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Francisco Mejia stays hot in Columbus win, Bobby Bradley bashes 15th homer in Akron loss

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for June 27, 2018.

Columbus Clippers 5, Louisville Bats 3

Box Score · Clippers improve to 38-38

Columbus fell behind early but rallied with four runs in the sixth inning and then held on for a 5-3 victory on Tuesday.

Francisco Mejia and Brandon Barnes both went 2-4, with Mejia hitting a double and Barnes knocking in two runs. After a horrific start to the season, Mejia has now raised his batting average to .265 with his scorching June.

Greg Allen and Yandy Diaz both went 1-3 with a walk.

Veteran Mitch Talbot earned the win with a quality start, giving up three runs (two earned) in 6.1 innings on five hits while striking out four and walking one.

Akron RubberDucks 4, Bowie Baysox 8

Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 43-34

Starting pitching and the bullpen failed Akron yesterday.

Jake Paulson gave up four earned runs in just 4.2 innings on six hits while striking out four and walking two.

Rob Kaminsky struggled again out of the bullpen, allowing four runs (two earned) on one hit while walking four and failing to strike out a batter in just 0.1 innings.

No members of the Akron offense had a multi-hit game, although Bobby Bradley bashed his org-leading 15th home run of the season.

Lynchburg Hillcats 8, Wilmington Blue Rock 3

Box Score · Hillcats improve to 33-40

Lynchburg was on its way to losing but then Wilmington gave away the game with four errors in the top of the ninth inning, which led to six runs.

Here’s the game log for the crazy half-inning:

Lynchburg Top of the 9th

  • Jorma Rodriguez reaches on a fielding error by pitcher Carter Hope. Jorma Rodriguez advances to 2nd, on a throwing error by pitcher Carter Hope.
  • With Anthony Miller batting, wild pitch by Carter Hope, Jorma Rodriguez to 3rd.
  • Anthony Miller walks.
  • Jodd Carter doubles (12) on a fly ball to center fielder Blake Perkins. Jorma Rodriguez scores. Anthony Miller to 3rd.
  • Alexis Pantoja singles on a line drive to left fielder Rudy Martin. Anthony Miller scores. Jodd Carter scores. Alexis Pantoja to 2nd. Fielding error by left fielder Rudy Martin.
  • Ernie Clement singles on a ground ball to shortstop Angelo Castellano. Alexis Pantoja scores. Ernie Clement to 2nd. Throwing error by shortstop Angelo Castellano.
  • Mitch Longo grounds out, second baseman Gabriel Cancel to first baseman Travis Jones. Ernie Clement to 3rd.
  • Conner Capel doubles (15) on a line drive to right fielder Khalil Lee. Ernie Clement scores.
  • Pitching Change: Justin Camp replaces Carter Hope.
  • Li-Jen Chu hit by pitch.
  • Trenton Brooks walks. Conner Capel to 3rd. Li-Jen Chu to 2nd.
  • Jorma Rodriguez grounds out, second baseman Gabriel Cancel to first baseman Travis Jones. Conner Capel scores. Li-Jen Chu to 3rd. Trenton Brooks to 2nd.
  • Anthony Miller strikes out swinging.

Mitch Longo and Li-Jen Chu both had multi-hit games for the Hillcats in the victory.

Tanner Tully pitched seven strong innings, giving up two runs on six hits while striking out four and walking one. Ben Krauth earned the save.

Lake County Captains 7, Lansing Lugnuts 8

Box Score · Captains fall to 31-45

Lake County put forth a furious rally with six runs in the final three innings, but they came up just short, falling 8-7 to Lansing on Tuesday.

Oscar Gonzalez nearly hit for the cycle, going 3-5 with a double and a triple while knocking in two runs. Jonathan Laureano hit his seventh home run for the Captains.

Both pitchers Jean Carlos Mejia and Felix Tati were knocked around for five runs and three runs respectively.

Mahoning Valley Scrappers 8, Williamsport Crosscutters 2

Box Score · Scrappers improve to 9-2

Tyler Freeman stayed scorching hot, going 3-4 with a double, two runs scored and a run batted in for Mahoning Valley.

Recently promoted 2018 third round draft pick Richard Palacios didn’t miss a beat, going 2-4 with a double. He’s batting .375 in his two games since being promoted.

Mitch Reeves also went 2-4, hitting his team-leading third home run of the season. Simeon Lucas also homered.

Juan Mota gave up two runs on five hits in 6.0 innings while striking out four and walking one. Dakody Clemmer and Erick Algarin combined for three innings of scoreless relief.

DSL Indians 0, DSL Rangers1 1

Box Score · Indians fall to 10-11

Alexfri Planez went 2-3 with a triple and a walk, but couldn’t cross home plate and neither did any of the other Indians.

Mike Garcia was brilliant, pitching 6.0 scoreless innings on just two hits while striking out three and walking one.

Luis C. Garcia gave up the game’s lone run in 2.0 innings on two hits.

AZL Indians1 9, AZL Cubs2 3

Box Score · Indians1 improve to 5-2

The AZL Indians1 scored nine runs on just seven hits thanks to walking nine times and getting hit by a pitch.

Ruben Cardenas and Miguel Jerez both went 1-3 with two walks. Cardenas hit a double and Jerez blasted a two-run home run.

Pedro Alfonseca went 2-4 with a double while Marcos Gonzalez, Eric Rodriguez and Daniel Schneemann all had a single and a walk.

Jhonneyver Gutierrez gave up one run (zero earned) in 5.0 innings on two hits while striking out three and walking two.

Liam Jenkins and Nick Sandlin both tossed scoreless innings of relief.

AZL Indians2 12, AZL Reds 3

Box Score · Indians2 fall to 2-3

The AZL Indians2 hammered the AZL Reds thanks to big contributions from an offense where everyone had at least one hit.

Henderson De Oleo went 2-4 with two doubles and a walk, Wilbis Santiago went 2-5 with a walk and three runs scored, Billy Wilson went 1-4 with a home run and a walk, Makesiondon Kelkboom went 1-3 with a double, two walks and two runs scored and Yainer Diaz went 1-4 with a double and a walk.

Wilmer Mejia gave up two runs in 5.0 innings, striking out five and walking one while allowing seven hits.

Francisco Lopez, Maiker Manzanillo and a rehabbing Josh Martin all tossed a scoreless inning of relief in the victory.