Columbus Clippers 4, Indianapolis Indians 5
Box Score · Clippers fall to 55-34
Zach Plesac was cruising along in a tune-up start for Columbus, beginning with six shutout innings before he ran into trouble in the seventh. Plesac left the game with one out in the seventh inning and the bases loaded, and reliever Jon Edwards promptly unloaded the bases, allowing all three inherited runners to score plus two more.
Offensively, Daniel Johnson continues to rake, going 3-5 with a double. Yu Cheng went 2-3 with a home run, a double and two walks and Ka’ai Tom went 1-3 with a double and a walk. Max Moroff also homered in the loss.
Akron RubberDucks 0, Bowie Baysox 3
Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 41-49
The Danny Salazar rehab experience continues to go well. The flamethrowing righthander was sitting at 93 miles per hour with his fast ball and allowed one run in 2.2 innings on two hits while striking out two and walking one.
Jared Robinson allowed another run to score in 3.1 innings of relief while Anthony Gose chipped in a scoreless inning of relief, but the Akron offense couldn’t get anything going.
Offensively, Trenton Brooks went 2-4 with a double and Ernie Clement was the lone other RubberDuck to reach base safely twice, going 1-3 with a walk.
In his Double-A debut, Nolan Jones went 0-4 with two strikeouts.
Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Down East Wood Ducks 3
Box Score · Hillcats fall to 43-46
This game appeared to be in the bag for Lynchburg, with the Hillcats sporting a 2-0 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, but in his third inning of work, Brock Hartson allowed a walk and a single. With one out, Yapson Gomez relieved Hartson and promptly surrendered a walk-off three-run home run to lose the game.
Offensively, Tyler Freeman went 1-4 with a double, Wilbis Santiago went 1-4 with a home run, Steven Kwan reached base safely twice, going 1-3 with a walk and a stolen base and Jodd Carter went 1-2 with a pair of walks and a stolen base
The bullpen ruined the best start of the season for Kirk McCarty, who tossed 6.0 shutout one-hit innings with six strikeouts and two walks.
Lake County Captains 1, Clinton LumberKings 10
Box Score · Captains fall to 51-38
The frustrating season-long inconsistencies of Luis Oviedo continued on Thursday. Oviedo allowed two runs in the first two innings, then was absolutely hammered for seven more runs while getting just one out in the third inning.
Daniel Schneemann went 3-5 for the Captains while Cody Farhat went 2-3 with a walk. Miguel Jerez and Hosea Nelson both walked twice, with Josh Rolette going 1-4 with a walk.
Eli Lingos chipped in 4.2 innings of long relief without giving up an earned run to save the rest of the bullpen.
AZL Indians Red 3, AZL Royals 1
Box Score · Red improves to 10-9
Yordys Valdes continues to be a terror on the basepaths, going 2-4 with two more stolen bases. Marlin Made also went 2-4, but hit a home run and had a double.
Will Bartlett didn’t have a hit, but walked twice.
A whopping six pitchers, including a rehabbing Yeffersson Yannuzzi, contributed 7.1 innings of scoreless relief to preserve the victory.
AZL Indians Blue 11, AZL Brewers 2
Box Score · Blue improves to 13-6
A great way to describe the Indians Blue’s offense was that Julian Escobedo went 2-4 with a walk and a stolen base to raise his season OPS to 1.193 and he wasn’t even close to the story of this game.
Wilfri Peralta went 3-4 with a walk and a stolen base, Jhonkensy Noel went 3-4 with a walk and a stolen base, Will Brennan went 3-4 with two doubles and three runs batted in. Chris Cespedes went 2-4 with a double, Jeikol Contreras went 1-3 with a double and a walk and Jose Tena also doubled.
Starting pitcher Diarlin Jimenez allowed two runs in 5.0 innings of work while striking out six and walking three. Randy Labaut added three innings of scoreless relief.
DSL Indians 1, DSL Rays 3
Box Score · Indians fall to 15-20
The DSL Indians lost their fifth straight game primarily due to a lack of offense as the team managed just three hits in the game.
Jorge Burgos was the lone player to reach base safely twice, going 1-3 with a double and a walk.
Yonaiker Garcia added three innings of scoreless relief in the defeat.