Columbus Clippers 10, Indianapolis Indians 9 (F/12)
Box Score · Clippers improve to 56-51
Down two heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, the Columbus Clippers rallied to tie the game thanks to an RBI double from Yandy Diaz and an RBI single from Mike Papi.
Indianapolis would put a four-spot on the board in the top of the 10th inning against Tyler Olson and George Kontos, but again, Columbus rallied to tie the game thanks to an RBI groundout from Eric Stamets, an RBI single from Yandy Diaz and a two-run double by Eric Haase.
The score would remain tied 9-9 until the bottom of the 12th inning, where Brandon Barnes beat out a double play to score the walk-off run from third base.
Yandy Diaz had a huge game, going 3-6 with a double and a walk. Adam Rosales also went 3-6 with a pair of doubles and Mike Papi went 3-5 with a home run and a walk. Drew Maggi went 2-4 with a double, two walks and a stolen base and Connor Marabell went 2-5 with a double and a walk.
Pitching was not a highlight of this game, but of note, Andrew Miller came out of the bullpen for the second day in a row and tossed 0.2 perfect innings with a strikeout. Jon Edwards also closed out the game with 2.0 scoreless frames despite starting both the 11th and 12th innings with a runner on second base.
Akron RubberDucks 7, Bowie Baysox 4
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 65-43
Tyler Krieger has quietly had a tremendous bounce-back second half after a slow start to the season. Krieger carried the Akron offense on Tuesday, going 4-5 at the plate with a triple and four runs batted in. The impressive feat improved his org-leading hitting streak to 24 games and his batting average to .272 on the season. Krieger was batting just .227 when his hitting streak began.
Andrew Calica also had a nice game, going 2-5 while Logan Ice went 1-1 with a pair of walks and a sacrifice fly.
Starting pitcher Triston McKenzie was sensational. McKenzie allowed one run on five hits in 7.0 innings while striking out five and walking one, dropping his season ERA to 2.77.
Lynchburg Hillcats 8, Salem Red Sox 1
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 50-55
Lynchburg’s offense backed a strong start from Zach Plesac as the Hillcats rolled to a one-sided victory on Tuesday.
Plesac allowed just one run on six hits in 6.1 innings while striking out five and walking none.
Mitch Longo went 2-4 with two runs batted in while Trenton Brooks went 1-3 with a pair of walks. Jodd Carter and Emmanuel Tapia also both walked twice as Lynchburg took advantage of two Salem errors to score a pair of unearned runs.
Nick Pasquale closed out the game with a scoreless inning of relief.
Lake County Captains 2, Great Lakes Loons 3
Box Score · Captains fall to 46-61
Lake County didn’t get much offense, although Will Benson bashed his Midwest League-leading 16th home run of the season and Jose Medina went 1-2 with a pair of walks.
Kirk McCarty pitched well, giving up two runs in 5.0 innings on six hits while striking out nine and walking two. He left with the game tied, but Riley Echols allowed the go-ahead run to score in his three innings of relief.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 7, Williamsport Crosscutters 2
Box Score · Scrappers improve to 27-15
Tyler Freeman once again carried the load offensively for Mahoning Valley, going 2-3 with a home run, a hit by pitch and a stolen base to raise his season batting average to a New York Penn League best .372.
Henry Pujols went 2-4 with a double and two runs batted in while Mitch Reeves went 1-3 with a double, a walk and a stolen base.
Juan Mota pitched a strong game, allowing two runs on six hits in 6.2 innings while striking out six and walking none. Luis Santos followed with 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.
Box Score · Indians fall to 21-26
Alexfri Planez had a strong game, going 3-5 with two doubles and both Derian Perez and Jhonkeisy Noel reached base safely three times, but the DSL Indians went just 2-12 with runners in scoring position and couldn’t take advantage of their opportunities despite outhitting the DSL Rangers1 10-9.
None of the DSL Indians pitchers had any games worth writing about.
AZL Indians1 4, AZL Rangers 1
Box Score · Indians improve to 24-9
Marcos Gonzalez looked good in his return from the disabled list, going 2-4 with a stolen base from the top of the batting order. Connor Smith also went 2-4 with a double and two runs batted in and Cody Farhat blasted the first home run of his professional career.
The offense did more than enough as the pitching was dominant. Bahamas 19-year-old Tahnaj Thomas made his pitching debut after being signed in 2016 as an infielder and he tossed 2.0 scoreless, hitless innings while striking out three and walking two. He was added to the MLBPipeleine top 30 Indians prospects after Willi Castro was traded away.
Yeffersson Yannuzzi also pitched well, allowing one run in 4.2 innings on five hits while striking out five and walking two. Liam Jenkins and Hector Figueroa closed things out with 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.
Box Score · Indians improve to 20-14
The top four spots in the batting order all reached base safely at least two times for the AZL Indians2 in a blowout victory.
Billy Wilson went 2-3 with a walk, a HBP, two stolen bases and three runs scored. Brayan Rochio went 2-4 with two stolen bases, Raynel Delgado went 2-5 and Bo Naylor walked twice and had a sacrifice fly.
Korey Holland also went 2-4 with a walk and Gionti Turner went 2-4 with a double and a triple.
A rehabbing Evan Marshall tossed a scoreless inning to start the game and Wilmer Mejia followed by allowing just one run in 4.0 innings on three hits while striking out six and walking one.