Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Potomac Nationals 7
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 41-45
The Lynchburg Hillcats had their hands full on Tuesday, facing a rehabbing Stephen Strasburg, although they did take a 1-0 lead on him after Conner Capel hit a one-out double and was brought home by a single from Emmanual Tapia in the fourth inning.
Capel and Jodd Carter both had two hits. Trenton Brooks also doubled and walked.
Justin Garza pitched two perfect innings to begin the game with two strikeouts.
The Hillcats clung to a 4-3 lead headed into the top of the ninth inning, when usually dependable Dalbert Siri gave up a whopping four runs. Siri was all over the place, giving up a leadoff home run to tie the game, then threw two straight wild pitches with the bases loaded to allow the next two runs to score and a sacrifice fly before leaving the game.
Lynchburg was unable to rally and dropped back to four games under .500.
Box Score · Indians improve to 13-5
The bottom of the batting order carried the AZL Indians1 to another win on Tuesday night.
Indians 2018 30th round pick Connor Smith went 3-4 with a walk and three runs batted in, 18-year old international signee Jonathan Lopez went 3-6 and Bryan Lavistada went 1-3 with two walks the numbers six, seven and eight in the batting order reached base safely 10 times.
Johnathan Rodriguez went 2-6 with a double and Miguel Jerez also went 1-5 with a home run and a walk in the game.
Starter Andrew Lantrip struggled, giving up three runs (two earned) in just 0.2 innings of work.
Reliever Hector Figueroa was sensational, pitching three perfect innings while striking out three. Liam Jenkins also pitched well, allowing one unearned run to score in three innings while striking out six and walking one.
AZL Indians2 0, AZL Giants Orange 3
Box Score · Indians fall to 9-9
The AZL Indians2 didn’t have much to show for Tuesday night’s game, collecting just four hits in a shutout defeat. Brayan Rochio went 2-4 while Raynel Delgado went 1-3 with a walk as the only Indians to reach base safely twice.
Starting pitcher Carlos Vargas somehow only gave up one run despite walking five batters in 2.1 innings and surrendering two hits.
Francisco Lopez pitched a strong inning of relief, striking out all three batters he faced.
Columbus and Akron are on All-Star break, Lake County and Mahoning Valley had a day off and the DSL Indians were rained out.