Columbus Clippers 2, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 1
Box Score · Clippers improve to 50-45
Columbus got all the offense it needed in the second inning when Eric Stamets belted a two-run home run.
Stamets went 1-2 with said home run and a walk. Mike Papi went 3-4 with a double and Melky Cabrera went 2-3 with a double and a walk for the Clippers.
Stephen Fife pitched well for Columbus, allowing one run on three hits in 5.0 innings while striking out five and walking one. Three pitchers out of the bullpen struck out nine batters over the last four frames while allowing just one hit and failing to walk a batter to preserve the one-run victory.
Akron RubberDucks 7, Harrisburg Senators 5
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 56-40
A trio of Akron players had huge games on Wednesday.
Bobby Bradley paved the way by going 3-5 with a double and a home run. Mark Mathias and Tyler Krieger also went 3-5 with a double. Krieger missed the cycle by a home run, also hitting a triple.
Andrew Calica also had a strong game, going 1-2 with two walks, a hit by pitch and a stolen base.
Starting pitcher Aaron Civale had one of his worst outings of the season, allowing five runs on eight hist in 4.1 innings while striking out three and walking one, but the bullpen held firm.
Cole Sulser was downright brilliant, striking out all five batters he faced while Rob Kaminsky, Henry Martinez and Argenis Angulo combined to toss three more scoreless frames to allow Akron the opportunity to score six unanswered runs and come back for the win.
Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Wilmington Blue Rocks 5
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 44-49
Trenton Brooks had a strong game, going 2-4 with a double and two runs batted in while Ernie Clement went 2-5. Gavin Collins also went 1-3 with a walk and two runs scored for Lynchburg.
Tanner Tully got off to a rough start, allowing four runs in the first three innings, but settled down and managed to make it to the seventh frame, tossing 6.2 innings in total while striking out six and walking none.
Micah Miniard entered with the game tied and proceeded to allow the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning and Lynchburg’s offense was unable to respond.
Lake County Captains 4, Clinton LumberKings 9
Box Score · Captains fall to 41-55
Jose Vicente went 2-4 with a home run and Gabriel Mejia went 1-3 with a walk while Elvis Perez also blasted a home run for Lake County.
It was a rough day for the pitching staff as four different pitchers gave up at least two runs. The only pitcher to make it through unscathed was Indians 2018 second round draft pick Nick Sandlin, who tossed 1.1 scoreless innings of relief in the losing effort.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 7, Auburn Doubledays 6
Box Score · Scrappers improve to 19-11
It might be time for a promotion for Hosea Nelson, a 2016 ninth round draft pick by the Indians. Nelson went 3-5 with a double and a home run on Wednesday, just missing the cycle by a triple. Nelson raised his 2018 slashline to .315/.351/.506 with his performance and is hitting .367 in July with three home runs, five doubles and a wRC+ of 190.
Tyler Freeman also had a huge game, going 3-5 with a double and a stolen base.
Zach Draper earned the victory after allowing four runs (one earned) in 5.0 innings on four hits while striking out three and walking two.
AZL Indians1 1, AZL Padres1 2
Box Score · Indians fall to 17-7
The AZL Indians1 outhit the Padres1 11-6, but went a measly 1-10 with runners in scoring position and didn’t earn a walk while only tallying one run in the game.
Daniel Schneemann went 3-4 with a double while Michael Cooper went 2-4 with a solo home run, accounting for the the Indians’ only score.
Ruben Cardenas and Cody Farhat both tallied multi-hit efforts as well, going 2-3 and 2-5 with a stolen base each respectively.
Raymond Burgos pitched well, giving up two runs on five hits in 5.1 innings while striking out five and walking one to take the tough luck loss. Andrew Lantrip and Shane McCarthy added 2.2 innings of scoreless relief out of the bullpen.
Box Score · Indians improve to 15-9
An offensive eruption allowed the AZL Indians2 to mount a major late comeback, scoring five runs in the eighth inning to defeat the AZL Giants Black.
Raynel Delgado continues to be downright scorching, going 3-4 with a double, a walk and a stolen base to raise his batting average to .418, good for second in the Arizona Rookie League and the highest average by far of any player drafted out of high school this year.
Indians 27th round pick in 2018, a 17-year-old prep shortstop Gionti Turner went 3-5 with three runs batted in, three runs scored and a stolen base to raise his average to .302.
Tribe first round pick for 2018, Bo Naylor, went 2-4 with a double and a home run, his first as a professional. In six games thus far, Naylor is 7-19 with a pair of walks. Not too shabby.
Jhon Torres went 2-5 with a double and both Christopher Cespedes and Jonathan Engelmann went 1-3 with a walk.
Pitching wasn’t a strong suit in this game, but Jerson Ramirez and Francisco Lopez locked things down with three scoreless innings of relief to close out the game and give the Indians2 a chance to mount their comeback.
The DSL Indians had their game postponed due to rain.