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Zach Plesac again is brilliant, James Karinchak misses more bats as pitchers make their MLB cases

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for May 5, 2019

Columbus Clippers 3, Toledo Mud Hens 4

Box Score · Clippers fall to 18-12

Columbus’ late rally fell one run short.

Brandon Barnes and Bobby Bradley both went 2-4 at the plate with a run batted in each. Adam Rosales and Mike Papi also both reached base safely twice, going 1-3 with a walk each.

Veteran Evan Mitchell gave up two runs on six hits in 3.0 innings in his Clippers debut. Nick Good gave up another run on four hits in two innings while Henry Martinez gave up an unearned run.

The lone bright spot on the pitching side of the equation was recently promoted reliever James Karinchak, who struck out the side in the eighth inning. Karinchak has six strikeouts in his two innings since being promoted and has yet to give up a run in 2019. It’s only a matter of time until he’d called up to Cleveland at this point.

Akron RubberDucks 2, Reading Fightin Phils 3 (F/8)
Akron RubberDucks 4, Reading Fightin Phils 6 (F/9)

Game 1 Box Score · Game 2 Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 13-17

On the same day Cody Anderson failed to make it through one inning, Zach Plesac again dominated his double-A competition, tossing 6.0 strong innings while giving up one run on four hits while striking out six and walking four.

The Akron offense couldn’t put enough runs on the board, however. Ka’ai Tom and Tyler Krieger both went 2-3, with Tom collecting a triple and Krieger also getting hit by a pitch.

Ben Krauth had a rough outing, allowing two runs to cross home plate in the top of the eighth. Akron was only able to respond with one run.

In game two. Akron did all its damage in one inning, with Connor Marabell hitting a three-run home run. The RubberDucks only managed three hits in the contest.

Starting pitcher Matt Solter came back down to Earth, allowing four runs in 4.2 innings on five hits while striking out six and walking three. The game remained knotted at 4 until Matt Whitehouse allowed two runs to score in the top of the ninth.

Lake County 4, Kane County Cougars 0

Box Score · Captains improve to 15-12

Tyler Freeman had the lone multi-hit game for Lake County, going 2-4 with a double.

Raymond Burgos tossed 4.0 shutout innings on three hits while striking out four and walking two. Aaron Pinto, Skylar Arias and Dakody Clemmer preserved the shutout with 5.0 combined innings of relief.