Columbus Clippers 9, Norwalk Tides 2
Box Score · Clippers improve to 28-21
Bobby Bradley did what Bobby Bradley does best on Tuesday, he mashed the ball. Bradley went 3-5 with a pair of home runs including a grand slam, totally six runs batted in. Bradley now sports a .964 OPS on the season and has bashed 14 home runs.
Teammate Eric Haase tried to keep pace with Bradley by blasting his 13th home run of the season.
Daniel Johnson, Brandon Barnes, Ryan Flaherty and Tim Federowicz all had two hits with a double. Johnson already has three doubles and is batting over .300 since being promoted to Triple A late last week.
With Zach Plesac called up to start for Cleveland, Columbus utilized a bullpen game. James Hoyt, Neil Ramirez, Nick Goody and recently promoted Argenis Angulo all pitched two scoreless innings apiece, with only Brooks Pounders getting knocked for two runs in his one inning of work.
Akron RubberDucks 6, Bowie Baysox 2
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 25-25
Conor Marabell paced the Akron offense on Tuesday, going 2-4 with a home run, a double and a walk.
Wilson Garcia stayed hot with a home run while Alexis Pantoja went 2-4 and Logan Ice chipped in a triple. Ka’ai Tom and Nellie Rodriguez both reached base safely twice, going 1-3 with a walk.
Starting pitcher Aaron Civale was sharp, allowing two runs on just three hits in 6.2 innings while striking out three and walking two. Rob Kaminsky added 1.1 scoreless innings of relief while Nick Sandlin continued his run of dominance with a scoreless ninth inning and two strikeouts.
Lake County Captains 10, South Bend Cubs 3
Box Score · Captains improve to 31-20
Tyler Freeman had himself a day. The top Tribe middle infield prospect went 2-3 at the plate with a pair of hit by pitches, knocked in two runs and scored four more. In the process, he raised his batting average to a team-leading .330, good for second best in the Midwest League.
Will Benson also had a monster game, going 1-2 with his 13th home run of the season and three walks. Freeman has a .925 OPS on the season while Benson sports a .956 OPS.
Mitch Reeves was the beneficiary of Benson and Freeman getting on base so much, going 2-5 with a double and three runs batted in.
Starting pitcher Alex Royalty was solid, allowing two runs on five hits in 5.1 innings while striking out five and walking two.
Reliever Kellen Rholl was sharp with 2.2 scoreless frames out of the bullpen