he gave up four singles in a row, five in total to cough up four runs. His final line for the game was 4.2 innings, 8 hits, 4 earned runs, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.
Connor Marabell and Mark Mathias both went 2-4, one with a triple and one with a double to pace Akron offensively, but the game was put completely out of reach by an extremely poor showing from the bullpen, which gave up eight runs in the final three innings.
Rob Kaminsky failed to get an out in his appearance, walking three batters and giving up a hit to allow three runs to cross the plate. Mitch Brown also walked three batters and gave up two runs in a setback relief appearance as Akron was blown out of the water.
Lynchburg Hillcats 7, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 31-38
Zach Plesac gave up two runs in the first inning but that would be it as Lynchburg scored seven unanswered runs to pull away to an easy victory.
Li-Jen Chu went 2-2 with a walk and a returning Jorma Rodriguez went 2-3 with a triple to pace Lynchburg offensively.
Plesac lasted just 3.1 innings, but Micah Miniard relieved him with 3.2 shutout frames to earn the victory.
Lake County Captains 10, Bowling Green Hot Rods 7
Box Score · Captains improve to 30-43
Juan Hillman had his best start of the season, taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning and giving up just one run in 5.1 frames on two hits with two walks while striking out four to earn the win.
Hillman was backed up by some serious offense as Lake County scored eight runs in the top of the third inning.
It was a balanced attack with every player on the Captains collecting at least one hit. Oscar Gonzalez was actually the only one with a multi-hit game, going 2-4 with a rare walk.
Tyler Friis went 1-3 with a triple and a walk and Nolan Jones went 1-5 with his ninth home run of the season. Will Benson also went 1-4 with a double and a walk in the victory.
The bullpen made things interesting as Nick Gallagher gave up six runs in 2.2 innings of work, but Riley Echols pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the save.
DSL Indians 2, DSL Red Sox2 6
Box Score · Indians improve to 10-9
The DSL Indians jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but the bullpen couldn’t hold it. Jhonkeisy Noel went 2-4 as the lone Indian to have a decent game offensively.
Starting pitcher Brauny Munoz pitched well and left with the lead, giving up 1 run (0 earned) in 4.0 innings on three hits while striking out five and walking none.
All three bullpen arms gave up at least one run, however and the DSL Indians failed to score again in the loss. the DSL Indians defense also committed four errors.
AZL Indians1 7, AZL Cubs2 5
Box Score · Indians1 improve to 3-2
Five different members of the AZL Indians had multi-hit games as the short season Tribe clubs continue to put on ridiculous offensive performances.
Miguel Jerez went 2-4 with two doubles, Jhan Rodriguez went 2-2 with a walk, hit by pitch and two stolen bases, Marcos Gonzalez went 2-5 with a triple, Bryan Lavistada went 2-5 and Pedro Alfonseca also went 2-5 with a stolen base.
Starting pitcher Yeffersson Yannuzzi was impressive, striking out eight batters in 5.0 innings on just two hits while walking one. Kellen Rholl tossed a scoreless inning of relief, as did Tim Herrin, who locked down the save.
AZL Indians2 4, AZL Reds 5
Box Score · Indians2 fall to 2-3
The AZL Indians2 outhit the AZL Reds 9-8, but they committed a whopping five errors en route to two unearned runs that decided the game.
Jhon Torres was the lone member of the Indians to have a multi-hit game as the offense was spread around pretty well. Torres went 2-4 with a double. Christopher Cespedes also went 1-2 with a walk and stolen base.
Maiker Manzanillo and 2018 10th round draft pick Robert Broom both pitched a scoreless inning of relief to keep their season ERAs spotless in the defeat.
Also of note, top Indians prospect George Valerea seems fine after a teammate collision in the outfield the other day. He has played the two following games, going 1-4 in this one with a double. He’s 6-16 thus far this season with a double, home run and two walks. He’s also earned at least one hit in each of the five games he’s played.